All things Xmas!


#1

Gift ideas, annuals, books, gossip, booze-ups, baby J, Mass, fav Xmas songs and films and all things Xmas related here!

I’ll start with a little grinch job … News saying that The Toy Show is on tonight which traditionally marks the beginning of Xmas! Well pardon me but when did the Feast of the Immaculate Conception on 8 December get demoted to make way for a geeky D4 bloke in a stupid jumper and a load of precocious kids singing and dancing?!

Bah humbug …


#2

I was told by herself that when Christmas FM airs it’s officially the start of Christmas. Back in my day it was one day, the 25th and ended at 00:00:01 on the 26th. It’s getting longer every year.

What’s the best Christmas song of all time? Fairytale of New York for me


#3

■■■■ off. its only the first. lets start talking about christmas on the 27th.


#4

I can never understand those who hate Xmas .Mate of mine hates it , prefers to be alone on Xmas day .


#5

I can understand why those who are alone at Christmas hate it.


#6

He does it by choice though .Nobody should be alone at that time .I have a friend who is a home carer & on Xmas day he is booked up with appointments for the elderly whose family can’t be bothered to spend time with them or have them over for Xmas .Its a really sad situation.


#7

I’ve always found it cringy.The missus wants me to record it , she can watch it on her own .


#8

Xmas FM went live last weekend, kids wanted it on in house, said no, Xmas starts December…


#9

My Dad works as Carer, he spent last Christmas Day and Stephen’s dropping Clients to their families houses. They didn’t want to Drink & Drive…FFS these are your Parents…


#10

Its fxxking shocking tbh . I’ve seen worse examples of that . One , where a carer went awol & because there were no carers available , the company drove out to another carer & paid them taxi fare to get to this particular client . And from what I believe , they didn’t get in touch with family to inform them so that they wouldn’t get into trouble or lose that client .
And this person only got 1 visit a week from a family member . They had severe Parkinson’s . Lived in a remote rural area with a few calls a day from carers .
It’s no way to finish up your days .
I know it’s difficult but I’m a huge supporter of families taking in their elderly parents where one is a widower .
Loneliness & insolation are a terrible thing for someone to suffer through .


#11

A great idea is photo prints from Sportsfile.I got these back in '11 for Xmas .Don’t know if the wall would be big enough to get prints for '13,'15-'17😜

If I get around to getting my man cave though I might go for it.


#12

Got my young lad a SNES for Christmas . I can’t wait to play it! :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: Though i was in two minds to get that or the nes simply for bubble bobble and double dragon.


#13

You’ll need to build a bigger house at the rate we’re going. :smile:


#14

Jesus , I am literally talking to my nephew at the moment about SNES and when I spent over 100 punts on an American version of Street Fighter 2 :astonished:


#15

The new mini snes is pretty shit hot. Sold out everywhere but I managed to buy a brand new one at face value with receipt on adverts. Young lad is going to love it!


#16

Nice one ! They have hdmi leads now don’t they ? Not like scart back in the day .And are all the games built into it ?


#17

Yes hdmi games built in. But can be modded / jail broken To install other games


#18

Sounds sweet :blush:, ye both will love it :wink:


#19

Young lad on the toy show had a minecraft croke park. Had the mayo team in the middle of the pitch watching cluxton lifting Sam, aido crying, cillian punching the grass. Very realistic.


#20

Yeah even the way the minecraft version of COC was slamming his fists of the ground was highly detailed and accurate