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IN DEFENSE OF CHRISTMAS

Christmas: the monstrous turkey on the horizon, the holiday to end all holidays. Whatever your view on the matter, it seems like it’s here to stay. Maybe this invincibility is why we find Christmas so easy to swing at – we’ll never be rid of it, so we can rage against the gift-wrapped punching bag…

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Christmas vs Halloween

Christmas  There’s nothing better than the soft smell of cinnamon, and a subtle sweet scent of oranges to embrace you; or hot chocolate steam in a red and white mug to warm you up. How about dazzling coloured lights to brighten up dark skies and cold nights? Christmas is by far the holiday to evoke…

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Review – Joy

Watching the first quarter of Joy is like vicariously drowning. Her early life flashes before your eyes, moving forward and backward in time through childhood, work, family, romance. The tempo and style are strange. Joy’s grandmother narrates, and she’s barely a secondary character never mind a primary one. There are bizarre dream sequences involving a…

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