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What Christmas Trend you wish would go away?

  • 08-08-2018 7:52pm
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    Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 21,351 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Loughc


    What is a Christmas trend you're glad is gone? What's one you wish would go away?

    For me I wish the shops would stop opening on Stephens Day. Christmas should be spent with loved ones not in the shops.

    And as for shops opening on Christmas Day... no. It’s really not fair on the staff either they are put under so much pressure to work those days.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,737 Glitzgirl


    Acting like Christmas just up and died after Christmas day. Weeks of build up then it's Christmas day then over , and you blink and the summer stuff in practically on the shelves :(


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


    Good point. The Lack of Christmas music on tv and radio after Dec 25th is shocking too.


  • Registered Users Posts: 20,022 ✭✭✭✭ Mam of 4


    Loughc wrote: »
    What is a Christmas trend you're glad is gone? What's one you wish would go away?

    For me I wish the shops would stop opening on Stephens Day. Christmas should be spent with loved ones not in the shops.

    And as for shops opening on Christmas Day... no. It’s really not fair on the staff either they are put under so much pressure to work those days.

    But but , where would people buy all the batteries they forgot for the toys ??

    I agree with you , I don't understand the need for anywhere to be open Christmas Day , when you think of all the trolley loads of shopping people seem to buy in the days beforehand .
    It's Christmas Day , not a Famine .


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,648 ✭✭✭ honeybear


    I’ll probably be slated here, but I’m not mad on the more recent Christmas jumpers


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,176 ✭✭✭ .red.


    Michael Bublé!


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


    honeybear wrote: »
    I’ll probably be slated here, but I’m not mad on the more recent Christmas jumpers

    No slating here. It’s a fair point. I don’t hate them purely cause I see that as a trend that will die out quick enough.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,737 Glitzgirl


    I know I'm going against the grain here but I don't mind some shops been open on Christmas day. I know an older person who may want to pretend the day isn't anything bar a usual week day if they have no family around. Quiet sad to think about but I do know of cases where this happens:(

    Personally I woudlnt be budging on Christmas day!


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,616 ✭✭✭ Milly33


    I was just going to say the same. i wish the shop would close early on Christmas eve and stay closed for the day after Stephens Day.. Really horrible seeing people scrambling around and forgetting what Christmas is about


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,898 ✭✭✭✭ gmisk


    12 pubs of Christmas... Drunken idiots taking over pubs in stupid jumpers eugh.


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,267 ✭✭✭✭ freshpopcorn


    The shop one wouldn't really bother me to be honest. I even know of places and the staff have to be entered into a draw or take turns to work Stephen's day.
    I don't like how Christmas ends very fast for some people.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,737 Glitzgirl


    honeybear wrote: »
    I’ll probably be slated here, but I’m not mad on the more recent Christmas jumpers

    I quiet like them :D It's like keeping the tacky Christmas jumper competition going all year:D plus I love watching me glitz squirm when I try ahem... convince him .... to wear one... priceless:D


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,267 ✭✭✭✭ freshpopcorn


    I'd also like to see the quality of sweets/biscuits improving I wouldn't mind paying extra for it.
    The packaging should be more Christmasy as well.
    It being in a tub or tin wouldn't bother me.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,207 ✭✭✭ wally1990


    I love Christmas and everything that goes with it

    However if I could change one thing it would the 12 pub drink trend

    Whilst I love to have a drink myself a few nights out with friends at Christmas

    I’m not fond of others getting absolutely locked over a silly trend and the annoyance it can be for others and emergency services


  • Administrators, Business & Finance Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 16,772 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭ Toots


    honeybear wrote: »
    I’ll probably be slated here, but I’m not mad on the more recent Christmas jumpers

    Yeah, I much prefer the more traditional jumpers. I had a really hard time finding one for my son this year that didn't have some awful slogan or hashtags on it.

    Stores having the Christmas decorations in August (cough Newbridge cough)

    Elf on the shelf. It's creepy as all get out and I'm under serious pressure from the little dude to get one.


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,308 ✭✭✭✭ Spanish Eyes


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,737 ✭✭✭ Yer Da sells Avon


    F**king blue Christmas lights.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,489 ✭✭✭✭ Purple Mountain


    Toots wrote: »
    Elf on the shelf. It's creepy as all get out and I'm under serious pressure from the little dude to get one.

    You'll change your mind when you see the wonder and excitement on his fave every morning after the elf has moved!
    Also. .and people please don't judge..they are good bribing tools..the elf knows if you don't brush your teeth etc!

    To thine own self be true



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,692 ✭✭✭ Mountainsandh


    I really wish the high end "visit to Santa" business would stop.
    I'm pretty much finished with this myself, thankfully, but I think it places great pressure on people for an experience that is just overkill for most little ones.

    At work there is a bunch of Mums panicking about booking this or that Santa visit in a posh place or other, miles away from where they live, and for a hefty price, weeks away from the event.
    When you're the broke Mum who really can't afford the trip and that expense, it can feel like a lot of pressure.

    I don't like that it raises the children's expectations of the whole Christmas celebration too, it's hard to explain, but I just feel it's like it's turning Christmas into a big Disney experience, when really a nice local Santa with a token gift arriving on a tractor or pony and trap is just as magical to the little ones, imo.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,737 Glitzgirl


    I'd also like to see the quality if sweats/biscuits improving I wouldn't mind paying extra for it.
    The packaging should be more Christmasy as well.
    It being in a tub or tin wouldn't bother me.

    Amen!!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,267 ✭✭✭✭ freshpopcorn


    I also feel The Late Late Toy Show should be a bit more Christmassy. It looks more like a musical than a show associated with Christmas.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,737 Glitzgirl


    Toots wrote: »

    Elf on the shelf. It's creepy as all get out and I'm under serious pressure from the little dude to get one.

    Oh toots give in and get one!! We have more fun here than the little ones lol :) plus as the risk of ending up on the naughty list Google elf on the shelf adults for ideas ... you can 're use the little bugger with your OH when the kids are gone haha :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,572 ✭✭✭ Colser


    I'd love if Santa didn't arrive in any shop etc until around the middle of December,it would just make it a bit more magical for young children imo..it just seems to take the good out of it going so early these days and then they've to wait weeks for the actual event...ideally I'd shorten the big lead up to Christmas thuese days and try to carry it on a few days longer after Christmas day..

    Long story short I'd like it more as it was when I was young years and years ago.😳


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,692 ✭✭✭ Mountainsandh


    Our elf didn't turn up last year, as he had moved on since the young fellow was 10...




    :o
    (found it afterwards well hidden at the back of a press in the parents bedroom, ah well ! it ain't coming back now anyway)


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,484 ✭✭✭✭ DEFTLEFTHAND


    Glitzgirl wrote: »
    Acting like Christmas just up and died after Christmas day. Weeks of build up then it's Christmas day then over , and you blink and the summer stuff in practically on the shelves :(
    Part of the over commercialisation of Christmas. It builds up from too early out and then cuts off abrupty after xmas day.

    You can't flog xmas presents after the 25th so retailers swiftly move on into 'Sale Season'.


    It would be cool to go back to the traditional 12 days, but money rules .


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,267 ✭✭✭✭ freshpopcorn


    Colser wrote: »
    I'd love if Santa didn't arrive in any shop etc until around the middle of December,it would just make it a bit more magical for young children imo..it just seems to take the good out of it going so early these days and then they've to wait weeks for the actual event...ideally I'd shorten the big lead up to Christmas thuese days and try to carry it on a few days longer after Christmas day..

    Long story short I'd like it more as it was when I was young years and years ago.😳

    A massive reason for this was in the past the Santa's grotto was in the corner of the shop. Now it's an experience and it takes ages. It's a big reason why it takes starts early.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,737 Glitzgirl


    Oh sorry clearly on a rant tonight! I wish wish wish people would get over this sudden aversion they have developed to sending actual Christmas cards by post ! People texting merry Christmas or not replying to a Christmas card just boils my blood :p


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


    Glitzgirl wrote: »
    Oh sorry clearly on a rant tonight! I wish wish wish people would get over this sudden aversion they have developed to sending actual Christmas cards by post ! People texting merry Christmas or not replying to a Christmas card just boils my blood :p

    I miss Christmas Cards too. Posting on social media or a WhatsApp message just isn’t the same.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,593 ✭✭✭ ParkRunner


    Fairytale of New York. Good song but time to move on!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,766 ✭✭✭ Caranica


    Glitzgirl wrote: »
    Oh sorry clearly on a rant tonight! I wish wish wish people would get over this sudden aversion they have developed to sending actual Christmas cards by post ! People texting merry Christmas or not replying to a Christmas card just boils my blood :p

    You can thank An Post for that, stamps are €1 each, add in the price of cards means it's a pricey tradition. It killed me to stop last year but I felt much better making a donation to the SSF on here rather than send my usual cards.

    I agree, 12 pubs needs to go. Hate it


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


    I agree re the new Christmas jumpers, the ones with the cheesy slogans. Give me a good fair isle any day, way more festive - and tbh more versatile you can actually wear them through November into January of February easily!

    People changing their tree decorations every year or coordinating it with their decor. No. It's meant to look like the ghost of Christmas past threw up on your tree!!!

    I also wish the trend of people MOANING about Christmas would f*ck off.

    "it gets earlier every year!" No, Brenda, it doesn't. You're just a miserable bint. :P

    (Ps 'Brenda' does not refer to anyone, 'Brenda' is my generic annoying biddy in my head, apologies for anyone called Brenda!)


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