Muddy Santa Stew

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Post: # 43734Post Boots »

Gotta say I'm most impressed with your Christmas Avatar, Muddy.

Excellent to see you turnup in the spirit!
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Post: # 43775Post Muddypause »

Heh! And to think that in some places I'm known as a miserable old git.

Can't think why.
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Shame you're not in France, I'd know just the place for you!

http://www.grumpyoldgitsinfrance.com/index.php

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Post: # 43793Post shiney »

Nice to see you are getting into the spirit of Xmas Muddy!
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Post: # 43801Post Wombat »

Well done mate! :cheers:

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Post: # 43831Post Andy Hamilton »

I am trying pretty hard not to be a miserable git about christmas, have has a few arguments about buying more decorations and about asking people not to give me cards or presents. Aparently I am not being green just miserable. - can't it be a bit of both :lol:
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Post: # 43840Post Ranter »

Doh, I love this time of year. I need something to look forward to in the midst of the dark & cold.

I've made cards for the special people (family, boyfriend & close friends) & bought charity cards for other friends. Several of my friends are buying goats instead of sending christmas cards which is a fab idea too. I decorate the house, same old decorations each year, but I love 'em.

As to presents, in my family we ask each other if there are any wants, doesn't guarantee you'll get them, but gives everyone ideas. I've asked for new wellies & books on veg growing etc. I've bought as presents recycled glasses & garden ornaments, a wormery & lots of books.

Not about being materialistic or buying into commercialism, for us it's about friends & family celebrating that we have each other & bringing a bit of light & cheer into the winter.

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Post: # 43898Post Wombat »

Andy Hamilton wrote:I am trying pretty hard not to be a miserable git about christmas, have has a few arguments about buying more decorations and about asking people not to give me cards or presents. Aparently I am not being green just miserable. - can't it be a bit of both :lol:
I like the idea but hate the application! Crowds, buying "stuff" and the huge commercialisaton thing. When I was in Melbourne one of the energy companies was sponsoring a "best Christmas lights" competition, I needed a shower after listening to that one.

I know that a lot of site members are not necessarily Christian, but I am and I would like to see Christmas a bit less secularised a lot less commercialised, and more of a focus on the reason for the season, family, charity and basically being nice to eachother.

One thing I have in common with Andy is idealism.

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Post: # 43900Post The Chili Monster »

Wombat wrote:
know that a lot of site members are not necessarily Christian, but I am and I would like to see Christmas a bit less secularised a lot less commercialised
I seem to recall that was Charlie Brown's (Schultz, Snoopy) take on it.
Pagan/Christian/Jew etc -it's not the primary message that differs, just the commercial take and the 'secondary'

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