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RolloTheRed Report 8 Nov 2017 17:59

You should contact M&S, Next, Debenhams, Dyas, John Lewis, Millets, B&Q ... all have marketing strategies leaking money worse than the Jumblies' sieve . They could do with someone like you who knows all about it inc how to place a multi million pound budget.



**Ann** Report 8 Nov 2017 18:58

I always knew you were a little Elf MG :-D :-D :-D ;-) <3


MotownGal Report 8 Nov 2017 19:27

I prefer Fairy Godmother, Ann.

:-D :-D :-D


**Ann** Report 8 Nov 2017 19:34

:-D :-D :-D :-D :-D


JoyLouise Report 8 Nov 2017 20:08

Yeah, the coke ad - and where will the truck be first this winter?

Just seen the Matalan ad and it is quite humorous - the best so far this time. :-D


MotownGal Report 9 Nov 2017 09:38

Saw one with reindeer this morning................please make it stop!

:-( :-( :-(


RolloTheRed Report 9 Nov 2017 10:06

For myself I feel that Christmas decorations and promotions before Remembrance Sunday are the height of bad taste. After that ok. I do like the Christmas street lights but dislike the way that the "Christ" has been removed along with trad images in favour of anodyne patterns. Just what is so bad about the Christian message that it cannot be put up in lights?

"Peace on earth and goodwill to all men and women"


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 9 Nov 2017 10:24

Oh my goodness, Rollo. How terribly un- PC!
Councils put up Winter Festival lights so as not to upset those of other or no faith.
:-D :-D

Mind you, most of the integrated ‘other faiths’ couldn’t give a fig if they’re called Christmas Lights. ;-)


Dermot Report 9 Nov 2017 11:46

Easter comes early next year. :-0


MotownGal Report 9 Nov 2017 13:24

Highgate Village is very tasteful..................plain light bulbs strung across the High Street!!

:-0 :-0 :-0


AnninGlos Report 9 Nov 2017 15:43

I I was reading in a magazine, a piece by a lady who was born and brought up a Moslem in UK. She was talking about Christmas and she said although they don't celebrate Christmas they like to see all the decorated houses and lights etc. She actually buys gifts and cards for neighbours, friends etc. I got the impression she was not at all worried by the Christmas celebrations, she remarked that they were more high profile than other religions' celebrations but didn't seem upset by that fact. What she didn't remark on was how far from the Christian faith Christmas has come. As Rollo was saying more eloquently than me.

Does anyone else find magazines such as Good Housekeeping aggravating with their December issue (which incidentally I received in October) which portrays the ideal family Christmas? I wonder how many people dress in long flowing gowns for Christmas lunch? Or even how many have time to dress in party dresses while cooking the lunch? And the pictures of beaming families sitting round a beautiful fire with a beautifully decorated table laid in the background, gleaming silver lovely centre pieces etc etc.


Nyx Report 9 Nov 2017 15:58

:-) Ann , I was looking at the magazines including GH this morning in Asda as I had time to kill before the bus, I know what you mean. I don't know anyone who looks like that after they've wrestled with a turkey and a pan of hot sprouts ;-) but then i don't know 'posh' people :-)

I'd like the fire though, I do miss having a fire and fireplace!

I did notice if anyone wants a nativity advent calendar that M & S have them. ( not cheap at £5 mind you, but to be coloured in which is quite nice ).


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 9 Nov 2017 18:07

By the time the meal is on the table, I’m pie-eyed & couldn’t care less. It’s only in recent years that the children have admitted my one G+T was being topped up with neat Gin!

Although we can’t comment on Muslim views about Christmas, the Sikh families we know are quite happy to participate. One family with first generation British offspring said they put up a Christmas Tree so their children didn’t feel left out.
Our neighbours put up a tree and, if the parcels we take in are anything to go by, exchange gifts. We exchange cards with them Theirs to us says Happy Christmas & from us it’s Seasons Greetings. :-D


Dermot Report 9 Nov 2017 18:32

Try not to get too upset on Christmas Day just because the stuffed turkey gobbles at you from his roasting tin on the dinner table.


MotownGal Report 9 Nov 2017 21:21

I wear a tiara to cook the Christmas dinner doncha know.

Plus this is the only time I ever drink Sherry. By the time I have had a couple of those, I am not stressed about the food. Glorified Sunday roast!!

:-D :-D :-D :-D :-D


**Ann** Report 9 Nov 2017 21:48

Waitrose xmas advertisement is out on the 12th November, unplug the TV :-D :-D :-D


MotownGal Report 10 Nov 2017 09:25

Hmmmm. Just seen the JL advert. Not over enamoured. Was there not a children's book about a monster living under the bed?


RolloTheRed Report 10 Nov 2017 11:38

I have worked in the Middle East and have lots of friends of other faiths in the UK and France - Islam, Hindi, Jewish. Taking ordinary people only, not religous zealots, the general attitude towards Christmas is that it is a good excuse for a party and socialising with people of other faiths. Everybody pretty well has fun with the various religous festivals in Leicester regardless of their own faith, if any.

Shopkeepers too will jump on any opportunity. Jewish shopkeepers start flogging stuff for the Passover long before the even, Islamic ones the Eid. Other people's? Bring it on. I have seen this year "Christmas bagels".

I have no problem with all this as I don't think each ethnicity and reilgous group should wall itself off from the others. That sort of thing brought catastophe to the Lebanon and Syria.

I do take issue though with remaking the culture of the UK so as to do accomodate imagined problems with immigrant communities whether blind person's dogs in taxis, serving alcholol and sausages in the supermarket or taking the Christmas out of Christmas.

fwiw we have a dress code in our offices (smart casual) which allows women a basic head covering but that's it, no veils, habiyas etc and for the men usual western clothes and no outsize beards. Very limited piercings. No smoking breaks or prayer time either. Major religous holidays given provided person will work, say, Good Friday in lieu. It works fine but then we filter for affability at interview!. Maniacs are impossible to employ however skilful they may be.


MotownGal Report 10 Nov 2017 19:34

It seems I'm not the only one to be a bit iffy about the JL ad. It has had a mixed reception.

Bring back the penguins. Or the foxes on the trampoline.


MotownGal Report 12 Nov 2017 16:35

Just seen the Waitrose ad.

Filmed in black and white, about being snowed in.

Someone give them a box and candles and a shilling for the meter.