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Christmas!

Postby germinal » Fri Nov 01, 2013 10:31 am

including but not limited to: discussing gift ideas, talking about what you're giving your sister/SO/dad/nephew, mince pies, xmas music, food, Fortnum and Mason hampers, the double thickness Radiotimes, christmas day television, Die Hard, decorations, weird family in-jokes and traditions, letters to santa, the Muppets A Christmas Carol, satsumas, Gavin & Stacy, haggis, the christmas no 1, snowmen, charades, christmas romance (if you have a special someone), liveblogging the contents of your stocking, Picadilly piccalilli, clotted cream, advent calendars, excited children, buck's fizz, leftovers, in-laws, boxing day swim, the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures, drunkenness, boardgames, washing up, the pantomime, Top of the Pops, long walks, mid afternoon strolls, food comas, socks, baileys, mistletoe, petty arguments, Cadbury's Heroes, hot chocolate, watching people open presents, fireplaces, not watching the queen's speech, mulled wine, christmas lights and the C-list slebs switching them on.
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Re: Christmas!

Postby bels » Fri Nov 01, 2013 10:45 am

Deep suspicion of adults who are very excited about christmas.
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Re: Christmas!

Postby bels » Fri Nov 01, 2013 10:51 am

Deep suspicion of people who think that 1st November is an appropriate time to start talking about Christmas.
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Re: Christmas!

Postby odradek » Fri Nov 01, 2013 11:08 am

is julmust on the shelves yet?
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Re: Christmas!

Postby midvh » Fri Nov 01, 2013 11:18 am

odradek wrote:is julmust on the shelves yet?


it is here
didn't know julmust existed outside of scandinavia
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Re: Christmas!

Postby odradek » Fri Nov 01, 2013 11:24 am

it exists in a magical castle called ikea

do you guys still do those julkalendar tv shows and watch kalle anka and stuff?
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Re: Christmas!

Postby sknss » Fri Nov 01, 2013 11:34 am

I have no idea what 80% of that list means
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Re: Christmas!

Postby UnwashedMolasses » Fri Nov 01, 2013 12:11 pm

All I need for Christmas music is Mel Tormé. The Velvet Fog reigns supreme.

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Re: Christmas!

Postby hooplah » Fri Nov 01, 2013 12:30 pm



does anyone remember these commercials
i'm still obsessed with them

FUCK I LOVE CHRISTMAS GUYS
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Re: Christmas!

Postby JCM » Fri Nov 01, 2013 1:03 pm

When do people have their Christmas dinner? At least where I lived in Southern U.S. and now PNW, people have "the dinner" Christmas day anywhere starting from noon to late. In Mexico we usually have it Christmas Eve starting very late and eat until we go to sleep.

Mexican Christmas - Tamales, Bacaloa, nativity scenes with clay figurines, people getting drunk on rompope, uncles busting out the guitars and accordions, El Chavo del Ocho's Christmas special, Placido Domingo, Posadas
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Re: Christmas!

Postby RycePooding » Fri Nov 01, 2013 1:08 pm

Hannukah for me.
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Re: Christmas!

Postby iffe » Fri Nov 01, 2013 1:16 pm

JCM wrote:When do people have their Christmas dinner? At least where I lived in Southern U.S. and now PNW, people have "the dinner" Christmas day anywhere starting from noon to late. In Mexico we usually have it Christmas Eve starting very late and eat until we go to sleep.

Mexican Christmas - Tamales, Bacaloa, nativity scenes with clay figurines, people getting drunk on rompope, uncles busting out the guitars and accordions, El Chavo del Ocho's Christmas special, Placido Domingo, Posadas

Here in Finland Christmas Eve is The Day. In my family we have the dinner on Christmas Eve, at 6 pm or so. Then we open the presents after that. Christmas day is just like chilling with the family, all of the traditional things are done on the Eve.

The older I get, the more excited I am about Christmas dinner and the less excited I am about the presents. My mom makes like 500 different foods and they're all so delicious. Can't wait, less than two months now...
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Re: Christmas!

Postby slappa » Fri Nov 01, 2013 2:57 pm

The dinner is also what I look forward to. Watching the smaller kids in the family opening presents is also fun.
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Re: Christmas!

Postby maj » Fri Nov 01, 2013 7:18 pm

who's turning on your crimbo lights?

http://www.bracknell.com/News/Press-Rel ... ani-Harmer
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Re: Christmas!

Postby purkinje » Fri Nov 01, 2013 11:45 pm

If less than 6 hrs of A Christmas Story have been on tv by the end of the night it has not been a real christmas

If my libertarian aunt doesn't cry it has not been a real christmas

If the Charlie Brown Christmas soundtrack isn't playing it has not been a real christmas
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Re: Christmas!

Postby pips » Sat Nov 02, 2013 12:07 am

We start the holiday season here once the -ber months hit.

It's not Christmas if my mom does not make tablea chocolate from scratch. I dont drink a lot of it but I enjoy helping de-shell the cacao beans, it's like a tradition plus my hands smell like chocolate for a few hours afterwards.
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Re: Christmas!

Postby deadkitty » Sat Nov 02, 2013 1:36 am

we usually do some beef on the bbq and go swimming on christmas. idk why they use snow and shit in the ads here
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Re: Christmas!

Postby smiles » Sat Nov 02, 2013 2:09 am

This will be followed by a spectacular fireworks display from national award winning Star Fireworks, which will feature a longer display with more fireworks and roof-top surprises than ever before to celebrate Star Fireworks winning the 2013 British Firework Championships ‘Champion of Champions’ competition. Winning this competition is the ultimate accolade for any fireworks company, with the Bracknell-based fireworks company beating the British Champions from the past six years to be crowned overall winners.
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Re: Christmas!

Postby kewks » Sat Nov 02, 2013 3:30 am

i usually celebrate christmas eve with my mom's side of the family and christmas day with my dad's side. due to retail lyfe christmas is fun but more like the day before boxing day :( 7am-7pm with no real break.

my cousins on my mom's side do a secret santa where we have to get the stupidest/weirdest/ugliest gift to give away. one year i got this used hat with a sweaty cloth as if it was used for gardening or farming. i did not take it home.

what is everyone's favourite christmas dish? mine is stuffing
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Re: Christmas!

Postby ramseames » Sat Nov 02, 2013 4:08 am



fuck mods please delete that other one.

also kewkz you need an avatar
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Re: Christmas!

Postby soundclip989 » Sat Nov 02, 2013 9:29 am

Gradient tree at my job.

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Might cop some smaller guys though.

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Re: Christmas!

Postby sknss » Sun Nov 17, 2013 3:08 pm

get your designer chucklit now
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for ben:
Spoiler:

"i'm crazy about lanvin chocolate"
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Re: Christmas!

Postby can- » Sun Nov 17, 2013 3:14 pm

is there actual snail in there?

is that lanvin the label?

is it any good?

so many questions
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Re: Christmas!

Postby germinal » Sun Nov 17, 2013 3:20 pm

three questions
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Re: Christmas!

Postby germinal » Sun Nov 17, 2013 3:32 pm

really hate the cultural phenomenon the john lewis advert has become. i'm not sure if it's always been this way and i've only just noticed but my oh my people keep talking to me about it, the sort of people who watch the one show

i just bought a hysterical amount of christmas themed confectionery for my swap partner

Spoiler:
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Re: Christmas!

Postby Syeknom » Sun Nov 17, 2013 3:37 pm

you're can't drop that and not link the advert boy, what is this foolishness?

some ads in the uk do become crazy popular though, it's awful
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Re: Christmas!

Postby maj » Sun Nov 17, 2013 3:42 pm

have been hearing about it more and more ever since that heston x delia combo last time round knocked it out of the park, guess it's like that coke advert but i doubt waitrose will change santa green.

cant wait for these personally

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Re: Christmas!

Postby germinal » Wed Nov 20, 2013 1:49 pm

bump4teck

Bond St is very pretty atm

What does everyone want for christmas? i just want to go home
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Re: Christmas!

Postby schiaparelli » Wed Nov 20, 2013 1:55 pm

i've been avidly scouring the web for something cool to give my little sister. last year i gave her a bowtie in a liberty floral print (i know, girls in bowties, but she's really cute and tiny and it was so adorable on her) and i really want to give her something SUPER awesome again this year. i definitely want to get her a planner, some nice pens to write with, and some edifying but also interesting books (along the lines of neuroscience/cognitive science/psychology/behavioral economics). but also clothes would be a nice thing to give.

i think i just like buying clothes.

i will also calligraph a card and write an inspirational essay for her.
what else, maybe a squishy fluffy plushie animal?

her birthday is just a bit before christmas but i won't be home then, so i really need to get her DOUBLE the presents all at the same time
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Re: Christmas!

Postby sknss » Wed Nov 20, 2013 1:56 pm

i've been asking for a dog for 21 years
still no response from santa
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