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Old Nov 16th 2017, 5:03 pm   #1
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Greggs says sorry for replacing baby Jesus with a sausage roll in nativity scene for Christmas ad campaign

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That article fails to address the three most important points 1. What is in the calendar? 2. Isn't it all getting a bit stale by day 24? 3. Do they do international delivery?
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That article fails to address the three most important points 1. What is in the calendar? 2. Isn't it all getting a bit stale by day 24? 3. Do they do international delivery?
Greggs telling porkies? Yer canna trust them Geordies.
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Old Nov 16th 2017, 7:58 pm   #4
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I didn't actually read that article. I linked to it having seen it in the guardian whose pics don't display on forums. There was something about a luxury advent calendar that appeared to have bottles in it. It must have been big!

On the same Indie page - "People threaten to boycott Tesco after Christmas advert features Muslim family"

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On the same Indie page - "People threaten to boycott Tesco after Christmas advert features Muslim family"
Today I tutted in the coffee shop about the Christmas music in the mall.

"It's been earlier" said the lady there "one year they put the tree up in September. I like it, it's jolly". Her husband was passing "they have to put up the tree before the parade, otherwise there's a wrathful Santa". The coffee shop lady added that the parade is this coming weekend.

I bow to their knowledge of quasi-religious customs, they'd know, they're religious; she wears a hijab.
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I think the Tesco boycott is to do with their not using the word Christmas on their wares? I already boycott them for more reasons than I can remember.
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I don't boycott Gregg's, it's just ****ing horrendous so I don't go there.
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I don't boycott Gregg's, it's just ****ing horrendous so I don't go there.
I couldn't say. The original Greggs shop was on Gosforth High Street. Gosforth is a slightly northern suburb of Newcastle I lived there from when I was 13 or 14 until i went to Uni.

It's since (apparently) spread throughout the UK, but I don't know why.

I've never bought anything from them except shame.
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If I had the chance I'd go to Greggs...there's not much I wouldn't give right this second for a Cornish Pasty

I can never find an advent calendar here with a Nativity scene on it. Barbie and Marvel a plenty...but none with an angel on the door and a star shaped choccie inside...sad
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If I had the chance I'd go to Greggs...there's not much I wouldn't give right this second for a Cornish Pasty

I can never find an advent calendar here with a Nativity scene on it. Barbie and Marvel a plenty...but none with an angel on the door and a star shaped choccie inside...sad
I guess Fredericton stores deem it not worth carrying as they would probably get complaints from those who don't celebrate Christmas (there I said it) or perhaps there is a municipal law stopping the selling of such said items again on the basis of offending certain groups or there again you might be just an old fuddy duddy who celebrates the traditional way and needs to get in touch with the real world and become more hip. I mean who has time these days to open up a little cardboard door on a calendar every morning
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You've not seen the one at Officers' Square?
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You've not seen the one at Officers' Square?
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Oh I so wish

Actually we always bought the Advent Calendar when my son was little...last year now he's a head taller than me I didn't get one and he was utterly horrified I was sure he was going to call social services

This year I have a Lindt one awaiting December 1st!
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This year I have a Lindt one awaiting December 1st!
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I can never find an advent calendar here with a Nativity scene on it. Barbie and Marvel a plenty...but none with an angel on the door and a star shaped choccie inside...sad
Amazon have them

https://www.amazon.ca/s/?ie=UTF8&key...l_2f3rrtor4u_b
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I haven't been outraged yet today though there is a rumour that one woman us using all of the dryers at the laundromat
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