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messageBan Christmas
Posted by Loutwo November 29, 10:14PM

And all other commercialised holidays for that matter. Itís November and Magic FM has dedicated there entire schedule to tacky festive music, Goose Green has been partly annexed by a commercial tree seller, thanks for that Southwark. Decorations on shops, lights on houses, charity collections, carols singers. GO AWAY! Humbug.

Louisa.

messageRe: Ban Christmas
Posted by Spartacus November 29, 10:22PM

You can always watch back to back Christmas films on the telly to cheer yourself up lou

messageRe: Ban Christmas
Posted by DulwichFox November 30, 08:31AM

So what Movies will be on this Christmas ???

Oliver The Musical ?

A Christmas Carol (TV Movie 1999) - Patrick Stewart ?

The Muppets Christmas Carol ?

The Grinch Who stole Christmas ?

What else ???

messageRe: Ban Christmas
Posted by Spartacus November 30, 09:11AM

The faithful old Christmas movie of course

Die Hard

messageRe: Ban Christmas
Posted by intexasatthe moment November 30, 09:13AM

Please don't ban Christmas .I like fairy lights and environmentally friendly glitter .I like decorating things .

I like public holidays and eating special food .

messageRe: Ban Christmas
Posted by Seabag November 30, 10:11AM

Please Lou, turn down the Crank-O-Meter just once a year.

Thereís so much fun to be had. You can watch telly with tinsel on it, you can watch all the Christmas special things you love.

The Grinch

Elf

People lining up out side not one, but two cheese shops in East Dulwich Town. If you want, grab a train to Londonís Borough Market and watch the queue snake around outside for the biggest (all British) cheese shop of them all, Nealís Yard Dairy.


Steve McQueen not quite making the jump over the barbed wire fence, in The Great Escape. Iíve watched that dozens of time and each year I say ďheís going to make it this year!Ē. Thatís the optimistic, glass half full kinda guy I am.


Bah humbug, bah ĎCornish Yargí

messageRe: Ban Christmas
Posted by Loutwo November 30, 10:18AM

Seabag Iíd rather choke on my vomit than be forced to spend half a moment watching yuppies queue up for overpriced cheese on Lordship Lane.

No, I will happily be spending the rest of November (today) drinking a lovely bottle of Argentinian Malbec with my feet soaking in a plastic washing up bowl full of radox. This is how I roll safe in the knowledge we are a solid MONTH off from any religious holidays, and this is how you and others should be spending their weekends.

Btw Steve McQueen will make over that fence this year.

Louisa.

messageRe: Ban Christmas
Posted by Jules-and-Boo November 30, 10:49AM

Christmas doesn't even get a look in at our house until Dec 13th.

We have birthday to celebrate first.

And get netflix, you can watch whatever you like.

messageRe: Ban Christmas
Posted by Seabag November 30, 11:00AM

Loutwo Wrote:
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> Seabag Iíd rather choke on my vomit than be forced
> to spend half a moment watching yuppies queue up
> for overpriced cheese on Lordship Lane.
>
> No, I will happily be spending the rest of
> November (today) drinking a lovely bottle of
> Argentinian Malbec with my feet soaking in a
> plastic washing up bowl full of radox. This is how
> I roll safe in the knowledge we are a solid MONTH
> off from any religious holidays, and this is how
> you and others should be spending their weekends.
>
> Btw Steve McQueen will make over that fence this
> year.
>
> Louisa.


I agree Lou

Iím currently sitting by the pool in the Canaries sunning myself, TOTALLY Xmas free.

Itís blissful

☀️

messageRe: Ban Christmas
Posted by IlonaM November 30, 11:15AM

No decorations here until after my late grandfather's birthday on 16th Dec.

Have been slowly speading the cost and getting overseas cards and presents ready though.

messageRe: Ban Christmas
Posted by Seabag November 30, 12:41PM

Canaries update:

The hotel ground staff are currently putting decorative lights around the palm trees at the hotel.

Xmas is coming Iím afraid

⛄️☃️❄️☀️

messageRe: Ban Christmas
Posted by diable rouge November 30, 12:50PM

Careful if you're letting it all hang out in Maspalomas and someone offers you a Yule Log...

messageRe: Ban Christmas
Posted by SpringTime November 30, 01:17PM

Christmas will be gone one day, and we will just call it Yule or something similar.

messageRe: Ban Christmas
Posted by natty01295 November 30, 01:41PM

NO !!!!

Its
Why
Its called CHRISTMAS not Xmas

messageRe: Ban Christmas
Posted by Captain Marvel November 30, 03:38PM

I have to ask why you're bothering the forum on your hols?

messageRe: Ban Christmas
Posted by teddyboy23 November 30, 05:24PM

I would ban carol singing she's crap

messageRe: Ban Christmas
Posted by mrwb November 30, 08:33PM

Cromwell did that already?

Bring back the puritans?

messageRe: Ban Christmasattachment
Posted by Spartacus November 30, 10:54PM

I've put my decorations up now !





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messageRe: Ban Christmas
Posted by Seabag December 01, 07:46AM

Captain Marvel Wrote:
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> I have to ask why you're bothering the forum on
> your hols?


Iím actually working (a bit), so skiving between tasks as I wait for replies from my office.

Itís a tough life.

messageRe: Ban Christmas
Posted by Blah Blah December 01, 12:22PM

I was determined to no post on this thread, not being a kiljoy, BUT can we at least ban the sale of real trees? Don't we waste enough stuff needlessly on this planet already?

messageRe: Ban Christmas
Posted by Loutwo December 01, 04:35PM

Blah Blah Wrote:
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> I was determined to no post on this thread, not
> being a kiljoy, BUT can we at least ban the sale
> of real trees? Don't we waste enough stuff
> needlessly on this planet already?

Surely plastic trees do more damage? I suppose it depends whether youíre looking at it from a C02 point of view, or the destruction of the ocean through plastic?

Louisa.

messageRe: Ban Christmas
Posted by Seabag December 01, 06:31PM

Iím (seriously) having a Christmas branch this year

All decorated and such like, but essentially a Ďfoundí giant twig of sorts

Itís going to look great 🎄🎅🏽🎁

messageRe: Ban Christmas
Posted by malumbu December 01, 06:49PM

Rather than ban Xmas this could have been a better worded thread. You can't ban a festival under a western democracy.

But a good question anyway about the value and meaning.

Is it a religious festival? I expect for most not, and carols etc all rather a token.

A pagan festival? Probably the origins and more of interest to me.

A family celebration and good will on earth? With the country divided it doesn't feel that way.

A consumerist experience giving joy to those who like buying presents, receiving them and making money? That is the way it feels.

So essentially a load of nonsense but I can't bzn it.

I do take exception to growing things only to throw them away,the whole general waste of unneeded/unwanted gifts and the tat. Trees just left on the street being the worse example. I'll buy a tree to show my support of peace, harmony and love and then expect someone else to pay to dispose of it.

And excessive decorations? If you are the person on Westwood Park WTF is that about? All rather vulgar. Ironically I liked the houses on Lenard Road Cator Park, that ended up having to take it in turns but collected money for charity.


messageRe: Ban Christmas
Posted by dbboy December 01, 07:01PM

A house in Grierson Rd next to Honor Oak Pk station usually have a pretty spectacular display (for charity)

messageRe: Ban Christmas
Posted by Seabag December 01, 11:30PM

David Sedaris on Christmas in Holland


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messageRe: Ban Christmasattachment
Posted by natty01295 December 02, 08:57PM

Merry Christmas

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messageRe: Ban Christmas
Posted by siousxiesue December 02, 09:11PM

Blah Blah Wrote:
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> I was determined to no post on this thread, not
> being a kiljoy, BUT can we at least ban the sale
> of real trees? Don't we waste enough stuff
> needlessly on this planet already?

Farmers grow trees especially for the holidays. They plant huge tracts of land in beautiful noble pines, Douglas firs, blue spruce, and other favorites. It may take 8 to 12 years to grow a good sized tree. But during that time, the tree is taking in carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen.

I'm eco conscious and get a real tree, it's recycled into mulch for our parks after.


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