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Christmas Rush Begins: Businesses Thriving

It seems as if the Christmas rush has begun, and people are buying Christmas goodies and most retailers and businesses are thriving from it. Christmas is the most celebrated holiday of the year across the world and this year's preparations have already begun.

People have already started queuing up in retail shops for some Christmas shopping. The social talks had a chance to talk to some shoppers. "This is a very special time of the year where we get to enjoy all year's hard work. We also get to spend time with our families, and nothing brings families together more than sharing a meal which is why we are shopping for all this food," said a shopper.

"I am a parent, my children want Christmas clothes and presents, they are looking forward to getting something. They are also happy we will get to spend some time together as a family. So I'm here to shop for some clothes and presents with them," said a shopper who is also a parent.

A young shopper who spoke to us said, "This year I'm hosting the Christmas celebrations so yes I need to do a lot of shopping for the preparations. My friends and family will be around and they need good food and good wine. I'm looking forward to having a nice time with them. Stay safe though because a lot can happen during this time."

In an interview with the social talks, Nobuhle Ngwenya a saloon owner expressed her excitement over how the saloon business is going well for her during this time. She said, "This is the time when I get more clients than usual as people are preparing to go back home to their families and to also look good during the Christmas celebrations as they go out with friends and families."

"I work from as early as before sunrise up to near sunset. By the end of the day, my feet hurt but I need the money and business will be thriving during this time."

The social talks also interviewed some people in the transportation sector. Mhlongo a bus driver said, "Business is really good at the moment, people are traveling back home to their families. The bus is full every day, it is the busiest time of the year. We are expecting more passengers, especially on the 20s". On the other hand, passengers complain that bus fares usually go up towards Christmas, but they were happy to return home to their families.

Nowel Mahlangu who was also boarding a bus going back home said, "The transport prices have gone up, but I am just happy to go home and spend the festive with my family. I have been working throughout the year and I really need the rest."

Christmas is on the 25th of December every year and is annually celebrated by many Christians and non-Christians across the globe.

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