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to be hugely peeved that MN have removed the festive smileys before the end of the festive season?

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Penguinsaresmall Mon 05-Jan-15 14:54:13

Please agree with me - it's my first day back at work today and I'm feeling very grumpy.

Am I not right in thinking that the festive season doesn't actually end until tomorrow evening (specifically sunset on the 6th December)? It pisses me right off that nowadays 'Christmas' starts as soon as Guy Fawkes night is over and then finishes abruptly on Boxing Day.

The first day of Christmas is - well - Christmas Day, funnily enough, and the last day is tomorrow MNHQ!

Anyway, I'm still celebrating until tomorrow even if nobody else is <sulks>

26Point2Miles Mon 05-Jan-15 14:55:17

It ended days ago hmm

NotAnotherPackedLunchBox Mon 05-Jan-15 14:55:37

YANBU fsad

SaucyMare Mon 05-Jan-15 14:55:54

i fully agree with you, it really annoys me. it makes the culmination christmas day. I am sure some people pack away once the pressies are open, as that is what christmas is isn't... opening pressies.

Penguinsaresmall Mon 05-Jan-15 14:56:48

notanother where did you get that from?? envy

Penguinsaresmall Mon 05-Jan-15 14:57:30


Penguinsaresmall Mon 05-Jan-15 14:58:30

Ok then, it still works. But I'm still not happy that it's no longer being 'advertised' as an option...

Does that mean I can use it all year?

NotAnotherPackedLunchBox Mon 05-Jan-15 14:58:32

Try the old fashioned way and put fsad or fgrin etc in square brackets


WeirdCatLady Mon 05-Jan-15 14:58:33


They are still there, just not listed.


IamTitanium Mon 05-Jan-15 14:58:42

You reminded me I had not used one.

londonrach Mon 05-Jan-15 14:58:57

Still works.. fgrin

Penguinsaresmall Mon 05-Jan-15 14:59:03


IamTitanium Mon 05-Jan-15 14:59:11

[fsmail] and again...

Penguinsaresmall Mon 05-Jan-15 14:59:23

Don't know what that was supposed to be....

FlowerFairy2014 Mon 05-Jan-15 14:59:47

They may just be taking an atheist standpoint. If they were aware of English culture and Christianity they would know that you never take any decorations down until epiphany which is 6 Jan. They may instead regard Christmas as something to do with shopping and getting into debt rather than about God etc.

IamTitanium Mon 05-Jan-15 14:59:48

FFS! fsmile

londonrach Mon 05-Jan-15 15:00:08


dementedpixie Mon 05-Jan-15 15:00:16

12th night is tonight btw, not tomorrow fsmile

londonrach Mon 05-Jan-15 15:00:42

No gaps.. [ fsmile]

NotAnotherPackedLunchBox Mon 05-Jan-15 15:02:49

Do you think MN Towers took their tree down by the end of Boxing Day? fgrin

SaucyMare Mon 05-Jan-15 15:18:09

our churches epiphany party is tomorrow, isn't that the end?

DiaryOfAWimpyMum Mon 05-Jan-15 15:23:10

fsmile I'm still celebrating, until tomorrow.

ilovesooty Mon 05-Jan-15 15:27:49

It finished ages ago. Some of us were back at work on 29th and I was sick of Christmas in any case.

CeCeLaine Mon 05-Jan-15 15:34:56

12th night tonight, decorations down before sunset on the 5th, ready for the start of Epiphany tomorrow. So yes the festive season is over.

RustyBear Mon 05-Jan-15 15:37:35

just checking....

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