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Old 10-01-18, 15:03
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I am probably the biggest one here...

To me a traditional christmas is one exactly like we used to have in the 80s and earlier...... BEAUTIFUL C7 COLOURED BULBS,A tree that smells piney...... Nice decorations...... Nice warm GOOD analogue christmas music,etc........

Im not really into christmas anymore because its so ugly....... Tiny white LED lights,ugly decorations...... THIS IS NOT CHRISTMAS TO ME............

Some people in my neighbourhood dont take thier stuff down until spring!! (But amazingly not too many had any decorations up this year) Our tree came down last week......

This christmas WAS A LITTLE EASIER FOR ME as I had a small TABLE TOP TREE and that one I decorated with C7 bulbs.......

When do you guys take your stuff down?

Anyone wait until after 6 Jan to do it??
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Old 10-01-18, 16:33
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Hi Dude,

only 348 days left to next Christmas.

http://www.xmasclock.com

I agree with you. As you get older and your kids grow up, all the magic of Christmas disappears.
What meager decorations I had this year came down on the 6th of January (12th night) along with the cards.

I too love all the old Christmas songs AND Carols, of which I heard very few this year. I have to confess though it wouldn't be Christmas without Noddy and his Slade gang.

There's nothing to get old for !!!

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Old 10-01-18, 18:07
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The wife took the tree down on the 2nd January. I wanted to take it down on Boxing Day!
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We've just got a small table-top tree and we leave it decorated and the lights round the room there all the time. It's pretty and saves a lot of messing about every Christmas! The cards and other decorations come down at Epiphany.
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Old 11-01-18, 18:48
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Ahhhh you have her dressed all the time??

Thats sweet Madeline
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Old 11-01-18, 21:28
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Have who dressed Dude? It's an artificial tree and we're just plain lazy with it, although we dust it occasionally! It stands on top of the fridge, safe from the cats - so far!
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Ahh she must look adorable (Your tree)
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Christmas, bah, humbug.
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Old 14-01-18, 17:37
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Chill Roger - itís ages till Christmas, you can keep an eye on it!

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All any mediocre "singer" has to do nowadays is to insert "Christmas", "snow" or "winter" into a cr*p "song" or tuneless chant, and it becomes a "Christmas song" in the eyes of the BBC, as in the case of that abomination by Jona Lewie (that spelling looks weird, but I've Googled it, and it seems to be right).

I'm not an overly "re£igious" person, but where's the Christ in Christmas nowadays? Even the word Christmas is slowly being erased, and in America the White House Christmas tree has been replaced for several years now by an unnecessarily ugly, 90-foot tall, jewish candlestick (I think there's a special name for it, but I'm not sure what it is, so apologies for my ignorance).

Nothing against the jewish people, of course, but if it's supposed to be Christmas, it should be Christmas, with the emphasis on Christ.

Otherwise we may as well revert to the old pre-Christian winter solstice celebrations.
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