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  1. #1 JUST A RANT, THE TIME OF YEAR ? 
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    Yes, that time of the year comes around again. And how can something so magical become so, so . . . can't think of a word just yet ! I'm talking about Christmas. I don't need to relay the whole story of the origins of the Christian festival as I'll assume we are all aware of it.

    BUT, does the message and magic of Christmas wear off as we get older OR has the whole festive season changed ? It's difficult isn't it because into my 50's now and yes, policemen and women, teachers, and social workers do look younger than they ever did to me ! Our perception must change as we age and perhaps our tolerance levels do to ? But Christmas ?

    Is it just my age OR do Christmas adverts start appearing earlier than ever ? (if you order a 3 piece suite in September you can have it delivered in time for Christmas!) Do department stores have Christmas decorations up earlier than ever ? Do stores have Christmas music playing over our heads earlier than ever ? (I'm sure John Lennon would cringe if he heard 'Happy Xmas War is Over' played in a store in the latter part of October.) And by sheer definition when would you expect the January sales to begin ? January perhaps ? uh uh, they have started in November this year as stores compete for sales during our present economic climate ! Oh and why not wash it all down tonight with a box of lager while you can buy 3 boxes for the price of one !!!

    Okay, I've calmed down a little now. So c'mon, is it just me or has Christmas been lost somewhere ? I will wish you ALL a Happy Christmas but I'll post that message in the later part of December if that's okay with everyone

    BARCUD


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    Gosh, is it the traditional season of good will again so soon?
    Panic stations!
    Red light, red light!

    Warning to all people who want to remain sane:
    Keep out of shops with toy departments until further notice
    I repeat: toy departments must be avoided at all costs.

    Ignore this warning at your own peril.


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    Illumination of the Champs Elysées in Paris, France, Wednesday 19th November 2008.
    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7g...hamps_creation

    In London, Trafalgar Square will be lit up on Thursday 4th December 2008. Information can be found here: http://www.london.gov.uk/trafalgarsq...vents/xmas.jsp
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    Quote Originally Posted by BARCUD
    Is it just my age OR do Christmas adverts start appearing earlier than ever ? (if you order a 3 piece suite in September you can have it delivered in time for Christmas!) Do department stores have Christmas decorations up earlier than ever ? Do stores have Christmas music playing over our heads earlier than ever?
    Coleford in Gloucestershire has been lit up since the 15th of October.
    Everything the laws of the universe do not prohibit must finally happen.
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    Its just you. I love christmas.
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    Chocolates, pudding, pies, and more,
    mulled wine, sweets, and presents galore.
    It's a little early but what does it matter
    and who cares if next month we'll all be much fatter?

    For you, farmboy:
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    HAPPY CHRISTMAS YA'LL :-D
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