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Christmas Advertisments

Discussion in 'Lounge' started by chippy, Nov 27, 2017.

  1. chippy Well-Known Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Is anyone else sick to death of Christmas ads . we have been hammered for a month now and there's still a month to go . I'm slowly losing the will to be merry . So to fight back I'm only buying my Christmas gifts from firms who don't advertise . So far I have Jewsons who are good for a bag of cement and some bricks , City Plumbing some lengths of copper pipe and a few bends and tees , Screwfix who dosen't need screws !!! and finally Tool Station anything from tool station should be welcome .
    And if all these gifts lovingly chosen don't go down well I'm sure I can make use of them .
    So it only remains for me to say Bah Humbug .
    chippy
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  2. housecarl A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    ''What a lot of things I don't need.'' Socrates.;)
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  3. Jazz A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Buy loads of figures and busts instead. You never see them advertised on tv.
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  4. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom

    I don't acknowledge Christmas ,its a pile of tosh . Bah Humbug :whistle:
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  5. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    forgot to add . Im sick of black Friday ,black friday week . cyber Monday , seemed to have missed tits Tuesday .
    Wonder what deals there are on W***rs Wednesday , and now we are about to get swamped with news hysteria re
    Harry getting married .
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  6. billyturnip A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    All this can easily be avoided by using .... 15105-illustration-of-a-red-power-button-icon-pv.png
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  7. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    You can't , its everywhere :eek:
  8. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Happy as ever eh Chippy ! ..lol

    Get to the toy store and buy some pressies for that beautiful grand daughter of yours ...and then buy models !

    You have a point seems no let up or get away from the hype ...and earlier each year ...for me I intend to enjoy this one with my family .

    Joyeaux Noel

    Nap
  9. billyturnip A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Harry who... what's happening?
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  10. housecarl A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Frank Bruno?;)
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  11. DEL A Fixture

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    Scotland
    Don't you find moaning about Christmas is getting earlier and earlier every year ;)

    I love Christmas and everything about it. Even the advertising doesn't bother me.
    Loads of family round, proper big sit round the table dinners, the usual retelling of family anecdotes.
    A lot of happiness and a wee bit of sadness, crackers, stupid hats and awful jokes. Brilliant.
    I bet that most of the Brits on here who are 60+ remember and can probably sing the words to the Tom Thumb
    advertisement........there you go that's it lodged in your heads now :p
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  12. Chrisr PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Australia

    Come, come Ron - Surely you'll enjoy a good dram and some plum pudding on the day, or you can come Down Under and enjoy a sunny Aussie Christmas with a seafood Christmas lunch. I'll pop another prawn on the Barbie for you, and what about a crayfish (lobster) tail?
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  13. Jim Active Member

    I was in retail for a lot of years and, then and for many, many years afterwards, I detested, hated, despised (see where I'm going?:)) Christmas. It took my daughters' joy and excitement with it to finally get this Grinch to accept it. Now, that I have two grandsons, I'm seeing it through their eyes now.

    That being said:

    I don't like the advertising that starts so early - late August! Hallmark Channel here in the US has 'Christmas in July' insipid movie marathons. Were I king of the world, no one could advertise anything having to do with Christmas until 12:01 am the day after Thanksgiving - like that'd ever happen!

    I still hope Scrooge (1951 Allister Sim version) and the Grinch (animated version) don't relent ...
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  14. Jazz A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    I've got a cousin who lives in Brisbane and at this time of year all he does is moan how hot it is there. He longs for the British cold weather. It seems like everybody's miserable at Christmas. Come on, cheer up.
    John
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  15. chippy Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Thanks for all the replies . I know I'm not alone, I feel the :love::love: ,
    Carl I'm trying to start a nice facetious thread about
    Christmas and now you have gone an got all philosophical cal cal on me :p .
    How will a has a big red bowling ball help me Roger , do I throw it at the screen ?
    Kev believe me She will be spoilt rotten . No more models for awhile , I really need to finish some of the many I have already .

    Jim being in retail over this period most be one of the hardest jobs in the world . Trying to keep a :):) on your face for two months :arghh::arghh::arghh: .
    Just for the record I do love Christmas .
    chippy
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  16. Jim Active Member

    Chippy,
    Before Christmas, it was six days a week; come the day after Thanksgiving, until 6 pm Christmas Eve, it was 7 days a week, 9 hour days on Saturdays and Sundays and 14 to 16 hour days during the week.

    Most every Christmas Eve, when I closed the store and got home, I became sick as a dog - I had to get better before I could die. I spent most every Christmas Day recovering because, come December 26th, it was time to open the doors for the returns and exchanges. Joys of owning a retail business; what profits there were (and sometimes, they were pretty slim), got plowed back into new stock. I could tell you stories about living on Ramen noodles, canned tuna, boxed macaroni and cheese and hotdogs, but you'd lose your appetite! :LOL:

    I finally got smart, had a blow-out sale the last Christmas and cleaned the shelves and racks out. The happiest day I had owning that business was when I locked the doors of the empty store and gave the keys to the landlord!
  17. DEL A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    You're talking Shiite Ron. :)
  18. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom

    How am I talking shit , it was made up by the victorians . next you will be telling me you believe in Santa Clause
    The adult one I refer to , you are way to educated for that :D
  19. Rich Sculpts A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
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    Pass the mead....
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  20. DEL A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Read it with your glasses on..
    :facepalm: ........ Talking Shiite........ { I don't acknowledge Cristmas }
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