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Bah humbug!

Discussion in 'Personal' started by kibosh, Dec 13, 2015.

  1. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    If you feel like a moan about all the festive related hype . . . . .

    • Since when does Christmas pudding have to be 'matured for 18months'? There was a day when 'soaked in brandy' was a perfectly adequate selling point.
    • Jacobs Cheesonal Biscuits!! They taste exactly the same, but are cut into bell and snowman shapes.
    • Deluxe this and Indulgent that. Just stop it.


    Anyone else?
  2. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    I'm not a Christian as I've said on here before, indeed I'm an atheist... but the complete absence of Christ and the Christian message in any of the Christmas material I have seen ... that really irritates me. Why isn't there a manger/nativity scene in the town centre? Or an image of Jesus... it won't offend anyone! [well ok it'll offend some people but they can **** off]
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  3. cissy3

    cissy3 Star commenter

    Christmas tree shaped crumpets (pikelets)


    Christmas doormats. Why spend money on a doormat that can only be used briefly?
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  4. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    Driving home the other night I noticed that a house in the middle of nowhere had, rather surprisingly, created an outdoor nativity scene. It was rather splendid and kitsch. I need to go back sometime and take a photo.
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  5. gameofdrones

    gameofdrones Established commenter

    I don't eat any of this stuff.

    I want a sausage roll and a bit of cheese with mustard on it.
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  6. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Do get a photo @kibosh

    When I lived in the USA there were many illuminated nativity scenes laid out on peoples front lawns.

    There were also huddles of highly offended people crying as well but we just hit them with the car [this is a joke, there weren't and we didn't]
  7. InkyP

    InkyP Star commenter

    There are a few round here most years.
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  8. Dragonlady30

    Dragonlady30 Star commenter

    For many good reasons, OH is a real humbug at this time of year, but occasionally I wish he'd lighten up and relax. A couple of years ago I spotted a Bah Humbug badge, complete with flashing lights. in a card shop. I bought one for him and gave it to him on Christmas morning.

    The lights didn't work!!

    I fell about laughing as it was so apt, but he hit the roof!! Sorry, but I just couldn't make out if he was angry at the badge, or that the lights didn't work, or both!!!! :confused:

  9. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    I don't get this either. Buying jumpers you can only wear for a very short period of time; special plates, etc - ditto. More and more money spent on clutter.
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  10. cissy3

    cissy3 Star commenter

    There always has been one in my city. The same figures since I was kid!
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  11. Spiritwalkerness

    Spiritwalkerness Star commenter

    There is a plethora of 'festive' loo rolls, *sigh*
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  12. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Granted, could just be my area...
  13. Spiritwalkerness

    Spiritwalkerness Star commenter

    Ditto. However, I have no idea which bit of the city it's now located. I think it might be 'uphill' where the posh folk live ;)
  14. Dragonlady30

    Dragonlady30 Star commenter

    You are SO right about this perception that someone, anyone will be offended.

    Did anyone bother asking if offence would be caused if.......................?

    If the answer is yes, ask why. If no, just get on with it!!!!

    It makes me SO :mad:

    :) XXX
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  15. Spiritwalkerness

    Spiritwalkerness Star commenter

    @lanokia - exceptional timing with your post #12
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  16. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    And it's not the potentially offended who make any sort of fuss, because - actually - they are not and will not be offended.

    Of the 6 schools in which I taught, the one where I got the largest quantity (and it was largest by a very large margin) of cards and gifts at Xmas from kids was when I taught in the school in the East End of which 95% of the kids were practising Muslims. They gave each other Xmas cards (and sometimes presents), too.
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  17. Dragonlady30

    Dragonlady30 Star commenter

    BIB You are SO right and this has always been my experience too.

    What wonderful Christmas celebrations you had!!
  18. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    *Decides to bang on a bit more*

    It's all ludicrous. I'm atheist, but (a) enjoy Christmas as a festival, (b) love all the elements of it, including the religious ones (carols - what's not to like?) and (c) encourage Christians to do it all, because it's one of their key festivals. No-one should be made to feel that this joyful festival is the least bit "offensive" to anyone.
  19. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    From the Lidl Surprises brochure (I'm not Lidlist, btw, similar can be found from any supermarket)

    Deluxe with Love range :mad: Really? What does that even mean.
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  20. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    The phrase 'Christmas Comfort' to describe fleeces that you can buy all year round.

    Everything is described as comfier, cosier, more pampered, more comforting. Have we all suddenly come down with some terrible illness?
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