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Christmas is coming and the goose is getting fat!

How will it be for you?

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#21 metallithrax

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 08:22 PM

Well, lets see. For me I shall be visiting family on xmas day, see my mum, sister, brother, and nephews/nieces. Girlfriend will be in Scarborough with her parents, so for the 8 weeks leading upto xmas I will have seen her only on weekends (she is working onsite in Liverpool at the minute). Then on 27th-28th I will be back at work. I should be getting a bottle or 2 of JD, so I wont be totally alone :D

#22 back to the future

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 10:09 PM

We have the habit of haunting Asda on the last couple of hours before closing for Christmas - you can sometimes pick up some really bargains, fillet steak at dirt cheap prices was one prize - although it's a good job I played rugby - some of the women get really vicious sharp elbows and and shoulder charges. <_< Last year we bought a really cheap fresh turkey - it's been in our freezer all year. Let's hope it's ok or we'll be in for a big disappointment :(


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#23 Trojan

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 10:34 PM

Being new here,let me guess your from yorkshire

Yes I'm from Yorkshire. Not for nothing were two of the largest supermarket chains founded, and still based in Yorkshire. Yorkshire is a hard school for buisness - it's said anyone who can do business here can do business anywhere.
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#24 hindle xiii

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 07:45 AM

This'll be the first Christmas since 2005 where our numbers have dropped, from 8 to 6. I think it'll be a strange one for me mum as she does all the cooking and it's her mum and one of her brothers who won't be there, but I think she's preparing herself.

I'm just looking forward to the week off, which if I can hold out my remaining 6 holidays, should become 2 weeks off.

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#25 Severus

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 08:46 AM

We're a bit strange as we never do the family thing at Christmas. With both of us being exiled southerners, we pop down before or after Christas and new year and spend the Christmas period up north with friends. Should be a good 'un this year, our mates who are newly married and in their new home are cooking for around 16 then its Queens speech, a snooze and a bond film and its up the M61 for a party in Preston.
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#26 Saint Billinge

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 09:05 AM

We're a bit strange as we never do the family thing at Christmas. With both of us being exiled southerners, we pop down before or after Christas and new year and spend the Christmas period up north with friends. Should be a good 'un this year, our mates who are newly married and in their new home are cooking for around 16 then its Queens speech, a snooze and a bond film and its up the M61 for a party in Preston.


My wife and her two sisters used to take it in turns cooking for as many as sixteen on Christmas Day, resulting in two sessions. Having done this for thirty years, it was decided it was getting too much so we just meet up after dinner. As far as the entertainment is concerned, it's been cluedo every Christmas. :rolleyes:

Although I find it difficult to enjoy this time of the year, we do have recently born Jessica on board, our very first grandchild -and she has certainly stole my heart. I just might take her out in her pram on Christmas Day.

Edited by Saint Billinge, 26 November 2012 - 09:12 AM.


#27 Wolford6

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 10:12 AM

If anyone is near Oxford in the period close to Christmas, they could do worse than go into the market in the city centre and see the stall that, in addition to turkey, pork etc, has every type of game meat and game bird hung up. It is a sight to remember.

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#28 Futtocks

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 10:18 AM

This will be the first Christmas in many years that we'll be at the old family home again - can't wait! :)

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#29 terrywebbisgod

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 11:14 AM

Christmas day for us is the four of us together then visit both sets of parents on Boxing day.
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#30 Phil

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 05:56 PM

Second Christmas since my father in law died, he went on Dec 19th last year. The first one was truly awful as he always did the christmas dinner while we sat round drinking. Hopefully this year will be a bit better.
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#31 heartofGold

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 08:23 PM

If anyone is near Oxford in the period close to Christmas, they could do worse than go into the market in the city centre and see the stall that, in addition to turkey, pork etc, has every type of game meat and game bird hung up. It is a sight to remember.

Ooh I might get the bus in and have a look :)

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#32 marklaspalmas

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 08:31 PM

Same as usual. Christmas dinner (no turkey in sight) on the night of the 24th at the mother-in-law's.

Nothing on the 25th, but we'll go down the beach if it's sunny. It was last year.

 

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#33 Saint Billinge

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 09:12 PM

Same as usual. Christmas dinner (no turkey in sight) on the night of the 24th at the mother-in-law's.

Nothing on the 25th, but we'll go down the beach if it's sunny. It was last year.


Don't forget the sun tan lotion and wellies just in case. :D

Edited by Saint Billinge, 26 November 2012 - 09:18 PM.


#34 Dave T

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 01:21 PM

Christmas is not just for kids.

It is one of my favourite times of the year, the atmosphere around town, the Christmas markets, the smells of the food and mulled wine, the decorations going up, spending a few days visiting family, eating and drinking to excess and so on.

Recently my nan passed away and my sister has been diagnosed with cancer (she'll be having radiotherapy over the Christmas period) and whilst there will no doubt be some sad times, it has also made us closer as a family and I'm sure that Christmas will be treated as a positive time for us to appreciate what we have got.

Also, on what other day of the year can you have champagne at Breakfast?




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