Christmas has become an over-commercialised construct which places undue economic and social pressures on people who could really do without it;
And fully recognising that:
Father Christmas has been totally appropriated for aforesaid commercialisation;
And not withstanding:
That children get way too many lollies at this time of the year;
And also acknowledging:
that our primary schools should not be culturally isolating by introducing potentially inappropriate cultural symbols;
I nonetheless need to tell you that watching an entire school (admittedly a small school) of children run (arms and legs akimbo, hats flying to the ground) from one end of Marshmallow Park to the other in order to greet aforesaid commercial construct carrying sugar bounties is worth it’s weight. In myrrh.