Christmas or New Year ?

Discussion in 'Polling Station' started by Jakamoko, Dec 21, 2003.


Do you prefer Christmas or New Year ?

  1. Christmas

  2. New Year

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  1. Jakamoko
    Honorary Member

    Jakamoko On the move again ...

    Which do you prefer ?

    This may cover time off work, quality time with family & friends, or just the general way you spend your time.

    I know many people say they love the "family" aspect of Christmas, but have little time for the New Year.

    Here in Scotland, Hogmanay tends to have a life of it's own - you daren't admit to "having a quite night in" on the 31st. That is practically a "burning at the stake" offence - street parties in minus degree conditions are considered fun (which they usually are !)

    I'm interested to hear everyone else's opinions on this ...
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  2. flex22

    flex22 Gigabyte Poster

    I'm sort of at that age where I don't revolve around family stuff much, I just do my own thing.

    However, I'd have to say that xmas is my preference.New year has never bothered me much.It would probably be different going to a major city or something, were they really throw a party, but otherwise I prefer xmas.

    If I had a job, it wouldn't bother me to work new years eve, all that extra money.

    New years eve as far as I see is just another night out, but with more people and when it happens to be 12 o'clock, some fat bird grabs and, well.........

    Mind you, last year me and me mate got two lovely looking lasses.Funny thing was, they ignored loads of lads closer to them to get over to us.Maybe I aint that ugly afterall :P :offtopic

    I just feel that xmas, with the presents and seeing children all made up and excited makes you feel good.New years good, but really you can go out any day of the year and do similar.

    Maybe I'll change over time, but that's what I think right now.

    Thanks :!:
  3. tripwire45
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    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

    There's no choice for "neither" which is what I'd say. I've already talked about my "relationship" with Christmas and New Years Eve is probably one of the most dangerous nights of the year (to be out, that is). I generally stay in and hang out with the kids.

    I remember New Year's Eve 1999. We were all waiting for the big "Y2K" thing. My wife had to work, of course so I was up with the kids. I didn't think anything was going to happen but my wife made me promise to turn off everything electrical in the house in case there was some sort of power surge. We watched "Cartoon Network" (back in the days when we had cable) until about 11:30 p.m. then turned everything off, lit some candles, and played a board game as midnight came and went. Afterwards, I turned everything back on and, of course, everything operated normally. That was four years ago. We had a lot of fun and my wife made it home not too long afterwards. Better to stay in and stay safe.
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  4. SimonV
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    SimonV Petabyte Poster Gold Member

    I'll have to go with Xmas, the reason being that by the time new year comes around I just want to go back to work and work of all the excess weight I've accumulated over the past 2 weeks. :rendeer

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  5. Phil
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    Phil Gigabyte Poster

    I'm with Christmas too. I always have a good time at Christmas because I'm always at the parents, New Year depnds a lot on where I am and what I'm up to :)
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  6. Sandy

    Sandy Ex-Member

    New Year for me

    a) I am a Scot

    b) I hate the comercialisation of Christmas (baa humbug)
  7. wizard

    wizard Petabyte Poster

    I always prefer the new year, another chance to start afresh, or in my case another year to mess up completely. :D
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