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- December 6, 2011 at 7:50 am #8528
So…..who is ready for Christmas then? Who has been super organised and done all their shopping and wrapped all their presents?
I've done some but not all.
I have made my Christmas cake. Every now and then I top it up with some brandy.I shall get drunk on the cake. 😆
We've got the turkey before Tesco ran out. The plan is to have ALL the food shopping done before Christmas Eve. I can't stand the thought of Tesco on Christmas Eve. All those stressed parents and screaming kids.
Can anyone tell me why people have to buy so many French sticks at Christmas? I see people's trolleys laden with food and at least 6 of the things. By the next day they'll all be dry and stale.
I eat far too much at Christmas, but then I guess everyone does. The diet starts in the new year……….maybe. 😆December 6, 2011 at 3:30 pm #13262
sleepy lies✘ Not a client
Why would you go shopping on Christmas Eve? It's time to celebrate and gather with your family.
Around here shops close at about 5, so everybody can be home on time.
Probably it's one of those differences between the US and Europe.
Do you celebrate on Christmas Eve or are the celebrations on Christmas Day?
Enlighten me! I love to learn more about the american traditions. Seems like there are a lot of similarities but also some differences.December 6, 2011 at 3:33 pm #13263
sleepy lies✘ Not a client
I'm sorry I wasn't paying attention. You obviously live in the UK. Sorry about that.
But really, you go shopping for food on Christmas Eve?December 6, 2011 at 5:46 pm #13264
Not if I can help it no. If we do it's early so we avoid the rush. I hate shopping at the best of times. 😆December 6, 2011 at 10:06 pm #13265
I've got most of the shopping done. Me and my wife are flying to England this Christmas to spend time with my mum and sister, so I've had to be a bit more organized than normal. One benefit of going away for Christmas is that we don't have to put up and take down a tree and decorations – that'll be happening in England this year!!
When it comes to Christmas tradition, I am not one for turkey – I much prefer duck or goose. As for getting the festivities going, I tend to leave it to at least the middle of December before I start feeling festive. Hearing Christmas songs on the radio before then feels a bit premature. Then again, maybe I'm just a scrooge!!
As for shopping on Christmas Eve – did it once, never again!December 9, 2011 at 10:44 am #13266
I did some on-line Christmas shopping this morning so the kids should be happy. My eldest is Chelsea mad so he was easy enough. My daughter is crackers about Harry Potter so she's going to be happy too. My little man likes it too so I got him something.
What is Christmas day like in your house? My kids get up about 6.30-7. No earlier. Then it's presents and more presents. The turkey goes in the oven about 9 and we sit down to eat about 2pm ish. Then fall asleep fall of turkey. 😆December 9, 2011 at 7:53 pm #13267
Yeah well my wife will wake me up about 6.30-7 – she's just a big kid. Now we're over to the UK this year, it will be a contest between my wife and younger sister as to who gets up the earliest!
As for Christmas shopping, I do all of it online these days. Much better!December 10, 2011 at 1:54 am #13268
Bah, I hate Christmas.December 10, 2011 at 6:23 am #13269'Tommy wrote on '10:
Bah, I hate Christmas.
Misery. 😆December 11, 2011 at 6:39 pm #13270
We should have an Insomnia Land panto!December 12, 2011 at 7:31 am #13271
That's a great idea. Tom can be Scrooge, 😆December 20, 2011 at 9:45 am #13272
I have spent Â£800 on Christmas already, and I haven't even blooming started yet!December 20, 2011 at 9:45 am #13273
…though Â£600 of that was on myself.. heheDecember 20, 2011 at 10:40 am #13274
You've spent Â£600 quid on yourself? 😮 What in Gods name have you bought yourself? And what about me then, eh? eh? 😆
I've just got the rest of the food shopping to do and my mum and dads present and my brother and that's it. Oh and something for the cats as well. 😆December 21, 2011 at 5:33 am #13275
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