We were trying to wait till December but it's just no good. It's Christmas, folks and you'd better get your festive shopping pants on. What better way to start than at Old Spitalfields Market this Thursday evening for the launch of "A Merry Different Christmas".
Firmly heathen and hedonistic there will be an alternative Christmas service with a helium choir and Reverend Duncan Pritchard, from the Big Love Inflatable Church will sermonise on the subject of bad gifts and other yuletide let-downs.
The main point of it all though is to get you to spend your hard earned cash on original and unusual gifts (rather than socks and lumps of coal) from the many market traders and independent shops. Jollied on by a Christmas Disco and mulled wine the single, eco-friendly Christmas light will be turned on by a special, secret celebrity guest. It's not likely to a pop star and we can't imagine Gilbert and George turning out again so your guess is as good as ours.
All the market stalls are now back in the Central Market following refurbishment so get down there and help them celebrate.