Thursday, 6 December 2007

Someone Is Planning a Big Christmas Party…

Now there are ways to save money at Christmas, and ways to save money at Christmas.

Stealing 16 tonnes of ham and bacon from a Sydney warehouse, leaving the message ‘Thanks, Merry Christmas’ daubed on a wall, is impressive in itself.

Combining it with the 450 kegs of beer and stout stolen from the Guinness Brewery in Dublin, just makes it appear there's a party about to happen somewhere in my book.

I have no clue as to what they intend to do with that much pork product (I've got a pretty good idea about the Guinness though) but I sincerely hope;

  1. they get caught and,
  2. it doesn't go to waste.

I also hope the poor owners of the businesses are insured, it’s hardly the spirit of Christmas to rob people of that sort of thing at this time of year, any time actually.

In my world, my family are all adults now except my nephew; so we've all agreed that no one family group should have to foot the bill or do all the work at Christmas. We’re all allocated something to bring for the 12 of us (I’m on fancy salads this year) to spread the load.

How are you planning (legally of course!) to save money on your Christmas meals?

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  1. WOW !! I thought that we had big Christmas parties in our family but, we don't even compare.

    My wife and I thought that we'd save this year by having a potluck style dinner. Hopefully we will save.

    Good Luck and Happy Holidays!

  2. Potluck is the way to go JW, everyone contributing makes for a much less stressful day for all of us. Even your kids still at home could pitch in with something perhaps?