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All I want for Christmas ... is to boycott the whole secular thing

To halt the tacky cultural appropriation of our religion, it’s time Christians waged war on these premature festivities

Tim Stanley

Last week, I walked into a coffee shop, heard the sound of It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas, and walked straight out again.

This is what we all need to do. I, Tim Stanley – a right-wing Christian and member of the National Trust – am calling for a war on Christmas. We need to boycott it to save it.

My objection to consumer Christmas is two-fold. Number one, it is tacky and unpleasant, and it really does start earlier each year, as if the shops were trying to gaslight us into believing it’s Christmas every day. The first Christmas ad I heard on the radio was on November 3. It was for a British Gas boiler. Now the lights are up in London’s Regent Street and the staff in Hamleys toy store are dressed like elves. I can’t possibly object to the shops tapping into the festive spirit, of course not – but for two whole months?..

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