"I do like Christmas on the whole.... In its clumsy way, it does approach Peace and Goodwill. But it is clumsier every year."
- E.M. Forster
"To perceive Christmas through its wrapping becomes more difficult with every year."
- E.B. White, "The Second Tree from the Corner" (1954)
Since the times when those two talented writers, one from each side of the Atlantic, one Sun Capricorn, the other Sun Cancer expressed similar views, the internet has helped spread even more clumsiness and wrapping, but it has also afforded us more opportunities to say to more people in more places: