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mudskipper
15th December 2016, 20:42
... Cool Runnings on the telly.

Can't see it in the listings :(






















For bonus points, "Christmas won't be Christmas without" are the opening words of which 19th century novel?

greenlake
15th December 2016, 21:31
Christmas won't be Christmas without...

....a nativity scene (even a budget one)....

http://i.imgur.com/HYGc8iY.jpg

saptastic
15th December 2016, 21:54
Listening to Band Aid 1,000 times

administrator
15th December 2016, 22:11
Listening to Band Aid 1,000 times

Please. No. Just no. I hated it when it came out and I think I might hate it just a little bit more each year.

DaveB
15th December 2016, 23:31
Please. No. Just no. I hated it when it came out and I think I might hate it just a little bit more each year.

There is always


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0A8KT365wlA

Or maybe


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZoxQ4Ul_DME

Or Even


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ompkCOEOuA

:D

ladymuck
15th December 2016, 23:47
... Cool Runnings on the telly.

Can't see it in the listings :(


According to here (http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/feature/a816042/movies-on-tv-christmas-2016/), it's on Monday 19th, BBC1 @ 1345

In answer to the bonus, Little Women?

Platypus
16th December 2016, 01:35
I travelled to ClientCo location in Bangalore earlier this year. As a result I have been invited to their Xmas bash. Details:

Where: Poolside, Bar and Lounge, Ministry of Food at ...<snip>
When: 31st Dec 2016 from 8:00pm onwards
What:
-A stupendous live band performance by Wizzard continuously playing I Wish it could be Christmas Every Day
-International music sensation Slade simultaneously performing Merry Xmas Everybody

:rollin: :rollin:

EDIT: no I didn't make this up!!

mudskipper
16th December 2016, 08:19
According to here (http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/feature/a816042/movies-on-tv-christmas-2016/), it's on Monday 19th, BBC1 @ 1345?

Woohoo - Christmas is saved! I knew there was a good reason I booked next week off :D



In answer to the bonus, Little Women?

Indeed :) Rep on its way!

northernladuk
16th December 2016, 08:32
Woohoo - Christmas is saved! I knew there was a good reason I booked next week off :D
!

You can black up and go to a party as them now and we'll see you in the Daily Mail not long after!

kaiser78
16th December 2016, 09:15
No Grinch on either apparently...:confused:

DaveB
16th December 2016, 09:29
No Grinch on either apparently...:confused:

Sky Cinema 18:10 Xmas day.

kaiser78
16th December 2016, 09:32
Sky Cinema 18:10 Xmas day.

Ah cool - they must have meant terrestrial telly

DaveB
16th December 2016, 09:36
Ah cool - they must have meant terrestrial telly

Try this one: (http://tvguideuk.telegraph.co.uk/search_xapian.php?search_term=grinch&x=0&y=0)

Pip in a Poke
16th December 2016, 13:15
Apologies for being an impertinent newbie and jumping in with both feet but I just have to comment on this thread (I do have a more pressing legal question to post but, hey, it's Christmas) :smile

Christmas Eve, in our household, is just as big an affair as Christmas Day.

don't know why we don't make a bigger thing of it here. Whenever I've been on the continent over Christmas it's always been noticeable how big a deal the 24 December is over there.

I once remember being woken up in Innsbruck around midnight by a series of almighty explosions which saw me running around the bedroom proclaiming histrionically

"Oh My God! They've blown up the bridge!"

It turned out to be a firework display to coincide with the end of midnight mass at the City's cathedral.

My Christmas Eve normally unfolds as follows:

We love a good ghost story at Christmas ( the Alistair Sim version of Scrooge and the Canterville Ghost being two of my favourites) so normally we will watch one of these with a few glasses of sloe gin.

Then a Christmas Eve supper consisting of a family size Saxby pork pie accompanied by a range of pickles most important of which being pickled walnuts.

Then, with a warm glow inside, it's down the hill to St Peters in the Marsh for midnight mass (which is at 10:30 allowing us to watch Carols from kings at the proper time when we get back home).

I really can't wait!

Now to post that boring legal thread....

ladymuck
16th December 2016, 19:39
Christmas isn't Christmas without me proclaiming (as often as I can get away with) how much I dislike the way a pagan-cum-Christian festival, that has no relation to the actual date the mythical Jesus fella was allegedly born, is less about good will to all men (or celebrate the fact you survived winter) and instead is all about the expected consumerism, alongside the assumption that you have to be with family for the entire duration (because you're only there for the presents, you can't stand the sight of them normally).

Pah!

greenlake
16th December 2016, 20:22
Christmas isn't Christmas without me proclaiming (as often as I can get away with) how much I dislike the way a pagan-cum-Christian festival, that has no relation to the actual date the mythical Jesus fella was allegedly born

http://i.imgur.com/NxUebKk.jpg

anonymouse
19th December 2016, 14:19
... Cool Runnings on the telly.

Can't see it in the listings :(

It's on BBC1 now, or catch up on BBC iPlayer.

NickFitz
19th December 2016, 14:25
Is it just me that thinks of three little robots watering plants on a space station whenever I see a reference to Cool Runnings :o

mudskipper
19th December 2016, 14:33
It's on BBC1 now, or catch up on BBC iPlayer.

Watching with a mince pie, and writing my cards :)

original PM
19th December 2016, 14:37
Is it just me that thinks of three little robots watering plants on a space station whenever I see a reference to Cool Runnings :o

Yes and No...

that was silent running I think?

NickFitz
19th December 2016, 14:38
Yes and No...

that was silent running I think?

Yep, I always get them mixed up, maybe because I've only seen the one with the space station :)

cojak
19th December 2016, 15:20
Just caught the end of Cool Runnings!

DaveB
19th December 2016, 15:20
Given the topic of this thread I thought this might be appropriate for those still putting up decorations.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cz9FcI7WgAAsNuM.jpg

OwlHoot
19th December 2016, 15:37
"
Then, with a warm glow inside, it's down the hill to St Peters in the Marsh for midnight mass (which is at 10:30 allowing us to watch Carols from kings at the proper time when we get back home). ...

Was planning to attend the Christmas Eve Grandisson service at Exeter Cathedral. (This starts with a candle lit ceremony and procession devised by Bishop Grandisson in the 1300s.) But checking their website (http://www.exeter-cathedral.org.uk/event/christmas/grandisson-a-service-of-lessons-and-carols.ashx) this is completely sold out. Botheration! :mad:

original PM
19th December 2016, 16:23
Just caught the end of Cool Runnings!

It's quite emotional at the end if I recall......

original PM
19th December 2016, 16:25
Yep, I always get them mixed up, maybe because I've only seen the one with the space station :)

You know I don't think I have ever watched it all the way through.

I am amassing a huge list of films to watch for when the kids finally feck off to uni and I have nowt to do on evenings and weekends!!

mudskipper
21st December 2016, 20:06
Ferrero Roche and playing "Ambassador's Reception"

http://hurrahforgin.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/rocher.png

(Does everyone have to do that when they eat them?)

northernladuk
21st December 2016, 21:12
Ferrero Roche and playing "Ambassador's Reception"

http://hurrahforgin.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/rocher.png

(Does everyone have to do that when they eat them?)

Our oldest rugby tourist is nicknamed the Ambassador and has to carry Ferrero's with him at all times. It never ceases to amuse us whatever country we are in the number of people that come up to him and say the lines from the ad.

greenlake
21st December 2016, 22:42
Ferrero Roche and playing "Ambassador's Reception"

http://i.imgur.com/PGKtPDg.jpg

vetran
21st December 2016, 22:48
Given the topic of this thread I thought this might be appropriate for those still putting up decorations.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cz9FcI7WgAAsNuM.jpg


"Come out to the coast, we'll get together, have a few laughs..."

Love it!