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Christmas Every Week: Commercial Christmas!

Arnold Kellett’s poem emphasises the sad truth that Christmas has become a festival of commercialism.

To obtain a copy of Arnold's book Kellett's Christmas please click on http://www.amazon.co.uk/Kellets-Christmas-Arnold-Kellett/dp/1858521157/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1231273574&sr=1-4

Hurry, hurry! Get the sales in quick this year:
Easter eggs in January shops
Announce that summer's drawing near:
Far too early? Oh, come off it!
Early birds catch juicy profit.

Cut-throat competition clamours,
Sets the pace and calls the tune,
Scorns the seasons, bludgeons custom,
Selling Christmas cards in June;
And Santa's never in the red
Two jumps and half a year ahead!

Ever earlier Christmas pushes,
Forceful, false and out of place;
Come, ye money-spinning punters,
Join the annual reindeer-race!
And fix your thoughts, quite unperplexed,
Not on this Christmas - but the next!

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