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Post Christmas Blues!
Topic posted by Lizzie ... dated:09 January 2006
Anyone else fed-up with this depressing time of year?..............These dark mornings, short days and a general lack of daylight? Any suggestions for brightening up my day?! How can I actually feel awake in the morning?
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Reply posted by JohnH ... dated:24 November 2017
Xmas 2017 Which? Best Food and Drink
Best Xmas Pudding: 

1st Lidl Deluxe 24-month matured Christmas Pudding (£11.99, 81%)

2nd Sainsbury’s Taste The Difference 18 Month Matured Cognac Laced Christmas Pudding (£10, 75%)
 
3rd M&S The Collection 12 Month Matured Vintage Christmas Pudding (£17.50, 73%)
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Reply posted by Divad ... dated:23 November 2017

Boy Scouts Bob. Be Prepared. You should test drive all the products before ordering for the twelve nights.
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Reply posted by Bob ... dated:23 November 2017

Best Presecco this “Christmas?”

Might just be worth remembering it is still November and that Christmas lasts twelve nights, the last being January 5th.

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Reply posted by JohnH ... dated:22 November 2017
Spar Prosecco Wins Prize For Best Fizz On The High Street This Christmas LINK
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Reply posted by JohnH ... dated:21 November 2017
Which? 2017 Best mince pies for Christmas
1. M&S The Collection Mince Pies - Score 71%

2. Asda Extra Special All Butter Mince Pies - Score 69%

3. Spar Mince Pies.- Score 67%

Oh I wish I was a Which? test pilot!
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Reply posted by Divad ... dated:21 November 2017

I tried Aldi for my second test, not special. I got the feeling they are the same brand as Sainsbury in a different box. My efforts now turn to the recommended Gregs or Co-op, I don't have a card for Costco so they are out.
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Reply posted by JohnH ... dated:20 November 2017

The Coop's are Irresistible.

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Reply posted by Bob ... dated:20 November 2017

Costco mince pies are without doubt, the best around. In my opinion, of course.

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Reply posted by Divad ... dated:19 November 2017

Who has the best mince pies in our local area? I am on a test run and so far sampled only Sainsbury. Their own brand is quite good and set the mark. On next to Aldi.
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Reply posted by Freckles ... dated:02 December 2006
Jingle bells...... all the decs are up, the lights are still working from last year (thank goodness)and the cats have managed not to knock the tree over as yet!! Slade are on the radio and I am marzipanning my Christmas cake. Wonderful!!
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Reply posted by malagaman ... dated:23 November 2006
Bah Humbugs!
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Reply posted by Freckles ... dated:22 November 2006
I for one am getting quite excited (sad I know) but its mine and my daughters first Christmas in the house alone and I am so looking forward to seeing her open her presents with no hassle, no arguing and no rushing about serving other people. We have been invited to so many friends and families houses this year and it has made us feel really special and wanted! I am counting the days.......
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Reply posted by Herb ... dated:22 November 2006
It really looks like Christmas has been canceled. That countdown link I put on a while back now goes nowhere, so lets stick all our money in a First Direct Bank account so we can pay £10 per month to run it.
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Reply posted by Hilltop ... dated:19 October 2006
Don't forget the mince pies....
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Reply posted by Rez ... dated:18 October 2006
I know there are the blues elements to Christmas but I suppose a good thing is it's always nice when your whole family gets together. It's actually fun sitting there and watching DVD's and Christmas special repeats when you're whole family are with you, the banter, seeing who falls asleep first from drunkenness or too much turkey etc. I appreciate not all have it this way and I don't every year but when it does occur it's great fun.

Office Christmas parties are enjoyable (in some senses) too, or should I say entertaining?!
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Reply posted by Graz ... dated:18 October 2006
Boris, technically January is pre and post Christmas depending how you look at it so you were right.
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Reply posted by Herb ... dated:18 October 2006
Sorry for getting post- confused with pre- but I always look for a previous forum title before starting a new one & this one was about Christmas so I used it. But there again I heard that Christmas has been canceled this year, well that is what I have been telling my two daughters for the past **?? years.
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Reply posted by Boris ... dated:18 October 2006
Doh! I'm SAD - sorry, Julie (and Graz)
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Reply posted by Graz ... dated:17 October 2006
Boris, the original post was made in January.
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Reply posted by Andy ... dated:17 October 2006
A white christmas would be nice.

It's been a few years since we had one of them.
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Reply posted by Boris ... dated:17 October 2006
Er...I hate to be pedantic but don't you mean pre-Christmas blues, Lizzie?
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Reply posted by Rez ... dated:17 October 2006
And they've not even turned the clocks back yet! Groans
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Reply posted by Hilltop ... dated:17 October 2006
It was so dark this morning - my daughter didn't believe me when I told her it was 7am - she was going to go back to bed. Here comes the winter!!! Are you ready??
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Reply posted by Katy ... dated:13 October 2006
Lol good point Dave, I was referring to Xmas Day an Boxing Day. I stand put in my place lol. Well to be really pedantic it's only one day now as shops open on boxing day!!!!
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Reply posted by Hilltop ... dated:13 October 2006
Katy - I get all my pressies during the year (sales ect) so when Christmas comes, everything is done, and I can go out and enjoy myself - instead of trudging round the shops with thousands of irate people. Traffic jams? don't get them at the pub!!! ha ha. May be sad, but not as sad as someone who can't get the latest toy for their kids cos the shops ran out weeks ago! Here's hoping for a white Christmas xx
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Reply posted by Dave - urmston.net ... dated:12 October 2006
Christmas is only two days!? Katy, what about the 12 lords a-leaping?
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Reply posted by Katy ... dated:12 October 2006
I don't mind our seasons but come on Hilltop you have finished your Xmas shopping, now that is sad. Xmas is only 2 days and yet the shops keep it going for months, I would far prefer no Xmas stuff on shop shelfs until after bonfire night. By the time Xmas arrives your getting fed up of it. People now put trees up on the 1st December, far too early!!!!!!
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Reply posted by Dave - urmston.net ... dated:12 October 2006
Me too! I love this time of the year. It's so much easier to come in out of the cold and get warm than it is to stay cool in the summer months.
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Reply posted by Hilltop ... dated:12 October 2006
Blues? No way - the trees are a wonderful colour, cool crisp mornings make you feel alive and I have finished all my Christmas shopping (smug grin!!). Tis the season to be Jolly!!!!
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