Post by givingitsomethought on Sept 10, 2019 19:32:12 GMT
Lol, yep, I've seen stuff in the shops already, and notices outside pubs and restaurants about Christmas menus and bookings
I decided to have a theme this year so that it doesn't all annoy me as much so this year's theme is Hawaii I'm going to make tropical type decorations, do some exotic food, get films that were made in or based in Hawaii, get one of those Hawaii shirts (the flowery ones) and put the heating on so it feels tropical And I might even get a tray of sand to put my feet in while I watch a film with my flowery cocktail on the go and pretend I'm somewhere else. Ha ha. All on me own, obviously, as son will be in his room avoiding the mad woman downstairs I will have to see if I can get a box set of Hawaii 5 0 as well
some christmas type films on one of the channels already should start Dec 18th but to much money involved
I think it's the money that spoils it for me, Valdez. If it was all about looking out for others, doing good deeds, putting in a bit of time doing voluntary work and so on then I'd really like it. But because it's so focused on spending money it all starts so early, like you say - more time for people to spend more cash. And you can't avoid it, even doing a normal grocery shop or trip into town means being surrounded by it because it's everywhere you look - everyone wants you to spend cash because it's Christmas. It's the hijacking of what once was just a mid-winter festival of surviving the tougher months, essentially, and turning it into this enormous commercial farce that gets me down. Having said that I do like the twinkly lights! Lol.
I like a twinkly light too, and a Christmas tree. None of it costs any money though...
Lol, yep, ours has all been given to us and our Christmas decs are mostly things my boy made when he was little, still so cute And there's nothing wrong with spending a bit of cash, buying someone a treat or something they really need, having a nice meal - any time of the year But I know people who get themselves into huge amounts of debt buying presents for their kids, relatives, extended relatives and so on, and I think that's really sad. I stopped buying pressies a few years ago now and when I told people we weren't going to buy and not to worry about buying for us they were all relieved that it was one less thing to worry about. So people are putting themselves under undue pressure for no reason other than advertisers convincing them too, for the most part. I find it really baffling. I do get pressies for a couple of friends who don't have any family just so they've got something to go under the tree but it's usually something like big socks or some other wintry thing they can use. I do like people giving me things I use, like candles or incense, stuff like that, but I wouldn't want someone to spend money they didn't have. We make things hard for ourselves, in many ways. We are all daft arses Lol x
Post by givingitsomethought on Sept 18, 2019 13:42:05 GMT
Went to the garden centre for bird food and they've got a whole section screened off that they're filling up with Christmas stuff. It's beautiful and sunny, people are wandering about in T shirts. Do people really need to buy Christmas themed stuff months beforehand? They've got mince pies in the supermarket, I just can't imagine buying stuff in September. Boo! Lol, will just have to avoid the shops now until January