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Rachel Cocker: 'My favourite of all Christmas traditions is a bit of grinching'

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'Getting cross about Christmas is what gets us refuseniks through winter – and reminds the rest of you why you love it, even more'

'Getting cross about Christmas is what gets us refuseniks through winter – and reminds the rest of you why you love it, even more'

'Getting cross about Christmas is what gets us refuseniks through winter – and reminds the rest of you why you love it, even more'

There's something in the mounting complaints about this year's Celebrations chocolate advent calendar that is secretly warming my cockles. "What kind of monster puts a Bounty behind the first door?" outraged customers are exclaiming on Twitter. "Christmas is cancelled," others declare. That's the spirit. Grinching is the one festive tradition with which I can truly get on board.

To my mind, a coconutty treat that speaks of tropical climes would be welcome relief from the festive oppression that began before Halloween. But then, Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without a good grumble.


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