Christmas Crackered!

The Grinch Christmas Shopping BagThe Grinch Shopping BagChristmas is nearly here, so with that can I wish you all a Merry Christmas, Joyeux Noel, Fröhliche Weihnachten, Feliz Navidad, Buone Feste Natalizie, Mele Kalikimaka…and every other greeting of the world!

If I listed all of the greetings it would run into hundreds, so much is the power of Crimbo!

This is the Christmas Crackered website which hopefully will give you plenty of ideas for a rather different Christmas present to give this year!

The idea is to list lots of things you may never have thought of from the quirky to the surreal, you won’t find any socks on here unless they’re the Grinch’s or are made of Sprouts!

The thing with Christmas is that many people just go around buying stuff that has had no thought put into it. Decorations are the standard tinsel and baubles. Gifts are shirts, socks and hankies…and then there’s the usual smelly aftershaves and perfumes that could corrode stainless steel.

The Christmas wrapping paper is ‘normal‘, fine if it’s good old traditional Victorian fare, but blue paper with ‘Merry Christmas’ scribbled across it is just not on!

I shall do my best to get to the bottom of this sort of malarkey and encourage you to do the same. I love Christmas in all it’s bright, garish, overdone and dizzying glory, so browse around and find that present that is just a little bit different and a break from the norm.

Christmas Movie Memorabilia, Huge Santa Clause and Reindeer Decorations, Staggeringly Festive Jumpers, Christmas Trees that sing, Sleigh Bells on doors, 6 foot neon ‘Merry Xmas’ signs on the side of your house…this is what Christmas is all about!

It should be known that Christmas decorations, cards and trees should be as loud as possible. C’mon…Christmas comes but once a year!…Let’s get to it!

Christmas…The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!