Christmas comes early as people rush to buy trees
01/12/2020 | news | business | 156
It's a bumper year for British tree growers as customers look for some early festive cheer.
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01/12/2020 11:04:12 7 34
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Better idea is to leave the trees in the ground and stop destroying nature.
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01/12/2020 11:16:26 16 1
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The trees capture carbon. When cut down the carbon is still captured. Then new trees are planted in the same ground to capture more carbon. After Xmas the old trees are recycled. It's sustainable and environmentally friendly. Try not to fret too much.
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01/12/2020 11:04:40 42 10
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Tree-mendous News for the British tree growers.
Wishing them a successful year.
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01/12/2020 11:13:25 20 3
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I wood pine fir it.
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01/12/2020 11:32:19 6 0
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something to do if you've been fir-lowed
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01/12/2020 11:34:41 5 0
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Don't Fir-get to Spruce up your house with some nice decorations on your tree :)
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01/12/2020 11:43:08 6 0
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I'm getting sycamore of these tree puns
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01/12/2020 11:05:24 19 8
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I don't believe it - it's December, and demand for Christmas trees has increased.

Whatever next?
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01/12/2020 11:17:17 11 1
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The point is that demand is much higher than usual. One of our local tree sellers said he has already beat his best week last year, and it was only November.
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01/12/2020 11:06:10 24 10
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Who can blame people for wanting to light up their homes a bit? Many have been indoors for months either working from home or furloughed.

Just let people enjoy it.
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01/12/2020 11:07:34 1 15
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Christmas comes early as people rush to buy trees

=lol

really??? why???, I thought brits rush to buy toilet rolls.....
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01/12/2020 12:30:22 1 0
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think you are just sore,that people are not buying plastic trees from china.
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01/12/2020 11:07:36 1 6
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what is bought now, probably won't be bought later
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01/12/2020 11:08:53 3 12
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Yes it will be soon to put the decorations up on the 13th December-certainly not now!!!
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01/12/2020 11:09:25 18 14
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Truthbetold
11:04
Better idea is to leave the trees in the ground and stop destroying nature.
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I guess you don't eat fruit or vegetables either then?
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01/12/2020 13:35:42 3 0
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In a some cases the small trees destined for houses with 8' high rooms are thinings.
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01/12/2020 11:07:55 5 8
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Whole smokes, people buying Christmas trees at the start of December. Mental!
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01/12/2020 11:35:19 2 1
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Maybe they think there will be shortages nearer Christmas Day, so are buying early. Bit like people were stocking up with "essentials" earlier this year for no valid reason.
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01/12/2020 11:11:11 3 6
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Christmas trees in December ? next you will be telling us that flour eggs and milk have sold out 4 months before Easter.
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01/12/2020 11:11:14 6 16
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I wouldn't have thought cutting down trees is that environmentally friendly.

Humbug.
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01/12/2020 11:15:45 8 4
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Yes artificial tree all the way for me, Had the same tree for 10 years now.
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01/12/2020 11:19:58 1 4
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Looking at your comment I suggest the use of the word thought is incorrect, have you ever had a good one?
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01/12/2020 11:33:11 2 0
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I have managed the same live Xmas tree for 10 years now. Bonzai is a hobby of mine and any tree can be a Bonzai. No need to kill trees, as they can last for many years in pots. Throwaway culture these days...
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01/12/2020 11:11:18 56 14
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I walk my dog every night and there's so many lights up already, it's brilliant to see people making an effort to brighten up this otherwise record miserable December. And although yes, consumerism isn't always a good thing, with so many jobs going if you have a bit of spare cash, why not splash out a bit on Christmas and support people who do still have jobs.
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01/12/2020 11:31:53 31 3
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Please make sure your tree is grown in the UK! Better for the environment and the economy.
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01/12/2020 12:33:06 3 2
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record miserable december.still only the first day.
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01/12/2020 22:17:52 0 0
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Agree to an extent, but why do so many have to be so tacky?
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01/12/2020 11:04:40 42 10
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Tree-mendous News for the British tree growers.
Wishing them a successful year.
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01/12/2020 11:13:25 20 3
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I wood pine fir it.
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01/12/2020 11:13:31 19 3
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Great to see people trying to enjoy the best Christmas possible and help local businesses at the same time.
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01/12/2020 13:06:10 1 2
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Yes, and by buying now they'll probably a next a second one too because the tree will be looking a bit ropey come Christmas week - unless they've got one with roots that is.
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01/12/2020 11:14:50 8 6
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Its not early is it?
My decorations go up the last weekend in November every year
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01/12/2020 11:11:14 6 16
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I wouldn't have thought cutting down trees is that environmentally friendly.

Humbug.
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01/12/2020 11:15:45 8 4
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Yes artificial tree all the way for me, Had the same tree for 10 years now.
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01/12/2020 11:04:12 7 34
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Better idea is to leave the trees in the ground and stop destroying nature.
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01/12/2020 11:16:26 16 1
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The trees capture carbon. When cut down the carbon is still captured. Then new trees are planted in the same ground to capture more carbon. After Xmas the old trees are recycled. It's sustainable and environmentally friendly. Try not to fret too much.
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01/12/2020 11:16:46 17 12
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Our decorations are going up next weekend. This year, why not? But as per normal the miserable HYS merchants are out in force. I'm guessing they are waiting to bemoan the fact that the coal in their stockings wasn't mined in the UK.
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01/12/2020 11:32:00 4 3
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Fantastic patter. Well done!
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01/12/2020 11:16:50 19 2
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I'm going to spend the weekend cursing while I assemble my tree in 70 easy to fit parts.
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01/12/2020 11:56:08 8 1
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Beer and a few shots will help that tedious task.
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01/12/2020 11:05:24 19 8
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I don't believe it - it's December, and demand for Christmas trees has increased.

Whatever next?
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01/12/2020 11:17:17 11 1
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The point is that demand is much higher than usual. One of our local tree sellers said he has already beat his best week last year, and it was only November.
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01/12/2020 11:19:33 3 2
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That's really interesting.
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01/12/2020 11:17:55 11 1
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When times are tough, many people often like to give themselves something to look forward to.
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01/12/2020 11:30:43 1 1
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Exactly!
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01/12/2020 11:17:17 11 1
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The point is that demand is much higher than usual. One of our local tree sellers said he has already beat his best week last year, and it was only November.
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01/12/2020 11:19:33 3 2
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That's really interesting.
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01/12/2020 11:11:14 6 16
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I wouldn't have thought cutting down trees is that environmentally friendly.

Humbug.
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01/12/2020 11:19:58 1 4
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Looking at your comment I suggest the use of the word thought is incorrect, have you ever had a good one?
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01/12/2020 11:20:40 20 1
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Buying the trees before they become loo roll. We’ve advanced!!
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01/12/2020 11:59:21 21 6
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Can I decorate my tree with scotch eggs and take it to the pub?
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01/12/2020 11:21:11 10 9
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I must say happy Christmas to ALL.

But for Pete’s sake please give everyone the chance to see Christmas by following the flipping rules!!
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01/12/2020 11:23:16 14 2
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I'm stockpiling Cadbury's Creme Eggs for Easter. Find me on eBay, next March.
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01/12/2020 11:25:59 9 5
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With young women brain-washed into using new clothes only once, then buying new, more "dispensible" clothing, then is it any wonder we get a "junk" business model and by extention "dispensible" jobs in a "junk" economic model.
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01/12/2020 11:33:24 3 0
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Spruce as in tree, not as in clothes and tidying ones self up.
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01/12/2020 11:34:41 1 0
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Careful now Cesar, I had an equally ““misogynist”” comment removed recently. I’m now so awoke...or is it woke? Whatever...
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01/12/2020 11:26:40 11 11
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Why are people celebrating in the middle of a pandemic!!

There should be no Christmas, no trees and no decorations of any kind, the army should shoot any such people behaving like this on site

We should have stopped eating and breathing in March as part of a proper lockdown as well

Some people are just so selfish wanting jobs, normality and fun and are basically murderering super spreaders
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01/12/2020 11:34:19 4 6
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Grow up....
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01/12/2020 11:36:36 0 0
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What site are these people on. Is it a building site?

Sight for sore eyes!!
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01/12/2020 11:29:33 2 5
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Utterly bonkers !!
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01/12/2020 11:17:55 11 1
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When times are tough, many people often like to give themselves something to look forward to.
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01/12/2020 11:30:43 1 1
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Exactly!
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01/12/2020 11:31:12 5 3
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Maybe people in new builds want smaller trees as they are the only ones they can squeeze into them, what with the UK having the smallest housing in Europe.
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01/12/2020 11:11:18 56 14
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I walk my dog every night and there's so many lights up already, it's brilliant to see people making an effort to brighten up this otherwise record miserable December. And although yes, consumerism isn't always a good thing, with so many jobs going if you have a bit of spare cash, why not splash out a bit on Christmas and support people who do still have jobs.
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01/12/2020 11:31:53 31 3
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Please make sure your tree is grown in the UK! Better for the environment and the economy.
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01/12/2020 11:42:04 4 10
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ah yes, save the environment, cut down a tree....
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01/12/2020 16:03:35 3 5
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No I normallly buy a tree no matter its source as long as it meets 2 criteria

1. Within my budget
2. Meets my needs

In fact because of Brexit I will buy non UK even if it means paying a little more
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01/12/2020 11:16:46 17 12
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Our decorations are going up next weekend. This year, why not? But as per normal the miserable HYS merchants are out in force. I'm guessing they are waiting to bemoan the fact that the coal in their stockings wasn't mined in the UK.
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01/12/2020 11:32:00 4 3
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Fantastic patter. Well done!
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01/12/2020 11:32:14 10 1
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I am reasonably certain that anyone who has already brought a tree won't give a Blind Monkey's what I think about their decision.

Merry Xmas Folks.
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01/12/2020 11:04:40 42 10
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Tree-mendous News for the British tree growers.
Wishing them a successful year.
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01/12/2020 11:32:19 6 0
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something to do if you've been fir-lowed
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01/12/2020 11:11:14 6 16
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I wouldn't have thought cutting down trees is that environmentally friendly.

Humbug.
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01/12/2020 11:33:11 2 0
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I have managed the same live Xmas tree for 10 years now. Bonzai is a hobby of mine and any tree can be a Bonzai. No need to kill trees, as they can last for many years in pots. Throwaway culture these days...
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01/12/2020 11:33:14 19 19
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When a church in Burnley reports kids ripping open bags to get food. I find stories of mass buying of trees that will end up as sawdust a bit much to swallow. There is nothing to celebrate in this story, It's a story of how tragic a nation we have become.

I'll donate money to local charities that have been hammered.
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01/12/2020 11:44:33 20 10
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Fine. Get on with it but I don't need to know
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01/12/2020 12:21:45 9 0
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People like you do my head in. Why can't people be happy just because others elsewhere are suffering? Why does everyone have to suffer. Nobody wants them to suffer but certain people like to try and play the guilt card off the back of them.

If you haven't sold all your furniture, tv, mobile devices, cars etc to feed those hungry people then you are a hypocrite.
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01/12/2020 13:10:56 1 0
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So your point is what? That there are some people who are worse off? That's ALWAYS been the case, and ALWAYS will be. If not here then somewhere abroad. Don't need a media story to tell me that. Should we all live like peasants just because there's people starving somewhere???
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01/12/2020 15:24:33 0 0
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Here's a thought - why not do both?
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01/12/2020 11:25:59 9 5
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With young women brain-washed into using new clothes only once, then buying new, more "dispensible" clothing, then is it any wonder we get a "junk" business model and by extention "dispensible" jobs in a "junk" economic model.
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01/12/2020 11:33:24 3 0
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Spruce as in tree, not as in clothes and tidying ones self up.
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01/12/2020 11:26:40 11 11
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Why are people celebrating in the middle of a pandemic!!

There should be no Christmas, no trees and no decorations of any kind, the army should shoot any such people behaving like this on site

We should have stopped eating and breathing in March as part of a proper lockdown as well

Some people are just so selfish wanting jobs, normality and fun and are basically murderering super spreaders
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01/12/2020 11:34:19 4 6
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Grow up....
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01/12/2020 11:34:19 5 6
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Christmas decorations should go up no earlier the 24th December and must come down now later than the 26th December.

Why-o-why can’t people just follow the rules?!

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01/12/2020 11:42:22 2 0
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Sounds like a lot of effort for only 1 day of decorations!
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01/12/2020 11:04:40 42 10
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Tree-mendous News for the British tree growers.
Wishing them a successful year.
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01/12/2020 11:34:41 5 0
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Don't Fir-get to Spruce up your house with some nice decorations on your tree :)
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01/12/2020 11:25:59 9 5
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With young women brain-washed into using new clothes only once, then buying new, more "dispensible" clothing, then is it any wonder we get a "junk" business model and by extention "dispensible" jobs in a "junk" economic model.
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01/12/2020 11:34:41 1 0
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Careful now Cesar, I had an equally ““misogynist”” comment removed recently. I’m now so awoke...or is it woke? Whatever...
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01/12/2020 11:29:50 7 7
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nicknack1
11:26
"Why are people celebrating in the middle of a pandemic"

Why have folk been celebrating since mid Nov? Sick to the back teeth of it already.
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01/12/2020 11:49:31 6 7
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You are a miserable poster! Perhaps people want cheering up, after all this COVID nonsense has locked everyone up in for most of the year. Putting up the decorations and lights to is a way of lifting the gloom of the same 4 room day in day out!
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01/12/2020 11:07:55 5 8
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Whole smokes, people buying Christmas trees at the start of December. Mental!
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01/12/2020 11:35:19 2 1
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Maybe they think there will be shortages nearer Christmas Day, so are buying early. Bit like people were stocking up with "essentials" earlier this year for no valid reason.
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01/12/2020 12:31:43 1 0
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dont know mate,ever tried wiping you harris on a christmas tree.prickly.
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01/12/2020 11:36:21 1 2
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This needles me.
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01/12/2020 11:26:40 11 11
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Why are people celebrating in the middle of a pandemic!!

There should be no Christmas, no trees and no decorations of any kind, the army should shoot any such people behaving like this on site

We should have stopped eating and breathing in March as part of a proper lockdown as well

Some people are just so selfish wanting jobs, normality and fun and are basically murderering super spreaders
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01/12/2020 11:36:36 0 0
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What site are these people on. Is it a building site?

Sight for sore eyes!!
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01/12/2020 11:33:18 4 4
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Spolmit
11:13
"Great to see people trying to enjoy the best Christmas possible and help local businesses at the same time"

Stuff local business. Anything that threatens the five-bed house and Range Rover in the drive and they're off moaning and pleading poverty.
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01/12/2020 11:39:26 9 0
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December is here!!
Its Brexmas!!!
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01/12/2020 11:40:38 10 1
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People dont put the tree up early to 'Celebrate', its to wallow in the nostalgia of Christmasses gone by and enjoy the twinkling of fairy lights.... what's not to like!
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01/12/2020 11:31:53 31 3
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Please make sure your tree is grown in the UK! Better for the environment and the economy.
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01/12/2020 11:42:04 4 10
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ah yes, save the environment, cut down a tree....
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01/12/2020 12:03:20 4 2
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Ah yes, don't buy a tree so people stop planting trees and turn the land into a more intensive farming practice
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01/12/2020 11:34:19 5 6
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Christmas decorations should go up no earlier the 24th December and must come down now later than the 26th December.

Why-o-why can’t people just follow the rules?!

________________________________
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01/12/2020 11:42:22 2 0
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Sounds like a lot of effort for only 1 day of decorations!
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01/12/2020 11:42:45 13 5
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The BBC need to check that they don't use photos of people not wearing face masks!
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01/12/2020 11:58:16 3 1
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They haven't got any photos of people buying Xmas trees in the Covid19 era so that shows these photos are library pictures.
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01/12/2020 17:21:08 0 0
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Like last weekend's newspaper photo of workers carrying a Christmas tree up the stairs in 10 Downing Street. One with no mask and the other two with masks covering mouths but not noses.
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01/12/2020 11:04:40 42 10
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Tree-mendous News for the British tree growers.
Wishing them a successful year.
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01/12/2020 11:43:08 6 0
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I'm getting sycamore of these tree puns
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01/12/2020 12:00:34 6 0
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Yew should not log in to this branch if you find it acorny. It’s not poplar; that’s the root of it.
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01/12/2020 11:33:14 19 19
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When a church in Burnley reports kids ripping open bags to get food. I find stories of mass buying of trees that will end up as sawdust a bit much to swallow. There is nothing to celebrate in this story, It's a story of how tragic a nation we have become.

I'll donate money to local charities that have been hammered.
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01/12/2020 11:44:33 20 10
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Fine. Get on with it but I don't need to know
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01/12/2020 11:45:09 4 4
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So Debenhams, Arcadia...the wheels are coming off project UK aren’t they? Thank goodness that trees still grow and people can cut them down to sell. Please don’t make owls homeless though...
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01/12/2020 11:49:09 6 1
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If Debenhams was a dog it would have been put down years ago... Covid is actually speeding up economic change... so not all bad..
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01/12/2020 11:59:54 2 0
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Glad that you're enjoying the distress being felt by high street businesses and the their employees.

You clearly don't like "Project UK" whatever that is but, if it's the means by which ordinary people make an honest living then perhaps you should examine your priorities.
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01/12/2020 11:46:40 3 4
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I'm having five trees in my house this year, all of them with lights.
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01/12/2020 11:49:09 8 6
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Whatever floats your boat. But between you and me (whispers..), Christmas is a great big con??
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01/12/2020 11:59:41 1 1
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Wonderful ! We power lights, fridges, cookers, heating, TVs, chargers, oh and lots more. So plug in & we'll be thinking of you in the power stations over Christmas whatever shift we're on, days or nights, just for your lights. Have a good one !
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01/12/2020 11:48:09 1 5
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Fast Baz

Spolmit
11:13
"Great to see people trying to enjoy the best Christmas possible and help local businesses at the same time"

Stuff local business. Anything that threatens the five-bed house and Range Rover in the drive and they're off moaning and pleading poverty.

*****

Typical HYSer : whining, not a clue about the real world of business and no empathy for others.
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01/12/2020 11:45:21 4 7
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We are doing our Christmas tree Victorian themed, beeb.

My daughter had a nice idea to buy a special star one for the NHS and care workers and family carers, and also an angel one for those who lost their lives due to covid.
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01/12/2020 11:45:09 4 4
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So Debenhams, Arcadia...the wheels are coming off project UK aren’t they? Thank goodness that trees still grow and people can cut them down to sell. Please don’t make owls homeless though...
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01/12/2020 11:49:09 6 1
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If Debenhams was a dog it would have been put down years ago... Covid is actually speeding up economic change... so not all bad..
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01/12/2020 12:13:22 0 0
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So not all bad is it.Well just wait till all those people start claiming benefits and watch all those poor little tax payers have a head fit. AGAIN.
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01/12/2020 11:46:40 3 4
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I'm having five trees in my house this year, all of them with lights.
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01/12/2020 11:49:09 8 6
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Whatever floats your boat. But between you and me (whispers..), Christmas is a great big con??
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01/12/2020 12:10:25 1 0
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I know its BIG con but the hell gives a sh@t.
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01/12/2020 11:49:14 2 8
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How many of these "people" will be praying to the Lord.
After all, thats what christmas is about.
"I AM THE LORD GOD I CHANGE NOT"
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01/12/2020 11:53:39 6 3
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If by 'lord' you mean Saturnalia, then yes, I will celebrate him. I will not pray to your usurper god.
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01/12/2020 11:29:50 7 7
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nicknack1
11:26
"Why are people celebrating in the middle of a pandemic"

Why have folk been celebrating since mid Nov? Sick to the back teeth of it already.
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01/12/2020 11:49:31 6 7
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You are a miserable poster! Perhaps people want cheering up, after all this COVID nonsense has locked everyone up in for most of the year. Putting up the decorations and lights to is a way of lifting the gloom of the same 4 room day in day out!
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01/12/2020 11:50:49 0 0
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i should have written "walls" not "rooms"!! :)
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01/12/2020 11:49:53 18 2
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I may take in a cherry branch or even some hawthorn. If they happen to flower then the sun god will be pleased, and spring will be plentiful. Do you good people know nothing of the old ways?
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01/12/2020 17:28:03 0 0
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Yea! I'm with you on ths! x
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01/12/2020 11:49:31 6 7
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You are a miserable poster! Perhaps people want cheering up, after all this COVID nonsense has locked everyone up in for most of the year. Putting up the decorations and lights to is a way of lifting the gloom of the same 4 room day in day out!
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01/12/2020 11:50:49 0 0
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i should have written "walls" not "rooms"!! :)
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01/12/2020 11:50:51 13 8
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Lights and trees have increasingly been going up in November and down on Boxing Day for quite a while now. Very sad to see tradition eroded. Has no-one heard of the Twelve Days of Christmas? Up on Christmas Eve and down on Twelfth Night.
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01/12/2020 11:55:29 9 2
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People down my road have had trees up and lights on their houses for a couple of weeks now! They need to feel nice. Poor things. By the time 5 Jan 21 comes round we will all be sick of them!
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01/12/2020 17:33:09 0 0
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That's us! x
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01/12/2020 11:51:55 12 13
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Kill a tree kill a Turkey Kill the environment ...........all adds up to consumerism with mountains of rubbish, mountains of debt ..........the list is endless the lasting affects go wey beyond just 1 day.
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01/12/2020 11:54:28 13 4
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Compliments of the season to you to!
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01/12/2020 12:01:30 0 0
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am optomist maybe?
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01/12/2020 14:24:28 0 0
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Christmas at your house, actually any time at your house must be one long grin.
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01/12/2020 11:49:14 2 8
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How many of these "people" will be praying to the Lord.
After all, thats what christmas is about.
"I AM THE LORD GOD I CHANGE NOT"
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01/12/2020 11:53:39 6 3
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If by 'lord' you mean Saturnalia, then yes, I will celebrate him. I will not pray to your usurper god.
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01/12/2020 11:51:55 12 13
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Kill a tree kill a Turkey Kill the environment ...........all adds up to consumerism with mountains of rubbish, mountains of debt ..........the list is endless the lasting affects go wey beyond just 1 day.
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01/12/2020 11:54:28 13 4
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Compliments of the season to you to!
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01/12/2020 11:55:02 10 7
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Yes the gaudy Xmas tat is gaining momentum and not only indoors. Xmas lights which look ok in moderation, by night but awful by day litter the area. So difficult to put up they do not get taken down again. Christmas has been polluted by commerce.
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01/12/2020 11:50:51 13 8
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Lights and trees have increasingly been going up in November and down on Boxing Day for quite a while now. Very sad to see tradition eroded. Has no-one heard of the Twelve Days of Christmas? Up on Christmas Eve and down on Twelfth Night.
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01/12/2020 11:55:29 9 2
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People down my road have had trees up and lights on their houses for a couple of weeks now! They need to feel nice. Poor things. By the time 5 Jan 21 comes round we will all be sick of them!
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01/12/2020 13:13:12 1 0
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Somebody switched on the high street lights near me around 5th November - when we were in lockdown - and they will be up until near the end of January. That's nearly a QUARTER of a year. Way too long.
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01/12/2020 17:33:43 0 0
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The trees or the people down your road?
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01/12/2020 11:16:50 19 2
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I'm going to spend the weekend cursing while I assemble my tree in 70 easy to fit parts.
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01/12/2020 11:56:08 8 1
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Beer and a few shots will help that tedious task.
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01/12/2020 11:57:18 3 3
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The weather was lousy last weekend normally I would go the gym or visit some people. Given the lockdown all that was available for me to do was go buy a tree..
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01/12/2020 11:42:45 13 5
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The BBC need to check that they don't use photos of people not wearing face masks!
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01/12/2020 11:58:16 3 1
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They haven't got any photos of people buying Xmas trees in the Covid19 era so that shows these photos are library pictures.
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01/12/2020 11:59:17 16 7
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Another excuse to panic buy something. Presumably people will decorate their trees with toilet rolls and pasta this year as their houses will be stuffed with them.!
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01/12/2020 11:20:40 20 1
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Buying the trees before they become loo roll. We’ve advanced!!
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01/12/2020 11:59:21 21 6
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Can I decorate my tree with scotch eggs and take it to the pub?
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01/12/2020 11:46:40 3 4
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I'm having five trees in my house this year, all of them with lights.
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01/12/2020 11:59:41 1 1
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Wonderful ! We power lights, fridges, cookers, heating, TVs, chargers, oh and lots more. So plug in & we'll be thinking of you in the power stations over Christmas whatever shift we're on, days or nights, just for your lights. Have a good one !
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01/12/2020 11:45:09 4 4
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So Debenhams, Arcadia...the wheels are coming off project UK aren’t they? Thank goodness that trees still grow and people can cut them down to sell. Please don’t make owls homeless though...
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01/12/2020 11:59:54 2 0
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Glad that you're enjoying the distress being felt by high street businesses and the their employees.

You clearly don't like "Project UK" whatever that is but, if it's the means by which ordinary people make an honest living then perhaps you should examine your priorities.
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01/12/2020 11:43:08 6 0
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I'm getting sycamore of these tree puns
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01/12/2020 12:00:34 6 0
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Yew should not log in to this branch if you find it acorny. It’s not poplar; that’s the root of it.
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01/12/2020 12:25:13 3 0
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If it was warmer I'd go to the 'Beech' and not 'Willow' in self pity, that ol' Chestnut
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01/12/2020 12:00:40 7 6
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why? i would have thought any spare cash people have would be kept back for better use. uncertain times need drastic measures.
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01/12/2020 12:19:33 2 1
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cos they have been promised a vaccine for xmas,er february,er spring er sometime 2021.they dont need to save,they can whine on facebook,insta.all the likes will keep them solvent.not.
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01/12/2020 11:51:55 12 13
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Kill a tree kill a Turkey Kill the environment ...........all adds up to consumerism with mountains of rubbish, mountains of debt ..........the list is endless the lasting affects go wey beyond just 1 day.
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01/12/2020 12:01:30 0 0
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am optomist maybe?
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01/12/2020 12:01:57 10 10
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Once the childhood magic of Christmas has gone then we should accept reality in that Christmas does not create happiness - it just hides and postpones unhappiness!

I hope people don’t let Christmas become a distraction from finding love and contentment in the real world or get into debt fulfilling a false fantasy.
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01/12/2020 12:18:04 3 1
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December is the month of nativity, January is the month of reality.
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01/12/2020 12:02:11 6 12
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Cue all the miserable killjoys who can't turn down any opportunity to tell the rest of us that Christmas, and everything to do with it (unless it matches their own puritanical views), is BAD.
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01/12/2020 12:06:55 1 3
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Christmas tree sales have gone through the roof they started to became quite scarce as people prepared for lockdown last month. You can always buy those trees at extortionate prices though from the likes of EBAY and Amazon if you are desperate good will to all men
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01/12/2020 12:18:57 1 0
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That is some crazy S%^% - who knows... some of it may even be true... YouTube is wonderful isn't it.
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01/12/2020 11:49:09 8 6
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Whatever floats your boat. But between you and me (whispers..), Christmas is a great big con??
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01/12/2020 12:10:25 1 0
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I know its BIG con but the hell gives a sh@t.
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01/12/2020 11:49:09 6 1
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If Debenhams was a dog it would have been put down years ago... Covid is actually speeding up economic change... so not all bad..
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01/12/2020 12:13:22 0 0
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So not all bad is it.Well just wait till all those people start claiming benefits and watch all those poor little tax payers have a head fit. AGAIN.
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01/12/2020 12:14:27 25 4
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The winter solstice is a time to celebrate the passing of winter into a new spring. However you choose to do that, whatever god or tree you choose to worship, however many lights you think will be more than your neighbour has put up... just think about what it all means. The darkness and the gloom will pass, the light will return. Eat, drink, be merry!
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01/12/2020 12:15:08 4 7
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Save trees. Get a plastic one. And stop the spread of the virus at the same time.
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stu
01/12/2020 16:32:47 0 0
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not sure I follow the logic there.. whatever helps you sleep at night I suppose
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01/12/2020 11:42:04 4 10
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ah yes, save the environment, cut down a tree....
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01/12/2020 12:03:20 4 2
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Ah yes, don't buy a tree so people stop planting trees and turn the land into a more intensive farming practice
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01/12/2020 12:01:57 10 10
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Once the childhood magic of Christmas has gone then we should accept reality in that Christmas does not create happiness - it just hides and postpones unhappiness!

I hope people don’t let Christmas become a distraction from finding love and contentment in the real world or get into debt fulfilling a false fantasy.
90
01/12/2020 12:18:04 3 1
bbc
December is the month of nativity, January is the month of reality.
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01/12/2020 12:18:57 1 0
bbc
That is some crazy S%^% - who knows... some of it may even be true... YouTube is wonderful isn't it.
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01/12/2020 12:08:44 4 1
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happy for pete and the other tree growers,however lots of little places still closed down as non essential.who picks which survive and which are thrown under the bus,all down to who lobbys the loudest.how very american.
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01/12/2020 12:22:29 4 1
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this comment took 13 minutes to appear.well done bbc,and mods of course.
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01/12/2020 12:13:17 22 10
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Sheeple
12:02
"Cue all the miserable killjoys who can't turn down any opportunity to tell the rest of us that Christmas, and everything to do with it (unless it matches their own puritanical views), is BAD."

And the Xmas nuts who thrust this junk on us 6 weeks early and tell us we are all grinches / killjoys / scrooge etc for not joining in. 'Expletive' "off".
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01/12/2020 12:26:57 8 5
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fast baz.spot on mate.
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01/12/2020 16:07:14 1 0
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Nobody forces you to buy anything

You sound like a sad old grinch yourself
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01/12/2020 11:33:14 19 19
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When a church in Burnley reports kids ripping open bags to get food. I find stories of mass buying of trees that will end up as sawdust a bit much to swallow. There is nothing to celebrate in this story, It's a story of how tragic a nation we have become.

I'll donate money to local charities that have been hammered.
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01/12/2020 12:21:45 9 0
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People like you do my head in. Why can't people be happy just because others elsewhere are suffering? Why does everyone have to suffer. Nobody wants them to suffer but certain people like to try and play the guilt card off the back of them.

If you haven't sold all your furniture, tv, mobile devices, cars etc to feed those hungry people then you are a hypocrite.
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01/12/2020 12:00:34 6 0
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Yew should not log in to this branch if you find it acorny. It’s not poplar; that’s the root of it.
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01/12/2020 12:25:13 3 0
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If it was warmer I'd go to the 'Beech' and not 'Willow' in self pity, that ol' Chestnut
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01/12/2020 12:18:32 2 5
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"The winter solstice is a time to celebrate the passing of winter into a new spring"

Christ...we've only just got shot of summer.
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01/12/2020 12:32:38 1 3
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Christ has nothing to do with it. The sun's zenith is simply at its furthest point from the equator on December 21st. It will then start to get closer and we will get warmer. It will feel colder for a couple of months as the temperature catches up.
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01/12/2020 12:00:40 7 6
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why? i would have thought any spare cash people have would be kept back for better use. uncertain times need drastic measures.
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01/12/2020 12:19:33 2 1
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cos they have been promised a vaccine for xmas,er february,er spring er sometime 2021.they dont need to save,they can whine on facebook,insta.all the likes will keep them solvent.not.
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01/12/2020 12:18:32 2 5
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"The winter solstice is a time to celebrate the passing of winter into a new spring"

Christ...we've only just got shot of summer.
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01/12/2020 12:32:38 1 3
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Christ has nothing to do with it. The sun's zenith is simply at its furthest point from the equator on December 21st. It will then start to get closer and we will get warmer. It will feel colder for a couple of months as the temperature catches up.
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01/12/2020 12:21:23 12 3
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The media, yet again, setting the panic-buying ball rolling. Just like it was last March when the BBC ran stories from Mon to Thurs relating to panic-buying. They then had the temerity to declare on the Fri that people were panic-buying. Contemptible.
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01/12/2020 13:07:54 11 0
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Panic buying Christmas trees? Possibly the most first world problem ever.
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stu
01/12/2020 16:34:45 0 0
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moron-book and twatter dont really help to be fair..
"I went out and bought 6000 rolls of loo roll "
cue a million other idiots jumping on the bandwagon
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01/12/2020 12:08:44 4 1
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happy for pete and the other tree growers,however lots of little places still closed down as non essential.who picks which survive and which are thrown under the bus,all down to who lobbys the loudest.how very american.
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01/12/2020 12:22:29 4 1
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this comment took 13 minutes to appear.well done bbc,and mods of course.