If you are reading this blog on Christmas Day I would say shame on you & get a life but a) I am writing it and b) from the news it seems as if many of us are doing everything but spending quality time with our loved ones and even if we do there are dire consequences.
The Guardian says that more than 5 million people are expected to log onto the internet to search for shopping bargains.
The Times says that 3 out of every 4 UK Blackberry users admit that they will be checking their emails before opening their Christmas presents.
The Guardian predicts that couples are expected to succumb to the double whammy of the credit crush and the usual pressures of Christmas according to the Local Goovernment Association.
You're not even safe if you are at home in the bosom of your family from the hazards of candles, Christmas trees & decorations and so on so the DfCS has produced
Tis the Season to be Careful - an advisory booklet on how to avoid the dangers of the festive season at home.
Here at least is an example of someone with the right Christmas spirit approach to the credit crunch from the marvellous Post Secret
Maybe we should stick to celebrating the Winter Solstice !
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