I made a dash into Bath yesterday to get a bit of last minute shopping done. Mainly for our big trip rather than Christmas. The middle of the Southgate shopping centre was decked out for Christmas. There were festive telephone boxes.
A Christmas bus cafe.
Presents around the tree.
A Santa Claus.
A Christmas food market stall including the possibility of Pulled Turkey or Gourmet Pigs in Blankets.
It certainly all brightens up the tedium of shopping.