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Hobbes
post Nov 30 2010, 06:07 PM
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Well, tomorrow is the 1st of December and, what with the amount of snow the UK has been receiving the last few days, I don't think it is too awful to mention Christmas. Plus, I've had a few wintery songs entering my ears today so (right now, at least) I am feeling rather festive.

I think Christmas, for most people, tends to have two opposing feelings about it. Assuming you aren't totally pre-ghosts-Scrooge-esque, and thus hate it, or for religious/personal reasons you do not take part in the holiday, there is a certain amount of excitement that begins to brew up as the 25th approaches.

However, I think there's often some sadness at Christmas, too. Being one of the major events in the year, it is usually when friends and family get together, so it is undoubtedly a time when we recall the people we have lost in our lives.

But I don't want to depress people...

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I find Christmas terribly nostalgic, and so it'd be nice to focus on some lovely yuletide thoughts.

What I would like you lovely people to do is post some jolly memories about Christmas. They can be from your childhood (those of you that aren't still in it wink.gif), from a few years ago, or just last year. And they can feature yourself, or your friends and family, or people that are no longer with us... or your dog, etc.

But... they must be stories that are a source of happiness for you smile.gif

And if you don't celebrate Christmas, but a different event during this holiday season, then share appropriately smile.gif
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post Dec 4 2010, 03:32 PM
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The food was awesome smile.gif It was the easiest Christmas meal ever. Frozen roast potatoes, loads of veg, a bung-in-the-oven-and-forget bit of turkey, and lots of gravy. I think there were nibbles with lots of salt later on, but things were a bit fuzzy by that point...


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post Dec 5 2010, 10:16 AM
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QUOTE (Mata @ Dec 4 2010, 03:32 PM) *
The food was awesome smile.gif It was the easiest Christmas meal ever. Frozen roast potatoes, loads of veg, a bung-in-the-oven-and-forget bit of turkey, and lots of gravy. I think there were nibbles with lots of salt later on, but things were a bit fuzzy by that point...


It sounds glorious smile.gif

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My childhood home's ground floor had a "lap-able" layout: the rooms connected to each other in a way that meant you could run circles around the house. This also meant that, at Christmas, one of the door's into the living room could be kept closed. We would remove the handle, and then put the Christmas tree in front of it - meaning the living room wasn't totally dominated by it, and we could still get into the living room by going "the long way" around.

However, it would always take us several days for us to remember that we couldn't go through it; constantly running down the stairs, turning left, grabbing the handle, and walking straight into an unopenable door. We would attempt to make it more obvious each year by dressing the door up with decorations and lights in the hope it might make us remember, just in time. But it never seemed to work.

We would eventually remember during the last few days and then, once the Christmas tree had been taken down and the door made openable again, we would continue to avoid using the door for another couple of weeks because it had become habitual.
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