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Xmas: To Cheer or Not to Cheer? Ho! Ho! Ho!

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« Reply #15 on: November 03, 2011, 11:15:35 AM »

So, judging to the very descriptive posts in this thread, we can safely assume its:

"not to cheer"

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Ho Ho Ho

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« Reply #16 on: November 03, 2011, 11:41:52 AM »

That seems to be the general consensus. But the debate, if it is that, has changed from xmas-related hates/loves/likes to I-hate-kids-who... So the jury (to me at least) is still out on cheer or not to cheer. And I quietly peep out a "ho! Ho! Ho!".
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« Reply #17 on: November 03, 2011, 13:41:10 PM »

Priceless, X-Mass is going to rock this year because this thread DELIVERS!!
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« Reply #18 on: November 03, 2011, 13:44:23 PM »

Cyghost: Cool - I'll scan and mail you a mince pie Cheesy
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« Reply #19 on: November 03, 2011, 15:25:38 PM »

CHRISTmas (there's a hint here) is only cool because: You get time off to braai, eat too much, drink too much, and just do nothing with family. These are all things I can really "get behind". But the other 80% of the time you have to deal with "christmas cheer" being shoved down your throat, special xmas beggars, special xmas greetings, "decorations" (BIG air quotes), having to buy buttloads of stuff for people who'd be "sad" if you didn't, every time you enter anywhere. I'm just not one for it. I hate being so absolutely coerced into having to do anything, much less "celebrate" just because there is nowhere I can go to get away. I don't know the source of this special loathing of "the holiday season". But I do loathe it.

My least favourite activity ON EARTH is to bear the brunt of a billion "geseende kersfees!" greetings on "black morning". Can we just like, put up a grammaphone that says it 50 times and have it over with?

I am the grinch and scrooge's illegitimate love child, even in the years BA (Before atheism).

Off-time: Cool, Xmas: Teh suck.

True story.

ps. I'm avoiding the whole boney-m subject for fear of popping an aneurysm.
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« Reply #20 on: November 03, 2011, 15:44:59 PM »

Boogiemonster: "christmas" to me means eating too much, drinking too much, spending to much and having long leave and lazy days (in between all of these activities) to park off with important S/O's and watch the sun rise or set, depending which way you've started the day. No-one coerces anyone into doing anything they don't want to, which is the beauty of the festive season in my group at least.  There is no religious sentiment attached to the day, there never was since childhood.  Unfortunately I can't help you on your mysterious loathing of the event, and you just might suffer bouts of nausea if I go on about baking, decorating and hauling out spirit levels to ensure my placemats and table settings are in alignment before a dinner party! With crackers.

About that aneurysm you're threatening us with?  I have just the thing to help you get past that.  Gareth Cliff 5FM has launched his special year-end BMAP. Boney M Acclimatisation Programme. Every morning he'll play snippets of BM gems to help acclimatise you to the approaching horrors of the festering season accompanied by the ever-present why-don't-they-fcuk-off Boney M bunch.  Failing which - I concoct a mean chocolate malteser martini, guaranteed to knock any bah! humbug ideas out of your long-suffering head.
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« Reply #21 on: November 03, 2011, 15:53:11 PM »

After 10 years coping with the annual lemming run from the interior down to the Kzn south coast where we lived I can understand all negative feelings to the time of year. The Vaalie kids never helped!
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« Reply #22 on: November 03, 2011, 16:06:27 PM »

I concoct a mean chocolate malteser martini, guaranteed to knock any bah! humbug ideas out of your long-suffering head.

Deal.
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« Reply #23 on: November 03, 2011, 16:25:11 PM »

Ingwe - that's why cats bury their sh*t in the sand... the same should apply to kids.
Hey BoogieMonster - definitely a deal!
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« Reply #24 on: November 10, 2011, 16:34:39 PM »

Here's come xmas cards that should cheer you all up though!!

http://dailymash.shotdeadinthehead.com/product_view.aspx?pid=3674

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« Reply #25 on: November 10, 2011, 16:36:13 PM »

Ho Ho Ho
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