I'd also like to wish everyone a merry xmas & a great new year , I always volunteer to work xmas day , I'ts a lovely feeling up at the hospital , I remember a couple of years ago , got into work & was told we had a kidney transplant later in the day , went to the ward to collect the lady , well she couldnt believe she got the call on xmas morning , what a feeling , she was shaking with excitment , what a xmas present , I was so pleased for that lady , will never forget it , unbelievable we did another on the following Easter Day ,
Anyway all Rum Rationer's have a great time , above all look after your selves , love you's all , !!!!!! :roll:
I can see where your coming from "Heart-of Oak" , but we are fighting a losing battle here , I'ts more than 1/12 , some shops start in october for christ sake , Capitilism I'm afraid , I don't even go into town now , send the 3 grown up kids a cheque each , that about does it for me , then carry on working as normal , 8O
Just to be really picky, Advent actually takes up less than 1/12th of the year as it is the period 1st - 25th December and not to the 31st.
Also, I do agree that it is celebrated too early in certain places commercially. But when the it is a holy celebration which the church starts to prepare for on the 1st Dec, I think now is an ideal time.