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Old 12-11-2012, 02:14 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Have a Christmas rant? This is the place for you!

Have a rant/vent about anything having to do with Christmas? Family, traveling, gifts, decorating, etc?

Let's hear it. No flaming, no judging.
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Old 12-11-2012, 02:19 PM   #2
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I have a rant. How can Christmas only be 15 days away? Can someone stop time, please????

It is always seems, despite my best attempt to have everything in place before Christmas, that I run out of time and am running around doing something on Christmas Eve.
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Old 12-11-2012, 02:23 PM   #3
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I can't get out and do my shopping. I may not get until next week.
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Old 12-11-2012, 02:25 PM   #4
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I guess I should add mine.

I am so over Christmas this year. I'm done shopping, I'm done spending, I'm done wrapping ~ I'm just done. And Christmas hasn't even started.

And yes, my beloved, I know it's an inconvenience for you having to shop for one person (me, your wife), but I managed to buy gifts for 15 people, as well as stocking stuffers for three of those people, so excuse me if you aren't finding me very sympathetic.

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Old 12-11-2012, 02:37 PM   #5
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My family is not big into exchanging gifts. I ask my mom what she'd like to do and we decide to do simple 15$ stockings, I thought for each other. Then she calls last night to tell me that she told my brothers SO about the stocking idea. Um what, I was only planning on buying for her and my dad and now I have to buy for brother, SO, and her three kids? I need to fix this!
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:56 PM   #6
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My family is not big into exchanging gifts. I ask my mom what she'd like to do and we decide to do simple 15$ stockings, I thought for each other. Then she calls last night to tell me that she told my brothers SO about the stocking idea. Um what, I was only planning on buying for her and my dad and now I have to buy for brother, SO, and her three kids? I need to fix this!
I would like to announce that I have resolved my Christmas rant! I called my brother today to invite them over Christmas morning for brunch and asked if they wanted to exchange gifts, he agreed that he'd rather not! Yeah pressure is gone, Christmas is saved! Good luck to everyone.
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:31 PM   #7
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I would like to announce that I have resolved my Christmas rant! I called my brother today to invite them over Christmas morning for brunch and asked if they wanted to exchange gifts, he agreed that he'd rather not! Yeah pressure is gone, Christmas is saved! Good luck to everyone.
Best decision my family ever made was to end Christmas gift exchanges between our siblings. There are 5 of us, with 5 spouses and a total of 8 kids. We live from one coast to the other, in 5 different states. It is exceedingly rare for us to see each other during the holidays, so drawing names just didn't make any sense. The last time we mailed gifts was about 22 years ago. I remember it clearly--I had just dropped off my shipping, to the tune of $140! I was so upset I had to go lie down. What I could have done with $140! So after Christmas I called my sibs and we struck a deal--no more gifts, except for the kids. And the kids age out after HS graduation. Instead of making gifts to each other (and face it, we're all grown ups who can go buy whatever we need) we give to various charities in honor of our sibs. Works for me!


I love doing it this way. We still call and keep up with each other all the time, but without the stress of the shopping, wrapping and shipping. I just wish my DSil would go for it.
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Old 12-13-2012, 07:51 AM   #8
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I would like to announce that I have resolved my Christmas rant! I called my brother today to invite them over Christmas morning for brunch and asked if they wanted to exchange gifts, he agreed that he'd rather not! Yeah pressure is gone, Christmas is saved! Good luck to everyone.
That's great.
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Old 12-11-2012, 02:44 PM   #9
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I guess I should add mine.

I am so over Christmas this year. I'm done shopping, I'm done spending, I'm done wrapping ~ I'm just done. And Christmas hasn't even started.

And yes, my beloved, I know it's an inconvenience for you having to shop for one person (me, your wife), but I managed to buy gifts for 15 people, as well as stocking stuffers for three of those people, so excuse me if you aren't finding me very sympathetic.

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AMEN!!! My DH is acting so put out by having to buy for his dad, the only person he has to buy for. We don't even get gifts for each other so he doesn't have to worry about me. Meanwhile, his mom, sister, grandparents, our kids, etc. not to mention my family were all completed by me.
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Old 12-11-2012, 02:49 PM   #10
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ugh, WHY does everyone want to do Christmas at the same time? both sides of the family want to do Christmas on December 23rd, and it's just not going to work! we can't be two places at once! DMIL has offered to move her gathering to December 22nd, so, hopefully, that will work out, and we won't have to miss seeing one side of the family.

oh, and i'm going to have to work on Christmas Eve! i work in a church, and, normally, i'd be off on Christmas Eve. however, due to the family gathering on December 23rd and the fact that Christmas Eve falls on a Monday, which is the day i do the church's Sunday deposit and make sure everything is paid for the week, i'll have to work Christmas Eve morning instead to do the church deposit and rush like crazy, because the bank is closing at noon. ugh. but, on the bright side, i won't have to be back at work until january 7th.
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Old 12-11-2012, 02:53 PM   #11
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I did the cards, I did the tree, I did the rest of the Christmas decorations, I bought the presents....just asked DH to hang ONE DANG STRING of lights outside....

GRRRR. It isn't done.

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Old 12-11-2012, 02:45 PM   #12
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The pre-lit tree DH insisted on purchasing two years ago has decided not to light up in random sections. So it stands on sad, undecorated display until DH can get it working. Last night, he bought a miracle tool from Lowes that will supposedly fix the problem but fell asleep before taking it out of the package . (Just get on with it dude... so you can admit defeat, allow me put the strand lights on, and get those darn boxes of decorations out of my living room already! Ugh!)
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Old 12-11-2012, 03:31 PM   #13
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I guess I should add mine.

I am so over Christmas this year. I'm done shopping, I'm done spending, I'm done wrapping ~ I'm just done. And Christmas hasn't even started.

And yes, my beloved, I know it's an inconvenience for you having to shop for one person (me, your wife), but I managed to buy gifts for 15 people, as well as stocking stuffers for three of those people, so excuse me if you aren't finding me very sympathetic.
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Absofrickinlutely DITTO to the max!

And this year, he hasn't even bothered to ask me what I got for HIS family. Forget participating in the slightest in giving to HIS family, he can't even ASK what I did? Excuuuuuse me for thinking you might take TEN SECONDS to ask a question, let alone -- drumroll please -- THANK ME for my time and effort!

If the people I am sending to weren't the elderly or children, I'd simply stop doing it. But I hate to disappoint those groups of people, so I keep doing it. ARGGGGH.

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Old 12-11-2012, 11:27 PM   #14
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And this year, he hasn't even bothered to ask me what I got for HIS family. Forget participating in the slightest in giving to HIS family, he can't even ASK what I did?

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Old 12-11-2012, 11:59 PM   #15
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My rant is that last night my DH invited his brother's family down for Christmas. I love them and would like to see them, but it's awfully short notice. I'm just getting over the flu, and I've been dealing with chronic allergy and sinus/ear infection issues since the beginning of October. I'm waaaay behind on my house cleaning and I've not even got all of my Christmas decorations up. We've got numerous commitments this weekend and most nights until the 21st. I was looking forward to having fun and just hanging with my DH and kids while they were off work/out of school before Christmas. Now we're going to be hustling to get the house in acceptable shape for company, plus my having to plan sleeping arrangements, meals, activities, etc. for us and the 5 of them. I glad they want to visit but it's causing me stress that I really don't need!

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