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Author Topic: 25 alternative ways to spend Christmas Day  (Read 333 times)
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« on: November 04, 2020, 04:52:28 pm »

Once upon a time, a long long time ago, from  The Independent

Long before Coronavirus, Jonathan Brown offered his favourite options

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Can't face the relatives? That bickering over the last mince pie? Or yet another dose of 'EastEnders? Then leave the house, and do something more interesting instead.

We don't know what rules if any (! I'm sure there will be some) will be in place but even during November, some of these activities are allowed.  Perhaps 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 15, 16, 18, 23 and 25

What are members planning for Christmas? and Have you tried any of the suggestions?
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« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2020, 07:34:46 pm »

I've done Boxing Day at the Glos Warks Steam Railway once or twice.  There's always been a good turnout when I've been, good atmosphere too.
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« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2020, 07:10:59 am »

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The Greenwich cycle ride is becoming something of a Christmas tradition in itself.
This appeals, but as I don't live in London, and don't have a car, transport would be an issue. I am of an age that I don't fancy dossing down on the Embankment, Met Police probably wouldn't appreciate it either.

10 you are having a giraffe, at my age in this weather!

And hopefully not 26 Go for a Covid test.
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« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2020, 02:27:27 pm »

Something new to do on Christmas day might be watch on TV the arguments, legal disputes, and other news about the American election.
It seems a reasonable forecast that arguments and disputes will still be underway by then. Christmas would be good time for both sides to point out that God is on their side, as a careful study of the scriptures will show.
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« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2020, 03:08:01 pm »

It seems a reasonable forecast that arguments and disputes will still be underway by then. Christmas would be good time for both sides to point out that God is on their side, as a careful study of the scriptures will show.

One side is not waiting for Christmas to call up God ... "Presidential spiritual adviser Paula White is currently leading an impassioned prayer service in an effort to secure Trump's reelection." ... not sure how to copy a URL from Twitter but it's under @RightWingWatch.    Personal view is that it's best watched with sound turned off - love the guy who's walking across the stage behind the speaker, firstly at about 30 seconds.


Stop press - also at https://www.facebook.com/204320183502547/videos/853090852133411/ . Views expressed by videos linked in this post do NOT reflect my personal view.

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« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2020, 04:47:53 pm »

This subject is well covered by today's Times cartoon by Peter Brooks
https://times.newsprints.co.uk/view/38814667/nintchdbpict000618426203_jpg
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