‘Tis the season to be jolly. Ho ho ho and all that jazz.

That is if you’re a Christian or an atheist celebrating Christmas for the great presents!

I don’t know of any Jewish Crees out there but if there are, Happy Hanukkah!

I’m writing this editorial with a bit of a heavy heart. It seems that although many of us will be having a jolly time over the holidays, at least one person is wondering how he might cook Christmas dinner.

Our Editor-in-Chief, Will Nicholls, woke up on the morning of December 16 to a depressing sight. His kitchen ceiling had fallen through and made a mess of his place.

It might not have been so bad if it had caved in under the weight of Santa Claus, arriving at a smiling Nicholls’ household with gifts in hand, happily gobbling up the cookies left for him.

Alas this was not the case and he now has a serious problem on his hands.

It seems that the build up of water in the apartment floor above had accumulated to the point where it could not bear the weight any longer.

A big boom followed by a caved-in ceiling, broken dishes and damaged cupboards was the sight he woke up to at 8:30 that morning.

A call was put into the landlord, but almost five hours later he had not heard a peep out of him.

Not a creature was stirring it seems, not even the landlord.

There may be a happy ending in sight, however. Because he is renting the place, he feels confident the repairs will be done, hopefully in a timely manner and possibly even by Christmas.

For those of you who’ve experienced something similar you know how disheartening it is for something like this to happen, especially so close to the holidays.

One good thing though, his son Eric had already gone to school and no one was hurt. Although he doesn’t look forward to explaining it to the boy when he gets home.

Despite this untimely headache, we here at the Nation want everyone in Eeyou Istchee to have a wonderful time during the next two weeks and to be good to each other.

Spreading joy and frolic can be a reward within itself. Doing a good deed for others is as rewarding as the best Christmas present you can get.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all!

Oh and keep your heads up, you never know what might fall in on you.