This year, I first heard the C word on about October 20. As we lurch towards the end of 2019, it’s springing up again and again, usually abetted by some sort of commercial imperative. It may well be a one-day public holiday, but Christmas – there, I’ve said it – now seems to consume an entire quarter.I’m no Scrooge. I’ll happily gobble any number of mince pies, subscribe heartily to the concept of peace and goodwill to all men, women and transgender folk, tingle to renditions of The Holly and…
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