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7 Reasons to Love Christmas Day

7 Reasons to Love Christmas Day

1. Children. Christmas isn’t really for grown-ups, it’s about children. For them, the anticipation is incredible and, when the day itself comes, it’s all new and exciting. When the children burst into our bedroom at 6 o’clock this morning and jumped up and down on the bed screaming “It’s Christmas, it’s Christmas!” we were very moved. We don’t know whose children they were, or how they got into our house, but we were...

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7 Reasons Not To Watch The Snowman This Christmas

7 Reasons Not To Watch The Snowman This Christmas

1. It’s A Repeat. Every single year it’s on. And I’ll be honest with you, it doesn’t get any better with each passing year. Not even HDTV has made it an enjoyable thing to watch. Which is such a shame really, because The Snowman himself is just about perfect. He is the only snowman I have ever seen who looks good in a hat. And I’m not just saying that. I really believe it. 2. The Song. A little known fact is that...

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7 Reasons That Baths are Better Than Showers

7 Reasons That Baths are Better Than Showers

1.  Charity. We don’t know of any instances where showers have made any money for charity, but baths have probably raised millions for charity over the years.  From bank managers sitting in baths full of baked beans, to bank mangers sitting in baths full of custard, from bank managers being rolling down the High Street in a bath, to bank managers paddling down the local river in a bath, it’s all about the bath.  And bank managers. 2....

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7 Reasons Buying A Christmas Card Is Infuriating

7 Reasons Buying A Christmas Card Is Infuriating

1. Design. What is wrong with a picture of a robin or a Christmas tree or a snow covered church? It may be the traditional values I hold dear, but I don’t want to buy a card that has a picture of Santa with his pants around his ankles and a mince pie stuck up his backside. 2. Mother & Dad. I’m sorry, do the card manufacturers have a character limit that prevents them from using the correct format or something? It is not...

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7 Reasons to Send a Christmas Card

7 Reasons to Send a Christmas Card

1.  Self promotion.  Every year, Michael Winner sends out a Christmas card that promotes him, his books and his television show.  He’ll send it to any of the readers of his Winner’s Dinners column in the Sunday Times who send him their address.  Would you want Michael Winner to have your address?  What if he came to visit?  What if he told you to “calm down, dear”?  The best case scenario is that you’ll get something with a...

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