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Still looking for Christmas as the big day draws near

Liz Kearney


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Crowds gather outside Bewley’s Café on Grafton Street in Dublin for the Bewley’s Christmas Market. Photo: Marc O'Sullivan

Crowds gather outside Bewley’s Café on Grafton Street in Dublin for the Bewley’s Christmas Market. Photo: Marc O'Sullivan

Crowds gather outside Bewley’s Café on Grafton Street in Dublin for the Bewley’s Christmas Market. Photo: Marc O'Sullivan

I’ve been looking for Christmas in all the usual places. I tried to find it on the radio, where they’re playing all the old songs – the romantic ones, the zany ones, the poignant ones.

Usually, I love Christmas songs, but this year they just remind me of other, past Decembers: a lost world of festive parties and high jinks and careering down city streets in glittering darkness.


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