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“God made the first Christmas, and man has ever since been busy spoiling it. Year by year the propaganda of the shops grows increasingly active; and their suggestions for the keeping of that high feast … appear annually more elaborate and incongruous than ever before.” Agnes Jekyll, 1922.   (1922! Imagine what she’d think of [...]

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The other day, a friend of mine, who wishes to remain anonymous for reasons that may become more apparent later, told me he had spent part of his weekend wrapping Christmas presents. I pulled a WTF face – wrapping Christmas presents? in September?! He explained that whenever they have to go to the faff of [...]

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