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Know Your Elves - The Red Robin Round

  • 08-01-2015 9:12pm
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    Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 21,351 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Loughc


    So to everyone familiar with our Know Your Elves you know the format is one person per week being asked questions, (for anyone not familiar check out the official thread here http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=2057276709)


    The Red Robin Round is different, it is;

    1 Question per Day,
    Anyone can ask the question,
    Anyone and as many people can choose to answer it,
    The questions can be about anything, (although the more Christmas themed ones the better) but all topics are allowed,
    Once Midnight hits it's open season to ask a new question.

    This is just a bit of fun to help pass the days other than just the regular countdown thread.

    It starts tomorrow or at Midnight to be exact, so that gives us 350 potential questions between now and the big day :)

    As always any comment, queries and feedback are greatly appreciated.


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  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 21,351 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Loughc


    I'll kick things off with the first question,

    During Christmas 2014 what was the best present you got and the best present you gave?


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,916 ✭✭✭ kitten_k


    Best present I got - A weekend to Kilkenny

    Best present I gave - An ipad


  • Registered Users Posts: 25,012 ✭✭✭✭ Toto Wolfcastle


    Best present I got: A poster with some of the places we've been together from my husband. I'd mentioned awhile back that I wanted to start buying things that we could put on the wall and he bought the poster for me as a starting point.

    Best present I gave: Beer! I spent the last few months asking my husband about the different beers he was drinking and secretly taking notes so that I could buy him some new ones in the styles that he likes the most. I was very proud of myself. :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 149 ✭✭ emmagination


    Best present I got: a photo frame with nine small photos, each of my boyfriend and I. I really a appreciated the thought he'd put into it.

    Best present I gave: kind of in the same vein as the best I receieved. I got my mam a calendar with pictures of her dogs - she seemed chuffed with it!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,358 ✭✭✭ Into The Blue


    Got: card made by my kids
    Gave: cash myself and my wife would spend on each other, we give to Temple St.


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  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 430 ✭✭ scream


    After midnight so here's a new question for you,

    1. What's the Christmas movie that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
    2. And the one that you really can't stand(optional!)

    ...


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,358 ✭✭✭ Into The Blue


    scream wrote: »
    After midnight so here's a new question for you,

    1. What's the Christmas movie that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
    2. And the one that you really can't stand(optional!)

    ...
    Speech at the end of Scrooged gets me everytime, especially the fact that it was mostly ad-libed..



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,328 ✭✭✭ washiskin


    Best present received: Some lovely books from my O/H & Mam - A book of Ladybird book covers, the Irish Mammies Christmas book & a David Liebovitz cook book.

    Best given: A pair of Converse for my Nephew and a Lathe I gave my o/h - though I've been a wood widow since mind :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,328 ✭✭✭ washiskin


    scream wrote: »
    After midnight so here's a new question for you,

    1. What's the Christmas movie that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
    2. And the one that you really can't stand(optional!)

    ...

    1. The Muppett Christmas Carol or A Christmas Story

    2. Love Actually. The more I watch it the more parts of it really grinds my gears.


  • Registered Users Posts: 25,012 ✭✭✭✭ Toto Wolfcastle


    scream wrote: »
    After midnight so here's a new question for you,

    1. What's the Christmas movie that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
    2. And the one that you really can't stand(optional!)

    ...

    1. Elf. Definitely Elf. It's such a lovely film.
    2. Gremlins. I've only seen it once and I really don't think it's a good film.


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  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 21,351 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Loughc


    Mine is also a muppet Christmas carol. Love everything about it. The songs, the muppets and the fact it reminds me of my childhood.


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 26,595 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Posy


    I've never seen a Muppet Christmas carol. :o


    My favourite(s): Elf and Fred Claus.

    Least favourite: It's a Wonderful Life. I just find it boring and contrived.


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 21,351 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Loughc


    What is the one Christmas tradition you could never go without?


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,175 ✭✭✭ angeldelight


    Loughc wrote: »
    What is the one Christmas tradition you could never go without?

    New Christmas jammies


  • Registered Users Posts: 25,012 ✭✭✭✭ Toto Wolfcastle


    New Christmas jammies

    That's a great one! I was trying to think of one but you've definitely posted mine! Best tradition ever. And the great thing about Christmas jammies is that you can put them on in June and remember Christmas.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,358 ✭✭✭ Into The Blue


    Cafferys Snowballs.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 430 ✭✭ scream


    Loughc wrote: »
    What is the one Christmas tradition you could never go without?

    Christmas music and several stiff drinks while decorating the tree. This really marks the start of Christmas for me.


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 21,351 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Loughc


    Cafferys Snowballs.

    I am obsessed with Snowballs.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,358 ✭✭✭ Into The Blue


    Loughc wrote: »
    I am obsessed with Snowballs.

    And not just any aul snowball..
    Could wipe out half a box of Cafferys with one cup of tea without even breaking a sweat.


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 21,351 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Loughc


    And not just any aul snowball..
    Could wipe out half a box of Cafferys with one cup of tea without even breaking a sweat.

    Same! I had to learn to ration them so they'd last longer.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,328 ✭✭✭ washiskin


    Maris Piper spuds, bread sauce. Midnight Mass & a trip to Bray.


  • Registered Users Posts: 149 ✭✭ emmagination


    Christmas dinner made by my Dad!


  • Registered Users Posts: 25,012 ✭✭✭✭ Toto Wolfcastle


    What one Christmas activity would you recommend?


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 21,351 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Loughc


    I think the best Christmas activity I can think of today is take time to have a dvd/tv marathon with a selection box to munch on and enjoy time to yourself.

    Christmas tends to be hectic with the build up and prep it's hard to remember to take time for yourself.

    This answer may have been influenced by the weather this morning haha.


  • Registered Users Posts: 550 ✭✭✭ CarrieAnne


    What one Christmas activity would you recommend?

    Taking the time to enjoy "the madness"!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 149 ✭✭ emmagination


    I went to see Elf in the Lighthouse Cinema in Dublin this Christmas. They usually have screenings of various Christmas classics on the run up to Christmas. This was my first year going and I would definitely do it again!


  • Hosted Moderators Posts: 11,365 ✭✭✭✭ Scarinae


    What one Christmas activity would you recommend?

    Make decorating the house for Christmas fun! I've noticed that loads of people seem to see it as a bit of a chore... We blare Christmas music and open a tin of Roses when we're decorating


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,328 ✭✭✭ washiskin


    Going to see the Moving Crib in Parnell Square and a Christmas film in The Lighthouse cinema.


  • Registered Users Posts: 25,012 ✭✭✭✭ Toto Wolfcastle


    Answering my own question here but mine would be driving around to look at the lights on other people's houses. Especially good if you do a bit of research first and find out where the really good lights are.


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  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 21,351 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Loughc


    What non Christmas themed movie do you love watching at Christmas time?

    For example I love watching the back to the future movies and the Indiana Jones movies at Christmas time.


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