HELLO everyone and welcome to the Journal Gang page.

Have you got your stockings ready to hang up on Christmas Eve?

Don’t forget to leave out a mince pie and drink for Santa and a carrot for his reindeer.

I am so excited that there are only five more sleeps until Christmas morning!

Here’s a picture of Gang winners Megan and Beth Bament with one of the colourful puppets they met when they went to see The Nightingale at Salisbury Arts Centre.

Thank you for the picture girls, I hope you had a great time and enjoyed the show.

This week we’ll be finding out how children in Downton have been showing the true Christmas spirit by helping others, and you could win some great activity books.

All that’s left is for me to wish you all a very Merry Christmas.

Ho ho ho!