|12-27-2004, 02:37 PM||#1|
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Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Mesa, AZ formally Chandler, AZ
Am I the only one who doesn't care for the holidays?
I never have. Even as a kid. I feel weird opening gifts in front of people (I love gifts I just hate opening them). I love buying for people and watching them open gifts... yes I am weird.
This year really stunk. We did go to a friends for Christmas dinner which I am very thankful for. We got no phone calls (tried calling family and no one was home), *I* got no gifts (my husband did from his side of the family, we didn't get each other anything due to my penny pinching right now)--I know gifts are not all about Christmas but it was kind of embarrassing. My mom normally goes overboard but apparently not this year (which is fine, I would have been happy just talking to her, my dad, my sister and Gram).
It's the first year away from my family (ever), a close family friend passed away (read about it on Christmas eve), no calls or gifts. I've decided if I didn't have a child, I'd forgo the holidays... including Thanksgiving.
|12-27-2004, 10:42 PM||#2|
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Join Date: Feb 2000
Sorry you didn't have a good Christmas. It must have been very hard to be away from your family. Holidays are not my favorite time as I feel pressured to have a "good time" sometimes. Thankfully, our family had a good Christmas this year.
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|12-28-2004, 12:35 AM||#3|
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Washington State
I don't enjoy gift exchanges or holiday parties, but I do enjoy other aspects of the holidays. Just find a way you like to celebrate.
|12-28-2004, 01:02 AM||#4|
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Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Sweet Home Alabama
I can relate. I sat home by myself all of Christmas day through today. I'll be going back to work tomorrow and will be glad to be around people.
Too much anticipation and then the predictable letdown. Glad it's over.
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|12-28-2004, 01:14 AM||#5|
BBQ loving, fantasy football playin,' DJ.
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Too Close to work....west of Philly.
I liked watching my kids open presents. That was cool. And I recieved a few presents that I really liked. But really, I could do without all the gift giving, buying, returning, exchanging....
My wife and I make enough money to buy what we want, when we want. Exchanging gifts between us feels a little artifiicial.
For the rest of my life I have one goal: to be a great role model for my daughters.
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