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‘I have a shocking St Stephen’s Day confession, but I can totally explain it. Honest’


by Amy Lynch
26th Dec 2021
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How early is too early to dismantle Christmas?

The Irish tradition might be to keep the Christmas clutter, sorry, decorations up to greet the Three Wise Men on January 6th. But it was easy for those guys. They weren't juggling a full-time job, end-of-year reports, two children and a dying dog. That’s the thinking that allows minimalist Amy Lynch to justify being a party pooper who starts sneakily dismantling Christmas on St Stephen’s Day.

Do you want to keep the Christmas cheer going long into January or does all that tinsel make you itch before the turkey has even been carved?  I have a Christmas confession to make, so I’m going to rip the Band-Aid: I secretly take down Christmas decorations on St. Stephen’s Day. I just can’t help myself.  Before you dismiss me as a Christmas-dismantling Grinch, let me state clearly for the record: I love Christmas. So, why...

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