Christmas countdown.........

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  • Cheer up, Wiz! You can always celebrate the original reason for the festive season; the Solstice and the Return of the Sun.

    (Like what we do, although not always at ancient monuments)

    Hey OK, overall I'm well cheery, and exctly that, the original reason for any festivities this time of year is where its at for me, its just feckin hard work avoiding having the main stream xmas coming at you like a speeding bullet train, everywhere you turn or look its pumped out at you, I just want the next 4 weeks to disappear so rapidly and get it all over and done with.

  • Hey OK, overall I'm well cheery, and exctly that, the original reason for any festivities this time of year is where its at for me, its just feckin hard work avoiding having the main stream xmas coming at you like a speeding bullet train, everywhere you turn or look its pumped out at you, I just want the next 4 weeks to disappear so rapidly and get it all over and done with.

    Then it's the Boxing day sales, holiday ads and bloody easter eggs in the shops.


    The worlds turned into one huge cycle of commerce like some real-life dystopian 'groundhog day' film only each year gets worse not better.

  • Nah....


    I'm not a fan....


    It was a holiday where the best that could be hoped for was that bosses would cook and serve a meal to their serfs at the high table....


    Sure enough some people get a holiday and a bonus still but many more suffer the indignity of ruthless commercialism and hopeless debt and an enforced public holiday that is excruciating in the way it polarises difference.


    It's a ghastly, vomit inducing fest that serves little real purpose other than confirming difference and celebrating consumer idiocy.

  • very true what you say zendaze. However our 3 year old thinks it’s fking brill and is so excited, she returned home from nursery, pleased to tell me that she has several Christmas songs she is learning. I asked what was her favourite Christmas song called. I pissed myself when she replied “ Three Viking’s” <3

  • I have no need to expand on this as you have properly summed up my very notions of the consumerist greed fest that is upon us. I am now chugging through the days waiting for the day its all over and done with for another year.

  • Phonecall from a good old mate last night, who always does a big family Christmas and who would make a great Arabic Santa and I dare say his place already looks like Santas grotto. His wife of nearly 50yrs had just karked it.


    The time of year is bad enough for me but there's always someone whos got it worse.

  • Looking forward to the 25th slightly more now. As last year, and because no-one else wants to do it, an hours work walking round checking freezer temps and ammonia plant will net me 8 hours pay and a paid lieu day to take when I want it.

  • I shop everyday....mostly to ration my available stocks of alcohol....being wished happy xmas only started on the 20th. I'd rather it didn't happen till Xmas Eve if at all..... But I see it as an improvement in understanding and have had a much easier time of it this year.....I'm thinking it comes from improving understanding of mental health issues.....that or the less likely possibility that checkout staff remember me replying "humbug" last year ....


    Hopefully by next year it will be Xmas Eve before anyone wishes me some kind of Xmas blessing


    I take exception to it. I enjoy the day or two spent with family and or friends but I do despise this pseudo religious holiday in particular for its inconvenience and falsitude.


    The supermarket carparks were rammed full today....I truly do understand anxiety but wtf?....it is really weird behaviour and I hate it.

  • Forgot the spate of begging adverts thst come this time of year yet fade in the New Year.

    No need to suffer adverts and Xmas shit in the media:-


    I use Netflix and Amazon year round so avoid ads there but my preferred radio station (BBC 6 music) does do Xmas.


    I don't do Xmas until Xmas Eve so switch to streaming "radio paradise"....they don't do Xmas.

  • Fk to Christmas. But try telling that to our lass and the kids. I’ve still got a bar of Blacks sea salt chocolate from last Christmas. A bar of Blacks chilli chocolate from my Oct Birthday last year. Half a bar of Blacks Chocolate from the Christmas before that, but that’s looking a little dusty now.

    It’s not that I’m not a chocolate kind of person. But I buy chocolate when “I” want to eat the stuff. If it’s the thought that counts! “Think” Don’t waste money on Christmas gifts when it isn’t necessary.

  • Shhh! never leave evidence...

    That's funny in my local Aldi all you see is empty cartons and wrappers.

    I got mugged by the checkout girl for a bag of crisps 99 pence charged me for 2 and I only bought one never realised till I got home and checked the receipt,silly me should have checked in store.It's a bit of a long winded exercise trying to change or question anything at the till so the easiest way is to munch a bag going round.:whistle:

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  • Fk to Christmas. “Think” Don’t waste money on Christmas gifts when it isn’t necessary.

    Qué? Money?


    Im making sloe gin shortly..... Im assuming a state of semi-conciousness will replace Christmas.....i do Yule anyhow, not this new fangled Christmas thing.


    I may actually do the unthinkable and put up a Christmas Yule Tree (since i wombled a brand new one complete with lights and decorations a few months back) :D