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To delete the program or break the tv?

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dontpullyourbrotherswilly Mon 16-Jan-17 20:59:21

The program in question is Cbeebies Christmas show The Nutcracker that was on tv during Christmas (which was 3 weeks ago!)
DH recorded it for DS1. All good.
Except we now have to watch it twice (sometimes more!) a day every day for the past 3 weeks!
DS2 who is 18m loves it so much that asks for it again as soon as it's finished! DS1 is somehow still not sick of it either.
And they are relentless.

What do i do? I want to delete it but then I think of DS2 happy little face when it comes on and i just can't bring myself to do itconfused
Help me!

I've caught myself sarcastically copying the dialogue and making faces - i need this to stop.

Thadius Mon 16-Jan-17 21:02:25

Don't delete It, instead use the time they are watching it to drink tea and mumsnet!

dontpullyourbrotherswilly Mon 16-Jan-17 21:05:46

But I can still hear it!!
I can actually hear it now, in my head confused

Paffle Mon 16-Jan-17 21:10:05

I'm funky Uncle Drosselmeyer

Eat Sugar Plums

Play together

Together at Christmas time

Shoot me now, I feel your pain.

whyohwhy000 Mon 16-Jan-17 21:13:01

Do you know anyone who works in construction? You could ask them for ear defenders.

dontpullyourbrotherswilly Mon 16-Jan-17 21:18:22

I take it that "it's Christmas it's Christmas it's Christmas time " in your house too

I just want to shout NO IT BLOODY ISN'T

SalemSaberhagen Mon 16-Jan-17 21:19:53

We had this with the tale of mr tumble. I could recite the entire thing. It was horrendous, I feel your pain.

Paffle Mon 16-Jan-17 21:21:15

We now sing "It's [not] Christmas." Just to alleviate the boredom really.

Soubriquet Mon 16-Jan-17 21:23:05

My ds is obsessed with the film cars

Seriously obsessed

Wants it on multiple times a day and won't stop till it's on

I really hate that film now! Want to make it dissapear but he loves that film so much I can't do it

yorkshapudding Mon 16-Jan-17 21:24:41

Oh god, the Tale of Mr Tumble! It was repeated over Christmas and DH recorded it for DD (3). She has been watching it over and over. It's terrible!
Watching Mr Tumble flirting with Tootsie makes my skin crawl.

dontpullyourbrotherswilly Mon 16-Jan-17 21:28:27

I don't think we have had this much repetition with any program before.
It's messing with my head!

I was thinking if the kids are adopted and is that why they never refer to their parents as Mum and Dad?
Also do the parents actually know about the Land of Sweets? And why is it called the Land of Sweets when it's mostly about toys and really not about Sweets?
So many questions, I suppose I better watch it again to find out envy(not envy)

mrsBeverleygoldberg Mon 16-Jan-17 21:38:18

But in the blink of an eye, you go from thinking if I have to endure the creepy Granny Murray and the stupid Tombliboos and their giant toothbrushes I will explode! To your youngest dc not wanting to hold your hand or talk to you in public. Where did the time go? Or your eldest asking to watch a 12 rated film, saying no they're too young, then being told they are 12.

toots111 Mon 16-Jan-17 21:41:28

I'm still singing 'Mary listen to me, I have some news for you' from the school nativity. Every day. At work.

TheFutureMrsB Mon 16-Jan-17 21:45:32

My ds was obsessed with The Lorax, it drove me to the brink of complete insanity and like you I felt to guilty to delete it from the planner, no helpful tips from me 😩 oh and The Cat in the bastard Hat!

llangennith Mon 16-Jan-17 21:50:17

I'm sooo glad DGS is 9 now so I don't have to watch the same mind numbingly dull programmes over and over again. Used to find myself humming the theme tune to Octonauts etchmm

IthoughtATMwasacashpoint Mon 16-Jan-17 21:50:26

Would telling them that watching Christmas Programmes after a certain date is very unlucky, work? A sort of C Beebies 12th night.

Could continued watching perhaps affect future visits from Santa or would that be taking it altogether too far.

Paffle Mon 16-Jan-17 22:02:05

ATM I love you <strides off to feed DC yet another made-up load of Christmas-related bollocks>

sirfredfredgeorge Mon 16-Jan-17 22:07:39

This is the big problem with digital video recorders, you can't accidentally record the exorcist or your bit of fun with the milkman half way through the show, so the kids know you deleted it...

I'm sure life was much easier for the previous generation (of course the one before that didn't have a video and just had 15 minutes of Bod or Mr Benn to sit through.

gameofchance Mon 16-Jan-17 22:12:58

We are still 'enjoying' 'Peter Pan' on iplayer for the 2nd year running ... am still not word perfect.

sum1killthepawpatrollers Mon 16-Jan-17 22:21:29

we are stuck on paw patrol for dd3 but 9 year old dd2 has now discovered 5 nights at freddys on the laptop so all i keep singing is the fucking tune to that now

SalemSaberhagen Tue 17-Jan-17 06:44:57

Yes yorksha! what is that relationship supposed to be about?! Are they meant to fancy each other?

WheresTheEvidence Tue 17-Jan-17 06:49:14

Just say no and don't put it on.

Distract with toys and or get out and about.

chibsortig Tue 17-Jan-17 07:16:37

Leave home, its the only way grin as if they ever do get fed up it will be something else on repeat. Currently Thomas here and we only have 6 episodes saved.
It was Mickeys Once upon a Christmas.
With my elder DD now 10 it was Elmo's Christmas countdown for a whole year when she was 4/5 I hate Elmo.

Sirzy Tue 17-Jan-17 07:19:26

It's Go Jetters that is the major obsession here. I can tell you the storyline for any given location!

BingoBingoBingoBango Tue 17-Jan-17 07:21:10

It's Thomas in our house. Endless Thomas.

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