Can we just skip Xmas this year?

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  1. earllogjam

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    It's just a week or two away, I'm totally unprepared for it and needless to say I'm not in the spirit at ALL this year. It's been such a shitty year regardless.

    It's raining and I don't want to go shopping in the cold damp weather. I feel obligated to endure this holiday.

    How about just skipping it this year?



    I need an airline ticket to Aruba or something.
     
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    You can definitely skip it :)

    Me, however, I enjoy it waayyyyyy too much so I'm going to celebrate :)
     
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    Have fun in Aruba. I love this time of year to much to skip it. But truth be told I started getting ready for it this past summer and shipped all of the gifts that needed to be sent right after Thanksgiving. Try planning ahead next year and you can actually enjoy the spirit of the season.
    PS... I guess this means you wont' be baking holiday goodies this year either?
     
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    Skipping is fun at any time of the year :biggrin1:
     
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    Bah Humbug. lol

    This year I wish I were a straight guy and just bring in the tree and have the wife do ALL the work as I sit on my ass watching football games.

    Online gifts...there's an idea but I think everyone's gonna end up with gift certificates or a bottle of wine from Bev Mo this year. Can I buy a frozen Xmas dinner for 8 somewhere? Maybe do a potluck...or is that a bit cheesy for Xmas?
     
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    I really enjoy Thanksgiving but Christmas is another animal.

    I hate the traffic, crowds and the awful Xmas music everywhere this time of year, obilagory gifts to give. I just hate everything about it.

    I detest it so much that I usually spend it in another country usually where it's warmer and where it's much more bearable.
     
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    You have given me a great idea for a business. I think I'll call it "The Jew That Brings Holiday Joy." I'll buy the gifts and wrap them, decorate your house and cook and bake so that it feels just like when you were a child. Beware... it's going to cost you! Jews bringing holiday joy does not come without a price tag. Ask Jesus!
     
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    To me you have to put in to Christmas what you what out of it! I just love it. It does not matter how old you are, this is the only time of the year where you can be a child again for one day! and not think about the stresses of life!!!
    If you think of Christmas as what it is and not as a time to go out and spend half of your yearly money on gifts, Think of it as time for friends and family.
    Just enjoy Xmas as you what and not how others tell you how to enjoy it!!!!
     
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    I don't want to hear anyone else's bitching.

    You know what I get for Christmas?

    Jehovah's Witneses
    ... by the hundreds.... and a Watchtower.
     
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    I think that I would really be happy NOT buying stuff for peeps and having to cook for family.
    Next year, I am taking it easy. I am not buying anything for anyone. I am not cooking. NADA.
    I think that I am going to get a bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken and some mashed potatoes. And a fifth of Domaine Ste. Michelle SEC. :smile:
     
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    I"m baffled by how people in a financially constrained environment, seem to ratchet up the gift giving even more? fortified with delusion they rally against reality.

    it's completely counter-intuitive, you'd think this might be the one time people would actually be more in touch with (however cliched it is) the tru meaning of xmas.
     
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    Poor Jason.

    All i did was the tree this year. I did it for my sister, the rest i don't really care about.
     
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    Isn't Neiman Marcus already offering this service? I thought I saw it in their Christmas catalog...

    You're town can be the next Salt Lake City! Rejoice!

    You'll need to install a electric fence in your front yard and keep some pepper spray at your front door.
     
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    Ho Ho Ho! Your idea of what str8 guys get away with these days is a bit dated!
    I'm not skipping it. I'm flying 6000 miles into the teeth of it... But I shopped for books and socks online and they are being delivered and I'm just taking a few fabrics for the girls, so it's been pretty easy. Can't wait. Most of the family is gathering at the folks and we're taking a trip to the everglades to do some photos and paintings. It should be mellow.
     
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    I don't think JWs sing as well as Mormons.

    In any event I have two vicious pumis who will tear them limb from limb!
     
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    Maybe some frottage would rub some of your holiday cheer onto me.

    Awake! Makes for better kindling.

    Bah!
     
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    I spewed my juice out my nose and all over my computer screen with this one!!! Funny! :biggrin1:

    And great idea, btw!
     
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    DaveyR is a lucky man.

    You straight guys get away with murder when it's time to prepare for holiday dinner parties. Don't tell me you voluntarily send out the invitations, decorate and clean the house, shop for the groceries, cook, entertain and clean up the mess the next day with no prompting from the wife. Yeah right. lol. Oh and yard work does not count nor does barbequeing as no one does that in the dead of winter outside.

    KFC is open Christmas day?

    I think the JW's would have those dogs converted in no time flat.
     
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    Ha! Little do you know! They may look cute but they're vicious I tell ya! Bloodthirsty monsters who will tear you limb from limb while chomping on your guts! VICIOUS!!
     
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