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You know Christmas is coming when...

Crazyfool Sep 15, 2012

  1. Crazyfool

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    Cr&p starts to appear on Saturday night tv.

    Just arrived at the parent-in-laws to find they are watching Strictly Come Dancing. Somebody shoot me and put me out of my misery.
     
  2. hades-

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    just shoot the inlaws
     
  3. knoxie

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    haha xmas dont start for me untill i see the coca-cola advert :)
     
  4. Crazyfool

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    I've just realised its entertainment for the kids and soft porn for the oap's. The father-in-law is more excited by the dresses than the dancing!
     
  5. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator Team Daytona Audi S3 quattro Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    :gun2:
     
  6. StateOfPlay

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    Reasons to like Strictly:

    1) Perv as much as you like, wife don't care.

    2) Wife is happy, she actually stops talking for an hour

    3) I can crack open 3 or 4 cans and she doesn't notice.
     
  7. johnnythepie

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    Its embarassing bodies for me.loads of clam and paps.all in the name of personal health though.Wifes glued to it, and feels much better after seeing some 'contestants' with spanials ears for flaps.
    nothing to do with xmas though, cant tell as its constant shyte every night on the box including sky bar goldrush but thats finished now.
     
  8. murran

    murran Well-Known Member

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    not bloody christmas again, we only had one what a year ago?

    can we lobby the government to make christmas once every five years?

    bar humbug!
     
  9. murran

    murran Well-Known Member

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    apart from snow, i hate winter, cold, rain, dark morning and nights.
    most of al,l why are we the only country in the world that feels it is nessasary to move the clocks backwards and forwards an hour? i mean wtf is the point?

    i keep signing online petions to stop the turning back and forward of the clocks.
     
  10. Reyes

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    That's cheered me up lol
     
  11. jcs356

    jcs356 Brum brum

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    We're not, Europe does it as well.
     
  12. warren_S5

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    You know Christmas is coming when...Sainsbury's starts selling Quality Street and Roses in August.

    When you look at the majority of prime time telly at Xmas it's full of soaps, variety and light entertainment shows, and reality TV shows most of which are achingly scripted, poorly produced, badly packaged and full of gurning low rent pseudo celebs. Even game shows are filled with ineloquent Z listers determined to thrust their presence into our living rooms; why is that? Getting on a TV gameshow was the one of the few chances the average person ever had to experience a life changing opportunity, to win a few quid (or half a Mini Metro on Bullseye), and yet now it's seen as better TV to cast tedious celebs in these shows (e.g. family fortunes) rather than giving Joe Public a chance to clear a credit card or pay for Xmas!

    I dislike 90% of what I see on TV in primetime hours, let alone at Xmas, it's just utter f*****g detritus. Some say 'it's an escape or a distraction from the rigours of day to day living', but I am forced to question if people find this kind of stuff stimulating or engaging then what must their day to day lives be like?!?!?! Those in charge of Xmas TV programme scheduling obviously believe the average UK TV viewer is an amoebic retard who thrives on annual repetition, and this misconception gives them carte blanche to keep recycling the same shyte year after year. Xmas starts to feel like Groundhog Day; I'm not religious at all, but I might have to turn to God just to get me through the Xmas TV schedule!! When you also consider:
    > supermarket panic buying once they threaten to close their doors for 1 or 2 days over Xmas (and everyone shops like a famine is imminent)
    > gridlock of the British transport system once we get half an inch of snow
    > the sheer desperation to get out the house, away from the family and into the January sales by Boxing day even if it means spending more money on some tat that seems cheap at the time (after having the biggest present fest of the year a day before)

    For me the only solution is to book a holiday outside of the UK as there are a good few places where Christmas doesn't feel so ball achingly stressful and hasn't degenerated into the kind of absurdity and madness that ruins what could ultimately be a reasonable seasonal break (bah humbug!!).

    Many thanks to the OP; that's inspired me to go and book an Xmas holiday!!
     
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2012
  13. voorhees

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  14. sportstractor

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    *** hell warren... Did you happen to get a thesaurus for xmas last year?
     
  15. jojo

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    Xmas is the only time my shop closes for 2 or 3 days, depending on what day Xmas and boxing day lands? I open every day throughout the year, so you can see why I actually don't mind Xmas! Still, no holidays for me, it's a busy period, and I actually don't make money in December.... any money I do make is wiped out during January, when everyone is skint!
     
  16. warren_S5

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    :laugh:, no, Ive probably been reading too many Clarkson and Paxman books recently (*yes telly is that bad!). Normally I just grunt and *****!
     
  17. shariain

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    Well we only have

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  18. crazy88

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    I don't care what you all say, I love Christmas. Although I do agree it starts too early. :)
     
  19. Crazyfool

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    Double the pain...Downton is on tonight!
     
  20. ruffrida

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    14 weeks folks and counting, well the bloody misses is anyway, to expensive, to much, and to many people bloody moaning that they aint got what they want for the neighbour they only speak to on b'days and xmas
     
  21. Ste_Nova

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    i dont own a tv, its the best way
     

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