View Poll Results: What's your view on Christmas
I love it
11
30.56%
I hate it
4
11.11%
It's the highlight of my year
0
0%
It happens but I largely ignore it
10
27.78%
It's for infidels only
0
0%
It's December already??
8
22.22%
It's the birthday of the baby Jesus & so special
1
2.78%
Other
2
5.56%
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Christmas

Old Dec 8th 2009, 10:10 am
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A good thing or a bad thing?
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Dunno about other Scots on here, but for my family Hogmanay was always the big deal in December....

We'd do the presents and Turkey, but the big party was the following week
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Not too fussed, it's nice to be with family and friends for the shitmas dinner, but it's gotten blown out of all proportion.
People racking up credit cards bills on daft presents is beyond me.
We didn't even bother checking the prices for hotel restaurants this year, far more satisfaction to be gotten from arguing over how to baste the turkey.
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Not too fussed, it's nice to be with family and friends for the shitmas dinner, but it's gotten blown out of all proportion.
People racking up credit cards bills on daft presents is beyond me.
We didn't even bother checking the prices for hotel restaurants this year, far more satisfaction to be gotten from arguing over how to baste the turkey.
Aye, we have codewords in my house as well......
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I have to make some attempt to appear excited as I have three children, but really it's just another day of the year. I really like being away from extended family and just having a quiet one with my own. My husbands aunt's flying in from the Uk, but that's more to see my girls perform in the panto than the fact that it's christmas. I haven't even been Christmas shopping yet - I usually just get a few stocking stuffers and my husband goes out Christmas eve and finds them all their main present. I was brought up in a catholic family and my kids went to religious schools before coming here, so really it's always been about the true meaning of Christmas, rather than the commercial gift giving stuff. I do love carols by candlelight, I think they have it here somewhere, anyone know?
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I do love carols by candlelight, I think they have it here somewhere, anyone know?
I've been to JBH when they had a carol concert on. I found an overpriced pint in The Dhow and Anchor far more appealing.
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I do love carols by candlelight, I think they have it here somewhere, anyone know?
Bound to be such a thing in one of the uber religious churches in Jebel Ali

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I have to make some attempt to appear excited as I have three children, but really it's just another day of the year. I really like being away from extended family and just having a quiet one with my own. My husbands aunt's flying in from the Uk, but that's more to see my girls perform in the panto than the fact that it's christmas. I haven't even been Christmas shopping yet - I usually just get a few stocking stuffers and my husband goes out Christmas eve and finds them all their main present. I was brought up in a catholic family and my kids went to religious schools before coming here, so really it's always been about the true meaning of Christmas, rather than the commercial gift giving stuff. I do love carols by candlelight, I think they have it here somewhere, anyone know?
Come and join us tomorrow night to sing some lovely carols and listen to some great choirs! Entrance is FREE!!!! It all starts at 7.30pm at Christ Church Jebel Ali - see map here: http://christchurchjebelali.org/location-map/. See you there!!!!

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Come and join us tomorrow night to sing some lovely carols and listen to some great choirs! Entrance is FREE!!!! It all starts at 7.30pm at Christ Church Jebel Ali - see map here: http://christchurchjebelali.org/location-map/. See you there!!!!

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The worst thing about Christmas is that you are expected to see your relatives.......
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But if you like your relatives?


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But if you like your relatives?
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