Okay so I’ve been in Britain for over a month now, right? Well let me tell you, of all the typical things I have witnessed so far I need to share this one. I have never seen any other people or culture get so embarressingly excited about Christmas. Holymothernuts they go CRAY. I mean, typically yes they are all somewhat reserved (sometimes even stoic) and their humour is as dry as a stale biscuit, but my flatmate started playing Michael Buble holiday songs last week, another friend who is usually as expressive as a brick wall told me the other day, with an uncanny twinkle in her eye, ‘Only 50 days until Christmas’ and I think that the second that John Lewis commercial came out (which I had never heard before until today) the entire nation wept in unison because, and I quote, ‘It is the only appropriate time for Brits to show emotion’ and to make matters worse… Pringles released a pigs-in-a-blanket Christmas flavour. My friend yelled that there is a God and she needed a moment. It’s only early November and I fear for their collective well being.