In that oxymoron – “Christmas Hell” which is Marks and Spencer food hall, I notice a hand dip into my basket and remove a pack of mince-pies. “Well?” the culprit challenged. “There aren’t any left on the shelves.” It occurs to me at this point that “Mary’s Boy Child” has been on a continuous loop in the background. Now don’t get me wrong. I’m sure Harry Belafonte is a lovely man and is probably on the verge of a UK comeback tour but enough already.“But it’s Christmas” the vacuous sales assistant beams. Her name badge proclaims her as PAGAN (Happy to Help) which seems oddly appropriate.“No, Pagan it isn’t Christmas: it’s Advent.” The smile doesn’t flicker but the eyes show real fear. A result!(From Doorman-Priest's blog "Christmas Present")
D-P, I like it! Happy Advent! - S.M.
So the young pagan girl got scared?Advent for her probably sounded like a dooms day word. Which it is, in a sense.Sing of our losing influence, society no longer have our vocabulary.LPC
Wall Street isn't going to cancel Christmas. They can't afford to.The commercialisation of Christmas is the best thing that happened to Christmas in a "politically correct" society. Ironic too. Without Christmas, all the Hannukah/Kwanzaa/Whatever Else shopping combined won't save the "holiday" season that is the bread and butter of retailing.
PEAbsolutely!Over here they get all their profits in one year on during the month of December.Retail business is floating on the Christmas idea, take it away and they go down the tubes.LPC
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