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Cancelling Christmas

Post by dermotdermot » Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:49 am

I’m all for it. It would be such a relief to postpone it until next year. Everything else has been cancelled so let’s go for it. It would be just so nice to not have to think about turkeys, trees, etc. for just one year.

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Re: Cancelling Christmas

Post by Chester Perry » Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:10 am

dermotdermot wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:49 am
I’m all for it. It would be such a relief to postpone it until next year. Everything else has been cancelled so let’s go for it. It would be just so nice to not have to think about turkeys, trees, etc. for just one year.
surely a bit early for a bit of Ebenezer Scrooge

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Re: Cancelling Christmas

Post by Vegas Claret » Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:24 am

Cancel it, I'm still having it either way !

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Re: Cancelling Christmas

Post by LoveCurryPies » Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:13 am

dermotdermot wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:49 am
I’m all for it. It would be such a relief to postpone it until next year. Everything else has been cancelled so let’s go for it. It would be just so nice to not have to think about turkeys, trees, etc. for just one year.
Don’t cancel it, just change it to what you like.

We’ve not had turkey & sprouts for 30 years.

I’d like to do away with presents and just have a thanksgiving style Christmas.

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Re: Cancelling Christmas

Post by Woodleyclaret » Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:55 am

Cromwell had the same idea,it didn't go down well back then

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Re: Cancelling Christmas

Post by BenWickes » Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:49 am

We don't celebrate it anyway but for those who do. With the technology these days with Zoom, Whatsapp etc. You can still open presents while on one of those with loved ones. Some companies offer a wrapping service with their delivery. Even have a virtual meal. No need to cancel it, just adapt.

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Re: Cancelling Christmas

Post by Burnley1989 » Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:55 am

LoveCurryPies wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:13 am
Don’t cancel it, just change it to what you like.

We’ve not had turkey & sprouts for 30 years.

I’d like to do away with presents and just have a thanksgiving style Christmas.
I thought thanksgiving was all about the Turkey :lol:

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Re: Cancelling Christmas

Post by Burnley1989 » Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:56 am

I’m not too fussed about it, but it was my favourite day of the year as a kid, apart from going to the airport in my new Burnley shirt for my holidays.

I enjoy it for my daughters now

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Re: Cancelling Christmas

Post by Andreshotboots » Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:24 am

What would Michael Buble' do? It's the only time off the year you hear from the fecker?

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Re: Cancelling Christmas

Post by Jimmymaccer » Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:32 am

Miserable buggers.........Christmas is fab even if yer not a “believer”.......this year it might be cheaper!!! Boxing Days looking a bit bleak though with no footy! May just have to go for a nice long walk on a frosty day, blue sky ending up at a pub with a roaring log fire.........

See......not so bad after all.

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Re: Cancelling Christmas

Post by Wellsy1882 » Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:34 am

Xmas.wont be cancelled
If anything itl be bigger than ever after this shite year

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Re: Cancelling Christmas

Post by Rodleydave » Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:48 am

On the plus side you only need to buy 6 presents, assuming one is for yourself.

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Re: Cancelling Christmas

Post by Bosscat » Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:11 am

Bah humbug

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Re: Cancelling Christmas

Post by kritichris » Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:19 am

Jimmymaccer wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:32 am
Miserable buggers.........Christmas is fab even if yer not a “believer”.......this year it might be cheaper!!! Boxing Days looking a bit bleak though with no footy! May just have to go for a nice long walk on a frosty day, blue sky ending up at a pub with a roaring log fire.........

See......not so bad after all.
Unfortunately with total lockdown it'll have to be 1 hours walk and no pub so def cheaper.

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Re: Cancelling Christmas

Post by Boss Hogg » Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:47 am

BenWickes wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:49 am
We don't celebrate it anyway but for those who do. With the technology these days with Zoom, Whatsapp etc. You can still open presents while on one of those with loved ones. Some companies offer a wrapping service with their delivery. Even have a virtual meal. No need to cancel it, just adapt.
Sounds dreadful.

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Re: Cancelling Christmas

Post by Stayingup » Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:08 am

Cancelling is a very 'in' obsession at the moment (read WOKE). Christmas fortunately cannot be cancelled as it is fixed in the Christian calender. The hooha surrounding it can be watered down for sure and the way things look that may be inevitable anyway. Hard times ahead Ebeneezer.

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Re: Cancelling Christmas

Post by Cirrus_Minor » Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:23 am

The Puritan's cancelled it under Cromwell's rule because people were enjoying, 'carnal and sensual delights'. That suggests that there must have been some interesting Christmas party games in that period. :o

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Re: Cancelling Christmas

Post by Wellsy1882 » Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:58 am

Boss Hogg wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:47 am
Sounds dreadful.
Id rather top myself

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Re: Cancelling Christmas

Post by GodIsADeeJay81 » Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:00 am

They're already selling selection boxes and chocolate Santa /Snowmen /Reindeers in my local Sainsburys...

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Re: Cancelling Christmas

Post by Wile E Coyote » Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:05 pm

well thankfully they've cancelled the tiresome new year fireworks display from london, so that's a bonus.

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Re: Cancelling Christmas

Post by Boss Hogg » Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:39 pm

Hopefully they will use the money normally wasted on fireworks to help some poverty stricken or poorly people. I really hope they don’t waste it on some cr*p tv show with overpaid ‘celebs’.

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Re: Cancelling Christmas

Post by Rowls » Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:54 pm

There's only one man in the country with the authority to cancel Christmas and that's Stan.

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Christmas is cancelled

Post by Funkydrummer » Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:39 pm

......along with Remembrance Day, Bonfire night, Trick or treat, Dewali etc in large numbers.

https://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/n ... ns-issued/

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Re: Christmas is cancelled

Post by Wile E Coyote » Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:45 pm

but not halloween, so another chance for the dimwits in fancy dress to copy the yanks and the older idiots to dress up and get p***** in the name of something or other.

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Re: Christmas is cancelled

Post by DomBFC1882 » Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:47 pm

Wile E Coyote wrote:
Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:45 pm
but not halloween, so another chance for the dimwits in fancy dress to copy the yanks and the older idiots to dress up and get p***** in the name of something or other.
It says Halloween though

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Re: Christmas is cancelled

Post by TheFamilyCat » Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:48 pm

The Lancashire Resilience Forum?
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Re: Christmas is cancelled

Post by Funkydrummer » Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:58 pm

TheFamilyCat wrote:
Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:48 pm
The Lancashire Resilience Forum?
I laughed at that - they don't half give some fancy names to some things.

Akin to a batsman being a Willow operative ffs !!! :lol: :lol:

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Re: Christmas is cancelled

Post by TheFamilyCat » Sat Oct 10, 2020 12:07 am

I prefer the other group, The Resilience Forum for Lancashire. They really represent my views.
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Re: Christmas is cancelled

Post by Funkydrummer » Sat Oct 10, 2020 12:09 am

TheFamilyCat wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 12:07 am
I prefer the other group, The Resilience Forum for Lancashire. They really represent my views.
What have either of them ever done for us ?

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Re: Christmas is cancelled

Post by tiger76 » Sat Oct 10, 2020 12:10 am

The turkeys will be happy as will the geese. :)

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Re: Christmas is cancelled

Post by taio » Sat Oct 10, 2020 12:11 am

TheFamilyCat wrote:
Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:48 pm
The Lancashire Resilience Forum?
There are local resilience forums throughout the country made up of statutory organisations, such as the police, local authorities and the NHS, that come together to respond to emergencies and major incidents.

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Re: Christmas is cancelled

Post by THEWELLERNUT70 » Sat Oct 10, 2020 12:16 am

TheFamilyCat wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 12:07 am
I prefer the other group, The Resilience Forum for Lancashire. They really represent my views.
F**k off we're the Forum Of Resilience For Lancashire
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Re: Christmas is cancelled

Post by dsr » Sat Oct 10, 2020 12:34 am

THEWELLERNUT70 wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 12:16 am
we're the Forum Of Resilience For Lancashire
I find the Forum For Resilience Of Lancashire more closely represents my views.

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Re: Christmas is cancelled

Post by HunterST_BFC » Sat Oct 10, 2020 1:05 am

Wile E Coyote wrote:
Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:45 pm
but not halloween, so another chance for the dimwits in fancy dress to copy the yanks and the older idiots to dress up and get p***** in the name of something or other.
Halloween is to be used for the new door to door Test and Trace system.

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Re: Christmas is cancelled

Post by dsr » Sat Oct 10, 2020 1:33 am

HunterST_BFC wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 1:05 am
Halloween is to be used for the new door to door Test and Trace system.
I always practice social Isolation on Hallowe'en.

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Re: Christmas is cancelled

Post by Damo » Sat Oct 10, 2020 3:25 am

Wile E Coyote wrote:
Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:45 pm
but not halloween, so another chance for the dimwits in fancy dress to copy the yanks and the older idiots to dress up and get p***** in the name of something or other.
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Got my fancy dress costume sorted for trick or treating
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Re: Cancelling Christmas

Post by dermotdermot » Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:00 am

So it’s officially off then.

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Re: Cancelling Christmas

Post by spadesclaret » Sat Oct 10, 2020 5:46 am

GodIsADeeJay81 wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:00 am
They're already selling selection boxes and chocolate Santa /Snowmen /Reindeers in my local Sainsburys...
They're already celebrating in a local (Norfolk) restaurant -
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Re: Cancelling Christmas

Post by Murger » Sat Oct 10, 2020 5:47 am

I hope they don't cancel Christmas holidays at work.

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Re: Christmas is cancelled

Post by GandalfsBeard » Sat Oct 10, 2020 7:35 am

Wile E Coyote wrote:
Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:45 pm
but not halloween, so another chance for the dimwits in fancy dress to copy the yanks and the older idiots to dress up and get p***** in the name of something or other.
It says Halloween in the article.

But in normal non-corona circumstances, what's wrong with kids wanting to get dressed up and go trick or treating, and adults wanting to get dressed up and have a laugh? So what if the holiday is traditionally more celebrated in America, lots of Americanisms become immersed in British culture.

So many grouches on this board who whine about things that barely affect their lives at all.
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Re: Christmas is cancelled

Post by Grumps » Sat Oct 10, 2020 7:42 am

Is it not just talking about large events? Hardly the cancellation of Christmas
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Re: Christmas is cancelled

Post by bfcjg » Sat Oct 10, 2020 7:48 am

Has Santa been given the sack ?

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Re: Christmas is cancelled

Post by Dinks » Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:09 am

Might as well cancel life.

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Re: Christmas is cancelled

Post by Burnley1989 » Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:15 am

I’m actually quite looking forward to a more relaxed Christmas, we have a big family and I had almost 20 for dinner last year, whilst it was great, it was just one big stress for me and I barely got chance to relax and enjoy myself. Boxing Day is usually my favourite day of the year, so I’m gutted that will be low key

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Re: Christmas is cancelled

Post by Ptangyangkipperbang » Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:24 am

I have been praying for years for Xmas to be cancelled happy days

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Re: Cancelling Christmas

Post by IanMcL » Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:56 am

You mean no Noddy Holder?

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Re: Christmas is cancelled

Post by FactualFrank » Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:25 am

HunterST_BFC wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 1:05 am
Halloween is to be used for the new door to door Test and Trace system.
Just make sure they keep singing for 15 minutes.

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Re: Cancelling Christmas

Post by mkmel » Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:30 am

Here in the Philippines I kid you not they started their Christmas on 1st September!

Absolutely true

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Re: Christmas is cancelled

Post by Pstotto » Sat Oct 10, 2020 11:14 am

Cancel mysticism yah...

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Re: Christmas is cancelled

Post by Wile E Coyote » Sat Oct 10, 2020 11:57 am

GandalfsBeard wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 7:35 am
It says Halloween in the article.

But in normal non-corona circumstances, what's wrong with kids wanting to get dressed up and go trick or treating, and adults wanting to get dressed up and have a laugh? So what if the holiday is traditionally more celebrated in America, lots of Americanisms become immersed in British culture.

So many grouches on this board who whine about things that barely affect their lives at all.

Im happy being a "grouch" rather than roll over and meekly accept all the slop that comes my way without criticism.
still, as long as you're happy eh ?

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