Tag: Christmas

2 questions I really hate hearing

English: Fireworks over Reykjavik on New Year'...

There are 2 questions I really hate hearing and they kinda come together every year:

  • What would you like for Christmas?
  • What are you doing on New Year’s Eve?

Seasonally the former arrives in our house from around mid-November onwards. And the answer is almost always: “I don’t know!” What use is that as an answer to a civilised question, after all, all I’m trying to do is find a gift that someone might like.  Continue reading

Why does Christmas start so early these days?

Do you love Christmas? Are you one of those people who get their presents bought in October, the cards written in November and the 10 foot tree up and decorated by the first week of December?

Or are you like me and many others I know who just wish the whole thing would start when it used to: that is around the 18th of December at the earliest. Now it just comes earlier and earlier every year, I even had a Christmas card arrive by post this year in November a full month before the big day itself. Continue reading

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