Is it that time of year again already? The children are getting steadily more excited as their advent calendars count the days down, and optimistic wish-lists of presents are offered almost daily. The shops are gaily decorated with tinsel and fake plastic trees and familiar, time-worn songs are piped into our ears everywhere we go. Men dressed in bright red suits exhort our children to sit on their laps, something we’d normally not encourage, and the restaurants are crammed with office parties, with all their drunken, festive excesses. Yes, Christmas is here again!
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