Friday, November 27

Bah humbug!

I really am not against Christmas.. I don't bah humbug about it, in fact I love Christmas. I'm really looking forward to it this year as Eve is coming to stay from Christmas Eve until Boxing day. (for those that don't know, Eve is my 24 yr old daughter). It will be about 15 years since she's been at home for Christmas for a variety of reasons (not my choice btw). So we are all really looking forward to it, and I will have all three of my babies (even if they are 24, 19 and 4 - they're all my babies still) in my house on Christmas morning after Father Christmas has paid his visit. I'm so excited about it, I really can't wait....

what is giving me the bah humbug is the flippin' adverts on the telly. They are driving me insane!! A couple of weeks ago it was the 'go compare' advert that was driving me bonkers. It has to be the most annoying advert in the world.. (although there have been some pretty annoying ones in the past)... it makes me cringe every time I see or hear it. But for the past couple of weeks, almost every advert has been a Christmas advert. The biggest culprits are Asda, Tesco and Morrisions (and we don't even have a Morrisons near where I live!) They are ramming the food ads down our throats.. one after the other, they're all claiming they're the cheapest and Morrisons have even got buy one get two free offers on! (typical because what I'd use in petrol to get the nearest Morrisons would cost more than anything I'd save on their offers).

What makes it worse for me is that it's not even December yet!! For heavens sake, give me a break. It's bad enough Isabelle counting the days down (every 5 minutes) without the Christmas food adverts on during the 5 minutes Isabelle isn't telling me how many days to go.

And when did Christmas turn into Foodmas? Chrismas is no longer about Christmas (although I feel a bit of a hypocrite as I'm not religious) but for me it's about family, but the media have turned it around and made it all about food. How much food you can get down your necks, and how much you can drink, which is also a bit of a difficult one in our house seeing as I don't drink and my other half not having had a drink for 4 years due to alcoholism.

Maybe I should start wishing everyone a Merry FoodDrinkMas instead.

Do I sound bitter? LOL


  1. Anonymous4:39 PM

    Not bah humbug at all in my opinion. You're absolutely right, these adverts on telly are getting ridiculous. I loathe the Go Compare one, it's really irritating isn't it. And the one where ASDA is comparing other supermarkets is just wrong to me. I think Tesco and Morrisons should be suing ASDA!

    And I absolutely Adore Christmas, with a capital A!

    CJ xx

  2. It is ridiculous, you are so not bah humbug, just sensible. My husband won't have a mince pie until Christmas Eve, and we don't get our tree until a week before The Event. It really annoys me to see all the food adverts, as it makes you feel you SHOULD be packing your cupboards with hundreds of different cakes, biscuits, sweets, pies, bottles and triple stuffed poultry or you are not in the spirit of things, or a good home maker. (I sound a bit bah! now!)Worse is the Xmas decorations up in the shops in October!!AArgh!!
    Like you, I'm excited as my 28 year old is coming home on 18th Dec for 10 whole days! Little E is just over the moon, as she misses Big Bro so much. I'm sure your little one will be very excited to have the whole family there. Lovely for you all xx

  3. I really agree. It's starting to turn my stomach; all these food adverts. As your other commenter said, they induce this feeling of panic/inadequacy that if your kitchen is groaning with food and drink you're failing somehow. The way Christmas starts in November is pissing me off, big style!