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BAH HUMBUG!!!

#2
Yes, please. I particularly like the black and white stripey ones. Not too keen on the brown and tan ones, though.
And a sugared almond, if it's not too much trouble.

Merry Christmas
 
#3
Sickly-sweet, vomit inducing films full of spoilt, precocious brats on telly.
Third rate celebs who haven't got a clue where Afghanistan actually is, queueing up to leap on the bandwagon to praise "Our Brave Boys" because they need the publicity.
Everyone suddenly being nice to each other, when they have behaved like complete bastards for the rest of the year.
Airline and ferry companies trebling their fares.
Shell-suit wearing chavs pretending to sing carols, when they don't even know the first two lines to Silent Night, and at fifteen, are way too old for it anyway, and will probably spend all the money on drugs and converted replica pistols.
Fat f*ckwits who wait until the very last minute to do their shopping, and then fill up four trolleys full of food.
Pissed up, loud, predatory, ugly women in pubs wearing stupid tinsel hats and dresses that are way too young for them and do nothing but show off their fat arses.
Scrounging, idle relatives that turn up every year as if it is their God-given right to sponge off me, drink all my booze and whinge like f*ck if I burn the roasties slightly, then insist on watching all the crap on TV that I hate (see above). Because after all, they did buy me a pair of cheap nylon socks from M&S.

Mind you, I'm a civvie now, so at least they can't send me anywhere horrible, and at least I can actually celebrate Christmas properly for once. Here's to all those guys and girls who are out there away from their families that can't have a proper Christmas. I'll raise a glass to you all after Brenda's speech. Cheers!
 
#6
Fallschirmjager said:
Slightly_Nasty said:
Mind you, I'm a civvie now, so at least they can't send me anywhere horrible, and at least I can actually celebrate Christmas properly for once.
Why couldn't you celebrate Christmas properly when you were serving?
Nah mate, he's full of shit. Never went to Afghan, never to Iraq, and was at a desk for the last ten years of his time. The nearest he came to being in a firefight was in his home town (L'pool).
 
#7
Hibs_Bez said:
Fallschirmjager said:
Slightly_Nasty said:
Mind you, I'm a civvie now, so at least they can't send me anywhere horrible, and at least I can actually celebrate Christmas properly for once.
Why couldn't you celebrate Christmas properly when you were serving?
Nah mate, he's full of shit. Never went to Afghan, never to Iraq, and was at a desk for the last ten years of his time. The nearest he came to being in a firefight was in his home town (L'pool).
Bugger Christmas! Forced to spend time and smile at people I'd rather not spend five mins with(that's only the family!).Bring back the days when with me mates we could all get through this time with a good few bottles o' 40%.MY better half agrees,she like me wore a Green Beret,and like me,remembers it with a pleasent 40% furry haze. I still try to.
 
#9
"All dressed up and nowhere to go" Spent a bomb on pressies and booze to spend a great dinner with son.Ex RE and his missus and kids. neighbours start piling in after 3, All civvy sponging twats and knecking my ale and quality liquor. Brought k'all to the do and had the audacity to have my cigars. Old head kicked in and here I am at home telling you with a large whisky in one hand and my last King Ed in t'other. HO HUM!Cristmas my arse......Car park now twat!
 
#10
mexe205 said:
"All dressed up and nowhere to go" Spent a bomb on pressies and booze to spend a great dinner with son.Ex RE and his missus and kids. neighbours start piling in after 3, All civvy sponging twats and knecking my ale and quality liquor. Brought k'all to the do and had the audacity to have my cigars. Old head kicked in and here I am at home telling you with a large whisky in one hand and my last King Ed in t'other. HO HUM!Cristmas my arse......Car park now twat!
You sir, need to let off a good few rounds of "BAH HUMBUG!!" on said neighbours front gardens, cluctching that whisky and possibly your package in your spare.
 
#12
Red Xmas cowboy hats with white fringing (as worn by under-dressed bat-faced hooers in city centers at this time of year) :evil: What the hell are they all about ???
 
#16
BuggerAll said:
BAH HUMBUG!!!

:D I don't believe you BuggerAll. You are just being provocative.

As for myself, it was a wonderful day. Church at 9.30am for a lovely service, all the ladies in summer dresses, the men in short sleeves and the kids all scrubbed up and on their best behaviour.
All the familiar old carols to sing and the rather earnest young lady vicar telling us the old tales about Mary and Joseph and donkeys and mangers and wise men. All the old malarkey but in truth, I was moved by it all, our cultural myths go deep.

During the sermon the vicar included all the more troubled parts of the earth for whom we might like to offer our prayers, and on the basis of it cannot do much harm and just may in fact do some good, I included my own
It caused my memory to stray to my last Christmas in the mob, up in the Radfan in 1964, and being visited by the Padre who was flown in aboard a Royal Navy Wessex and delivered our Christmas mail and a few words of good cheer. We may sometimes mock Holy Joe, but his hearts is in the right place.

A more traditional afternoon sitting in the shade telling tall tales, mostly of fish that got away sprinkled with a few embellished legends of romantic adventures of yesteryear, all the while swelling the purse of Mr Heineken.
At ten minutes to seven, time for Her Majesty, and though our number includes an ardent republican, I noticed that he stood, along with the rest of us.
A nightcap or two and so to bed.

Christmas, I love it. :wink:
 
#18
Hibs_Bez said:
Fallschirmjager said:
Slightly_Nasty said:
Mind you, I'm a civvie now, so at least they can't send me anywhere horrible, and at least I can actually celebrate Christmas properly for once.
Why couldn't you celebrate Christmas properly when you were serving?
Nah mate, he's full of shit. Never went to Afghan, never to Iraq, and was at a desk for the last ten years of his time. The nearest he came to being in a firefight was in his home town (L'pool).
1. Because I reckon I spent 18 of my 22 years on duty over Christmas or New Year.
2. I served on Telic 2.
3. I went out to Afghanistan regularly on jobs over a period of 2 years, but never spent more than a couple of weeks there at a time. Quite rightly never got the medal because I never did a full tour.
4. About the only thing you got right is that I am originally from Liverpool.
 
#19
Slightly_Nasty said:
Hibs_Bez said:
Fallschirmjager said:
Slightly_Nasty said:
Mind you, I'm a civvie now, so at least they can't send me anywhere horrible, and at least I can actually celebrate Christmas properly for once.
Why couldn't you celebrate Christmas properly when you were serving?
Nah mate, he's full of shit. Never went to Afghan, never to Iraq, and was at a desk for the last ten years of his time. The nearest he came to being in a firefight was in his home town (L'pool).
1. Because I reckon I spent 18 of my 22 years on duty over Christmas or New Year.
2. I served on Telic 2.
3. I went out to Afghanistan regularly on jobs over a period of 2 years, but never spent more than a couple of weeks there at a time. Quite rightly never got the medal because I never did a full tour.
4. About the only thing you got right is that I am originally from Liverpool.
Dry your eyes, princess...

A-mazing. 22 years served and still biting.
 

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