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Christmas is creeping up on us yet again.... Have a moan with me


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#1 retupmocgnipeelb

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 03:58 PM

I used to love Christmas (and still do, kind of), being with family is cool, but man, every year it seems to get more and more stressful, plus it seems to have come about quicker this time, or so it feels. Must be my age, noticing time and all that...

 

It all just seems so... I don't know really... It's all such a rush for one day. Would be better if it was spread over a few days at least. :-/

 

Take last year for example; spent the months leading up to Christmas, making sure everyone has everything they want, tighten the old belt to save a few coins to spend on the big day, then poof, it's gone. I mean what the heck. lol I used to enjoy it more... :-(

 

Ah... Christmas blues...



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#2 Bezukhov

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 04:44 PM

We almost lost Christmas. This was in the English Civil war.

The War on Christmas
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#3 mjd420nova

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 04:45 PM

I have always concentrated through the years to shed the commercial aspect of the holiday and instead spend the year  making homemade gifts that are more practical than any you could buy.  The holiday itself is spent with as many family, friends and extended members as can attend a central location.  Mostly to remember those who aren't able to attend and welcome in any new members to the gathering.  I feel one day is enough, the prep is easier and fetching members from airports, train and bus stations can get spread out but better for one day than many.  I revel in the day, mostly to welcome the new additions (mostly newborn over the last year) and chronicle with photos and video.  In years to come, the videos and photos will become important in remembering those who can't attend or are no longer with us.



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Posted 13 November 2017 - 05:25 PM

Commercialism could be blamed for some blues here (US) as it blankets us with Christmas onslaughts even before Halloween has even arrived, let alone Thanksgiving, like an 800 pound gorilla.
We make the best of it & always enjoy celebrations to the max, forgetting those blues. Next day however is greeted with a sigh of relief. :)
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#5 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 07:43 PM

Bah !  Humbug !

 

I avoid Christmas as far as absolutely possible.

 

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 09:28 PM

I used to love Christmas (and still do, kind of), being with family is cool, but man, every year it seems to get more and more stressful, plus it seems to have come about quicker this time, or so it feels. Must be my age, noticing time and all that...

 

Ah... Christmas blues...

Nah it's not Christmas you're not liking it's the fact you've realized you're getting older and life is changing.

There ain't nothing wrong with that as I believe everyone goes through that stage now and then.

 

It's normal and It will pass so enjoy the times you are living to the fullest. :thumbsup:

 

In my middle sixties and I use to hate the holidays now I look forward to them and enjoy them as I am old.

I get to pick on my grand kids and listen to my kids complain about what a PITA their kids are etc Thank You God.

 

Halloween starts the holidays for the Wife and I and we make the most of all family and friends getting together times and occasions and if there aren't any we create   :gathering:   a cookout indoors or outdoors.  :cool:

 

At our events some of us adults will find a way to migrate out to the detached garage and enjoy some holiday smoke and of course we always have booze for all adults who want to partake. :thumbup2:

 

Yep we love the holidays and the Wife likes to decorate and if you have a Wife you know what that means I have to help decorate. :angry:

 

So enjoy the holidays as they do come and go before you know it. :scratchhead:

 

HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO YA! :wink:


Edited by The-Toolman, 13 November 2017 - 10:21 PM.

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 10:53 PM

With the mention of age and grandkids, titles of two paperbacks we have from a humorist, Gene Perret, comes to mind: 
Growing Older Is So Much Fun Everybody's Doing It  and  Grandchildren Are So Much Fun We Should Have Had Them First.

Happy Holidays to all! :)
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Posted 14 November 2017 - 08:09 AM

Christmas is heavily commercialised here in the UK too. Halloween is starting to become too commercialised and it feels like the UK is trying to emulate US culture to me...



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Posted 14 November 2017 - 02:25 PM

I'm looking forward to this Christmas.

 

For the first time, in quite a while, ALL the family will be home!

 

Some will end up on the sofa, or the floor in front of the fireplace, but we will make room.

 

Cheers!

 

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 02:46 PM

Being an old blues and Motown music lover (eclectic others too), Otis Redding did a Christmas one in '67 (YouTube, click if it doesn't embed)-

https://m.youtube.com/watch?list=RDrEyV8gnC4aQ&params=OAFIAVgB&v=rEyV8gnC4aQ&mode=NORMAL
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Posted 15 November 2017 - 12:00 AM

Both my wife and I have families. To avoid any problems that might occur, we always go away at Xmas. Cruising or hotel stays are very nice without children. We can selfishy enjoy ourselves.



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Posted 15 November 2017 - 05:53 AM

Yes, I remember all that goings on. :-)



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Posted 15 November 2017 - 05:55 AM

I think I'd like to spend Christmas away one year... Would be nice to try it in another country or something. Not Australia though. No one wants a hot Christmas. :-D



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Posted 16 November 2017 - 05:26 PM

Please proofread those letters the children are writing to Santa. You wouldn't want this mistake.

In Grievous Spelling Error, Child Sends Christmas Letter To Satan
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http://babylonbee.com/news/grievous-spelling-error-child-sends-christmas-letter-satan/
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Posted 16 November 2017 - 07:36 PM

@r.a.d #7

 

The nicest thing about having grandkids is you can give them back !

 

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