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about Christmas thread rudeness?

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froken Thu 19-Sep-13 19:19:18

Recently more and more Christmas threads have been popping up in AIBU. Yes we all know it is September but the people posting obviously care about the issue they are posting about.

On every thread there allways seems to be a couple of people popping us saying "yabu to even think about christmas in September" "I don't even think about Christmas untill after 9pm on the 24th of December" and the worst "there is a Christmas thread you should post in there instead of in AIBU"

The threads are clearly marked as containing Christmas bassed issues but still some people who have a hatred of early Christmas planning open the thread, read the thread and then post a rude reply. I have seen this happen on threads with fairly sensertive content.

The idea that all Christmas bassed AIBU should be in the Christmas thread is really mean in my opinion. No one goes onto a thread where the person has written something like "AIBU to be worried that my 6 year has no friends at school?" and says "ummm you do know there is an education topic, you should post there not in AIBU"

Many people don't need to plan Christmas in advance, some people do need to plan Christmas in advance. I need to book flights, dp will need to book time off work, there are complex family issues behind who is where on Christmas day. I don't think I (and other posters who need to plan Christmas in advance) should feel like we are offending people by asking questions about our issues.

AIBU to think that if you don't want to think/read about Christmas in September then don't open threads with the word Christmas in the title?

AdmiralData Thu 19-Sep-13 19:22:31

YANBU, I understand what you're saying. I don't like hearing about weddings as mine was ruined ergo I don't read threads about weddings. Some people are just rude smile

asmallandnoisymonkey Thu 19-Sep-13 19:23:55

I agree with you. I think anyone that posts anything remotely similar to "yabu to even contemplate Christmas in September" should very probably just not bother opening the thread in the first place.

Those comments are far more irritating than any thread about Christmas at any time of the year.

I happen to be one of those people that can easily talk about Christmas in January and not think it's a heinous crime.

Yama Thu 19-Sep-13 19:23:57

YANBU You said it all really.

FlapJackFlossie Thu 19-Sep-13 19:25:03

I don't read the Christmas topic. So go on there !

Yes, I am one of the 'rude ones' grin

ParvatiTheWitch Thu 19-Sep-13 19:25:23

YANBU OP, on this topic. I hate all mention of Christmas at this time of year, I don't feel like I can face fucking Christmas (can I put those two words together?) this year etc, but yes, I just don't open the threads, never mind post on them.

Maybe i should start my own "Fuck off Christmas" thread to divert all those posters who would post negatively on a positive thread grin

SauvignonBlanche Thu 19-Sep-13 19:26:31

YABU, there is a Christmas thread you know? wink

thebody Thu 19-Sep-13 19:26:37

how about an Easter thread? grin

gamerchick Thu 19-Sep-13 19:28:12

Some people just go looking for something to bitch about.. a quick scroll later..........

I get slapped down on facebook over Christmas.. because I always start in July and like to TIC wind them up by mentioning it. Even my mother can set the date when it comes to September and I can set loose.

I love Christmas me grin

meditrina Thu 19-Sep-13 19:30:09

YABU - threads before the start of Advent about Christmas should go in "Christmas" where all those who like early preparations can hang out, and which can be hidden (until December, or permanently) by those at don't want to see it all for months on end.

Threads placed elsewhere are very likely to get flamed. Not because of the content of the thread, but because if the inconsiderate choice of where to out it. It's one of the few subjects on which the Thread a police have general support.

tethersend Thu 19-Sep-13 19:32:00

YABU- the mere mention of Christmas in active Convos makes many of us break out in a cold sweat grin

asmallandnoisymonkey Thu 19-Sep-13 19:32:15

Oh blimey, Meditrina's laid down the Christmas thread law, everyone.

DesperatelySeekingSedatives Thu 19-Sep-13 19:33:40

YANBU there are some in fact many, thread titles I read that and think fuck that, can't be arsed/no interest/can't help so I don't click on them. I dont see why others can't simply do the same rather than commenting and being arsey for the sake of it.

TidyDancer Thu 19-Sep-13 19:36:33

OP has pretty much said it all as far as I am concerned.

If you don't like the subject of a thread, don't bloody open it.

The thread police are far more annoying than those posting about Christmas.

TidyDancer Thu 19-Sep-13 19:36:56

Oh, and YANBU, just to be clear!

UnicornsNotRiddenByGrownUps Thu 19-Sep-13 19:41:21

YANBU i love Christmas. I just feel sorry for all the grinch like Christmas haters. Poor things.

I started Xmas shopping two weeks Partly because we are skint and I like to spread the cost (or at least that's what I tell DH as I roll about in wrapping paper and tinsel smile)

froken Thu 19-Sep-13 19:44:01

I just don't understand why people who object to Christmas posts can't just let those who want to discuss Christmas get on with it and move onto the next thread. It comes across as very egotistical to say I don't want to think about Christmas so I want you to stop talking about it.

EllesAngel Thu 19-Sep-13 19:46:55

Fuck christmas thread law.

It's a bit late to be posting in December to ask if YABU in not wanting the in-laws all descending for christmas with their five dogs, 3 cats, 6 lizards and 4 cockatiels when said in-laws have already brought the subject up in September and made arrangements because OP didn't say no then.

Some issues relating to christmas need dealing with as and when they arise which may well be months earlier.

ghostspirit Thu 19-Sep-13 19:47:36

i think people just have a pop because they enjoy it passes a bit of time

ParvatiTheWitch Thu 19-Sep-13 19:48:05

The "Fuck off Christmas" thread is now officially open grin.

froken Thu 19-Sep-13 19:51:57

I would imagine that the anti christmas posters are possibly also the spelling mistake police.

everydayaschoolday Thu 19-Sep-13 19:52:33

YANBU. I think you presented your view very well, and I agree.

kinkyfuckery Thu 19-Sep-13 19:55:54


AlannaPartridge Thu 19-Sep-13 19:57:11

This happened to me last year. I posted something in November about Christmas & was told off by a couple of the better known posters. I asked them why the fuck they opened a thread about Christmas if they were sick of seeing threads about Christmas in November?!

I think they then did their usual thing of huddling into a little gang of head-tilting & are you all right, OP's? Originality not being their strongest point.

Ignore 'em. Post what you like, when you like.

StuntGirl Thu 19-Sep-13 20:03:11

If you're posting here it's not to 'discuss Christmas'. It's to ask if YABU/YANBU!

Oh, and YANBU!!

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