.0we’ve already been flogged america’s hallowe’en, so now comes a desperate plea: Don’t let them steal our christmas! | mail online
q1: Why did the writer say 'the humingbirds' are humming here? I never see any hummingbird in my life. humming birds [which are tiny] have wing beats that are so fast that they make a humming noise, like that of bees.
q2: What did the british friend calls? they have been calling up on the telephone.
q3: Does 'seasonal cheer' refer to christmas cheers? Can i cheer for other holidays and call them seasonal cheers? seasonal cheer = in this context, alcohol - they have had a few drinks.
q4: What does "conveyor belt of pointless parties" mean? one damn party after another, all just the same,. At christmas/new year, parties are being held every night.
q5: Why is the school choir and nativity plays headache-inducing? because the callers have to find something about them to complain of - and some choirs are not very good!