Julie Burchill

Advent calendars are becoming offensively showy

What have you done to deserve your month of treats?

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Each year in the charity shop where I volunteer, the Christmas cards arrive in August; by September, they must be on the shelves. We’re a small shop and space is precious; shoes and bags which would make us a healthy profit are swept aside for half-hearted etchings of mardy robins.

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