1. avatar T Entertainment
    In and around a house on Amcomri Street. I think this may well be a record?
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  2. avatar rentaghost
    I think Ballymena BC has its official decorations up already or is planning a switch on very shortly.

    No need.
  3. avatar T Entertainment
    November 4th, it was Nolanised yesterday.
    Must find out who the star turn is.
  4. avatar PhatBob
    I saw a Santa with the reindeer(s?) pulling his sled on a roof of a house last week when I was going to my Ma and Da's. I related my sighting to them with utter incredulity -a several minute rant may have ensued - to be calmly told that they'd been up there since last Christmas and the guy probably just couldn't be bothered taking them down.

    It ballix when you get yourself all fired up for nothing :roll:
  5. avatar churchwarden
    A few years ago I was in Cambridge where a hotel was putting up it's "Book your Christmas Party Now" banner complete with Santa, elves etc. - it was March...

    I really must get round to re-editing "It's a wonderful life" so that James Stewart realises that indeed it was a wonderful life.. for everyone else, and decides to stay in Pottersville rather than go back to dreary Bedford Falls...

    Pottersville , last night:

    [img:9f98b5408d]http://www.iawl.com/copyright/protected/pottersville.jpg[/img:9f98b5408d]

    "Hey look, mister - we serve hard drinks in here for men who want to get drunk fast, and we don't need any characters around to give the joint "atmosphere". "

    and for fans of Sub Prime Credit from the Building and Loans:

    "Merry Christmas, movie house! Merry Christmas, Emporium! Merry Christmas, you wonderful old Building and Loan! "
  6. avatar pauldoherty
    possibly the greatest film of all time....the boul george Bailey wah?
  7. avatar domhnall
    We (McHugh's) took our first xmas booking on 2nd January, I shit you not.
  8. avatar unplugged
    i think people forget its the birth of christ thats being celebrated and not also the 9 mths he spent in the womb.

    its all about shops wanting money to get it in the bank in november to get a months interest on it. its all £ grabbing. that and people being headers putting up trees in october.
  9. avatar DontPetABurningDog
    It's disgusting the way these newer traditions have stamped all over the true meaning of the Solstice Festival.
  10. avatar The Grace Jones
    I see what you did there, and I like it.

    Down with this new-fangled and commercialised "Jesus" shite.
  11. avatar rudedoodle
    TK Maxx in Bangor had an EASTER display at one of their tills this morning. Ceramic easter eggs, bunnies etc. Mad.
  12. avatar DontPetABurningDog
    Out of sheer curiosity, what would be considered an appropriate timeframe for putting up one's decorations be?
  13. avatar T Entertainment
    Only in December and preferably mid-way through. If at all.
  14. avatar trepanner
    [quote:4a6e529153="DontPetABurningDog"]Out of sheer curiosity, what would be considered an appropriate timeframe for putting up one's decorations be?[/quote:4a6e529153]

    On the second Tuesday before the third full moon after the Feast of Maximum Occupancy, Shirley?
  15. avatar rudedoodle
    I put my tree up on the 1st of December, but I really, REALLY love Christmas. I have advent calendars bought already.
    I also have our house decorated to the nines for Halloween, my excuse is having a child, but really the decoration is all for me.
  16. avatar churchwarden
    1st December is the correct time to put up decorations.

    [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKJnZ9naKVc[/url]

    Not sure why anybody puts decorations outside - surely they are only of benefit to neighbours and random strangers... civic pride?

    Each time I have been in Amsterdam I have always wondered how their Christmas Shop survives all year round. Great shop though - the red light district "christmas village" was certainly a worthwhile addition to our decorations.
  17. avatar trepanner
    I quite fancy this :

    [img:17b8a0aec0]http://failblog.files.wordpress.com/2008/09/fail-owned-christmas-candle-fail.jpg[/img:17b8a0aec0]
  18. avatar Dirty Stevie Grizz
    I put up me mammy's tree when I take down our fleg
  19. avatar Tiocfaidh Ar La
    I facken hate christmas and everything about it
    originally was supposed to be for the birth of Christ, but after all these years, its just nothing but commercials, sales, and stress. What does a fat guy who hauls gifts down ya chimINey into your living room, and then flies away on a sleigh have to do with Jesus Christ? Jack squat.( if ya believe in facking "jesus christ")
    Although It originated as a pagan celebration of the birth of the Sun, and was celebrated on the winter equinox, and after that point, days got longer. Then the Catholics took over these pagan peoples, they replaced their holiday with their own Birth of the Son, (as in of God/ higher being) to make the transition to Christianity's traditions easier. The idea of Santa Claus and his reindeer was created in the 1800s, and is loosely based on St. Nicholas, who gave random presents to people. The idea of a christmas tree dates back to German celebrations of Christmas thousands of years ago. They used an evergreen tree to symbolize life and hope in dark times, and hung apples on it. In modern times, it has again lost its religious meaning and is now used as a time of secular "joy." People spend the time with their family or friends and exchange gifts,then kick the shit out off each other after they've consumed enough booze,as I said I feckin hate XMAS, just me opinion......like
  20. avatar The Grace Jones
    [quote:e1563fe6a7="Tiocfaidh Ar La"]
    originally [/quote:e1563fe6a7]

    It's not often you see an opinion on an internet forum that's less well-informed than Wikipedia these days, but you've managed it. Well dung. Done. Whatever.

    I quite like it, honestly, even though I deny Jesus and mostly love the Devil's Dirty Balls. I get two days off work and I get drunk with my family and hug them a lot. Thus far I have managed this for 30 consecutive years without "kicking the shit out off [sic]" either my mother or sister. You might be hanging with the wrong crowd.
  21. avatar Tiocfaidh Ar La
    do u no me, my ma or my sis?do u no me, my ma or my sis?
    Sarry, you can only make 10 posts per 24 hours.
    till tamarra.............I've run out credit..ta.........yes...............X
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  22. avatar The Grace Jones
    Does your ma know my da?
  23. avatar Lucy Lu
    "Celebrate the countdown to Christmas with our annual Christmas Lights Switch-On at Belfast City Hall on Tuesday 18 November from 7.30pm.

    Special guests
    X Factor finalists
    Brother and sister pop duo, Same Difference, will be performing songs from their debut album.

    Hollyoaks star
    Belfast-born actor Gerard McCarthy, star of Channel 4's Hollyoaks, will be the special guest compere for the evening.

    Local heroes
    Our local sporting heroes, double Paralympics gold medallist Michael McKillop, and Olympics bronze medallist Paddy Barnes and silver medallist Wendy Houvenaghal will be helping Lord Mayor Tom Hartley to turn on the Christmas lights.

    TV character
    There will also be a special appearance by one of childrenís televisionís favourite characters, Scooby Doo."

    Wow. No expense or creativity spared.
  24. avatar Per
    [i:1e84eb0ca6]the[/i:1e84eb0ca6] Scooby Doo?!! i love that guy! now i'm excited
  25. avatar Daithi jasper
    Scooby Doo would be the biggest celebrity they've ever had turning the lights!
  26. avatar tinpot anto
    Aaahh Paddy "[i:8a8ee9f423]Tell them chinks to shove their bronze medal up their hole[/i:8a8ee9f423]" Barnes

    True legend though!
  27. avatar Per
    could they not get the son of the guy who played Huggy Bear?