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It's Christmas!?!

Post by Boro Boy » Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:12 am

Saw my first Christmas tree in a shop yesterday! If you don't count the Christmas section in department stores like Selfridges which started from the beginning of September! But I understand this is for the benefit of international tourists... So its there fault!!! ;)
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Re: It's Christmas!?!

Post by blythburgh » Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:38 am

Went into local Christian bookshop many moons ago and told off manager for Christmas cards in June. Told holiday makers asked for them as they could not get a good supply of religious ones locally.

Bought my cards in Sept. But "Let the Children Live" only has the one charity shop and we only go to Walsingham when on holiday in North Norfolk. So I bought the cards. They are designed and made in Columbia where the charity works, Father Peter, founder and head of the charity, comes back to the UK to see his Mum and give talks every year and pops them into his luggage.

So I bought early to support a life changing small charity.
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Re: It's Christmas!?!

Post by kevinchess1 » Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:27 pm

Lets keep Christmas in december
WHERE IT BELONGS!
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Re: It's Christmas!?!

Post by Boro Boy » Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:52 am

kevinchess1 wrote:Lets keep Christmas in december
WHERE IT BELONGS!

Couldn't agree more but each year it seems to get earlier... :wtf:
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Re: It's Christmas!?!

Post by blythburgh » Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:12 am

Got the cards in Sept in the only shop that sells them (thus saving the cost of having them posted to me) and been buying presents through the year as I see them.

Will be buying the stuff and making the cake next week.

Pudding is fat free so made nearer the big day.

But nothing will be posted on FB about Christmas

No decorations will go up before December and probably not until 12 days before the big day

No Christmas records will be played in the house or on Youtube etc until Advent starts

Advent means the start of going lean food wise. No cakes, biscuits, chocolate etc unless at a party or meeting up with people, Makes Christmas Day seem more special and helps to counteract the over indulgence that will inevitably happen :lol:
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Re: It's Christmas!?!

Post by Boro Boy » Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:40 pm

...but the Christmas songs have already started! How do you stop them filtering through the air waves...???
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Re: It's Christmas!?!

Post by blythburgh » Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:28 am

Last night we went to the green behind The Trowel and Hammer pub to see the lighting of the Beacon. Walked home and one of the houses that back onto the green (the end of a very small terrace) had a tree in the garden. Bit hard to work out if they had light it up for the Remembrance celebration or if they have already got a light up Christmas tree. Can but hope it is the former.

But must admit saying to someone about a house owned by people we both knew, in my case not seen for some years. My remark was to the effect it was sad the family had decorated the front window in November. I was told they did this because Andrew, the Downs Syndrome son loved the decorations so much.

So sometimes it can be justified.

How Channel 5 justify running Christmas films so early I do not know. Not 100% sure but think I saw them listed when it was still October
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Re: It's Christmas!?!

Post by William Joseph1 » Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:36 am

Whats Channel 5?
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Re: It's Christmas!?!

Post by blythburgh » Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:38 am

William Joseph1 wrote:Whats Channel 5?
It is a channel you see when you scroll down on the thing on the TV that tells you what is on every channel on freeview. Most of which I notice is cheap, tacky and nasty so cannot comment further.

But others may think differently of course
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Re: It's Christmas!?!

Post by William Joseph1 » Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:40 am

blythburgh wrote:
William Joseph1 wrote:Whats Channel 5?
Most of which I notice is cheap, tacky and nasty
The exact reason I ignore it.
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