Daniel goes into the final week of his countdown contemplating the possibility of new Christmas memories to be created in the future, and he looks back at the Z-bed he woke up on for ten consecutive Christmases from ’89 to ’98. With PhilthD.
Daniel recalls the ‘Lost Christmases’ of 2008 to 2013 which might’ve taken him closer to the true meaning of Christmas than any of the great Christmases of his life, and he revisits the eighties Christmases when he regularly attended Midnight Mass.
Daniel returns to the hospital that helped him in Christmas 2010, and recalls the arrival of the Subbuteo Club Edition at Mayflower in Christmas ‘78, the greatest game he ever played, and how it put it him at odds with his dad.
Daniel is joined by childhood friend Micky Boyd to discuss how he has continued to re-engage with Christmas throughout the years and how his own losses altered Christmas for him. He also recalls the magic of Christmases spent working as a Saturday boy in Woolworths in the late eighties.
Daniel reachs the halfway stage of his search for Christmas more certain of how he might reconnect with it and recalls the Christmas of 1980 and the present that would further damage the fragile relationship between him and his dad
Daniel returns to the hotel he lived in back in 2010, to a day that carries special significance for him. He also recalls how a work disciplinary in Christmas 2009 indirectly led to him resolving bathing issues that were affecting him at the time.