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  1. Samson (Delilah's too busy to post) 15/11/2013 / 3:56 pm

    It's a real shame isn't it because it 'thins it out' so to speak. When I was a child Christmas was a special time. The build up started in early December and culminated in 2 or 3 special days. Now it is almost 25% of the year and it feels somewhat diluted as a result. Being an adult also has an obvious impact but I do think it would be so much better for everyone if it reverted to the old ways. I'm not a huge fan of 'the good ol days' as they generally weren't that great, but Christmas is one a few exceptions.

    Keep it in December and then go at it 100%. It'll be much more enjoyable that way.

  2. Greed is Evil 15/11/2013 / 2:57 pm

    It's November 15th. There's already a Santa's Grotto in our local shopping mall. There should be no sign of Xmas before Advent. Advent starts on the fourth Sunday before December 25. That should be well nigh early enough for the greediest of the commercialists. I sincerely hope the Santa's Grotto fails as a business. It look quite uninviting anyway.

  3. Alien 3 03/09/2013 / 10:53 pm

    Oi ! I agree and am sick of having Christmas stuff appearing in September. It's pathetic the way people fall for it. There needs to be a national law against advertising anything Christmas related before November. One day it probably will begin in August. Sad.

  4. Oi 03/09/2013 / 9:41 am

    Let's resurrect this great gripe as to my complete bewilderment running through Freeview channels this morning (searching in vain for something to entertain through the ever increasing shopping channels), I alight upon bid tv who in their wisdom are running a campaign "let's get ready for Christmas". It's the 3rd SEPTEMBER!!! Sooner or later someone is going to break the barrier and start going on about this commercial cash cow time of year in August. What is the matter with these people? The media have a lot to answer for.

  5. rednose 07/12/2012 / 12:09 pm

    Yes, xmas is now a commercial matter and the true meaning has been pretty much lost.

  6. Who voted for this damn govern 15/12/2010 / 9:48 am

    20% VAT – reminds me when the Tories hit us with the heavy duty Poll Tax and it stayed with us forever.

    We seem to be giving more and more to the Government and what do they do for us?

  7. Who voted for this damn govern 15/12/2010 / 9:45 am

    I am absolutely broke too! I cannot afford Christmas and I will be in serious debt when the Sales start.
    I will be avoiding Sales in January because we will be hit by a massive 20% VAT on practically everything!

  8. xxxx 15/12/2010 / 9:24 am

    Reflecting on this article again, YES Christmas is too COMMERCIAL!!l Bl**dy VAT is going up 20% in January 2011 !!!! Is this legal! Tories live in the middle ages – TAX, TAX, TAX and give to the RICH.
    It makes me so angry that we work just to pay bills, taxes, bills, taxes and if anything is leftover, well I feel guilty to buy myself the smallest treat! Meanwhile, the filthy RICH demand more from us.

    Bl**dy Xmas ! It has made me totally broke!!!

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