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Bah memebug! Dec. 6th, 2002 08:05 am
Name one thing you like about Christmas: (or Yuletide or whatever you call it)
Erm... a few days off? Which rather fail to compensate for:

Name one thing a few of the things you dislike about it:
The fact that what started as an xtian attempt to sideline a pagan festival has become a 2-month macabre display of rampant and societally-compelled consumerism. The fact that the streets are clogged with bipedal sheep heeding this urge and leading their credit cards to the slaughter. The fact that we never seem to get any decent snow these days. The fact that when we do get snow it invariably involves me falling off my bike, rather than any of the fun it used to bring. The fact that public transport gets *even worse*. The fact that I'm bombared by meaningless (and unmeant) xtian simperings in the form of precanned carols, and the equally meaningless simperings of the latest precanned "pop star".

The fact, essentially, that it's when people act most like people. And I can't kill any of them.

From: valkyriekaren
Date: December 6th, 2002 - 12:15 am (Link)
I promise that if it snows properly, and you want to, we can go out and throw snowballs at each other and make snowmen!
(no subject) - (Anonymous)
From: robinbloke
Date: December 6th, 2002 - 12:50 am (Link)
Try Cumbria, you'll wish it would stop.

And Xtian? Isn't that an autobot?
From: katishna
Date: December 6th, 2002 - 07:49 am (Link)
er, no, i think it's a decepticon.
From: nevla
Date: December 6th, 2002 - 12:50 am (Link)
Indeedy.
So, i thought i'd say: Merry Yule and brightest blessings to you.

In my book, Crimble is simply a time to have a week or two off work, crash at my parents for a few days drinking and falling asleep watching tv with my father and eating my mums scrumcious dinners.
Oh - and getting the odd box of lego :)
From: djm4
Date: December 6th, 2002 - 01:21 am (Link)
I like getting days off in the coldest time of the year and spending them snuggled up to people I like to snuggle, getting slowly drunker and fuller of food, unable to go anywhere far because there's no public transport and very little open even if there were public transport.

Which is basically what I'm getting to do this year, so I'm happy. I have had Christmases that suck beyong the telling of it because I haven't been able to do some of this, so I consider myself very lucky.

Snow would be nice, though. Deep, thick snow, not so deep that everyone can't come over to Ealsfield on Boxing Day, but deep enough that we can all make snowmen on the green outside when they do.

Valentine's Day,, now; don't get me started....

snow

From: thekumquat
Date: December 6th, 2002 - 03:23 am (Link)
It's more likely to snow on valentine's day than on christmas, if that's any consolation...

My christmas week tends to be a week of snuggling, cooking, playing games and drinking, usually all at once. With a bit of cleaning and decorating thrown in, usually also combined with the cooking, game playing and drinking. Haven't got the hang of cleaning and snuggling at the same time though.

From: davefish
Date: December 6th, 2002 - 02:51 am (Link)
The fact that we never seem to get any decent snow these days. The fact that when we do get snow it invariably involves me falling off my bike, rather than any of the fun it used to bring

I agree its a shame about the snow, but surely the game of trying to stay on the bike is a fun game when you can play it? At least, I always enjoy that bit.
From: wechsler
Date: December 6th, 2002 - 03:07 am (Link)
Only when played off the public roads.
From: feanelwa
Date: December 6th, 2002 - 05:48 am (Link)
I shall tell that to the ice next time i find some, and see if it runs off to find a private road to sit on instead :)

*hugs*, and (almost being a free-for-all-ing capitalist, but not quite, i have a re-usable bag and i'm not spending more than the post office are going to pay me next week, and i'm buying stuff that people will actually want and not wrapping it in anything that isn't going to decompose properly within a month) i still don't know what you want me to get you, so i shall find something small, pretty and shiny that i can afford and you will like.

And *hugs* too.