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23rd Dec 2014, 21:37


23rd Dec 2014, 21:40

B Fraser
23rd Dec 2014, 22:16
Santa delivers a Yule Log ?

23rd Dec 2014, 22:31
Mr Cavourting, haven't you cocked your gun a bit too early? It's the 23rd in the UK and I'm sure that the Aussies don't get giddy until the 25th, unlike the Teutons and other assorted Europeans who get going on the 24th around 6pm.

I like the poster btw ;)


23rd Dec 2014, 22:37
Checkboard's poster wins trousers down. Feckin' Christmas, mumble...

24th Dec 2014, 00:00
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/12/23/2432E62700000578-0-this_digital_composite_image_a_comparison_has_been_made_of_L ondo-a-18_1419326746506.jpg

24th Dec 2014, 00:16
What's sweeter than mince pies & cream sherry?



Why yes, I have just been watching Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan, how did you guess?

Pinky the pilot
24th Dec 2014, 02:55
I don't have anything suitable to add except to say that I hope all fellow PPruners will have a very Merry and politically incorrect Christmas!:ok::ok:

My favourites are the preceding two posts BTW.:ok::E

24th Dec 2014, 03:26
Blantently stolen from Checkboard.


"Nick's nuts roasting on an open fire....."

24th Dec 2014, 04:42

24th Dec 2014, 07:38

24th Dec 2014, 11:57
I'm with Pinky on this!!!...a very happy and merry and politically incorrect Christmas...all the very best to you all...adversaries and friends.....best wishes of the Season to one and all!! :ok:;)

24th Dec 2014, 13:01
hi Y'all!!

24th Dec 2014, 13:05
Trip Advisor - "Galilee Inn, Bethlehem"
"Appalling Service"
One star (in the East)

Despite booking a room months in advance (it's always busy around Saturnalia), when we arrived after our long journey, we were told that the inn was overbooked and they had given our room to someone else.
I showed the manager the tablet with our reservation, but he said that it was no good. Although we were exhausted and my wife was about to give birth, the best he could suggest was to sleep round the back in the stable with the animals.
Great - awful smell and no minibar! And all night we were disturbed by drunk guests dressed as shepherds and kings who were so desperate to see the baby that we couldn't get him to sleep.
I cannot recommend Bethlehem as a destination at this time of year.

Joseph, Nazareth.

24th Dec 2014, 14:22

Happy Christmas to all,

BR om

24th Dec 2014, 14:37
Happy bloody Christmas :)

24th Dec 2014, 14:39
Bah humbug indeed.


24th Dec 2014, 15:35
The Christmas kangaroo.....


24th Dec 2014, 20:55

This is the way my Christmas is going so far. :p

But, a gallon of gas (petrol) here is $1.78 now, a nice Christmas present for me. :D

Flying Lawyer
24th Dec 2014, 21:26
Trafalgar Square London

Link to the most amazing Christmas broadcast since the angels broadcast news of Jesus' birth to the shepherds >> Christmas Eve 1968 (http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/image/as8_genesis1a.mov)

Happy Christmas to all.


Flying Lawyer
25th Dec 2014, 00:38
......... Not forgetting service personnel on duty.


25th Dec 2014, 00:52
Laser has already packed away at least four bottles of my reserve of decent bitters - He's on sprouts duty tomorrow!

Good job he doesn't like my stash of Blueberry Summer Ale!

See you's all tomorrow with roast turkey and all the trimmings

(You should have seen the performance carrying the built up trampoline along the road from the stables into the bungalow garden earlier this evening!

But officer - I haven't been drinking - and there were these half dozen people carrying a trampoline along the highway - Oh yes sir - now please blow into this bag!

Awra best to all the Pprune Clan - now - back to the beer!

25th Dec 2014, 00:58
Strangely enough, perhaps even bizarrely, I was always with my family on Christmas Eve and Christmas day for my entire career. Now there were times when I would have to leave them on Christmas day and airline back to where I had left the aircraft, but that would usually be in the evening.

Got to be some kind of record.

But I can remember many Christmases as a child when my father was off flying somewhere when he was an air force pilot.

So my thoughts are always with those on duty and/or flying and are away from their loved ones during the holiday season of Christmas and New Years.

Currently doing my best to ignore six of my grandchildren that are here, but alas, this will not last long.

They know my weakness. :(

Them. :ok:

India Four Two
25th Dec 2014, 00:59
Season's Greetings PPRuNers from the Palm Springs Air Museum.

A really good museum. The highlight was a tour through a B-17G. However, in the keeping with the spirit of the day, I thought I would post this - the leading edge of an F-104G wing. Safety by Gillette.


For reference purposes, the protective cover is about 1" wide.

It's a good job Santa won't run into one of these. ;)

27th Dec 2014, 12:29
We would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank you for your business this year and wish you a happy and restful Christmas Period (if you are having one).From an email I received from a company I've done some business with during the year.

27th Dec 2014, 12:43
My best Christmasses were when I was single at Akrotiri in the mid 1960s

28th Dec 2014, 02:45
It's OVER !!!!:ok:

( In NZ, at least )

was gingernut
28th Dec 2014, 19:13

Merry Xmas from ginge in Sunny Cornwall.


28th Dec 2014, 22:43
A neighbour had a baby on Christmas night, unexpectedly as it were, in the hallway before any medical persons could arrive. All went well, no doubt an xmas they won't forget in a hurry :D


29th Dec 2014, 08:15
Well done A.A. !!
Passenger tossed after flipping out over staff?s ?Merry Christmas? | New York Post (http://nypost.com/2014/12/25/plane-passenger-tossed-after-angry-reaction-to-merry-christmas/)

Quote ........

Bah, humbug!

A passenger was tossed off a plane at La Guardia Airport on Tuesday after flipping out — because airline workers wished him a merry Christmas.

The man was waiting to board American Airlines Flight 1140 to Dallas when a cheerful gate agent began welcoming everyone with the Yuletide greeting while checking boarding passes.

The grumpy passenger, who appeared to be traveling alone, barked at the woman, “You shouldn’t say that because not everyone celebrates Christmas.”

The agent replied, “Well, what should I say then?”

“Don’t say, ‘Merry Christmas!’ ” the man shouted before brushing past her.

Once on the plane, he was warmly greeted by a flight attendant who also wished him a “merry Christmas.” That was the last straw.

“Don’t say, ‘Merry Christmas!’ ” the man raged before lecturing the attendants and the pilot about their faux pas.

The crew tried to calm the unidentified man, but he refused to back down and continued hectoring them.

He was escorted off the plane as other fliers burst into cheers and applause.:D

American Airlines did not return a request for comment.

29th Dec 2014, 08:21
A neighbour had a baby on Christmas night, unexpectedly as it were, in the hallway
Lucky them! That's the closest of manger they could have, right? :cool: