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Christmas is cancelled


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I think we always felt on here they would ban Christmas as it might offend others. But I guess we didn't think it would come so quickly in the year 2020.

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https://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/18754513.southampton-city-council-cancels-christmas-remembrance-events/

Southampton city council cancels Christmas and Remembrance events

SOUTHAMPTON will not have a Christmas market this year, nor a Remembrance service after civic chiefs agreed to suspend the events due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Can we not socially distance at these things?

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JohnThePessimist

Christmas is a religious festival that gained cultural significance in Victorian times. Why the state should mark this festival is worth debating. However cancelling the Remembrance ceremonies is disgraceful. A token gesture to remember the fallen and an opportunity to fund raise for the survivors (in the true sense of that word) is worth retaining. In most communities it’s an outdoor event!

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7 minutes ago, JohnThePessimist said:

Christmas is a religious festival that gained cultural significance in Victorian times. Why the state should mark this festival is worth debating. However cancelling the Remembrance ceremonies is disgraceful. A token gesture to remember the fallen and an opportunity to fund raise for the survivors (in the true sense of that word) is worth retaining. In most communities it’s an outdoor event!

Christianity culturally appropriated indigenous religions. Once gone, we can return to our cultural roots. And the go mass action against those who introduced christianity to our shores.  :)

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2 minutes ago, spunko said:

Christmas ain't cancelled at my house! Fuck em.

Nor mine I’ve got my grubby mits on these the first free thing I’ve got off the system in 5 years.i should not even have them were given to me .now can I spend the lot in one go on long life milk is the question or not .

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17 minutes ago, Democorruptcy said:

Good.

Bah humbug.

Quite. What does xmas even mean? For me it's just another day where I get wreckeder than usual. I do try and do something to mark the solstice though. Ideally it would involve magical ceremonies and beautiful wenches but I generally have to make do with a nice walk in the countryside.

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Does anyone know if our clan will be OK to leave their assorted under-10s safe at home to look after themselves this year when we go for our family get-together, just so we don't create a dangerous situation of more than 6 of us in one place?
Madness

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The Queen isn't happy.

Servants refusing to work for her over Christmas because it would mean that they would have to isolate from their own families.

Now it's actually hurting people at the top level might a touch of commonsense be thrust upon poor little scared Boris?

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/12793066/queen-furious-servants-refuse-work-christmas/

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31 minutes ago, Funn3r said:

Quite. What does xmas even mean? For me it's just another day where I get wreckeder than usual. I do try and do something to mark the solstice though. Ideally it would involve magical ceremonies and beautiful wenches but I generally have to make do with a nice walk in the countryside.

It's a short period of time when it's safe to ignore clients.

Which is priceless.

 

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4 hours ago, Frank Hovis said:

The Queen isn't happy.

Servants refusing to work for her over Christmas because it would mean that they would have to isolate from their own families.

Now it's actually hurting people at the top level might a touch of commonsense be thrust upon poor little scared Boris?

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/12793066/queen-furious-servants-refuse-work-christmas/

Fuck you ma'am

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MrLibertyRedux

Up until the Arab Spring I used to go to Dahab scuba diving for Christmas and new year.

About as far as I could get from the madness.

First dive of the day at 09:30 and lobster for Christmas dinner

Fucking marvellous.

 

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19 hours ago, 201p said:

 

 

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Can we not socially distance at these things?

Of course we can. But the government's restrictions seem to be being treated as a minimum level of compliance, rather than a maximum. It's like the 'one hour of exercise only per day' rule during Lockdown 1, which was never an actual rule (no time period was stipulated for exercise, just 'once a day'), it just developed as a sort of unquestioned folk-truth.

 

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Sucralose Ray Leonard

They can cancel Halloween (for good) and they can cancel Bonfire night too, seen as it celebrates a failure to kill of Parliament. 

But if they take away my chance to watch a Carry On movie at my folks house, much to the annoyance of my 16yr old nephew on Christmas Day then I will go well mental! 

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6 minutes ago, The XYY Man said:

The cunts aren't spoiling my Christmas. I'll be just as miserable this year as any other...!

Bah, humbug...

 

XYY

Well at least this year, you can only inflict your misery on five other people.  xD

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Looks like we'll only get 7 days of Christmas this year due to the limit of six people. Every day after gets even worse!

On the seventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me
Seven swans a swimming, six geese a laying, five gold rings
Four calling birds, three French hens
Two turtle doves and a partridge in a pear tree

On the eighth day of Christmas my true love gave to me
Eight maids a milking, seven swans a swimming
Six geese a laying, five gold rings
Four calling birds, three French hens
Two turtle doves and a partridge in a pear tree.

3 minutes ago, The XYY Man said:

Try it, and see where it gets you.

CLUE: The Norwegian version of Holby fucking City...

 

XYY

You didn't say that last night 😘

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Shall we have a DOSBODS works Christmas party?  Ideas?  Booze obviously but not clear about how getting off with the office bike will work.

PS:. Have they limited the size of online gatherings yet?

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I’ve noticed in my local paper that there is an absence of advertising for Xmas parties and meals. Nothing about Halloween or Bonfire night gatherings either. Usually it’s full of such stuff at this time of year. Zero currently!

Doesn't bother me about any of the celebrations but there are a lot of businesses and individuals out there who will be very pissed off, in my opinion.

Anecdotal but a major complaint from people I chat to when out and about is that they feel aggrieved due to inability to make arrangements to meet up with friends, family or usual celebration stuff they do with Xmas arrangements being a major gripe.

Autumn/Winter will cause a lot of people to “lose it”, in my opinion. 

 

 

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