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Old December 4 2010, 04:49 PM   #286
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Re: The Christmas Countdown Thread!

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Speaking of which...it's time to decorate the thread.

Love it!

My MIL used to have a string of lights that played about 15 awful, tinny renditions of Christmas songs while the lights flashed to the rhythm. How I kept from slitting my wrists every time she turned the damned things on is a mystery. I love Christmas kitch, but this was several steps too far.

I must crack on with writing my international cards later today or tomorrow...once I find where my husband put the cards!
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Old December 4 2010, 05:13 PM   #287
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Re: The Christmas Countdown Thread!

Yeah, let's decorate this thread with images of winter (said the emoticon-fan):




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Old December 4 2010, 07:20 PM   #288
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Re: The Christmas Countdown Thread!

This site always makes me laugh:


Tacky Christmas Lights.
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Old December 4 2010, 08:08 PM   #289
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My MIL used to have a string of lights that played about 15 awful, tinny renditions of Christmas songs while the lights flashed to the rhythm.
I was sitting in traffic the other day and the house by the roadside had internal decorative lighting that was clearly flashing to the rhythm of a song.

It took me a few seconds to realise that the reason I could tell this was because they were obviously listening to the same local radio station I was; the flashing was 100% in time with the music in my car.
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Old December 5 2010, 01:13 PM   #290
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Time to start on those cards!
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Old December 5 2010, 05:05 PM   #291
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Re: The Christmas Countdown Thread!

Back from an awesome christmasmarket at a nearby farm About 100 vendors, mostly homemade or eco-friendly and handcrafted things that were very neat. Came home with some decorations, homemade marmeladecandies and some sugarcraft for the cupcakes i think i will bake some day in the near future. Very nice coffeehouse there also.

And I petted some horses and lambs also. Always a plus.
Bring on christmas
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Old December 5 2010, 05:29 PM   #292
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Re: The Christmas Countdown Thread!

Last and this week-end the local farmers market is enhanced by the x-mas market,


sounds like the one you went to Aurian; goodies and toys and x-mas ornaments all of it mostly of the hand crafted variety, a few 'rides' for the kiddies lots of seasonal snacks and mulled vine (and x.mas beer of course) and a big ol' tent (from Belgium) where they alternate between ½ an hour for kids then ½ an hour for families (no strictly 'adult' stuff):


I got myself some (locally made) sea salt, some spices and herbs (to make the x-mas aquavit from) and ½ a Kg of chestnuts (although I have no open fire to roast them in ) and the very last (ever to be made) of these:


~4" tall
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Old December 5 2010, 05:40 PM   #293
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OOH,, sounds like a wonderful place! I love markets like that.

Very cute.
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Old December 5 2010, 09:18 PM   #294
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Re: The Christmas Countdown Thread!

All the Christmas decorations are unpacked!

I'm currently wearing a black "Bah humbug!" anti-santa hat and two musical ties - the battery on the six-year-old one is dying (it plays in s-l-o-w m-o), and on the year-old one, only one of santa's eyes glow.

Everything goes up tommorow.
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Old December 5 2010, 11:47 PM   #295
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I discovered today that one of my local restaurants has now started adding a slice of Christmas Cake to their regular Afternoon Tea. A very welcome festive addition!
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Old December 6 2010, 11:27 AM   #296
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I still haven't started on those cards.
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Old December 6 2010, 04:41 PM   #297
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Re: The Christmas Countdown Thread!

I did my first Christmas shopping via couple of netshops yesterday
That means I have finally started my Xmas preparations for this year
And tomorrow or later this week I am planning to go out and hit the shops..to get some more gifts.
Oh..and I must get new lights for the xmas tree..not sure if to buy blinky or non-blinky leds..hmm

I know..its sounds like I am on a shopping spree..but I am trying to have a relaxing and nice Christmas this year and trying to avoid any needless hussle and stress..
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Old December 6 2010, 04:55 PM   #298
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I'm trying to figure what to get my fiancee. She wants me to buy the coat her mother already bought her for Christmas and my mom bought her the jewerly box she picked out for our wedding registry.

I'm hoping to avoid an Old Navy store between now and Christmas so she won't try to talk me into buying it.
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Old December 6 2010, 06:44 PM   #299
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^Get her a really fancy album or frames to put all the wedding pictures in. Or get her something like pearls or bracelet that she can wear as "something new" for the wedding. She'll melt; trust me.

When and if she asks about the coat, just put your arm around her and say, "Santa has that already taken care of."
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Old December 6 2010, 09:00 PM   #300
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You old softie, auntiehill


Christmas prep is on hold in my house until Saturday - there's no room in my brain for anything but little miss trampledamage's birthday party which is on Friday. I had it all sorted that we would go to the local indoor play centre, but the evening of her birthday someone has booked out the entire place - not just a normal group, the entire place, they're actually closing it down to accommodate this party. So the party is at our house and I'm (as usual) overwhelmed.
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