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John Bull

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It is the end of October and my TV has already been showing Christmas adverts for about 2 weeks.

Do we have to be reminded so early of this imminent Apocalypse of enormous expense and undiluted indulgence in an extravaganza of hypocritical mayhem and mind boggling display of destructive civilised behaviour ? Turning the local Nightclub scene into a Police assault course.

The whole thing is a contemporary miscarriage of an event that used to be a traditional and beautiful mid-Winter festivity.

When we are enjoying Christmas in our drunken stupor, cast a thought to all those Bankers and Financial poker players enjoying their Christmas dinner at the local Hilton paying $1,000 per head and thinking of all the millions of people like us they have ripped off in the past year to afford it.

Still, look on the bright side, dear old Granny will love those bars of useless perfumed shower soap you bought her just as much as you will love those cheap table mats somebody bought you.
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Well Ho Ho Ho to you too....who spit in your eggnog?



Turning the local Nightclub scene into a Police assault course


That IS the nightclub scene...

When we are enjoying Christmas in our drunken stupor, cast a thought to all those Bankers and Financial poker players enjoying their Christmas dinner at the local Hilton paying $1,000 per head and thinking of all the millions of people like us they have ripped off in the past year to afford it.




Who says I have to buy into the commercialized version of Christmas? Yes what you say is sometimes true, but I celebrate Christmas without getting drunk and over-indulging.

I suggest you go volunteer at your local Salvation Army and do something good for someone else. THAT is the true spirit of Christmas.

Go watch the Muppet's Christmas carol and How the Grinch Stole Christmas (the OLD cartoon one).
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Well Ho Ho Ho to you too....who spit in your eggnog?



Turning the local Nightclub scene into a Police assault course


That IS the nightclub scene...

When we are enjoying Christmas in our drunken stupor, cast a thought to all those Bankers and Financial poker players enjoying their Christmas dinner at the local Hilton paying $1,000 per head and thinking of all the millions of people like us they have ripped off in the past year to afford it.




Who says I have to buy into the commercialized version of Christmas? Yes what you say is sometimes true, but I celebrate Christmas without getting drunk and over-indulging.

I suggest you go volunteer at your local Salvation Army and do something good for someone else. THAT is the true spirit of Christmas.

Go watch the Muppet's Christmas carol and How the Grinch Stole Christmas (the OLD cartoon one).


Hi Cold,
Nah, of course I get by at Christmas with my booze, cigars, dog, oh I nearly forgot - the wife and not forgetting of course the two Christmas cards I received from them.

I enjoy pulling a cracker with my dog (he always wins, but jumps when it goes BANG) and playing that old 78 on my His Masters Voice wind-up gramophone complete with new needle of Bing Crosby singing "I`m dreaming of a White Christmas", before watching Judy Garland dancing up the Yellow Brick Road with the Tin Man to see the Wizard of Oz on TV.

Then eating my delicious chicken sandwich from Tesco`s followed by a half filled mince pie.

All this after delivering the neighbours Christmas cards, people I only know exist but never see.

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Edited by John Bull, 31 October 2010 - 03:30 PM.

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Ok...I guess you were just making an observation then?

It all depends on how you look at things...yes mainstream commercialism has made a mockery of Christmas, but I refuse to let them spoil it. I would still recommend that you get a little more involved than just cards (although that is still important). Actually getting down and dirty and helping people is very eye-opening.

I believe Christmas is a year-round event, not just some single day we decide to be nice. Christmas day is just the one day we stop and celebrate what we have been imitating all year. Presents and decoration are just festivities, but not essential.

"It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes, or bags. "

~ The Grinch

Edited by Cold Titanium, 31 October 2010 - 03:50 PM.

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I expect the christmas coming soon~~ :D
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