Friday, 23 December 2011
So, with Christmas only two days away, are you ready for the big day yet? No? Me neither!
But before you dash off to the local garage to buy that special someone another chocolate orange, bear in mind that if you've already left your Christmas shopping a little late, you risk paying 50% more than those people who... how shall we put it?... a little better organised.
Those who were out buying gifts before December 17 spent, on average, £37.28 on each item, compared to £54.37 shelled out the following week.
Anyway, on that sobering note, I must dash! That box of Matchsticks isn't going to wrap itself!
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You will find many other such tasty morsels of information in my book What is Myrrh Anyway?- and its American counterpart Christmas Miscellany: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Christmas.