Free Choice at Christmas
The internet is at any time of the year a way of not engaging with the people under our noses. To do it at Christmas is a kind of sacrilege.
And if I hear anyone say that it's a matter of individual choice, that no one is forcing anyone to shop online, I'll push their heads into a bowl of punch and hold it down for a very long time. If half the world is doing its online bargain chasing when they might be quarrelling with the in-laws, getting drunk, overcooking the turkey or stabbing themselves with scissors in an effort to open packaging, it has an effect on everyone.
Given the choice I know which sounds more attractive ; If anyone wants me I'll be here on Christmas Day....