Everything to do with XMAS!

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  1. Hayles66

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    I Love Christmas/Xmas! I wanted to find out how many of you celebrate it? How do your different countries celebrate? I'd love to know?

    Are you with in-laws
    Are you with your kids - grown-up or otherwise
    Are you alone?
    Are you with a partner?
    What are hoping to get? Apple products? Books? Etc...
    Need I go on? Anything goes...

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    Are there going to be any Christmas apps?

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    Is there any apps to suggest what to get people, and where you can buy that product? Lol
    Something that you can set a budget Aswell:p
     
  4. Hayles66

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    I don't know but my favourite is the iTunes 12 days of Christmas. They gift a freebie every day. One day music from top artist, tv program, film, game etc... I love it. I have loads of apps. I will go and look and tell you what I like. The night before Xmas is my favourite!

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    Ruberth's Kick 'n Fly - my daughter
    Coin dozer Christmas

    Sleeps to Christmas - Xmas music and count down to xmas
    Christmas Advent Calendar by Magic Solver.com - free apps every day
    Christmas Sound Shelf app - Xmas songs
    Christmas card creator app - cards
    Christmas Tale HD

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    A phone load of Bing Crosby ringtones. AA

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    when does the iTunes 12 days of c,mas begin?
     
  7. Hayles66

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    It's not Xmas without Bing and his Holiday Inn film! I also have to watch It's a wonderful life with James Stewart.
    I love the Santa Claus movies.
    Scrooged
    The muppet Christmas carol and Muppet Family Christmas
    The Jim Carey A Christmas Carol and Patrick Stewarts version
    Jingle All The Way
    Elf
    Christmas with the Kranks
    The Grinch
    The Polar Express
    Jack Frost
    The Snowman
    Fred Claus
    The Santa Claus movie original
    Santa Who?
    Robbie the reindeer
    The Holiday
    Love Actually
    The Miracle on 24th Street - both of them!
    Bad Santa
    Shrek The Halls
    Doctor who Xmas specials of course! Should have put that first.
    Christmas In Boston
    Four Christmases
    Nativity
    Toys
    Home Alone
    I saw mommy kissing Santa Claus
    Christmas Vacation
    Once Upon A Christmas
    12 Days Of Christmas
    All I Want For Christmas
    The Nightmare Before Christmas
    Ghosts of Girlfriends Christmas past (I think that's the title- I love Matthew M.)
    The Family Stone
    Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer
    Prancer Returns
    Secret Santa
    Christmas Angel
    Penguins of Madagascar Xmas edition
    God, we own all of these! Massive fan of Xmas - sorry! I'm sure I've missed some!

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    I think it's Xmas eve or Xmas day. It goes up to 6th of January. I love that one! I've got free Kylie Minogue A Christmas Gift - ep - Aphrodite, Can't beat the feeling and Santa Baby songs, Snow Patrol, etc... I can't remember, I will try and look at my selection
    Oh and the Coca Cola advert with the Xmas jingle and the cola lorry. "The holidays are coming, the holidays are coming..."
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    Love this thread Hayles

    Christmas is my favorite time of year. Everyone just seems so much happier.

    The tree and decorations go up the 1st December, which takes a good whole day to erect and get everything just nice. I have a Christmas village that spreads across our piano, that my girls think is just so corny. Hubby will put up fairy lights outside. Christmas Eve we will go for a drive and see all the Christmas displays that people set up in their yards. Some are just so magical. We celebrate with both our extended families. Usually we take turns each year, but we've had it at our place nine times in the last 15 years. It's always at our place Christmas night though. But we have big areas so everyone fits easily and then there's the pool because it's normally very hot. We start the day with Bing Crosby singing White Christmas, that's a must for me, just love his voice and he just makes it more Christmas somehow. The girls open their stockings first thing. I started doing stockings when the girls were very little filled with lots of little gifts. They insist we keep this tradition going as they love the little surprises they get. Of course Santa still puts them at the end of their beds. We then gather around the xmas tree and open our gifts. Breakfast is usually light as for the rest of the day all we do is eat and drink. Lunch - roast turkey, roasted vegetables also bar-b-qued steaks and chicken, fresh crabs and king prawns and 3 to 4 salads usually. Then the desserts, christmas cake, baked passionfruit cheesecake, pavlova (that's a must for my hubby) and trifle served with fresh fruit of melons, mangoes, stone fruit, strawberries and lychees. by then we are totally stuffed and loll around like slugs for the rest of the afternoon. Come around 5, boyfriends, cousins and friends will begin to arrive and we start all over again. It's been known to turn into an impromptu party and one year ended at 5 the next morning.

    Boxing day is usually spent cleaning up, but everyone pitches in throughout Christmas day. Like I said, just love Christmas, but it's a lot of work.
     
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    Wow! Your Xmas sounds just like ours except ours is smaller. Everyone has their own family now so it's just 6 or 7 of us on Xmas day. We go to sister-in-laws with a little prezzie to open Xmas eve. This was for the kids and as teenagers they still love this. We have mulled wine, Xmas pies etc... Crackers and cheese. Some years we go to church but usually we go to Christingle at the local town church first Sunday of December. I've usually made the pies, cake and anything else needed by then. Xmas decorations go up end of November. We put up a fake Xmas tree but then a real one goes in closer to Xmas due to needle fall. Hubby puts up indoor decorations and outdoor lights. We are in charge of the tree. We have huge green swags of greenery with big red bows in between. It looks like a Xmas grotto. We have two china Xmas nativity scenes as well. One on the mantel and one in the front window.

    Ooh! This makes me so warm and cosy! I love Xmas. It's my favourite time of the year! Please let me know what you do for Xmas everyone!

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