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Post by M H » Sat Oct 26, 2019 3:55 pm

Internet makes Christmas Shopping very easy, bollocks to the last minute panic and crowds
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Post by Randall » Sat Oct 26, 2019 6:11 pm

M H wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 3:55 pm
Internet makes Christmas Shopping very easy, bollocks to the last minute panic and crowds
People trying the door at 5.29 xmas eve.
Just fuck off
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Post by Wolflanternbumbag » Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:48 pm

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Post by Mabbsy » Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:01 pm

Build up in full swing now, it won't be long

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Post by vizIIsto » Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:36 pm

I don't know how many Americans or anybody outside of the Netherlands know of this, but Santa Claus is based on the Dutch tradition of Sinterklaas.
Sinterklaas is based on the historical figure Saint Nicholas who lived in modern-day Turkey who donated gifts to the people. One famous story is that he threw a bag of gold through a window at night for three women who wanted to get married but couldn't find any men to marry with since they were, well, poor as fk.
In the current form, Sinterklaas arrives on a boat called the Pakjesboot (boat of packages), and he has several black helpers called Zwarte Pieten, or Black Petes. Every day that Sinterklaas is visiting the Netherlands, people leave one of their shoes near the fireplace or the heater when going to bed, and the next morning there's a carrot with a note in it. At 5th December, the Black Petes throw their presents through the chimneys and the children get to find out if they got the presents they asked for on their wishlist. A very pleasantful tradition, you'd say.
Today, the tradition of Sinterklaas is suffering from a lot of protests. It's a shame because it's supposed to be a children's celebration. Black Pete is often found racist, to the point that we now have Roetveegpieten, which are white but with dusts of soot since they travel through chimneys. This year, Sinterklaas also arrived with a steam train, not a steam boat. All strange and all.

But yeah, Santa Claus is based off of this figure. I think more people should know.

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Re: Merry Christmas Everyone

Post by Tommo » Wed Nov 20, 2019 6:42 pm

O.K. Thanks.
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Post by tungsten tossers » Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:01 pm

vizIIsto wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:36 pm
I don't know how many Americans or anybody outside of the Netherlands know of this, but Santa Claus is based on the Dutch tradition of Sinterklaas.
Sinterklaas is based on the historical figure Saint Nicholas who lived in modern-day Turkey who donated gifts to the people. One famous story is that he threw a bag of gold through a window at night for three women who wanted to get married but couldn't find any men to marry with since they were, well, poor as fk.
In the current form, Sinterklaas arrives on a boat called the Pakjesboot (boat of packages), and he has several black helpers called Zwarte Pieten, or Black Petes. Every day that Sinterklaas is visiting the Netherlands, people leave one of their shoes near the fireplace or the heater when going to bed, and the next morning there's a carrot with a note in it. At 5th December, the Black Petes throw their presents through the chimneys and the children get to find out if they got the presents they asked for on their wishlist. A very pleasantful tradition, you'd say.
Today, the tradition of Sinterklaas is suffering from a lot of protests. It's a shame because it's supposed to be a children's celebration. Black Pete is often found racist, to the point that we now have Roetveegpieten, which are white but with dusts of soot since they travel through chimneys. This year, Sinterklaas also arrived with a steam train, not a steam boat. All strange and all.

But yeah, Santa Claus is based off of this figure. I think more people should know.
These days we don't get the Pakjesboot or boat of packages but tend to get boat loads of something that sounds quite similar to Pakjes

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Re: Merry Christmas Everyone

Post by Tommo » Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:00 am

If anyone knows of any old people who have no family and friends and will be spending xmas alone
this year could they let me know, I want to borrow some chairs.
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Post by The Ginge Reaper » Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:26 am

Got a lovely Xmas funeral to go to now, gran died at 9pm last night (on the anniversary of my grandad going, the cow)
Big changes on the way ! We've heard it before but it's different this time !!!! , I believe Bdo gonna grow x

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Post by Mabbsy » Wed Dec 11, 2019 1:19 pm

The Ginge Reaper wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:26 am
Got a lovely Xmas funeral to go to now, gran died at 9pm last night (on the anniversary of my grandad going, the cow)
Condolences to all Ginge, the poor old bird picked her time

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Post by The Thorn » Wed Dec 11, 2019 1:26 pm

Sorry to hear that mate

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Re: Merry Christmas Everyone

Post by The Ginge Reaper » Wed Dec 11, 2019 1:49 pm

Mabbsy wrote:
The Ginge Reaper wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:26 am
Got a lovely Xmas funeral to go to now, gran died at 9pm last night (on the anniversary of my grandad going, the cow)
Condolences to all Ginge, the poor old bird picked her time
Funeral is next Thursday so aye.
Big changes on the way ! We've heard it before but it's different this time !!!! , I believe Bdo gonna grow x

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Re: Merry Christmas Everyone

Post by Randall » Wed Dec 11, 2019 4:57 pm

Sorry to hear that ginge
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Post by Emulsfier » Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:44 pm

Condolences
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Re: Merry Christmas Everyone

Post by M H » Wed Dec 11, 2019 6:12 pm

The Ginge Reaper wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 1:49 pm
Mabbsy wrote:
The Ginge Reaper wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:26 am
Got a lovely Xmas funeral to go to now, gran died at 9pm last night (on the anniversary of my grandad going, the cow)
Condolences to all Ginge, the poor old bird picked her time
Funeral is next Thursday so aye.
Sorry to hear that mate but you can make Christmas a celebration of your nan.

My old man went Christmas night 2011, since then every Christmas is his as he made it magical for us as kids and brilliant as we grew older. Raise a glass to her as we raise a glass to him and smile mate
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