Have a Christmas rant? This is the place for you!

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  1. SaraJayne

    SaraJayne <font color=red>Stop moving those smilies! <img sr

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    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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  3. nathalee81

    nathalee81 DIS Veteran

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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.
     
  4. usnuzuloose

    usnuzuloose Loosing Boo Boo

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    I can't get out and do my shopping. I may not get until next week.
     
  5. SaraJayne

    SaraJayne <font color=red>Stop moving those smilies! <img sr

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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. :headache:

    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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  6. Darcy03231

    Darcy03231 DIS Veteran

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    I have a rant!

    DH is the original Scrooge. I do all the decorating, shopping, wrapping, etc. He and I don't buy gifts for each other, so he doesn't buy anything (not even for his children - I take care of that too).

    The last few years we've given his son money as he was in grad school and that's what he needed. He's 28 and lives with his girlfriend (and has been for the last 6 years or so), who I've met maybe twice.

    This is also the child that we never hear from unless he needs something. He never even called DH on his birthday never mind sending a card or gift. DH can call and email him and he never replies or calls back. I think the last time we saw/heard from him was in July when he needed $$$ for medical bill (he has no health insurance).

    Last night DH said "since [son] and [girlfriend] are a couple we should buy her something for Christmas!" WHAT!!!!! I'm done shopping and wrapping. Who knows if and when we'll see them. (We've called and e-mailed to invite them for Christmas. We did this over Thanksgiving and we still haven't got a reply.) I said I don't even know where to start since I really know nothing about this girl. His reply "Can't you go to the Coach store and pick something up?" I just walked out of the room. If DH thinks its so important he can go to the mall and pick something out!
     
  7. ebtbmom

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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? :mad: I need to fix this!
     
  8. 1Mouse2RulethemAll

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    I'll add, I have been asking DH to get me new Ove'Gloves for Christmas and I have even said which store has them and he has yet to go pick them up. And it is not a matter of him being too busy as he is currently a SAMD.


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  9. MainStreetMomma

    MainStreetMomma Mouseketeer

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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.
     
  10. Kat77

    Kat77 <font color=blue>Now if I could just remember how

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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 :confused3. (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!)
     
  11. momof1princess

    momof1princess <font color=darkorchid>i feel like i'm going to ex

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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. :banana:
     
  12. MsLeFever

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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.

    Barbara
     
  13. njmom47

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    Got one gift....for DH.
    Nothing for anyone else yet...but BOTH dds got speeding tickets Thanksgiving week. I have paid both of them (remember, no flames!) and want to say "There's your Christmas present...oh yeah, and all year round when I pay your cellphone and Dad pays your car insurance."

    Sigh....but at least our tree is up and we have lights and our Santa Alien in the front window!
     
  14. nathalee81

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    Oh, please, can you post a photo of Santa Alien! I don't think I have ever seen one of those before!
     
  15. Pigeon

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    I have asked the kids and dh for lists for months now, but nothing. I like to get shopping done well ahead of time and hate the crowds. They will give me lists a few days before.

    Too bad, so sad. At that point, you get what you get and you don't pitch a fit.
     
  16. OhioStateBuckeye

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    My Christmas rant is my job. I am a contract attorney. I've read a lot of DIS threads this year about having to pay for your own company party, or how big the bonus is.

    -no Christmas bonus
    -no Christmas party, paid for by us or otherwise
    -we can have Christmas eve and day off, but we won't get paid for either, so if I want to earn any money Christmas week I need to be back at work on Wednesday, and maybe work Saturday to make up for missing 2 days


    I am kind of surprised they even heat the building for us.
     
  17. luvmy3

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    I hate my Christmas tree this year. We decided to get rid of our regular lights and go with LEDs this year, and it looks awful, even the kids think so. The rest of the house looks so warm and welcoming, but the living room looks like a nightclub, I don't even want to turn the tree on. Not to mention, my beloved star topper doesn't work with them either so I just stuck a stupid bow up there. I know its a pretty petty rant but its really ruining my Christmas spirit!
     
  18. SaraJayne

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    Oh, I have a brand new rant. I just plugged the tree in (usually have it off during the day) and the middle string of lights (right in the middle of the tree) does not work.

    Are you freaking kidding me???? ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME??? :furious:

    Screw it. The damn things can stay un-lit.
     
  19. ShesAPirate

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    The boyfriend won't make a list. It's driving me insaaaaaaaane! And it's not just for me - my parents and various other family are asking what he wants, too, and I really don't know what to tell them :confused3

    Other than that - I agree with the 'how could Christmas be so close' thing. I can almost guarantee I'll be out shopping on Christmas Eve. Thank God I'm off from work!
     
  20. Janepod

    Janepod <font color=royalblue>The new dinning plan is out.

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    My dad, his gf, my two brothers, and their significant others always come to my house for 4-5 days. Great - I love them and I hate to travel. And we have plenty of room. However, not one of them will bring anything (wine, a dessert, whatever) or lift a finger while they are here. I know that as a hostess I shouldn't expect anything, that I should just host, but it would really be nice if someone would, like, put a glass in the dishwasher once in a while. Let alone pick up the tab for a grocery run.

    Everyone is at least 33 years old, btw. Old enough to know better.
     
  21. Andtototoo

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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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