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User currently offlineCarmenlu15 From Guatemala, joined Dec 2004, 4756 posts, RR: 31
Posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3542 times:

I know some of you will jump at the sight of this thread. "For heaven's sakes, it's still November!!! Why can't you just wait till next month!!!"  hissyfit  Yes, I know it's annoying... but that's precisely what this thread is about. What annoying signs let you know Christmas season is near?

* The radio stations start playing those cheesy "just 45 days left until Christmas!" messages. There's a particular station here that goes "there's only 20 days left until the prettiest month of the year!" The prettiest month? WTF?! (Besides, everyone knows the best month of the year is July, since that's when I was born... but I digress.)

* Again with the radio stations... playing "Last Christmas" by Wham! over and over and over... Last Christmas, I gave you my heart / But the very next day, You gave it away / This year, if you play that friggin' song again / I'll shoot my radio with a .22

What else can you think of?  santahat 


What do I know, I'm just an 'immature troublemaker with only a passing interest in aviation' (or so they say)
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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3541 times:

The news has clips of a bunch of welfare bastards fighting over an X-Box in Wal-Mart?

The new shows a schmuck that got in line at Fred Meyer at 2am this morning, in the -20F weather, so he could be the first dumb ass through the door at 6am?

Only to be supplanted by a complete moron that set up a cot at the front door last night at 9pm when the store closed, hoping to be first in line for what???

The newspaper on Thanksgiving weighs more than your Aunt Bertha and has 3 pages of news and 4592495 pages of bullshit advertisements for crap you'll never need and it's all on sale?

The city closes the outside lanes of 5th and 6th Avenue to hang their Christmas ornaments - during rush hour?


User currently offlineIAH777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 0 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 3535 times:

The local lite rock station went 24-hr-a-day Christmas music. That has me gagging like Westy at a sword-swallowing exhibition.*

The hoity-toity neighborhoods are swarming with *ahem* exchange students *cough* professionally hanging lights. Lazy rich feckers. How is writing a check fun? Fun is being 30 feet up on a rickety step ladder and using the Hop Technique to move when you're too lazy to climb all the way down to move it.

The local home deco discount warehouses have been peddling inflatable snowglobes (!) and wire-frame reindeer since August for the mega-cheapskates.

* I know. I know. He's a "top, dammit."


User currently offlineKFLLCFII From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3294 posts, RR: 30
Reply 3, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 3525 times:

Quoting IAH777 (Reply 2):
The local home deco discount warehouses have been peddling inflatable snowglobes (!)

Or worse...at the Post Exchange (AAFES) in Fort Knox! I shit you not!

 rotfl 



"About the only way to look at it, just a pity you are not POTUS KFLLCFII, seems as if we would all be better off."
User currently offlineIAH777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 0 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 3521 times:

Quoting KFLLCFII (Reply 3):
Or worse...at the Post Exchange (AAFES) in Fort Knox! I shit you not!

Did you do some flight tracking while there?


User currently offlineKFLLCFII From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3294 posts, RR: 30
Reply 5, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 3516 times:

Quoting IAH777 (Reply 4):
Did you do some flight tracking while there?

 scratchchin 

So THAT'S why everyone was huddled around the damn thing Big grin



"About the only way to look at it, just a pity you are not POTUS KFLLCFII, seems as if we would all be better off."
User currently offlinePelican From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 2531 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 3504 times:

Quoting Carmenlu15 (Thread starter):
Again with the radio stations... playing "Last Christmas" by Wham! over and over and over... Last Christmas, I gave you my heart / But the very next day, You gave it away / This year, if you play that friggin' song again / I'll shoot my radio with a .22

That's a good idea. I hate this song  Wink

pelican


User currently offlineGSM763 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 3502 times:

When you start the hear Merry Xmas everyone by Slade in your sleep.

User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11951 posts, RR: 47
Reply 8, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 3487 times:

The streets here have had the christmas decorations up since the start of November...

The shops have been selling various christmas related food, drinks, snacks...

Fortunately, I have yet to hear a christmas song on the radio yet.

Thom@s



"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
User currently offlineDoona From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 3764 posts, RR: 13
Reply 9, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 3487 times:

When the postal service sends out a folder containing all kinds of information about mailing Christmas cards. In big red letters on the front of the folder it says: "Do you have alot on your mind for Christmas?" Gee, thanks, I do now... We don't even have actual post offices in Sweden, and I still have to put up with their shit?

When my sister calls me and wants to discuss getting together on a gift for our mother. Also she wants to set a price-limit on our gifts for eachother. I scream that I won't ever discuss Christmas gifts in November.

When the city of Lund deciding what kind of decorations to use downtown this year, and gives the responsibility of decorating to a local art college. Now we have a tree made out of sheets of blue plastic. Scattered all around it are little PINK BUNNIES! Makes me wonder what ideas got discarded.

When shops gear up for the holiday rush, and suddenly only have products that you could easily buy as a gift for someone, but never, ever buy for yourself. Luckily, I got most of my end-of-year shopping done in July.

Cheers
Mats



Sure, we're concerned for our lives. Just not as concerned as saving 9 bucks on a roundtrip to Ft. Myers.
User currently offlineRobertNL070 From Netherlands, joined Sep 2003, 4530 posts, RR: 10
Reply 10, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3468 times:

Saturday 25 November: the turmoil in our new home is coming to an end. Ah, time to put up the curtain rails and our new made-to-measure curtains in the bedroom. My favourite radio station RTLfm plays up beat easy listening music. Just right for this forty-something putting up curtain rails on a Saturday morning.

What is being programmed? Wall-to-wall 'classic' Christmas hits from past fifty years! Its still a month until Christmas!  grumpy 

Quoting Doona (Reply 9):
Scattered all around it are little PINK BUNNIES!

It's a bit early, but I wish you a very gay Easter  biggrin 

Robert  bouncy 



Youth is a gift of nature. Age is a work of art.
User currently offlineJamesbuk From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 3968 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3464 times:

The annoying local radio station sings

"XX sleeps to go, XX sleeps till santa, XX sleeps til lthe big fat fella comes down your chimney eats your biscuits and drinks, XX sleeps to go"

Now imagine this with the 2 worst people singing it ever! (the DJ's) and then all the christmassy crappy adverts!

Rgds --James--



You cant have your cake and eat it... What the hells the point in having it then!!!
User currently offlineLegoguy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 3312 posts, RR: 40
Reply 12, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3458 times:

[quote=Thom@s,reply=8]The streets here have had the christmas decorations up since the start of November...

The shops have been selling various christmas related food, drinks, snacks...
quote]

Same here, however unfortunately/fortunatly I have heard several Christmas songs in shops and on the radio.



Can you say 'Beer Can' without sounding like a Jamaican saying 'Bacon'?
User currently offlineIlikeyyc From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1373 posts, RR: 20
Reply 13, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3443 times:

...There are 2 radio stations in town playing 24 hours of Christmas music (one of them has been playing Christmas music since Oct. 30th!!!)

Quoting Carmenlu15 (Thread starter):
Again with the radio stations... playing "Last Christmas" by Wham! over and over and over... Last Christmas, I gave you my heart / But the very next day, You gave it away / This year, if you play that friggin' song again / I'll shoot my radio with a .22

Very true, but go with a .45, much more effective than a .22!



Fighting Absurdity with Absurdity!
User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5619 posts, RR: 32
Reply 14, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3435 times:

Towards the end of October, back home I was in my local supermarket. Two of the employees were working on an in-store display. As I passed, one of them said to the other "You always know Halloween´s on the way when the Christmas stuff starts coming out".

Sums it up perfectly.


User currently offlineGDC2006 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2006, 93 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3422 times:

My dad always used to say "You can tell its Christmas when Woolworth's get the Easter Eggs in"!!

GC  Big grin



Trust a woman? How can you trust something that bleeds for five days and doesn't die?
User currently offlineTrekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3418 times:

You can tell christmas is coming when the Coka Cola Adverts
come onto the telly

 Smile


User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 7967 posts, RR: 5
Reply 17, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 3409 times:

What annoyed me was that here in the USA they were showing Christmas advertisements on TV in early November!  Wow!

User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13005 posts, RR: 12
Reply 18, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 3398 times:

When you start to exchange gift ideas, usually in early November.
When a radio station has nothing but Christmas music, including the 90% of bad ones 24/7 from the Monday before Thanksgiving to Christmas day.
When you spend a good part of a day shopping, something you don't do any other time of the year.
When the arguments begin as to who will show up where for Christmas.
Thanksgiving Day had passed.


User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 3397 times:

Quoting Carmenlu15 (Thread starter):

I don't need to see any sign Carmen. I just feel sad and depressed.  Sad

[Edited 2006-11-25 15:35:36]

User currently offlineDragogoalie From Australia, joined Oct 2001, 1220 posts, RR: 6
Reply 20, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 3386 times:

They have nothing but christmassy adverts and billboards here now  cry 

And next weekend, I'm going to a christmas market in the tivoli gardens with a friend...

The sad thing is... the holiday spirit is actually catching on by now.  yuck   crazy 

My parents already gave me a pre-christmas present... what a spoiled brat I am  Yeah sure



Formerly known as Jap. Srsly. AUSTRALIA: 2 days!
User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31660 posts, RR: 56
Reply 21, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 3345 times:

When the lights are On in the streets.However out here it starts from Diwali.... Smile
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently onlineDIJKKIJK From France, joined Jul 2003, 1780 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 3331 times:

Quoting Carmenlu15 (Thread starter):
Last Christmas, I gave you my heart / But the very next day, You gave it away / This year, if you play that friggin' song again / I'll shoot my radio with a .22

How about ''all I want for Christmas is you'' by Mariah Carey and Paul Mc Cartney's ''Simply having a wonderful Christmas time"''?


Same stuff on EVERY radio, over and over again



Never argue with idiots. They will bring you down to their level, and beat you with experience.
User currently offlineCOIAH756CA From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 506 posts, RR: 5
Reply 23, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 3325 times:

When Santa is now on 4 out of 5 commercials on Satellite channels.. The Home Depot and Best Buy ones are starting to piss me off and its not even December..  mad   mad 

Anyone with me?



Long live Denver-STAPLETON. RIP the old and best KDEN
User currently offlineVaporlock From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 3322 times:

When.....you start looking for the biggest turkey you can find!!! haha

I love cooking and Christmas is a very special time of year for me as I get to cook for my family. I love having everyone for Christmas dinner so I always get the biggest turkey I can find...last year it was a 26 pounder!!!

Phyllis  bouncy 


25 September11 : I know Christmas is coming when airlines decorate ticket counters with Christmas theme.
26 ZKSUJ : A couple of shops started in September over here. And Supermarts etc etc starting to sell Xmas junk in October. Talk about an over kill
27 Post contains images Aloges : Same here... though it'll never be the same again after a friend/former fellow student whispered the first lines while handing me the heart. In the a
28 S12PPL : To quote the great Lewis Black: "There was a time when Halloween was Halloween...And Santa wasn't sticking his nose in it!!"
29 Post contains images ShyFlyer : Signed, Flairport
30 GSM763 : If anyone's interested those adverts have been axed (for this year anyway)
31 Trekster : NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
32 Post contains images Trekster : Oh. my no above seems to have mucked the site a bit lol I just saw a coke ad. Not the same one with the holidays are coming tune, but very sweet and f
33 Dan2002 : Could not agree more. The damn holidays have become so commercialized and driven by greed its quite sad.
34 Garri767 : when the nearest mall has everything decorated before thanksgiving :S Garri767
35 S12PPL : Try by Halloween....
36 ME AVN FAN : this reminds me of autumn 72 when I was in London, and in the late afternoon of a mid-November-day came by through Trafalgar Square and wondered that
37 ME AVN FAN : In Zurich, the Christmas street decoration has been mounted a week ago, and shops have done so this week. And big advertisements tell people "on 3rd D
38 Post contains images Legoguy : What the hell happened there!!?!?!?! Why!?!?!?! I quite liked those. You know it's Christmas when the Guinness Advert comes one when it turns midnigh
39 Post contains images Hawaiian717 : When you're at a friend's Halloween party, with the TV tuned to the cable company's holiday music channel, and at 9pm PST they switch to Christmas mus
40 Post contains images Usnseallt82 : ...frequent unseen ass-rapings occur through the steady shock and awe of your bank account balance. ...your in-laws suddenly "like" you. ...chronic d
41 Post contains images BMIFlyer : Always find that annoying, but it won't be happening this year to me I don't have any, not yet Yikes, better be careful Nah seriously, I don't have t
42 Sabena332 : ... I am flying to Spain. Really, it is an "old" tradition that my best friend and me are flying to Spain between Christmas and New Year's Day. Patri
43 SmithAir747 : I know Christmas is coming when... ...I buy Christmas music for the piano..and start playing Christmas jazz on the piano ...I see Playstation 3 for $2
44 Post contains images Carmenlu15 : That I wouldn't mind, those ads are cute! Ouch... Not here, as bank account is pretty much empty already (sucks being out of a job, but well...) Anyw
45 TACAA320 : Yes Carmen, I say that each Christmas, but "life must go on...." with the help of God.
46 QANTASforever : I walked into a major department store here on the 30th of September ..... I repeat: the 30TH OF SEPTEMBER and they had Christmas trees, decorations,
47 N174UA : - Christmas drinks are back at Starbucks...on Nov. 1st, treats on the 8th. - You decide what you want for Christmas from your friends and family, then
48 Post contains images Carmenlu15 : Despite being bombed with "Christmas is coming!" here and there, I still don't feel in a holiday mood yet... there are still no Christmas ornaments at
49 Post contains images LTU932 : ...my birthday is coming up (which is on December 26th, couldn't my parents conceive me a bit earlier than on Christmas? ) ...when I get most frustra
50 ME AVN FAN : like the evening of 24th December ? or on 6th December ? -
51 BCAL : For me, I know Christmas is coming whenI start getting bombarded with emails from retailers and others urging me to splash out on gifts etcTesco start
52 Willo : Signs appear for the "seasonal" park and ride service into town in early November. The local garden centre starts playing Christmas music on the 1st N
53 ME AVN FAN : sorry, I referred to 1972. I actually stated "autumn 72" in my post . Suppose the tree is coming any moment, but maybe delayed as coming on an LCC sh
54 Post contains images RobertNL070 : If your birthday is 26th December, then you wouldn't have been conceived at Christmas. You were more than likely conceived at the end of March preced
55 ME AVN FAN : unless his mother was a virgin !
56 Post contains images RobertNL070 : Robert
57 Post contains images LTU932 : Actually I was conceived in March and born on December 26th. Had I been conceived six months earlier, in October, maybe I wouldn't be as bitter about
58 Post contains images BMIFlyer : You see threads like this one on a.net Lee
59 Post contains images Carmenlu15 : Whatever you case of Christmas Blues is, you should be aware of something. It's contagious. Really. Happy early birthday! That's why I usually cheate
60 Fumanchewd : Sorry to change the subject but...I see that Westy stopped posting at 9999 two months ago. Does he have a new username? I missed the memo.
61 NWA742 : When complete pansy ass whiny baby fucktards start getting offended by Christmas trees. Then suddenly we have a rebirth of the arguments over Christma
62 Post contains images LTU932 : Thanks. Wishing early a happy birthday brings bad luck.
63 Post contains images VC10 : Around here in the UK you know when Christmas is almost here, as the shops start taking down all their Christmas decorations and start displaying "New
64 ME AVN FAN : no, this in Zurich happens on 3rd January. But the easter-eggs will start after 6th December. Because Santa Claus is enroute on 6th December, and aft
65 Post contains images Lamedianaranja : I can't believe we've got until reply 65 and nobody has said; 'when it starts snowing on the home page ' and for me the season just started because I
66 Post contains images 808TWA : You know it's getting close to Christmas in YYZ when: 1, The Santa parades start happening in November. 2, People are argueing about whether the tree
67 Oly720man : They organise which child will be who in the pre-school nativity. My son, after being a shepherd last time has been promoted to Joseph. His "Mary" all
68 J_Hallgren : Surprised that no one has yet mentioned the onset of TV ad's for: The CLAPPER! You know the ones...Clap-on, Clap-off.....arghhhh! And the CHIA pets! W
69 ShyFlyer : You Know Christmas Is Coming When... You get asked constantly if you are attending the company Christmas Party.
70 Post contains images LTU932 : Speaking of which, I got a survey where I should confirm my attendance to our company Christmas party, which will be themed in the 70's. I only went
71 Toulouse : This always makes me laugh, here in France they don't see to realise that this song by Wham is a Christmas song as they play it all year. I find it r
72 Post contains images Willo : So effectively this is Christmas tree rental? Does the deal apply to both real and artificial trees? If it's real trees, do they have to go back in t
73 ShyFlyer : I normally don't go either. But this year, they have some really great prizes (including two 32in flat screen TVs!). Plus free food. I just hope no o
74 Post contains images Carmenlu15 : ... Dad climbs on the roof to hang the Christmas lights, in a display of ability that would make Spiderman green with envy. ... the first of the afore
75 Thom@s : So it is December 1st, and today the radio has been playing loads of christmas songs, TV channels are advertising various christmas stuff... It seems
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