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I’m no Scrooge where Christmas is concerned but why do we have to make such a fuss of it? Why can’t we duck the deluge of commercial rubbish that overwhelms the occasion, simply raise a glass to celebrate our saviour’s birthday, blow out a few candles, then go flighting as the light fades?

Don’t get me wrong, come the big day I enjoy opening a present or two as much as the next man. But there’s a limit. It’s too easy to overdose on wrapping paper and ribbons. All I want for Christmas is something useful and it

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