Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Premature Crimbo.


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I think almost all of us must be pissed-off by the constant Christmas hype that has now overtaken most TV and press advertising. I have even seen newspaper articles comparing the quality of this year's Xmas ad's.... Giving them 'ratings'.... As if we bloody care!

If there's one sure way of making people anti-Christmas, it's by bombarding us with commercial rubbish over a month and a half in advance.

Yes, of course I will decorate a tree, eat Roast Turkey, and exchange small gifts with Lady Magnon, but this crazy annual hype really does get on my nerves.

re: The above advert. I do not associate Christmas with Lidl one little bit. In fact now that I've used their ad' as my illustration, I shall make specially sure not to go anywhere near them.

Luckily I am unlikely to see an advert for Leclerc, but would avoid their Christmas section anyway!


37 comments:

  1. Thank goodness there are no Xmas ads here yet on TV. Elsewhere, in the big cities, shops are gearing up but it won't reach us till mid December, hopefully.
    Yesterday I saw an ad for black Friday, god help us. I had forgotten about this foreign phenomena. Last year was the first time it really took place here. Pity! Looks like it made everyone enough money to repeat.

    It's nice living in a back water


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    1. Is Black Friday the crazy shopping day? Yes, another ridiculous commercial invention. Why are people so gullible????

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  2. I agree. Too much too soon, regarding Christmas advertising.
    I do, however, think you'd be"cutting your nose off to spite your face" if you don't have a look in Lidl. They do some really wonderful things. The charcuterie and cheeses are second to none.

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    1. We do have one nearby. I went to look when it first opened; I wasn't impressed. Maybe I'll have a peek nearer the 25th.

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    2. You are cutting down on charcuterie and cheese.

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    3. Sadly, yes! But I can always admire from afar!

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  3. Nothing about Christmas should be heard until the 1st of December.

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  4. 1st. I'm not missing my advent calendar. (A glittery, old fashioned one, not a chocolate one.)

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    1. I used to have one from my childhood, but I have no idea where it is now. Pity.

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  5. I've always wanted to have a little Christmas flavor here, but of course there isn't.

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  6. It's a commerical time and every extra day is profit. We don't do a big thing, grandchildren has a small gift, hubby and I exchange gifts, not spending more than £40 each. We can afford to do more, but it's not the blown up glittering Christmas we want, we love the old ways the best, dressing my tree is like seeing old friends as I use decorations we have had for yours.

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    1. That's pretty much what we do too. No silly expensive presents; not even for the grandsons. It's the atmosphere of the 24th, 25th, and 26th that I enjoy; nice fire, tot of Port, Turkey sandwiches etc.

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  7. Just think how miserable the winter would be without Christmas (OK, cut all the annoying jingles).

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    1. Don't get me wrong; I love Christmas. It's just all the hype I can't stand.

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  8. I agree 100% What also pees me off is the term "Crimbo". Never heard it until about 3 years ago and now, well, even here. Where did it come from?

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    1. Don't blame me, although if I had a copyright on it's usage I'd be happy.

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  9. Billionaire Herr Lidl is something of a recluse. Not the ubiquitous chap we expect at Christmas at all. There are hardly any photos of reputedly Germany's richest man in existence.

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    1. Perhaps he's the real Santa and all the others are merely copies?

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    2. If I was lucky enough to be in his shoes, I think I'd be a recluse too; as in fact I am (without the wealth).

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    3. Today I heard my first jingle bells ringtone. Two days ago I saw a woman with a plastic Christmas tree sticking out of a large carrier. I thought it was a long eared dog in the bag in the darkness, but when she passed under a lamp I saw it was really a plastic tree.

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    4. The only thing worse than a plastic tree, is a small plastic tree. It says a lot about people.

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  10. I just love Christmas and we do it our way . XXXX

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    1. I love Christmas too, but I do wish they'd stop shouting about it so early on.

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  11. I hate to admit it, but I went last week with two of my daughters to a Holiday Open House at a lovely little town store. I guess they want to get a head start on the large retailers. They did, and it was packed with people buying every Christmas item they could carry. They served wine, cider, and hors d’oeuvres. It was fun and I bought a few baubles myself that I did not need but will use as gifts. The wine may have played a part in that.

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    1. I always buy one new 'bauble' for the tree every year. I'll probably take Boo Boo with me this year, and he can chose it.

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  12. I feel like you do Cro and avoid it all like the plague.

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    1. The problem is, that we can't. It's everywhere.

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  13. Do you suppose LeClerc will have counter balance looms on sale?

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    1. I'll have a look for you Joanne. Any particular size?

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