Just a brief rant, I have books to read and Rachel Riley and Pasha to worry about on Strictly so I can’t stop. BUT, can I just say to M & S and Boots with your three for two Christmas offers and Argos with your Christmassy aliens that look a bit like little sperms and Aldi with your Christmas themed emails etc etc……

I will do Christmas when I am good and ready. If I were a betting woman, I would say that would probably be around December time – if only to fall in with hundreds of years of tradition. I am not afraid that things will run out. I see no reason to stuff my freezer at this stage. If the apocalypse happens between now and December and there are no sprouts in the shops, we will eat chips or cute little sausages on sticks. We will live. 

We all have a vague idea about Christmas presents but I see no reason to panic buy. The world is full of enough electrical gadgets to choke a pig so I doubt that we will run out. I love Christmas. I am a Christian. For me, Christmas celebrates that extraordinary time when God’s amazing rescue plan began to form into a living human and I am very glad about that. But you are ruining it! I am sick of how pushy and steam-rollery you are about it. The decorations are up in the shops. By the beginning of December, we will either be completely sick of them or not even noticing them.

When the time is right I will be singing carols, watching “Nativity!” ( Things are really COOL in Nazareth – sing along) and  looking uncertainly into a box of tangled Christmas lights with the best of them. BUT NOT YET. STOP BULLYING ME. Thank you. 

By the way.  Tom Hanks. Captain Philips. Fantastic. Very tense. Left teeth marks in the seat in front but still fantastic. 

Now I need to go and nurse my dog through his annual firework induced nervous breakdown. Goodbye.



  1. November 3, 2013 / 5:03 pm

    No argument whatsoever, bah ……….. for next 6 weeks at least. Bout time somebody told them that the Capitalist system's not going to fall 'round our [or for that matter, their] ankles if we don't spend, spend [and to complete the saying] SPEND until two weeks into December or so. Christmas is about being human and giving not about piling profit upon profit, about taking what you can get and trying to shame people into doing what their conscience tells them not to do. Rant over for the next 10 minutes or so. Is it any wonder I don't watch live TV anymore? Now I've finished. Thanks for this chance.

    • November 5, 2013 / 3:35 pm

      You need to calm down! Hope you are well 🙂

  2. November 5, 2013 / 9:04 am

    I work in retail so become oblivious to all the early Christmas adverts etc because I see it all so early anyway. But I can totally see where you are coming from.

    Christmas for me is all about family, faith, love and happiness. It may sound sad to some but to me is perfect.

    X x

    • November 5, 2013 / 3:35 pm

      Wow. Can't imagine starting even earlier. Respect to you!

  3. November 12, 2013 / 7:03 pm

    It's funny, but most if my life, I have managed to just not notice things I'm not ready for so I do tend to never get annoyed by the early Capitalism, I just don't notice it until I'm ready. That said, as a primary music teacher, I start preparing sings, strips, plays and schedules at the Oct Hal term!! Is never teach KS2 10 songs in 20mins a week otherwise!! X

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