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Julia Report 8 Nov 2012 11:10

just how much us womenfolks put into Christmas, or do they just draw their chairs up to the table, knife & folk in hand.
I was stirring my Mincemeat together, when I had this thought. Do they make a decision on what foodstuffs you are all going to eat your way through during the festive period. Do they do any of the shopping towards it. Do they queue, as we do.
What about making decisions over the presents, and what, for who. Do they queue for the last toy in the store.

Polite answers only please. This is not a battle Royal by me, just a little light musing

Julia in Derbyshire


AnnCardiff Report 8 Nov 2012 11:16

I'm sure they have no idea of the full extent of the planning and work involved


Island Report 8 Nov 2012 11:18

Mine does :-D But then, we don't make a big deal of it.
He organises his family presents, shops, cooks. :-D I look after mine.
We don't do 'his and hers' :-)


Dawnieher3headaches Report 8 Nov 2012 11:32

just said to mine had better write cards he says why bother lol.

He does most of cooking I do the christmas day buffet tea.

I do all presents for family and send them etc I do all kids presents he has to be pushed into buying stuff for kids to give me and usually ends up with me buying something and he gives to them to give me.

We dont buy each other things would rather spend money on treats for kids.

Until the last few years we did use to go out altogether in woods and get stuff to make garland for door which he made and kids helped him with.

Julia was thinking the other day maybe i should make own mincemeat again as isnt as runny as shop bought ones so can fill pies up more

d x


TheBlackKnight Report 8 Nov 2012 11:43

We do it all together shopping, presents, cards, prep& cooking etc it's all a 50 50 share.

So the answer to your question from this household is YES :-D

I think it's a case of circumstance in each household


Phyll Report 8 Nov 2012 12:11

Same as TheBlackKniight
We do it all together


JoyBoroAngel Report 8 Nov 2012 12:24

the butlers answer to christmas is
to buy the tree a turkey and just give money as presents

he says says no point in giving gifts nobody really wants bah humbug

i myself put the rest of the effort in to it we have big family christmases :-D


Merlin Report 8 Nov 2012 12:54

I do the lot, ordering the food etc,collecting it, cooking and serving it all whilst imbibing in a little light refreshment,washing up well taken care of by dishwasher. :-D Ps, I quite enjoy doing it. :-D


Island Report 8 Nov 2012 12:57

Be careful Merlin - Julia might kidnap you into her slavery now ;-) :-0 :-0 :-D :-D


PiersFromKent Report 8 Nov 2012 12:58

Merlin, you are making me feel 'very' guilty lol :-D


Julia Report 8 Nov 2012 13:04

I am glad to read that some of you 'share' the task.
Really don't like giving money, but do rather than buying something that the person doesn't want or like.

Dawnie, I have made my own Mincemeat for years. To me it is part of Christmas, and the smell of the spices and Brandy are gorgeous. We have just unwrapped a Christmas Cake I made in January this year. It is fine, and I will start ' feeding ' it from now. l am making my Pate this weekend. Personally speaking, I love all the food prep. and cooking.

OH is just looking at some twiglets on a Sambuca Tree that need pruning. I shall be spraying them silver, as part of me decks for this year, and will adorn them with red things.

We don't buy each other personal presents, but buy together things. DVD's, CD's etc. Don't let him pick me books though. LOL.
This year it looks as if we are going to share a couple of budgies, and an air frier.

I just hope that everyone has their good health to enjoy it all.

Julia in Derbyshire


Merlin Report 8 Nov 2012 13:04

Hello Piers,hope all is well with you and your family. don,t feel guilty, there may well come a time when you have to do it all. :-D :-D :-D :-D,in the meantime a little light refreshment is calling, as for Julia kidnapping me. No chance, she still owes me some Shallots and a Bobble hat.. :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D


PiersFromKent Report 8 Nov 2012 13:09

We're fine thanks Merlin :-D. I'm hoping Julia will give me some cooking lessons at some point...for when that day arrives ;-) :-D

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 8 Nov 2012 13:12

Julia "This year it looks as if we are going to share a couple of budgies, and an air frier."

Sorry I just have to say it ... ;-) :-D ...

Can you not afford the turkey then ?

lol sorry just my warped sense of humour :-D


PricklyHolly Report 8 Nov 2012 13:14

I love the Aldi Christmas advert..........the Mum running around like a blue h'arse fly.

Say's it all really.



Julia Report 8 Nov 2012 14:44

Oh Rose, I ought to have put it better than that.LOL What I actually meant was that the last of our pair of Love Birds has died, and we are looking to replace them. Just missed a pair of Cinnamon Cockatiels this morning by a gnats whisker. So who knows what the OH may find.
Nice to see Piers, Merlin, and Prickles Babes on board, also
Merlin, you remind me of Graham Kerr, the Galloping Gourmet LOL Still my favourite telly chef.
And Piers, your first Christmas as a Daddy. Awe. Makes me want to weep, but in a nice way.

Julia in Derbyshire


Mersey Report 8 Nov 2012 14:47

Holds head in shame.............

I go round to parents I do peel the potatoes, well maybe 2 or 3 but Mum always says I do it wrong LOL ;-) Does that count ?? :-D


Julia Report 8 Nov 2012 15:12

I'll let it count for you Mersey, 'cause you deserve it. LOLOL But not for anyone else

Julia in Derbyshire


Mersey Report 8 Nov 2012 15:15

Awwwwwwwww thanks Julia hun, I promise this year I might help put the crosses in the brussel sprouts ;-) or I might even roll the stuffing balls.... ;-)


Julia Report 8 Nov 2012 15:23

Awe shucks, you are a good girl for yer Mam. Any Mam would be proud to call you her daughter.

Julia in Derbyshire