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didireallysaythat Tue 27-Nov-12 12:01:17

Is it just me or is there someone out there who will be

a. buying a matching bra and knicker set to wear under the
b. special dress they have bought to wear just on christmas day to show off the
c. spray tan they have booked for two days before xmas,
d. the freshly manicured nails,
e. the freshly coloured and cut hair
f. the freshly whitened teeth
g. the new shoes they have bought just for the day (even though they won't be leaving the house)?

It has just occurred to me that all these adverts/emails may actually not be p* takes but are revealing a side of things that I never knew existed.

Obviously I've missed the boat this year as I'm never going to be able to get a hairdresser's appointment for christmas eve, but if I put one of the kids (the more photogenic one) on ebay in the next few days, maybe I can raise the capital to be able to afford everything on the list above...

ratbagcatbag Tue 27-Nov-12 12:02:56

Not me, I'll be in scruffy holey, non matching pjs eating chocolate and getting fatter. Sorted

ShamyFarrahCooper Tue 27-Nov-12 12:05:27

I tend to dress a little better for christmas dinner than jeans BUT I don't wear shoes (in the house, WHY?) nor do I buy (or want as a present) any of the things you mentioned.

Alisvolatpropiis Tue 27-Nov-12 12:07:03

Yanbu but also yabu - I tend to wear any of the new clothes I've received as a present.

Never in my life had a spray tan though. I don't understand the idea of having one in the winter either!

Actually I only do the clothes bit.

CarrotCrunchersCrimboCracker Tue 27-Nov-12 12:10:10

What's your middle name Eberneezer ? winksmile

CarrotCrunchersCrimboCracker Tue 27-Nov-12 12:11:11

*@op btw

didireallysaythat Sun 16-Dec-12 22:03:16

I'm hoping for a pair of socks but I'm going to need to cover up more than that.

Alas the car needed 3 tyres to get through the MOT and the oil tank was almost empty so having parted with £750 I think I'll skip the new dress.

Actually, the car's tyres came to more than my wedding dress....

Allergictoironing Sun 16-Dec-12 23:22:29

MOT, 3 tyres & oil change £750 - what do you drive, a Ferrari???? I need to have very high speed rated tyres on my car & it wouldn't add up anywhere near that!

But I agree with the sentiment of the original post. If you are having guests then it's nice to dress up a bit maybe, but if you have DCs and/or are cooking for multitudes there's absolutely no point in most of the primping that seems de rigeur (according to these adverts) as it will be wrecked by noon anyway. And at my hairdressers you need to book any appointment in the 3 weeks before Christmas by early-ish November at the latest.

freddiefrog Sun 16-Dec-12 23:24:28

We've all got a Christmas jumper each to wear on Christmas day but no special undies

freddiefrog Sun 16-Dec-12 23:25:55

Oh, and I have a nail appointment just before Christmas, but it's a regular thing and I'll probably be dying my hair as the grey bits can't accurately be described as roots anymore

WeWilsonAMerryChristmas Sun 16-Dec-12 23:26:11

I'm washing my pinny in honour of the day, does that count?

WelshMaenad Mon 17-Dec-12 02:29:47

I have a horror of fake tans. I used to share forum space with fine one who looked like a fucking Oompa Loompa. What is the appeal if bring orange, seriously?

didireallysaythat Mon 17-Dec-12 13:57:14

Allergictoironing - I should be so lucky. £600 for a tank of heating oil - hoping that will see us through winter. I did laugh !

Allergictoironing Mon 17-Dec-12 14:26:21

Ah my mistake, read it that it was the CAR's oil tank that was empty! I'm now slightly regretting buying a car that needs tyres that cost £150-175 each just before losing my job........

I did get my hair coloured this weekend (on my normal schedule) as I was doing badger impressions with the white stripe down the middle, and I may well wear smart trousers rather than jeans on the day itself....

JohnBender88 Mon 17-Dec-12 15:02:19

I gave birth to my daughter 4 weeks ago, I will be wearing my favourite pre-pregnancy dress, will dye my hair and will be wearing my lovely fluffy slippers!

fedupofnamechanging Mon 17-Dec-12 15:57:16

I have been on a diet for most of the year and am close to target, so will be wearing new (ish) clothes at Christmas and new underwear. This is mainly because my old stuff no longer fits! Not a posh dress though - can't see the point.

Won't be getting my hair done or a spray tan - although I might break open the Johnson's body lotion with the fake tan in!

Atthewelles Mon 17-Dec-12 16:04:22

I will be wearing a nice dress I bought during the year for a family celebration. But spray tan and whitened teeth for Christmas day???

UncomfortablyDumb Mon 17-Dec-12 16:12:56

Am I the only one who now wants a pet sheep so I can call it Humbug? <runs>

Callisto Mon 17-Dec-12 16:14:51

I alway dress up on Christmas Day, so do all the family on both sides. If I'm wearing nice clothes I like to wear nice undies too and I aways put heels on if I'm in a dress. Spray tan/whitened teeth no but I usually get a Christmas haircut.

I am fairly scruffy most of the time due to the nature of my job so I do like to be smart when I get the chance.

EuroShagmore Mon 17-Dec-12 16:18:55

I don't usually by anything new, but as I am carrying a spare half stone from this year's fertility drugs, I bought something I would feel good in rather than uncomfortable. I'll wear it to work afterwards. I won't bother with any of the other things on your list!

StrawberriesTasteLikeLipsDo Mon 17-Dec-12 16:33:23

Im having my hair cut tomorrow, but it needed it anyway. As for dressing for the day... Im having an ELCS 21st so I imagine dressing for the day will be amounting to a shower, comfy leggings and a long top... Certainly no shoes lovely slobby uggs or slippers! And maybe a bit of slap for picture purposes. If I had a spray tan I would look Ridiculous! I would
Of had my nails done but saving that for post birth grin

HorraceTheChristmasOtter Mon 17-Dec-12 16:42:24

I have a lovely new dress to wear! I get a new christmas dress every year; this one was about £16 including delivery... Not doing the rest of it though. I have learnt to put my hair up in a way which still allows me to wear my new cloche hat (early gift from DP) though, I like it, and we're visiting on Christmas day and I want to be able to wear it.

Beksybob Mon 17-Dec-12 16:42:35

Wearing jeans is dressing up for me.

didireallysaythat Mon 17-Dec-12 20:25:48

Allergictoironing - I think its more a Cruella due Evil look and she is the closest I'll get to a style hero (no fur of course but the shoes, the car...)

Strawberriestastelikelipsdo - how exciting. I had an elective and it was fab. You'll be able to spend Xmas on the sofa nursing, watching telly, eating chocolate and being waited on hand and foot because its what you need to do. Clever you ! Congratulations.

I've just found a nail file by my bed, so maybe I'll tidy my nails for Xmas. I'm with on the jeans beksybob

Allergictoironing Mon 17-Dec-12 22:02:01

Didireallysaythat - we actually call me getting my hair done "badger culling".
But I like the Cruella De Ville analogy, wish i were that thin & the CLOTHES (bar the furs ofc), the shoes and yes that car! And the money too.....

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