Posted: 11/12/2015 at 08:46
Verdun. Without Christmas, a proper Christmas not just an excuse to go crazy in the shops, we'd have nothing to do in the dark winter nights.
Do you not realise how many babies this could generate?? Seriously guys we need excuses to be
too full of food
too busy hiding presents
too upset and angry that you -brought-me-an-ironing-board-when-I-loudly-hinted-at-that-expensive-jewellery
too aww just let me watch this movie its my favourite
too drunk in a I might puke way
to have any even inclination to take off our sixteen thermal vests and cuddle under a blanket.
Yes for some there is a huge religious reason behind Christmas and let them enjoy it because in a few months they have to explain to children all about Zombie Jesus (it was a very traumatic Sunday School the year I first learnt about Zombies I'll tell you).
For the rest of us it is an excuse to stop worrying about what we eat, about projects at work, rest, enjoy just sitting on the sofa "because we can", fill our worlds with colour, and despite the fact that we moan the rest of the year hope desperately for snow just so that we can get out there and be silly. Oh, and not forgetting that once Christmas is over the spring bulb catalogues appear!