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Re: Xmas Hype - no Haters, Baiters or Brexit debaters!

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:02 pm
by mysteriousdave
Presents bought and wrapped for both sides of the family, decorations up and just awaiting the 1 day overdue Christmas baby. :datass:

Also, top marks for the effort that's gone into this thread. Moar Comic Sans MS pls. :lol:

Re: Xmas Hype - no Haters, Baiters or Brexit debaters!

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:57 pm
by Vermi Claus
Tafdolphin wrote:
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I spy Gluhwein.

Which market is this?

Re: Xmas Hype - no Haters, Baiters or Brexit debaters!

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:25 pm
by Rudolphin
Lyon! The big plaza just outside our place gets turned into a massive Christmas market every year. After that, which happened to be the best mulled wine I've ever had, I got a massive bowl of sauteed potatoes and saucisse and the wife got a bowl of cheesy mashed potato with spec ham.

Christmas! :wub:

Re: Xmas Hype - no Haters, Baiters or Brexit debaters!

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:30 pm
by Vermi Claus
Nice, last year i did Monschau & Valkenburg's markets and they were amazing (the latter takes place in a cave system).

This year, i'm intending to head to Birmingham & Winchester for their markets (did cardiff last week too).

Re: Xmas Hype - no Haters, Baiters or Brexit debaters!

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:38 pm
by Victor Mistletoe
My Mrs bought me a cheese advent calendar, it's bloody fantastic

Re: Xmas Hype - no Haters, Baiters or Brexit debaters!

Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:47 am
by LewisD
Ad7 wrote:My Mrs bought me a cheese advent calendar, it's bloody fantastic


Remember to keep it in the fridge next to the toilet roll and Ketchup.

Re: Xmas Hype - no Haters, Baiters or Brexit debaters!

Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:34 pm
by Xmasday
Vermi-Claus wrote:Nice, last year i did Monschau & Valkenburg's markets and they were amazing (the latter takes place in a cave system).

This year, i'm intending to head to Birmingham & Winchester for their markets (did cardiff last week too).

For the Birmingham one it's best you come early as it gets very packed after 4pm, and if you are in the late crowds it's probably best to keep your wallet somewhere that pickpockets won't get. Other than that I hope you enjoy it!

Re: Xmas Hype - no Haters, Baiters or Brexit debaters!

Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:42 pm
by Vermi Claus
Snowballday wrote:
Vermi-Claus wrote:Nice, last year i did Monschau & Valkenburg's markets and they were amazing (the latter takes place in a cave system).

This year, i'm intending to head to Birmingham & Winchester for their markets (did cardiff last week too).

For the Birmingham one it's best you come early as it gets very packed after 4pm, and if you are in the late crowds it's probably best to keep your wallet somewhere that pickpockets won't get. Other than that I hope you enjoy it!


Yeah, i know how manic it can get which is why i normally look around the market itself when i first arrive, and then head off to the bullring for some regular shopping.

Re: Xmas Hype - no Haters, Baiters or Brexit debaters!

Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:59 pm
by mcjihge2
Im trying to watch some tv christmas specials to get in the christmas mood - Fraiser, Office (US), but ive just watched always sunny - :lol: out of mood. Suggestions please.

Re: Xmas Hype - no Haters, Baiters or Brexit debaters!

Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:25 pm
by Bunni
Peep show.

Re: Xmas Hype - no Haters, Baiters or Brexit debaters!

Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:38 pm
by Rob-ho ho-92
While its not a Christmas special (well I guess it is of sorts?), A Muppets Christmas Carol always does it for me, had the shock news at work that someone actually hasn’t seen it either! Always tend to watch it when I’m wrapping my presents as well.

Re: Xmas Hype - no Haters, Baiters or Brexit debaters!

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:24 am
by LewisD
Heard The Pogues on the radio this morning :wub:

Re: Xmas Hype - no Haters, Baiters or Brexit debaters!

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:50 am
by Victor Mistletoe
Not feeling particularly christmassy at the moment as we're not allowed headphones on at work, so no Christmas tunes there, there's no decorations up anywhere here and I can't listen to music on my bike so no tunes there either :?

Have to hammer the films and that at home from now on.

Re: Xmas Hype - no Haters, Baiters or Brexit debaters!

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:52 am
by Vermi Claus
Robbo-92 wrote:While its not a Christmas special (well I guess it is of sorts?), A Muppets Christmas Carol always does it for me, had the shock news at work that someone actually hasn’t seen it either! Always tend to watch it when I’m wrapping my presents as well.


Love that film, Michael Caine is by far the best scrooge.

Re: Xmas Hype - no Haters, Baiters or Brexit debaters!

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:40 am
by Walking in a Winter Winckleland
Does anyone else remain unwhammed?

Re: Xmas Hype - no Haters, Baiters or Brexit debaters!

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:45 am
by Frank
I saw someone posting about it on facebook and was flabbergasted that anyone would deliberately try and avoid one of the best christmas bangers. You can't celebrate christmas without Wham!

Also the Birmingham Christmas Market is the worst thing to do with this season. Just a total tedious, dull mess of expensive alcohol, inconsiderate crowds and the same three stalls repeated down New Street so they can claim it's "the biggest one yet" :dread:

Are there any Christmas markets that are decent? Did Worcesters last weekend and it was okay, but they never seem anything worthy of the hype.

Re: Xmas Hype - no Haters, Baiters or Brexit debaters!

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:10 am
by Xmasday
Winckle wrote:Does anyone else remain unwhammed?

Me, I haven't heard it yet. I probably will soon though as I have a big Christmas food shop to do soon!

Frank, that's why I only go into brum during school/work hours when the market is up. It's the only time the crowds aren't there, and you can actually get about without bumping into about 50 people at once :lol:

Manchester seem to have a big Christmas market.

Re: Xmas Hype - no Haters, Baiters or Brexit debaters!

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:16 am
by Walking in a Winter Winckleland
I've switched to Ocado so no risk there, but I'm having to be very careful with my spotify playlists.

Re: Xmas Hype - no Haters, Baiters or Brexit debaters!

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:33 am
by DarkRula
The Bristol Christmas market might be a good one to check out. The Yogscast were exploring it on Monday. There's a lot there - including a stall where you can find out your Game of Thrones... house? Clan? No idea what they're called. Just be careful as there's actually two. A small one and a large one on the main street. Nearly everything's at the large one, though you can get a Yorkshire Pudding wrap at the small one.

Re: Xmas Hype - no Haters, Baiters or Brexit debaters!

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:42 am
by Victor Mistletoe
I put wham on as my first Christmas song the other day. Imagine avoiding that