The Sunday Post (Inverness)

The true meaning of Christmas isn’t commercial­ism


It bugs me that Christmas starts so early and has become way too commercial­ised.

So I loved that teachers at a North Yorkshire school said they would ban festive activities unless kids could persuade them otherwise. They relented after hundreds of letters and emails from pupils successful­ly made the case to bring back the baubles.

In doing that, the staff succeeded in their aim of getting the children to think about what the real meaning of Christmas actually is. Goodness knows we need cheering up amid the doom and gloom of Brexit and bad weather, but while the parties are fun, we should remember why we’re celebratin­g.

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