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I can't imagine being anywhere but home for Christmas!
Review of Christmas Holidays: home or away? by stephbond1989

Advantages: Home time Christmas means family, friends and love!
Disadvantages: Having Christmas in your own house can be stressful!

...any of my winter or Christmas related reviews you will know that I am a Christmas fanatic! I love everything Christmas, I start buying my presents almost as soon as Christmas is over and as soon as ... Read review

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Have a good one - and a Happy New Year. by torr
Excellent review - lovely read by sellerleygirl

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06.12.2016 20:15
(06.12.2016 22:42)
Queen's Speech 2016
Review of Are monarchy and democracy incompatible? by 1st2thebar

Advantages: The Queen would be deemed less wooden if she was allowed the freedom of speech
Disadvantages: Senior moment central; could provoke chaos

By honorary request, the monarchy has broken tradition and allowed a commoner to write this year's Christmas Day 'Queen's Speech' - this is a proud moment for me, one that I shall tell future generations, many times over, like a broken record while they p ... Read review

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, will she be amused ) by mumsymary
:-) by Essexgirl2006

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06.12.2016 18:44
Christmas celebrations
Review of Christmas Holidays: home or away? by mumsymary

Advantages: Family and friends and presents
Disadvantages: Expense

I have had many Christmas's. All have been at Home or a close relative's home. The best ones for me were when I was a child at home with my parents and sister in the thatched cottage on the village green. My parents with some help from us children deco ... Read review

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lovely done x by Thanuja
Hope your toes are better soon! by rolandrat123

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06.12.2016 14:26
(06.12.2016 16:01)
Home Sweet Home
Review of Christmas Holidays: home or away? by jo-1976

Advantages: Christmas with loved ones, all home comforts available
Disadvantages: None

I love Christmas, particularly as a parent, sharing in the build up to the special day. For me, the question that Ciao has posed here can be answered very easily without hesitation as 'home' is always the best place for me to celebrate the festive period ... Read review

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Lovely readx by Chippytarka

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06.12.2016 10:13
Christmas Holidays - home, not alone
Review of Christmas Holidays: home or away? by snow_drops

Advantages: Christmas time is best with family
Disadvantages: Our family is scattered all over the world!

Christmas Holidays: home or away? I have spent some Christmases at home, and some when I was living abroad with my husband, in his country. For the past few years we have spent Christmas with my family in Scotland, as my husband's family are all ... Read review

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vh x by daylehall
vh by sophie342

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05.12.2016 21:43
It'll be "Homely" this Christmas... dee dum dee dee dum...
Review of Christmas Holidays: home or away? by 2mennycds

Advantages: Delighting in family and friends
Disadvantages: Some sad memories

...anyone else. I’ve never spent Christmas away from home and – unless it were to visit other family members – I wouldn’t want to. Befor ... Read review

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Happy Consequences (not to mention Christmas and New Year). by torr
so funny!! by bettyboo47

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04.12.2016 09:32
I'm staying home for Christmas!!
Review of Christmas Holidays: home or away? by sellerleygirl

Advantages: IT'S C H R I S T M A S S S S S !!
Disadvantages: None - it's Christmas!!

...IT’S CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!-•-:¦: :¦:-• A Christmas Carol -•-:¦: Anyone who knows me will know that I LOVE Christmas; but I am lucky enough to have family to share the festive season with; and I really do empathise with those people ... Read review

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Excellent write-up by Classicc
super read!! by bettyboo47

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03.12.2016 11:22
(03.12.2016 13:55)
Home is where the family is
Review of Christmas Holidays: home or away? by mummytobe78

Advantages: Time with family
Disadvantages: Miss loved ones who are no longer with us

...We used to alternate Christmas going ... Read review

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Your little boy will make it all ok this year!! xx by bettyboo47
A lovely and poignant review. The first Christmas without a loved one is indeed hard, but there are some fond memories to cherish among the sadness. by 2mennycds

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02.12.2016 08:06
Stay at home this Chirstmas
Review of Christmas Holidays: home or away? by yunjerry

Advantages: an interesting topic
Disadvantages: no

...really willing to have this Christmas staying at home. I am tired of going out as before, my family spent Christmas in other relaties' home by invitation, Virginia and LA. I have a wonderful plan of this Christmas. My children and I will go to chur ... Read review

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Sweet! enjoy the site. by LiveMusicLoverLyn
Welcome to Ciao - the UK site! Think you've got a little lost but thanks for some useful thoughts - Have a lovely Christmas =) by BrutalHonesty91

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01.12.2016 23:49
It's a jolly old time.
Review of Christmas Holidays: home or away? by CoffeeQueen68

Advantages: Spending Christmas with people that like to help.
Disadvantages: None.

So, Christmas is nearly upon us once again, and the shops and stores are well underway with trying to sell us their Christmas wares. Everywhere is looking festive and with everyone starting to plan their own Christmas, I don't have much in the way of pla ... Read review

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Have a good one, and a Happy New Year too. by torr
Lovely readx by Chippytarka

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01.12.2016 21:51
Home or Away??
Review of Christmas Holidays: home or away? by rolandrat123

Advantages: Home is the best
Disadvantages: Some may like the change of being away

Christmas Holidays We must fall into the old school section of society as we have always spend Christmas Day at home. Firstly with my parents when the day was always just spent on our own as my father did not really relish guests on that day (or p ... Read review

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Nice. Christmas is definitely for family - if not at one's own home, at one of theirs. by torr
how sweet!! I am always at home too!! by bettyboo47

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01.12.2016 16:49
Have I got an Avent calendar ?
Review of Advent calendars: do they still have a place in your home? by mumsymary

Advantages: Gives children idea of how long till that big day
Disadvantages: rubbish chocoalet

...be aware of what an Advent calendar is; briefly it is a calendar for December when you count down the days till Christmas. Advent means the coming towards an event. Advent calendars started of with a more religious meaning than the ... Read review

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nice that you keep the tradition! by 2mennycds
VH; I don't have an advent calendar but I did receive one as a child. by Silveryew

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01.12.2016 12:18
Windows Operating System
Review of Advent calendars: do they still have a place in your home? by 1st2thebar

Advantages: Waiting for the next Windows Operating System it's more tangible
Disadvantages: Advent brings to life Samuel Becket's Waiting for Godot

'Advent' is derived from the Latin word Adventus, meaning “coming,” - translates to the Greek word... parousia. When I was six I had a calendar full of chocolate after opening window number 1 and eagerly scoffing its contents. I quickly realised th ... Read review

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Neat title. by torr
E from me! by snow_drops

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30.11.2016 14:02
Counting Down to the Christmas Countdown!
Review of Advent calendars: do they still have a place in your home? by jo-1976

Advantages: Inexpensive way of helping kids to count down to Christmas day
Disadvantages: Pricier versions including toys and adult cosmetics

The Topic Think back to your childhood during the Christmas period… the thrill of time of school, the joys of spending time with family and the presents! Counting down the days, was almost an inevitable part, but as an adult does the Christmas c ... Read review

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vh by Pointress
lovely review by 2mennycds

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30.11.2016 10:01
Humbugs All Round
Review of Advent calendars: do they still have a place in your home? by Jarisleif

Advantages: Beer
Disadvantages: Chrimbo

Those that know me personally tend to avoid me around Christmas time, and for the remainder of this article, I'll refer to it as my dad would - chrimbo. I suppose if I lived in a warmer climate during winter, I might take a different view, but here in Ind ... Read review

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A beer-dispensing calendar is certainly one I could relate to. by torr
vh :o) by euphie

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23.11.2016 20:14
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