Seasonal humbug - what gets your goat?

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So apart from Advent calendars, author Marian Keyes loathes Christmas.

I wouldn’t say I hate Christmas. Hate doesn’t feel like a strong enough word. I dread it, despise it, detest it, disapprove of it – and I’ve entirely desisted with it. Genuinely. I do nothing. No cards, no tree, no presents, no turkey. None of it. Nothing.

Except for … well, advent calendars. Advent calendars I can get behind. I love the idea of a small surprise every single day. Last year the lovely women at Waxperts sent me a chocolate calendar. Although it was still about six weeks before the start date, I opened one and ate the chocolate cube. Immediately – because I have an “I’ve started so I’ll finish” compulsion once any sugar enters my body – I ate the entire month. (Observers have described the scene as a “frenzy”.) The following day a calendar arrived from Divine Chocolate, and I’m afeerd we had a repeat performance on our hands.
I'm fairly sure there are a fair number of posters who may agree with her.

This thread aims to explore what sets P.ie sters off most about Christmas.

For me, it is the sight and sound of anything vaguely seasonal on Channel 4 that starts with "Kirsty's ... ".




Kirsty Allsopp is a presenter and business woman who made her cash in property. And I reckon she's a pretty savvy judge of people and property, and damn capable in those roles.

Sadly for me, she has of recent years, strayed far outside of those boxes, and has ventured into Christmas.

Kirstie's Homemade Christmas - All 4
Kirstie's Crafty Christmas - All 4

I'm not sure whether it's down to her presenting style or personality, but she's just "so much better than you" in these roles and it pïsses me off big time. Making decorations, making food, keeping Christmassy homes.

It's just all too much.

Humbug and Bah P.ie. - what is your biggest bitch of the season? Get it off your chest.

https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/fashion/marian-keyes-hate-is-not-a-strong-enough-word-for-how-i-feel-about-christmas-1.3304235

Sorry, Kirstie Allsopp, I hate a handmade Christmas - Telegraph
 
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Hearing Fairytale of New York being played to the point of headache on the radio.
 
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Retailers, broadcasters, etc avoiding the word Christmas, for fear of offending some supposedly incredibly thin-skinned people that apparently exist somewhere. Hence you get "Happy Holidays" signs in Tommy Hilfiger stores, and gift bags with "Winter Wishes" on them for sale in M&S.

Complain, people. Call a manager, tell said manager this is horsesh*t, and tell them that a) you won't be back; and b) you've taken pictures that you'll spread all over social media.
 

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Retailers, broadcasters, etc avoiding the word Christmas, for fear of offending some supposedly incredibly thin-skinned people that apparently exist somewhere. Hence you get "Happy holidays" signs in Tommy Hilfiger stores, and gift bags with "Winter Wishes" on them for sake in M&S.

Complain, people. Call a manager, tell said manager this is horsesh*t, and tell them that a) you won't be back; and b) you've taken pictures that you'll spread all over social media.
Seriously! Someone actually said "Winters wishes to you"?

LMFAO

ETA - Ah - the logo on the bags - my bad!
 

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Seriously! Someone actually said "Winters wishes to you"?

LMFAO
Thankfully no, but M&S are selling gift bags with those very words on. And no mention of Christmas.
 

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Retailers, broadcasters, etc avoiding the word Christmas, for fear of offending some supposedly incredibly thin-skinned people that apparently exist somewhere. Hence you get "Happy Holidays" signs in Tommy Hilfiger stores, and gift bags with "Winter Wishes" on them for sale in M&S.

Complain, people. Call a manager, tell said manager this is horsesh*t, and tell them that a) you won't be back; and b) you've taken pictures that you'll spread all over social media.
For once I wholeheartedly agree with you. Call it what it is, "Christmas", or at worst "Xmas" but spare me this "happy holidays" crap.
 

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As a child I thought it was fun but nowadays its just commercialised and soulless. Also the political shows go away at Xmas time, which gets my goat as a political junkie,
 

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So apart from Advent calendars, author Marian Keyes loathes Christmas.



I'm fairly sure there are a fair number of posters who may agree with her.

This thread aims to explore what sets P.ie sters off most about Christmas.

For me, it is the sight and sound of anything vaguely seasonal on Channel 4 that starts with "Kirsty's ... ".




Kirsty Allsopp is a presenter and business woman who made her cash in property. And I reckon she's a pretty savvy judge of people and property, and damn capable in those roles.

Sadly for me, she has of recent years, sadly for me, strayed outside of those boxes, and has ventured into Christmas.

Kirstie's Homemade Christmas - All 4
Kirstie's Crafty Christmas - All 4

I'm not sure whether it's down to her presenting style or personality, but she's just"so much better than you" in these roles and it pïsses me off big time. Making decorations, making food, keeping Christmassy homes.

It's just all too much.

Humbug and Bah P.ie. - what is your biggest bitch of the season? Get it off your chest.

https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/fashion/marian-keyes-hate-is-not-a-strong-enough-word-for-how-i-feel-about-christmas-1.3304235

Sorry, Kirstie Allsopp, I hate a handmade Christmas - Telegraph
Media outlets that feature Christmas parties and all the fornication that goes on in them. Why has there never been any in any Christmas party I ever attended. Could it because I'm not a journalist?
 

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[video=youtube;_jI6iAa-cC0]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jI6iAa-cC0[/video]
 

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I get ten days off. I keep saying every year I'll go away for the next one but never muster enough organisational impetus to do it.

It is great having a long stretch of time off but I usually get bored and am looking forward to going back to work at the end of it.

I'm quite busy January to March/April so by the time I've raised my head from work there is a stretch in the evenings and the daffs are around. So essentially the christmas thing for me is a mid-winter rest. Other than that I don't do any of the christmas stuff other than send niece and nephew a card with some pocket money.

I don't even do turkey and ham or any of that jazz. Prefer a large steak to be honest late in the day. Don't drink much except maybe one night out and that's usually in between christmas day and new year's day when it is relatively quiet with just the regulars rather than watching someone stuff their office junior full of shots and awaiting the inevitable.

Lots of reading, clearing away odd jobs. No interest in the formalities of the event itself.
 

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So apart from Advent calendars, author Marian Keyes loathes Christmas.



I'm fairly sure there are a fair number of posters who may agree with her.

This thread aims to explore what sets P.ie sters off most about Christmas.

For me, it is the sight and sound of anything vaguely seasonal on Channel 4 that starts with "Kirsty's ... ".




Kirsty Allsopp is a presenter and business woman who made her cash in property. And I reckon she's a pretty savvy judge of people and property, and damn capable in those roles.

Sadly for me, she has of recent years, strayed far outside of those boxes, and has ventured into Christmas.

Kirstie's Homemade Christmas - All 4
Kirstie's Crafty Christmas - All 4

I'm not sure whether it's down to her presenting style or personality, but she's just "so much better than you" in these roles and it pïsses me off big time. Making decorations, making food, keeping Christmassy homes.

It's just all too much.

Humbug and Bah P.ie. - what is your biggest bitch of the season? Get it off your chest.

https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/fashion/marian-keyes-hate-is-not-a-strong-enough-word-for-how-i-feel-about-christmas-1.3304235

Sorry, Kirstie Allsopp, I hate a handmade Christmas - Telegraph
Although the Chrimbo stuff is nauseating, if Kirstie is no longer speculating in property, she has improved herself from being a blood-sucking parasite.

I hate all of it except for those Cadbury Yule logs and Sainsbury's ice-topped mince pies.
 

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So apart from Advent calendars, author Marian Keyes loathes Christmas.



I'm fairly sure there are a fair number of posters who may agree with her.

This thread aims to explore what sets P.ie sters off most about Christmas.

For me, it is the sight and sound of anything vaguely seasonal on Channel 4 that starts with "Kirsty's ... ".




Kirsty Allsopp is a presenter and business woman who made her cash in property. And I reckon she's a pretty savvy judge of people and property, and damn capable in those roles.

Sadly for me, she has of recent years, strayed far outside of those boxes, and has ventured into Christmas.

Kirstie's Homemade Christmas - All 4
Kirstie's Crafty Christmas - All 4

I'm not sure whether it's down to her presenting style or personality, but she's just "so much better than you" in these roles and it pïsses me off big time. Making decorations, making food, keeping Christmassy homes.

It's just all too much.

Humbug and Bah P.ie. - what is your biggest bitch of the season? Get it off your chest.

https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/fashion/marian-keyes-hate-is-not-a-strong-enough-word-for-how-i-feel-about-christmas-1.3304235

Sorry, Kirstie Allsopp, I hate a handmade Christmas - Telegraph
Forced jollity.
 

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Retailers, broadcasters, etc avoiding the word Christmas, for fear of offending some supposedly incredibly thin-skinned people that apparently exist somewhere. Hence you get "Happy Holidays" signs in Tommy Hilfiger stores, and gift bags with "Winter Wishes" on them for sale in M&S.

Complain, people. Call a manager, tell said manager this is horsesh*t, and tell them that a) you won't be back; and b) you've taken pictures that you'll spread all over social media.
I think this is good. You should only say happy Christmas to believing Christians.
 

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And Sprouts. If you didn't start them boiling last month they'll be like bullets.
I don't eat the filthy insect riddled parcels of culinary mediocrity , apart from that I have no strong feelings on the subject .
 


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