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Christmas is a great way to break up a miserable winter, to remind the family you care for them (or not), often get a few days off work, and indulge in things you might not normally or even reconsider if religion is good or bad. Sure there is loads of bah humbug and it starts commercially way to early but without it our world would be a duller place. And anyway sometimes epZ gives christmas presents
"Happy Christmas all you party optmists out there" , he says walking out the room humming jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the .......
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Quote: Christmas is a great way to break up a miserable winter
But it doesn't break it up. That's just the point. It begins in October and gears up through November all the way up to Dec 25th. Then on Dec 26th you can buy the same goods at half the price.
And as soon as it's all over we are bombarded with holiday adverts that keep us entertained until the Easter eggs hit the shops!
Quote: And as soon as it's all over we are bombarded with holiday adverts
Yeah, bloody summer, I hate it
Yep - I love Christmas day - the spirit of it and the time with friends and family - but it's all clearly out of hand when you walk into a shop or pub in mid October and the Christmas tree + dreadful jingly music is out already.
Quote: That's your own fault, not the retailers.
I think that sums it up though - it'll only change if we as consumers vote with our feet and spread our spending rather than going absolutely mental on Christmas then being skint for six months. Retailers do what they know brings them more cash. Presumably Christmas only starts in October in the high street because shoppers vote for that with increased spending as soon as Christmas lights come out. Sadly.
The songs are shocking, they were playing that crap yesterday in one shop and I had to leave early.
It can be such a gloomy horrible time of year that I'm actually quite happy to see early lights and decorations! I never thought I'd say that.
It wouldn't be so bad if we had good weather for the 2 weeks but usually that is crap too and everyone is just stuck indoors for days on end watching crap TV.....but not this year. Troodos Mountains for me.
The last few years there's been plenty of snow over Christmas near me, or at least some good frosty days - no good if you're trying to get to work but fantastic as long as you're off.
Three boxed sets of DVDs have just arrived, so I don't need to watch Christmas TV!
Hey! That's MY word!!
p.s. if you could check back through my posts going back years, you'd see it was.....really.
What? You don't believe me?
Well .........COBBLERS! then.....eh?
Quote: and everyone is just stuck indoors for days on end watching crap TV..
Then for those that are not going abroad why not come along to the 8th Annual BWC Meet
Has been a good day out previously so I see no reason why this year should be any different
And Christmas marks the time when the nights start getting shorter. Only 4 weeks to go
Quote: And Christmas marks the time when the nights start getting shorter.
Quote: but not this year. Troodos Mountains for me.
Troodos mountains is good - all the locals go up into the snow - they build snow men on the front of their cars. It was very festive, but not trashy like ours, that's reserved for the hotels filled with Brits abroad, egg, chips... and stuffing.
Quote: but not trashy like ours, that's reserved for the hotels filled with Brits abroad, egg, chips... and Taylors.
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