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Celebrating Christmas in the UK

Discussion in 'Christmas Around the World' started by Festive Spirit, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. Festive Spirit

    Festive Spirit Christmas Royalty MMC Lifer

    Celebrating Christmas in the UK??

    Hello !:dance:

    I just thought it might be nice to start a thread for those of us celebrating Christmas in the UK. Everyone is welcome ofcourse ,regardless of where you are from!

    I am in the North West of England. Where is everyone else from??

    I noticed the dates for the Christmas Markets the other day and got all excited! Do you all go to any?

    Looking forward to meeting you all..........
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  2. Festive Spirit

    Festive Spirit Christmas Royalty MMC Lifer

    Also it's been confirmed that Movies 24 will become Christmas24 from November 12th to Jan 05th showing Christmas movies around the clock.

    If anyone else has any info to add then please do........
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  3. Undrtakr

    Undrtakr MMC Emeritus Member MMC Emeritus Member

    Welcome! Always nice to see new faces here.

    Here in London Ontario Canada we don't have Christmas markets. But we do have a 24/7 small Christmas store. Its nice to visit and has a Santa on the roof at all times.
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  4. Festive Spirit

    Festive Spirit Christmas Royalty MMC Lifer

    Wow a 24/7 Christmas Store! Thats sounds awesome!

    The Christmas Markets are a tradition here. There are various stalls with handmade crafts and ornaments , food, sweet treats ,continental cheeses and sausages, christmas trees and delicious festive drinks along with lots of other things too. There is always lots of christmas music in the background and it's always so christmassy!!
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  5. Maureen

    Maureen Merry Forums Super Administrator MMC Lifer Santa's Elf Christmas Crew Louann Jeffries Award

    Hey! I live in Scotland (Canadian but it's a long story!) I think the Christmas markets are a regional thing because they aren't huge up here. There's a big German one in Edinburgh but that's about it.

    True Movies just had a weekend of Christmas movies to get us in the mood, so to speak, and QVC also had a Christmas weekend.

    My son was in London the other day and took pictures of the Harrods Christmas display so it's all starting!!!!!!!!

    Glad you've joined us!
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  6. Maureen

    Maureen Merry Forums Super Administrator MMC Lifer Santa's Elf Christmas Crew Louann Jeffries Award

    There's quite a lot here from the UK so you'll fit right in!!!
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  7. Leighlansmummyx

    Leighlansmummyx Tinsel Straightener Merry Forums Member

    im in the west midlands :) i work for Asda & theyve got all the tins of chocolates in & christmassy candles in :) i bought some christmassy candles on friday & got them lit now ... x
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  8. Olly

    Olly Merry Forums Newbie Merry Forums Member

    I'm from England. I went to a Christmas market about six years ago, but haven't been to one since. This thread has definitely inspired me to go to one (or a few cheesy) this year though :D
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  9. Festive Spirit

    Festive Spirit Christmas Royalty MMC Lifer

    Ohhh no I didn't know about that True Movies Christmas Weekend. It's not a channel I watch so I had no idea! Oh wow I bet the Harrods display is amazing !
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  10. Festive Spirit

    Festive Spirit Christmas Royalty MMC Lifer

    I'll have to pick up some candles ! I bet it is getting really busy at your work now with all the christmas stock as well as Halloween stock coming in!
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  11. Festive Spirit

    Festive Spirit Christmas Royalty MMC Lifer

    Hi Olly, I hope you get the chance to go to a christmas market this year. I have only been to the same one every year in my city but there are a few scattered throughout the country.
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  12. Festive Spirit

    Festive Spirit Christmas Royalty MMC Lifer

    Today I saw my first christmas advert of the season!!! It was a DFS commercial with Elves and music!!!!

    I also read that Movies24 will become Christmas24 (round the clock christmas movies) on Nov 03 instead of Nov 12th!!!! Thats just under 3 weeks away!!!

    '''s beginning to look alot like christmas..........''
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  13. Maureen

    Maureen Merry Forums Super Administrator MMC Lifer Santa's Elf Christmas Crew Louann Jeffries Award

    I saw the commercial about Christmas 24 last night!!!!!!!!!!

    I hope they have a few different movies this year though because last year it seems like they were all on a loop

    We've booked our Christmas night out (the office one) for Friday Dec. 21st. Looking forward to it - maybe because I finish on December 7th and don't go back until January!!!!!!

    Are you taking part in the card exchange???
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  14. Festive Spirit

    Festive Spirit Christmas Royalty MMC Lifer

    Yes I know what you mean about the movies being repeated , I guess they have no choice with it being 24/7. Anyway I read that they have a few new ones to add this year so that will be great!

    I would have loved to take part in the card exchange but I am not a platinum member.

    How wonderful to have all that time off over christmas!!
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  15. whychristmas

    whychristmas Webmaster Partner, <a href="http://www.whychristma MMC Lifer MMC Emeritus Member MMC Partner

    I'm from sunny (or actually mainly cloudy!) Somerset :)

    I saw that DFS commercial a few mins ago! Be interesting to see just how many UK folks we've got on here - I think it's quite a few...
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  16. 'Tis the season

    'Tis the season Mrs. Claus' Executive Assistant MMC Lifer MMC Donor

    Did anyone see the countdown to Christmas on qvc UK? (24th) Only seen the last hour myself but it looked good. Good news on the movie front, thanks for the info. Hopefully getting a new tv soon as ni just completed the switch over to digital and our old one isn't great. So that means Christmas movies on a bigger screen :)

    Sent from my HTC Sensation Z710e using Tapatalk 2
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  17. Christmasstar

    Christmasstar one Crazy Canadian ! MMC Lifer

    actually there is a great one in Kitchener, very easy to get to is on King street right downtown (go hiway 8 north off 401, that turns into King Street, just keep going until you see the signs)
    We go every year, love it!
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  18. kathrynfell

    kathrynfell MMC Emeritus Member MMC Emeritus Member

    I'm in wales :)

    Sorry Ive not posted in a very time, Im in wales, uk and determined to have a 'christmassy christmas' this year :) hope everyone are well Kathryn x
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  19. usafvet

    usafvet Merry Forums Elf, 3rd Class MMC Lifer

    I’ve always been intrigued with various Christmas traditions in the UK. My wife and I always joke that we need to trade places with someone for Christmas (like that Holiday movie) and visit the UK, experiencing what that culture has to offer that is different from ours in the United States.
  20. shellie12

    shellie12 North Pole Resident MMC Lifer

    Yip they seem to have differance ones premiers they call them lol
    they are on each sat and sunday 3pm to 6 pm and i have checked it out and yes they seem to be ones that i have never heard of
    check out moves 24+ they have some good ones to and true entertaiment as well

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