18 weeks to

16 posts Page 1 of 2
 
 

wickerwish

User avatar
Posts: 368
Joined: Thu May 21, 2009 5:56 pm
Location:

Post by wickerwish » Wed Aug 18, 2010 5:50 pm
Christmas. YEAH.
 
 

Struzzo39

User avatar
Posts: 1820
Joined: Sun Jan 24, 2010 5:56 pm
Location: United Kingdom

Post by Struzzo39 » Wed Aug 18, 2010 6:41 pm
And i thought I was bad lol. Was only having this conversation earlier today and reality hit when we found out x factor starts this weekend. Know were on count down now to the festive season
Steven & Debbie
 
 

wickerwish

User avatar
Posts: 368
Joined: Thu May 21, 2009 5:56 pm
Location:

Post by wickerwish » Wed Aug 18, 2010 7:13 pm
Weve been working out working days at work and ive got 66 days to work till christmas.
 
 

Shining

User avatar
Posts: 27020
Joined: Thu Sep 20, 2007 8:57 am
Location:

Post by Shining » Wed Aug 18, 2010 7:46 pm
My hubby mentioned the X-factor link too the other night x
IVA final payment left the bank on the 26th January 2013...looking forward to a debt free future.
 
 

carole2662

User avatar
Posts: 566
Joined: Sun Jun 13, 2010 5:09 pm
Location: United Kingdom

Post by carole2662 » Wed Aug 18, 2010 8:25 pm
Cant stand it. I havent had my summer hols yet.Will have to start working on mother in law to come to us again for christmas dinner as it saves us coming home to a cold house late in the evening Just have to think of a veggy alternative(to dinner not mother in law)
 
 

Skippy

User avatar
Posts: 20720
Joined: Sat Oct 21, 2006 6:08 pm
Location: United Kingdom

Post by Skippy » Wed Aug 18, 2010 8:36 pm
More manufactured rubbish to keep decent bands out of the charts!

I really don't want to think about Christmas - bah humbug! It'll be the same as every other year and I'll be glad when it's over!
 
 

nepensioner

User avatar
Posts: 1967
Joined: Sun Jul 11, 2010 4:55 pm
Location:

Post by nepensioner » Wed Aug 18, 2010 8:55 pm
O Skippy
Thak goodness someone else feels the same!!
i always spend more than I want to, have to spend the day with family when I would rather curl up with a good book, and then receive presents that I normally give to the charity shop. Very ungrateful I know, but it is now far too commercialised for my liking
F & F Accepted 19th Oct 2010
 
 

Shining

User avatar
Posts: 27020
Joined: Thu Sep 20, 2007 8:57 am
Location:

Post by Shining » Wed Aug 18, 2010 9:07 pm
The older I get the more I dislike Christmas for myself, but love it for the grandchildren and my youngest daughter, to see their faces is still magical to me x
IVA final payment left the bank on the 26th January 2013...looking forward to a debt free future.
 
 

Struzzo39

User avatar
Posts: 1820
Joined: Sun Jan 24, 2010 5:56 pm
Location: United Kingdom

Post by Struzzo39 » Wed Aug 18, 2010 9:59 pm
Have to disagree there sorry ladies. I love the x factor and christmas is one of my fave times of year!! Prob just as bad as our boys aged 9 & 4. They've already started circling ideas in the argos book!!! Now I havn't gone that far yet. "oh when the snowman brings the snow" hehe
Steven & Debbie
 
 

Skippy

User avatar
Posts: 20720
Joined: Sat Oct 21, 2006 6:08 pm
Location: United Kingdom

Post by Skippy » Wed Aug 18, 2010 10:15 pm
The X Factor was ok for one series, but I really think they shouldn't be able to release their rubbish every Christmas. As much as I don't like Rage Against the Machine I was very glad that they were no 1 last year!

I'd quite happily go away for Christmas, but as both our mums are elderly we wouldn't get away with it. When I worked in a call centre I volunteered to work on Christmas Day!

The problem is it's the same every year - our mums come to us on Christmas Day and we eat exactly the same food (they won't try anything different!) and talk about exactly the same things. On Boxing Day we go to my mums and do the same again.

This will be my 36th Christmas and I've had 34 Boxing Day meals (2 missed through illness and I'm still reminded of it!) and I swear we've had roast lamb every time!
 
 

kallis3

User avatar
Forum Expert
Posts: 76066
Joined: Mon Mar 17, 2008 4:02 pm
Location: United Kingdom

Post by kallis3 » Wed Aug 18, 2010 11:18 pm
I would quite happily go away for Christmas as well, but apart from the fact that I have no money, my parents are elderly and spend the time with us so we're stuck at home.

I went into my local post office today and they had Christmas cards out already.

It's far too commercial these days, far too expensive. Most people's common sense goes out of the window when it comes to spending and the majority of people have forgotten what the true meaning is.

I'll get off my soapbox now!

If they cancelled Christmas tomorrow it wouldn't bother me!
Sharing from experiences of dealing with debt
The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.
Bob Marley.
http://kallis3.blogs.iva.co.uk
 
 

Shining

User avatar
Posts: 27020
Joined: Thu Sep 20, 2007 8:57 am
Location:

Post by Shining » Thu Aug 19, 2010 12:03 am
We went to the card factory the other day to buy a colleague's 50th birthday card and the shop is packed with Christmas stuff! Bit too early me thinks. x
IVA final payment left the bank on the 26th January 2013...looking forward to a debt free future.
 
 

kallis3

User avatar
Forum Expert
Posts: 76066
Joined: Mon Mar 17, 2008 4:02 pm
Location: United Kingdom

Post by kallis3 » Thu Aug 19, 2010 6:36 am
Way too early. The Americans have the right idea. Get Thanksgiving Day out of the way in November and then the shops start doing Christmas.

Why on earth it has to start in August I don't know.
Sharing from experiences of dealing with debt
The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.
Bob Marley.
http://kallis3.blogs.iva.co.uk
 
 

Shining

User avatar
Posts: 27020
Joined: Thu Sep 20, 2007 8:57 am
Location:

Post by Shining » Thu Aug 19, 2010 7:39 am
Christmas may be a little more exciting and anticipated if they started marketing during November but I guess with our lifestyles etc., people need to get it done, but surely the excitement is in the run up and not to have presents wrapped and cards written by September. x
IVA final payment left the bank on the 26th January 2013...looking forward to a debt free future.
 
 

carole2662

User avatar
Posts: 566
Joined: Sun Jun 13, 2010 5:09 pm
Location: United Kingdom

Post by carole2662 » Thu Aug 19, 2010 8:13 am
My first hubby was connected to a religious organisation who do not recognise christmas and we didnt DO christmas for years. My daughter didnt have a christmas present until I remarried when she was about 7. I dont like the commercial aspect of christmas but I lookforward to the 3rd weekend in December when we get the tree out and then I wrap the pressies up. Mind you we take the tree down on Boxing Day evening as I cant stand to see christmas decs after christmas
16 posts Page 1 of 2
Return to “money saving tips”