Arguments for Christmas

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Is Die Hard a Christmas movie?
Yes -- but it's far from being the best in that category.

Is Love Actually actually good or actually bad?
I like it but it's a guilty pleasure -- it isn't a very good film.

Real tree vs fake tree.
Fake

Is fruit cake delicious or disgusting?
Disgusting, hate fruit infiltrating proper sweets.

When should the decorations go up?
from Dec 1 onwards

Merry Christmas or happy holidays?
Merry Christmas

Elf on the Shelf: delightful or creepy?
Neither, I'd say more creepy though.
 

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Vouchers and cash should both be banned. Put some damn effort in.
 

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Is Love Actually actually good or actually bad?
I like it but it's a guilty pleasure -- it isn't a very good film.

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Yeah i would agree with that- there are some great moments, but then others are pretty stupid.

I think i have more of a fondness for it cause i saw it in London, at the movie in 2003 when it came out in the week before Christmas.
 

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After years of banging on about it, I got my wife to tee up Love Actually for us to watch to see what all the fuss was about.

The minute it ended I told her that's the reason we go to the movies together once ever 2 years. Drivel. Where's the mafia FFS?? Or Cousin Eddie if you need a Chrissy theme???
 

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A handy list of arguments to have this Christmas, starting with the classic:

Is Die Hard a Christmas movie? But also;
Is Love Actually actually good or actually bad?
Real tree vs fake tree.
Is fruit cake delicious or disgusting?
When should the decorations go up?
Merry Christmas or happy holidays?
Elf on the Shelf: delightful or creepy?

Go to it.
Die Hard - Yes. Villains try to ruin Christmas, hero saves the day and wins back the heart of his love. Side kick with self-doubt regains faith in himself, realising he’s a good man. It’s quintessential Christmas FFS.

Real tree - have had both, but when can be bothered real >>> fake.

Fruit cake is neither delicious or disgusting. It’s just ok.

Decorations depends on if you have kids. If you don’t a couple of weeks before Christmas, if you do the start of December.

And Merry Christmas. If someone doesn’t celebrate Christmas don’t wish them any Seasons greetings. I don’t feel the need for Muslims to wish me happy Ramadan or Jews Happy Hannuka.
 

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I love getting gift cards. I can get what I want and not be stuck with some shitty gift that I don't need.
Yeah idm them- but the other month I came across 2 x Hoyts vouchers, one month past the expiry. ******* pissed at myself for forgetting about them. But why the hell should there be an expiry date anyway- didnt even bother trying at the box office, they wouldnt have accepted them.
 

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Vouchers and cash should both be banned. Put some damn effort in.
Unless you have absolutely no money I'd prefer a gift. Sure you have to put up with the occasional useless item but some of my most prized possessions over life have been random stuff family have given me that I would have never thought of getting. If I want something from Bunnings I'll go buy it myself ffs.

Like physical items a lot of gift cards go wasted as well anyway.
 

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Yeah idm them- but the other month I came across 2 x Hoyts vouchers, one month past the expiry. ******* pissed at myself for forgetting about them. But why the hell should there be an expiry date anyway- didnt even bother trying at the box office, they wouldnt have accepted them.
I got given them once which I didn't mind as a present but I lived north of the river and the closest Hoyts was like 17km away in the CBD, never got used in the end.
 

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Is Die Hard a Christmas movie?
Yes

Is Love Actually actually good or actually bad?
Good

Real tree vs fake tree.
We have cats so fake

Is fruit cake delicious or disgusting?
Delicious but at Christmas it should be pudding with brandy custard

When should the decorations go up?
In December

Merry Christmas or happy holidays?
Bah Humbug

Elf on the Shelf: delightful or creepy?
Annoying as ****

Star or angel (on top of the tree)
Star

Ham or Turkey
Roast Pork with Crackling

Away in a manger or silent night
So this is Christmas

Vouchers or cash
Cash
 

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I love getting gift cards. I can get what I want and not be stuck with some shitty gift that I don't need.
But it's not really the point of Christmas; might as well exchange bank details and set up a cash transfer.
 

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But it's not really the point of Christmas; might as well exchange bank details and set up a cash transfer.
It depends on the way the cash is handed over too as to whether it fits the theme of Christmas gift giving. If cash is being given as a present in my family, normally it comes in a nice card with a box of chocolates. Wrapping cash up in a card with some chocolates is different to just opening up your wallet and handing someone a sweaty $50 note, which is the way giving cash at Christmas is often percieved
 

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A handy list of arguments to have this Christmas, starting with the classic:

Is Die Hard a Christmas movie? But also;
Is Love Actually actually good or actually bad?
Real tree vs fake tree.
Is fruit cake delicious or disgusting?
When should the decorations go up?
Merry Christmas or happy holidays?
Elf on the Shelf: delightful or creepy?

Go to it.
Yes
Don't know
Neither
Don't eat, I go keto
Never
Merry New Year
Dio rocks!
 

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Star or Angel .. couldn't give a ****
Ham, Turkey, Chicken, Prawns, Crayfish .. I love meat in just about any form
Whatever shit CD the family happen to be playing, as long as its not too loud
All adult Xmas shopping should be done at decent Cellar, gifting nectars of the gods one usually wouldn't buy for oneself
Grandma's (bless her her soul) fruit cake and custard

Stop whinging and stop being critical .. just try to relax and enjoy time with your families .. reminisce and take the piss .. give everyone a bear hug
 
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