The true Santa can give us all a lift
Glum is a word you don't hear much now, and it seems especially churlish to bring it up at this time of the year.
I understand people are feeling a little battered. The sparkle and decorations give a nice glow to the city, but the streets are a tough place to be if you don't have a fireside, or a friend, to give you the lift that should come with the season.
I was reading in your paper how four people have died sleeping rough recently, and it made me feel low.