Cliche of the Week 71 – An Early Christmas

November 14, 2011 at 10:26 am Leave a comment

The sound of Christmas wrapping paper being ripped gets a little louder and earlier every year, starting in late October and continuing right up to Christmas Eve.

It’s been slow this year but we can expect a sharp rise in news reporting of Christmas came early and early Christmas presents.

December, as in previous years, will be a frenzy of early Christmas presents, with about 1400 of them to be found in the mainstream media around the world.

“Residents of a quiet Chatswood retirement village took a ride on the wild side when Christmas came early.” (North Shore Times, November 4)

“Christmas came early for some pupils after a supermarket donated computers and printers to their schools.” (Manchester Evening News, November 3)

“Christmas came early for retailers yesterday when the Reserve Bank cut interest rates for the first time in 2 1/2 years.” (The Australian, November 2)

“Christmas came early . . . as Crystal Palace marched into the Carling Cup last eight for the first time in nine years.” (The Sun, October 26)

“Christmas came early for dozens of children and their families when Morgan Stanley employees visited the Operation Smile-run charity hospital in Hangzhou in June.” (South China Morning Post, October 10)

Cliche of the Week appears in The Australian newspaper Mondays.

Cliches in the media are tracked across the world using Factiva and Dow Jones Insight.

Chris Pash’s book, The Last Whale, a true story set in the 1970s, was published by Fremantle Press in 2008.

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