It’s now time for the annual countdown that many base their year around. For many decorations are being put up around the house, presents are being purchased and wrapped, Father Christmas is being used as a very good parenting behaviour management tool, and cupboards are being stocked with tasty foods; festive spirits are feeling the world.

Well, some parts of it anyway. There is a huge population of the world who aren’t celebrating for one reason or another and it leaves me wondering what made Christmas such a commercial calendar event?

Why do we have advent calendars and count down to a Christmas dinner or mythological character visiting our homes leaving probably underserved luxury gifts?

It fascinates me every year!


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