Thursday, December 17, 2009

The real meaning of Christmas

For some, Christmas only starts with the first reference to Winterval in the press.

But for me, I know that Christmas is around the corner when Cadbury's Creme Eggs appear in the shops. Last year, I saw them on Boxing Day. This year, the 17 December.
EDIT: A comment suggests that they are on sale year round elsewhere. I've not seen them on general sale outside the 'Easter' period (which starts earlier each year) and a source at Cadbury's has confirmed that they have been released earlier this year - although those of us with a bad habit have still had the rather good chocolate bar version available.
Oh - and I will make the point whenever somebody mentions 'Winterval' (usually the Daily Mailevolent). It was never intended to replace Christmas, but to form a 'wrapper' for all the end of year festivals celebrated by the diverse communities in Birmingham - Halloween, Diwali, Hanukkah, Christmas, Ramadan and Eid and even going as far as the Chinese New Year.


lenko said...

What on earth are you talking about? Round my way, they have been on sale 365 days a year for at least the last three years.

Maybe you should get out more.

snowflake5 said...

I haven't bought my Creme Eggs yet (thanks for the reminder!)

I'll be old-fashioned and wish you a Merry Christmas - or even more old-fashioned and wish you Io, Saturnalia!