Monday, December 04, 2006


The Race to Become Most Unpleasant European Nation in which to Celebrate Christmas 2006

In their effort to beat out the Germans in what appears to have emerged as a European competition to completely assault the notion of enjoyment this Christmas, the English have countered the latest German move which involved a clever linking of Santa Claus to Nazism - a move that no only dredged up national shame and horror but also saw the removal of Christmas displays from 1200 retail outlets adding a bonus destruction of potential joy experienced by children.

In calling for a health risk assessment of mince pies organisers of a Christmas festival at the English village of Embsay, North Yorkshire have instigated a move that appears to take the focus off politically and socially offensive statements (a domain at which the Germans have long since been international champions) and have moved the ball to the "food" arena (the ruination of food is a domain in which the English have consistently performed to the highest standard).

Which nation will win the apparently coveted title of "Most Unpleasant European Nation in which to Celebrate Christmas 2006"?
It's becoming more and more tense as the days go by.

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