There! They’re at it again. ‘Ark, the errol hygel sings.’ [The carollers are] knocking louder. Well, they come but fifty times a year. Boxing Day is only two and a half weeks ahead; then perhaps we shall have a little quiet in which to remember the birth of Christ.
C.S. Lewis, “Delinquents in the Snow,” God in the Dock (Eerdmans: 1970) 310.