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#1 Lady Die

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Posted 10 November 2005 - 01:59 PM

Are you sick of Christmas already? What do you think of Christmas stuff appearing in the shops in October? Anything Christmas-related that you'd like to have a good rant about?

Do you believe in Santa Claus?
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Posted 10 November 2005 - 02:07 PM

Are you sick of Christmas already?  What do you think of Christmas stuff appearing in the shops in October?  Anything Christmas-related that you'd like to have a good rant about?

Do you believe in Santa Claus?

Yes!

I hate it!

Lots!

Of course!

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Posted 10 November 2005 - 02:14 PM

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Posted 10 November 2005 - 02:42 PM

Are you sick of Christmas already?  What do you think of Christmas stuff appearing in the shops in October?  Anything Christmas-related that you'd like to have a good rant about?

Do you believe in Santa Claus?

No.

Don't care - just ignore it. I buy what I want to, thanks very much.

Not really. It's a good excuse for a few days off work, to eat and drink too much and argue with the family.

No. He doesn't need believing in, he just IS.
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Posted 10 November 2005 - 03:42 PM

Any Deathlisters working on Christmas Day?

I am :(

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Posted 10 November 2005 - 03:44 PM

Any Deathlisters working on Christmas Day?

I am :(

Are you Santa?
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Posted 10 November 2005 - 03:56 PM

Any Deathlisters working on Christmas Day?

I am  :(

Are you Santa?

That information is classified, I'm afraid.
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Posted 10 November 2005 - 04:14 PM

Yes.

Unhappy about it.

"Christmas" music, aka any old bloody music that's lying around, with the delightful "ching ching ching" sound of sleigh bells added. That sound, specifically, actually raises my pulse rate and not in a good way. rant rant rant rant rant. Bloody Christmas music. rant. Aaaggh. Sleigh Bells. AaAaagh...

No, I don't believe in Santa. Nor does Charley Farley. But then, he doesn't believe in "Innocent Until Proven Guilty" or "Right To Legal Counsel" or "Right To Know The Charges Against You" or other such minor inconveniences like that, either. rant rant rant. He probably has sleigh bells as the ringtone on his mobile. rant.
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Posted 10 November 2005 - 04:31 PM

No, I don't believe in Santa. Nor does Charley Farley. But then, he doesn't believe in "Innocent Until Proven Guilty" or "Right To Legal Counsel" or "Right To Know The Charges Against You" or other such minor inconveniences like that, either. rant rant rant. He probably has sleigh bells as the ringtone on his mobile. rant.

An excellent and incisive rant.
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Posted 10 November 2005 - 05:25 PM

At what age do we stop loving Christmas and start hating it? I remember as a kid being so excited I couldn't sleep on Christmas Eve. How my Dad, I mean Santa, I mean Father Christmas, managed to sneak past my room and pile the presents up under the tree I'll never know.

Now, it's just three days of wrapping presents that people already know they're getting, getting crappy gifts that you'd never want, visits round to relatives no one likes, and eating far too much mediocre food. Fruit cake is supposed to be a treat?

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Posted 10 November 2005 - 05:58 PM

Now, it's just three days of wrapping presents that people already know they're getting, getting crappy gifts that you'd never want, visits round to relatives no one likes, and eating far too much mediocre food.  Fruit cake is supposed to be a treat?

Cowboy Ronnie it seems your spirit of Christmas or more
the less your heart has shrunken smaller then even
the grinches own.

It seems a couple of bad holiday seasons drove
you into thinking this way. On my Christmas i usually
see the whole big faimly and there is food ordered and
food cooked which overall it is quite tasty.

As for gifts - Honestly i usually receive better then i give. :(

Then one of the best parts is watching my grandfather
who is in his mid 80's get drunk off numerous glasses
of whisky and smoke his holiday cigar.

"Good thread Lady Die" - You beat me to it.

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Posted 10 November 2005 - 06:20 PM

Might be working on Christmas Day. Will be working Christmas Eve though

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2014 final total 12/50 against DL 10
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2016 4/50)

1 Zza Zza Gabor, 2. Rev Billy Graham 3.Olivia de Havilland 4 Prince Phillip 5,  Kirk Douglas 6 Bumipol Auduljadej 7 Helmut Kohl 8 Peter Sallis 9 Jean Alexander 10 Walter Scheel

11 Mikhail Gorbachev 12 George Blake 13 Brian Cant 14 Patricia Hitchcock 15 Howard Marks 16 Ilse Aichinger 17 Peter Vaughan 18 Clive James 19 Fidel Castro 20 Robert Mugabe

21 Jimmy Carter 22 Caroline Aherne 23 Muhammed Ali 24 Ian Brady 25 Tony Booth 26 Martin Crowe 27 Jerry Lewis 28 Burt Reynolds 29 Valerie Harper 30 Pele 31 Geoffrey Bayldon

32 John Glenn 33Alan Young 34 Peter Sarsted 35 John Noakes 36 Bernard Fox 37 Jacques Rivette 38 Nexhmije Hoxha 39 Stepehn Hawking 40 Hywel Bennet 41Than Shwe

42 Sinead O'Connor 43 Val Kilmer 44 Mary Tyler Moore 45 Jimmy Greaves 46 Norman Lloyd 47 Lupita Tovar 48 Pat Priest 49 Sean Connery 50 Mark Eden

 

 

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Posted 10 November 2005 - 07:31 PM

Might be working on Christmas Day. Will be working Christmas Eve though

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Posted 10 November 2005 - 07:46 PM

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2014 final total 12/50 against DL 10
2015 final total 6/50 against DL 14

 

2016 4/50)

1 Zza Zza Gabor, 2. Rev Billy Graham 3.Olivia de Havilland 4 Prince Phillip 5,  Kirk Douglas 6 Bumipol Auduljadej 7 Helmut Kohl 8 Peter Sallis 9 Jean Alexander 10 Walter Scheel

11 Mikhail Gorbachev 12 George Blake 13 Brian Cant 14 Patricia Hitchcock 15 Howard Marks 16 Ilse Aichinger 17 Peter Vaughan 18 Clive James 19 Fidel Castro 20 Robert Mugabe

21 Jimmy Carter 22 Caroline Aherne 23 Muhammed Ali 24 Ian Brady 25 Tony Booth 26 Martin Crowe 27 Jerry Lewis 28 Burt Reynolds 29 Valerie Harper 30 Pele 31 Geoffrey Bayldon

32 John Glenn 33Alan Young 34 Peter Sarsted 35 John Noakes 36 Bernard Fox 37 Jacques Rivette 38 Nexhmije Hoxha 39 Stepehn Hawking 40 Hywel Bennet 41Than Shwe

42 Sinead O'Connor 43 Val Kilmer 44 Mary Tyler Moore 45 Jimmy Greaves 46 Norman Lloyd 47 Lupita Tovar 48 Pat Priest 49 Sean Connery 50 Mark Eden

 

 

"Wehat shall we do with the wisswass tdonkleys?" "Throw them in the turwetts til they've diwed."


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Posted 10 November 2005 - 08:29 PM

Christmas is a good time for celebs to croak it. I can remember Bob Monkhouse, Alan Bates and Jason Robards all went in that period. And didn't Charlie Chaplin hang up his moustache on the big day in 1977?
So maybe there's hope that one of the list might go in the holiday period. Brooke Astor bestowing one last philanthropic gift perhaps?
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Posted 10 November 2005 - 08:35 PM

At what age do we stop loving Christmas and start hating it? ............

When it starts costing time, effort and money over and above the normal day to day outgoings.

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Posted 10 November 2005 - 08:38 PM

At what age do we stop loving Christmas and start hating it?


Hasn't happened yet...
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Posted 10 November 2005 - 08:38 PM

[quote name='themaninblack' date='Nov 10 2005, 08:29 PM']Christmas is a good time for celebs to croak it. I can remember Bob Monkhouse, Alan Bates and Jason Robards all went in that period. And didn't Charlie Chaplin hang up his moustache on the big day in 1977?
So maybe there's hope that one of the list might go in the holiday period. Brooke Astor bestowing one last philanthropic gift perhaps?[/quote]
[QUOTE]

Don't forget Dean Martin too

2013 Alternative 50 final total 13/50 against DL 13/50 - See about me page for more details.
2014 final total 12/50 against DL 10
2015 final total 6/50 against DL 14

 

2016 4/50)

1 Zza Zza Gabor, 2. Rev Billy Graham 3.Olivia de Havilland 4 Prince Phillip 5,  Kirk Douglas 6 Bumipol Auduljadej 7 Helmut Kohl 8 Peter Sallis 9 Jean Alexander 10 Walter Scheel

11 Mikhail Gorbachev 12 George Blake 13 Brian Cant 14 Patricia Hitchcock 15 Howard Marks 16 Ilse Aichinger 17 Peter Vaughan 18 Clive James 19 Fidel Castro 20 Robert Mugabe

21 Jimmy Carter 22 Caroline Aherne 23 Muhammed Ali 24 Ian Brady 25 Tony Booth 26 Martin Crowe 27 Jerry Lewis 28 Burt Reynolds 29 Valerie Harper 30 Pele 31 Geoffrey Bayldon

32 John Glenn 33Alan Young 34 Peter Sarsted 35 John Noakes 36 Bernard Fox 37 Jacques Rivette 38 Nexhmije Hoxha 39 Stepehn Hawking 40 Hywel Bennet 41Than Shwe

42 Sinead O'Connor 43 Val Kilmer 44 Mary Tyler Moore 45 Jimmy Greaves 46 Norman Lloyd 47 Lupita Tovar 48 Pat Priest 49 Sean Connery 50 Mark Eden

 

 

"Wehat shall we do with the wisswass tdonkleys?" "Throw them in the turwetts til they've diwed."


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Posted 10 November 2005 - 08:41 PM

Perhaps you should change the title of this thread to, "Winter Holiday", Lady Die.

Although people of non-Christian faiths may have no problem with it, it might offend a white, middle-class, lefty graduate who's been on too many equality and diversity courses wthout ever actually speaking to to somebody from a minority group.

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Posted 10 November 2005 - 08:43 PM

At what age do we stop loving Christmas and start hating it?


Hasn't happened yet...

Indeed, monarchists and royalists alike have the Queen's speech to look forward to. :old:

I'm not amused with Channel 4's alternative Christmas message.

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Martin Crowe, Gordon Banks, Liz Smith, Glen Campbell, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Peter Sallis, Winnie Ewing, Howard Marks, Ronald King, Robert Mugabe, Helmut Kohl, Arthur Scargill, Valerie Harper, Lady Saltoun of Abernethy, Lord Snowdon, Paula Tilbrook, Rev Billy Graham, Clive James, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Desmond Tutu, Denis Norden, Bhumibol Abdulyadej, Eric Lubbock, Sir Bruce Forsyth, Fidel Castro, Ray Edgar Killen, Hosni Mubarak, Dickie Bird, Muhammed Ali, Ian Brady, Bob Dole, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, George H. W. Bush, Nancy Reagan, Gay Byrne, Mohammed Al-Fayed, Henry Sandon, Sheila Sim, Dame Vera Lynn, Stuart Hall, Sir Roger Bannister, Prince Philip, Mary Wilson, Pope Benedict XVI, Stephen Hawking, Jim Bowen, Grand Duke Jean, Kirk Douglas, Murray Walker, Jimmy Carter.

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