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2014newme Thu 19-Oct-17 11:29:18

This thread is for Christmas 'snobs'.
Proud to be one. πŸŽ©πŸŽ…
So if you're not a fan of elf on the shelf or excessive mountains of tat this is where you can hang out and be safe from discussion of boots 3 for 2 gift sets.

AllPowerfulLizardPerson Thu 19-Oct-17 11:39:30

No real Christmas snob would be posting before Advent Sunday......

2014newme Thu 19-Oct-17 11:40:01


MrsMotherHen Thu 19-Oct-17 11:43:02

bah humbug grin

Theseaweed Thu 19-Oct-17 21:18:44

What snobbery would you like to discuss? πŸ˜„

sweetsomethings Fri 20-Oct-17 02:43:14

Oh so you don't want last years Boots gift set that I bought for 75% off in January for this year then πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

EmGee Fri 20-Oct-17 10:38:39

I'm not sure you will find many Christmas 'snobs' here on the Christmas boards! Most of us enjoy all the banter on here, and the excitement even if we don't subscribe/follow all the 'traditions' - photographing presents, elf on the shelf, Christmas Eve box. Why not start a thread on AIBU where I am sure you will get much more traffic smile

elQuintoConyo Fri 20-Oct-17 11:03:52

We only have a real tree with real candles and it goes up Christmas Eve after the dc have gone to bed.

We don't do:
Elf on the motherfuckingShelf
Christmas Eve boxes
Tealights to make a runway in the garden
Sprinkling oats and glitter in the garden
Christmas duvets
Christmas pyjamas
Hot chocolate with marshmallows
Christmas mugs
Driving round the neighbourhood to gawp at others' lights.

We do have a smiley log that shits presents on 24th, though. Caga Tio.

elQuintoConyo Fri 20-Oct-17 11:04:34

^^ some of that may be bollocks grin

VampireSugarAndCorpseSpice Fri 20-Oct-17 11:07:01

Norad? ?????

But..... that's the best part!

Please don't tell me you don't do PNP sad

KC225 Fri 20-Oct-17 11:09:56

No Norad! surely you jest. Santa tracking is great fun.

2014newme Fri 20-Oct-17 11:15:35

@EmGee because Christmas chat is only allowed here until December. And because wanbu. And because we don't give a hoot about 'traffic' darling!

AnonEvent Fri 20-Oct-17 11:20:07

By all accounts I'm a bit posh, I don't know if I'm a snob, but my perfect Christmas goes something like this:

Around 22nd - Brunch at a 5* hotel, white linen tablecloth MANDATORY - with DD (1 year old) who is expected to behave immaculately and partake in viennoiserie. The Savoy has 'real' (fake) snow falling on their driveway throughout December, so we take a look at that, ABSOLUTELY NOT POSTED ON INSTAGRAM.

23rd - previously we would have gone to see The Nutcracker at the National Ballet, but since DD was born we watch the Mariinsky version of The Nutcracker (1992 if it makes a difference) on DVD. Lights low, snacks and drinks etc. In the evening we go to a Carol service.

10pm receive Waitrose delivery.

24th - cousins come to visit, this year our Christmas Eve is Swedish Christmas themed, so there will be skagen toast (with smoked salmon and caviar), glogg etc.

25th - breakfast at 8, parents arrive at 10 for canapes, and leave at 12 to see the other side of family, we dine at 2 and open presents at 4.

26th - friends visit, bringing their leftovers and we have a leftovers-feast. Someone once brought a bottle of wine with one glass left in it, he will not be invited again.

27th - whole family Christmas with lashings of Champagne, everyone brings a course - we usually bring starter, often it's a side of home-cured wild salmon that a colleague brings back from salmon fishing in the Arctic circle, or somewhere. We also bring jars of chutneys and preserves we've made over the year so as to capture the last essence of each season (charred asparagus tips in olive oil, strawberry jam with the strawberries from our garden).

Am I snobby-Christmassing right?

2014newme Fri 20-Oct-17 11:22:36

Wow you're snobbing to the max, amazing. And no mention of elves on shelves or boxes of tat.

Aprildaisie Fri 20-Oct-17 11:24:48

I hate tat. I hate pictures of present piles. I hate the concept of santa.

I love: Christmas markets, carols, trees and The Muppet Christmas Carol smile

AnonEvent Fri 20-Oct-17 11:26:12

I'm very pleased.

There will literally be zero elves on shelves or boxes of tat. However there is a very nice snowglobe that we like to look at by candle-light.

I withhold the right to entirely change my tune when Dd is of an age to enjoy elves and boxes.

StillSmallVoice Fri 20-Oct-17 11:43:40

What's a Christmas Tree Box?

elQuintoConyo Fri 20-Oct-17 11:53:46

Did Norad for the first time last year with ds who was 5yo. Bored off our tits. Certainly not doing it again this year.

We went to a classmate's Christmas-themed fancy dress party last December, it was a sea of elves, Olafs, Elsas + the other one (haven't seen it, don't know her name) and FCs. Then there was DS. He went as Charles Dickens-the-Rat from Muppets' Christmas Carol grin we live abroad, got very unsubtle wtf looks from the locals!

On 5th January we put out embroidered slippers full of breadcrumbs for the 3 Wise Men's camels as they pass by and drop off one last gift.

wizzywig Fri 20-Oct-17 11:56:15

Hurrah! So im guessing noone has a ho ho ho silver mantlepiece display thing? Hate sodding christmas pyjamas, glittery oats for rudolph

elQuintoConyo Fri 20-Oct-17 11:57:35

StillSmallVoice somewhere one stores ones tinsel, if one has that type of thing?

AnonEvent Fri 20-Oct-17 11:59:42

StillSmallVoice somewhere one stores ones tinsel, if one has that type of thing?

We store our decorations in a set of three cream-coloured, vintage leather suitcases, which are stacked atop the wardrobe in the summer months.

I. Kid. You. Not.

Pannalash Fri 20-Oct-17 12:06:19


We don't do Elf on the motherFuckingshelf

That says it all and made me laugh out loud πŸ˜†

elQuintoConyo Fri 20-Oct-17 12:17:39

Pannalash i always hear Elf on the Shelf to the tune of Dance in the Motherfucking House (Rita Ora? Who knows...)

Elf on the motherfucking Shelf

Itsallaswizz Fri 20-Oct-17 12:23:43

What's norad?

KC225 Fri 20-Oct-17 12:24:28

Hands up. I know it divides but until mumsmeth (DH's words) I had never heard of Elf on the Shelf. I had assumed they were talking about the film ELF which we love. What is Elf on the Shelf?

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