Christmas countdown.........

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  • Having spent the last 14 years or so in countries where the C word isn't hardly mentioned till the 24th December and sometimes not at all I have mixed feelings about the whole thing. Will I make an effort? Probably. *But only a tiny one.


    *Its possible that comment may come back and bite me on the ass.

  • Heh. I remember last year I had an apotment with my doc on October 1st last year. We were in the middle of an Indian summer mini heatwave at the time. Incredibly the central heating was on and they were playing Christmas carols. True story. The doc nearly fell off her seat when I told her.

  • Ive still got two Christmas puddings and a cake from last year that i couldnt be bothered to eat and last year I ate the cake from the year before that i hadnt bothered to eat.:insane:


    If only id still got the Glenfiddich :shock:

    Di occhi belli ne è pieno il mondo,ma di occhi che ti guardano con sincerità e amore, c'è ne sono pochi. :hippy:

  • No no no no no no NO, christmas is just an excuse for commercial consu,erism to go crazy and use up megatons of plastic and paper etc that all gets wasted, after all, are we not supposed to be caring about the planet and using less resources etc. what positive stuff is done throughout the year is blown out the water due to the masses going all out and christmas and putting it back into negative equity. There is no point to christmas whatsoever and lastly, why do people who are not practicing religious types go all out for christmas, and even then the religious stories around christmas is a load of old bollocks. They all chant out goodwill for all people etc at christmas, if they was to chant that all year round, would not the world be a better place. If there is a means to block christmas threads form my view here then I will. Supporting christmas is giving power to the elbow to main stream religions that are responsible for far more damage and carnage around the world throughout history.

  • Halloween can go the same way , look in any store now and there are isles of plastic-soon to become landfill pumpkins,chains , masks ,halloween dog/cat collers ,halloween plastic plates and cutlerly ...the list is endless.


    I really like Samhain though , real pumpkins in soup and no plastic on the fire ...

  • No no no no no no NO, christmas is just an excuse for commercial consu,erism to go crazy and use up megatons of plastic and paper etc that all gets wasted, after all, are we not supposed to be caring about the planet and using less resources etc. what positive stuff is done throughout the year is blown out the water due to the masses going all out and christmas and putting it back into negative equity. There is no point to christmas whatsoever and lastly, why do people who are not practicing religious types go all out for christmas, and even then the religious stories around christmas is a load of old bollocks. They all chant out goodwill for all people etc at christmas, if they was to chant that all year round, would not the world be a better place. If there is a means to block christmas threads form my view here then I will. Supporting christmas is giving power to the elbow to main stream religions that are responsible for far more damage and carnage around the world throughout history.


    Ah Christmas, a time to be jolly, send cards to peeps you don't like, love your neighbour and all the false sentiment that goes with it for just a couple of days a year, created by man to point out good then used to suppress his fellow man, then seized on by the unscrupulous as a method of parting the gullible with their hard earned. That joyous time of year where peeps go into debt like lemmings so that they can give ridiculously expensive presents to badly raised spoilt brats who demand the latest must-have gizmos, give bloody useless pressies which end up in the back of the wardrobe or charity shops and to fill their kitchens with huge amounts of unhealthy food, a lot of which will be thrown away and that pleasant time in the big shops where the sweet carols are churned out over lousy hi-fi just to piss me off when shopping and the bookies rubbing their hands at the thoughts of mugs betting it will snow on the day. Then there's the queens speech, for once they should let Phil do it so it can at least be entertaining and not bore the shit out of viewers.

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  • Wizzy & Wulfie you are missing the point!

    Xmas can be whatever you choose it to be.

    You don't have to have much money to enjoy it.

    It's about love & laughter & celebration! A time to come together & share the fruits of our labour.

    A shared kiss under the mistletoe :wub: a log fire burning in the background, carols softly playing, a tree twinkling with baubles & lights. The family nestled up in warmth & comfort as the snow settles on the window ledge outside.

    The aromas of a Xmas dinner cooked with love & care.

    I could go on ... & on ... & ...

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    If it was left as simply as you put then in the words of Roy, 'I wish it could be Christmas every day' but every time there's a 'special date' in the year, the commercial troll raises it's ugly head and nearly all of the country go into lemming mode for ridiculous extravagance, a lot of which they cannot afford just for a couple of days.


    If there was an emphasis on sharing with neighbours who are less well off instead of the false commercialised jolity portaryed by sellers who just want your money then maybe I wouldn't be so scathing but come January there'll be the usual pillocks pleading poverty, heavily in debt after having had a 'modern Christmas'. :insane: