Thursday, November 29, 2007

[christmas] what's in and what's out this year

In this year

The birth of Jesus of Nazareth, giving to the poor, wassailing, carolling, mulled wine, reflections on life, Christmas trees, prezzies under the tree, service in church.

Out forever

This winterval stupidity, crass commercialism, piped carols everywhere you move, credit debt, greedy eyes, depression, atheistic and humanistic spoilsports.

We don't have the December 25th orgy of commercialism here. It's celebrated on January 7th and is close to its original roots. Nice lunch with immediate family, nothing dire, not too long.


Ellee said...

I can't believe how un-Christmassy it in the UK, certainly where I live. I have not heard piped music yet, it used to be played everywhere from mid-November.

James, you have just reminded me, I must get my Christmas shopping list together.

Wolfie said...

None of that commercial rubbish in the Wolfie homestead. We don’t give each other gifts, I prepare a monstrous gourmet extravaganza of traditional English cooking [circa 1870] then go to Mass. We take it all deadly seriously.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

We don't have the "orgy" either. Xmas lights are only now appearing and people don't go mad with presents. They do go mad with feasting, however!

Swearing Mother said...

I don't really like it when Christmas lights appear in November, it just seems a bit too early. Having said that, most supermarkets around here have been stocking Christmas cards and goodies since September.

I suppose it's sensible to get ahead, but then what would I panic about?

John Trenchard said...

ellee -> not heard piped music here either. maybe it's a P.C. thing.