5 ways to know you’re in Britain at Yule

Photo by Luke Hayfield Photography, used under Creative Commons license.

This week, I'm focusing on a national and very human sense of place -- Britain at Yule.Whether we celebrate Christmas, Saturnalia, Winter Solstice, Isaac Newton's Birthday or Consumermas, there are some non-negotiable cultural constants here.1. Christmas stock has already been out in the shops for at least two monthsOne of the most distressing things about not making a big deal of Hallowe'en, and not having Thanksgiving, is that shops - especially big corporations - feel free to … [Read more...]