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BE PART OF THE CHRISTMAS REVOLUTION!

I had an extraordinary response to my \”Christmas Bloody Christmas\” post from my local network – Network Cornwall – with most people agreeing that the problem with Christmas isn\’t Christmas. 
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The problem with Christmas is starting it in August so there\’s a four month build up. No festival could possibly stand so much hype. Spending a third of the year on it is not only crazy, it makes the whole thing a boring nag.
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I totally understand that businesses need to start thinking and planning for it well in advance as so much of their profit rides on a good Christmas. That\’s fine. What I don\’t want to do is any of MY organising that far in advance. And I won\’t be nagged.
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My only Christmas planning is simple: I set up a Christmas savings account every January and put money in by banker\’s order every month so I don\’t have to pay through the nose to finance it on credit cards. I can\’t tell you how much easier that makes the whole thing. But that\’s it. I will not buy presents or cards or food until the end of November.
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Nor do I want to see or hear any of the following until the 1st December:
• Tinsel or Christmas decorations in shops
• Christmas trees anywhere, decorated or not
• Christmas menus anywhere
• Adverts for Christmas presents
• Father Christmas/Santa Claus in any form
• The Snowman theme tune
• Christmas lights in towns or gardens
• Countdowns in shopping days that are higher than 25
• Christmas carols
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This is the Christmas Revolution: simply ignore anywhere that does premature festivity: don\’t buy their stuff and don\’t use them. Refuse to be bullied into jollity before December and tell them why.
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We don\’t have to take this nonsense. Together we can put Christmas back where it belongs – in December.

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