The clue is in the word CHRISTmas.

I was in a local toy shop recently when someone asked for an advent calendar featuring the nativity. There were advent calendars with Thomas the Tank Engine, Bob the Builder and fluffy puppy dogs. But the shop-keeper said: “Sorry, we haven’t got any with nativity scenes.”

Similarly, there has been much in the press about the wide choice of supermarket ‘Winter Wishes’ cards and few with religious themes.

At least Argos have made an effort:

I’ve ‘done my part’ too, with my Twitter nativity guest blog post.

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