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What will you be doing on Christmas day?


Posted At: 24 December 2008 11:00 AM
Related Categories: E-tailing, General


The words “Christmas Day” spark a different emotion in everyone; for most, they mean a time of joy, cheer and family, for some, they mean loneliness and sorrow and for others they just mean more hard graft. And though Christmas time is mainly synonymous with love, life and laughter - all free - it has become a key time in a retailers calendar, and this year that means only one thing; making up for the previous 11 months’ pitiful performance!

It’s been no secret that the run up to Christmas 2008 has seen foolhardy marks of desperation from even the most respected high street retailers, with crazy sales offers popping up all over the place…so what will happen to the infamous ‘boxing day sales’?

I feel like they will have less impact than in previous years; after all, with retailers offering up to 40% discounts pre-Christmas, what will they have to do to impress us post-holidays? Not much, according to ITPro and various other sources. They’re predicting that a whopping 5 million people will hit the e-high street in search of even more bargains on Christmas day!


It’s an odd phenomenon which I’ve never considered before…I quite like fighting my way through the boxing day sales…but given the chance, I’m certainly not going to say no to sitting in my living room instead!


What do we find to buy?! And why do we feel the need to spend more money, days after maxing our credit cards?

Let me know what you’ll be shopping for this Boxing Day, and what, if any, websites you consider ‘must hit’! 


As this is my last post of 2008, let me wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. May 2009 bring you – and the high street – much more luck!

And for our international readers, Merry Christmas…in many different languages!

Cornish: Nadelik looan na looan blethen noweth

Scots Gaelic: Nollaig chridheil huibh

Welsh: Nadolig Llawen


Latin: Natale hilare et Annum Faustum!

Saxon: Heughliche Winachten un 'n moi Nijaar


Czech: Prejeme Vam Vesele Vanoce a stastny Novy Rok

Danish: Glædelig Jul Duri: Christmas-e- Shoma Mobarak

Hungarian: Kellemes Karacsonyi unnepeket

Polish: Wesolych Swiat Bozego Narodzenia or Boze Narodzenie


Italian: Buone Feste Natalizie

Spanish: Feliz Navidad

Greek: Kala Christouyenna!


Japanese: Shinnen omedeto. Kurisumasu Omedeto

Chinese: (Mandarin) Kung His Hsin Nien bing Chu Shen Tan


Swedish: God Jul and (Och) Ett Gott Nytt År

Dutch: Vrolijk Kerstfeest en een Gelukkig Nieuwjaar! or Zalig Kerstfeast

Finnish: Hyvaa joulua Flemish: Zalig Kerstfeest en Gelukkig nieuw jaar

Icelandic: Gledileg Jol


Eskimo: (inupik) Jutdlime pivdluarit ukiortame pivdluaritlo!

Choctaw: Yukpa, Nitak Hollo Chito

Manx: Nollick ghennal as blein vie noa

Occitan: Pulit nadal e bona annado

Rapa-Nui (Easter Island): Mata-Ki-Te-Rangi. Te-Pito-O-Te-Henua

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