Off Message: Christmas will be just fine, actually

There’s a sense that the only Christmas the Irish public will accept is the Love Actually definition of it. But people are far more practical and resourceful than we give them credit for

15th November, 2020
Off Message: Christmas will be just fine, actually
Andrew Lincoln in Love Actually: not every Christmas has to play out like a romantic comedy

When it comes to organising my social life, historically I’ve never been much of a planner. In fact, I’d go so far as to say that I’ve long been slightly suspicious even of the merits of planning.

Yes, I know there are certain events you have to plan – foreign holidays, weddings and festivals among them – but much of the rest of the time, planning seems to me...

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