What do you want for Christmas?

For me, I would like to see Christmas at the right time of year and not have to navigate around Christmas Trees in the big DIY chains and Garden Centres at the end of October!  Do people really buy and decorate a proper Christmas tree that early?  It must look very nude by Christmas Day.

Oh! and what I really would like for Chritmas is a lotto win and perhaps a new set of golf clubs.......I have been good all year, promise!

Polly

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Flash Gordon's picture

2 weeks of peace and quiet

Flash Gordon | | Permalink

I have simple tastes - I'd be delighted to discover that Santa had delivered me 2 full weeks of peace and quiet, no work, no clients wanting something, no studying, no invitations to anything (tis the season of bah humbug in my house!). Just 2 glorious weeks of rolling out of bed when I fancied (hungry cats permitting), a slow amble with pooch, and spending the rest of each day catching up with unread books and unwatched dvds, interspersed with cooking from scratch, baking and eating. Bliss..... Oh and a covering of snow would be the icing on the Chrimbo cake!

But I'm agreed with Polly on Christmas being in December and not July onwards. And a win on the Lotto - then lots of animals could be spoilt for Chrimbo and not just mine :)

 

thisistibi's picture

How about

thisistibi | | Permalink

How about:

  • HMRC to annouce that all accountants have to be qualified to register as agents; and
  • HMRC to announce that all taxpayers must use an accountant.

Could make for a profitable 2012 :)

Old Greying Accountant's picture

Apart from world peace and an end to poverty you mean!

Old Greying Acc... | | Permalink

I would like the SA deadline moved to 30th November.

Our Christmas tree goes up the weekend before Christmas and comes back down just before 12th night, although the wife does love Christmas songs and carols and starts playing them by about July. I can't really say much as she works so hard with all the preparations, the cooking and sorting out all the presents I daren't risk a work to rule - :o) 

 

Constantly Confused's picture

A new mountain bike

Constantly Confused | | Permalink

Sod World Peace

Old Greying Accountant's picture

I think someones going to be disappointed ...

Old Greying Acc... | | Permalink

... they're bound to be on the naughty list now!

Henry Osadzinski's picture

To be snowed in

Henry Osadzinski | | Permalink

A perfect excuse to work from home cozy and comfy with a mug of eggnog. Will have to fight the cat for a spot on the sofa though...

ShirleyM's picture

to relax

ShirleyM | | Permalink

... and OD on old films, music, reading, and soak up the Christmas 'cheer'. 

I don't agree with you, OGA, over a November deadline for SA's. I get truly bored in February and March because there is nothing much to do, so another 2 months of boredom would probably shove me over the edge.

Steve McQueen's picture

all I want for xmas...

Steve McQueen | | Permalink

Flash's christmas sounds wonderful. I would also like a nice bottle of port (Taylors LBV - yum!) a block of good brie, some fresh bread, a new subscription to The Economist and a new pair of M&S cords in olive green.

Flash Gordon's picture

all I want for xmas is you - not :)

Flash Gordon | | Permalink

You'd be welcome to join me Steve but that would bring the human count up to an unacceptably high 2 so alas..... I'm with you on the brie and bread though :o)

I'd loved to be snowed in - preferably with my neighbours snowed in somewhere else so I didn't have to see them and so that they didn't mess up the pristine whiteness. You can't beat sitting gazing out of the window while the snow is falling - it's the best sight ever.

I'm impressed you have a cat Henry - you've shot sky high in my estimation :)

Old Greying Accountant's picture

Of course he has Flash ...

Old Greying Acc... | | Permalink

... have you never heard of Henry's cat?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ub3MJY_I2hU&feature=related 

(this has reminded me why holidays are a bad thing - lol)

Steve Holloway's picture

A mig welder ...

Steve Holloway | | Permalink

having just completed a six week welding course at college I can't wait to start practising on Scarlett (my X19).

 

I wonder if I went to the right careers advisor?!

Old Greying Accountant's picture

Wonder if you bought the right car

Old Greying Acc... | | Permalink

Steve Holloway wrote:

having just completed a six week welding course at college I can't wait to start practising on Scarlett (my X19).

 

I wonder if I went to the right careers advisor?!

X19's were known as rust buckets from the moment they rolled off the line - lol

Steve Holloway's picture

Its the right car ...

Steve Holloway | | Permalink

to practice welding on! Actually, any X19's left on the road (about 200 in the UK) have probably been garaged all their life otherwise they wouldn't be here at all. Mine is very good with just a few scabs here and there to attend to.

Constantly Confused's picture

Flash!

Constantly Confused | | Permalink

Flash Gordon wrote:

You'd be welcome to join me Steve but that would bring the human count up to an unacceptably high 2 so alas..... I'm with you on the brie and bread though :o)

I'd loved to be snowed in - preferably with my neighbours snowed in somewhere else so I didn't have to see them.

That sounds like a perfect Christmas to me...  Maybe I could come over and we could both be on our own together, I'll take your east wing and you can have the west.  I don't take up much room, being a duck and all.

Flash Gordon's picture

@Constantly

Flash Gordon | | Permalink

I could find you a lovely slot in the freezer, or if you prefer something a little warmer I'm planning on cleaning the oven out ready for guests :)   (I'm going to feel guilty now eating your relatives)

I don't have wings unfortunately, just arms. But I'd welcome you with them open. I'd even get the doggy paddling pool out for you so you could have your own pond!

It's good to know though that not everybody feels the need to be out partying the whole time.

ps OGA - I'd forgotten Henry's Cat!

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