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11:20 UK time, Tuesday, 13 December 2011

A service highlighting the riches of the daily press.

The Ghost of Christmas Past is hovering over the Daily Star this morning. The "miserable" Mancunian, Liam Gallagher hates Christmas, we learn.

The article is headlined: "Liam's Ranter Clause!" Apparently, the musician launched a "foul mouthed attack on Christmas" after being asked by a fan in a hotel bar in Los Angeles what he had planned for "the holidays".

The paper's opinion page features a cartoon with Gallagher depicted as Scrooge shouting "bah humbug" to a crowd of cheeky carol singers, who reply "calm down Liam - keep your eyebrows on!". A short item in the comment section reads:

"If he's talking about fighting with relatives, drinking too much and singing songs loudly then he's probably right!"

The comment goes under the headline: "On Repeat." Indeed. Now let's rewind to last Christmas. "All Liam Gallagher wants for Christmas is 'peace and quiet... man' was a headline in the Manchester Evening News. "Liam Gallagher plans Christmas stuffing" - a story about him eating, drinking and generally not much else, peppered with a few expletives was in the Evening Standard.

We conclude that Christmas Past was not a joyful occasion in the Gallagher household. But, you know what Liam mate, don't look back in anger.

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