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Is it nearing Christmas again?

5 weeks and 6 days till Christmas.....
and guess what?...
Christmas ads. have started to appear on t'box.

Warms the cockles of me 'eart.

What's your favourite?
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Old 14.11.2014, 22:21
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Re: Is it nearing Christmas again?

Definitely, the coca-cola advert has been on TV for the last few days
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Old 14.11.2014, 22:30
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Re: Is it nearing Christmas again?

oo - thanks for reminding me. I bought a packed of mince pies over from London recently; time to have one!
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Re: Is it nearing Christmas again?

Hot?
With dribble of cold double cream?
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Old 14.11.2014, 22:35
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I think he's talking about his reserve glass eyes.
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Re: Is it nearing Christmas again?

I am so glad we will have moved back to Switzerland in time for Christmas. It simply isn't the same with the cold. So excited
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Re: Is it nearing Christmas again?

My Swiss partners first Xmas in Sydney wasnt what she imagined...

Santa on his sleigh on the beach being dragged along by a tractor and the Christmas candles drooping over from the hot days. AC on full blast because of high 30s temps. Life savers wearing Xmas hats/antlers etc. Still living 30 meters from the waters edge made up for it all.

My best Xmas moments are winter camping trips in the Bernise Oberland with the tent oven in full swing and decorating a small pine. Those solitatry moments, just me and the forest alows me to fully appreciate just how lucky we are in SUI.

I enjoy the family fun and happily tolerate heated arguments between family members who havent seen each other for a year. Good and bad allways co-exist.

Merry Christmas everyone !!!

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Re: Is it nearing Christmas again?

My favorite is putting up my tree. (We are doing it tonight in fact.) I have ornaments from my great-grandparents and one from every trip we've taken, and other special occasions. I love thinking about all of the people and memories that go with each one as I put them on the tree.

This is absolutely my favorite time of year - Nov - Feb.
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My favorite is putting up my tree. (We are doing it tonight in fact.) I have ornaments from my great-grandparents and one from every trip we've taken, and other special occasions. I love thinking about all of the people and memories that go with each one as I put them on the tree.

This is absolutely my favorite time of year - Nov - Feb.
But it is still November!
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Old 15.11.2014, 15:26
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But it is still November!
So?
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Oh! How I miss Christmas back before!

The warm, glittery aroma of lingamberries baking on an open window; the sparkle of the maize lanterns dangling over the spires; the eager anticipation of the humpelmen knocking at the door with their bulging hairy sacks filled with onions, sweetbreads and moist, chewy doorknobs; the weary sleep before a bright noon of wildsong and brine; the spiny fronds of outmire, waggling in the hazy sprigs of winter sunshine; the glass jars filled to the brindle with candied potatoes, spicy and loud; the toffee-coloured fumidors, furry to the touch; the waynes and the spirrocks, all aghast at the pinkness of the snow.

Christmas is nice, but I wish it was like it ought to have been.
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Re: Is it nearing Christmas again?

Rats. DB's been sampling the eggnog again
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Old 15.11.2014, 18:41
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Rats. DB's been sampling the eggnog again
I'll have what he's having.
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Re: Is it nearing Christmas again?

Reminds me of this

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mBm2V69oO68
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Re: Is it nearing Christmas again?

The John Lewis one with Monty the Penguin - i know what the story is every time, but still have a wee tear in my eye.

I suppose by the end of December i shall be swearing and moaning about it. But for now - I like.
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So?
Will you not have to buy another one next month? Or is it one of those plastic ones? I like those, quick assemble, back in the box for next year. No finding errant pine kneedles under the couch in June.

Can we have a photo?
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Yes, the first time I saw it, I cried. Even after a few viewings I still get teary.
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Yes, the first time I saw it, I cried. Even after a few viewings I still get teary.
I think the John Lewis ad is cute but I have to admit that their ad of a couple of years ago with the little girl growing up to be a Mother, Grandmother etc all to " Only a Woman to me" had me in tears every time - when it came on I had to switch channels as it got me every time!
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