Loud laughter and music filled the sky. The smell of six course meals touched every neighbour’s nose. Children inside stared hungrily at the gifts waiting under the tree. The grown-ups sipped wine and said things that could only be said under the influence of alcohol. Even Santa Claus felt drunk and decided to visit the others – those without a chimney, those without a roof. The children outside cherished a warm fire made by the adults. A merry night it was.