The spirit of Christmas

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Found 24th Dec 2017
I love Christmas for the kids and try to keep the spirit of Christmas going but the commercialisation of it is getting out of hand first thing I noticed this afternoon when going co-op was all the Christmas stock removed and replaced with Easter stock the second thing this evening was The Snowman having adverts half way into a 20 minute show. I think this year has been the most crazy year in the run up to the big day. The worst thing of all is earlier on in the week doing Xmas food shop and finding cheese boards and other goods advertised for Xmas with expiry dates the 24th and even found some with the 19th supermarkets are just getting more and more greedy.
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nuff said.
Edited by: "Wongy110" 24th Dec 2017
Easter eggs already? That's appalling.. They could of at least waited until after the big day.
Or if you're feeling miserly like me, nail varnish remover.....

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It's Christmas Eve and your posting on a website that fuels commercialism!
If you don't like the tune...don't sing along...
You are the master of your own destiny
Btw OP, I see this year as being no different to any other. A few weeks ago I was buying reduced to clear easter cakes, not even joking.....
Shengis8 m ago

Btw OP, I see this year as being no different to any other. A few weeks …Btw OP, I see this year as being no different to any other. A few weeks ago I was buying reduced to clear easter cakes, not even joking.....


I suppose my biggest bugbear was the crap expiry dates on food I mean cheese has massive expiry dates normally but a Xmas cheese board with 19th and 24th on plus crap dated veg and meat meaning you have to go back to the shops a couple of days before Xmas Aldi and asda was the same.
larrylightweight3 m ago

I suppose my biggest bugbear was the crap expiry dates on food I mean …I suppose my biggest bugbear was the crap expiry dates on food I mean cheese has massive expiry dates normally but a Xmas cheese board with 19th and 24th on plus crap dated veg and meat meaning you have to go back to the shops a couple of days before Xmas Aldi and asda was the same.



I feel that, was trying to get a turkey crown from where the wife works and they had 24th december. Ended up getting a pre sliced/cooked one (29th dec), no effort spared here lol. Will chuck some in the oven tomorrow with gravy and have the rest ready for sandwiches/the cats
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I don't think it always crass commercialism, supermarkets have to cater to people hosting parties all through December. Most fresh food has short shelf lives at the best of times, the cheese boards dates are most likely due to the number of different cheeses being sold in one product, the expiry will always reflect the product inside with the shortest shelf life, and in selection ranges they often are not vaccum packed in the same way that individual cheeses are.
Sell by and best before dates are a big con. Cheese lasts for months and months. As do veggies. Turkey maybe not but the rest of it will be fine
I watched on BB2 tonight , "Carols from King's" (King's Collge Chapel at Cambridge, now on BBC iPlayer

I only realised recently that there are two main types of "Christmases", a religious one and non-Christian related one (= anyone else)

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Edited by: "Wongy110" 24th Dec 2017
Get christmas back, visit church, get together with family, eat, enjoy time together and relax. cut out the commercial middlemen beacuse of which the spirutal side has been erroded away.
It will mean so much more.
currently christmas is like yearly groundhog day on a massive scale.
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Azztec3 h, 36 m ago

Get christmas back, visit church, get together with family, eat, enjoy …Get christmas back, visit church, get together with family, eat, enjoy time together and relax. cut out the commercial middlemen beacuse of which the spirutal side has been erroded away.It will mean so much more.currently christmas is like yearly groundhog day on a massive scale.


Again I will say...." Your on a deals website on Christmas Day!", Your not even practising what you preach...lol
PrincessJellybean12 m ago

Again I will say...." Your on a deals website on Christmas Day!", Your not …Again I will say...." Your on a deals website on Christmas Day!", Your not even practising what you preach...lol



The whole thing Shirley is very akin to to the 'spirit of cricket' ?

nice thought but doesn't exist ta.
Edited by: "Wongy110" 25th Dec 2017
PrincessJellybean25th Dec

Again I will say...." Your on a deals website on Christmas Day!", Your not …Again I will say...." Your on a deals website on Christmas Day!", Your not even practising what you preach...lol


You took all that from one post of mine? Lol
P.s I dont celebrate christmas hence can see it from the "outside perspective" as to the commercialisation and errosion of the supposed meaning of christmas.
Azztec27 m ago

You took all that from one post of mine? LolP.s I dont celebrate christmas …You took all that from one post of mine? LolP.s I dont celebrate christmas hence can see it from the "outside perspective" as to the commercialisation and errosion of the supposed meaning of christmas.



Seems like you're in no position to tell others what to do, if you don't practice what you preach
Shengis7 h, 34 m ago

Seems like you're in no position to tell others what to do, if you don't …Seems like you're in no position to tell others what to do, if you don't practice what you preach



I told someone what to do? I must have missed that, I simply put forward an observation. dont have to get all defensive.
Azztec27 m ago

I told someone what to do? I must have missed that, I simply put forward …I told someone what to do? I must have missed that, I simply put forward an observation. dont have to get all defensive.


What I posted was an observation, yours was more akin to a suggestion.

Cut your losses. < That's a suggestion.
Shengis9 m ago

What I posted was an observation, yours was more akin to a suggestion.Cut …What I posted was an observation, yours was more akin to a suggestion.Cut your losses. < That's a suggestion.

a suggestion then? NOT me telling others what to do then?, why cant you just say that,
Azztec23 m ago

a suggestion then? NOT me telling others what to do then?, why cant you …a suggestion then? NOT me telling others what to do then?, why cant you just say that,



Actually I was trying to be nice. Lets be honest here, you were actually telling people what they should do and then revealing yourself to be a hypocrite by admitting you do none of it. I await your boring comeback........
The commercialism is nothing new, it's how we've always done things.
We sell stuff to each other, and providing we keep selling stuff to each other it helps towards keeping the country's economy afloat - if everybody stopped buying the economy would crash.

Most peeps would rather avoid spending their hard earned cash on tat, but if they're shepherded into a peer-pressure situation they can usually be persuaded to spend on said tat.


It could be worse; in the U.S. they've arranged things so they have some sort of 'festival' every six weeks throughout the year - we're not quite as bad as that - yet.
splender24th Dec

I watched on BB2 tonight , "Carols from King's" (King's Collge Chapel at …I watched on BB2 tonight , "Carols from King's" (King's Collge Chapel at Cambridge, now on BBC iPlayer I only realised recently that there are two main types of "Christmases", a religious one and non-Christian related one (= anyone else)https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b09kl5nx/carols-from-kings-2017



Generally speaking, most Christians think Jesus may have been born some time in Autumn.

They base this belief on Scripture and observations gleaned from Jewish life at the time, i.e. shepherds wouldn't have been out in the fields in the winter, the Romans wouldn't have taken a census in the middle of a freezing winter. etc.


However, there is another school of thought, based on the same Scripture, which may yield the time Zacharias (father of John the Baptist) would have performed his priestly duties. Using this and his wife's pregnancy some theologians have calculated Jesus' birth sometime in December (others have arrived at different times).



Ultimately, we do not know for sure when Jesus was born (Jews back then did not celebrate birthdays).
But, for whatever reason most Christians wanted to celebrate the birth of Christ - to remember the time God through Jesus brought hope into our hopeless condition - and for whatever reason they opted for 25 December.
Shengis14 h, 4 m ago

Actually I was trying to be nice. Lets be honest here, you were actually …Actually I was trying to be nice. Lets be honest here, you were actually telling people what they should do and then revealing yourself to be a hypocrite by admitting you do none of it. I await your boring comeback........



good to be nice well done. p.s I aint a christian hence I dont celebrate, nothing hypocrytical there..
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