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chicken Sat 09-Nov-19 17:49:45

This being the start time for the Christmas ads., does anyone else dislike the use of "Crimbo" instead of "Christmas" in the Curry's ad? It just sets my teeth on edge.

Sara65 Sat 09-Nov-19 17:52:53

I agree

Oz10 Sat 09-Nov-19 18:40:41

I prefer Christmas

grannylyn65 Sat 09-Nov-19 18:42:11


grannylyn65 Sat 09-Nov-19 18:42:45

Going on the game 😹

Witzend Sat 09-Nov-19 18:48:38

Nearly as bad as when people actually say 'Xmas'.
I once had a boyfriend who said Xmas - he didn't last long.

FlexibleFriend Sat 09-Nov-19 19:03:32

Quite like Crimbo myself but each to their own.

Grannybags Sat 09-Nov-19 21:07:06

No I don't Crimbo or Xmas.

It has to be Father Christmas not Santa for me too.

FlexibleFriend Sat 09-Nov-19 21:59:26

That explains it it's always been Santa to my kids.

lemongrove Sat 09-Nov-19 22:09:33

Is it a Liverpool thing?John Lennon used to say it, or was that

MiniMoon Sat 09-Nov-19 22:10:14

Every time I hear it, I shout "Christmas" , at the television.
I have a mind to complain to Currys/PC world, but I don't think it would do any good.

lemongrove Sat 09-Nov-19 22:10:35

Father Christmas ( but that may be a Northern thing also.)

FlexibleFriend Sat 09-Nov-19 22:10:59

I think it's a Scouse thing too, not that I am.

Mapleleaf Sat 09-Nov-19 22:59:29

It makes me cringe, too.

Witzend Sun 10-Nov-19 08:37:15

Father Christmas here, too. Anyone calling himself Santa will not get the tot of brandy and mince pie.

Cherrytree59 Sun 10-Nov-19 09:34:53

We use both Santa and Father Christmas.
It was always Santa when I was a child. (Scotland)

Xmas is also acceptable.
X = Christ + mas =Christmas

Xopher = Christopher

Gonegirl Sun 10-Nov-19 10:48:04


Gonegirl Sun 10-Nov-19 10:49:57

Nothing wrong with 'Xmas' in a general sort of way. It's long been accepted. But I would never put Happy Xmas on a Christmas card.

Gonegirl Sun 10-Nov-19 10:50:45

(the grrr was about 'Crimbo'.

Charleygirl5 Sun 10-Nov-19 13:09:31

I hate the word.

watermeadow Sun 10-Nov-19 20:51:55

My mother strongly objected to Santa Claus, we said Father Christmas, but I’ve had to accept the American version as it’s used by everybody younger than me. I don’t mind Crimbo, it’s shorter and funny.

Alima Sun 10-Nov-19 20:56:49

Like and use Chrimbo. Reminds me of happy times in the Mob. Really dislike Xmas.

BlueSapphire Tue 12-Nov-19 09:15:20

Used to dislike Xmas, but then I found out that it comes from the Greek word for Christ. X is the Greek symbol for the first two letters of Christ. I definitely hate Crimbo, though.