Author Topic: The Bah f***ing humbug, f***ing Christmas thread  (Read 10349 times)

MikeFromLFE

  • Previously known as Millimole
Re: The Bah f***ing humbug, f***ing Christmas thread
« Reply #100 on: December 29, 2020, 09:27:32 am »


It also has a ferret on the top...


MrsL.  Shall we put the ferret on the top?
* TheLurker . Ferret!?
MrsL.  *Fairy*! You deaf old bugger!

For a few years we had a ferry on top of ours according to our son.
This was about the time he insisted the fields had coal mines in them. Combines!

Anyway, back to this year.
It was the first time in living memory I didn't listen to the Kings College Christmas eve service on the wireless.
The highlight was seeing our daughter on boxing day (actually St Stephen's day, for the avoidance of doubt) in person for the first time since she went into hospital in the spring.
Other than that it's been a seriously poo time.
Too many angry people - breathe & relax.

T42

  • *** fool in a hurry
Re: The Bah f***ing humbug, f***ing Christmas thread
« Reply #101 on: December 29, 2020, 11:52:27 am »
Fake tree assembled and lit on 24th. ~90% of baubles stayed in the carton. No prezzies. No effing bird to carve: every Xmas I say I want a goose and she says ooo fatty! so I had beef and she had... oh, some kind of fish thing that I kept upwind of. Watched Good Omens.

Best Christmas for years.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Pingu

  • Put away those fiery biscuits!
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Re: The Bah f***ing humbug, f***ing Christmas thread
« Reply #102 on: December 29, 2020, 06:50:28 pm »
This year we dug out MrsL's old (>=35) small ( <= 2') artificial tree cos we couldn't face the hassle of going out and trying to buy a real one.  It is strung with the home-brewed LED lights (festive red & green!) I put together for it almost as long ago and has a few of the small baubles hanging off it.  I think it looks really rather jolly.

It also has a ferret on the top...


MrsL.  Shall we put the ferret on the top?
* TheLurker . Ferret!?
MrsL.  *Fairy*! You deaf old bugger!

Speaking of mustelids, as one so often does, our 'tree' has a badger 🦡

Pingu

  • Put away those fiery biscuits!
  • Mrs Pingu's domestique
    • the Igloo
Re: The Bah f***ing humbug, f***ing Christmas thread
« Reply #103 on: December 29, 2020, 06:53:57 pm »
Hmmm, haven't heard Wham or Slade. Have tree with lights. Had pressies. No Christmas cake, but lots of other cake, no turkey. Just like any other Christmas in those respects...

Listened to Gideon Coe's All Christmas Pre-Christmas Christmas Show which featured the alluded to Slade song sung by the crowd at a summertime festival Slade gig (it does every year  :) ).

barakta

  • Bastard lovechild of Yomiko Readman and Johnny 5
Re: The Bah f***ing humbug, f***ing Christmas thread
« Reply #104 on: December 29, 2020, 07:49:12 pm »
This year we dug out MrsL's old (>=35) small ( <= 2') artificial tree cos we couldn't face the hassle of going out and trying to buy a real one.  It is strung with the home-brewed LED lights (festive red & green!) I put together for it almost as long ago and has a few of the small baubles hanging off it.  I think it looks really rather jolly.

It also has a ferret on the top...


MrsL.  Shall we put the ferret on the top?
* TheLurker . Ferret!?
MrsL.  *Fairy*! You deaf old bugger!

Speaking of mustelids, as one so often does, our 'tree' has a badger 🦡

Surely your tree should have penguins on it?

Kim

  • Timelord
Re: The Bah f***ing humbug, f***ing Christmas thread
« Reply #105 on: December 29, 2020, 08:11:10 pm »
This year we dug out MrsL's old (>=35) small ( <= 2') artificial tree cos we couldn't face the hassle of going out and trying to buy a real one.  It is strung with the home-brewed LED lights (festive red & green!) I put together for it almost as long ago and has a few of the small baubles hanging off it.  I think it looks really rather jolly.

It also has a ferret on the top...


MrsL.  Shall we put the ferret on the top?
* TheLurker . Ferret!?
MrsL.  *Fairy*! You deaf old bugger!

Speaking of mustelids, as one so often does, our 'tree' has a badger 🦡

Surely your tree should have penguins on it?

Or at least cats.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

hellymedic

  • Just do it!
Re: The Bah f***ing humbug, f***ing Christmas thread
« Reply #106 on: December 29, 2020, 08:23:47 pm »
Well I’m sorry to report that for once I have enjoyed and am enjoying Christmas!  Coronavirus has meant we were forced to stay at home, no travelling to visit relatives!  We’ve had some nice stuff to eat and drink but haven’t over done it. Our young person has behaved like a member of the human race. And I haven’t got bored as there’s been plenty to keep me occupied.
A belated Merry Christmas one and all, here’s hoping 2021 isn’t too dreadful.

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Mr Larrington

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Re: The Bah f***ing humbug, f***ing Christmas thread
« Reply #107 on: December 29, 2020, 08:29:15 pm »
Was it wrong of me that I was painting these Christmas Minis from October till last week - and enjoying it???

Santa Hunter 01F - Nov 2020 (Scibor Minis) by Robert McPhillips, on Flickr

Dwarf Pilot 01F - Nov 2020 (Scibor Minis) by Robert McPhillips, on Flickr

Snowman Slayer 01F - Nov 2020 (Scibor Minis) by Robert McPhillips, on Flickr

Christmas Minis Group 01F - Nov 2020 by Robert McPhillips, on Flickr

Isn't that top one Andy Gates?
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Mrs Pingu

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Re: The Bah f***ing humbug, f***ing Christmas thread
« Reply #108 on: December 29, 2020, 09:53:08 pm »
This year we dug out MrsL's old (>=35) small ( <= 2') artificial tree cos we couldn't face the hassle of going out and trying to buy a real one.  It is strung with the home-brewed LED lights (festive red & green!) I put together for it almost as long ago and has a few of the small baubles hanging off it.  I think it looks really rather jolly.

It also has a ferret on the top...


MrsL.  Shall we put the ferret on the top?
* TheLurker . Ferret!?
MrsL.  *Fairy*! You deaf old bugger!

Speaking of mustelids, as one so often does, our 'tree' has a badger 🦡

Surely your tree should have penguins on it?

Or at least cats.

We haz a cat (it pre dates the tree and other animals, but no penguins)
2020-12-29_09-47-48 by The Pingus, on Flickr
Do not clench. It only makes it worse.

Oscar's dad

  • aka Septimus Fitzwilliam Beauregard Partridge
Re: The Bah f***ing humbug, f***ing Christmas thread
« Reply #109 on: December 30, 2020, 01:31:04 am »
Well I’m sorry to report that for once I have enjoyed and am enjoying Christmas!  Coronavirus has meant we were forced to stay at home, no travelling to visit relatives!  We’ve had some nice stuff to eat and drink but haven’t over done it. Our young person has behaved like a member of the human race. And I haven’t got bored as there’s been plenty to keep me occupied.
A belated Merry Christmas one and all, here’s hoping 2021 isn’t too dreadful.

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 :thumbsup:

TimC

  • Old blerk sometimes onabike.
Re: The Bah f***ing humbug, f***ing Christmas thread
« Reply #110 on: December 30, 2020, 07:46:01 am »
I managed to completely avoid putting up a tree, or indeed any other Christmas paraphernalia. I did have the duty display of Christmas (and one birthday) cards above the fireplace, but removed them yesterday.

Re: The Bah f***ing humbug, f***ing Christmas thread
« Reply #111 on: December 30, 2020, 11:23:16 pm »
From my teens to meeting Mrs E (and then Eminor) I usually found  Christmas dull at best.

However, one Christmas Day stands out. I soloed the North Ridge of Tryfan (usually an easy scramble) in a snowstorm. For lunch I had a Mars Bar and a flask of coffee. Brilliant!

Oscar's dad

  • aka Septimus Fitzwilliam Beauregard Partridge
Re: The Bah f***ing humbug, f***ing Christmas thread
« Reply #112 on: December 31, 2020, 04:29:06 am »
I managed to completely avoid putting up a tree, or indeed any other Christmas paraphernalia. I did have the duty display of Christmas (and one birthday) cards above the fireplace, but removed them yesterday.

Shortly before Christmas I was on a group call with a bunch of colleagues discussing festive preparations. One colleague said they weren’t bothering with a tree or decorations and I came within a nanosecond of blurting out a request to temporarily move in with said colleague. This wouldn’t have been at all appropriate given I’m old enough to be the young lady’s dad and she lives on her own!

However TimC I can think of no issues with you so I’ll be on your doorstep Christmas Eve 2021 if that’s okay?  ;D

TimC

  • Old blerk sometimes onabike.
Re: The Bah f***ing humbug, f***ing Christmas thread
« Reply #113 on: December 31, 2020, 01:22:19 pm »
Hopefully both the campsite and the pub will be open, so sounds like a plan!

Oscar's dad

  • aka Septimus Fitzwilliam Beauregard Partridge
Re: The Bah f***ing humbug, f***ing Christmas thread
« Reply #114 on: December 31, 2020, 02:11:29 pm »
Hopefully both the campsite and the pub will be open, so sounds like a plan!

 ;D