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Know Your Elves - #5 Baby and crumble

  • 21-11-2016 11:33am
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    Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 21,336 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Loughc


    Week 5, and the temperature has taken a massive drop, frost and snow are in the air. Black Friday sales are already under way and the smell of Christmas is just around the corner.

    This week we are joined by one of our long time posters the wonderful Baby and crumble.

    Let's get to it! Quality Street or Roses? First Christmas Song you listen to each year?


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  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 26,589 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Posy


    Tree!!

    Do you prefer real or artificial?
    Clear bulbs or coloured?
    Tinsel- love or hate?
    Do you have a favourite decoration?


  • Registered Users Posts: 89 ✭✭ Hufflepuff


    Whats your favourite christmas film ?


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


    What's your most unusual item of Christmas clothing?


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,491 ✭✭✭ Jude13


    Christmas breakkie:

    Fry up or selection box?

    If you partake in booze what time do you estimate your first tipple?


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,512 ✭✭✭ baby and crumble


    Guys I haven't been online since last week I totally forgot it was my turn! Ok, I'll get through as much as I can on my bus into work.

    YAY! \o/


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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,512 ✭✭✭ baby and crumble


    Loughc wrote: »
    Quality Street or Roses?

    Roses. Without a doubt. BUT overall I probably prefer Celebrations. *gasp!*
    Loughc wrote: »
    First Christmas Song you listen to each year?

    Well see, that's difficult because I do tend to listen to Christmas music all year round but it's probably Santa Baby. That's a fairly heavy song in my general rotation. I love it!


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,512 ✭✭✭ baby and crumble


    Posy wrote: »
    Tree!!

    Do you prefer real or artificial?

    I always WANT to prefer real, but I don't. I just think they always look a bit wonky. Plus we always had an artificial tree when I was growing up in the 80's. One year we did get a real tree and my mother complained so much about having to hoover the needles out of the carpet that I just took against them by osmosis or something!!! I do like the smell though.
    Posy wrote: »
    Clear bulbs or coloured?

    Actually both. On our tree we have a string of each. You have to have colourdy lights at Christmas!!!
    Posy wrote: »
    Tinsel- love or hate?

    LOVE LOVE LOVE tinsel. Love it.
    Posy wrote: »
    Do you have a favourite decoration?

    Yes. I have a few but the first that has come to mind is the glass tree topper that myself and my now fiancee bought in Germany at one of the markets over there. It was ridiculously expensive and we had to mind it like a baby in the luggage on the way home but it's beautiful.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,512 ✭✭✭ baby and crumble


    Hufflepuff wrote: »
    Whats your favourite christmas film ?

    I have so many! For nostalgia sake, and because I have to watch it at least once a year it's probably The Muppets Christmas Carol.

    "Wherever you find love, it feels like Chriiiiiistmas!"

    :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,512 ✭✭✭ baby and crumble


    What's your most unusual item of Christmas clothing?

    Erm, I don't actually have much Christmas clothing! I mean I have a few t shirts and a jumper, but that's hardly unusual.

    I do have a red tartan bow tie that I made a few years ago that I tend to wear a good bit over the season. It's very festive and nobody else has one- since I made it myself!


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,512 ✭✭✭ baby and crumble


    Jude13 wrote: »
    Christmas breakkie:

    Fry up or selection box?

    Neither, actually. My fiancée makes the most AMAZING American pancakes. It's those, plus loads of bacon and piles of maple syrup.

    Noms.
    Jude13 wrote: »
    If you partake in booze what time do you estimate your first tipple?

    I'm not a big fan of daytime drinking as a rule. I also don't drink wine so my first Christmas Day drink will probably a whiskey in front of the fire as we open presents after dinner. :)


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  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 10,845 Mod ✭✭✭✭ miamee


    What have you asked Santa for this year? And have you been good enough to get it? :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,130 ✭✭✭ RentDayBlues


    You open presents after dinner? How do you wait?


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 21,336 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Loughc


    What's your first sign that Christmas is near?

    The one food item that makes Christmas for you?


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


    Themed Christmas decorations or a free for all?


  • Registered Users Posts: 181 ✭✭ Kajemo


    ok do you prefer giving or receiving presents?

    have you all your Christmas shopping done?

    brussell sprouts, yay or nay???


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


    What's your favourite type of stuffing?


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,512 ✭✭✭ baby and crumble


    miamee wrote: »
    What have you asked Santa for this year? And have you been good enough to get it? :D

    I'd LOVE one of the mini Nintendos NES systems that came out recently.

    And no. Probably not. :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,512 ✭✭✭ baby and crumble


    You open presents after dinner? How do you wait?

    That's how my family always did it. Santa presents before church, then family presents after dinner. To be fair we always ate Christmas dinner at 2 so it's not too bad. I like the anticipation. :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,512 ✭✭✭ baby and crumble


    kitten_k wrote: »
    Themed Christmas decorations or a free for all?

    Definitely a free for all! Most of the things I like for roughly into a style but I never set out that way.

    I hate colour themed Christmas trees.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,512 ✭✭✭ baby and crumble


    Kajemo wrote: »
    ok do you prefer giving or receiving presents?

    Giving. I'm happily at the stage of my life where when I really think about it, I don't want for anything. I like getting presents but it's not vital. I do love giving presents though, especially if I've spent time researching and getting the RIGHT present.
    Kajemo wrote: »
    have you all your Christmas shopping done?

    None. I plan to get a few gifts in the US next week. I make a lot of gifts but they're mostly food.
    Kajemo wrote: »
    brussell sprouts, yay or nay???

    Yay.

    So much yay.

    Especially pan fried with bacon. Drool.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,512 ✭✭✭ baby and crumble


    What's your favourite type of stuffing?

    I'm not a huge stuffing fan. My Mum used to make walnut and apricot and was amazing.

    I do want to try that potato stuffing that was mentioned last week I think. Sounds amazing.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,512 ✭✭✭ baby and crumble


    Loughc wrote: »
    What's your first sign that Christmas is near?

    Booking my holidays from work.

    And when we get the first proper cold snap after summer. Love it.
    Loughc wrote: »
    The one food item that makes Christmas for you?

    Turkey. It has to be turkey. One year in my brothers house we had beef instead and it was utterly bizarre. My sister in law is an AMAZING cook and the beef was really delicious, but no turkey on Christmas is just wrong.


  • Registered Users Posts: 31,647 ✭✭✭✭ Mars Bar


    Crib or no crib?


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,512 ✭✭✭ baby and crumble


    Mars Bar wrote: »
    Crib or no crib?

    We have a beautiful nativity scene which is like a Russian dolls stacking system all cut from one slice of a tree. It's beautiful. We always have that out.

    Christmas is not a religious holiday for me, as in many ways I don't count myself as Christian, but I was brought up that way so old habits die hard.


  • Registered Users Posts: 31,647 ✭✭✭✭ Mars Bar


    We have a beautiful nativity scene which is like a Russian dolls stacking system all cut from one slice of a tree. It's beautiful. We always have that out.

    Christmas is not a religious holiday for me, as in many ways I don't count myself as Christian, but I was brought up that way so old habits die hard.

    That sounds beautiful! We put up a crib but it's more out of habit too.

    Similar to me. Christmas is about having the four of us together.


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