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chairmenmeow47
12-17-2009, 02:20 PM
so this is the thread where we get excited for christmas & the holidays!!! MP's request in the default thread for christmas tree pictures made me want a whole thread devoted to the holidays.

i want to hear about what you're giving, what you get, the food, your crazy family, pictures of your christmas trees, your mantles, your exterior lighting and your lovely fireside family pictures. mocking of the christmas spirit is also welcome :p

we're doing dinner at my place for the first time ever. it's going to be cornish hens & we're going shopping this weekend. i'm nervous cause i've never cooked a big piece of meat for the holidays =/

this year, i'm giving pretty cheap since i'm broke:


dad - emergency roadside kit with all sorts of fun gadgets for him to play with & a funny "how to do shit" book
mom - owl nightlight from brighton collectibles, a silver bee pin from the same store and gingerbread man bath bubbles. i also got her a small mirror & notebook that's cute.
brother that's coming to town - the onion's "our stupid world" atlas. it's hilarious so far.
my girlfriends - a star wars stormtrooper lego watch, urban decay eyeshadow kit, a magic mushrooms book filled with mushroom art and a calligraphy set.
co-workers - m&m candy holders that are also battery operated fans. for the secret santa exchange, i got my soon to be new boss & got him a sonic gift card. i got my boss some samples of various margarita flavourings.
randy's mom - hallmark 2009 ornament that looks like a gingerbread house & an arizona cactus type ornament
randy - it's a surprise :)


and here is my tree (which i already posted in the default thread):

http://ivy.aholic.us/gallery/d/819676-1/x-mas+tree.jpg

happy holidays everyone :)

TomAz
12-17-2009, 02:22 PM
I got the Onion atlas last year. It's fuckin hysterical. Great choice.

amyzzz
12-17-2009, 02:30 PM
We will probably have a fireplace in my resort room in Sedona, so I will take pics of that on Xmas weekend for the thread. :thu (<--smiley for Tom's benefit)

My family of 4 is escaping to Sedona on Christmas weekend but on that Sedona we're supposed to do some huge post-Christmas extravanganza with Jacob's family.

Young blood
12-17-2009, 02:31 PM
:2c :rotfl :afu :afu :lool :afu :lips

locachica73
12-17-2009, 02:32 PM
I am really trying to get in the spirit but it isn't working. I have told my kids that christmas is canceled till February. Even here at work, usually most offices do a holiday party and the month between thanksgiving and christmas you end up with a shit ton of treats from vendors. But not this year. The only treat we have gotten was a plate of football shaped chocolate rice crispy treats. They tasted like burnt ass. Happy Holidays.

menikmati
12-17-2009, 02:34 PM
Fake or real tree? Green or flocked? I usually like real tree's better...I grew up getting flock trees, but the last few years, we've stuck with standard non-flocked trees. A couple years ago, we didn't get a tree and instead used our cat's house/tower to put the presents under, true story.

HunterGather
12-17-2009, 02:35 PM
I love christmas time, but this year is extremely lacking for me.
Just been one hot mess the past few months.
Just realized its pretty much a week 'til then.

I will carry on with my yearly tradition of watching Home Alone 1 and 2, Jingle All The Way, A Christmas Movie, The Santa Clause, and misc. xmas tv episodes.

locachica73
12-17-2009, 02:38 PM
My old boss in oregon owned land with christmas trees, so one year for christmas he decided to be nice and give us all trees. I got mine home, I was single at the time with two very small children, I lug them up the stairs, then the tree. Once I get it up there I start looking at it trying to figure out how to fit the big fat base of the tree into the small tree holder I had. Then I took a butcher knife to the base of the tree. While sawing and hacking away I notice there are a ton of needles all over my floor already. Then I look closer and the needles were moving. Apparently he gave me a dead tree that was full of little worms. I freaked the fuck out, threw the tree over my balcony of my apartment and never owned another tree again. True story.

chairmenmeow47
12-17-2009, 02:41 PM
we had our potluck today. i had a doctor's appointment so i was kinda late, but the secret santa exchange was a whole lot more fun than the normal white elephant gift exchange. those can get nasty if people get competitive about getting the "good" gifts. tomorrow our boss is taking us to

and i'm definitely a fake tree kind of gal. i'm not a fan of the smell of pine, i like to put my tree up early and i don't like cleaning up needles!

i was excited this year to get a white, fake tree, i've always wanted one :)

speaking of christmas movies, i've already watched christmas vacation and the ref to get me in the spirit!!!

sonofhal
12-17-2009, 02:45 PM
I'll be in Cefn Llecoediog, Snowdonia Valley, North Wales over the holiday season. No TV, no internet, no live music (although Robert Palmer is a local. I wonder if I can persuade him to do a show in the barn?).

http://www.jonnyshipp.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/cefn/images/photos/snow.jpg

http://www.jonnyshipp.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/cefn/images/photos/happyvalley.jpg

chairmenmeow47
12-17-2009, 02:46 PM
that picture with the fog is gorgeous. unfortunately we'll have no cable or internet at my house as well cue to brokeness :p

Hannahrain
12-17-2009, 02:46 PM
This year I am giving this (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2540/4183674331_7538789940_m.jpg) chain-link scarf (knit by me), one Leonard Cohen CD/DVD set, a couple of multitools, one custom photo book printed with photos from a trip I went on with the recipients, one set of handmade coasters from Etsy, one set of decorative tea towels with heron silhouettes on them, several pairs of earrings (also made by me), one ugly picture frame (cop-out, but it's hard to shop for old people), one copy of Sarah Vowell's Assassination Vacation, one wooden elephant jigsaw puzzle (to a one-year old), and one assembled-by-me detective kit with a very professional letter of recruitment to my "agency" on false letterhead (to a seven year old).

chairmenmeow47
12-17-2009, 02:49 PM
oOoOoO, you make jewelry? what a great thing to give, i've always wanted to do that. the dective kit DEFINITELY wins the thread though. how freaking adorable.

amyzzz
12-17-2009, 02:51 PM
I bought a mini fake tree and some mini ornaments to take with us to Sedona. I haven't told my kids about it yet, want to surprise them. We didn't feel like putting up our normal fake tree this year at home.

Hannah, I love that scarf. I think I will someday soon try to read through your knitting thread and attempt knitting.

Hannahrain
12-17-2009, 02:57 PM
I bought a mini fake tree and some mini ornaments to take with us to Sedona. I haven't told my kids about it yet, want to surprise them. We didn't feel like putting up our normal fake tree this year at home.

Hannah, I love that scarf. I think I will someday soon try to read through your knitting thread and attempt knitting.

It's surprisingly easy. It's just rectangles knit in a stitch that naturally curls on the edges, and then sewn together on the ends. It'd be a good starter project because it's in such small segments that if you mess up the one you're working on, you don't have to feel bad about scrapping it.


oOoOoO, you make jewelry? what a great thing to give, i've always wanted to do that. the dective kit DEFINITELY wins the thread though. how freaking adorable.

Yeah. I've been making jewelry for most of my life, though not as often now that I've gone back to school. This (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3355/3615071179_d06f5f5ba5.jpg) is the last thing I made that I'm pleased with at all, and it was a while back. But next quarter I'm taking a metalsmithing class to advance my skills a bit.

I think I'm going to leave Morse code notes and other clues around for her after I give her everything.

matildawong
12-17-2009, 03:18 PM
Oh my god how I love the detective kit and all its ... accoutrements.....


I'm going up to Monterey to see my sister. My folks are flying in from VA today.
So far I've gotten my sis a cookbook on Chilean food, as they are (Navy) moving there for a 3 year stint later in 2010, that wooden fake-food stuff to accompany my niece's retro-style kitchen set (from Santa), and some books on ballet for my mom who's in a dance-reading-phase.

We are doing Santa Maria-style Barbecue on Christmas Day.
We do something like lasagna on xmas eve; that's our party/presents night.
Woo!

HowToDisappear
12-17-2009, 03:30 PM
A couple years ago, we didn't get a tree and instead used our cat's house/tower to put the presents under, true story.

This is funny.


We have a living Colorado Blue Spruce that we keep on the patio the rest of the year. We won't bring it in until a couple of days before xmas; potted trees don't do well in the house for very long. It's a very handsome tree, but the needles are so stiff and sharp, it's practically like decorating a cactus. I'll post pics when the time comes.

I have to work xmas night, but we'll have everyone over for waffles and stuff in the morning, and see Fantastic Mr. Fox in the afternoon. My girls are home for the holidays now. Yay.

amyzzz
12-17-2009, 03:33 PM
Hrmm. I should get a Christmas cactus.

Young blood
12-17-2009, 03:37 PM
This is funny.


We have a living Colorado Blue Spruce that we keep on the patio the rest of the year. We won't bring it in until a couple of days before xmas; potted trees don't do well in the house for very long. It's a very handsome tree, but the needles are so stiff and sharp, it's practically like decorating a cactus. I'll post pics when the time comes.

I have to work xmas night, but we'll have everyone over for waffles and stuff in the morning, and see Fantastic Mr. Fox in the afternoon. My girls are home for the holidays now. Yay.

You are pretty much the coolest mom ever.

HowToDisappear
12-17-2009, 03:42 PM
I try. *bows*

Pixiessp
12-17-2009, 03:47 PM
I'll be in Cefn Llecoediog, Snowdonia Valley, North Wales over the holiday season. No TV, no internet, no live music (although Robert Palmer is a local. I wonder if I can persuade him to do a show in the barn?).





If you can pull that off you must have magical powers. ;)

TomAz
12-17-2009, 03:48 PM
Might as well face it, you're addicted to hogs.

menikmati
12-17-2009, 04:21 PM
My dad is a huge train buff, so I'll probably get him some sort of model train, not exactly sure yet. I also got him that book "Into Thin Air" (thanks to Humanoid's recommendation), since he is/was an avid mountaineer, plus I always tell him he should take up reading again, and in past years I've gotten him other books which he said he would take the time to read, but never has.

Getting my sister a couple DVDs she said she wanted, and a French learning book (she wanted Rosetta Stone, but I'm not paying $600 for some software, and all the "illegal" ways of getting it never work right, so not gonna bother with it).

miscorrections
12-17-2009, 04:37 PM
Might as well face it, you're addicted to hogs.

Man I was going to make a Robert Palmer joke but then you had to do it first. Thanks, Tom.

Hannahrain
12-17-2009, 04:43 PM
Snowdonia is a name you make up when someone asks you if you're going to be in town for the holidays and you don't want to go to their party.

gaypalmsprings
12-17-2009, 05:03 PM
http://hillbuzz.files.wordpress.com/2009/02/gay-christmas.jpg

amyzzz
12-18-2009, 09:03 AM
I've been to northern Wales. It's beautiful, and there are tons of sheep. I hitchhiked there in a car with a pack of 10 year old boys.

chairmenmeow47
12-18-2009, 09:39 AM
every year i grossly underestimate how much time & how much paper it will take me to wrap presents. i was up until 12:30 & used every scrap :x

locachica73
12-18-2009, 09:41 AM
I need a shot of christmas spirit.

bug on your lip
12-18-2009, 09:49 AM
i made a god daymm song aboot Egg Nog

howz that for Xmas spirit??!?!?


http://www.myspace.com/bugmuzak

Suffacated
12-18-2009, 11:26 AM
My dad is a huge train buff, so I'll probably get him some sort of model train, not exactly sure yet.

I don't know what your dad drives but if he's a train buff he'll appreciate a set of train horns to mount on on his ride.

Below are the AirChimes that I've got mounted on my Freightliner. I purchased them from a friend who works for Union Pacific in Colton.
Something to think about for next year. Here's a link.
http://www.hornblasters.com/

http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t52/Suffacated/Dodge/k3la_5a.jpghttp://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t52/Suffacated/Dodge/k3la1.jpghttp://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t52/Suffacated/Dodge/k3la.jpg

menikmati
12-18-2009, 11:48 AM
Eh I think not.

TomAz
12-18-2009, 11:50 AM
When did Hannah turn into Paul Lynde?

Hannahrain
12-18-2009, 12:16 PM
It was a hell of a summer, Tom.

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
12-18-2009, 12:27 PM
My dad is a huge train buff, so I'll probably get him some sort of model train, not exactly sure yet.

My dad has had a model train store for 20 years, and i worked there for 7. I could probably answer any questions you'd have about that stuff if you're interested

TomAz
12-18-2009, 12:28 PM
It was a hell of a summer, Tom.

I'm hearing Paul's snicker after that sentence.

Suffacated
12-18-2009, 12:38 PM
My dad has had a model train store for 20 years, and i worked there for 7. I could probably answer any questions you'd have about that stuff if you're interested

Would his store happen to be in Burbank?

BROKENDOLL
12-18-2009, 01:21 PM
'Twas only Thanksgiving, so I hadn't a care. We were up at the Tram, 8000 feet in the air. It was there that it hit me, on the coldest of nights. I looked down on Coachella, and saw all the lights...

Up until then, things just didn't seem right. Something was missing, and no snow was in sight. So, as I looked down at those twinkling lights, I started to feel all that Christmas delight.

I started thinking 'bout gifts for the ones that I love, the 12 days of Christmas, and of course, turtle doves. The stockings, the tree, and all of that stuff, but, I stood there thinking the lights were enough...

As we went down the Tram, I held on real tight, to that magical moment that hit me that night. I still haven't shopped, with only 8 days to spare. But, I've gathered some of the magic, I thought I would share...

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w18/1BROKENDOLL/HOME%20SWEET%20HOME/XMAS%202009/XMASSCENES20092.jpg

algunz
12-18-2009, 01:33 PM
I'm having a hard time getting in to the holiday spirit. This thread is helping, especially Loca's contributions. :thu

locachica73
12-18-2009, 01:37 PM
lol algunz, sorry, glad i could be of service. (insert eye rolling smiley)

algunz
12-18-2009, 01:41 PM
The worm filled tree was perfect.

M Sparks
12-18-2009, 03:56 PM
http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs021.snc3/10850_212459099849_756524849_2985420_6867870_n.jpg

chairmenmeow47
12-18-2009, 03:56 PM
at first i thought your dog was eating the tree

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
12-18-2009, 04:07 PM
Would his store happen to be in Burbank?

Yes, it's in Burbank. there's a couple train stores in Burbank. it was originally called Bob's Trainland, but for the last 15 or so years it's been called Victory Station.

it's more gear towards slot cars and collectible memorabilia now, but he still deals in buying and selling older train collections

Suffacated
12-18-2009, 04:34 PM
Yes, it's in Burbank. there's a couple train stores in Burbank. it was originally called Bob's Trainland, but for the last 15 or so years it's been called Victory Station.

it's more gear towards slot cars and collectible memorabilia now, but he still deals in buying and selling older train collections

I can remember as a kid in the early 70's spending most of my allowance at Burbank House of Hobbies and ....I think it was called 'Marv's Toys"? on San Fernando? Can't remember....think the same street that Zody's ,
Pup N' Taco and a theater was on. Maybe Glenoaks?
Hey. Is there a place around there, maybe a machine shop that had the scaled down working models of steam engines? Think it was on Victory?
How about L.A. Live Steamers next to Travel Town... My old stomping grounds...

paulthomasanderson
12-18-2009, 06:12 PM
Christmas came early this year:

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rage patton
12-18-2009, 06:25 PM
I am really not sure what to think about that song. Are they supposed to be some sort of joke group? Like, Tenacious D/Flight of The Concords/Lonely Island kind of thing? Are are they supposed to like... not a joke. I am really confused.

Westy
12-18-2009, 06:56 PM
I don't know what your dad drives but if he's a train buff he'll appreciate a set of train horns to mount on on his ride.

Below are the AirChimes that I've got mounted on my Freightliner. I purchased them from a friend who works for Union Pacific in Colton.
Something to think about for next year. Here's a link.
http://www.hornblasters.com/

http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t52/Suffacated/Dodge/k3la_5a.jpghttp://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t52/Suffacated/Dodge/k3la1.jpghttp://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t52/Suffacated/Dodge/k3la.jpg


Ship horn:
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paulthomasanderson
12-18-2009, 06:58 PM
Christmas came early this year:

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I am really not sure what to think about that song. Are they supposed to be some sort of joke group? Like, Tenacious D/Flight of The Concords/Lonely Island kind of thing? Are are they supposed to like... not a joke. I am really confused.

100% real and serious.

www.myspace.com/millionaires

gaypalmsprings
12-18-2009, 07:28 PM
http://fromtheleft.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/obama-christmas-poo-122308-lg.jpg

MissingPerson
12-18-2009, 07:31 PM
MOAR CHRISTMAS TREES!

gaypalmsprings
12-18-2009, 07:41 PM
MOAR CHRISTMAS TREES!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3048/2863788840_d680b98980.jpg?v=0

paulthomasanderson
12-18-2009, 09:46 PM
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ivankay
12-19-2009, 04:43 PM
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PlayaDelWes
12-19-2009, 05:02 PM
Got some concoction that's a cross between Gluvine and hot rum drink on the stove right now with a bunch of spices in there. Two cheese fondues and one dark-chocolate one on deck. House smells pretty good about now.

We're house #1 of a 3 house holiday party tonight. I'm gonna try to convince the others to carol along the way.

guedita
12-19-2009, 05:03 PM
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Hahahahahaha. I like how the kid actually looks drunk in the picture they keep showing of him. Bud light and this boy have a long future together, methinks.

Monklish
12-19-2009, 08:08 PM
http://img.4chan.org/b/src/1261274526781.jpg

amyzzz
12-19-2009, 08:12 PM
Got some concoction that's a cross between Gluvine and hot rum drink on the stove right now with a bunch of spices in there. Two cheese fondues and one dark-chocolate one on deck. House smells pretty good about now.

We're house #1 of a 3 house holiday party tonight. I'm gonna try to convince the others to carol along the way.
That sounds pretty awesome.

BROKENDOLL
12-20-2009, 04:21 AM
Santa doesn't care if I've been bad or good anymore, and Pete's not much for all the Christmas Drama, but I'm still like a little kid with all the decorating and lights at Christmas time, so we compromised... No real tree because there's just no space, and I'd just put little touches of Christmas decor here and there... That's compromising, right? Ho,Ho,Ho!!!
http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w18/1BROKENDOLL/HOME%20SWEET%20HOME/XMAS%202009/IMGP2310-1.jpg

'Twas the week before Christmas...
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fiyahhh!
12-20-2009, 06:41 AM
I'll be getting into the Christmas spirit tonight at the Brian Setzer Orchestra's Annual Christmas Extravaganza.

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PlayaDelWes
12-20-2009, 01:56 PM
That sounds pretty awesome.

It was fun. No caroling, but lots of good food, and drinks...and children. The girls are doing well and had a great time. We kinda had too much food at the first stop, so by the time we got to the other two houses, nobody could eat anything else, including what looked like the best Red Velvet cake ever.

Oh, Friday night was my bosses 9th annual margarita party. This year he and his wife hired a stripping Santa and stripping Ms. Claus who did a short performance and then 'worked' the party the rest of the evening.

BROKENDOLL
12-20-2009, 02:17 PM
Oh, Friday night was my bosses 9th annual margarita party. This year he and his wife hired a stripping Santa and stripping Ms. Claus who did a short performance and then 'worked' the party the rest of the evening.
A stripping Santa and Mrs. Claus? Am I the only one having a visual of two roly-poly people dancing around with their 8 rosy-red cheeks exposed, singing, "He knows if you've been bad or good, so be good for goodness sakes?"

chairmenmeow47
12-21-2009, 08:34 AM
I'll be getting into the Christmas spirit tonight at the Brian Setzer Orchestra's Annual Christmas Extravaganza.

is he healthy enough to perform? i thought i heard they cancelled a show here recently due to illness.

i mainly cleaned this weekend and wasn't feeling very festive since i had a lot to do. my girlfriends and i were supposed to build a gingerbread house, but only one of them ended up coming over and we never really got into it. my dad & i went and ordered stuffed cornish hens from ajs; some with stuffing, some with wild rice. my coachella secret santa gift arrived on friday which was awesome, thank you tommy!!!!

i pick up randy though this evening so i will have tons of holiday spirit tonight. after today, i don't have to work again until the 4th and i am ELATED about that :)

marooko
12-21-2009, 08:37 AM
YAY CHRISTMAS!!!

amyzzz
12-21-2009, 08:49 AM
My kids and I made gingerbread houses last year, and it was really a lot of fun -- loved using all those different-colored candy bits as edging for the windows or shingles on the roof.

We cleaned house yesterday, played Christmas CD's, and I made cookies. Also, I made a mad dash to Target this morning and dumped a ton of money into more Christmas presents/stocking stuffers for my kids.

PlayaDelWes
12-21-2009, 09:23 AM
My kids and I made gingerbread houses last year, and it was really a lot of fun -- loved using all those different-colored candy bits as edging for the windows or shingles on the roof.

We cleaned house yesterday, played Christmas CD's, and I made cookies. Also, I made a mad dash to Target this morning and dumped a ton of money into more Christmas presents/stocking stuffers for my kids.

Gingerbread houses can be quite messy. Those little 'different-colored candy bits' keep showing up EVERYWHERE.

amyzzz
12-21-2009, 09:26 AM
Yeah, the icing/glue didn't always keep the candy bits on the house.

chairmenmeow47
12-21-2009, 09:27 AM
i have trouble just getting the house put together. i feel like i use way too much icing on that step.

locachica73
12-21-2009, 09:33 AM
One year for our company holiday party we had a ginger bread building contest. We bought the kits and then a bunch of different decorating items and set up teams. Some guys even built a crane out of pretzels in order to lift their roof. It was a lot of fun but such a mess to clean up after.

amyzzz
12-21-2009, 09:35 AM
messy, messy fun.

whynotsmile99
12-21-2009, 10:19 AM
SAN JUAN, Texas -- A south Texas couple put an aborted 7-month-old fetus in a gift box under a Christmas tree after they were unable to flush the remains down a toilet, authorities alleged Monday.

Ruby Lee Medina, 31, and Javier Gonzalez, 37, of Mission, have been charged with abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence.

Bond was set Monday at $20,000 each.

San Juan Police Chief Juan Gonzalez said police found the fetus inside the woman's trailer home Thursday after getting an anonymous tip.

Autopsy results are pending, but Gonzalez said police believe the woman used pills to induce an abortion Thursday, then called an ambulance after she began bleeding and told doctors she didn't know where the fetus was.

The abortion drug, mifepristone, was made to be used at approximately seven weeks into pregnancy to kill an unborn child, but the second part of the two-drug process, misoprostol, can be used to cause contractions.

It is an anti-ulcer drug that is not meant for pregnancy or abortion purposes.

Gonzalez said Medina called for an ambulance after she began bleeding and told paramedics she did not know the location of the unborn child.

He indicated the couple attempted to flush the body of the baby down the toilet but were unable to do so.

The couple said they eventually had planned to bury the baby's body in their backyard but police found them out first.

They voluntarily surrendered to officials.

"Apparently they cleaned up the fetus and they placed it inside a gift box under the Christmas tree," the police chief said.

PlayaDelWes
12-21-2009, 10:20 AM
messy, messy fun

amyzzz
12-21-2009, 10:22 AM
Ha....I just ordered a ready-made 6-8 person holiday meal at a grocery store in Sedona (where I'll be spending Xmas weekend), called my mom to see if she'll be at home in Sedona that weekend, and she's apparently coming to Phoenix, so I guess my family of 4 will have some leftovers. We're trying to get away from everyone anyway, so that can be considered a good thing.

If anyone else happens to be near Sedona Thursday, come join us for store-bought turkey. :thu

locachica73
12-21-2009, 10:22 AM
messy, messy fun

I am slightly disgusted with myself for laughing at this.

amyzzz
12-21-2009, 10:23 AM
That's not very Christmas spirit-y. :nono

SDsoldier7
12-21-2009, 10:26 AM
this is Christmas spirit-y

http://www.steveklotz.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2006/12/dead-santa.jpg

edit:
http://ambassador.rit.edu/bca/images/stories/blogs/aml6057/christmas_entry/a_christmas_story.jpg

Happy Holidays! :D

PlayaDelWes
12-21-2009, 10:30 AM
What are your top holiday movies?

I've never really got into the classics, so my personal fav is "Love Actually".


Whenever I get gloomy with the state of the world, I think about the arrivals gate at Heathrow Airport. General opinion's starting to make out that we live in a world of hatred and greed, but I don't see that. It seems to me that love is everywhere. Often it's not particularly dignified or newsworthy, but it's always there - fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, old friends...

I really need to fit this in sometime this week.

SDsoldier7
12-21-2009, 10:39 AM
My top holiday movies are Faces of Death and The Exorcist. The Hangover is my new one.

amyzzz
12-21-2009, 10:40 AM
I like It's a Wonderful Life and Elf.

BROKENDOLL
12-21-2009, 10:41 AM
I am slightly disgusted with myself for laughing at this.
I'm just wondering who was getting that package of baby as a gift! WTF, people???

locachica73
12-21-2009, 10:42 AM
I liked Home for the Holidays, it was always nice to watch other peoples disfunction.

BROKENDOLL
12-21-2009, 10:43 AM
My top holiday movies are Faces of Death and The Exorcist. The Hangover is my new one.
I don't know about any movies during the holidays, but I'm pretty certain a hangover is in order.

SDsoldier7
12-21-2009, 10:48 AM
u need to check out The Hangover if you havent already BD. It is pretty damn funny. Im pretty sure ill be waking up with a hangover tomorrow. all my friends are in town for the holidays.

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
12-21-2009, 10:52 AM
What are your top holiday movies?

I've never really got into the classics, so my personal fav is "Love Actually".

I really need to fit this in sometime this week.

http://chasness.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/christmas_vacation2.jpg

http://chasness.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/scrooged.jpg

http://tf.org/images/covers/EdwardScissorhands-tf.org-free-2008.jpg

http://g-ec2.images-amazon.com/images/I/51SZZQBGK5L._entertainment-reviews_.jpg

http://thatssofetch.com/images/jingle.jpg

BROKENDOLL
12-21-2009, 10:58 AM
u need to check out The Hangover if you havent already BD. It is pretty damn funny. Im pretty sure ill be waking up with a hangover tomorrow. all my friends are in town for the holidays.
That's what I've heard about that movie. I still want to see Pineapple Express too. (Pretty sure that can be rented by now, huh?)

MissingPerson
12-21-2009, 11:02 AM
My company's Christmas marketing campaign.

http://web7.twitpic.com/img/51277321-a859a407656c21d3a3d32e62b71ae887.4b2fc603-scaled.jpg

Um.

chairmenmeow47
12-21-2009, 11:06 AM
what service!

paulthomasanderson
12-21-2009, 01:01 PM
http://thatssofetch.com/images/jingle.jpg

Ah yes, California's governor gave us this gem.

A yearly ritual for me is watching It's A Wonderful Life on Christmas Eve before heading off to bed. It's just a timeless masterpiece with a story and message that hits you deep in the heart and makes you realize what matters most on Christmas morning. This and Edward Scissorhands complete my holidays.

amyzzz
12-23-2009, 03:11 PM
I admit I'm going to be evil and see a movie with the family Christmas morning. I used to hate having to working Christmas when I worked at a movie theatre, but damn, there's nothing else open.

paulthomasanderson
12-23-2009, 03:15 PM
Nine, Amy?

fatbastard
12-23-2009, 03:15 PM
That's actually a smart idea. There shouldn't be any crowds.

amyzzz
12-23-2009, 03:17 PM
There are crowds by the afternoon/evening.

miscorrections
12-23-2009, 03:25 PM
That's actually a smart idea. There shouldn't be any crowds.

The movies are actually pretty crowded on holidays because no one wants the responsibility of entertaining/dealing with their family for very long.

amyzzz
12-23-2009, 03:34 PM
Nine, Amy?
Probably that Sherlock Holmes movie. or whatever is kid-friendly.

paulthomasanderson
12-23-2009, 03:41 PM
Probably that Sherlock Holmes movie. or whatever is kid-friendly.

There's some serious lip-locking that goes on in it. Just had to give you a head's up. Bare backs, semi bare-chests, etc.

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
12-23-2009, 03:45 PM
my family and I have a tradition of seeing a movie on Christmas. We've been doing it for as long as I can even remember

The theatres are not as dead as you would expect them to be, even in the morning

paulthomasanderson
12-23-2009, 03:48 PM
I've always found the norm to be old couples going to see whatever film caters most to their age group. For example, I expect most to be flocking to the theaters to go see It's Complicated.

guedita
12-23-2009, 03:53 PM
I've always found the norm to be old couples going to see whatever film caters most to their age group. For example, I expect most to be flocking to the theaters to go see It's Complicated.

My boyfriend saw a sneak preview of It's Complicated with his mom...and he said the theater was filled with old couples/women, and that he must have been the only male under 35 there. That's for sure going to be the older-christmas-couples movie....and me, by myself :P

amyzzz
12-23-2009, 04:04 PM
I never said the theatre would be dead. I just said it gets more crowded by afternoon. But that would be true of every weekend anyway.

HowToDisappear
12-23-2009, 05:43 PM
The girls are home, and we went camping in the desert last weekend. As befits the season, 1litro decorated our sun shelter with solar-powered led icicle lights... and this is my somewhat legible attempt to write holiday greetings with a color-changing led light pen. So, to all of you, from The Atom Family:

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww234/howtodisappear_2009/1142.jpg
http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww234/howtodisappear_2009/1139.jpg

Young blood
12-23-2009, 05:54 PM
I wish you would adopt me already......

suprefan
12-23-2009, 07:33 PM
TAMALES!!!!!! YESSSSS!!!!!!!!!

http://img709.imageshack.us/img709/8376/img52003.jpg (http://img709.imageshack.us/i/img52003.jpg/)

BROKENDOLL
12-23-2009, 10:02 PM
The girls are home, and we went camping in the desert last weekend. As befits the season, 1litro decorated our sun shelter with solar-powered led icicle lights... and this is my somewhat legible attempt to write holiday greetings with a color-changing led light pen. So, to all of you, from The Atom Family:
http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww234/howtodisappear_2009/1142.jpg
http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww234/howtodisappear_2009/1139.jpg
Your Holiday story and pics just brought the feeling I've been trying to get this season! Happy Holidays!


TAMALES!!!!!! YESSSSS!!!!!!!!!
http://img709.imageshack.us/img709/8376/img52003.jpg (http://img709.imageshack.us/i/img52003.jpg/)
You manage to get right up on the rail for everything, don't you, suprefan? LOL Indio just had their International Tamale Festival afew weeks ago. I forgot what year this is for it, but it has ended up being quite a huge deal here. We passed this year, but I know fatbastard went. Nom, Nom, Nom!!!

paulthomasanderson
12-23-2009, 10:26 PM
I would've gone but my grandmother makes the best tamales in the world, in my humble opinion.

HowToDisappear
12-23-2009, 11:41 PM
I wish you would adopt me already......

Welcome to the family, J$.

algunz
12-24-2009, 12:05 AM
We've been going to the movies on Christmas for years. The theaters used to be pretty empty, but now it seems to be THE thing to do. This year (because my brother has a 3 month old and my parents just got a new big screen) we're gonna go with a DVD at home.

EastLos01
12-24-2009, 12:17 AM
<object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/9OvrtqvSF_s&hl=en_US&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/9OvrtqvSF_s&hl=en_US&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>
Get in the holiday mood, and be eco friendly.

fatbastard
12-24-2009, 06:22 AM
The movies are actually pretty crowded on holidays because no one wants the responsibility of entertaining/dealing with their family for very long.

It looks like we're going to be doing brunch and a movie. Best part is that everyone will select some dumb shit movie. This means being by myself enjoying an entertaining and meaningful movie.


<object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/9OvrtqvSF_s&hl=en_US&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/9OvrtqvSF_s&hl=en_US&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>
Get in the holiday mood, and be eco friendly.

I read about this last week. It's a great idea. Those trees would make Charlie Brown jealous.

amyzzz
12-24-2009, 06:52 AM
The girls are home, and we went camping in the desert last weekend. As befits the season, 1litro decorated our sun shelter with solar-powered led icicle lights... and this is my somewhat legible attempt to write holiday greetings with a color-changing led light pen. So, to all of you, from The Atom Family:



Great pictures, and tell me more about that pen. :D

amyzzz
12-24-2009, 09:53 AM
omg my boss brought in tamales today!! woo!

Beef Jerky
12-24-2009, 10:00 AM
omg my boss brought in tamales today!! woo!

My co-worker brought tamales and my boss brought kimbap (see image below) today. I got a super cute xmas card and a Trader Joe's gift card from my co-workers!

http://clementfx.free.fr/images/korea/kimbap.jpg

amyzzz
12-24-2009, 10:01 AM
I think the Christmas tamale tradition is the best thing ever. I need to learn how to make them.

Beef Jerky
12-24-2009, 10:06 AM
I help my Mexican side of the family make tamales. It's so fun!

brittany
12-24-2009, 10:50 AM
My boyfriend and I went to Alabama last week to have an early xmas with his family. We had a big family dinner and I brought presents for everyone. His dad: tommy bahamas sweater, his mom: lucy sweater + gold &spinel necklace, his sis: shirt + opal earrings.

We didn't want to have xmas day over there because we want our own usual xmas with my mom, and our dogs. The dogs get their own stockings and presents lol.

Then we eat lots of oyster dressing, pumpkin pie, green beans... then rent lots of movies (but this year instant netflix!)

I can't post what I got the bf on here since he reads the board, but I got too much as usual. I asked for a slr camera and a few little things. My mom is getting a daily planner, and some burts bees stuff.. she normally doesn't want anything so I never know what to get her. I got one of my friends (who has a 6month old girl)some new baby clothes from the disney store :)

Also no tree this year, we just decorate the fireplace.

HowToDisappear
12-24-2009, 10:57 AM
Great pictures, and tell me more about that pen. :D

Just a novelty ball point pen we got for the kids long ago. It's annoying to write with, and my husband is a light guy, so he removed the writing part, and attached a clear lucite ball to the end to transmit light better.

canexplain
12-24-2009, 11:01 AM
I am guessing because of the season this happened. I dressed all up to be warm and go out and clear my sidewalks. When I got out there, they were already cleaned and the sun actually made them dry :) The only down side is I know it was done by my neighbor who is over 75. I only sort of feel bad because he does have a snow blower. Thank you neighbor. I am waiting to hear where our Army girl is. She drove up to Seattle last week and said she would be here by xmas eve. Darn weather. cr****

gmoneyak
12-24-2009, 12:11 PM
lyKhEcNuv50

hendrixfan143
12-24-2009, 02:39 PM
Going to get my final push of the holiday spirit in today

Gremlins
Die Hard
Christmas Vacation
Just Friends
Elf

ivankay
12-24-2009, 02:42 PM
-caPbwivZDM

It's not Christmas without this.

amyzzz
12-24-2009, 02:42 PM
I'm going to leave work in a few minutes to drive out of town for Xmas weekend. Merry Xmas everyone, have a great weekend! Hopefully I'll be having too much fun to bother posting here, or my phone won't be able to to go online or whatever.

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hawkingvsreeve
12-24-2009, 02:46 PM
I wish you would adopt me already......

Right?

The Atom fam is the coolest.

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
12-24-2009, 02:51 PM
We didn't want to have xmas day over there because we want our own usual xmas with my mom, and our dogs. The dogs get their own stockings and presents lol.


haha my mom does the same thing with her two spoiler rotten corgis

I'm heading over to her house now, time to drink all day with my family. YAY

canexplain
12-24-2009, 04:13 PM
Tygerlady is home for the holidayz .....yea ...... cr****

hawkingvsreeve
12-24-2009, 04:20 PM
Glad to hear. Send her well wishes from everyone here.

sonofhal
12-24-2009, 04:21 PM
It's Xmas day here now, so Merry Christmas to all of you lot. I've downed most of my xmas lager already. I'll have to hit the spirits tomorrow.

rskapcat
12-24-2009, 04:23 PM
That's great news, Ron.

Merry Christmas, BritChris. :)

hawkingvsreeve
12-24-2009, 04:26 PM
Happy early boxing day then, Chris. Say hello to whatever her name was for me. Helen? I think that was it.

MissingPerson
12-24-2009, 04:27 PM
26 minutes into Christmas already!

Home and happy, and glad of both. I fucking love Christmas.

Have a very happy Christmas everybody, and in case I forget, an equally happy new year.

Suffacated
12-24-2009, 04:41 PM
Tygerlady is home for the holidayz .....yea ...... cr****

Yea X 2...

I just wish that BD would hurry up and leave for work!
I've got some goodies from Santa I'm hiding at my work and I wanna bring them back to wrap up before she gets back this evening.

Come on woman!
Leave already...
damn she's slow.....

ivankay
12-24-2009, 05:03 PM
0pN3xNh69kI

HunterGather
12-24-2009, 05:18 PM
Xmas makes me feel like
http://i33.tinypic.com/34pj05d.jpg

canexplain
12-24-2009, 05:41 PM
Tnx again everyone on the kind words. Deb's army daughter is here for xmas and Deb would have been super depressed if she was stuck in the hospital. She is going to like what I bought her hehehhehe .... cr****

paulthomasanderson
12-24-2009, 06:29 PM
Nothing like spending the morning doing charity work giving presents to those in need...it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy.

canexplain
12-24-2009, 06:35 PM
Nothing like spending the morning doing charity work giving presents to those in need...it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy.

That's way cool but weren't you warm and fuzzy before you did this :) cr****

paulthomasanderson
12-24-2009, 07:05 PM
That's way cool but weren't you warm and fuzzy before you did this :) cr****

Well being half Mexican has its benefits, as in having your own fur coat with the vast lot of hair it provides haha ;)

Merry Christmas to you all! :)

HunterGather
12-24-2009, 07:07 PM
You're mexican? Pics or it didn't happen.

suprefan
12-24-2009, 08:20 PM
Your Holiday story and pics just brought the feeling I've been trying to get this season! Happy Holidays!


You manage to get right up on the rail for everything, don't you, suprefan? LOL Indio just had their International Tamale Festival afew weeks ago. I forgot what year this is for it, but it has ended up being quite a huge deal here. We passed this year, but I know fatbastard went. Nom, Nom, Nom!!!

I knew about it, I talked to him on the phone while he was there. These slay anything they had out there. Made with a mothers love, second to none.

chairmenmeow47
01-04-2010, 12:54 PM
how was everyone's christmas?

i received the following:


singer sewing machine
HD ipod docking station (since mein was STOLEN last year)
star wars "the vault" memorabilia book (very cool)
pop-up book about fairies
silver jewelry tree
external hard drive w/ all the larry sanders show (thanks pants!)
gift cards to yard house, mortons & danny's car wash
disneyland rice krispies treats that were so good
solid steel stick with sheath (one of those metal sticks that unfolds so you can beat the shit outta someone)
glowsticks (standard every year from dad)
small balsa wood glider planes


i think that's it. the cornish hens turned out REALLY well and were only about $5 a stuffed hen at AJs which was a LOT cheaper than i was expecting. i made about 5 batches of ghirardelli brownies which were also delicious. we saw avatar at the imax and up in the air. both were alright, but i doubt i'll watch either again. and new years was fairly boring. pants is right; NYE is generally underwhelming.

anyways, i hope everyone had a happy holiday and has a wonderful 2010 :)

amyzzz
01-04-2010, 12:59 PM
http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?t=34850&highlight=christmas

SDsoldier7
12-02-2010, 07:38 AM
Y8FID8CkHDA

i think im going to grab some egg nog later today

gaypalmsprings
12-02-2010, 07:58 AM
http://icanhascheezburger.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/funny-pictures-cat-wants-egg-nog.jpg

J~$$$$
12-02-2010, 08:24 AM
5ysfQjKKi70&feature

fatbastard
12-02-2010, 08:39 AM
ghirardelli brownies sounds good.

chairmenmeow47
12-02-2010, 08:57 AM
ghirardelli brownies sounds good.

they are good.

i forgot about this thread. i will post pics of my place later.

HunterGather
12-02-2010, 09:20 AM
I need to put up my tree! I usually do it sat or sun after thanksgiving.

TomAz
12-02-2010, 09:42 AM
BqfZUX5svCg

BROKENDOLL
12-02-2010, 02:28 PM
http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w18/1BROKENDOLL/HOME%20SWEET%20HOME/FAMILY%20and%20FRIENDS/imagesqtbnANd9GcSrGbj05B2nBHdpPnC0T.jpg

I.F.A.
12-03-2010, 08:53 AM
I haven't bothered for the last few years, but this year I'm feeling in the spirit, so I put my tree up last night:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v208/aaeichsteadt/tree.jpg

I always think of this video when I'm decorating for Christmas:

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1965!
12-03-2010, 01:32 PM
got in a car accident day before thanksgiving no holidy pay no sick days no vacation days no source of income rent is due sorry no christmas

amyzzz
12-03-2010, 01:33 PM
Well that's a bummer.

Courtney
12-03-2010, 04:07 PM
I haven't bothered for the last few years, but this year I'm feeling in the spirit, so I put my tree up last night:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v208/aaeichsteadt/tree.jpg

So cute! Love it. I'm seriously considering getting a tree this year.

But so far, the only Christmas related thing I have done is give myself a permanent blister due to my Christmas card creation factory.

gaypalmsprings
12-03-2010, 04:26 PM
http://imgs.sfgate.com/blogs/images/sfgate/culture/2009/12/03/hunkysanta.jpg

wmgaretjax
12-03-2010, 04:34 PM
there is a rule wherever I live... no christmas decorations until after my birthday (12/10)... I actually don't give a shit about my birthday, it's just great leverage to postpone holiday crap.

mountmccabe
12-03-2010, 04:48 PM
there is a rule wherever I live... no christmas decorations until after my birthday (12/10)... I actually don't give a shit about my birthday, it's just great leverage to postpone holiday crap.

I try to enforce this rule, too. And for the very much the same reason. I can't handle Christmas stuff hitting as early as it does. A couple weeks of it is plenty for me.

wmgaretjax
12-03-2010, 04:52 PM
if we had it my way it would be the weekend before... as it is i'm plenty happy with the weekend after my birthday.

Hannahrain
12-03-2010, 06:27 PM
Those of us who make gifts have to start Christmasing earlier than the tenth unless we want a merry embolism for Christmas.

wmgaretjax
12-03-2010, 06:33 PM
make your gifts while listening to normal music and in the ordinary decor of your own home and we won't have a problem cowboy.

Hannahrain
12-03-2010, 06:35 PM
There's nothing worse than a problem cowboy.

J~$$$$
12-03-2010, 06:48 PM
I have spent the last 6 months trying to rid my attic of problem cowboys. Sons a bictches are in the walls I just know it.

wmgaretjax
12-03-2010, 07:08 PM
you guys suck.

MissingPerson
12-03-2010, 07:58 PM
Around about now every year, when the tacky neon commerciality of the season is at it's most depressing and frenzied heights, I think it's important to take a moment to remind ourselves what's most important about this time of year, which is that I no longer work in a toy shop.

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah.

TomAz
12-07-2010, 09:52 AM
bXy1iiQgOAM

I.F.A.
12-07-2010, 09:55 AM
So cute! Love it. I'm seriously considering getting a tree this year.

But so far, the only Christmas related thing I have done is give myself a permanent blister due to my Christmas card creation factory.

Thanks! I started making my cards on Sunday. No blisters, but I do have a hot-glue gun burn.

I'm super in the spirit this year. I think I must be trying to make up for the last couple of years of not doing anything at all.

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
12-07-2010, 10:01 AM
I heard this pretty amazing piece of work on the radio this morning. New Christmas album from Fred Schneider's new band.
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chairmenmeow47
12-07-2010, 01:41 PM
so my boyfriend asked me to come over on my lunch break to hang out for a bit. before i left, he insisted upon giving me one of my christmas presents. what's funny is that it is the exact same thing i'm getting him! well, his won't be so girly, but he already has a camelbak, but it is a "summer" one and doesn't hold a snowboard. he wants one that holds a board, so i'm getting him one of those. the one he got me holds a board too. and it has a little zipper pouch in the arm to hold the spout thingy. i love it!!!!!!!

http://www.ivy.aholic.us/gallery/d/876474-2/camelbak.jpg

oh, and here's me decorating :) i'll have to post the decorated apt. pics whenever i find time to take them.

http://www.ivy.aholic.us/gallery/d/876470-2/xmas+decorating+2010_001.JPG

M Sparks
12-07-2010, 04:10 PM
My ex always did the decorating, plus she had all these Christmas specials and movies she would play every weekend...by the 10th or 15th, I would get the spirit by osmosis.

This year, my Clausometer is shockingly low. My roommates put up a Christmas tree and lit it, but I haven't bothered to get out the little box of my ornaments that I barely remembered to rescue out of my ex's ridiculous collection.

However, this morning, I went to a retirement home and helped hand out Christmas cookies and such with my business referral group. A couple of guys brought their kids and they sang and gave homemade cards to the residents. It was simultaneously heartwarming and depressing. I'm planning on leaving this planet by age 80.

EDIT- If it gets too bad, I'm going to have to pull this out...
http://www.dashusland.com/images/2007/12/15/peeweexmas_2.jpg

rskapcat
12-07-2010, 05:21 PM
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_b5UkPTjWFkE/TB394dEtZzI/AAAAAAAACck/JO-D2OXllFk/s1600/santaclausthemovie2.jpg

Hannahrain
12-07-2010, 06:15 PM
I was going to put this in the DIY thread, but I think this might be a wider audience. Some of the things are really hokey, but a few of them are pretty neat. I like the string wreath a lot.

http://www.readymade.com/guide/make_and_be_merry

fatbastard
12-07-2010, 06:19 PM
This really should be in the confessions thread, but I'm going to pay 30 bucks and walk 3 blocks from the house tomorrow to go see Love Actually at Arclight. The damm DVD is right next to my nightstand.

rskapcat
12-07-2010, 06:23 PM
I confess that I would love to join you, if geography weren't an issue. And my copy is roughly 10 feet away from me.

M Sparks
12-07-2010, 07:04 PM
I confess that I love Love Actually. I used to not be ashamed of that, but HandBanana posted an article the other day that deconstructs it completely. It really is a ridiculous piece of crap. However, it still makes me want to spend Christmas in London.

M Sparks
12-07-2010, 07:05 PM
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_b5UkPTjWFkE/TB394dEtZzI/AAAAAAAACck/JO-D2OXllFk/s1600/santaclausthemovie2.jpg

Am I John Lithgow in this scenario?

Bud Luster
12-07-2010, 07:06 PM
I've never seen Love Actually, but I have spent Christmas in London. It really is like being transported into a movie.

rskapcat
12-08-2010, 06:31 AM
I'd say you're more like Joe the homeless kid, Marc.

M Sparks
12-08-2010, 07:37 AM
I'd say you're more like Joe the homeless kid, Marc.

You're making the assumption that I've viewed a movie where Dudley Moore dressed like an elf.

rskapcat
12-08-2010, 07:43 AM
Dudley Moore WAS an elf. :p It's a ridiculous pile of 80s crap. Of course I've seen it 20 times.

HandBanana
12-08-2010, 08:59 AM
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M Sparks
12-08-2010, 09:09 AM
Dudley Moore WAS an elf. :p

Dudley Moore's character was an elf. Dudley Moore dressed like an elf.

I.F.A.
12-08-2010, 09:10 AM
OMG. That is hilarious.


(I also really hate the Christmas Shoe song. Also, the Hippopotamus song. And, I heard a song this morning called "Santa's Christmas Donkey".... Contemporary Christmas music in general just sucks. Even though I'm not at all religiously inclined, I'll take the old Christmas hymns over that crap any day.)

rskapcat
12-08-2010, 09:30 AM
I hate all Christmas songs that are either sung by children or end with a children's chorus backing the singer. Gloria Estefan's "Christmas Through Your Eyes" (or something like that) comes to mind.

faxman75
12-08-2010, 09:43 AM
Reading this thread makes me want to drink. I'm going to get ridiculously drunk as many times as possible before christmas or i'm a poser and i'm just going to get drunk 2 or 3 times.

For some reason this year i'm wanting to participate in Christmas, at least enough so that when Connor wakes up he sees a tree and a few presents. Normally we get up XMas morning and race over to his Grandmas and spend the day there. A few days ago I found a very small 3 FT tree on Ebay for $7 + $7 shipping and it's on it's way! I got the kid a scooter and a couple of books. His mom turned him into a jew a few years back so he's loving December these days with Hannuka and X-Mas presents.

M Sparks
12-08-2010, 09:46 AM
Contemporary Christmas music in general just sucks.

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I.F.A.
12-08-2010, 10:12 AM
^ I've never heard that before. There are, of course, always exceptions.


But for the most part, I tend not to like any Christmas songs written after, like, the 60s. I do like some of the old standards from that era (White Christmas, Winter Wonderland, Do you Hear What I hear... etc.), but otherwise, I prefer carols and hymns written before the 20th century. I'm also really picky about contemporary versions of old Christmas songs. For instance, my favorite version of "Drummer Boy" is Bing Crosby and David Bowie's duet, and I'm also mostly in favor of any of Mannheim Steamroller's versions, but think that Mariah Carey (and any other pop princess of her ilk) should be permanently barred from Christmas.


Also, while we're on the topic of Christmas music; Bob Dylan's Christmas Album (http://www.amazon.com/Christmas-Heart-Bob-Dylan/dp/B002MW50KO). It's so incredibly awesome.

M Sparks
12-08-2010, 10:27 AM
This is the greatest contemporary Christmas video. Not the greatest song, just the greatest video.

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I do love the UK tradition of a "#1 Christmas single" which leads to insane things like this.

chairmenmeow47
12-08-2010, 10:34 AM
i fully confess to loving "all i want for christmas is you" by mariah carey, though she blows otherwise.

also, i'm kind of in agreeance about the contemporary christmas music. let it snow isn't technically a christmas song, but boy does that song make me happy whenever i hear a good version of it. i do however like a lot of christmas songs about the blues, such as the GOOD versions of please come home for christmas.

I.F.A.
12-08-2010, 10:36 AM
Of the 4 minutes and 55 seconds of that video, approximately 4 minutes and 50 of those seconds are superfluous.

However, I do love the style.

I.F.A.
12-08-2010, 10:39 AM
i fully confess to loving "all i want for christmas is you" by mariah carey, though she blows otherwise.

also, i'm kind of in agreeance about the contemporary christmas music. let it snow isn't technically a christmas song, but boy does that song make me happy whenever i hear a good version of it. i do however like a lot of christmas songs about the blues, such as the GOOD versions of please come home for christmas.

Let it Snow and Please Come Home For Christmas are both on my good list. I checked it twice.

rage patton
12-08-2010, 10:47 AM
That Patton Oswalt bit was great.

Oh, and I hate all Christmas music. Sorry, but if that makes me the Grinch, so be it. I worked at a Grocery store for 2 Christmas', then at the mall for the following 2 Christmas'. The next job I chose, was specifically based on me not having to endure Christmas music. Now I work in a Kitchen and I can listen to whatever I want. One of the servers wanted me to put on Christmas music the other day and I said I have a strict no Christmas music policy. She called me "The Grinch" so I put on Mr. Bungle.

Bud Luster
12-08-2010, 10:52 AM
I agree with RP, but the only thing worse than Christmas music is Christmas music in advertising where they have replaced the original lyrics with even more moronic lyrics they think will help sell their product.

M Sparks
12-08-2010, 10:57 AM
i fully confess to loving "all i want for christmas is you" by mariah carey, though she blows otherwise.

Agreed.

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
12-08-2010, 10:58 AM
Marc, that video is pretty stupendous.

rage patton
12-08-2010, 11:00 AM
This is the greatest contemporary Christmas video. Not the greatest song, just the greatest video.

ZoxQ4Ul_DME

I do love the UK tradition of a "#1 Christmas single" which leads to insane things like this.

Woh. Why is the drummer from Monotonix in this band?

chairmenmeow47
12-08-2010, 11:06 AM
i'm going to listen to "christmas rapping" in honour of RP and BL :) bah humbug, and that's ok!

M Sparks
12-08-2010, 11:11 AM
"Bah humbug...well that's too strong, cause it is my favorite holiday."

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HowToDisappear
12-08-2010, 02:50 PM
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This is fabulous.

Hannahrain
12-08-2010, 03:06 PM
From Low - Christmas.

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It's probably not for everybody, but it's a departure from the other things posted here.

HandBanana
12-13-2010, 02:35 PM
This is so rad....

http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/6f62088f27/peace-on-earth-little-drummer-boy-with-will-ferrell-john-c-reilly

http://i.imgur.com/kgKuQ.png

MissingPerson
12-13-2010, 02:58 PM
Good grief I can't believe anybody's lived to adulthood without hearing Fairytale of New York. It's the only good Christmas song!

With the possible exception of the following, but it's possibly too sad to break out at an ostensibly happy time.

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M Sparks
12-13-2010, 09:45 PM
Good grief I can't believe anybody's lived to adulthood without hearing Fairytale of New York.

I did...I was probably 19 when I heard it. But it came out when I was 16.

Side note...I was looking up the release date and found out Kirsty MacColl is dead. For, like, 10 years now. I just thought she had retired. This makes me very sad, so I must post these off topic vids.

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It's a shame that all her fame (in the US at least) came from either singing backup or songs that others made more famous before or after her. I feel like I should dig into her catalog.

frazzles
12-14-2010, 01:22 AM
Merry fucking Christmas:
http://i53.tinypic.com/dwro6o.jpg

Now stop ordering/sending shit.

amyzzz
12-15-2010, 09:37 AM
We have our annual holiday potluck in the conference room, and everyone around me is already fretting about whether there will be enough food when it's their lunchtime. We have staggered shifts and lunch hours, so this is a legitimate concern. I predict a couple fights or grievances with the union by day's end.

rskapcat
12-15-2010, 09:44 AM
AMC is using this Sufjan song in promos. It makes me happy.

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stuporfly
12-15-2010, 10:20 AM
I've got my annual yuletide mix up on SoundCloud right now.

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs611.ash2/156337_477592393809_558948809_5632012_2255548_n.jp g

I've been making these since 2001 just to give out to friends. I got lazy and cheap this year and discontinued the CD altogether in favor of an all-download version.

If anyone's interested, let me know and I'll send you a link. If we're friends on Facebook, you can take a run through my recent notes and see the tracklisting from each previous installment.

TomAz
12-15-2010, 11:00 AM
somebody explain these lyrics to me. Because I find them sort of amusing. Probably not what they meant when they wrote this back in the 30s or whatever. or.. was it?

He'll say: Are you married?
We'll say: No man,
But you can do the job
When you're in town.

miscorrections
12-15-2010, 11:01 AM
Please nobody ruin that with alternate explanations.

Courtney
12-15-2010, 11:57 AM
HA.

We have our office holiday lunch and white elephant gift exchange today. I am contributing a Twilight DVD, wrapped in a Tiffany & Co box.

Astrid
12-16-2010, 02:34 AM
This really should be in the confessions thread, but I'm going to pay 30 bucks and walk 3 blocks from the house tomorrow to go see Love Actually at Arclight. The damm DVD is right next to my nightstand.

im so sad im working during the gremlins at the sherman oaks arclight :(

HunterGather
12-16-2010, 06:08 AM
I unusually have xmas eve and day off.
well its not unusual for the xmas day off, as store is closed, but cant believe i lucked out with eve off.
And I got new years day off too...
I need to put up my damn tree already! It should have been up thanksgiving weekend

gaypalmsprings
12-16-2010, 07:00 AM
http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/9087/merrychristmas3ce1.jpg

weeklymix
12-16-2010, 07:22 AM
http://mimg.ugo.com/200805/30177/cuts/raiders-of-the-lost-ark_288x288.jpg

chairmenmeow47
12-16-2010, 03:13 PM
my boyfriend already gave me one fantastic gift. now he has another already arrived and just waiting for me to open. his gift still hasn't arrived and probably won't arrive before he goes home for the holidays :( i think after work i'm going to get him a secondary gift of a portable camping shower. i can't let this man show me up!!! i got some small gifts for friends & family yesterday, but i still feel so behind. but i do now have "happy owliday" owl decorated wrapping paper, so at least there's that.

M Sparks
12-16-2010, 04:31 PM
My parents sent me enough money to pay for Coachella. Christmas spirit is starting to appear. I need to figure out something to do to get myself through Christmas Eve, though. I should find a shelter or something to volunteer at.

Hannahrain
12-16-2010, 04:54 PM
That's awesome, Marc.

Volunteering is a good idea. I'm volunteering in a charity giftwrap booth the two days before Christmas again this year, and it's surprisingly rewarding and fun. I'm looking forward to it. It's much more festive than anything I could be doing at home.

Courtney
12-16-2010, 04:55 PM
You should all just fly to Hawaii and come visit me for the holidays. Problem solved.

BROKENDOLL
12-16-2010, 07:59 PM
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e207/gablecostello/surf3_gallery__470x333.jpg


And, I'm trying to get in the Xmas spirit, really I am...
http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w18/1BROKENDOLL/MY%20CREATIVE%20MIND/beviesanta3.jpg

faxman75
12-16-2010, 08:37 PM
A smaller tree but a decorated tree none the less. Connor is just glad I have something to put a few presents under of course.

Total decorating time = 7 minutes.

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M Sparks
12-16-2010, 09:10 PM
That's awesome, Marc.

Volunteering is a good idea. I'm volunteering in a charity giftwrap booth the two days before Christmas again this year, and it's surprisingly rewarding and fun. I'm looking forward to it. It's much more festive than anything I could be doing at home.

That would be hilarious, because I can't wrap a gift nicely to save my life. "Shut up and take it, it's for charity". Luckily, I don't have any to wrap this year.

M Sparks
12-16-2010, 09:11 PM
You should all just fly to Hawaii and come visit me for the holidays. Problem solved.

Sigh.

J~$$$$
12-16-2010, 09:53 PM
http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w18/1BROKENDOLL/MY%20CREATIVE%20MIND/beviesanta3.jpg

SFW mswhore paint.

BROKENDOLL
12-16-2010, 10:24 PM
SFW mswhore paint.
http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w18/1BROKENDOLL/MY%20CREATIVE%20MIND/xmashat-1.jpg
It's the thought that counts, asshole.

J~$$$$
12-18-2010, 08:03 AM
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Mr. Fuzz
12-18-2010, 08:09 AM
I would.

Hannahrain
12-20-2010, 05:54 PM
Sitting at Union Station waiting for the #11 Coast Starlight. The electric model set is all decked out in seasonal trimmings, the walls are marble, the lights are dim, and the coffee is warm. Merry Christmas or whatever.

M Sparks
12-20-2010, 06:06 PM
Sitting at Union Station waiting for the #11 Coast Starlight. The electric model set is all decked out in seasonal trimmings, the walls are marble, the lights are dim, and the coffee is warm. Merry Christmas or whatever.

I took that train once. I hope you get wherever you are going by Christmas.

I'm watching Miracle On 34th Street. If this doesn't do the trick, I'm going to just bury myself in as many distractions as possible and write this Christmas off.

J~$$$$
12-20-2010, 06:15 PM
You can come to my house. We all drink way to much and attack each other passive aggressively through shitty gifts and snide comments.

meowlouder
12-20-2010, 07:46 PM
Ho ho ho!

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Nikita
12-20-2010, 08:07 PM
I hope Santa brings me Girl Talk tickets at the Fox in March!!!! Please Santa....I know you hear me.

TallGuyCM
12-20-2010, 08:14 PM
Ho ho ho!

http://i51.tinypic.com/oa4tna.png
http://i54.tinypic.com/33krvid.png
http://i55.tinypic.com/t5jcrb.png

I'm surprised Salah's not more of a Hanson fan.

Theijuiel
12-20-2010, 09:00 PM
I hate all Christmas songs that are either sung by children or end with a children's chorus backing the singer. Gloria Estefan's "Christmas Through Your Eyes" (or something like that) comes to mind.


You should check out jazz Christmas songs, no children in the background at all.

Theijuiel
12-20-2010, 09:14 PM
We don't get our Christmas tree until Christmas Eve *Can't beat 5$ bucks a tree.* As far as gifts go, got my father a professional kitchen floor mat since he loves to cook and a golden poo keychain for shits and giggles, Japanese interactive plant for my Aunt and a special pot holder for my Uncle *he'll have no idea what it is really for, it will take him some time to figure it out.* I found a great store nearby that had great cards with Faeries on the cover to use as Christmas cards and those will be sent out to my family members that are out-of-state.

My Aunt is planning a Christmas Eve and Christmas Day feeding frenzy which should be delicious. Laptops will be utilized to communicate *via Skype* with my other family members in Florida, all of us will be drunk so it should prove to be quite hilarious as we try to chat through the web cams.

What is everyone's favorite alcoholic holiday drink? I want some ideas other than spiked eggnog or wine.

amyzzz
12-21-2010, 04:42 PM
It's awesome how shopping can put you in the Christmas spirit.

stinkbutt
12-21-2010, 04:46 PM
Got a bunch of good beer and wrapping presents while listening to Kraftwerk

sbessiso
12-21-2010, 04:52 PM
First year away from home and I have decided to not celebrate Xmas. I have no spirit or cheer and am slowly (but surely!) becoming a Scrooge.

Aphxtwinin
12-22-2010, 02:57 AM
got myself these bad ass silkscreen prints by Olly Moss, LE to 400
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_xeOzo0Axgj0/TQxXaS77f-I/AAAAAAAAB60/ZhU_E5QGLH4/s1000/img-om_star_wars.jpg

J~$$$$
12-22-2010, 08:29 AM
Bastard.


Im getting these to use on relatives that are coming in for the holidays especially my paranormal mother in law.

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miscorrections
12-22-2010, 09:48 AM
I wanted to get those and plant them around my neighbor's apartment a few years ago.

Last night I wrapped my presents in Trader Joe's paper bags and made some cards for the parents (a cardinal and a badger, respectively). It is not feeling very much like Christmas over at my end, my gift presentation is appalling.

meowlouder
12-22-2010, 09:55 AM
I wanted to get those and plant them around my neighbor's apartment a few years ago.

Last night I wrapped my presents in Trader Joe's paper bags and made some cards for the parents (a cardinal and a badger, respectively). It is not feeling very much like Christmas over at my end, my gift presentation is appalling.

What I do is wrap presents in brown paper bags/white paper/newsprint/whatever is in arms reach and draw ribbons on them with marker to make it seem like that was the look I was going for when in reality, I'm just too lazy to dig up the wrapping paper.

miscorrections
12-22-2010, 09:55 AM
Good call on the drawing ribbons, I was going to go buy some but yeah drawing is way better.

miscorrections
12-22-2010, 09:56 AM
If I had more time I'd draw different prints on the wrappings but totally not going to happen.

J~$$$$
12-22-2010, 09:58 AM
Cut out print. spray paint.

stencil.

amyzzz
12-22-2010, 09:58 AM
I wanted to get those and plant them around my neighbor's apartment a few years ago.
Justin, you're so 2007.

meowlouder
12-22-2010, 10:01 AM
Do you own any of those round reminder stickers sold at office supply stores? You could stick them all over the present to make them look like polka dots

miscorrections
12-22-2010, 10:01 AM
Cut out print. spray paint.

stencil.

Would require me to get spray paint. Fuck that, I got markers. HI FAMBLY, YOU GET SHITTY WRAPPING THIS YEAR. But awesome rapping, so there's that.

meowlouder
12-22-2010, 10:02 AM
haaaaaahahahahaha wait nvm scratch that. I'm trying to imagine it and maybe that one might be pushing it a little

amyzzz
12-22-2010, 11:05 AM
That damn Charlie Brown "Chrismas Time Is Here" song guts me every time I hear it. I grew up with those seasonal Charlie Brown specials.

Courtney
12-22-2010, 01:33 PM
I have been way into Christmas this year. Last night I whipped up 20 pumpkin chocolate chip quick bread loves, wrapped them in cello and ribbon, and then sold them to this lady I know who is passing them off as homemade gifts for her coworkers.

While I was in the kitchen, I also did some cookies for MY coworkers, and constructed some custom gift boxes out of old green file folders so that the cookies fit perfectly in one stack inside. I was channeling Martha.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5081/5284032904_3c5b20192f_m.jpg

I'm also totally finished on gift shopping for family and friends, which feels good. I'm looking forward to doing some wrapping tonight, cleaning up the piles of fabric and sewing notions currently occupying ever surface of my house, and then putting my feet up and reading a trashy, trashy magazine. Ah Christmas.

amyzzz
12-22-2010, 01:36 PM
You're just a MACHINE. A wonderful Christmas machine. That must feel good.

Courtney
12-22-2010, 01:50 PM
Yes it does! I feel like I should continue on in my momentum and start writing thank you notes or something.

chairmenmeow47
12-22-2010, 01:51 PM
i too will be cleaning up felt, glue, decorating and wrapping supplies tonight. so necessary.

stuporfly
12-22-2010, 05:20 PM
I was in a Barnes & Noble this afternoon looking for a few last minute gifts, and I saw Amy Sedaris signing stock copies of her new book. I asked her to sign one to my girlfriend, and she wrote...

"Eve,

Your boyfriend gave me herpes.

Good times.

Amy Sedaris"

Very cool lady.