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Christmas Time (Is Here Again)
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Here in America we wait till after November Twentysomethingth (Thanksgiving) to start our Chrimble build-up, so you can all just shut the feck up until then ahdn_john_08_gifahdn_john_08_gifahdn_john_08_gifa-hard-days-night-george-10john-lennon-salute_gif

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Friends, it is past midnight in Europe. It is the 1st of November. You know what that means?

 

IT’S TIME FOR ASJ’s 6TH ANNUAL REOPENING OF THE CHRISTMAS THREAD- wooooo.

 

What is the best Christmas film and why is it Die Hard? (Or not you know...whatever...?)

  

Well, "A Christmas Story", "Bad Santa" and "Tangerine" are all fun, heartwarming comedies set at Xmastime (except the latter is primarily about transgender sex workers in Los Angeles...and was shot entirely on a phone. Looks great!) "Die Hard" is fun in its way, too, and I still enjoy "It's a Wonderful Life". Probably my favourite movie with a big Christmas story element is Billy Wilder's "The Apartment", but the holiday stuff isn't really relevant to the film as a whole (romantic comedy-drama)

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Are you excited for Paul's musical adaption of It's A Wonderful Life, Von Bon?

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AND THE BOYS IN THE NYPD CHOIR WERE SINGING GALWAY BAY 

There is no final victory, as there is no final defeat. There is just the same battle to be fought, over and over again. So toughen up, bloody toughen up.” - Tony Benn
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AND THE BOYS IN THE NYPD CHOIR WERE SINGING GALWAY BAY 

  

I've probably mentioned this before but every year my friends and I do The Pogues challenge, where if you hear Fairytale of New York you have to immediately leave the vicinity and get out before you hear any more.  You are allowed up to "It was Christmas Eve, babe" anything more and you've lost for the year.

 

I like to do the entire thing year round but its traditional start date is the 1st of November. It's an absolute devil, every year like 90% of the group loses because they're in a queue in a shop, it comes on and they can't escape the queue. I've been known to run out of pubs with my hands over my ears going "lalalalalalala". 

 

It's a classic though, one time I lost it because I feel asleep in front of the telly and I awoke to "it was Christmas Eve, babeeee". I screamed. It was a real-life nightmare.

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Hahahaha that sounds brilliant a-hard-days-night-john-6Me and my friends did a similar thing last year with 'Last Christmas' that we were simply not allowed to hear the song, so if you heard it, you were out. Whoever made it the furthest through december was the victor. I made it to about the eighteenth, I recall. 

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*looks at thread title* NO IT IS NOT!!

Calm down, people, it’s not Christmas yet! Have a little dignity- we’re human beings, not grocery stores!

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AppleScruffJunior said
Are you excited for Paul's musical adaption of It's A Wonderful Life, Von Bon?

  

That news came as a surprise! Not surprise that Paul has musical theatre spiration; I mean surprise in his choice of property to be adapted. Like, The Beatles and classical Hollywood film exist in entirely separate worlds in my consciousness, so any point of connection feels incongruous...

I can't say I'm excited; I'm only mildly interested. But I wish Paul and his collaborators a critical and commercial smash all the same. john-lennon-salute_gif

 

I'm glad it's being conceived as a stage musical instead of a new film. 

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Yeah it'll be a stage musical, premiere will most likely be in London and I will try and get tickets so long as they're not ridiculously gouging. 

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Bonfire night before Christmas, admittedly, but goddamnit I am so excited. Best time of year. 

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We need some festive photos so:

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I've been counting down since the middle of September.

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I started getting those Hallmark sock ads... send help

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Maybe you could stop mentioning the Hallmark sock ads? And then the Hallmark sock ads for the Hallmark Limited Edition Yellow Submarine socks will end? From my basic algorithm knowledge, not mentioning the word 'Hallmark', 'socks' or 'Yellow Submarine or a combination of these things like 'Hallmark socks Yellow Submarine limited edition', will prevent Hallmark x Yellow Submarine ads from appearing.

 

I think those Hallmark Yellow Submarine socks are quite cute but like I don't have the dolla for Hallmark Yellow Submarine socks, no matter how cute I find them! 

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I haven’t gotten any ads for Yellow Submarine ones...

I don’t understand this obsession with decorative socks, but I don’t understand a lot of obsessions that seem quite popular.

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AppleScruffJunior said
Maybe you could stop mentioning the Hallmark sock ads? And then the Hallmark sock ads for the Hallmark Limited Edition Yellow Submarine socks will end? From my basic algorithm knowledge, not mentioning the word 'Hallmark', 'socks' or 'Yellow Submarine or a combination of these things like 'Hallmark socks Yellow Submarine limited edition', will prevent Hallmark x Yellow Submarine ads from appearing.

 

I think those Hallmark Yellow Submarine socks are quite cute but like I don't have the dolla for Hallmark Yellow Submarine socks, no matter how cute I find them! 

  

...I have limited edition Yellow Submarine socks a-hard-days-night-ringo-12

 

 

 

...I got them for Christmas last year

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I haven’t gotten any ads for Yellow Submarine ones...

I don’t understand this obsession with decorative socks, but I don’t understand a lot of obsessions that seem quite popular.

  

I have some socks with cats on them. Haven't worn them yet.

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Coincidentally enough, my one pair of decorative socks (wearing rn - really warm and fuzzy!) were an Xmas gift from my sister's inlaws: Black with little red guitars and green hollies, and the legend "HOLIDAY ROCKS" mccartney-shrug_01_gif 

They're nice, but I'm only wearing them now for the warmth, not to advocate for the holiday. I don't get into the spirit until December/snow.

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