..Hello! Could someone please tell me what an article in the Daily Mail talks about at his/her convenience? It is about Christmas. Though I think I have understood most of the sentences, I don't really get the gist. Here's the URL link.
We’ve already been flogged America’s Hallowe’en, so now comes a desperate plea: Don’t let them steal our Christmas! | Mail Online
Anyway, I'd like to take a stab at it first. I think he refers to the muliticulture in LA, the US has wore away the hilarious tradition of Chrismas as he listed, and he, as a Briton who is living in LA, hopes his motherland - the UK still keeps the tradition to celebrate it. Don't let American stlye affect Britons. I think you have understood his intention - he's a bit late. It's happened already. Cranberry sauce is now standard and sweet potatoes are rapidly taking hold.
And I have some questions about the article:
What does the title of the article mean, especially the part I hightlight in red? Isn't Halloween one of British traditional holidays?
It is part of the religious calender, being the day before All Saints Day, and being the day on which the dead were remembered. It has never been a holiday though there have long been traditional customs attached to it.
What does the author mean about China-made products here? I understand each sentence, but I don't know why he mentioned this here.
Most of the inexpensive Halloween costumes etc sold in the US were made in China. Sadly, much of the poor quality items sold in cheaper outlets comes from China, so the reputation of Chinese goods is not that high.
Quote 3 is a reader's comment. What's political correctness? The origin and nature of political correctness.
Unfortunately, it is also an imposition of formulaic terms and behaviour which stifles individuality and encourages a closed mind.
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