A friend of my Dad's is a bit of a Scrouge at Christmas, he does not sent cards and gets all huffy if you send him one. He also does not give or recieve presents which has caused some atomic scale hissy fits from his girlfriends over the years - Normally starting with "I thought you were joking about not getting me a gift!" and ending with them crying there hearts out while TC seeks sactury in the pub. For the last five years I have been thinking about this and I have come to the conclussion that TC is a fecking genious! He still decorates his house and has a big festive meal and wishes every one a merry Christmas but does not tread on the path of the consumer Christmas. He must of saved him self fecking Thousands over the years. Plus not having the stress of picking the sodding gifts, facing th hoardes of mental shoppers in London or the worry you have not sent Old Tom a christamas card even though you have not spoken to him in 20 years and he might be dead. I'm all up for the partying side of Christmas but the pressure from the big companies to spend spend spend on gifts is just bollox, it's not like I'm even Christian for Gods sake! This year every one is getting ONE gift and my Crimble cards will take the form of a Picture Text (free from O2 ) Christmas.... Bah Humbug!