Christmas is.........

(63 Posts)
McHappyPants2012 Sun 07-Oct-12 23:17:16

......... Complete the line.

Is the time where I drink far to much

GoSakuramachi Sun 07-Oct-12 23:19:10

meant to be in its own topic.

DevaDiva Sun 07-Oct-12 23:19:54

Great but not until December, got it? wink

WorraLiberty Sun 07-Oct-12 23:20:22

What GoSakur said grin

Though it seems MNHQ have different ideas tonight grin

I do love Christmas though

FutTheShuckUp Sun 07-Oct-12 23:20:43


Whitecherry Sun 07-Oct-12 23:21:20


MoonlightandWerewolves Sun 07-Oct-12 23:21:21

A very long time after Hallowe'en! be discussed in the Christmas topic.

charlottehere Sun 07-Oct-12 23:22:03

Fab, can't wait!

monsterchild Sun 07-Oct-12 23:22:25

two holidays away, so I don't have to deal with it or that horrible music for two more glorious months! Hurrah!

McHappyPants2012 Sun 07-Oct-12 23:22:47

Yabu why did I ask lol

JuliaFlyte Sun 07-Oct-12 23:23:33

Very stressful indeed <sigh>

HolyAutumnGoldBatman Sun 07-Oct-12 23:23:41

a great way to annoy the 'Christmas should be in it's own topic' posters grin

NeDeLaMer Sun 07-Oct-12 23:24:02

a whole TOPIC of it's own Please keep it there until December at least. There are many MNers for whom Christmas is an emotionally difficult time and this is one place to escape from that - or it's meant to be - hence the topic of it's own.

NeDeLaMer Sun 07-Oct-12 23:26:14

Holy - glad you find it grin. You don't actually have to use your imagination as to why Christmas is a very emotionally difficult time for many MNers and it's why it has it's own topic - not just for the grinch like who have always hated christmas, a little compassion could go a long way. It is not Christmas in Aug/Sep/Oct/Nov & some people don't need to hear about it every 5 minutes for months beforehand sad

McHappyPants2012 Sun 07-Oct-12 23:26:20

Myself it know that, god I am work leaving my 2 DC. Light hearted

recall Sun 07-Oct-12 23:26:56


McHappyPants2012 Sun 07-Oct-12 23:27:00

That's to work

LolaDontCryOverSpiltBleach Sun 07-Oct-12 23:28:42

A wonderful time of year and great for throwing at the miserable AIBU dwellers... i may start a thread 'AIBU to think Christmas is just great' to see how long it would take for the flames to reach my skin!


Inneedofbrandy Sun 07-Oct-12 23:29:14

Christmas is wonderful

Inneedofbrandy Sun 07-Oct-12 23:29:49

LolaDontCryOverSpiltBleach I just had the same thought! grin

LolaDontCryOverSpiltBleach Sun 07-Oct-12 23:31:33

Inneed we could do it together and hold hands, may be safer.... maybe even sing carols [wank]

LolaDontCryOverSpiltBleach Sun 07-Oct-12 23:32:18

blush i meant w i n k as in wink i promise i am not a total perv

HolyAutumnGoldBatman Sun 07-Oct-12 23:32:47

NeDe we can't keep everything that might be upsetting/emotive to some people in it's own seperate topic. Just don't click on the threads with christmas in the title. If you're very upset about the Jimmy Saville thing, or the debate about abortion, or massively disturbed by the puss porn DON'T read those threads.

Inneedofbrandy Sun 07-Oct-12 23:33:25

Lola I could be corrupted to be your partner in crime...for a mince pie and a large bailys

akaemmafrost Sun 07-Oct-12 23:33:40

My favourite time of year, especially since I had dc.

HolyAutumnGoldBatman Sun 07-Oct-12 23:33:41

shock at Lola wanking whilst singing carols.....that's offensive by anyone's standards.

ChestyNut Sun 07-Oct-12 23:33:56

My favourite time of year smile

McHappyPants2012 Sun 07-Oct-12 23:34:40

I also eat to much

pictish Sun 07-Oct-12 23:35:31


Inneedofbrandy Sun 07-Oct-12 23:35:32

I just realised there was holding hands and wanking in the same sentence then grin

CouthyMowWearingOrange Sun 07-Oct-12 23:36:14

Not for AIBU until Dec 1st!!

marriedinwhite Sun 07-Oct-12 23:37:03

On exactly the same day as DS's birthday and this year he becomes an adult grin. It's a day for birthday cake here.

PinkFairyDust Sun 07-Oct-12 23:38:02

Over rated!

LolaDontCryOverSpiltBleach Sun 07-Oct-12 23:38:28

That was terrible, i was laughing so loud at the thought of myself wanking and singing carols that i woke DP and had to tell him why, he wants to know how i managed to mix up I and A when they are at opposite ends of the keyboard.

That means i did it subconsciously and i'm not sure how i feel about that.

McHappyPants2012 Sun 07-Oct-12 23:38:33

mmmmm birthday cake nom nom

LolaDontCryOverSpiltBleach Sun 07-Oct-12 23:41:47

we could do it together and hold hands, may be safer.... maybe even sing carols [wank]

for fucks sake it sounds like i'm some sort of Christmas Fetish Nut..


Not to be thought of or discussed until after Halloween at the earliest.

catgirl1976 Mon 08-Oct-12 07:44:31

a wonderful, magical time and now I have a DC about to get even more magical and wonderful.

I can't wait grin

Really lolling at lola's typo.

P.s. I love Xmas, I just think everything has its time and place, and Xmas' isn't till November at earliest.

MissPerception Mon 08-Oct-12 07:58:44

one day in the whole year, so why do people and shops go completely over the top?

OutragedAtThePriceOfFreddos Mon 08-Oct-12 08:10:09

a valid topic of conversation in whatever section of MN one chooses to put it in, and threads about it can be hidden by posters that don't want to read about it.

People talk about all sorts of things that could go on different topics, get over it.

GoSakuramachi Mon 08-Oct-12 08:25:18

its not even an aibu, so maybe I'll report it instead of hiding it.

Get over that.

....fucking ages away so cease with the threads! [humbug]

Also, expensive, tiring, overrated and disappointing [even more humbug]

LolaDontCryOverSpiltBleach Mon 08-Oct-12 10:56:51

I can't stand Dog Poo threads, so none of you start any alright!?

Grrr, [shakes fist]

zukiecat Mon 08-Oct-12 11:01:17

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

NeDeLaMer Mon 08-Oct-12 11:44:00

Dog poo threads don't generally remind you of children you have lost though do they Lola?

If it's in the title of the thread - it's too late not to see it isn't it.

I'm so pleased that so many of you think it's hilarious to wind up people who have lost children and wont be having Christmas with them.

Yes, Christmas will come again this year, but not in bloody August/September/October/November. It's bad enough it's everywhere in the shops already, but on MN as well? It's why there is a topic to discuss it out of season.

I'm surprised that on a parenting site there is so little consideration of those who have lost children and don't want to have Christmas rammed down their throats for 7 months of the year sad

NeDeLaMer Mon 08-Oct-12 11:44:37

outraged lovely attitude.

Fakebook Mon 08-Oct-12 11:48:03

Can I strike out the "is" and replace it with "decorations are already being sold in our local Matalan". They have the whole place lined up with those little snowmen, reindeers and santas. Thought it was a bit strange.

Wetthemogwai Mon 08-Oct-12 11:56:24

nede although I am genuinely sorry for your situation and can understand that it's upsetting, there's always going to be subjects on here that upset people. outraged has an albeit harshly worded point, people are allowed to get excited about it. It's October now and that means its only 2 pay days before Xmas so I for one have to think about it well in advance.

For some people its the one time of year they see all their family and get proper time to spend with them away from work. Its bound to bring up bad memories for people however it should be a happy time to be enjoyed and celebrate family, even ones who are no longer here. Let people get excited, don't purposely ruin these threads for people. That's not just for you but all the anti-Xmas brigade, whatever their reasons

Finished grin

Done and wrapped in the loft [smug]

Inneedofbrandy Mon 08-Oct-12 12:03:18

NeDeLaMer really not a valid arguement for christmas, people may have had all manner of bad things happen to them, if they don't wish to hear about christmas they can hide all christmas threads.

If for example you had a forced abortion and it still really upsets you, you would take steps to hide all threads about abortion to not upset yourself.

Not talking about anything in case it reminded someone of something terrible that happened is not a reason to not discuss something. What about easter what about birthdays.

All manner of things get discussed outside topic. All manner of things that is not AIBU is in AIBU.

I am very sorry for anyones loss, not just children there's lots of loss and christmas does bring that home. Christmas is a time for remembering and anyone who feels to upset by that should take steps to hide certain topics.

ILikeToMoveItMoveIt Mon 08-Oct-12 12:04:35

I'm so sorry you feel like this NeDe and I really am sorry if you have lost a child. I understand that Christmas can be an awful time of year for some people, but I don't think your comments are fair.

There is a lt of consideration for bereaved parents on this site IMO. No one has purposely tried to upset bereaved parents as far as I can see.

KatMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 08-Oct-12 12:43:29

Hi there, we've moved this thread into Christmas at the OP's request. Thanks.

milkymocha Mon 08-Oct-12 12:49:06

How ridiculous! So because someone lost a loved one at christmas it means the rest of us cant discuss it?
Pathetic - if you dont like it, dont click on the thread!!!

Christmas is..... Stressful!

Wetthemogwai Mon 08-Oct-12 14:01:05

Christmas is.....controversial on mn apparently!

pictish Mon 08-Oct-12 14:14:55

NeDeLaMer - I am dreadfully sorry for your loss, but that post was unfair. Really really unfair.

I'm so pleased that so many of you think it's hilarious to wind up people who have lost children and wont be having Christmas with them.

No-one thinks that, and's rather malicious of you to say they do.

I'm surprised that on a parenting site there is so little consideration of those who have lost children and don't want to have Christmas rammed down their throats for 7 months of the year

Yeah well...if we took that tack over everything, no-one would ever talk about anything and the site would grind to a halt. I'll talk about Christmas in any month I so please, I'm afraid.

mrsmplus3 Mon 08-Oct-12 14:45:07

A time to be off work and be with your family having fun or simply relaxing with a good book, movie, whatever.

milkymocha Mon 08-Oct-12 17:16:36

What pictish said!
Wise woman!

NeDeLaMer Mon 08-Oct-12 17:49:42

Pictish - try reading all of the posts rather than just picking out a line or two of my posts and taking them out of context - that is unfair.

OutragedAtThePriceOfFreddos Mon 08-Oct-12 17:52:20

I've read all the posts.

Pictish made good points.

Wetthemogwai Mon 08-Oct-12 19:33:20

pictish made all the points I wasn't quite articulate enough to say. Sorry nede, I'm terribly sorry for your loss but there's no need to be like that

LolaDontCryOverSpiltBleach Mon 08-Oct-12 23:22:19

nede Fact is, something will always upset someone.

Your post was uncalled for and whilst i am sorry for your loss and those of others you truly cannot expect everyone on a forum to be mindful of personal feelings of everyone, and whilst we should all be sensitive when we are aware of other peoples feelings you can't make things off limits.

I'm so pleased that so many of you think it's hilarious to wind up people who have lost children and wont be having Christmas with them

This is just offensive, nobody here thinks that, you are probably well aware of that though.

And i am guessing pictish read the same thread as the rest of us the whole way through.

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