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      24.10.2014 22:27

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      give your aging dog a new lease of life.... one a day will do it

      My dog loves to run around, as all dogs really, but as mine is a border collie he tends to have more energy that my local electricity supplier.... about a year or so ago I noticed that he was struggling a little bit to get up from his sleep/nap after we'd been for a bit of a walk. At first I though it was just a bit of stiffness, getting old and that, but he continued to struggle each time. I took him the vet who informed me, after tests/xrays etc. that he was fine, (my dog, not the vet, although the vet was fine after he gave me the bill). He also advise that I give my dog some form of bone protection supplements, actually recommending this one as it did what it was supposed to do at half the cost of some others on the market.
      These come in capsules, which are in liquid form that contain such things as Omega 3, glucosamine and even Vitamin B, all combining to help give my dog and one capsule a day really does exactly what it is supposed to do, which is great for my dog as he's no longer struggling to get up after a long walk/run.
      In fact, my dog actually looks healthier these days after taking these, his coat looks smoother and has a sort of shine to it and he seems happier within himself, a little more relaxed, as if on something from the local dealer down the road.

      My dogs is 20 + kg so this means he gets one a day, but other size dogs get more or less, depending on their size of course, but this is explained on the leaflet inside the box.
      It took a few days for the goodness of these pills to take effect on my dog, but that's normal with any sort of drug, for both animals and people, but once it was in his system it was like he was years younger.

      A box of these capsules sell for about £7 which is great money indeed, especially for dogs that are on the elderly side of ten....

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    • Bob Martin Poop Scoop Bags / Dog Accessory / 0 Readings / 0 Ratings
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      24.10.2014 22:05

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      • "tie handles help seal the smell off"
      • "good size"
      • "thin yet strong"

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      A must for all dog walkers... not just the responsible ones like me....

      When you go out and about walking around the country side what is one thing that really annoys you.. ??? (apart from loud people who scream and shout for no reason what so ever)... yes, that's right, chavs... no, I mean dog poop, (although maybe they're on in the same).
      Most dog walkers, responsible ones, carry around with them a stash of what are known in the trade as dog poop bags, some people carry them in a purpose built casing that wraps around the dog lead. But how ever they carry them they are all designed to help dog walkers pick up their pets poop before someone stands on it or worse, falls over and lands face first into it. Dog poop can cause serious health issues in humans, such as toxocariasis, which can cause blindness, especially in children... so where ever you go with your dog it's best to pick up the poop, which means carrying poop bags with you. And these are one type of poop bag that can be bought from most pet stuff selling stockist.

      These poop bags are made of a thin but strong plastic and have tie handles so that they are easier to tie up, plus, they have anti-bacterial stuff in the plastic itself which helps illuminate some of the germs that comes out of the dogs bottom, plus, they are scented too so that you don't instantly smell the poop.
      I've had some cheeped bags that seemed ok but have split when I'm either tying them up or, which is worse... you know where I'm going here don't you... when I'm scooping the poop up, which ends with my fingers nails having warm stuff wedge under them until I can get home to wash my hands.
      Once scooped up I drop it in the nearest poop bin, which, around where I walk my dog, used to have spare poop bags in a tray at the side, but now, due to the council cuts, they are no longer filling the tray. This was handy if you forgot your poop bags as there was always some there. But now they've gone there does seem to be more poop on the grass?

      They come in packs of 40 or 60, which is plenty really as you only need one, maybe two at the most, when out walking the dog. And at the cost of about £2 per pack, for 60, it's money well sent. I mean, what's £2 compared to a child's sight? Nothing at all.

      So, dog owners, take a moment to pick up that poop or we're all going to be swimming in dog poop in the near future.

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      24.10.2014 20:56
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      • "natural induced effects"
      • "Eases stress on pets"
      • "Easy to give to animal"

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      • "May not work on some animals"

      Relax your pet over bonfire night without hiring a dog whisperer

      It's that time of year again. The fire works are off and running, loud bangs like rockets, and animals terrified to death with each passing bang and screech. For a country that claims to love animals we don't half spend a lot of money on things that, for a few weeks each year, frighten the living daylights out of them. I mean, I'm not against fireworks, I kind of like them, only why do they have to be made to be as loud as a nuclear explosion so that people know they're there? Why not make them without the 'bangs'? They would still be as nice to watch in the sky knowing that your pet animal is not going to have a stress related panic attack with each firework set off.

      My dog, along with many other dogs in the country, hates fireworks and ends up barking the night away whilst cowering underneath the nearest table. So for the last few years, every bonfire night period and the run up to new year, I give my dog a little something which is designed to harmlessly help the dog relax enough to not let most of the 'bangs' panic him. And this is it.... it was suggested to me by a friend who runs a local dog kennel as she tended to give some of the dogs this, only she told me that it seemed to work on some but not on others.

      This come in a bottle and is a liquid, although you can get other forms, but this is liquid and is easily dripped into my dogs food, which he then eats... it did take a few attempts when first started giving it to him in his food as this has a smell to it, it's not a fishy smell, not quite, but it's almost there. But after a few days he realised that it was not going to hurt him and he has taken it happily ever since.

      Does it work..? well, it's no miracle cure for stress but it does calm him down quite a bit, although it does take a few days of giving it to him before he shows signed of relaxing. So I start to drop it in his food a few days before the main fireworks kick in.

      It doesn't sedate him like a hippy with a funny fag. It makes them less bothered about the explosion, although he louder ones still make him jump, but he's no longer hiding under the table, he's in the living room with me.

      And the cost of this bottle of calming juice is about £5 per 150ml, but as you only need a few drops at a time this should see you through till the new year.

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      24.10.2014 20:55
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      • Flexible
      • Fast
      • Cheap
      • Quality

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      • None!

      Better than most competitors.

      I was going to a conference for an international organisation and needed business cards for networking. I wanted something that was good quality and considered paying for the cards. But I decided to try EasyPrint's free cards because I thought their logo didn't look cheap and if I mess up with the design at least they were for free.

      So I tried out the 250 free business cards and designed them from scratch with the online design tool. The tool took getting used to, and there was a few hiccups so make sure you design them in one go. Because it didn't save the design when going on the next stage, I did end up designing my card 3 times, but that is because I'm meticulous and I did not use a template; I designed my card from scratch. I prefer this to the automatic templates which makes cards look so generic, which is often the case with free cards. I loved the free cards and will consider paying for more once I run out. Even the EasyPrint logo was quality, and The finish was really good too. It's much better than Vistaprint's free cards.

      Delivery was quick and I got them in days. The delivery packaging ensures that cards arrive in good condition, and I still can't believe these were free. Absolutely love it!

      At the conference, many people told me they love my business card as I put my headshot on it. The quality too must have impressed.

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      24.10.2014 19:58
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      • "great for lazy people with dogs"
      • "great to help exercise your dog"
      • "low price"
      • "Easy to get used to"

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      • "A bit long to slot into handbags"

      Throw your balls like a professional athlete

      When it comes to throwing a ball for my dog I sometimes wish I could throw it a little bit further. That's not because I don't like my dog? No, I just like to see him run as he loves it so much and the further he runs after something the happier he seems, especially when he's chasing one of his tennis balls.
      So, in order to get the ball a bit further that normal I invested in this, a piece of plastic that claims to get the ball twice as far as just throwing it. I had seen many people on fields with one of these and thought, why not? So I bought one.
      This is a plastic stick really that is about 650mm long and has a tennis ball size head on the far end with a simple flat section on the other end that acts like a handle. The main section in the middle is thin yet remarkably strong but giving enough flexibility to send the ball in the end a lot further than you can throw it by hand.

      The ball head is simple and it grips a standard size tennis ball with ease, releasing the ball as you give the stick that subtle flick of the wrist, and the ball flies like a bird in the air, ice and high, and far, so my dog has to really race to it in order to catch it. He loves it, being a Border Collie he enjoys nothing more than running like a madman with his pants on fire.... and he's fast.

      The only downside is that it is so long there's no way of hiding it in your bag, so your dog is going to know exactly what's to come. Mine tends to get very carried away when he sees me get this out of the cupboard, although he does sulk when I put it back in....

      The cost of this ball throwing stick is a mere £3, roughly. It is possibly the best £3 you'll ever spend when it comes to making sure your dog has a good run and gets the exercise they need whilst you stand in one spot. So it's great for the lazier people, like me.

      Well worth getting for those walks around any fields, although don't use it out on the road as people may take offence when hit with a tennis ball as they drive along the road....

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    • pcspecialist.co.uk / Online Shop / 1 Reading / 1 Rating
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      24.10.2014 18:42
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      • "Offer the latest technology"
      • "Self-configuration allows for many combinations"
      • "Quick and professional turnaround"
      • "Configuration page very well structured"
      • "Large selection of components"

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      • "Promotional PCSPECIALIST logo on the front cover"

      Great service, big selection, latest tech, fair prices

      The main reasons why we've ordered from PCSpecialist were the large selection of PC components (especially cases), the currentness of the technology (no one else offered the NVIDIA GTX 980 at that time), the fair prices and the fact that their configuration page allowed for more combinations in comparison to the competition.

      The PC came in time and was packaged professionally. All manuals, installation software, additional components and spare parts (Cables and screws) came in a nice box.

      If there's one negative thing to say it would be the PCSPECIALIST logo they glue onto the front cover. I don't recall that I have agreed on that but I simply might have overlooked the small print. I have ordered that specific case (Fractal Define R4) for it's clean design (sporting a black, brushed aluminium front). But the worst part is, that it's not even centred correctly.

      That said, it's the service, the quality of the build and most importantly the overall performance and stability of the machine that outweigh this eyesore on the otherwise great looking case.

      At the end of the day you look at the screen rather than stare at the PC itself.

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      24.10.2014 18:33
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      • Deliciousness
      • Cheapness

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      • "Risk of "lumpy yoghurt""
      • Messiness

      So - would be ideal if not for the "lumpy yoghurt" risk

      Seems like a good idea...a fruit-based cereal With yoghurt dressing in a takeaway pot.
      And in a way it is. I have enjoyed these on my way to work many times.
      BUT - besides the occasional risk of the yoghurt pot "bursting" and causing spillage, there is another practical difficulty which seems to be happening increasingly frequently.
      Very often I find parts of the yoghurt "congealed" - in other words "lumps" of off-milk appear in it. I suspect this may be due to a fault at the manufacturing end rather than the shop end - because these pots are usually "long dated" - the "best before" date is over a month away from the shipping date.

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      24.10.2014 18:32
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      A good choice for any amateur

      To be honest, I bought this as a first noteworthy product in store.
      The first thing that I noticed when using it was good quality image. I can even say that the image resolution is as good as the average digital camera. I did not expect something like that for price which was 30 pounds when I was buying it. It was a nice surprise, and the camera suits my purposes well (most of the time I'm using it on facebook, skype when I would like to talk with someone on videochat or when I recording clips and videoblogs on youtube).

      But let's talk about disadvantages a little. The biggest problem is depth of field. It's really narrow. Another thing, it's focus. The range of focus is from only around 5 feet, where the image covers only about a square foot and is very fuzzy, sometimes even hard to see. If it comes about software, it is easy to use and there are a good amount of settings you can play with to suit your needs. You can adjust the sharpness, color, and a few other basic image qualities as well.

      The software works fine. It is easy to use and there are a good amount of settings you can play with to suit your needs.. You can adjust the sharpness, color, and a few other basic image qualities as well. I have only been using this devise for a few weeks and it compares well to other similar USB devices I have used before, primarily differ in quality and what we expect from the product compared to the cost.


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    • grooves-inc.co.uk / Online Shop / 1 Reading / 1 Rating
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      24.10.2014 18:13
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      • "fast shipping"
      • "great prices"

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      top store

      one of best stores, lots of items that are in stock, very quick handling & shipping...i would highly recommend this store.

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      24.10.2014 18:02
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      • "low price????"

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      • "cheap and nasty"
      • "don't bounce"
      • "pop in seconds"

      Balls that don't bounce.... what's the point..??

      All dogs love to chase balls and, with some dogs, especially mine, like to squeeze them in their mouths, which, with most good tennis balls, means nothing at all.
      Sadly though these tennis balls are about as strong as a water balloon in a Pitt-bulls mouth as they pop with the slightest of pressure from the weakest of dogs.
      They look like tennis balls, round, colourful, even having the glued marks that all good tennis balls have that show you the material covering the ball is glued down. But these are no normal tennis balls, even if they look like it. These are a complete waste of money and should not be given to any kind of dog.
      I bought the one packet from Wilkinsons, which I should have know as the price was so low, but you have to try. There was six in the pack, blue, green, yellow, red, pink and orange, although at the end of the day the dogs can't tell the difference in the colours and really doesn't care about what colour they are. All they want to do is chased the thing.

      When I took the dog out for a bit of throw and fetch I found out just how bad these balls were. The first one flew through the air ok, going quite far, using a plastic launcher to get a better distance. Then, as the ball hit the deck, it stayed there. There was no bounce to speak of, it simply hit the deck and rolled away. This confused my dog as he expected the bounce, so when he prepared himself for the bouncing ball.
      When he finally realised it was not going to bounce he quickly grabbed it in his mouth, popping it straight away. This happened on the other five balls, so after a matter of minutes, we had 12 halves that were no use as balls at all.

      These cost about £2 from wilkinson but to be honest i'd save you money and invest in something that will last a bit longer.

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      24.10.2014 17:42
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      • " simply stroke your dog"
      • "No effort needed"
      • "Comforting for the dog"
      • "Easy to wear"

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      • "A little big for smaller hands"

      Stroke your dog and brush him as well.

      Dogs need a good brush but some dogs aren't that keen on having a hard brush being rubbed across there fur, which means that some dogs don't get the full brushing that they need, or deserve. Which is where this glove/brush comes in handy as it may confuse the nervous dogs into not believing that they are being brushed. Or, those dogs that just love a pampering, either way this works a treat.
      This is simply a glove that has lots of gentle soft rubber nobbles on the palm which are there so that when you stroke across the dogs fur is brushes as well as comforts.
      All you do it put the glove on, as a glove, on your right hand, I don't know if they do a left handed version?. But once the glove is on you just stroke you dog as you would any other time. The nobbles on the palm on the glove will gently stroke the dog without causing him, or her any pains or discomfort at all.
      This comes in one size, which is a bit on the large size. I mean, I have big hands and this glove is not a tight fit on me. When my better half tried using it it does tend to slip off more often than it does on my hand, even with the elasticated wrist strap that is on this one.

      I do have to say that this is not a proper brush. It's not going to get into the nooks and crannies of your dogs fur. This is more a finishing brush which will smooth out the fur, leaving it cleaner looking and a lot smoother.

      This glove sells for about £6 - £8 which is about the price of any decent brush really.

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      24.10.2014 17:24
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      Awarded a gold from me.

      Recently I purchased 'Higher Nature Aloe Gold Ear Drops,' online for £11.00 from a reputable pharmacy company and, after using these drops as directed,for the past I am pleased to say these ear drops have proven to be a very good buy.

      Due to the fact that I have suffered from numerous allergies over many years, I feel I have become a firm believer in natural remedies and, also having had troubles over the years with earache and inner ear problems, the 'Higher Nature Aloe Gold Ear Drops' seemed worth a try.

      Having bought many prescribed and over the counter bottles of ear drops over the years. I rang the pharmacy company and asked them relevant questions relating to my complaint i.e. painful and irritation in the canal of the ear. An feeling of something being actually stuck down in the ear. They were extremely helpful and suggested that I gave them a trial period to see if the problem showed any sign of improvement. This I did, and after seven days my ears certainly felt a lot clearer, especially my left ear which I have the majority of trouble with. Also, thankfully, the itchiness and irritation was much much better.

      I am so very impressed with 'Higher Nature Aloe Gold Ear Drops' that I have spread the good news to other members of my family who, unfortunately, also have allergic reactions to different products.

      These ear drops certainly deserve a gold in my book and I am very pleased for the advice given by the pharmacist so freely.

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      24.10.2014 17:16
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      • " pleasantly scented"
      • "Good moisturiser"

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      • Discontinued

      An unusually scented body butter from Body Shop

      ===The Product===

      Body Shop Midnight Bakula Body Butter.
      With mysterious Bakula flower extract.
      200mls.
      Comes in vivid cerise/magenta coloured tub with a deep purple screw top lid.
      Use within 12 months and made in UK.
      Arabic sort of design on the top label in deep purples and pinks.
      For normal to dry skins.
      Contains fair trade cocoa butter from Ghana, shea butter, organic babassu oil and soya oil from Brazil.

      ===Cost===

      Now discontinued from their website but was 13 pounds at full price and they also made a matching perfume.

      ===My Opinion===

      This body butter was one of many I bought ages ago when they were all on offer on the website and I ended up getting lots of different ones to try for around the 3 pound mark.
      I had not heard of this butter before or tried the perfume so came to it completely ignorant of what to expect.
      Unlike its vivid packaging this butter is a pale off white shade – whereas you would expect something much brighter from the vivid container.
      The butter comes in the same standard tubs as all the other butters – only this one is two tone, having a different coloured lid.
      The butter is aimed at normal to dry skins but I must admit I do not find much difference to the moisturising properties whether the butter is aimed as either dry or normal skins – to me they are all equally good.
      I find this butter marvellous in re-moisturising my hands and feet and also dry knees and elbows.
      The butters are definitely the best moisturisers I have found.
      This fragrance is a good alternative if you do not really like the mass of fruity body butters that the Body Shop stocks, though I like them all.
      The perfume with this is not too overpowering but is rich and heavy in its way and definitely lasts a good few hours on your skin and you could get away with just using this and no perfume if you only like your skin delicately scented.
      Not so much a light floral but more an exotic and slightly musky aroma.
      Apparently the Bakula is an Indian flower. It does have medicinal properties but I think they are irrelevant when used in this product.
      This is no longer available from Body Sop but can be picked up on ebay.
      TIP - Make sure you keep the tub as the labels come off easily and they make great storage containers - you could even use them for alternative Christmas tree decorations as they are so colourful!

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      24.10.2014 17:12
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      • " floral fragrance."
      • " moisturising butter"
      • "Pretty tub"

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      • " fragrance a little artificial for me."
      • " expensive at full price"
      • "May be discontinued"

      Good butter but not sure about the fragrance.

      ===The Product===
      Body Shop Dreams Unlimited Body Butter.
      200 ml sky blue tub with white screw top lid.
      Label has lots of small writing – 'a shooting star', 'unstoppable' etc.
      For normal skin with the fresh and uplifting fragrance of 'Dreams Unlimited'.
      Made in the UK and use within 12 months.
      Contains glycerine, shea butter and soy bean oil.
      Solid white butter.



      ===Cost===

      13 pounds full price. Not currently on their website.



      ===My Opinion===

      Body Shop state that this fragrance is 'a fusion of citrus, green chilli, white flowers and cedarwood notes'.

      I purchased this a while ago when it was on offer but it does not now seem to be listed on their website. Whether it is permanently discontinued or just being 'rested' for a while I do not know.

      Like most fo the other butters I find them expensive at full price but I am very happy to buy them when on offer occasionally.

      I did not know this fragrance but was pleased that this butter came in a very cheerful turquoise blue tub with a white lid.

      Again this butter is solid and this time fragranced with the Body Shop 'Dreams Unlimited' fragrance.

      The butter itself is for normal skin but I do find it very rich and moisturising and it sinks in well to the skin but you can still feel that you have moisturised your skin. Great for hands and feet and a tub lasts ages as you only need to use a small amount at a time.

      Both with the colour of the tub and the fragrance I feel this butter is more suited for the spring and summer months, which may explain why it is not listed at present.

      The fragrance is quite a light floral when first applied and not too strong. However it does linger for quite a while and I do tend then to find that it does smell a little artificial and maybe this is not one of my favourites.

      Lots of people seem to love this butter but fragrance is such a personal thing. I like that it is fresh and floral and can be virtually used in place of perfume. However for me personally it is not one of their best offerings.



      ===Star Rating===

      3 stars. Not 100% keen on the fragrance.

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      24.10.2014 16:33
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      • "Perfect guilty pleasure"
      • Fun
      • Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      Can't wait to start my Christmas movie marathons!

      My Christmas movie marathons will start the very first day of November, and that's only because my sister-in-law has put a veto on me starting any earlier than that (I live with her, I haven't just decided to do everything she says for the sake of it.)

      I absolutely love Christmas movies, and the cheesy made for TV or straight to DVD ones are just as awesome as any others. Sky also has those incredible little movie channels that become Christmas 24 and True Christmas from late October/early November, and continually play this beautifully ridiculous and saccharine array of Christmassy treats guaranteed to exorcise the Grinch/Scrooge inside you for another year.

      On TV channels such as these there are such wonderful offerings as Santa Jr., Santa and Pete, The Santa Suit, Santa Paws, and Santa Buddies. You can tell how much I watch these by the fact that I can remember what they're called.

      The ones with children/dogs of Santa and Mrs Claus tend to be the best of these for elf, magic, and ridiculousness content (and at least an element of unbelievability is mandatory for the made for TV Christmas movie.)

      Then, of course, there are the classics: the films that I absolutely must watch every Christmas without fail - White Christmas, A Muppets' Christmas Carol, Mickey's Once Upon A Christmas, Mickey's Twice Upon A Christmas, and, of course, Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas. Everything else is changeable according to mood, but these ones I must watch every Christmas, twice if I have the time - about ten times for White Christmas because it truly is magical.

      I know some people find Christmas films irritating, but they have to look at them as a breath of fresh, joyous and Christmassy air - something we can all do with in what seems to be increasingly a miserable world.

      Happy Christmas!

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