Category Archives: Christmas

It is harder to fight against pleasure than against anger.

“. . . There’s a battle outside and it’s ragin’, it’ll soon shake your windows and rattle your walls, For the Times they are a’Changin . . . ” . . . wrote Blind Boy Grunt sometime in Autumn sixtie … Continue reading

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John Lewis Christmas Ad 2014

Normally I’m a sucker for the in-your-face sentimentalism of these ads but this year’s offering just isn’t doing it for me…. that said, I think I want a penguin…

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“The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live”

The car was finally packed and early in the afternoon the four ones left the black hole and headed for the wilds of God’s county. *** The road toward the holiday home for dogs was more like a rollercoaster  . … Continue reading

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‘Twas the night before Christmas

A merry Christmas to us all my dears and, in the words of Tiny Tim, God bless us every one.

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The perfect Christmas tree

I think it might be a chick thing, but every December I torment J Mac with my search for THE PERFECT TREE. I mean, it has to be the right colour; not too green, with a touch of silver, it … Continue reading

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Dublin at Christmas

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Happy feet

Since it’s December and we’re getting in the holiday spirit…

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Bah Humbug

We’re more incensed than usual to hear that top executives at Ireland’s Central Remedial Clinic (CRC) went one step further than taking candy from a baby and used charitable donations, destined for disabled children, to double their already significant salaries … Continue reading

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John Lewis Christmas ad

Not as good as last year’s but still made me shed a tear… Enjoy!

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Holiday continuum

Is it just me or are the gaps between holidays getting shorter and shorter? The pumpkins hadn’t begun to rot in November when the Christmas lights went up and now we haven’t even had a chance to make our new … Continue reading

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