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I think it should be cancelled as part of the austerity drive or if people are going to spend money they should be encouraged to spend only with those companies who pay full UK taxes.

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They have already released some of the Christmas compilation music albums

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bah humbug!

 

Great present idea. Bags of humbugs !

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Remembering all those no longer with us, my granddaughter was born near Christmas and passed away aged 8 weeks on Feb 13th

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I always think they should reinvent Christmas and make it totally different. If you were going to reinvent Christmas, what would you want to do instead ?

 

in other countries they have their Christmas meal on Christmas Eve, they have a few drinks and then go to midnight mass. When they get home they open a few presents. On Christmas day they just have a buffet type meal and they have relaxed family days.

 

I find that boxing day now has become established as a day for the shops to run sales and it is a bit daft as public transport has closed down to limited services. People even now shop online on Christmas day.

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I always think they should reinvent Christmas and make it totally different. If you were going to reinvent Christmas, what would you want to do instead ?

 

in other countries they have their Christmas meal on Christmas Eve, they have a few drinks and then go to midnight mass. When they get home they open a few presents. On Christmas day they just have a buffet type meal and they have relaxed family days.

 

I find that boxing day now has become established as a day for the shops to run sales and it is a bit daft as public transport has closed down to limited services. People even now shop online on Christmas day.

 

Just to make it like it used to be and not as the purely commercial exercise that it has become today.

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Do not miss this-A Christmas Battle broke out yesterday about this but would be nice to see i would think.

It it going to hit your town,your city.

Maybe even right to your door.

 

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Just to make it like it used to be and not as the purely commercial exercise that it has become today.

 

Yes i get that,it would be nice,so much pressure on families .

A fire,with chestnuts roasting,snow falling outside.Laughter and singing in the air.

Grandpa,and Grandma sat in the rocking chair.

Enough if i carry on i will get emotional.:-D

 

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It's just round the corner, you have been warned.

What have you started.:-)

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Just to make it like it used to be and not as the purely commercial exercise that it has become today.

 

Exactly. In Spain, they don't go too mad, but just enjoy it. They have another celebration on the 6th of January called Three Kings day.

 

British Christmas TV was once worth watching, but is now mostly rubbish. Weather is usually grey and wet. No wonder the airports are so busy before Christmas.

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I think it should be cancelled as part of the austerity drive or if people are going to spend money they should be encouraged to spend only with those companies who pay full UK taxes.

 

I will go along with the cancellation of Christmas :)

 

They have already released some of the Christmas compilation music albums

 

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Most of the stores were switched on to Christmas songs when I was in town on Tuesday !

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I agree with the cancel xmas things.

 

Lets go back to paganism and celebrate family and normal things, not this festival of commercial consumerism debt bubble thing we have

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Yeah, I think it's becoming far too commercialised.

 

We usually set a limit of something like £20 (we have 4 people to buy for) per person.

 

Thing is people feel emotionally responsible for buying presents, which is completely stupid for a religious festival. And often what you pay for goods before Christmas, is more than they are sold for after it. My local charity shop kept back a load of the unwanted Christmas gift sets of cheap beauty type products from last year, to sell before this Christmas. By doing that they will raise more money. Go into any charity shop after Christmas and they struggle to cope with the volume of unwanted gifts.

 

Why not limit spending to £10 per person and the other £10 they would have spent going towards food/drink or given to a local charity ?

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Yeah, I think it's becoming far too commercialised.

 

We usually set a limit of something like £20 (we have 4 people to buy for) per person.

 

i wish, let me see 3 kids, 1 wife, secret santa etc that would save a ton of money

 

think ive just passed the £250 mark so far this year.. give or take £30

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Just popped in i am in a quander.

Should i get a real Christmas Tree or artificial.

Got to plan these things.

Consumer Dude-

saying hi to a neighbour, smiling at a stranger

Some areas nowadays when you grin at a stranger with those pearly whites,you may lose one or two.Instantly.

 

But yes i have done such a thing and usually they respond,so i agree with you.

Many people are looking for a things like that to brighten up the day.

And sometimes you then begin chatting,perhaps make friends even.

 

Smile at a neighbour,how many of us know them or want to.Or dare to.Nowadays.

But i get what you mean.

And perhaps that also may lead to friendships being formed.

 

As for mobiles i am a bit of a loner,so use if a emergency.

I have not got many friends left really.

The type you have when young.Close.

You are a very lucky person if you have a true friend,and i am envious.

Olden days come back in some ways,please.

 

Good heavens,cheer up owl,onwards to the fun soon to arrive at Christmas,Willy Wonka,Scrooge,The Christmas Carol,Treasure Island,Home Alone,Goonies and the rest.

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