I read an article recently that said: ‘Describe Christmas in three words’. – That was the challenge put to various celebrities in a TV advert for a famous high street store a few years ago. – ‘Eating too much,’ said one actress. ‘Morecombe and Wise,’ said another celebrity. Other suggestions included ‘filling a stocking’, ‘The Queen’s Speech,’ and ‘last-minute shopping,’ and then eventually the adverts grand finale: ‘Marks and Spencer’. – Have you noticed that if you take Christ out of the word ‘Christmas’ you are left with ‘MAS’ – ‘M&S’? Is that really what Christmas is all about?

Source: Vaughan Roberts booklet, Christmas In Three Words