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  • NollieNollie Girona, Catalunya, Northen SpainPosts: 2,880
    Nothing wrong with xmas decs put up with ‘great taste’ @BenCotto, as ours are, of course :) However, it’s the all singing, dancing, gyrating, flashing, over-sized santa climbing up the balcony and farting as he goes that is the subject of my curmudgeon. I must have a quiet word with your gardener and sneak a few into your 2019 display so you too, can appreciate this wonderous phenomenon.
  • B3B3 Posts: 11,529
    I don't mind people putting up decorations in or outside their own home. It's listening to Santa roasting on an open fire and the little boy that santa claus forgot, whilst trying to concentrate on my shopping. Sainsbury's makes me want to scream😱 Over the years, i have on more than one occasion, abandoned my trolley and b******d off somewhere else. Waitrose and Lidl are mercifully carol -less

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 23,756
    @B3 we walked out of our local garden centre which was playing the worst xmas music ever. Imagine christmas songs sung by a really bad barber shop quartet who couldn't find a tenor.
  • I have a confession to make:  I am a dedicated fan of Christmas!  BUT - I absolutely loathe the hype (why can't I sit down on an ordinary sofa?  And why must I order a new one just for Christmas?), I loathe the endless, mindless Christmas musak on repeat (and repeat) everywhere I go.  I cannot stand the flashing, over-decorated houses, which the local TV station feels duty-bound to film in all its tasteless glory.  And I simply hate all the frenetic advertising that accompanies it all.  

    That is so not me!  I plan in advance.  My cake is made and is being fed regularly with brandy, ditto the pudding.  I will make and freeze certain dishes in advance.  I will order my turkey, organise my ham, and decorate the house in what I like to think is a tasteful way.  Nothing will flash.  Nothing will scream over-the-top consumerism.  But it will be a lovely and enjoyable festival.

    Understated but full of the joy of Christmas, I like to think.  I have a friend who is on the same page!  We exchange photos of our decorated Christmas trees.  We love our hand-made Advent calendars and I make my own Advent ring.  

    Joy to the World (if that's what you want).

  • GWRSGWRS Posts: 7,043
    Hello , saw my first Christmas 🎄 TV 📺 advert tonight , joy of joy !!!!
  • B3B3 Posts: 11,529
    @Shrinking Violet do you mean you don't buy festive toilet paper😨
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • @B3 Never in a million years!  That is beyond parody!  I would rather use newspaper squares!  :D
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 19,511
    Since we moved here and I joined the patchwork group I find myself making Xmas decs from felt and/or fabric and beads/sequins/whatever.   It's restful and therapeutic and the results are more subtle than anything I've seen in the shops and won't break if they fall.    I've also done Xmas themed table runners and a cloth and am doing a wall hanging for this year.   None of them go up till the week before Xmas tho.

    Love Xmas too but en famille, not all the hype, musak, relentless commercialisation.  Our Xmas cards are from the RHS and have no religious sentiment, just good will.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • KT53KT53 Posts: 3,873
    BenCotto said:
    My moan is people moaning about Christmas. If folk want to put up their decorations on November 4th what harm does it do to anyone else?
    My complaint isn't so much with what people do in the privacy of their own home, but with shops who fill the place with "C" tat from the middle of September.  Our nephews birthday is in November and it's almost impossible to find decent birthday cards at that time of year.  As for the festive musak.......
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 58,815
    My partner and my son both have birthdays in the week before Christmas ... if I don’t get their cards this week there’s no chance ...!
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

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