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Old Nov 15th 2009, 3:54 pm
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Normally I am pretty tipsy by 10am on Christmas day- I open my aunts bottle of homemade sloe gin (which is more like syrup and kills off all germs) and manage to consume a fair whack whilst peeling spuds- normally feeding of the 5 thousand at my parents house and alcohol is my coping mechanism. The day tends to be a drunken haze and was just wondering if theres anywhere good I can do a similar type of thing and if anyone else was planning on getting slowly drunk with complete strangers? Or if anyone is planning on cooking a full roast and needs mouths to feed?

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Normally I am pretty tipsy by 10am on Christmas day- I open my aunts bottle of homemade sloe gin (which is more like syrup and kills off all germs) and manage to consume a fair whack whilst peeling spuds- normally feeding of the 5 thousand at my parents house and alcohol is my coping mechanism. The day tends to be a drunken haze and was just wondering if theres anywhere good I can do a similar type of thing and if anyone else was planning on getting slowly drunk with complete strangers? Or if anyone is planning on cooking a full roast and needs mouths to feed?

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Aww, bless. If I still lived in the UAE, I'd invite you round. I'm sure someone on the forum will invite you over.,,,,
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I get back from thailand just before xmas so it will be a quiet affair. Family are coming round. Lovely.
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Normally I am pretty tipsy by 10am on Christmas day- I open my aunts bottle of homemade sloe gin (which is more like syrup and kills off all germs) and manage to consume a fair whack whilst peeling spuds- normally feeding of the 5 thousand at my parents house and alcohol is my coping mechanism. The day tends to be a drunken haze and was just wondering if theres anywhere good I can do a similar type of thing and if anyone else was planning on getting slowly drunk with complete strangers? Or if anyone is planning on cooking a full roast and needs mouths to feed?

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dont know why but I imagined that everyone went home to Blighty at Christmas
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Not everyone! Im working over xmas as have a paid trip to Paris at the end of January so backing a trip home on from that so I only have to pay 40 quid for the eurostar so will be stuck here for Chrimbo! Me and Aha/Mariah/Bing its is with Mr Greygoose to keep me company!

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I am doing Christmas day Brunch at Al Qasr with my mother, MM and her family and various other friends.
I haven't been back to the UK for almost 20 years.
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dont know why but I imagined that everyone went home to Blighty at Christmas
The best christmas days I have had have been in dubai, abu dhabi, falklands, muscat,

I've never went home for xmas..its soo much better here, plus my family always love a bit of sun at this time of year!!

Kittycat. Meet up with some folk and go for a champers brunch..expensive but nice!!
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Not everyone! Im working over xmas as have a paid trip to Paris at the end of January so backing a trip home on from that so I only have to pay 40 quid for the eurostar so will be stuck here for Chrimbo! Me and Aha/Mariah/Bing its is with Mr Greygoose to keep me company!

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OK, so most go home.., like for Christmas and the snow!?

Actually I'm quite glad there's no Christmas build up here. I'm guessing we have Christmas day, and then that's that!
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Originally Posted by Timmy Molloy - London Boy View Post
dont know why but I imagined that everyone went home to Blighty at Christmas
Maybe not Blighty, but certainly heading home for Xmas.
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I am doing Christmas day Brunch at Al Qasr with my mother, MM and her family and various other friends.
I haven't been back to the UK for almost 20 years.
yeah, should be fab...i love christmas in the sun...

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Timmy, I must admit I love the build up to Chrimbo- all the parties and socialising and pretty lights- hate Christmas day with a passion though- note the alcohol comes out! most stressfulk day of the year in my opinion, I've said for years I wanted to be away for Christmas so I wouldn't have to go through it all- now that I am I have no idea what to do with it!

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Timmy, kittycat..

You will see more christmas spirit and effort in hotels and malls here than back home..

Some of the shows/displays/trees and decorations in the malls are stunning.

Better than some C-list celeb switching on the lights in oxford street on a pish wet tuesday night
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Timmy, I must admit I love the build up to Chrimbo- all the parties and socialising and pretty lights- hate Christmas day with a passion though- note the alcohol comes out! most stressfulk day of the year in my opinion, I've said for years I wanted to be away for Christmas so I wouldn't have to go through it all- now that I am I have no idea what to do with it!

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A lot of singletons go to the Cellar @ Irish Village for X-mas day lunch (or at least used to) - if you can find some fellow Xmas orphans you could try that?
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yeah, should be fab...i love christmas in the sun...

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Oh God I'm a Christmas orphan- that sounds so sad- sob sob sob...
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