View Full Version : You know it's nearly Xmas when...

27th Sep 2005, 12:37
...you see some spotty, geeky, greasy haired, supermarket shelf- stacking [email protected] piling boxes of tree lights next to the xmas crackers:mad:

Did i also mention about the chocolate advent calendars (in Marks and Spencers) with a sell by date of Dec 1st 2005? :mad::D

27th Sep 2005, 12:39
Selection boxes appeared two weeks ago in our local supermarket, which by my reckoning means easter should start somwtime around boxing day.:rolleyes:

Richard Taylor
27th Sep 2005, 12:40
Local Radio ads for Xmas parties/dinners etc.

Also seen some Easter eggs at my local newsagents...not sure if they're left over from 2005 or advance delivery for 2006

27th Sep 2005, 12:52
Hi Richard! Are you sure they were Easter Eggs? The Cadbury Creme Eggs are an "all-year-round" product.
:yuk: :yuk:

27th Sep 2005, 13:02
......when somebody starts a "You know it's nearly Christmas when........" thread ;) ;)

27th Sep 2005, 13:07
Is it snowing there yet?

27th Sep 2005, 13:10
Not yet.....................

(Shhhhhh, don't let Old Man Winter her you!!!!!)

The Invisible Man
27th Sep 2005, 13:14
Christmas is a time for frollics.. la la la la

Tie some holly to yer Bollix la la la la la.

I love it with a passion so strong I go into passion overload.

I love the present buying, the queues, the what shall we get for so and so, the masses of food that ends up being eaten.

I suggested to Mrs TIM, ( who loves Christmas), that the money we spend goes to a charity. I wonder if she will remember.


Anyway may I be the first to wish you all a Merry Christmas :D

edited. cos its for the kids not me, thats what hurts!:{

27th Sep 2005, 13:28
I detest the present buying, the queues, the what shall we get for so and so

Then don't do it ! - We're renting a chalet in the mountains - everyone puts in a bit of cash and we don't do presents. Use the money on spending time together and not on buying tat !

The Invisible Man
27th Sep 2005, 13:30
Sorry Sir,

I edited cos I sounded a real humbug. Got room for one more in your chalet???:rolleyes:

27th Sep 2005, 13:33
chocolate advent calendars ... saw some Chocolate Ramadan calendars in a local ASDA recently ..... (and no, I'm not making it up!)

27th Sep 2005, 13:37
Havin to tell my mother yet again 'sorry mum wont be home for christmas - goin abroad with my partner'

27th Sep 2005, 13:51
saw some Chocolate Ramadan calendars.......

Do they make you fatwa?
:p :p

27th Sep 2005, 14:28
You know it's nearly Xmas when...

Retailers who've been reporting a very big slow-down in consumer spending all summer nevertheless hope that their 4th quarter results will save the day... :rolleyes:

27th Sep 2005, 21:50
Here in scenic Isolo, Lagos, Nigeria there is a local hotel which has its Christmas lights up in May. Or it may be a local hotel that just cannot be bothered to take its Christmas lights down before it's that time again. Whatever. I never bothered to check if they were up there all along. They seem to care as much about this oversold holiday as I do.

Oddly enough, they really do not seem to have heard of Kwanza here. Perhaps you should send Ken Livingstone down to give them a briefing on multi-culturalism and that sort of thing. Oh, and a congestion charge for Lagos!

We used to celebrate Christmas here in the traditional expatriot manner, opening our presents on Christmas Eve and drinking them all, every one. Then Christmas Day was spent creeping around, heating up leftover Chinese food with trembling hands until we could find, hopefully, some overlooked presents to open.

This year I shall be celebrating here with my British comrades. The traditional Christmas dinner with chipolatas and Brussels sprouts... and they have the nerve to make fun of American cuisine?! Oh well, I suppose it is the thought that counts. Never mind the shopping and all that superficial, over-commercialised stuff. Just try and have some good times with family and/or friends.

28th Sep 2005, 00:06
Don't get me started again so early this year:mad:

Devlin Carnet
28th Sep 2005, 08:33
You dont like shelf stackers then!
He/she is only doing what they are told, :ok:

Jordan D
28th Sep 2005, 09:21
Well Mo Dutta on Radio 2 has been going on about Christmas Puddings & Mince Pies for the last two weeks ....


30th Sep 2005, 23:26
was about to go to bed, but have/had for some weird reason kept this site (http://www.ummah.com/forum/showthread.php?t=66174) in my favourites:ouch: :ugh: :yuk: :confused: :eek: :zzz:

Merry Christmas :mad: :p

1st Oct 2005, 00:10
Hmz.... ah well they do say....
It's the most wonderfull time of the year

Well at least Jer. is gonna have a white x-mas.. Let's hope we have on too.

Cheers and merry christmas to all of you.....

:ok: :ok:

1st Oct 2005, 15:20
Well at least Jer. is gonna have a white x-mas

......and a white New Years, and a white Australia Day and a white Valentines Day and a white Easter...........

;) ;)

1st Oct 2005, 16:20
am I too late to put the sprouts on for Christmas dinner?

1st Oct 2005, 17:21
At least you get some proper snow up there Jer. Here it's just proper snow for about 1 hour and than it turns into slushie [email protected]:\
That is if we get it at all!!!!!

2nd Oct 2005, 09:34
Gouabafla, you are still in time provided you use a pressure cooker for them. Don't forget to add a couple of shovels of bicarbonate of soda though, to preserve the goodness. (Are you sure my mother didn't teach you how to cook?).

Finally don't forget to leave the turkey in the freezer until 22:00 on Xmas Eve, to make sure it's still fresh. (That was the year I went temporarily vegetarian).