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post #31 of 57 (permalink) Old 12-25-2012, 08:02 PM
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I'm not much into this holiday either Tripps but I have kids and play the part. I'm always glad when it's over. Today was nice though. The kids all enjoyed their gifts and I got to spend quality time with extended family for awhile. Best thing was the text I just got from my oldest son saying he's home listening to my Waits collection (albums) that I gave him and loving it. It wasn't even a gift really, just something I no longer need that I wanted him to have. It's the little things sometimes that make the day special.
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My favorite holiday is Thanksgiving. No gifts. No religion. Just being with family. With Christmas, I don't feel the same


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My favorite holiday is Thanksgiving.
+1, it's about people instead of things.

Now that I'm a giver of said things, instead of a receiver, I prefer Thanksgiving.

But, the kid's were happy today, so that makes it a good one.
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I'm not sure the calendar holiday is the basis of the happiness or the discontent.
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No it doesn't.

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Sucks eh? Grow Up. Take your head out, breath some fresh air and lend a hand to somebody that needs it.
I do that all year round. What's so special about Xmas? I don't believe in the religious reasons for it, both Christian & Pagan. So why should I have to endure their bad music?

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It is difficult only for the others.
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I disagree with the original proposal. I enjoy the holiday.
However, the wife and I live a thousand miles from our families and rarely get back there to be with family at this time of the year. I really miss that.
Also our children are grown and live even farther away. Still we had a great day together.
Now nothing beats Christmas with small children in the house.
What I don't like about this time of year is the lack of daylight. Today the sun rose at about 7:20 am and it will set just before 4 pm. Those of you in the UK know what I'm talking about.
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I lean toward the sucks category because the meaning of Christmas is lost. The Christmas commercials all portray men as shallow idiots and women as greedy. If men don't buy women a luxury car or a $10,000 necklace they are worthless.

Besides that 6 years ago my dad died on Christmas Day during our Christmas dinner. If I could skip December, I'd be a lot happier.

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Sorry about your loss Kem. There is never a good time to lose your dad.


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