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  • agparrot 25 Nov 2008 16:50:35 11,903 posts
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    I don't do Christmas - haven't for well over a decade... I really don't need anything, and certainly not any of the complete tat that usually has money wasted on it at this time of year.

    I still do cards, and visit friends and family, but I simply told everybody not to buy anything for me, and not to expect anything from me - the pursuit of consumerism is not a church at which I worship.

    As such I have a very detached view of Christmas sales, outdoor decorations, and shopping frenzies.

    Still buy little things for nieces and nephews.
  • oceanmotion 8 Dec 2008 14:58:59 15,977 posts
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    I can't be arsed. Bought Mamma Mia and that's it. Just not in the mood yet.

    Maybe a crazy day in town tomorrow will get me into it...Nooo!

  • Deleted user 8 December 2008 15:00:57
    I have. I even bought my EG secret santa thing today!
  • Craven 9 Dec 2008 00:30:51 391 posts
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    Got most of it now. When you're trying to stick to a budget of no more than 20 per person it's hard though.

    Just need a couple of bits and bobs for people as i've only spent a few quid on them.

    I do wanna know if anybody can find me a sudokube online with free delivery, if possible?

    It's on play on the playtrade thing, but i'm none too keen on using that.
  • shotaro68 12 Dec 2008 09:27:26 16 posts
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    i already bought a DSi which was supposed to be bought during Christmas day. however, i was very tempted to buy it early because of an ongoing promotion on my favorite online shop. more details here. they even included a free game for me, and it's a nice bonus indeed. :)
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  • sport 29 Aug 2012 14:56:59 12,758 posts
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    http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2012/aug/29/christmas-asda-santa-grotto-august

    The supermarket chain said the grottos were designed to encourage people to start saving for the festive season. Staff dressed as elves have been handing out Christmas savings cards.
  • CharlieStCloud 29 Aug 2012 20:40:04 5,219 posts
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    Fucking balmy, loonies ... the lot of them!

    Just let the Christmas season slowly start to appear after the likes of Halloween and Bonfire night.

    This country sometimes...
  • Khanivor 29 Aug 2012 20:58:46 40,869 posts
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    Eh, not before the shorts and flip-flops have been put away for the year.

    /33 outside

    /while to go yet
  • prawnking1980 29 Nov 2012 09:05:47 4,636 posts
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    Started about a month ago, mum and nieces are done.
  • MrTomFTW Moderator 29 Nov 2012 09:07:27 38,377 posts
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    That reminds me, I was going to sort out one of my wife's presents this week. I haven't even started.

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  • localnotail 29 Nov 2012 09:29:26 23,093 posts
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    We aren't having presents this year, we are buying a dishwasher instead. Best Christmas present ever.

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • Dougs 29 Nov 2012 10:15:43 68,063 posts
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    It really will be. Pretty much done, assuming Citilink find the Amazon delivery they seem to have lost again.
  • robthehermit 29 Nov 2012 10:24:45 4,094 posts
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    Done. Me and Mrs Hermit aren't doing presents for each other this year. The only other people I have to buy for are my parents, and I've ordered them a fruit basket. So I'm sorted.

    GT: robthehermit

    Velim esset mundus iustus futuis procul et mori.

  • Ziz0u 29 Nov 2012 10:32:59 8,399 posts
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    I'm waiting for my bonus before I can buy Christmas presents. The money i have at the moment is going towards fixing my car.
  • jonsaan 29 Nov 2012 10:56:34 25,353 posts
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    What do you mean christmas shopping?

    I've written my list. Like I do every year.

    But he never comes..

    Have I been so naughty?

    FCUTA!

  • elstoof 29 Nov 2012 11:43:46 7,522 posts
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    Fuck no, I'm a man. I'll go out some time in mid December and have a panic attack on Oxford Street, as is Correct.
  • Lamb 29 Nov 2012 11:52:03 474 posts
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    Well I just partook of the Steam Autumn sale and bagged five games, I might never play. O.o
  • MadCaddy13 29 Nov 2012 12:20:45 1,938 posts
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    Got all my presents, spent about 3 - 400 quid. That's the most I've spent at Xmas by far.

    /Has no kids
  • ZuluHero 4 Dec 2012 09:00:37 4,175 posts
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    elstoof wrote:
    Fuck no, I'm a man. I'll go out some time in mid December and have a panic attack on Oxford Street, as is Correct.
    pah, 3pm on christmas eve! High pressure christmas present buying always gets me in the mood. In both senses! ;)
  • kalel 4 Dec 2012 09:10:13 87,933 posts
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    Just love Amazon this time of year (even more than usual). Shall I go out and brave the horrendousness of Oxford Street in the bitter cold, or shall i do all my shopping on work time from my desk? Hmmm. Oh, yes, gift wrap for me please. Ta.
  • RedSparrows 6 Dec 2012 15:54:38 22,912 posts
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    Anyone who wants to boycott anyone:

    https://secure.38degrees.org.uk/pages/tax_dodgers_guide
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