The great MI6 Community JAMES BOND Advent Calendar NEW YEAR'S EVE Celebration

BondJasonBond006BondJasonBond006 on fb and ajb
edited December 2016 in General Discussion Posts: 9,029
Soon the advent season begins and therefore Christmas isn't that far away either and before you can say James Bond we'll have 2017.

I would like this to be a place where we can make Christmas greetings (to each other) talk about the Christmas season, what it means to you, if you connect it with something Bond or whatever comes to mind.

From December 1st to December 31st this will also be an Advent Calendar :)
On each of those days clips about something Bond will be posted. Furthermore photos, articles or whatever comes to mind.

I would like this to be a shared experience, so maybe we can get volunteers that would be willing to post something on a given day. Of course I would start it off on December 1st. I'd say the first 25 that come forward can have one of the Advent calendar days. If there should be more than 25 we can expand it beyond the 25th. Nobody should be left out.

I feel after this year we can all use a bit of friendship, a place to support to each other and have some fun.

Thank you for your time and best regards From Switzerland With Love, Jason Stephen Bond.

Calendar days chosen by members:
December 1st: @BondJasonBond006
December 2nd: @ToTheRight
December 3rd: @Thunderfinger
December 4th: @4EverBonded
December 5th: @PropertyOfALady
December 6th: @TR007
December 7th: @ggl007
December 8th: @0BradyM0Bondfanatic7
December 9th: @Major_Boothroyd
December 10th: @Murdock
December 11th: @4EverBonded
December 12th: @jake24
December 13th: @fire_and_ice
December 14th: @Shark_0f_Largo
December 15th: @Some_Kind_Of_Hero
December 16th: @Major_Boothroyd
December 17th: @ggl007
December 18th: @Gustav_Graves
December 19th: @Dragonpol
December 20th: @PropertyOfALady
December 21st: @Shark_0f_Largo
December 22nd: @ggl007
December 23rd: @0BradyM0Bondfanatic7
December 24th: @Dragonpol
December 25th: @TR007
December 26th: @BeatlesSansEarmuffs
December 27th: @Birdleson
December 28th: @Agent_99
December 29th: @MajorDSmythe
December 30th: @4EverBonded
New Year's Eve: @BondJasonBond006
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Comments

  • PropertyOfALadyPropertyOfALady Whoopi Goldberg
    Posts: 2,589
    This sounds like fun! Count me in.
  • MurdockMurdock Mr. 1000
    Posts: 15,064
    I'm interested.
  • 4EverBonded4EverBonded Dancing at midnight under the BeBop Moon
    edited November 2016 Posts: 10,021
    Wonderful! And that reminds me of St. George. Lovely if he popped back in, too.
    Thanks, Jason. Yes, I volunteer.

    My only suggestion is can we please keep all politics off this thread. Not even to crack a joke, please. This could be a fun, cheerful haven for the holidays - I'd like that. :)
  • M_BaljeM_Balje Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Posts: 2,692
    For big part of 2016, there is only one word..



    For another part..


  • 4EverBonded4EverBonded Dancing at midnight under the BeBop Moon
    Posts: 10,021
    @M_Balje, I like you ... but I just don't get why you posted those here.
  • Posts: 349
    This is a lovely idea. I'm in!
  • Wonderful thread. Count me for one of the advent days!
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 It was this or the priesthood.
    edited November 2016 Posts: 28,232
    Count me in for this as well. I'll start brainstorming my selections now.
  • Posts: 1,516
    Not to put a downer on it, but why can you not get a James Bond calendar anymore? I used to get one every year! There was one good one that used unused Bond posters, but now all you can get is a Daniel Craig one! But I'd rather a Bond one! Anyone know if you can purchase a decent one?
  • ggl007ggl007 www.archivo007.com Spain, España
    Posts: 1,900
    This could be nice.
    I'm in, if you want me... ;)
  • Mathis1 wrote: »
    Not to put a downer on it, but why can you not get a James Bond calendar anymore? I used to get one every year! There was one good one that used unused Bond posters, but now all you can get is a Daniel Craig one! But I'd rather a Bond one! Anyone know if you can purchase a decent one?

    I remember that calendar! Wish I had kept it, but I'm sure it's long gone now.
  • Posts: 5,710
    This thread is right up my alley as I absolutely love the holiday season! I love seeing homes decorated for Christmas, trees, lights, the classic carols, the old TV specials and movies. Also, December is a great excuse (like we need one) to watch OHMSS again.
    Last year I moved across the States to be closer to my folks as there had been far too many Thanksgivings and Christmases when I just couldn't make it over for the holidays. Like The Fonz on that one Happy Days episode I was spending my Christmas Eves alone.

    About a week before my move last December, I was lucky to get a response from Sir Roger Moore on his website. Every month or so he answers a handful of fans' questions submitted to him on facebook and the Sir Roger site. I thought it would be amusing to ask, being the holiday season, which James Bond he thought would make a great Scrooge. Also if there were any villainous characters in classic literature he'd love to play. He responded by saying he was resisting the temptation to make a joke regarding a certain Scot, but that he probably would have liked to tried the role himself, as the character goes thru changes in the story. He also added that Alistair Sim was the actor he most identified with the role. It completely made my day that he responded- a great early Christmas gift!
    Come to think of it, I can picture Tim in the part scowling "Bah, humbug!" .
    Glad to have found this thread, and I do believe this marks my 1000th post!
  • Working all Christmas this year. In the UK certainly when I was young for many years ITV played a James Bond film on Christmas Day it was always the film I would look out for.
  • edited November 2016 Posts: 761
    First of all, congrats @totheright.

    Then again, I have nothing new to add here: great idea. I'm looking forward to the 1st of December to see how all of this unfolds. I'll try to do a thing every day, starting with Dr. No and ending with Bond 25, and with TB and CR with a double and triple special posts (one for each version).
  • Major_BoothroydMajor_Boothroyd Republic of Isthmus
    Posts: 1,659
    Sounds like fun. Definitely keen to find a clip or two and add to the festive spirit!
  • BondJasonBond006BondJasonBond006 on fb and ajb
    edited November 2016 Posts: 9,029
    @PropertyOfALady
    @Murdock
    @4EverBonded
    @TR007
    @Some_Kind_Of_Hero
    @0BradyM0Bondfanatic7
    @ggl007
    @ToTheRight
    @Major_Boothroyd

    hey Ladies and Gentlemen, we are 10 people so far, I will start the Advent Calendar on December 1st.
    Feel free to pick a day 2nd to 26th of December.
    Post up to three items on your day. A clip, a photo, an article, artwork whatever you feel like. Say something about it if you like, maybe why you chose it.

    The Calendar: copy/paste, write your name behind the date you choose.

    December 1st: @BondJasonBond006
    December 2nd:
    December 3rd:
    December 4th:
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    December 21st:
    December 22nd:
    December 23rd:
    December 24th: @BondJasonBond006
    December 25th:
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  • MurdockMurdock Mr. 1000
    edited November 2016 Posts: 15,064
    December 1st: @BondJasonBond006
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    December 4th: @Murdock
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    December 10th: @Murdock
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    December 24th: @BondJasonBond006
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  • Major_BoothroydMajor_Boothroyd Republic of Isthmus
    Posts: 1,659
    December 1st: @BondJasonBond006
    December 2nd:
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    December 4th: @Murdock
    December 5th:
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    December 9th: @Major_Boothroyd
    December 10th: @Murdock
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    December 16th: @Major_Boothroyd
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    December 24th: @BondJasonBond006
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  • PropertyOfALadyPropertyOfALady Whoopi Goldberg
    edited November 2016 Posts: 2,589
    December 1st: @BondJasonBond006
    December 2nd:
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    December 4th: @Murdock
    December 5th: @PropertyOfALady
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    December 9th: @Major_Boothroyd
    December 10th: @Murdock
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    December 16th: @Major_Boothroyd
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    December 20th: @PropertyOfALady
    December 21st:
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    December 24th: @BondJasonBond006
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  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 It was this or the priesthood.
    Posts: 28,232
    I'm confused. I assume we're supposed to pick one day, not two, correct? Or have I read this wrong?
  • BondJasonBond006BondJasonBond006 on fb and ajb
    Posts: 9,029
    As long as we are only 10 people, picking one or two dates is ok. That still leaves 6 to 11 free dates if we expand the Calendar to the 31st. And if suddenly hordes of potential participants should materialise we can always forgo the second date :)
  • 4EverBonded4EverBonded Dancing at midnight under the BeBop Moon
    edited November 2016 Posts: 10,021
    I would like the 4th. If two, then the 4th and 11th. Thanks! :)
  • ggl007ggl007 www.archivo007.com Spain, España
    Posts: 1,900
    December 1st: @BondJasonBond006
    December 2nd:
    December 3rd:
    December 4th: @Murdock
    December 5th: @PropertyOfALady
    December 6th:
    December 7th: @ggl007
    December 8th:
    December 9th: @Major_Boothroyd
    December 10th: @Murdock
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    December 16th: @Major_Boothroyd
    December 17th: @ggl007
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    December 20th: @PropertyOfALady
    December 21st:
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    December 24th: @BondJasonBond006
    December 25th:
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    Two days... for the moment ;) The 00-seventh is my Birthday, by the way :D
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 It was this or the priesthood.
    Posts: 28,232
    December 1st: @BondJasonBond006
    December 2nd:
    December 3rd: @4EverBonded
    December 4th: @Murdock
    December 5th: @PropertyOfALady
    December 6th:
    December 7th: @ggl007
    December 8th: @0BradyM0Bondfanatic7
    December 9th: @Major_Boothroyd
    December 10th: @Murdock
    December 11th: @4EverBonded
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    December 16th: @Major_Boothroyd
    December 17th: @ggl007
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    December 20th: @PropertyOfALady
    December 21st:
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    December 23rd: @0BradyM0Bondfanatic7
    December 24th: @BondJasonBond006
    December 25th:
    December 26th:

    @4EverBonded, I put your dates down too. The 4th was taken, so I gave you the 3rd, as it was closest to what you wanted, along with the 11th. Hope you don't mind.
  • BondJasonBond006BondJasonBond006 on fb and ajb
    edited June 2017 Posts: 9,029
    DECEMBER 1st


    Dear friends, the first door from this advent calendar will show you some things that are responsible for turning me into the life-long James Bond fan I am and always will be.

    Two clips from The Living Daylights, which I saw in 1987 at age 13. TLD was a life-changing experience. The world seemed to turn differently when I left the cinema.

    The clips recap perfectly how TLD effected me emotionally and influenced my interest in film and music and history.

    John Glen did a fantastic job capturing the romantic, yet dangerous adventure feel that TLD gives you.
    John Barry provided yet, another masterpiece of scoring.
    Overall this sums up James Bond perfectly for me. Living the romantic, dangerous, adventurous life, going to exotic places, accompanied by a beautiful woman, trying to save the world or at least make it a bit better. And know that because of this film I became a para-scout in the military. It was the ultimate motivation for me to make my dream come true.

    Listen to the music in those clips. Testament to the genius Barry was. And needless to say TLD has always been and always will be my favourite film score.

    Personally I so love the whole Afghanistan sequence in TLD. It gave me goosebumps back then and I wanted to see the world. Also I went to my history teacher and demanded that he tell me about Afghanistan and the Mujahadin.

    The clip: Mujahadin and Opium from The Living Daylights


    The clip: Hercules takes off from The Living Daylights


    Here is a small glimpse into my James Bond display at home. It's something that is important to me, I want to be surrounded and accompanied by that stuff, daily.
    So this shows the top of my bureau writing desk which is just above my computer screen I'm sitting at writing and posting this stuff :)
    full.jpg

    A direct consequence of my encounter with the film TLD in 1987.
    Also of note: Timothy Dalton is James Bond for me, always was, always will be. He is the definite version of Bond.
  • BondJasonBond006BondJasonBond006 on fb and ajb
    Posts: 9,029
    December 2nd is still free by the way. So anyone who would be interested to post some clips, photos or other stuff tomorrow is welcome, or choose a day in the calendar that is still free (see it in the original post of this thread).
  • ggl007ggl007 www.archivo007.com Spain, España
    Posts: 1,900
    DECEMBER 1st


    Dear friends, the first door from this advent calendar will show you some things that are responsible for turning me into the life-long James Bond fan I am and always will be.

    =D> =D> =D>

    Really great start, @BondJasonBond006!!

    Guess what, I turned 13 in 1987! :D And, yes, I was totally shocked with TLD, still one of my favourite Bonds and films of all time.

    I've already seen AVTK on cinema, but the 25th Anniversary definitely converted me to this glorious Bond-fever! And, now, here we are... :D
  • ggl007 wrote: »
    December 1st: @BondJasonBond006
    December 2nd:
    December 3rd:
    December 4th: @Murdock
    December 5th: @PropertyOfALady
    December 6th:
    December 7th: @ggl007
    December 8th:
    December 9th: @Major_Boothroyd
    December 10th: @Murdock
    December 11th:
    December 12th:
    December 13th:
    December 14th:
    December 15th:
    December 16th: @Major_Boothroyd
    December 17th: @ggl007
    December 18th:
    December 19th:
    December 20th: @PropertyOfALady
    December 21st:
    December 22nd:
    December 23rd:
    December 24th: @BondJasonBond006
    December 25th:
    December 26th:

    Two days... for the moment ;) The 00-seventh is my Birthday, by the way :D

    Y el mío también XD
    [So is mine XD]
  • I want to open my own windows - if you don't mind - offering you guys a new bit of trivia about any movie every day until St. Stephen (which is also a holiday in Catalonia, the zone of Spain where I live). So, here goes a bit of little known trivia about Dr. No:

    Do you remember Jess Franco, probably the king of Euro-schlock? Well, he made a statement that proves his admiration for Maurice Binder:
    "There's more cinema in Dr.No's credits than in Ingmar Bergman's complete filmography"

    This is my first contribution.
  • Posts: 4,325
    December 2nd is still free by the way. So anyone who would be interested to post some clips, photos or other stuff tomorrow is welcome, or choose a day in the calendar that is still free (see it in the original post of this thread).

    @BondJasonBond006 you should do it, today's was fantastic, spectacular and great.
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