Wednesday, 27 December 2006

Christmas Time

I hope everyone enjoyed Christmas day and is enjoying their holidays (if they haven't already finished). The time I've had off has been brilliant as it's allowed me to have a long overdue rest from work. I like my job, but everyone should have a break from what they do occasionally.

Anyway, below is what I got for Christmas. The links don't necessarily go to the places where they were bought - they just allow you to see things like track listings.

Iron Maiden - A Matter Of Life And Death
WWE - Wreckless Intent
Funk Brothers - Standing In The Shadows Of Motown
Edwin Starr - The Essential Collection
Angela Gheorghiu - Diva

X-Men 3 - The Last Stand (Two Disc Special Edition)
Star Wars Episode 3 - Revenge Of The Sith
A DVD of UFC1 and UFC2

Shower Gels, Deodorants (you know - what everyone gets at Christmas)
Belkin Bluetooth 2.0 Dongle

While there are plenty of good things to say about Christmas (such as people giving presents to others), there are one or two little annoyances.One of them is that the marketing teams of various different businesses seem to start advertising Christmas earlier each year - I think it started around late September this time. Why do they have to do this? There's absolutely no point at all. It should start around November. That still leaves plenty of time for people to advertise their products.

The other thing is outlandish decorations. People should be free to put plenty of decorations up, but some go OTT, which means what they put up has no class or taste to it. The one example of over the top decorations which I have liked (due to it's originality) is this:

So what do the rest of you think about Christmas decorations? I'm sure some of you have seen some terrible decorations either now or in the past. Also, do you think Christmas is advertised too early?


Greeny said...

Merry Christmas!

I saw that video about a year ago i reckon, it's brilliant, not sure whether or not I could be bothered to put that much time or effort in to something that will only be up for a month/month 1/2 max though.

As for advertising too early, I went into sainsburys on 4th September to see them putting out the Christmas stock and playing Christmas music, it's sheer madness. I did however manage to shield myself from the festive season until a week before Christmas. I felt that was about the right time to put my jolly face on ;)