You can make Christmas commercial, but message is the same
I've always loved Christmas. Catching up with old friends and having the family around is special.
Yes, the fixation with phoney, feelgood promotions and jingles can be a bit jarring. I felt Dermot Bolger captured the sentiment very nicely in his Saturday article.
His story about his mother going to extraordinary lengths to get his dad home from overseas was lovely. The best thing about Christmas is that it actually focuses on families and the closest relationships we have.