The Xmas thread.

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Hi, sorry for the lacklustre start to this thread, although it seems to have found a suitable permutation in the last 7 hours - being Christmas and all, I guess. I wrote "Xmas" due to all the annoying PC signs all over town right now, and there are children out there who think that is how you actually spell Christmas, including my corruptable young self....

Even at 18, I'm never to old to go into my parents' room at 6am singing a bad rendition of "I Saw Three Ships". This may be the last time, thankfully for them.

My mother was actually considering staying up all night, as she feared the room containing all the food was not 100% cat proof. When we finally persuaded her to go to bed, she was close to tears at the thought of the cats getting in and "ruining Xmas" but as far as I can see, they didn't get in. Xmas is safe for another year :) For dinner we usually have about 20 different food items on the table and inevitably one gets left in the oven, the microwave etc. so Boxing Day is often spent eating leeks in cheese or courgettes on their own. I'll try and make sure that doesn't happen this year :S

Anyway merry Xmas ILX!!

JTS (JTS), Monday, 25 December 2006 06:54 (thirteen years ago) link

The kids were up late last night watching the Santa make his way round the world via the NORAD site, they were getting excited/scared as he made his way across Europe.
Anyway they've been up an hour or so now all the presents are open and they're playing charades.

I'm on breakfast duty - hence taking a couple minutes out to wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Let's hope it's a good one.

Ned T.Rifle (Ned T.Rifle), Monday, 25 December 2006 08:31 (thirteen years ago) link

And merry merry to all. Lovely Carmel morning here and the presents were gone through with gusto -- we all made some fun scores and as always the feeling is the best part of all, snug and cool. Plenty of phone chat going on with relatives and others and all's well; hope everyone is having an equally good day if you celebrate.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Monday, 25 December 2006 18:55 (thirteen years ago) link


ken c (ken c), Monday, 25 December 2006 19:44 (thirteen years ago) link

StanM (StanM), Monday, 25 December 2006 22:15 (thirteen years ago) link

(srsly though, merry xmas and WTF?)

StanM (StanM), Monday, 25 December 2006 22:16 (thirteen years ago) link

The tiny, comma-shaped Armenian old lady neighbors just brought over a huge pan of cheese borag and said they hoped we enjoyed "our Christmas". Barely any condescension over our barbaric ignorance of the Orthodox calendar, not to mention extra week for shopping.

Stephen Ex (Stephen Ex), Monday, 25 December 2006 22:41 (thirteen years ago) link

dude, the armenians i know celebrate holidays either both days or whichever is most convenient! just enjoy the food :)

Maria e (Maria), Wednesday, 27 December 2006 22:36 (thirteen years ago) link

eight years pass...


mookieproof, Saturday, 26 December 2015 04:17 (four years ago) link


tehresa, Saturday, 26 December 2015 05:37 (four years ago) link


lxy, Monday, 28 December 2015 17:13 (four years ago) link


spite n ease (harbl), Monday, 28 December 2015 21:48 (four years ago) link

one year passes...

DON: Well, yeah.

mookieproof, Tuesday, 26 December 2017 08:00 (two years ago) link

six months pass...

jergins says i am as excited on "it's time to bring out the jarbl day" as i do on christmas day

lxy, Friday, 13 July 2018 22:32 (one year ago) link

LOL :)

spite n ease (harbl), Saturday, 14 July 2018 17:13 (one year ago) link

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