Monday, November 05, 2007

LABOUR THINK TANK WANT CHRISTMAS CANCELLED


It seems that a Labour think tank don't do Christmas, or at least they don't want to do it in the future. (Wonder if their last name is Scrooge!) Representatives from the Institute for Public Policy Research believe that the festive season discriminates against minorities and want to send Santa and his helpers packing! They also don't want to see any Xmas lights in our towns and cities or children carol singing on street corners. In fact if this bunch of killjoys had their way, Christmas would be banned altogether! Bah Humbug!

I do agree that Christmas has become too commercialised over the years. I personally don't want to see Christmas decorations and gifts for sale months before the time. However I wouldn't want to see Christmas banned altogether. Christmas is a time for family celebration (even if the outlaws (sorry inlaws!) are a problem sometimes!) and also encourages a sense of community spirit and bringing people together. Christmas is also an important religious festival which many people forget, a chance to rejoice and celebrate Christ's birthday. Don't cancel Christmas just yet!

5 comments:

Janey Loree said...

Oh, I hope they don't get their way! Christmas time is a special time!! I have so many precious memories of Christmas and look forward to creating more!!!

I read this as I take a break from designing Christmas Party Invitations, place cards, gift cards and Christmas Cards for a local business...

Sheila said...

This "think tank" is engaging in some pretty stinky thinking. Aren't there more pressing issues to discuss?

Naomi said...

I agree Christmas is a very special religious and family time Janey and a time to make precious memories. Sounds like you are busy with your Christmas design work!

One would think so Sheila. It all seems very petty to me.

Jackie said...

Will impact badly on the tourist trade. We always came to London at Christmas to enjoy the lights and everything put on then including the Santas.

Naomi said...

I agree Jackie. A lot of people in this country take Xmas shopping and Turkey and Tinsel breaks. An end to Christmas would mean a big drop in revenue for the tourist industry.