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Old 16th Dec 2021, 10:58
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Originally Posted by ATNotts View Post
I'm slightly surprised that UK retailers haven't tried to get us into the mindset of St Nicholas on 6th December, Father Christmas on 25th December and then The Three Kings on Epiphany and instil in the minds of the gullible that they need to exchange gifts on each occasion!! Chinese tat manufacturers would love it too!
But UK retailers have been pushing their Christmas tat for a good many weeks already and have attempted to bully customers over (alleged?) shortages of some products - please don't let them extend the 'greed festival' season.
It's too long already!
One or the other is more than enough - I agree with your suggestion of presents on the day of the Kings and then scrap the events of 25 December! If there must be a midwinter celebration, why not do it on the Winter Solstice?
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