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Author Topic: Best quote I've heard today ...  (Read 1198 times)
Cora Courcelle
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« on: November 06, 2018, 11:08:56 am »

It's never too early to be annoyed by Christmas.
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« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2018, 12:43:20 pm »

It's not just a dislike of Christmas, it's because I was bitten by a BahHum bug.....
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« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2018, 12:54:11 pm »

That is especially true when you work in retail...
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« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2018, 08:14:30 pm »



 Keep these pearls of wisdom rolling  along
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« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2018, 07:58:41 pm »

That last one was really a gem...
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« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2018, 08:32:05 pm »

I'm busy planning for next Halloween?
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« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2018, 10:05:51 pm »

I love Christmas and all the glitz and tinsel and the once-a-year baked treats (and even many of the songs).
I also fully believe that it should be illegal to start before December 1.
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« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2018, 09:05:51 pm »

I also fully believe that it should be illegal to start before December 1.

I agree with this.
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« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2018, 10:54:49 pm »

I also fully believe that it should be illegal to start before December 1.

I agree with this.

Thanksgiving used to provide a cushion before Christmas at US supermarkets. Aftre all food is central to that holiday. That is no longer the case. They went straight to Christmas ornaments one day after Halloween.
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« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2018, 05:06:51 am »

Since we have a child whose birthday falls in late November, we have been under strict instructions that no Christmas stuff is permitted until after birthday stuff, so now I am allowed to comment...

We still manage to have one of those Christmases that look like like someone vomited decorations all over the place. A lot of Christophiles in our family. Our Christmas is also big - usually 20-25 people. It is this size because it is cousins, in-laws, aunts, brothers, sisters, nephews and all their respective partners and kids. We do this because it puts a stop to the "5 Christmas dinners with each family" fiasco. We all have a lovely time and have no intention of ever giving it up! We think Grinches and Bah-humbugs are hilarious!
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« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2018, 11:30:57 am »

Since we have a child whose birthday falls in late November, we have been under strict instructions that no Christmas stuff is permitted until after birthday stuff, so now I am allowed to comment...

We still manage to have one of those Christmases that look like like someone vomited decorations all over the place. A lot of Christophiles in our family. Our Christmas is also big - usually 20-25 people. It is this size because it is cousins, in-laws, aunts, brothers, sisters, nephews and all their respective partners and kids. We do this because it puts a stop to the "5 Christmas dinners with each family" fiasco. We all have a lovely time and have no intention of ever giving it up! We think Grinches and Bah-humbugs are hilarious!

It sounds like you have a wonderful time! We have Christmas day itself just for close, local family but then travel on Boxing Day for the big family reunion. And for us, the decoration-fest starts this weekend, and doesn't stop until every surface is covered with tinsel and twinkling lights  Grin.

Yours,
Miranda.
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« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2018, 01:49:48 pm »

I'm celebrating.

I'm celebrating the 13th year that we haven't celebrated Christmas and the estimated £15,000 that's still in the bank because of that decision.

I do a little 'whoop' every December 25th.
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« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2018, 06:57:03 pm »

Christmas for me was a much smaller affair, with close relatives and friend - usually just people "once removed" from the nuclear family, my grandparents, my uncle (rarely), couple of godparents and great grand aunts on the French side. I think the maximum size of the party ever would be 10 people.

My grandmnother's biithday fell between Christmas and New Year, so that was an issue. Since my grandparents raised me, it was my job to give her the presents and help prepare  the house for the holiday. The way to deal with a dinner party was to do a single combined Birthday/Christmas/New Year party with guests, and then have two smaller evenings (just nuclear family plus a few guests, say two or three) during the actual Christmas and New Year.

People in Mexico are very gregarious. It's absolutly normal for friends/co-workers to rotate small events at someone's home, every single weekend. Just small informal meetings with food and drink, cardboard dishes, guests helping with the dishes - chatting about life, gossip and the weekly events.

So having a smaller Xmas dinner and New Year with just a few guests, and in between a single large formal dinner party doesn't look like overkill. It has the net effect of amplifying the Yuletide for the kids, because you are only surrounded by people who like you/love you during the actual holidays! Regarding the travel side of holdays, those guests who can't come during Xmas/New Year, will usually be free for the large party on, say the 28th December. It makes Youletide a lot more fun and less stressful.
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« Reply #13 on: December 12, 2018, 01:42:53 pm »

Getting back on topic...

"Any thing done for the first time unleashes a demon."

Describes so many of my prototypes ;-)
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