Christmas 2015

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Re: Christmas 2015

Postby flipp525 » Mon Jan 04, 2016 4:21 pm

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Greg wrote:So, I heard an ad that started with someone worried he had missed a holiday sale and he talked about how busy he was eating fruitcake and attending ugly sweater parties. Curious, I Googled "ugly sweater party" and found it is a thing where during the holiday season people attend parties where everyone wears ugly sweaters. Has anyone heard about this?


I saw an episode of the american Shark Tank were one of the businesses presented was a company dedicated exclusively to produce ugly christmas sweaters. Apparently they reached 12 million USD in revenue in 2014 only by producing this sweaters...

I actually bought one of their ugly sweaters because I had to attend THREE just last year (the company, IIRC, was called Naughty Elves or something). I ended up winning the contest for ugliest sweater at two of them including my work party so it was kind of a hit. The sweater had these big yellow pom-poms on it that really ratcheted up the ugly factor.

Greg, don't feel left out. I'm sure you can find one to attend next year!
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Re: Christmas 2015

Postby Greg » Mon Jan 04, 2016 4:09 pm

This is the most I've felt like a social outcast since high school. :wink:
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Re: Christmas 2015

Postby flipp525 » Mon Jan 04, 2016 2:14 pm

Greg wrote:So, I heard an ad that started with someone worried he had missed a holiday sale and he talked about how busy he was eating fruitcake and attending ugly sweater parties. Curious, I Googled "ugly sweater party" and found it is a thing where during the holiday season people attend parties where everyone wears ugly sweaters. Has anyone heard about this?

You've seriously never heard or been to an ugly sweater party? They're probably at least ten years old at this point (and are actually rather passé now). The new "it" holiday parties are "re-gifting" parties.
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Re: Christmas 2015

Postby ksrymy » Mon Jan 04, 2016 1:52 pm

Greg wrote:So, I heard an ad that started with someone worried he had missed a holiday sale and he talked about how busy he was eating fruitcake and attending ugly sweater parties. Curious, I Googled "ugly sweater party" and found it is a thing where during the holiday season people attend parties where everyone wears ugly sweaters. Has anyone heard about this?

Dude, ugly Christmas sweater parties are some of the laziest themed parties ever, but I've never been to one that sucked.
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Re: Christmas 2015

Postby mlrg » Sun Jan 03, 2016 4:43 pm

Greg wrote:So, I heard an ad that started with someone worried he had missed a holiday sale and he talked about how busy he was eating fruitcake and attending ugly sweater parties. Curious, I Googled "ugly sweater party" and found it is a thing where during the holiday season people attend parties where everyone wears ugly sweaters. Has anyone heard about this?


I saw an episode of the american Shark Tank were one of the businesses presented was a company dedicated exclusively to produce ugly christmas sweaters. Apparently they reached 12 million USD in revenue in 2014 only by producing this sweaters...

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Re: Christmas 2015

Postby Greg » Sun Jan 03, 2016 3:38 pm

So, I heard an ad that started with someone worried he had missed a holiday sale and he talked about how busy he was eating fruitcake and attending ugly sweater parties. Curious, I Googled "ugly sweater party" and found it is a thing where during the holiday season people attend parties where everyone wears ugly sweaters. Has anyone heard about this?
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Re: Christmas 2015

Postby CalWilliam » Thu Dec 31, 2015 1:47 pm

Happy New Year to everyone!
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Re: Christmas 2015

Postby dws1982 » Fri Dec 25, 2015 3:36 pm

After unseasonably warm temperatures all week, we're now spending Christmas under flood warnings. Water is ankle-deep in my parent's backyard.

But I've been spending the day with the people I care about, and that's all I can ask for on Christmas.

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Re: Christmas 2015

Postby mlrg » Fri Dec 25, 2015 2:34 pm

"Feliz Natal" and happy Black Friday :P

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Re: Christmas 2015

Postby ITALIANO » Fri Dec 25, 2015 1:28 pm

Buon Natale a tutti voi!

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Re: Christmas 2015

Postby Uri » Fri Dec 25, 2015 9:05 am

For more than 9 years now, I’ve practically been living Haneke’s Amour (minus its Rive Gauche chic).Being in charge of two invalid octogenarian parents takes its toll on one’s life, so I hardly see movies any more. But – it’s Oscar season and I do have my evaluating-the-nominees chore to look for, so I decided to go to a preview screening of Room today. I booked the tickets in advance, I looked for another film to see while I’m in Tel Aviv, and over all was very pleased with my planed outing in the big city. Alas, since for us here this is just another run of the mill Friday, I totally forgot that my mother’s Indian caregiver happened to be a Christian and she has a day off today, going to Jerusalem on a pilgrim tour. So here I am at home, writing to you, while my niece and a friend of hers are watching next year Best Actress winner.

Merry Christmas to you all.

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Re: Christmas 2015

Postby Reza » Thu Dec 24, 2015 3:32 pm

Happy Holidays and the very best for all of you during 2016.

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Re: Christmas 2015

Postby Greg » Thu Dec 24, 2015 2:23 pm

I would like to wish everyone Happy Holidays, a prosperous New Year, and that not too much fighting will break out here should Mad Max win Best Picture.
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Re: Christmas 2015

Postby Big Magilla » Thu Dec 24, 2015 2:09 pm

Merry Christmas everyone. May all your 2015 Oscar wishes come true.
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Re: Christmas 2015

Postby Mister Tee » Thu Dec 24, 2015 12:15 pm

Very best to all, and wishes for a 2016 overflowing with positive news.


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