Christmas

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  • #8528

    Jane
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    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. 😆

    #13262

    sleepy lies
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    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.

    #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?

    #13264

    Jane
    ✘ Not a client

    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. 😆

    #13265

    Martin Reed
    ★ Admin

    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!

    #13266

    Jane
    ✘ Not a client

    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. 😆

    #13267

    Martin Reed
    ★ Admin

    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!

    #13268

    Tommy ToXen
    ✘ Not a client

    Bah, I hate Christmas.

    #13269

    Jane
    ✘ Not a client
    'Tommy wrote on '10:

    Bah, I hate Christmas.

    Misery. 😆

    #13270

    Martin Reed
    ★ Admin

    Scrooge!

    Boo! Hiss!

    We should have an Insomnia Land panto!

    #13271

    Jane
    ✘ Not a client

    That's a great idea. Tom can be Scrooge, 😆

    #13272

    Tommy ToXen
    ✘ Not a client

    I have spent £800 on Christmas already, and I haven't even blooming started yet!

    #13273

    Tommy ToXen
    ✘ Not a client

    …though £600 of that was on myself.. hehe

    #13274

    Jane
    ✘ Not a client

    You've spent £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. 😆

    #13275

    Tommy ToXen
    ✘ Not a client

    Box set: It Ain't Half Hot Mum

    Box set: Dad's Army

    Box set: Alf Garnett (1972)

    Box set: Alf Garnett (1974)

    Box set: In Sickness & In Health

    Film: Til Death Us Do Part

    4x Research Chemicals (legal!) but that came to £100 alone

    Moisturiser, exfoliator, eye revival, tooth bleaching kit ([email protected] spending £90 on batrhoom products)

    New clothes

    New work clothes

    New phone

    Sims 3 Pets

    😀

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