Monday 20 November 2017

Miriam Donohoe: There's dozens of reasons why 12 pubs of Christmas craze is wrong

Ho ho ho 'tis the season to be jolly, and we are getting into the spirit of Christmas in predictable Irish fashion. Over the next week or so we will knock back gallons of beer, wine and spirits as the customary annual boozefest gets into full swing.

We already have the 12 Days of Christmas, but we are raising the bar with the latest tradition, the 12 Pubs of Christmas, a crawl which involves having a drink in a dozen different pubs in the one day. The real winners are the publicans whose tills are ringing merrily as gluttonous drinkers take up the challenge to drown themselves in this new drinking craze.

The first I became aware of the 12 Pubs of Christmas was when I came across two different groups of revellers wearing loud Christmas jumpers and Santa hats in Dublin city centre. They were very merry indeed, at four in the afternoon, most likely well on their way to alcohol oblivion.

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