Its OCTOBER why the xmas advert?
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05-10-09, 09:14 AM
I'm not bothered if its religious or not - arguably its just a reason to spend money and eat a lot - no wonder adverts are getting earlier - it is the whole issue of forcing it down your throat - its this forceful pushing it / forcing it upon us earlier and earlier each year that annoys me. This is the same for other similar holidays! I have no issue with people being organised - my sister usually gets her presents in the Jan sales ready for the next, shall we call it festive season. But those who are organised will always be, conversely those who are not and end up doing it in a rush will also be the same year in year out. The advert is hard to miss as its flashing away on the top and right of my monitor. Other adverts which do not move so much are easier to ignore.
Oh yeah thanks for assuming that I am Christian and having a religious standpoint - far from it (I was christened but it was not my choice) - but this brings me onto another point - in a multi-cultural society in which we have other major recognised religions (Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism) within these fair shores. Those who are not Christian have it forced upon them every year. Yes we are technically a Christian nation - but other religious communities are growing and we do live in a multi-cultural, multi-religious society.
Here endith the rant!
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