Notverygood Wishes for a Nottoobad Christmas

I’ve been pondering what sort of greetings would suit a notverygood Christmas card range, but well, couldn’t come up with any good ones. So I’d like to end my posts for 2016 by wishing anyone who reads this:

  • an edible Christmas dinner (with no major injuries if you’re the one cooking it)
  • few family fights
  • no sitting down on a holly wreath left on your chair
  • at least one cracker that does what it’s supposed to

and above all, a nottoobad 2017!


… And Call Off Christmas!

It’s always a bit of a shock around this time of year: I leave my lair to do a bit of essential shopping and find myself being mugged by gangs of (admittedly quite small and squeaky) youths singing carols and rattling collection tins in a marked manner. How can this be? Surely it’s only October?

Well, I’m not very good at forward planning, obviously, but I can’t help noticing that the approach of Christmas sends a whole lot of people into the state of panic that we notverygoods get to enjoy all the year round. Small talk in December opens with ‘All ready for Christmas?’ and ¬†we now talk about ‘doing Christmas’ as in ‘doing overtime’ or ‘doing 100 push-ups’.

So how about we drop the whole thing this year? Or else work it all out in such a way that everyone can actually enjoy themselves?

Next week I’ll try and come up with a not very cunning plan, unless anyone has one already?


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