Tis the Season Call me childish but I love all the nonsense the snow the trees the tinsel the turkey I love presents I love carols and cheesy songs I just love Christmas It would be a dream come true to be able

  • Title: 'Tis the Season
  • Author: China Miéville
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  • Page: 271
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  • Call me childish, but I love all the nonsense the snow, the trees, the tinsel, the turkey I love presents I love carols and cheesy songs I just love Christmas It would be a dream come true to be able to celebrate Christmas properly to wake up to a Stocking , visit Santa and open Presents around the Christmas Tree But this is a luxury reserved for those with shaCall me childish, but I love all the nonsense the snow, the trees, the tinsel, the turkey I love presents I love carols and cheesy songs I just love Christmas It would be a dream come true to be able to celebrate Christmas properly to wake up to a Stocking , visit Santa and open Presents around the Christmas Tree But this is a luxury reserved for those with shares in YuleCo controllers of this joyful season who don t agree that it s a holiday for one and all.In this short story, China Mi ville s astonishing imagination allows us a glimpse of how a dystopian Christmas might be.

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    1. ____mas in the future is a corporate affair. Don't use the wrong trademarked words or you may get a merry truncheon to the head! Although I agree with the story's critique on the corporatization of holidays, and of course endorse its anti-authoritarian stance, it was all much too obvious and on-the-nose for me. And also quite tiring. Alas.Read this short story for free! Right here:socialistreview/291/tisI did rather like the idea of cherry tomatoes on a cactus, for that non-trademarked Christmas [...]

    2. Slogans bobbed overhead like flotsam. FOR PEACE, SOCIALISM AND CHRISTMAS; HANDS OFF OUR HOLIDAY SEASON!; PRIVATISE THIS. One placard was everywhere. It was very simple and sparse: the letters TM in a red circle, with a line through them.Well, so I'm that curmudgeon that tends to see the commercialism in the major holidays instead of just enjoying them. I just get too cynical around holidays. When Grinch's heart grows three sizes, I'm there with Sheldon Cooper of 'The Big Bang Theory' worrying ab [...]

    3. I liked the idea behind it. We have entered into a time when a patent can be applied to anything for the right price. I didn't find the end funny or twisty, though. I think it was supposed to be, but it fell flat. This story is free & short. You can find it here:socialistreview/291/tis

    4. Social commentary on the commercialisation of Christmas does not come better than this! In fact, the political satire of commercialism, exploitation and even capitalism does not come better than this and it does it in a way that only a socialist with a dark sense of humour like Miéville can.It starts out typically of our first-person narrator discussing his and others’ enjoyment of the festive season. Hell, it got me in the spirit! But it all comes crashing down just a couple of paragraphs in [...]

    5. Sin ser un gran cuento, "Noche de paz" es divertido y muy simpático. Lo mejor que tiene es el entorno que se crea Miéville, porque la historia en sí no está muy allá. Pero tiene mucha gracia ver cómo todo lo que damos por sentado de la Navidad es una marca registrada ("Navidad", "Acebo", o "Villancico" llevan al lado el ™), y si no pagas, no puedes utilizarlos, y la gente se tiene que conformar con sucedáneos.elrincondecarlosdelrio

    6. Call me childish, but I love all the nonsense - the snow, the trees, the tinsel, the turkey. I love presents. I love carols and cheesy songs. I just love Christmas™.

    7. Christmas has been privatized, and our protagonist tries to salvage some family tradition out of the season, but his daughter has her own ideas.

    8. A linguagem prática, a escrita fluída e a sátira agregada são as principais virtudes deste conto. Gosto da forma como China Miéville conta a história de um pai em estado de nervos num futuro não tão estranho quanto isso. O controle do consumismo e a privatização compulsiva são duas realidades que não se encontram assim tão longínquas dos dias de hoje, assim como um certo separatismo entre classes sociais, aqui evidenciado pelo dito controle implementado no acesso às festividades.O [...]

    9. Political Satire about the over commercialize of Christmas. Nice short.Find it free here:chinamieville/post/1549054

    10. Short, surprisingly sweet (for China Miéville) - Miéville does Christmas, complete with the attempted overthrow of capitalism.

    11. A humorous little satire on the commerialisation of Christmas and the nostalgia for artificial traditions.

    12. Very good satirical story about Christmas being "privatised" to the point where no-one can even use the word without permission!

    13. A clever, light-hearted Christmas-themed dystopia, that made me think and smile and even managed a few paragraphs of parental anxious-tension.Brilliant.

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