Do we have to be reminded so early of this imminent Apocalypse of enormous expense and undiluted indulgence in an extravaganza of hypocritical mayhem and mind boggling display of destructive civilised behaviour ? Turning the local Nightclub scene into a Police assault course.
The whole thing is a contemporary miscarriage of an event that used to be a traditional and beautiful mid-Winter festivity.
When we are enjoying Christmas in our drunken stupor, cast a thought to all those Bankers and Financial poker players enjoying their Christmas dinner at the local Hilton paying $1,000 per head and thinking of all the millions of people like us they have ripped off in the past year to afford it.
Still, look on the bright side, dear old Granny will love those bars of useless perfumed shower soap you bought her just as much as you will love those cheap table mats somebody bought you.