Yay! The Holidays are OVER and DONE!

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  1. earllogjam

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    I'm so glad last few weeks are over. They have been particularly stressful and not very enjoyable this year. They have brought out the annual fake holiday spirit and perfunctory goodwill greetings, cards, presents and wishes. This year it has been exhausting to muster up any real joy of celebrating anything let alone celebrate with fairweather friends and disfunctional family and relatives. Thank god they are OVER.

    Anyone else feel relieved?
     
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    No... I like the holidays!
     
  3. SpoLLe

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    Bah humbug
     
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    Scrooge!
     
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    Done...no way...Mardi Gras is almost here and Valentines Day is closer than ever...keep em coming baby
     
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    I am with you on the fake spirit Started playing Christmas music here on NOV. 1 that got old real fast and did not even listen to Christmas music till Christmas eve. even then it was short. Menards had all of there garden furinture put away by the middle of OCT and ALL Christmas stuff that pretty much did it for me
     
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    Many years ago earlo i decided i would treat everyday ..as a festive day...kid you not
    so when the REAL one/time comes around .. well its relatively a Normal time for me..altho for others i do profer the obligatory salutations for the season
    With ALL the Festive xs..Easter/Mothers day etc etc..almost the whole year can be considered taken up with a celebration of something .. usually of life' ...surviving some may say.
    Thats my take on it all .. works for me
    enz
     
  8. D_Bob_Crotchitch

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    I had a nice time. I sent things to a needy family, a man with ms, and a couple of friends. I did not decorate or cook an elaborate meal. I sent a few peeps cards, and had a nice time. I even spent 6 hours with family on the day after Christmas. Man are they nuts. If they don't clamp down on their daughter, she's going to be a loaded bus.
     
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    Completely glad they're gone. I didn't go to Thanksgiving because I was sick and actually didn't mind missing anything. I almost did nothing with Christmas and I worked New Year's Eve willingly. Ridiculously stressful time for me. I like not having one more thing to worry about.
     
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    Normally I LOVE Christmas and the holiday season. However, 2008 was less than great for me and mine. I could not wait to kick 2008 to the curb. For some reason I just never really got that Christmas spirit as I had in years past.:frown1:
     
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    I am kind of glad Christmas Day is over. This year was the busiest one for me so far. And my husband works for a company that required him to take a week off without pay. It just really made the money situation tight this year. Also my son's birthday is a week before Christmas.....so it got kind of stressful for me.....trying to make sure I got it straight what was his birthday present...... and what he was getting for Christmas. Then there was his birthday party I threw for him......and all the classroom parties and teacher's presents......And extended family presents. And I have to have the car packed to leave as soon as the kids get out of school......to drive out of state to visit all the grandparents for 2 weeks. We just got back today.
     
  12. earllogjam

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    i've always felt that the true spirit of christmas is lost on how most americans have come to believe and expect that it's just about exchanging gifts. if people do get that charitable spirit it rarely last past dec 26th.

    it has become a socially induced chore for me especially since i'm not religious. what christmas has become in our culture is probably the last thing jesus had in mind. wouldn't it be great if it was in the height of summer not in the dead of winter?
     
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    It IS about exchanging gifts silly....well that and Santa, I love Santa. I hold the record for keeping my tree up too. What better way to keep the spirit of Xmas alive but keep your tree up all year too. YES!
     
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    For me, the spirit of giving and helping others lasts all year long. I will buy things on sale just to donate them. I shop for clothing, food, and toiletries just to donate. I live very simply all year long. It enables me to give away more.
     
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    Christmas is over on Epiphany, which is Tuesday.
     
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