Bah humbug! A retreat for those lacking in Xmas spirit

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Re: Bah humbug! A retreat for those lacking in Xmas spirit

Post by Northern_Mike » 24 Dec 2013, 20:16

superloopy wrote:I'm most deinitely NOT in the spirit! Poor weather, lots of rain and a satellite cable which has let in water ... result = 'no signal' so no decent telly (if SKY qualifies for that accolade) over Xmas. No films, no footy .... bah, humbug!!
I've got the full Virgin Media package (mates rates, have a friend at VM). You're really not missing much at all. I've been reduced to watching "Every which way but loose" on ITV4...

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Post by CitroJim » 24 Dec 2013, 20:16

Mike, that's terrible :evil: I hope you have a few good DVDs to watch or perhaps you can revert to Freeview?

No alcohol consumed during cooking today Martin bar a bit of brandy in the mincemeat.. Got some Cointrau to go in the duck tomorrow though... That'll help it get over the shock of what's going to be stuffed up it in the morning...

Mike of the northern persuasion, result :-D

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Post by addo » 24 Dec 2013, 21:04

There's always that '70s p**n classic, Debbie Does Christmas...

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Post by Xaccers » 25 Dec 2013, 10:37

This is the part of Xmas I hate, staying at my in laws. Don't get me wrong, my in laws are lovely, but their shower has all the pressure of a limp wristed handshake, the spare bed needs a new mattress and its a single. Danielle sleeps on the double sofa bed which feels like a slab of concrete.
Worst of all they don't open presents until we've visited her uncle (fair enough) and then spent ages sitting bored at their social club (bah humbug).
Roll on next year where we'll be having everyone over to our new house with decent beds and power showers!

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Re: Bah humbug! A retreat for those lacking in Xmas spirit

Post by CitroJim » 25 Dec 2013, 11:17

Well said Xac!!!

I used to suffer that. It's called Christmas duty. Roll on next year!!!

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Post by addo » 25 Dec 2013, 11:23

I've had a pretty good 25th.

Slept in, played PM tag with a friend on another forum, eventually went to work at a mate's new place repairing ceilings, came home from work, ate and slept. It was really nice to do stuff at a leisurely pace for someone who genuinely appreciates the job you're doing.

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Post by CitroJim » 25 Dec 2013, 11:40

'Course, your Christmas day is nearly over isn't it!

Have a good Boxing day Adam :-D

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Post by Eddie Nuff » 25 Dec 2013, 11:50

I volunteer myself as the dedicated driver every Xmas day. That way I'm constantly on the go collecting and delivering folk I can't stand . . . but not having to be in their company too long. I don't have to be in the house listening to banal crap all day long, and everyone thinks I'm a star for putting myself out and not having a drink whilst they're getting tipsy.

I daren't tell them the truth, the longer I can keep this up the better. :-D

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Post by CitroJim » 25 Dec 2013, 12:17

Eddie Nuff wrote:I daren't tell them the truth, the longer I can keep this up the better. :-D
Excellent Neil, a man after my own heart :-D They'll never guess the truth you know and just keep on believing you're a saint!

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Post by addo » 25 Dec 2013, 12:30

Damn clever! Gotta pay it.

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Post by Xaccers » 25 Dec 2013, 12:33

CitroJim wrote:Well said Xac!!!

I used to suffer that. It's called Christmas duty. Roll on next year!!!
In my parent's house its up and open presents, then breakfast, play with presents, then mum starts cooking and we put a film on or something.

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Post by addo » 25 Dec 2013, 12:43

I thought your folks were halfway frum?

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Post by stu9 » 25 Dec 2013, 13:07

Bah humbug with me.....I must be the only sad that lives with his "mother"....but i'm here alone as she's in the States at her daughter's, plus my health's not very good either....Xmas! :roll:

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Post by Xaccers » 25 Dec 2013, 14:17

Well that's the Xmas magic pretty much disposed of. Sat in a social club with everyone drinking drinks they've got at home, its chilly, I've just spilt my appletiser and the barman is rude. Really don't feel like opening presents later. *sigh*

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Re: Bah humbug! A retreat for those lacking in Xmas spirit

Post by myglaren » 25 Dec 2013, 15:09

Xac wrote:Well that's the Xmas magic pretty much disposed of. Sat in a social club with everyone drinking drinks they've got at home, its chilly, I've just spilt my appletiser and the barman is rude. Really don't feel like opening presents later. *sigh*
Christmas is crap, isn't it?