Why has our crib been ‘shoved out of the way’?

I WAS shopping in St Helens during the week and looking at all the Christmas decorations and various grotto type displays which I thought were really good.

However when I came to look for the crib I couldn’t find it at first.

I eventually found it in a dark, dismal corner outside the now closed TJ Hughes shop.

The background being dull grey tiles with two commercial stalls in front of it. I nearly missed it and I was looking for it.

How sad that ‘the real reason for the season’ – to celebrate the birth of Jesus is shoved out of the way – or so it seems.

Maureen Greenall, Haydock

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10:40pm Sat 15 Dec 12

i5tola says...

Sorry Maureen, you must be one of the few people who think Christmas as something to do with Christ and all that stuff. Few people think about Christ all year long, why should they think about him on his birthday? When you think about it(The holiday season) is so busy. We tend to forget the reason for the season. Holiday comes from the words holly day. Anyway Maureen have a very,very merry Christmas and a Happy New year.
Sorry Maureen, you must be one of the few people who think Christmas as something to do with Christ and all that stuff. Few people think about Christ all year long, why should they think about him on his birthday? When you think about it(The holiday season) is so busy. We tend to forget the reason for the season. Holiday comes from the words holly day. Anyway Maureen have a very,very merry Christmas and a Happy New year. i5tola

7:44pm Thu 20 Dec 12

secretpeople says...

Well, apparently, it means "holy day", so it turns out Maureen has a valid point. It is SAINT Helens, after all.
Well, apparently, it means "holy day", so it turns out Maureen has a valid point. It is SAINT Helens, after all. secretpeople

1:17pm Fri 21 Dec 12

mattmxl says...

The birth of Jesus and the existence of Christ never happened and is all fake, so I wouldn't go worrying about it! Just spend spend spend and leave the crib in the corner!
The birth of Jesus and the existence of Christ never happened and is all fake, so I wouldn't go worrying about it! Just spend spend spend and leave the crib in the corner! mattmxl

5:59pm Sat 22 Dec 12

keepitreel says...

i like the use of recycled old stuff they have used to build the one outside the B&M shop,a few old robins and a wishing well very festive!!!!!!!!!!
i like the use of recycled old stuff they have used to build the one outside the B&M shop,a few old robins and a wishing well very festive!!!!!!!!!! keepitreel

10:48pm Sun 23 Dec 12

norm says...

How do we know you really exist mattmxl? Ha Ha!! HAPPY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!
How do we know you really exist mattmxl? Ha Ha!! HAPPY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE! norm

11:47am Thu 27 Dec 12

jumper says...

We should celebrate the Christmas holidays I n the summer when it is more comfortable to do what we do at Christmas.Celebrate the birth of Christ at the proper time because the original time got hijacked many yrs ago with the shopping and different. cultures that the way things go.
We should celebrate the Christmas holidays I n the summer when it is more comfortable to do what we do at Christmas.Celebrate the birth of Christ at the proper time because the original time got hijacked many yrs ago with the shopping and different. cultures that the way things go. jumper

6:11pm Thu 27 Dec 12

i5tola says...

I jumper. The important thing is,we celebrate it. After 2012 years wants a couple of months one way or the other? Besides, there is nothing like cold weather to bring family and friends even closer together.Happy new year, and put your socks on when you go to bed.
I jumper. The important thing is,we celebrate it. After 2012 years wants a couple of months one way or the other? Besides, there is nothing like cold weather to bring family and friends even closer together.Happy new year, and put your socks on when you go to bed. i5tola

6:11pm Thu 27 Dec 12

i5tola says...

I jumper. The important thing is,we celebrate it. After 2012 years wants a couple of months one way or the other? Besides, there is nothing like cold weather to bring family and friends even closer together.Happy new year, and put your socks on when you go to bed.
I jumper. The important thing is,we celebrate it. After 2012 years wants a couple of months one way or the other? Besides, there is nothing like cold weather to bring family and friends even closer together.Happy new year, and put your socks on when you go to bed. i5tola

9:29am Fri 28 Dec 12

norm says...

.... and Christmas lights wouldn't look as good on the light nights. HAPPY NEW YEAR!
.... and Christmas lights wouldn't look as good on the light nights. HAPPY NEW YEAR! norm

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