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Subject: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 08/15/05 at 11:22 pm

I know it's kinda early...but fall goes so fast...and Christmas will be here before we know it.  I already told Vaughn that he has to make his list to Santa so that we can send it to him ASAP!  I think I am going to put some items on layaway at Target and then the rest I am buying online (it's so much easier to do).



Erin :)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: ADH13 on 08/15/05 at 11:23 pm



I'm trying not to...

I'm kind of poor this year in comparison to previous years... so for the first time in a loooooong time, I'm actually dreading it.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 08/15/05 at 11:26 pm



I'm trying not to...

I'm kind of poor this year in comparison to previous years... so for the first time in a loooooong time, I'm actually dreading it.



I hear ya!  We are not going to go all out and buy TONS of stuff this year. Vaughn will get SO much stuff because of the many extended families, etc.....and Chris and I are probably just going to get something for the house for each other this year.  Christmas can be so out of hand sometimes....we like to try and keep it somewhat simple.



Erin :)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: ADH13 on 08/15/05 at 11:28 pm



I hear ya!  We are not going to go all out and buy TONS of stuff this year. Vaughn will get SO much stuff because of the many extended families, etc.....and Chris and I are probably just going to get something for the house for each other this year.  Christmas can be so out of hand sometimes....we like to try and keep it somewhat simple.



Erin :)


give beth a parrot for me. :)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 08/15/05 at 11:28 pm


give beth a parrot for me. :)




hahahaha....ok!! ;D




Erin :)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 08/15/05 at 11:29 pm

No...and I don't want to think about it for another 3 months!!


I'm trying not to...

I'm kind of poor this year in comparison to previous years... so for the first time in a loooooong time, I'm actually dreading it.


Same here.  We just spent a lot adding on to our house, so this will be a cheap Christmas for us.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: ADH13 on 08/15/05 at 11:30 pm




hahahaha....ok!! ;D




Erin :)


and lessee... make sure it says:

"Snap"

and sings the "Barney" theme song :)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 08/15/05 at 11:31 pm


and lessee... make sure it says:

"Snap"

and sings the "Barney" theme song :)




oh...she would LOVE that!!! LOL!



Erin :)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Alchoholica on 08/15/05 at 11:44 pm

I'm SERIOUSLY!!!! looking forward to christmas!

One of my best friends is coming over around the 3rd or 4th of December and then staying until the 18th when we will both fly back to England. Then i'll be able to see all of my friends and my family and spend Christmas with them, before coming home in the New Year.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: jaytee on 08/15/05 at 11:51 pm

I should be but I've still got my daughters' birthdays and my husband's 50th think about  :o

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 08/15/05 at 11:52 pm


I'm SERIOUSLY!!!! looking forward to christmas!

One of my best friends is coming over around the 3rd or 4th of December and then staying until the 18th when we will both fly back to England. Then i'll be able to see all of my friends and my family and spend Christmas with them, before coming home in the New Year.



wow, that sounds like a lot of fun Andy!



Erin :)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Alchoholica on 08/15/05 at 11:56 pm



wow, that sounds like a lot of fun Andy!



Erin :)


Hopefully.. and plus.. for the first time in about my last 6 Flights, i won't have to fly alone  ;D.

I don't know if you have ever made a Trans-Atlantic flight.. but it can take FOREVER!

This time round in June i left London at around 9AM English time 3AM Central US Time and didn't get to St Louis until 12:30 AM Central time the next day. Ugh.. It's exhausting, Boring, Tedious and annoying!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Bobby on 08/16/05 at 12:33 am

I'm not thinking about it this year. It used to be a family thing with the ex but I will happy to let it go by.  :)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: MidKnightDarkness on 08/16/05 at 1:13 am


and lessee... make sure it says:

"Snap"

and sings the "Barney" theme song :)




N-n-n-NO....n-n-n-no birds! *covers ears* Please make the PBS tunes cease!!  :o



Beth

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Jessica on 08/16/05 at 2:04 am

I know I am. Baby's first Christmas and all that. I just want to see what he does to the tree. We'll probably have to bolt it to the floor.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 08/16/05 at 2:44 am

I always start thinking of Christmas around July (don't know why, lol). Every year I tell myself to not get so excited about it, but I'm finding myself going there already. I love it when Halloween comes, then Thanksgiving and then Christmas... and then I get down after it's all over... lol

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: GoodRedShirt on 08/16/05 at 2:49 am

GAH! It used to be a fun time. Now it just seems like another day in the year.  :-\\ Although my favourite week of the year has to be Dec 26 - Jan 2 (Thereabouts)  :D

With only having immediate family to buy for, it's not too much of a burden.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Paul on 08/16/05 at 3:45 am

Thinking about Christmas, eh?

Hang on...

Right! Thought about it...can I go now?!!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: GoodRedShirt on 08/16/05 at 3:51 am

Can Christmas be a bi-yearly thing? (That's every two years, not twice a year  :-X)

Could save a bit of money and stress (not so much for me, but everyone else I have to deal with)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: karen on 08/16/05 at 4:17 am

We had a brief chat about Christmas over the weekend.  We will probably have to haul everything down to the in-laws in South Wales.  I don't think my father-in-laws health will have recovered enough for him to be driving again by then.  It is very difficult trying to smuggle all the Christmas presents into the car without the children spotting the ones from Santa.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: mandamoo on 08/16/05 at 5:23 am


Can Christmas be a bi-yearly thing? (That's every two years, not twice a year :-X)




My sentiments exactly GRS !

I have no choice but, to think about Xmas due to work. Karen (CF) knows exactly what I mean  ;)

Just think, in approximately three weeks, it'll be everywhere :D (here anyway)  :P

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: goodsin on 08/16/05 at 6:11 am


I'm not thinking about it this year. It used to be a family thing with the ex but I will happy to let it go by.  :)

I don't tend to do Xmas, my family are not religious. We do have a sort of Xmas get-together, but don't bother with giving gifts etc. My daughter, who lives apart from me in Spain, may also visit the UK- if that is the case, I will be foisting all my Xmas spirit on her.

I have a colleague who drives us all mad by counting down the days to Xmas- it's been a standing joke for so long, that she started counting from New Years' Day for this year's Xmas. Wouldn't be so bad if she didn't sit right next to a Jehovah's Witness!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: gemini on 08/16/05 at 6:50 am

We were just talking about Christmas a few days ago, and how we need to start stashing a little money back. Every year I wait til the last minute and it stresses me out!! Hopefully, I'll get an early start this year. We have a big extended family and we used to buy all the neices and nephews and all their kids and friends and. . . . well, it was getting to be way too much. So we started drawing names and when the kids turn 18, they draw names too, that way we don't have to buy tons of gifts.  But we still buy for the little ones.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: bj26 on 08/16/05 at 6:54 am


I know it's kinda early...but fall goes so fast...and Christmas will be here before we know it.  I already told Vaughn that he has to make his list to Santa so that we can send it to him ASAP!  I think I am going to put some items on layaway at Target and then the rest I am buying online (it's so much easier to do).



Erin :)
You read my mind, just now I've been thinking of a trip to New York City, well actually to go to the New Years celebration (hopefully going 12-27 to 1-2) :)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: jiminy on 08/16/05 at 6:57 am


I'm SERIOUSLY!!!! looking forward to christmas!

One of my best friends is coming over around the 3rd or 4th of December and then staying until the 18th when we will both fly back to England. Then i'll be able to see all of my friends and my family and spend Christmas with them, before coming home in the New Year.

I had you figured for a halloween man

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: jiminy on 08/16/05 at 7:00 am


We had a brief chat about Christmas over the weekend.  We will probably have to haul everything down to the in-laws in South Wales.  I don't think my father-in-laws health will have recovered enough for him to be driving again by then.  It is very difficult trying to smuggle all the Christmas presents into the car without the children spotting the ones from Santa.

what do you mean by "spotting the ones from Santa"?
this makes absolutely no sense at all
  ::)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: karen on 08/16/05 at 7:16 am

Santa isn't real, Jiminy.  It's your mum and dad

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: GoodRedShirt on 08/16/05 at 7:18 am


Santa isn't real, Jiminy.  It's your mum and dad
:\'(

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: karen on 08/16/05 at 7:19 am


:\'(


sorry you had to hear it this way GRS

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: GoodRedShirt on 08/16/05 at 7:23 am


sorry you had to hear it this way GRS
Put it this way, better I find out now that 10-15 years from now.  :o ;D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: jiminy on 08/16/05 at 7:31 am


Put it this way, better I find out now that 10-15 years from now.  :o ;D

I could of waited  ;D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: karen on 08/16/05 at 7:32 am


Put it this way, better I find out now that 10-15 years from now.  :o ;D


Your first Christmas in your own house.   "What no presents!!  But I wrote and told Santa that I'd moved out"

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 08/16/05 at 9:32 am


You read my mind, just now I've been thinking of a trip to New York City, well actually to go to the New Years celebration (hopefully going 12-27 to 1-2) :)




oh that sounds like it will be a lot of fun! I always wanted to go to the Macy's Day Parade on Thanksgiving. Hey all of you New Yorkers (Howard, Shaq..etc) do you attend that parade?



Erin :)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 08/16/05 at 10:24 am

Bah Humbug!





Cat

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: jiminy on 08/16/05 at 10:40 am




oh that sounds like it will be a lot of fun! I always wanted to go to the Macy's Day Parade on Thanksgiving. Hey all of you New Yorkers (Howard, Shaq..etc) do you attend that parade?



Erin :)

Does this answer your question?   ::)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: JamieMcBain on 08/16/05 at 11:05 am

Not till November, I allready got a flight booked to see my Mom then.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Alchoholica on 08/16/05 at 11:31 am


I had you figured for a halloween man


HeHeHe.. Halloween has always been my third favourite after Thanksgiving. I like Christmas because people give me stuff.. None of this made up sheeshe about 'I love my family' LOL.. They give me cool stuff i want. Thus, all is good.

What a mercenary.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Bobby on 08/16/05 at 11:39 am


HeHeHe.. Halloween has always been my third favourite after Thanksgiving. I like Christmas because people give me stuff.. None of this made up sheeshe about 'I love my family' LOL.. They give me cool stuff i want. Thus, all is good.

What a mercenary.


Pwahahahahahaha!  ;D

At least your honest about it.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Alchoholica on 08/16/05 at 11:43 am


Pwahahahahahaha!  ;D

At least your honest about it.


That being said, this year i am looking forward to seeing my friends and family because i wont have seen them for about half a year.

In fact, it's almost exactly 4 months until i fly back. I am booking my flight for the 18th of December.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: jackas on 08/16/05 at 3:20 pm


Does this answer your question?   ::)


LOL!!!!

Poor Howard! ;D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 08/16/05 at 3:22 pm

I want to get through the Summer first.I don't want to think about Christmas right now. ;D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: jiminy on 08/16/05 at 3:23 pm


LOL!!!!

Poor Howard! ;D

can you imagine hime singing the tune... I love a parade?  ;D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 08/16/05 at 3:23 pm


Does this answer your question?   ::)


HEY,WHAT GIVES HERE? ::)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: jiminy on 08/16/05 at 3:25 pm


HEY,WHAT GIVES HERE? ::)

it was in the NY Post  ::)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 08/16/05 at 3:26 pm


it was in the NY Post  ::)



So I wound up with the honor of wearing the costume?

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 08/16/05 at 3:28 pm


I have no choice but, to think about Xmas due to work. Karen (CF) knows exactly what I mean  ;)


Yes I do!!  ;)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: jiminy on 08/16/05 at 3:30 pm



So I wound up with the honor of wearing the costume?

yeah... nice dress  ;)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 08/16/05 at 3:32 pm


yeah... nice dress  ;)


Yellow feathers aren't my colors. ::)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: jackas on 08/16/05 at 3:33 pm


Yellow feathers isn't my colors. ::)


Sure it is!  It compliments your skin tone. ::)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: jiminy on 08/16/05 at 3:37 pm


Yellow feathers isn't my colors. ::)

you look like a big gay canary     ;D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 08/16/05 at 4:23 pm


you look like a big gay canary   ;D


Thank You,A Big Gay Canary. ::)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Dagwood on 08/16/05 at 7:11 pm

Of course I am thinking already.  I usually put it all on layaway in October.  That way I can pick it up just before Christmas and don't have to figure out where to hide the stuff. 

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 11/03/05 at 12:19 am

well...I have some things on layaway....and I have some other items bought already. Today I was bored....so I decided to wrap all of the gifts that I have so far....and last week I bought and filled out all of our Christmas cards!! I am WAY ahead of myself this year!




Erin :)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Alchoholica on 11/03/05 at 12:26 am

I'm getting ready to start eating the bank balance  :P
I have a pretty good idea what i'm gonna buy for people.

I'm pretty excited about christmas already, although i make it a point not to get excited until after Thanksgiving.

Two years ago my Mum sent me to my friend pete's house for a week because i was way too over-excited. Last year i picked up all the overtime i could at work so that i wasn't around too much  ;D

This year i'm going home on the 13th of December, she'll just have to put up with me going nuts for 2 weeks  ;D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: whistledog on 11/03/05 at 12:32 am

I always think abut Christmas in Late October.  I get my Christmas songs out and get in the Christmas Spirit  8)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Bobby on 11/03/05 at 6:37 am


I don't tend to do Xmas, my family are not religious. We do have a sort of Xmas get-together, but don't bother with giving gifts etc. My daughter, who lives apart from me in Spain, may also visit the UK- if that is the case, I will be foisting all my Xmas spirit on her.


Aww! That's way cool, Goodsin. Was last Christmas the last time you saw your daughter?

I have a colleague who drives us all mad by counting down the days to Xmas- it's been a standing joke for so long, that she started counting from New Years' Day for this year's Xmas. Wouldn't be so bad if she didn't sit right next to a Jehovah's Witness!


Ha ha! What a combination!  ;D

Actually, being brought up with the Jehovah's Witnesses is the main reason I lost out on so many Christmas's and birthdays. I am not too bitter about it but like to take advantage of the festive season these days. I do want a reason to enjoy Christmas now (which I don't living on my own).

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: YWN on 11/03/05 at 9:00 am

I...hate Christmas...

...Mainly because it is overcommercialized and overhyped.  A few weeks ago, my mom's radio station was playing Christmas songs which made me despise it even more.  I mean, you could at least wait till December...

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 11/03/05 at 12:48 pm

I'd hate to say it, but even though Christmas is overcommercialized and overdone by business execs, it still holds a special meaning to me. If you keep the "true" meaning of Christmas in your heart - it's always going to be a magical time of year.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: ktelqueen on 11/03/05 at 12:50 pm


I'd hate to say it, but even though Christmas is overcommercialized and overdone by business execs, it still holds a special meaning to me. If you keep the "true" meaning of Christmas in your heart - it's always going to be a magical time of year.


i feel the same way,l'il sis  8) :)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 11/03/05 at 12:53 pm

I must get started soon on shopping for the kids.  Don't wanna leave it all 'til the end.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 11/03/05 at 12:57 pm


i feel the same way,l'il sis  8) :)


True Sisters :0)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Apricot on 11/03/05 at 2:18 pm

Aw, crap.. it's coming.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Bobby on 11/03/05 at 2:19 pm


Aw, crap.. it's coming.


LMAO!!!  ;D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 11/03/05 at 2:42 pm

In one more Month Christmas will be here.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Alchoholica on 11/03/05 at 3:31 pm


In one more Month Christmas will be here.


Nearer two months mate.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: YWN on 11/03/05 at 4:58 pm


I'd hate to say it, but even though Christmas is overcommercialized and overdone by business execs, it still holds a special meaning to me. If you keep the "true" meaning of Christmas in your heart - it's always going to be a magical time of year.


This may sound cynical, but Christmas was originally a pagan holiday.  Then it was a Christian holiday.  Now it is a commercial holiday.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Apricot on 11/03/05 at 5:16 pm


Nearer two months mate.


Well, in about a month, the Christmas SEASON arrives.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Alchoholica on 11/03/05 at 5:44 pm


This may sound cynical, but Christmas was originally a pagan holiday.  Then it was a Christian holiday.  Now it is a commercial holiday.


The birth of the sun god or something.

I think it was Constantine that decided Christmas Day would be the big dealy-o.

If anything Easter would be the big Bible Bashing holiday.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: GoodRedShirt on 11/03/05 at 5:55 pm


If anything Easter would be the big Bible Bashing holiday.
Meh, Easter is only good for 2 days off. As far as the "tradition" of expensive chocolate eggs and raisen bread with crosses embedded into it - doesn't interest me either.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 11/03/05 at 6:35 pm


This may sound cynical, but Christmas was originally a pagan holiday.  Then it was a Christian holiday.  Now it is a commercial holiday.

That's true, but it's a huge potpourrii of things - yet to many it holds different meanings. Most religious things have started out pagan, but pagan beliefs weren't much different than religious beliefs. They just were around before Christianity became the forerunner.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Morton on 11/03/05 at 6:40 pm

I enjoy Christmas myself. The decorations, and the fact that most people are usually nice and cheerful around Christmas time. Nothing beats Christmas day... get up at around 10, go downstairs, open presents and see other people's faces light up when they recieve theirs... go down my nanas and see some of my family and have a great Christmas dinner... then spend a couple of hours afterwards visiting the other side of my family, then after that straight home to finish checking presents whilst making myself sick on Quality Streets... finally, a nice late 3am bedtime, then it's all over for another year. It's magic... and that one day alone makes the whole thing worth it  8)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 11/03/05 at 6:51 pm


Meh, Easter is only good for 2 days off. As far as the "tradition" of expensive chocolate eggs and raisen bread with crosses embedded into it - doesn't interest me either.


As a kid, Easter wasn't quite as important to me - yet, having gone to a Christian school during my formative years, it was hard to escape the influence of Easter and it's "meaning." I still loved the traditions of Easter Egg hunts, Bunny visits, and loads of chocalate baskets. And yeah, 2 weeks off of school.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: YWN on 11/03/05 at 7:16 pm

I like Thanksgiving...  It isn't really commercialized, (a few turkey ads here and there) and, as for leftovers, turkey sandwiches are great! 

I think I am the only person who eats turkey sandwiches with ketchup.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Apricot on 11/03/05 at 7:31 pm


I enjoy Christmas myself. The decorations, and the fact that most people are usually nice and cheerful around Christmas time. Nothing beats Christmas day.


For me, people are a lot more mean and demanding.. go figure.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Apricot on 11/03/05 at 7:31 pm


For me, people are a lot more mean and demanding.. go figure.

But Christmas day is the bomb.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: TC1970 on 11/03/05 at 8:13 pm

  Christmas has lost it's meaning.  :\'(  I always put off getting gifts to the last minute.  :P

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: MidKnightDarkness on 11/03/05 at 11:53 pm

Tomorrow is light-up night at our mall. When they light up all of the Christmas decorations and announce Santa's arrival. Seems like they're rushing the season a bit. But I don't mind, I love Christmas.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: karen on 11/04/05 at 6:37 am

I haven't even thought about what present I might but for my daughter's birthday in about two weeks time let alone who wants what for Christmas.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: NullandVoid on 11/04/05 at 6:48 am

Yeah I'm scheming up ways that I can skip the whole affair. As usual I'll get dragged into something jolly....blargh! >:(

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: YWN on 11/04/05 at 9:48 am

C'mon people...  Couldn't you wait till after Thanksgiving?

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: whistledog on 11/04/05 at 9:49 am


C'mon people...  Couldn't you wait till after Thanksgiving?


Nah, it's best to start Christmas early  ;)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: rich1981 on 11/04/05 at 11:15 am

Christmas just isn't the same anymore, maybe it's the whole "childhood thing" but it was better when I used to believe in Santa Claus.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: karen on 11/04/05 at 11:19 am


Christmas just isn't the same anymore, maybe it's the whole "childhood thing" but it was better when I used to believe in Santa Claus.


what do you mean 'believed in Santa Claus'?  You mean he isn't real????  :o

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Alchoholica on 11/04/05 at 11:20 am


Tomorrow is light-up night at our mall. When they light up all of the Christmas decorations and announce Satan's arrival. Seems like they're rushing the season a bit. But I don't mind, I love Christmas.


SATAN! Is coming to your mall.. awesome! I didn't know we were gonna be touring anywhere near or i would have told you  ;D ;)


what do you mean 'believed in Santa Claus'?  You mean he isn't real????  :o


Santa is mean. He's also the most prejudiced bigoted man in the world.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: karen on 11/04/05 at 11:22 am


Santa is mean. He's also the most prejudiced bigoted man in the world.


Aww didn't he leave you enough presents last year?

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: barefootrobin on 11/04/05 at 12:08 pm

Christmas is fun when you have little kids - when they are young enough to still believe that anything is possible - Christmas Eve is fun when you get to play with all the toys the kids are getting from Santa (under the ruse that they all must be checked) I've already started shopping - make the financial drain less noticable.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Suicidal Blonde on 11/04/05 at 12:09 pm

I LUV Christmas. I can't wait to pull out all the decorations and start baking. Christmas shopping is easy for me. all I have to do is buy gift cards for the adults.  ;)  I love buying toys for the kiddos, cause then I get to test them out..  :)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: YWN on 11/04/05 at 1:42 pm


Christmas just isn't the same anymore, maybe it's the whole "childhood thing" but it was better when I used to believe in Santa Claus.


I never believed in Santa Clause.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Suicidal Blonde on 11/04/05 at 1:44 pm


I never believed in Santa Clause.


And thats why you ALWAYS get rocks.  :P

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: YWN on 11/04/05 at 1:49 pm


And thats why you ALWAYS get rocks.  :P


Haha, it really wouldn't bother me if I got nothing at all.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 11/04/05 at 1:51 pm

C'mon - haven't you seen "A Christmas Carol" It isn't worth being a scrooge..

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 11/04/05 at 2:04 pm

As I said when this thread began, Bah Humbug.





Cat

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: deadrockstar on 11/04/05 at 2:10 pm

I'm looking forward to the solstice because that means that the days will start getting longer. I don't like it when it gets dark so early.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: YWN on 11/04/05 at 2:30 pm

AHHHHH, this thread started in August!?

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 11/04/05 at 2:32 pm


As I said when this thread began, Bah Humbug.





Cat


lol, And Merry Christmas to you  ;D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 11/04/05 at 2:35 pm


lol, And Merry Christmas to you  ;D



;D ;D ;D



Cat

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 11/04/05 at 3:12 pm


Well, in about a month, the Christmas SEASON arrives.


Then the snow arrives.  ::)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 11/04/05 at 9:39 pm

How can anyone NOT love Christmas? :o ::)




Erin :)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: deadrockstar on 11/04/05 at 10:01 pm


How can anyone NOT love Christmas? :o ::)




Erin :)


1)weather
2)buying crap for unappreciative people and you arent exactly wealthy

I think those are a couple of reasons why some people dread Christmas time.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 11/04/05 at 10:04 pm


1)weather
2)buying crap for unappreciative people and you arent exactly wealthy

I think those are a couple of reasons why some people dread Christmas time.



you don't have to have lots of money to buy gifts and make it special....if they are unappreciative...why buy them gifts anyway?


Ya, the weather can be crappy....but I usually suck it up at Christmas time and enjoy the scenery.



Erin :)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 11/05/05 at 7:31 am

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas,Everywhere you go.  ;D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: YWN on 11/05/05 at 9:43 am

My favorite barbecue place has put up Christmas lights inside.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 11/05/05 at 11:48 am


1)weather
2)buying crap for unappreciative people and you arent exactly wealthy

I think those are a couple of reasons why some people dread Christmas time.



#2 is the biggest one for me. Christmas is so commercialized. You HAVE to get such-and-such a gift or else they will feel slighted. I do like putting up tree and such but gifts are so over-rated. Carlos and I have stopped exchanging gifts many years ago. If we do buy a gift, it is usually a joint one. In the past it has been a satellite dish,  DVD player/recorder, etc. (But, I will get him something if I happen to see something that I KNOW he would love  ;) ).  I stopped giving my nieces and nephews gifts years ago. As for Carlos' kids, we will probably just give paper this year. On the other side of it, is when people get me stuff that I don't like/need because they feel that they HAVE to get me something.  ::)  I would rather have a nice card or maybe a phone call. Or, maybe some "coupons"-"Good for doing one load of dishes" or something like that. A few years ago, I had a birthday party and I stated on the invation "No Gifts". We also included that on our wedding invations also. People were so surprised that we didn't want wedding gifts (even though some people STILL gave us gifts.)




Cat

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Morton on 11/05/05 at 3:36 pm

The mall in our city centre has got all the Christmas lights up, but I don't think they get lit up for another couple of weeks... most of the big shops (Debenhams, Argos etc) have got their windows decorated with trees and lights and stuff. It looks really nice  :)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: GoodRedShirt on 11/05/05 at 3:59 pm

The decorations are popping up now around town. Can't complain though as they look quite nice.  ;)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Apricot on 11/05/05 at 4:08 pm

Our mall is nice at Christmas.. they put up these electric-husky things that move their heads.. they look very happy, and I love seeing them each year.. they've been there since I was a boy. I'm kinda attached to them.. they didn't have them one year, and I was upset.

They also have reindeer and stuff... but no Santa. The last two years, there's been no Santa.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Barefoot_Blues on 11/08/05 at 9:35 am


Haha, it really wouldn't bother me if I got nothing at all.


You need to watch Polar Express ;)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Morton on 11/08/05 at 10:24 am

An old man was in the local paper yesterday, house fully lit up with every kind of decoration you can imagine, and said that he was always the first in his area to have decorations up! The stupid thing is that people are putting crimbo decorations up... and there are still people setting fireworks off! What's going on?!?!?!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 11/08/05 at 3:10 pm

The Christmas Songs are happening now.  ::)  :P

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: GoodRedShirt on 11/08/05 at 5:07 pm

I try not to start thinking about Christmas until after my course finishes (this friday  :D) - at least then it seems reasonable to start sorting out pressies etc, without it being too late to miss the Xmas rush.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Apricot on 11/08/05 at 5:13 pm


The Christmas Songs are happening now.  ::)  :P


Here, they'll wait until after Thanksgiving.. it'll be as SOON as it's over, but it'll happen. XD

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: YWN on 11/08/05 at 6:35 pm


Here, they'll wait until after Thanksgiving.. it'll be as SOON as it's over, but it'll happen. XD


The drugstore I went to today has a Santa dude up that moves its occasionally moves its head around and dances.  It's kind of creepy.  They also have...er...what's it called...the stuff wreaths are made of, spread around behind the desk at the cash register.

My favorite barbecue place has put up Christmas lights.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 11/08/05 at 10:18 pm

Tonight I saw a few Christmas commercials on TV.





Erin :)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Dagwood on 11/08/05 at 10:31 pm

I am starting to more.  This weekend I am getting the layaway going for Christmas gifts. 

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 11/09/05 at 7:55 am

I have a few more gifts that I accumulated that I need to wrap.





Erin :)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Morton on 11/09/05 at 8:03 am

Cack, that reminds me... I need to go C R I M B O  S H O P P I N G soon  :(

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 11/09/05 at 4:57 pm


Here, they'll wait until after Thanksgiving.. it'll be as SOON as it's over, but it'll happen. XD


Yeah I can't wait. ::)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Apricot on 11/09/05 at 4:58 pm

My girlfriend's family is going away this weekend to do some HARDCORE Christmas shopping.. based on how she described it, it's like a huge riot at the King-of-Prussia mall.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 11/10/05 at 10:23 am

Oh..I hate going out on "black Friday" after Thanksgiving....when I used to work retail it was NUTS...I couldn't even find a parking place during all of that!




Erin :)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Dagwood on 11/10/05 at 9:54 pm

Got haircuts today.  Saturday we are getting our Christmas pictures taken. 

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: rich1981 on 11/10/05 at 10:27 pm

Once Thanksgiving ends, I think about Christmas.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 11/11/05 at 2:32 pm

I'm going to see my friend for The Christmas holiday.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 11/11/05 at 2:39 pm

The other night I was driving through a residential area (I think it was in Lafayette) and they already had their home adorned with Christmas lights. It was nice to see them, yet again, I am a bit afraid to start this early in the game. I may just start right around the week of Thanksgiving or the day after.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: MidKnightDarkness on 11/13/05 at 6:35 pm

'How The Grinch Stole Christmas' is on television Right. Freaking. NOW.  :o

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Apricot on 11/13/05 at 6:37 pm


'How The Grinch Stole Christmas' is on television Right. Freaking. NOW.  :o


Oh My God. Whoa.

But anyway.. I'm asking for several shirts and CDs for Christmas.. then, just money for my guitar.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 11/13/05 at 6:38 pm


'How The Grinch Stole Christmas' is on television Right. Freaking. NOW.  :o



ya and "The Wizard of Oz" is on right after it.




Erin :)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: MidKnightDarkness on 11/13/05 at 6:39 pm



ya and "The Wizard of Oz" is on right after it.




Erin :)




Yeah, and Home Alone was on right before it. And I'm currently caught up in a slew of Christmas Music.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: C.NOIZE on 11/13/05 at 6:52 pm

The only reason I don't like thinking about Christmas coming early is that by the time Christmas actually comes, I'm all Christmas-ed out.  But, while the novelty's still there, I enjoy it.  Christmas music is always awesome, and although I haven't been to church in months, I will definitely attend, and most likely enjoy, the Christmas Eve service.  I love the way our preacher does it...he has "One Small Child" constantly playing in the background, while he tells the story of Christmas.  Also, the whole church is dark, except for the candle the preacher holds, and the light the organist uses to play by.  It's really cool...and kind of creepy.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: MidKnightDarkness on 11/13/05 at 6:56 pm


The only reason I don't like thinking about Christmas coming early is that by the time Christmas actually comes, I'm all Christmas-ed out.  But, while the novelty's still there, I enjoy it.  Christmas music is always awesome, and although I haven't been to church in months, I will definitely attend, and most likely enjoy, the Christmas Eve service.  I love the way our preacher does it...he has "One Small Child" constantly playing in the background, while he tells the story of Christmas.  Also, the whole church is dark, except for the candle the preacher holds, and the light the organist uses to play by.  It's really cool...and kind of creepy.



We have a candlelight sevice on Christmas Eve, too. I always looked forward to that. It's really pretty.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Apricot on 11/13/05 at 7:12 pm


The only reason I don't like thinking about Christmas coming early is that by the time Christmas actually comes, I'm all Christmas-ed out.  But, while the novelty's still there, I enjoy it.  Christmas music is always awesome, and although I haven't been to church in months, I will definitely attend, and most likely enjoy, the Christmas Eve service.  I love the way our preacher does it...he has "One Small Child" constantly playing in the background, while he tells the story of Christmas.  Also, the whole church is dark, except for the candle the preacher holds, and the light the organist uses to play by.  It's really cool...and kind of creepy.


I do enjoy the novelty of Christmas.. luckily, my family avoids Christmas until late-November.. so it's still fresh at Christmas.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: ADH13 on 11/13/05 at 9:07 pm



AAARRRRGHH!!!  I'm usually done shopping by now.  I start early so I can order from catalogs and Ebay with plenty of time for my orders to arrive.  I have not bought one single gift yet.
:(

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 11/14/05 at 5:12 pm

I hate those fake Santas that ask for money sometimes.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: YWN on 11/14/05 at 5:14 pm


I hate those fake Santas that ask for money sometimes.


You prefer the real Santas?

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 11/14/05 at 5:22 pm


You prefer the real Santas?



No Not Really

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Morton on 11/14/05 at 5:32 pm

The radio at work today already started playing a few christmas songs, Wham's Last Christmas was one of them. Far too early, imo

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Dominic L. on 11/14/05 at 6:04 pm

I never really liked Christmas carols. At all.


I don't mind songs about christmas, just the carols.... er, yeah, I'm done.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: alyceclover on 11/22/05 at 1:07 pm

OC christmas

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: alyceclover on 11/22/05 at 1:14 pm

OC santa dophineer? Had to crop these old "Santa & Sleigh" hedges quite a bit to upload.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 11/22/05 at 4:51 pm

http://www.wtv-zone.com/IrishRose/Holiday2/MerryChristmas_scroll.gif

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 11/28/05 at 8:54 pm

well, I went out today and bought a ton of Christmas decorations, which we are putting up tomorrow.  I spent alot more than I anticipated...but it was well worth it! ;)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Apricot on 11/28/05 at 8:55 pm

My family is due to put up our tree soon, which means we'll be getting out all our Christmas decorations.. we have a very autumn-y theme to our house. Come December, we put away almost everything and our house is plastered in snowmen and Santas until a few days after New Year's.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 11/28/05 at 8:57 pm


My family is due to put up our tree soon, which means we'll be getting out all our Christmas decorations.. we have a very autumn-y theme to our house. Come December, we put away almost everything and our house is plastered in snowmen and Santas until a few days after New Year's.



ya, we are going to be getting our tree soon as well.  We put up a real tree and then I always put up this little artificial fiber optic tree as well.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: karen on 11/29/05 at 6:58 am

My husbands birthday is early December so we don't put up the decorations or send out cards until after that.  We've bought a couple of presents for the children but that's as far as we've got.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Apricot on 11/29/05 at 8:30 am

We've completed our shopping for almost all of the kids.. looking for a shirt to order my cousin.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Apricot on 11/29/05 at 9:54 am


Most of my shopping is done except for stocking stuffers, decorations are going to have to wait until next week, though, as this week is FULL.


I'm never there when we buy the stocking stuff.. come to think of it, I'm never there when we do ANY of the shopping... Most of my shopping is done after everyone else, when I can actually get to the mall somehow.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: gemini on 11/29/05 at 9:55 am

We got the tree up Sunday night and some of the decorations. Now, I need to find that d@mn ipod that all the stores are out of.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Apricot on 11/29/05 at 9:57 am


We got the tree up Sunday night and some of the decorations. Now, I need to find that d@mn ipod that all the stores are out of.


I still recommend Dell, but...

Have you tried Internet Ordering? If you buy new, it's probably pretty secure.

CDs are safe used, but I wouldn't trust an MP3 Player used.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: gemini on 11/29/05 at 10:06 am


I still recommend Dell, but...

Have you tried Internet Ordering? If you buy new, it's probably pretty secure.

CDs are safe used, but I wouldn't trust an MP3 Player used.

Yea, the Apple store has the one I'm looking for, I was just hoping I could find one around here a little cheaper maybe. But, that's probably not going to happen.  :(

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: gemini on 11/29/05 at 10:12 am


Have you tried ebay?

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 11/29/05 at 5:07 pm

Christmas is about 1 month away.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: barefootrobin on 11/30/05 at 10:09 am

We have snow snow snow so now it really feels like Christmas is around the corner!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 11/30/05 at 4:32 pm


We have snow snow snow so now it really feels like Christmas is around the corner!


We don't have any yet.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: rich1981 on 11/30/05 at 5:15 pm


We have snow snow snow so now it really feels like Christmas is around the corner!


It never snows where I live.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: nally on 11/30/05 at 5:19 pm


It never snows where I live.

Same here.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: GoodRedShirt on 11/30/05 at 5:21 pm

It's December now, so it's a bit hard not to be thinking about Christmas.

And I still haven't gone shopping yet!  ::)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: whistledog on 11/30/05 at 7:58 pm

I am right into the Christmas spirit.  I got my xmas tunes ready, the snow has been here, and tomorrow is December 1 :)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Morton on 12/02/05 at 10:09 am

^ Pretty much the same here

I'm listening to my Christmas cd

Greg Lake - I Believe In Father Christmas

great song  8)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 12/02/05 at 11:36 am

We have told the kids (and my SIL) that we don't want any gifts. We will accept something personal-i.e. photos or homemade crafts. We don't want them going out to buy us something just to buy us something. We are just getting tired of this whole gift giving mess. But we will give the kids something-probably paper.




Cat

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 12/02/05 at 2:19 pm

I don't want to think about Christmas until it happens.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: LyricBoy on 12/02/05 at 7:19 pm


I don't want to think about Christmas until it happens.


Howard, do you think more about Christmas, or Chanukkah?  ???

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 12/03/05 at 4:17 pm

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Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: GoodRedShirt on 06/23/06 at 12:32 am

Not really.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: ktelqueen on 06/23/06 at 12:34 am


Not really.


but thanks for the laugh,regardless  ;D ;)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: nally on 06/23/06 at 12:34 am

Certainly not! It's still half a year away. :D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: MidKnightDarkness on 06/23/06 at 1:00 am

I'm almost 100% sure that my friend's Christmas tree is still up and decorated.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/23/06 at 1:03 am

Nope.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: MidKnightDarkness on 06/23/06 at 1:13 am


Nope.




LIES!!!!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/23/06 at 1:15 am




LIES!!!!
It is too early for the thoughts of Christmas.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: whistledog on 06/23/06 at 1:24 am

I am thinking about Christmas now :D

"You're a bum, you're a punk, you're an old slut on junk.  Happy Christmas you arse, I pray god it's our last"

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Bobby on 06/23/06 at 7:25 am


Nope.


Same here. Talk about wishing your life away.  ;D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Morton on 06/23/06 at 7:41 am

Me neither, but last night at work one of the girls was telling me that a man came into the shop wearing a Christmas hat earlier this week  ;D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 06/23/06 at 7:46 am

Actually....I have been. We were at the store and Vaughn was pointing things out to me that he wanted...and I said, "we will write them on your Christmas list". I have decided to start shopping early this year (maybe in August)....so that I can have everything prepared for Christmastime.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: CeeKay on 06/23/06 at 8:36 am

Holy smokes, no.  I'm having a hard enough time trying not to feel rushed through my summer (four weekends out of town in a row, kids' with various activities, etc).  But good for you if you shop early.  I always say I'm going to but end up in the stores the week before.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: GoodRedShirt on 06/23/06 at 8:38 am


I have decided to start shopping early this year (maybe in August)....so that I can have everything prepared for Christmastime.
I say that.

Then September comes... then October... then November... then BAM! it's less than a month til Christmas and I still haven't done anything.  ::) ;D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 06/23/06 at 8:39 am


I say that.

Then September comes... then October... then November... then BAM! it's less than a month til Christmas and I still haven't done anything.  ::) ;D



I hear ya! ;) I have a way of procrastinating until the last minute too.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: karen on 06/23/06 at 8:40 am


We had a brief chat about Christmas over the weekend.  We will probably have to haul everything down to the in-laws in South Wales.  I don't think my father-in-laws health will have recovered enough for him to be driving again by then.  It is very difficult trying to smuggle all the Christmas presents into the car without the children spotting the ones from Santa.


Not that we have discussed anything yet but we will probably be doing the same this year

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: 80s_cheerleader on 06/23/06 at 10:36 am

I've already bought 1 gift :o    Now, if I can keep hubby from buying it before Christmas, I'm good :-\\

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Apricot on 06/23/06 at 10:43 am

I have this stupid hope for this year's Christmas.. I got a good feeling.

Now, to start figuring out gift ideas.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: MidKnightDarkness on 06/23/06 at 10:54 am


I have this stupid hope for this year's Christmas.. I got a good feeling.

Now, to start figuring out gift ideas.



Ah, I have stupid hope for every Christmas. I get, like, this idealistic view of how everything's going to be....it's always envisioned just like a Norman Rockwell painting. Of course, my expectations are never met.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Apricot on 06/23/06 at 10:59 am


Ah, I have stupid hope for every Christmas. I get, like, this idealistic view of how everything's going to be....it's always envisioned just like a Norman Rockwell painting. Of course, my expectations are never met.


I always tend to picture it like a William Burroughs book. ;D

But I have at least hope for a decent Christmas.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Dominic L. on 06/23/06 at 10:59 am



Ah, I have stupid hope for every Christmas. I get, like, this idealistic view of how everything's going to be....it's always envisioned just like a Norman Rockwell painting. Of course, my expectations are never met.



We celebrate Christmas in the morning.. open presents, then the rest of the day is just a normal day.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 06/23/06 at 11:37 am

^ same here... opening at night never felt right. It felt like cheating.

I have been thinking a bit ahead for Christmas since we're heading into July. It will be here a lot quicker than we know it.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: whistledog on 06/23/06 at 11:50 am

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

http://www.combat-fishing.com/animationspace/christmastreec.gif

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/23/06 at 11:51 am


^ same here... opening at night never felt right. It felt like cheating.

I have been thinking a bit ahead for Christmas since we're heading into July. It will be here a lot quicker than we know it.
Now that the days are now getting shorter.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/23/06 at 11:51 am


MERRY CHRISTMAS!

http://www.combat-fishing.com/animationspace/christmastreec.gif

I am not ready for it yet.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Apricot on 06/23/06 at 12:41 pm


^ same here... opening at night never felt right. It felt like cheating.


My family opens one the night before Christmas.. then the rest Christmas morning. We spend the rest of the day together.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: chaka on 06/23/06 at 12:42 pm


I am not ready for it yet.

Oh god,neither am I!
enjoy the summer while you can.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Dominic L. on 06/23/06 at 12:42 pm


My family opens one the night before Christmas.. then the rest Christmas morning. We spend the rest of the day together.



We sometimes open one the night before... It seems to happen randomly.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/23/06 at 12:47 pm



We sometimes open one the night before... It seems to happen randomly.
There is nothing random about my Christmas.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: chaka on 06/23/06 at 12:50 pm

I used to get so excited about opening the presents..now they still hang around like 2 days after christmas.
I have this weird thing about presents: I don't care about the presents I get from people who just pic the first thing they see but when someone gives me a prezzie and I see he's really put his heart into it..that really chokes me up,I sort of feel guilty I don't know why.Makes me cry sometimes that that person really made the effort. That's what giving is about.I would rather receive no presents at all than those ones you get from people who just give for the sake of giving.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Dominic L. on 06/23/06 at 12:54 pm


I used to get so excited about opening the presents..now they still hang around like 2 days after christmas.
I have this weird thing about presents: I don't care about the presents I get from people who just pic the first thing they see but when someone gives me a prezzie and I see he's really put his heart into it..that really chokes me up,I sort of feel guilty I don't know why.Makes me cry sometimes that that person really made the effort. That's what giving is about.I would rather receive no presents at all than those ones you get from people who just give for the sake of giving.


D= Presents aren't supposed to make you sad! Surely anybody who knows you could give you something you'd appreciate. That's why I don't enjoy presents from my mom's friends who haven't talked to me since I was in second grade or so...

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: chaka on 06/23/06 at 12:56 pm


D= Presents aren't supposed to make you sad! Surely anybody who knows you could give you something you'd appreciate. That's why I don't enjoy presents from my mom's friends who haven't talked to me since I was in second grade or so...

You're right but problem is they really do make me sad,call me sentimental I don't really care.
That's why I don't really like presents..

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 06/23/06 at 3:02 pm

6 Months away

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: GoodRedShirt on 06/23/06 at 8:45 pm


6 Months away
June 25 (tomorrow) marks 6 months exactly.  :o

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: jackas on 06/23/06 at 8:55 pm


Actually....I have been. We were at the store and Vaughn was pointing things out to me that he wanted...and I said, "we will write them on your Christmas list". I have decided to start shopping early this year (maybe in August)....so that I can have everything prepared for Christmastime.


I say this every year. ::)  Never happens. ;D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 06/23/06 at 8:56 pm


I say this every year. ::)  Never happens. ;D



I know...it's probably wishful thinking on my part as well! :) ;D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 09/24/06 at 10:45 pm

well...here it is, nearly October...and yes, I have been thinking about Christmas...actually getting ready to do some early shopping to get it out of the way. Anyone else do that yet?

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Davester on 09/24/06 at 10:52 pm


well...here it is, nearly October...and yes, I have been thinking about Christmas...actually getting ready to do some early shopping to get it out of the way. Anyone else do that yet?


  Yep, we've started...

  A nice Willow Tree Nativity Set (Hey, during the Holidays, baby Jesus is good to go...).  We liked the blank faces on the characters...

  A few new mini lights sets and a vintage 3-LP set of holiday music.  No presents, yet...

  Gh-e-e-e...The only time of year when I feel like a kid again..! groove ;) on

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 09/24/06 at 10:59 pm


   Yep, we've started...

   A nice Willow Tree Nativity Set (Hey, during the Holidays, baby Jesus is good to go...).  We liked the blank faces on the characters...

   A few new mini lights sets and a vintage 3-LP set of holiday music.  No presents, yet...

   Gh-e-e-e...The only time of year when I feel like a kid again..! groove ;) on



I love Christmas decorations. Sometimes I like to go to antique shops and find some real old and unique pieces.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Davester on 09/24/06 at 11:07 pm



I love Christmas decorations. Sometimes I like to go to antique shops and find some real old and unique pieces.


  Yeah, same here...

  I like the rustic, olde tyme Christmas feel.  I'm looking out over the place and trying to decide what should go where...

  I'm seriously looking into one, or two, of those Erzgebirge nutcrackers (the red Husar one) for sale on eBay.  I love those...

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 09/24/06 at 11:08 pm


   Yeah, same here...

   I like the rustic, olde tyme Christmas feel.  I'm looking out over the place and trying to decide what should go where...

   I'm seriously looking into one, or two, of those Erzgebirge nutcrackers (the red Husar one) for sale on eBay.  I love those...



oh that sounds like a good idea! You can definitely find lots of neat stuff on Ebay!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 09/24/06 at 11:14 pm


well...here it is, nearly October...and yes, I have been thinking about Christmas...actually getting ready to do some early shopping to get it out of the way. Anyone else do that yet?




My shopping was over in January.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 09/24/06 at 11:17 pm

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Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 09/24/06 at 11:20 pm

I don't "do" shopping.....I'm not one of those people who loves walking around a mall looking at stuff.  I go in, I buy, I leave.  Malls weird me out.....too many strange-looking people in one place and I might inadvertantly bump into one of them.  I for the most part know what people want because they start bitching about it by New Years, so by the end of the month, I have it just about done. 


The last time my parents bought my sister and I Christmas presents was 10 years ago.  Either we get money and they drop us off at the Mall on the 26th to go buy what we want, or we ask for one big thing and one really little thing and that's it.  Christmas in our house is all of 45 minutes. 

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 09/24/06 at 11:22 pm

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Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 09/24/06 at 11:35 pm


well...here it is, nearly October...and yes, I have been thinking about Christmas...actually getting ready to do some early shopping to get it out of the way. Anyone else do that yet?
No  ;D  not even a forethought

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: whistledog on 09/24/06 at 11:57 pm

I was thinking about Christmas last night.  I was riffling through my CDs and came across the Band Aid 20 single, so I listened to it for a a while last night :)

http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B0006I0S6C.01._SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: GoodRedShirt on 09/25/06 at 12:31 am

3 whole months!  :o This years gone WWWAAAYYYY too fast... still haven't put away the decorations from last year.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/25/06 at 1:28 am

With around 90 days to go, I have not started at all.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Gis on 09/25/06 at 6:37 am


   Yeah, same here...

   I like the rustic, olde tyme Christmas feel.  I'm looking out over the place and trying to decide what should go where...

   I'm seriously looking into one, or two, of those Erzgebirge nutcrackers (the red Husar one) for sale on eBay.  I love those...
They seriously give me the creeps.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Gis on 09/25/06 at 6:39 am

Got a couple of pressies already but I have my nephew and my Dad's birthdays first and not a clue what to get either of them.  :-\\

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: La Roche on 09/25/06 at 6:51 am

Wow, only 3 months. I better make sure that I have both red AND green peppers for my Christmas burrito. Then maybe I'll go to the movies.  ;D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Gis on 09/25/06 at 6:53 am


Wow, only 3 months. I better make sure that I have both red AND green peppers for my Christmas burrito. Then maybe I'll go to the movies.  ;D
Bah Humbug Mr Thrashmister. Whilst Tiny Gis says gawd bless us one and all!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Gis on 09/25/06 at 6:56 am

It occurs to me that if you have never read or watched The Christmas Carol you won't have a clue what I'm on about......

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/25/06 at 6:58 am


It occurs to me that if you have never read or watched The Christmas Carol you won't have a clue what I'm on about......
I am well versed in A Christmas Carol.

"Marley is dead"

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Gis on 09/25/06 at 6:59 am


I am well versed in A Christmas Carol.

"Marley is dead"
You must understand this or anything else I tell you etc etc.
*But* is Davey??

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/25/06 at 7:01 am

Each year I always plan to write the cards out early, but I still see myself writing them in December.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Davester on 09/25/06 at 7:12 am


They seriously give me the creeps.


  Think of it, they actually are kinda creepy...why did you have to go and say that.?

  Okay, this year I'm putting a towel over it's head and wearing an athletic cup to bed... :P

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Gis on 09/25/06 at 7:53 am


   Think of it, they actually are kinda creepy...why did you have to go and say that.?

   Okay, this year I'm putting a towel over it's head and wearing an athletic cup to bed... :P
Applause to you for that mental image.  ;D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: La Roche on 09/25/06 at 8:02 am


Bah Humbug Mr Thrashmister. Whilst Tiny Gis says gawd bless us one and all!


Bless one and all! ONE AND ALL DO I HEAR!

Bloody do-gooder! I laugh at them what are starvin'.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Gis on 09/25/06 at 8:03 am


Bless one and all! ONE AND ALL DO I HEAR!

Bloody do-gooder! I laugh at them what are starvin'.
Watch it or I'll whack you with me crutch!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 09/25/06 at 8:03 am


I was thinking about Christmas last night.  I was riffling through my CDs and came across the Band Aid 20 single, so I listened to it for a a while last night :)

http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B0006I0S6C.01._SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg



ooohh...that makes me wanna break out my Christmas music too...perhaps tonight when I am relaxing online. :)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: La Roche on 09/25/06 at 8:04 am


Watch it or I'll whack you with me crutch!


No you wouldn't. You'll have to use it as firewood.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Gis on 09/25/06 at 8:07 am

I was thinking I'd have to hit you pretty hard because it's not like I could run away afterwards.  ;D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: La Roche on 09/25/06 at 8:13 am


I was thinking I'd have to hit you pretty hard because it's not like I could run away afterwards.  ;D


I'd probably be needing a crutch myself after such a lethal blow.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Gis on 09/25/06 at 8:21 am

But......you wouldn't steal a cripple's only means of support would you??

What am I thinking of course you would.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: La Roche on 09/25/06 at 8:24 am


But......you wouldn't steal a cripple's only means of support would you??

What am I thinking of course you would.


I'd then push said cripple in to a puddle.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Gis on 09/25/06 at 8:34 am


I'd then push said cripple in to a puddle.
Bah, just you wait until the ghosts of christmas past, present and future get you, then you'll be sorry!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Davester on 09/25/06 at 8:38 am


I'd then push said cripple in to a puddle.


  You can expect a visit from three spirits...

  And, no, not Jack, Jim and Johnny... :P

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 09/25/06 at 3:57 pm

Only 3 months away and haven't given it much thought.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: deadrockstar on 09/25/06 at 4:02 pm

Its way too early to bump this thread. :D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Davester on 09/25/06 at 4:13 pm


Its way too early to bump this thread. :D


  Luke got it right, IMO...

  The year (and the past, oh, maybe ten years) have gone by so fast it's hard to remember what, exactly, went on...

  On that note, Christmas will be here next week and will have been over for three months before I even realize it...

  Or something like that...

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: CeeKay on 09/25/06 at 4:18 pm


   Luke got it right, IMO...

   The year (and the past, oh, maybe ten years) have gone by so fast it's hard to remember what, exactly, went on...

   On that note, Christmas will be here next week and will have been over for three months before I even realize it...

   Or something like that...


Whenever I'm going through a tough time, I think to myself, "Next thing I know, it will be Christmas!"  This helps me realize that time goes by faster than I realize. :P

On that note....the piano teachers are starting to come into the store and try out the Christmas music already.  I'm definitely NOT ready to start thinking about Christmas.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: deadrockstar on 09/25/06 at 4:20 pm


  Luke got it right, IMO...

  The year (and the past, oh, maybe ten years) have gone by so fast it's hard to remember what, exactly, went on...

  On that note, Christmas will be here next week and will have been over for three months before I even realize it...

  Or something like that...


Eh?

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Davester on 09/25/06 at 4:25 pm


Eh?


  Don't mind me, I'm just babbling...

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 09/25/06 at 4:40 pm


Its way too early to bump this thread. :D



Wait until December

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 09/25/06 at 5:03 pm

I'm thinking about it, but not in a real obsessed way.  :)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 09/25/06 at 7:31 pm



Wait until December



no....then that would be too late! :D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Jessica on 09/25/06 at 9:45 pm

I'm thinking about it because I have to book our plane tickets tomorrow.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/26/06 at 12:28 pm


Its way too early to bump this thread. :D
Too late!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: deadrockstar on 09/26/06 at 1:18 pm

Lets wait until after Halloween. :D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/26/06 at 1:19 pm


Lets wait until after Halloween. :D


Lets wait till Advent!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: deadrockstar on 09/26/06 at 1:22 pm


Lets wait till Advent!


Advent?

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/26/06 at 1:24 pm


Advent?
That is when Christmas starts.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 09/26/06 at 3:52 pm


Advent?



You haven't heard of Advent?  Even my non-religious ass remembers what that is.  It usually begins on the Sunday after Thanksgiving and goes up 'til December 23.  However, if Christmas Eve falls on a Sunday, most Catholics attend Mass and treat it as the 4th Sunday in Advent.  That's what's going to happen this year, since Christmas falls on a Monday. 

When I was in school, each Sunday they'd light a purple candle on an Advent wreath to mark the passing of each week of Advent and on Christmas Mass, they'd light a white one. 


Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 09/26/06 at 4:03 pm

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Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: whistledog on 09/26/06 at 4:37 pm

I was listening to more Christmas songs earlier today

http://www.volny.cz/dmf.marty/bros/band_aid_2_1.jpg

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 09/26/06 at 4:39 pm



no....then that would be too late! :D



Then why think about it now,huh?  ???

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 09/26/06 at 4:41 pm



Then why think about it now,huh?  ???



BECAUSE THEY FEEL LIKE IT!



/end caps-lock

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 09/26/06 at 4:46 pm

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Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 09/26/06 at 5:51 pm


That must be why they call those chocolate calendars, Advent Calendars.



Yeah, each day of Advent is another piece of candy.  We used to get those from our school every year. 

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 09/26/06 at 5:56 pm

Not at the moment but I'm thinking about Halloween

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 09/26/06 at 7:32 pm


Not at the moment but I'm thinking about Halloween



I'm thinking about Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, AND my birthday (the big 30, on January 26th). :o

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: GoodRedShirt on 09/26/06 at 8:15 pm

I'm not into Halloween, and we don't have a Thanksgiving, so Christmas IS the next big thing to happen down here. Usually around November is when things start to get a bit "Christmassy" with decorations popping up and the like. And the weather finally starts to warm up too. But I agree than September is just a bit too early to think about an event that is 3 months away.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: GoodRedShirt on 09/26/06 at 8:19 pm


I'm not into Halloween, and we don't have a Thanksgiving, so Christmas IS the next big thing to happen down here. Usually around November is when things start to get a bit "Christmassy" with decorations popping up and the like. And the weather finally starts to warm up too. But I agree than September is just a bit too early to think about an event that is 3 months away.
Oh yeah, I forgot about Guy Fawkes Night (an excellent way to kick off the Bush-fire Season  ::)) and our local Anniversary Day seem to be quite big here.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 09/27/06 at 4:57 pm


Oh yeah, I forgot about Guy Fawkes Night (an excellent way to kick off the Bush-fire Season  ::)) and our local Anniversary Day seem to be quite big here.


Guy Fawkes is on Nov. 5th I think. That's the same night Vivien Leigh was born (as I remember reading in about in a biography written about her).

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 09/27/06 at 4:58 pm



I'm thinking about Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, AND my birthday (the big 30, on January 26th). :o



So many holidays to even think about

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 09/27/06 at 5:06 pm



So many holidays to even think about



yes...and get this...we have Christmas in December...then Chris and my anniversary is January 16th....then my birthday is right after that on the 26th! :o

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 09/27/06 at 6:04 pm



yes...and get this...we have Christmas in December...then Chris and my anniversary is January 16th....then my birthday is right after that on the 26th! :o



How crazy is that? ;D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 09/27/06 at 6:18 pm

^^^

Not very.  My best friend Marie's birthday is November 19th, my sister's birthday is December 3, Christmas is the 25th, my friend Mireille's birthday is January 18th, my parents' wedding anniversary is the 22nd and my best friend Cara's birthday is the 23rd.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: velvetoneo on 09/27/06 at 6:34 pm

I don't think much about Chanukah until like, a week before it starts, and even then, it's very casual. I don't look forward very much to Christmas...it's an opportunity, though, for my family and I to go out on Christmas Eve and be totally alone in the world, which is fun. Everything's deserted.

Hmm...what IS the meaning of Christmas? I know Jesus was born...but what's this true meaning of Christmas that everyone always talks about?

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: GoodRedShirt on 09/27/06 at 6:55 pm


Hmm...what IS the meaning of Christmas? I know Jesus was born...but what's this true meaning of Christmas that everyone always talks about?
Just a day to relax, spend time with friends/family and just forget about the world for a day or so. Jesus isn't even mentioned at Christmas in this house.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: rich1981 on 09/27/06 at 9:24 pm

I've started thinking about it a few days ago, thinking about how to control my typical habits of overeating and overspending during the holiday season.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: karen on 09/28/06 at 11:02 am



Hmm...what IS the meaning of Christmas? I know Jesus was born...but what's this true meaning of Christmas that everyone always talks about?


I guess when people talk about the true meaning of Christmas they are harking back to a time when only very small gifts were exchanged and it was a holiday that people enjoyed rather than the ove-hyped, over-stressed thing we have now.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: spaceace on 10/01/06 at 3:53 pm

I just watched my DVD of Classic Christmas Specials, and A Muppets Christmas Carol.  I haven't decided what I want for Christmas yet. http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/13/icon_santa.gif

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 10/01/06 at 7:01 pm


I just watched my DVD of Classic Christmas Specials, and A Muppets Christmas Carol.  I haven't decided what I want for Christmas yet. http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/13/icon_santa.gif


I LOVE A Muppets Christmas Carol...one of my favorites!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: whistledog on 10/01/06 at 7:09 pm

I was just listening to "Baby, It's Cold Outside" by Tom Jones and Cerys Matthews (of Catatonia), but only because it appears on the Greatest Hits CD by Catatonia.  I really feel like getting all my Christmas Songs together and belting out some holiday tunes, but it's just not the same unless it's really cold outside and there is snow on the ground.  I love that feeling of knowing that Christmas is around the corner :)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 10/01/06 at 7:10 pm


I was just listening to "Baby, It's Cold Outside" by Tom Jones and Cerys Matthews (of Catatonia), but only because it appears on the Greatest Hits CD by Catatonia.  I really feel like getting all my Christmas Songs together and belting out some holiday tunes, but it's just not the same unless it's really cold outside and there is snow on the ground.  I love that feeling of knowing that Christmas is around the corner :)

MEEEE too!! :)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: annonymouse on 10/01/06 at 8:06 pm

me! i'm thinking about gettin the ps3. woooooooooooooohoooooooooooo

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 10/02/06 at 4:08 pm

Christmas is 2 months away

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: deadrockstar on 10/02/06 at 4:19 pm

I know what I want for Christmas!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 10/02/06 at 4:21 pm

^ what's that?


I am actually a little anxious to get some Christmas cards to prepare to fill out. I swear, if not now, it may just slip my mind  ;D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: deadrockstar on 10/02/06 at 4:25 pm


^ what's that?



A decent digital camera... and world peace.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/03/06 at 1:34 am

With the cold, wet weather and the longer dark nights, Christmas does enter my mind.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 10/03/06 at 2:14 pm


With the cold, wet weather and the longer dark nights, Christmas does enter my mind.



Me either

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/03/06 at 2:22 pm

It looks like one of my neighbours has her Christmas Lights out already.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 10/03/06 at 2:48 pm


A decent digital camera... and world peace.


You could find a decent camera for under $100.
World Peace may never be attainable, but if it happens in little spurts - then we'll always have hope  ;)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: danootaandme on 10/03/06 at 2:49 pm

The stores already have items out, people are already decorating their homes, I would say by the beginning of November I shall be all Christmassed out and I shall be wishing it was all over with.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 10/03/06 at 2:50 pm

The Christmas music

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/03/06 at 2:53 pm


The stores already have items out, people are already decorating their homes, I would say be the beginning of November I shall be all Christmassed out and I shall be wishing it was all over with.
The shopping channel QVC are having Christmas selling days.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 10/03/06 at 2:53 pm


The stores already have items out, people are already decorating their homes, I would say be the beginning of November I shall be all Christmassed out and I shall be wishing it was all over with.


I have noticed this, too. Many stores are just combining the Autumn/Halloween stuff with the Christmas now. They're just slowly inching their way in.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 10/03/06 at 2:53 pm


I have noticed this, too. Many stores are just combining the Autumn/Halloween stuff with the Christmas now. They're just slowly inching their way in.



Me Too

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: nally on 10/03/06 at 2:54 pm


I have noticed this, too. Many stores are just combining the Autumn/Halloween stuff with the Christmas now. They're just slowly inching their way in.

Makes no sense to me. ::) Those two motifs are mutually exclusive, so they should wait until after Halloween to put xmas decor up. When they're mixed together, it spoils the effect. :-[

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/03/06 at 2:56 pm


Makes no sense to me. ::) Those two motifs are mutually exclusive, so they should wait until after Halloween to put xmas decor up. When they're mixed together, it spoils the effect. :-[
Is there Thanksgiving in November to come?

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 10/03/06 at 2:56 pm


Makes no sense to me. ::) Those two motifs are mutually exclusive, so they should wait until after Halloween to put xmas decor up. When they're mixed together, it spoils the effect. :-[


Yes, it's really all about making more money. That's really the bottom line!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 10/03/06 at 2:57 pm


Is there Thanksgiving in November to come?


Yes A month from now

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 10/03/06 at 2:59 pm


Yes A month from now


Well, nearly two months, as it's November 23rd this year. Philip, as a reminder, Thanksgiving is reserved as the second to last Thursday of every November. This went into effect in the '30s during FDR's term, I beleive.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: danootaandme on 10/03/06 at 3:01 pm


Well, nearly two months, as it's November 23rd this year. Philip, as a reminder, Thanksgiving is reserved as the second to last Thursday of every November. This went into effect in the '30s during FDR's term, I beleive.



Abraham Lincoln actually.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 10/03/06 at 3:01 pm


Well, nearly two months, as it's November 23rd this year. Philip, as a reminder, Thanksgiving is reserved as the second to last Thursday of every November. This went into effect in the '30s during FDR's term, I beleive.


time flies so quickly :o

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/03/06 at 3:07 pm


Well, nearly two months, as it's November 23rd this year. Philip, as a reminder, Thanksgiving is reserved as the second to last Thursday of every November. This went into effect in the '30s during FDR's term, I beleive.
...and does Thanksgiving Day celebrate the landing of The Pilgrim Fathers on the then now USA soil?

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: nally on 10/03/06 at 3:08 pm


Well, nearly two months, as it's November 23rd this year. Philip, as a reminder, Thanksgiving is reserved as the second to last Thursday of every November. This went into effect in the '30s during FDR's term, I beleive.

That's not exactly true. Thanksgiving Day in the U.S. the 4th Thursday of November. So it can be anywhere from the 22nd to the 28th.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: danootaandme on 10/03/06 at 3:38 pm


...and does Thanksgiving Day celebrate the landing of The Pilgrim Fathers on the then now USA soil?


It celebrates the first harvest, for the ones that made it to the first harvest.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 10/03/06 at 3:48 pm


That's not exactly true. Thanksgiving Day in the U.S. the 4th Thursday of November. So it can be anywhere from the 22nd to the 28th.


That is true. Thanks, Jeff.  :)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/03/06 at 4:00 pm


It celebrates the first harvest, for the ones that made it to the first harvest.
Possibly the first Pilgrim fathers?

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 10/03/06 at 4:01 pm

We are going to have Thanksgiving early this year (probably around the first week in Nov.) because Carlos' oldest daughter (and grandbaby) will be here from California and it will be nice to have all the kids together (since he son won't be around on Thanksgiving Day either). So will be probably spend Thanksgiving Day by ourselves as well with Christmas because it seems that the kids (at the 3 here in Vermont) will all be going to Puerto Rico and this year, we have already decided not to go. And we don't have to get them anything either because the trip  (or at least part of it) IS their present.




Cat

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: gemini on 10/03/06 at 4:32 pm

Been thinking about it, but haven't done anything about it yet. I'll probably wait until the last minute like I usually do.  :-\\

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 10/03/06 at 4:44 pm


Been thinking about it, but haven't done anything about it yet. I'll probably wait until the last minute like I usually do.  :-\\



I'm still not ready for LAST year.  ;D ;D




Cat

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: gemini on 10/03/06 at 4:46 pm



I'm still not ready for LAST year.  ;D ;D




Cat

Yea, tell me about it! This year since the oldest and her fiance' bought a house, it'll be easy to buy for them, and the youngest wants a laptop for college, so it shouldn't be too difficult.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 10/03/06 at 4:51 pm


Yea, tell me about it! This year since the oldest and her fiance' bought a house, it'll be easy to buy for them, and the youngest wants a laptop for college, so it shouldn't be too difficult.



This year will be easy. See above post.




Cat

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: gemini on 10/03/06 at 4:57 pm



This year will be easy. See above post.




Cat

Yep, sounds like you have it all done already then!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 10/03/06 at 4:58 pm


Yep, sounds like you have it all done already then!



Well, there is the card "thing".  :-\\




Cat

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: spaceace on 10/03/06 at 6:39 pm

I was looking at Christmas cards while I was at the mall.  I was also thinking that I have to get a few things before they're gone.  So, this is why people do their shopping early! :)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: GoodRedShirt on 10/03/06 at 7:09 pm


A decent digital camera... and world peace.
I can't see you getting a decent digital camera anytime soon, but World Peace sounds like something that could happen.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: nally on 10/03/06 at 9:57 pm


I can't see you getting a decent digital camera anytime soon, but World Peace sounds like something that could happen.

I don't think I'll be getting one anytime soon either.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: deadrockstar on 10/08/06 at 3:07 am


I don't think I'll be getting one anytime soon either.


;D

Um, nally....




Anyway, I was too shy to say it before, I know what I want for Christmas; Beth. http://www.ohmb.net/images/smilies/nodsmile.gif

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 10/08/06 at 3:09 am


Anyway, I was too shy to say it before, I know what I want for Christmas; Beth. http://www.ohmb.net/images/smilies/nodsmile.gif



Well. 

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: deadrockstar on 10/08/06 at 3:11 am

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/08/06 at 3:12 am

Christmas is getting now nearer everyday.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 10/08/06 at 3:15 am


Hope I didn't embarass you or anything..



No, no.....it's just that I'm not used to this kind of attention. 

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 10/08/06 at 3:17 am

Usually I don't think about Christmas until like December 22nd. Then I'll go to the mall and scramble like hell to get my Christmas shopping done. I'm terrible that way.  ::)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/08/06 at 3:18 am


Usually I don't think about Christmas until like December 22nd. Then I'll go to the mall and scramble like hell to get my Christmas shopping done. I'm terrible that way.  ::)
...but when do you send the cards out?

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Written By: Badfinger-fan on 10/08/06 at 3:18 am

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Written By: Sister Morphine on 10/08/06 at 3:19 am


ever since you hit 10,000 posts, your stock went up  ;D



Is that all it took?

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Written By: deadrockstar on 10/08/06 at 3:22 am

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Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 10/08/06 at 3:29 am


...but when do you send the cards out?
December 27th.  ::)

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/08/06 at 3:30 am


December 27th.  ::)
In time for the next year's Christmas?

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 10/08/06 at 3:31 am


In time for the next year's Christmas?
If I'm lucky.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: nally on 10/08/06 at 5:05 pm


;D

Um, nally....




Anyway, I was too shy to say it before, I know what I want for Christmas; Beth. http://www.ohmb.net/images/smilies/nodsmile.gif


Say what? ??? ::)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: whistledog on 10/08/06 at 5:08 pm

I am thinking about Thanksgiving which is tomorrow.  I even bought stretchy pants cause ima gonna eat the whole damn turkey :D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: nally on 10/08/06 at 5:10 pm


I am thinking about Thanksgiving which is tomorrow.  I even bought stretchy pants cause ima gonna eat the whole damn turkey :D

That's right...in Canada it's tomorrow! :D i guess you eat turkey there too, just like the U.S. does in November?

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 10/09/06 at 5:13 pm

I'm looking forward to Christmas soon

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 10/09/06 at 5:18 pm

No, not really.  It's not even Halloween yet.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: La Roche on 10/09/06 at 5:47 pm

Yes, me and my darling Mike will be spending the day together.  ;D

Actually, we won't.. he'll ditch me a few days before. Jerk.

I'm planning to make this christmas the most miserable yet, I figure I'll drink a bottle of rum in the morning and pass out sometime around 3.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 10/09/06 at 6:31 pm

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Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: spaceace on 10/09/06 at 6:36 pm

I've got candy stockpiled for Halloween.  I've made arrangements with my family for Thanksgiving.  I'm making out my christmas shopping list.  (So, I can get the stuff before I have to fight for it!)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: lorac61469 on 10/09/06 at 6:38 pm

Yup, I did some more shopping.  Bought my kids outfits and scheduled an appointment for Christmas portraits.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: spaceace on 10/09/06 at 6:53 pm

Stores run out of the good stuff so early. ::)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 10/09/06 at 6:54 pm


Stores run out of the good stuff so early. ::)



Yes I know

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: spaceace on 10/09/06 at 7:01 pm

Stores are starting to get the Christmas stuff in.  Last year I wanted to get a Snoopy Christmas ornament for my best friend.  I found out December 5 is too late to buy that kind of stuff, so I'm getting it now.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 10/09/06 at 9:25 pm

ya, I have to make an appointment to get Vaughn's picture taken so that I can include it with our Christmas cards this year!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: ktelqueen on 10/09/06 at 9:42 pm

i hadn't really been thinking too much about it until yesterday when my mom asked me if i'm planning to go to nova scotia to spend it with everyone  :)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: whistledog on 10/09/06 at 10:35 pm

Here's an amusing Christmas story ...

I used to work with a guy who hates Celine Dion like you would not believe, so when it came Christmas time, several of us chipped in and got him a Celine Dion calendar, so he could enjoy Celine all year long :D

And just to further the gag more, I got him a Blank CD.  When he opened it up, he confusingly said "A Blank CD?  Thanks".  And I was like "No, that's the Greatest Hits album by Celine Dion".  He laughed

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: nally on 10/10/06 at 12:26 am

^ Verry eenteresting.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Gis on 10/10/06 at 3:02 am

Well I'm starting to think about getting stuff for my friend and her son, and also my surrogate nephew and nieces, all of whom live in the U.S.
Last guarenteed posting date is like the end of October. Luckily the kids all love English chocolate so they are easy to please.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: karen on 10/10/06 at 6:16 am

I've thought about one or two ideas for presents.  But I'm under strict instructions not to buy anything yet till hubby and I have discussed what we are getting the children.  Then he goes out yesterday to do the grocery shopping and comes back with a DVD player 'as a Christmas present'  ::)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: La Roche on 10/10/06 at 6:33 am

I just bought a present for my mom and dad.

They are now going to the South Africa vs The World XV 10 Year South African Rugby centenial match.

I of course got myself a ticket as well.  ;) ;D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: 80s_cheerleader on 10/10/06 at 6:49 am


late night post-whoring with Philip helps your reputation  ;D.
ummmmm.....just a word of advice.....when you're talking about umm..."attention", you should use a word other than postwhoring to describe a woman ;)  SM's a nice girl, you wouldn't want people to get the wrong impression :)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Gis on 10/10/06 at 8:09 am

Just got a couple of shirts for my friend's little boy and a t-shirt for my nephew in the autumn sale - result! I also got myself a pair of camouflage sneakers at the same time...................well they were in the sale too.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Jessica on 10/10/06 at 10:18 am

I already got my Christmas gift....plane tickets home. :)

Jason will be getting small stuff from us because 1. We can't really afford anything and 2. His grandparents are going to buy him all kinds of crap anyways. ;D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 10/10/06 at 10:49 am




Jason will be getting small stuff from us because 1. We can't really afford anything and 2. His grandparents are going to buy him all kinds of crap anyways. ;D



I hear ya.  That's the same with Vaughn....he has so many families and extended families...he ends up getting so much stuff...we don't know where to put half of it. I usually save some and put them away...and then later in the year...give a few of them to him and he had long forgotten about originally getting them at Christmas. LOL!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/10/06 at 3:42 pm

The dates of the staff Christmas Lunches are gradually being announced now.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 10/30/06 at 5:08 pm

almost a month and a half away

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: GoodRedShirt on 10/30/06 at 6:04 pm

It's halloween, so usually about now things start to pop up that are "christmassy" like christmas ads, shops selling Xmas items etc.

I hate the commercial side of Christmas, hence why I try and ignore it all if possible. I usually set limits on how much to spend on everyone, which seeing as I have alot to buy for, is considerably less than if I had less to buy for.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: lorac61469 on 10/31/06 at 10:36 am

It's gonna be crazy around here, family coming to stay Thanksgiving week, a birthday party to plan (daughter turns 6 on Dec. 1) and a trip to Disney the week before Christmas (won't be home until Christmas-Eve day), so I had to do things early this year...

I've got my Christmas Cards almost done (of course I won't mail them until after Thanksgiving), most of the kid's stuff bought except for the bicycles (can't hide those too well) and most of the other family member's gifts purchased.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: imadick on 10/31/06 at 10:38 am

After seeing this thread yah...i am .... thinking about christmas :p
 well usually christmas  to newyear..those 5 to 6 days are what i alwasy look for every year...every single day possible...i wait for
December 24th to jan 2nd....... Coz thats the only time i always get to spend with my first crush...always alone and lots of fun ...and this time i am gonna make it sure...i will have the best time with her..and she to enjoys it hopefully...
  ???
 Thats the most amount of time i ever get to spent...almost 7 whole day with her...well... then not just that
since childhood..i ve always loved christmas time...
 I hate gifts... but i love going for midnight service..and such..its so much fun...

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/31/06 at 2:58 pm

I must buy the Christmas Cards...

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: spaceace on 10/31/06 at 4:21 pm

I'm thinking of how I can decorate my pad.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 10/31/06 at 4:48 pm

The stores are making it impossible for you NOT to think about Christmas.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 10/31/06 at 5:39 pm


The stores are making it impossible for you NOT to think about Christmas.


So they're saying that you SHOULD buy something.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 10/31/06 at 5:43 pm


So they're saying that you SHOULD buy something.



No, that's not what I meant.  I meant that they're putting up Christmas decorations, starting some early Christmas sales, playing Christmas music.....they're trying to get you to think about it.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/06 at 1:07 am



No, that's not what I meant.  I meant that they're putting up Christmas decorations, starting some early Christmas sales, playing Christmas music.....they're trying to get you to think about it.
Christmas music should start when Advent begins.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/01/06 at 2:23 am


Christmas music should start when Advent begins.



That wouldn't be a bad idea.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/06 at 2:27 am



That wouldn't be a bad idea.
I am visiting some shops this morning, I will name and shame shops that are blatantly expressing Christmas.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/06 at 2:34 am

I have just noticed Woolworths are advertising for Christmas on television.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Gis on 11/01/06 at 6:06 am

My friend and I wrote to the local paper to complain that our local shopping centre(mall) had it's christmas decorations up on the 20th of october!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: 80s_cheerleader on 11/01/06 at 6:45 am

What happened to the good ole days when Christmas decorations went up after Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving after Halloween, etc? :-\\

We gave our lists to the in-laws last weekend and my MIL called yesterday to tell me what she's gotten for the kids (and us) already :)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: karen on 11/01/06 at 7:36 am


My friend and I wrote to the local paper to complain that our local shopping centre(mall) had it's christmas decorations up on the 20th of october!


The main marketplace and one of the pedestrianised streets has lights up for Diwali at the moment.  They will be taken down soon to make way for our annual street fair.  Then the Christmas lights will go up.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/06 at 11:05 am


My friend and I wrote to the local paper to complain that our local shopping centre(mall) had it's christmas decorations up on the 20th of october!
WHSmith's has their Christmas Decorations up!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: La Roche on 11/01/06 at 1:36 pm


our annual street fair.


When is that by the way?

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Ashkicksass on 11/01/06 at 2:50 pm


My friend and I wrote to the local paper to complain that our local shopping centre(mall) had it's christmas decorations up on the 20th of october!


Good for you!  It makes me so mad.  I can't imagine that very many people are buying Christmas wrapping paper right now.  Can't we just have one holiday at a time?

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 11/01/06 at 3:17 pm

I'm looking forward to The Yule Log. :)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/01/06 at 4:34 pm


Good for you!  It makes me so mad.  I can't imagine that very many people are buying Christmas wrapping paper right now.  Can't we just have one holiday at a time?



I can't get into the Christmas spirit in October.  I need it to be good and cold and closer to the actual holiday.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 11/01/06 at 4:57 pm

The last few years I haven't really minded the early Christmas stuff, but lately I find it a bit too much. I agree; one holiday at a time, please.  ::)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: karen on 11/02/06 at 3:54 am


When is that by the way?


It opens next Wednesday and closes on Saturday at about 11 p.m.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: La Roche on 11/02/06 at 10:36 am


It opens next Wednesday and closes on Saturday at about 11 p.m.




I may come up and have a wander round. If I'm going to I'll let you know.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/02/06 at 11:28 am

I am now arranging my pre-Christmas days off from work, so that shopping and the cards can be done.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: karen on 11/02/06 at 11:40 am


I may come up and have a wander round. If I'm going to I'll let you know.


That'd be great.


My daughter is making a bit of a list of things she'd like.  Her birthday is in two weeks anyway so I need some ideas for that.  My son has thought of one thing he'd like (Action Man) but doesn't seem to know what else he might want.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 11/02/06 at 3:08 pm

I'm looking forward to hearing Feliz Navidad By Jose Feliciano.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/02/06 at 3:10 pm


I'm looking forward to hearing Feliz Navidad By Jose Feliciano.
Played in all the stores in the High Streets?

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 11/02/06 at 3:24 pm


Played in all the stores in the High Streets?



Yes It Is

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: La Roche on 11/02/06 at 3:43 pm


That'd be great.


My daughter is making a bit of a list of things she'd like.  Her birthday is in two weeks anyway so I need some ideas for that.  My son has thought of one thing he'd like (Action Man) but doesn't seem to know what else he might want.


Yeah, I'll have to see. If I finish work early on one of those days.. or possibly if it rains (Yeah, you're so jealous, when it rains, I can't work.  ;D) then I will probably come up.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 11/02/06 at 3:44 pm

Tis The season to be jolly...

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: La Roche on 11/02/06 at 3:45 pm


Tis The season to be jolly...


.. but to start this early would be a folly.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 11/02/06 at 3:46 pm


.. but to start this early would be a folly.


with Molly Holly ;D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/02/06 at 3:47 pm


I'm looking forward to hearing Feliz Navidad By Jose Feliciano.
I must find a copy of this, so I can feel the festive spirit.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 11/02/06 at 3:48 pm


I must find a copy of this, so I can feel the festive spirit.


In a record store

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/02/06 at 3:49 pm


In a record store
I will find it eslewhere.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 11/02/06 at 3:50 pm


I will find it eslewhere.




Great Idea,good luck

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 11/02/06 at 7:56 pm

Well I am listening to Christmas tunes tonight (it's cold outside, getting me in the mood).  I have the urge to get my Christmas cards soon...I usually get them early and fill them out way before Christmas so that they are ready to send out in time.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/03/06 at 1:20 pm




Great Idea,good luck
Found and listening to it right now.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 11/03/06 at 2:41 pm


Found and listening to it right now.




How do you like Jose Feliciano?

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/03/06 at 2:44 pm




How do you like Jose Feliciano?
I have always liked Jose Feliciano, especially his version of Light My Fire.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 11/03/06 at 2:49 pm


I have always liked Jose Feliciano, especially his version of Light My Fire.



and Feliz Navidad?

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/03/06 at 2:53 pm



and Feliz Navidad?
Definitely.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 11/03/06 at 2:58 pm

I have also snuck in a few Christmas tunes when no one's around  ;D I can't help it, it's just the melody I like hearing, not so much the words... (but the words are also moving, too)

I was at JCPenney's this morning and they already decked out the store in Christmas decor and then I peaked out into the mall, and that is also full of decorations. I was a bit shocked. I remember them not puttng stuff up until after Thanksgiving, so I was taken aback a bit.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 11/03/06 at 3:23 pm


Definitely.


I always liked that song

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 11/05/06 at 9:03 pm

Talking about early birds...we were driving to drop Vaughn off at his grandma's yesterday afternoon...and we saw a family decorating the outside of their house with TONS of Christmas lights....then, on the way back home, we drove by this house that is near us, and in their front window was a huge, decorated Christmas tree!  I also talked to my friend the other day, via email, and he told me that they were putting their tree up soon too!  Now, for me, that is WAY too early to do that. I don't start decorating for Christmas until Thanksgiving is over. :o

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: GoodRedShirt on 11/05/06 at 9:24 pm

Went to the mall earlier today and I see they have all their decorations up already. It sure looks nice, but it's just too darn early. They need a 4 week limit, no decorations or Christmas music before the 25th of November or after the 26th of December.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 11/05/06 at 9:27 pm


Went to the mall earlier today and I see they have all their decorations up already. It sure looks nice, but it's just too darn early. They need a 4 week limit, no decorations or Christmas music before the 25th of November or after the 26th of December.



yes, I noticed this at our mall too....the department stores have all of their lit trees up. Infact, this coming Friday night is light up night and the arrival of Santa!! :o

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/05/06 at 9:58 pm

The Lite FM station here in Atlanta starts playing 1 Christmas song an hour starting Nov. 1st and then starting the day after Thanksgiving....it's like "All Christmas, All The Time".  You get burnt out on it very quickly.


Thank God I listen to Classic Rock radio.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 11/05/06 at 9:59 pm


The Lite FM station here in Atlanta starts playing 1 Christmas song an hour starting Nov. 1st and then starting the day after Thanksgiving....it's like "All Christmas, All The Time".  You get burnt out on it very quickly.


Thank God I listen to Classic Rock radio.



we have a Lite FM station that is also starting to play Christmas music non-stop after Thanksgiving. :o

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: whistledog on 11/06/06 at 12:45 am

I am already in the Christmas mode ... Listening to some Christmas tunes, made a Christmas themed MySpace .. I even watched "Bad Santa" last night

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Gis on 11/06/06 at 4:03 am

Well I went to Costco yesterday and picked up a few bits.....

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: lorac61469 on 11/06/06 at 12:16 pm


Talking about early birds...we were driving to drop Vaughn off at his grandma's yesterday afternoon...and we saw a family decorating the outside of their house with TONS of Christmas lights....then, on the way back home, we drove by this house that is near us, and in their front window was a huge, decorated Christmas tree!  I also talked to my friend the other day, via email, and he told me that they were putting their tree up soon too!  Now, for me, that is WAY too early to do that. I don't start decorating for Christmas until Thanksgiving is over. :o


LOL!!  We have a tree up, in our basement!!  My kids found the box and drove me crazy until I put it up...It's white with blue and white lights, blue and silver decorations.  We also have Christmas lights up...in the basement, blue stars.  Silly, I know...but the kids love it.  And since were going out of town the week before Christmas (won't be back until X-mas eve) I wasn't planning on decorating outside this year, I figured we'd decorate the down here. 

Here's a picture...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v68/momtomeg/Picture300.jpg

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 11/06/06 at 1:04 pm


LOL!!  We have a tree up, in our basement!!  My kids found the box and drove me crazy until I put it up...It's white with blue and white lights, blue and silver decorations.  We also have Christmas lights up...in the basement, blue stars.  Silly, I know...but the kids love it.  And since were going out of town the week before Christmas (won't be back until X-mas eve) I wasn't planning on decorating outside this year, I figured we'd decorate the down here. 

Here's a picture...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v68/momtomeg/Picture300.jpg


wow..that's a really pretty tree! :)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: deadrockstar on 11/06/06 at 4:12 pm

I wish I could get into the Christmas spirit. But its not as easy now that I'm not a kid anymore and I don't have presents to look forward to. ;D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 11/06/06 at 4:14 pm

I'm not thinking about the snow. :P

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Ashkicksass on 11/09/06 at 11:15 am

Did any of you guys get advent calendars when you were little?  My mom bought me one every year.  Last night, I bought myself one with chocolate behind every little door.  I just couldn't resist, and now I am totally excited to start it.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 11/09/06 at 11:27 am


Did any of you guys get advent calendars when you were little?  My mom bought me one every year.  Last night, I bought myself one with chocolate behind every little door.  I just couldn't resist, and now I am totally excited to start it.



oh, my mom bought us one every year...I loved those things! We also had an advent wreath....which we would light the candles when appropriate to do so...I loved all of our family traditions on all the holidays!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Gis on 11/09/06 at 11:36 am

We had advent calendars every year and the advent ring with the 4 candles on it to light each sunday up to advent.

This year I have bought one with a chocolate behind each door and we have one with little pockets where you put your own sweets in AND I have one of those cadles that you burn a little bit of each day!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Ashkicksass on 11/09/06 at 12:12 pm

We also had one that my mom made out of felt.  She made a Christmas tree with little hooks all over it, and a bunch of little ornaments in numbered pockets.  Every day you would hang a new ornament on the tree.  It was so cool.  Is it possible to be homesick for your past?  :\'(

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 11/09/06 at 12:14 pm


  Is it possible to be homesick for your past?   :\'(



oh gosh, Ash...I think that is one of the reasons why I am depressed so much....sometimes I just can't stop wishing that I could go back. :-\\

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: whistledog on 11/09/06 at 2:45 pm

I too long for the past  :\'(

I am jumping into the Christmas gear by searching for more xmas videos for my video thread 8)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Ashkicksass on 11/09/06 at 2:46 pm


I too long for the past  :\'(

I am jumping into the Christmas gear by searching for more xmas videos for my video thread 8)


That's a terrific thread, Whistledog. 

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 11/09/06 at 2:47 pm


I too long for the past  :\'(

I am jumping into the Christmas gear by searching for more xmas videos for my video thread 8)



YAY! I was watching them this morning...it was really great! I had never seen "Last Christmas" video, and believe it or not, I also had never seen the Ramones Christmas video either....they were both really good! :)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 11/09/06 at 2:47 pm

Christmas Eve On Sesame Street :)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 11/09/06 at 2:49 pm


Christmas Eve On Sesame Street :)



I LOVE that show! :)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 11/09/06 at 2:50 pm



I LOVE that show! :)



Just haven't seen it on Channel 13 in a while

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 11/09/06 at 2:51 pm



Just haven't seen it on Channel 13 in a while



I have it on VHS...we watch it all the time!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 11/09/06 at 2:51 pm



I have it on VHS...we watch it all the time!


Where'd you buy it? ???

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/09/06 at 4:13 pm

I am trying to work out when I should take my winter leave.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Gis on 11/10/06 at 2:48 am


I am trying to work out when I should take my winter leave.
I always take the last week in january and hole up in the house. january is too long, too cold and I'm too skint! 

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: karen on 11/10/06 at 3:54 am

I'm about to book my children into a sports camp for a couple of days before Christmas.

I'm also considering buying my daughter a Girl's World type toy if i can find the right one.  All the ones I've seen have 'young' girl faces rather than teenage faces imo.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Gis on 11/10/06 at 5:56 am

i just bid on a few things on Ebay for my Mum and sister. Typically they all end on sunday and at the moment we have no computer at home so I've just had to bid early and hope for the best!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 11/10/06 at 3:41 pm

Dominic The Italian Christmas Donkey

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/10/06 at 3:42 pm

It's tradition in our house to never put the Christmas trees up before my sister's birthday (Dec. 3rd), but we are starting to look at decorations to buy in the next couple weeks so we can get it done that weekend.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Dominic L. on 11/10/06 at 3:44 pm

I've never really understood why we have to decorate. Nobody likes to do it, yet we still do. Because we're afraid to be shunned by many of the zero people who come over? My, my, my!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/10/06 at 4:39 pm


I always take the last week in january and hole up in the house. january is too long, too cold and I'm too skint! 
May I will.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: spaceace on 11/10/06 at 4:51 pm

I just bought a Christmas Snoopy tee shirt.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 11/10/06 at 4:52 pm


Dominic The Italian Christmas Donkey



hehehehe...everytime I hear that song, I think of Doms! :D ;D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 11/10/06 at 4:54 pm



hehehehe...everytime I hear that song, I think of Doms! :D ;D



Funny song

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Ashkicksass on 11/10/06 at 6:15 pm

I bought some Christmas gifts for my mother in law and my dad today.  My sister and I had lunch at this gigantic craft boutique.  It has a great restaurant inside, and all sorts of people sell their stuff.  I LOVE it.  And I found some great stuff for them.  My father in law, on the other hand, is totally impossible to shop for.  I have no idea where to start with him.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 11/10/06 at 8:29 pm

Well, I got almost all of my Christmas cards written out, of course I didn't seal any of the envelopes yet, as I am going to include a new picture of Vaughn in each of them. :)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: MidKnightDarkness on 11/10/06 at 9:45 pm


Well, I got almost all of my Christmas cards written out, of course I didn't seal any of the envelopes yet, as I am going to include a new picture of Vaughn in each of them. :)



Did his grandma ever take Vaughn and Anthony to get their Christmas pictures taken together?

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 11/10/06 at 9:49 pm



Did his grandma ever take Vaughn and Anthony to get their Christmas pictures taken together?



yes, she dressed both of them in these little Steeler's outfits (really cute)...and she said they were both SO BAD. I felt bad for her, she was alone when she took them...I guess she was only able to get one pose of them together..and none of them apart. :-\\

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/11/06 at 2:57 am

I think we are buying are Christmas Cards today.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: La Roche on 11/11/06 at 12:20 pm



yes, she dressed both of them in these little Steeler's outfits (really cute)...and she said they were both SO BAD. I felt bad for her, she was alone when she took them...I guess she was only able to get one pose of them together..and none of them apart. :-\\


She didn't just smack 'em upside the head?

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: deadrockstar on 11/11/06 at 10:59 pm

Maybe I should get an escort for Christmas.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/11/06 at 11:01 pm

They do make great cars........


http://www.ford-forums.com/images/escort.jpg

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: deadrockstar on 11/11/06 at 11:03 pm

Hey if I can't do it the traditional way(dinner and a movie) I'm willing to shell out some money. I don't have to have a romance story.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/11/06 at 11:04 pm

Wait, so you think if you take a girl out to dinner and a movie, she owes you p*ssy?

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: deadrockstar on 11/11/06 at 11:07 pm


Wait, so you think if you take a girl out to dinner and a movie, she owes you p*ssy?


If I refused to pay for dinner and the movie, would I be getting any?

So perhaps the difference between dating and "getting a date" is that with one you know the price upfront and the other its a guessing game?

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/11/06 at 11:10 pm


If I refused to pay for dinner and the movie, would I be getting any?

So perhaps the difference between dating and "getting a date" is that with one you know the price upfront and the other its a guessing game?



You still didn't answer my question.  You take a girl out to dinner and a movie.  You say you'll pay, she says "cool".  The date is over, you're taking her home.....you expect her to spread her thighs for you just because you paid for dinner?  If she had said she'd pay, as a treat to you or something.....would you still expect her to f*ck you?

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: deadrockstar on 11/11/06 at 11:12 pm



You still didn't answer my question.  You take a girl out to dinner and a movie.  You say you'll pay, she says "cool".  The date is over, you're taking her home.....you expect her to spread her thighs for you just because you paid for dinner?


No,


If she had said she'd pay, as a treat to you or something.....would you still expect her to f*ck you?


Yes, actually. Obviously shes into me if she'd pay for dinner.

See, with "dating" its a gamble with your money. You might pay for dinner but still not get laid. At least with hookers you know you're getting your money's worth.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/11/06 at 11:14 pm


Yes, actually. Obviously shes into me if she'd pay for dinner.



*stares blankly*

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: deadrockstar on 11/11/06 at 11:18 pm



*stares blankly*


If shes into me she'll wanna do it, and I don't see why she'd pay for dinner if she wasn't.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/11/06 at 11:22 pm


If shes into me she'll wanna do it, and I don't see why she'd pay for dinner if she wasn't.



Hey guess what!  Some women pay for the meal because it's not always right to expect the man to pay every time!  It's called e-q-u-a-l-i-t-y.  You may have had a hard day at work/school or maybe you've down and she thought she'd cheer you up by taking you out and then paying for the meal.  That doesn't mean you're entitled to p*ssy.  It means she loves you.  You may or may not get laid later, but it has NOTHING to do with who paid for the meal.

Case in point; my BFF Cara and her boyfriend go out quite a bit.  Now, every other date, she pays.  Why?  She has a job, and her own money.  That doesn't entitle David to f*ck her, just because she paid; just because it wouldn't entitle him to f*ck her if HE paid.  If they want to do it, they do it.  I should know....I've inadvertantly called in the middle of it once.  But I digress.....paying for a meal =/= getting laid.....no matter how long you've been together.  It's sexist to think otherwise.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: deadrockstar on 11/11/06 at 11:24 pm



Hey guess what!  Some women pay for the meal because it's not always right to expect the man to pay every time!  It's called e-q-u-a-l-i-t-y.  Case in point; my BFF Cara and her boyfriend go out quite a bit.  Now, every other date, she pays.  Why?  She has a job, and her own money.  That doesn't entitle David to f*ck her, just because she paid, just because it wouldn't entitle him to f*ck her if HE paid.  If they want to do it, they do it.  I should know....I've inadvertantly called in the middle of it once.  But I digress.....paying for a meal =/= getting laid.....no matter how long you've been together.  It's sexist to think otherwise.


Well lets see I vote NO for throwing your money away.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/11/06 at 11:27 pm


Well lets see I vote NO for throwing your money away.



So you wouldn't pay for a meal if you knew ahead of time you weren't getting laid for it?  You would only pay for a meal if you got laid after the fact?  Oh come on. 

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: deadrockstar on 11/11/06 at 11:31 pm



So you wouldn't pay for a meal if you knew ahead of time you weren't getting laid for it?  You would only pay for a meal if you got laid after the fact?  Oh come on. 


Either that or I'd refuse to do anything but go Dutch(both pay our own way).

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Dominic L. on 11/11/06 at 11:31 pm



You still didn't answer my question.  You take a girl out to dinner and a movie.  You say you'll pay, she says "cool".  The date is over, you're taking her home.....you expect her to spread her thighs for you just because you paid for dinner?  If she had said she'd pay, as a treat to you or something.....would you still expect her to f*ck you?



Huh... In a respect, this is like getting a prostitute. Instead of paying for her sex, though, you give her food.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/11/06 at 11:32 pm



Huh... In a respect, this is like getting a prostitute. Instead of paying for her sex, though, you give her food.



People actually think it's perfectly acceptable to buy a girl dinner and then expect her to sleep with you for it.  What if this date is like 2 weeks into the relationship....you expect her to give it up that fast?

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: deadrockstar on 11/11/06 at 11:37 pm



People actually think it's perfectly acceptable to buy a girl dinner and then expect her to sleep with you for it.  What if this date is like 2 weeks into the relationship....you expect her to give it up that fast?


Yeah why not? I would.

No way I'm gonna go 3 or 4 dates without getting any, unless she was getting very intimate in ways other than sex(such as making out). I can't go without any kind of action period and keep up my interest though.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/11/06 at 11:39 pm


Yeah why not? I would.

No way I'm gonna go 3 or 4 dates without getting any, unless she was getting very intimate in ways other than sex(such as making out). I can't go without any kind of action period and keep up my interest though.



*stares blankly*


Wow.  I understand the making out....making out is cool.  But after 3 dates, you would expect the girl to have sex with you?  It's one thing if she wants to, and the feelings are mutual.  But what if she doesn't want have sex with you yet?  What if she doesn't feel ready....you'd dump her? 

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: deadrockstar on 11/11/06 at 11:41 pm



*stares blankly*


Wow.


You really don't find it extremely weird to go on more than 3 or 4 dates with someone without at least making out?

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/11/06 at 11:42 pm


You really don't find it extremely weird to go on more than 3 or 4 dates with someone without at least making out?



I'm not talking about kissing.  Read my post again.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: deadrockstar on 11/11/06 at 11:45 pm


But what if she doesn't want have sex with you yet?  What if she doesn't feel ready....you'd dump her? 


Well thats putting me on the spot. I just..it seems so strange to me, to not want to do it. I don't even comprehend it. So yeah it would have to make me question why I'm dating this person.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Dominic L. on 11/11/06 at 11:49 pm


Well thats putting me on the spot. I just..it seems so strange to me, to not want to do it. I don't even comprehend it. So yeah it would have to make me question why I'm dating this person.


It's not just about whether or not you want to, think about the long-term effects.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/11/06 at 11:49 pm


Well thats putting me on the spot. I just..it seems so strange to me, to not want to do it. I don't even comprehend it. So yeah it would have to make me question why I'm dating this person.



So you're with this girl.  We'll call her "Casey".  Casey is smart, she's attractive, she has goals.  She's not some ditz or anything.  You two hit it off right away.  You go out a few times, you pay each time because that's what you think is the right thing to do at the start.  You're driving Casey home and ask her if she wants to have sex with you....I mean, you've been on a couple dates already and you've paid and everything!  She says that after 2 dates, she barely knows you and wouldn't feel right sleeping with a guy she barely knows. 

You would dump Casey for not sleeping with you?  Even though you like her, get along really well and have a lot of common interests.  She is now no longer worth your time because she doesn't feel ready to be intimate like that right now. 

I feel sorry for her and I just made her up!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: deadrockstar on 11/11/06 at 11:50 pm


It's not just about whether or not you want to, think about the long-term effects.


Don't be such a wuss. They make condoms for a reason, brotha.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/11/06 at 11:51 pm


Don't be such a wuss. They make condoms for a reason, brotha.



Oh, so that makes it okay.  It's okay to guilt a woman into sleeping with you because it's been 3 dates and you've paid and that's long enough and god forbid she can't keep you interested with her brains or conversation skills so the fact condoms exist is cool.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: deadrockstar on 11/11/06 at 11:52 pm



So you're with this girl.  We'll call her "Casey".  Casey is smart, she's attractive, she has goals.  She's not some ditz or anything.  You two hit it off right away.  You go out a few times, you pay each time because that's what you think is the right thing to do at the start.  You're driving Casey home and ask her if she wants to have sex with you....I mean, you've been on a couple dates already and you've paid and everything!  She says that after 2 dates, she barely knows you and wouldn't feel right sleeping with a guy she barely knows. 

You would dump Casey for not sleeping with you?  Even though you like her, get along really well and have a lot of common interests.  She is now no longer worth your time because she doesn't feel ready to be intimate like that right now. 

I feel sorry for her and I just made her up!


Yeah I have no interest in dating some prude.



Oh, so that makes it okay.  It's okay to guilt a woman into sleeping with you because it's been 3 dates and you've paid and that's long enough and god forbid she can't keep you interested with her brains or conversation skills so the fact condoms exist is cool.


If theres a woman capable of that I'll darn well marry her.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/11/06 at 11:53 pm


Yeah I have no interest in dating some prude.


That's just revolting.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: deadrockstar on 11/11/06 at 11:55 pm


That's just revolting.


No its considerate. I'm a total manwhore, and if shes not like me who wants to do it within the first 3 or 4 dates, then I know we aren't going to get along.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Dominic L. on 11/11/06 at 11:56 pm


Don't be such a wuss. They make condoms for a reason, brotha.



Haven't you been reading my posts!? More than just STD's and babies.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: deadrockstar on 11/11/06 at 11:59 pm

And I'm not gonna drop some chick like a hot potato, thats not how I'd dump someone. I'd take a page out of women's own playbook-

AND FRIEND ZONE HER! ;D

Thats absolutely diabolical. Because you see if she was REALLY into me she'd try to qualify herself somehow to keep from losing the oppurtunity, and that might mean sex afterall. It would be a turning of the tables. Usually its the woman who "tests" the man this way..wow. Thats goin' in the playbook.



Haven't you been reading my posts!? More than just STD's and babies.


Like what?

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/12/06 at 12:00 am


And I'm not gonna drop some chick like a hot potato, thats not how I'd dump someone. I'd take a page out of women's own playbook-

AND FRIEND ZONE HER! ;D

Thats absolutely diabolical. Because you see if she was REALLY into me she'd try to qualify herself somehow to keep from losing the oppurtunity, and that might mean sex afterall. It would be a turning of the tables. Usually its the woman who "tests" the man this way..wow. Thats goin' in the playbook.



So a woman should sleep with you to prove that she's into you.............there is no other way imaginable for her to show that she cares for you.  The only possible way is spreading her thighs. 

I can't think of a word that describes this.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Dominic L. on 11/12/06 at 12:02 am



So a woman should sleep with you to prove that she's into you.............there is no other way imaginable for her to show that she cares for you.  The only possible way is spreading her thighs. 

I can't think of a word that describes this.



Disgoltnauseatating? That should be a new term!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/12/06 at 12:03 am



Disgoltnauseatating? That should be a new term!



Brilliant!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: deadrockstar on 11/12/06 at 12:03 am



So a woman should sleep with you to prove that she's into you.............there is no other way imaginable for her to show that she cares for you.  The only possible way is spreading her thighs. 

I can't think of a word that describes this.


No I'm not saying it would be the only way to prove it to me. I'm just saying, that if I were to friend zone her, and she REALLY wanted to go out with me still, thats one way she might go about it. See, girls "test" guys this way all the time, and sometimes it pushes the guy into making a desperate, needy move and driving her away, or he keeps his cool. Of course if you reversed the situation to where a guy was doing this to a girl, it'd be the opposite. He would be WANTING her to make that desperate ploy.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Dominic L. on 11/12/06 at 12:04 am


See, girls "test" guys this way all the time, and sometimes it pushes the guy into making a desperate, needy move and driving her away, or he keeps his cool.


I'd hate to say it, but... How would you know?

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/12/06 at 12:05 am


No I'm not saying it would be the only way to prove it to me. I'm just saying, that if I were to friend zone her, and she REALLY wanted to go out with me still, thats one way she might go about it. See, girls "test" guys this way all the time, and sometimes it pushes the guy into making a desperate, needy move and driving her away, or he keeps his cool. Of course if you reversed the situation to where a guy was doing this to a girl, it'd be the opposite. He would be WANTING her to make that desperate ploy.



Why in the name of God would you do anything this pathetic? 

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: deadrockstar on 11/12/06 at 12:06 am


I'd hate to say it, but... How would you know?


Because, relationships are all around me. They permeate life. Through literature, art, music, people you know, your own folks etc.



Why in the name of God would you do anything this pathetic? 


If it works.. chicks do this type of sh!t to guys all the time to get their way.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: deadrockstar on 11/12/06 at 12:07 am

And its opposite of pathetic, it would actually be me positioning myself as the prize, rather than her. That=good.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/12/06 at 12:08 am


If it works.. chicks do this type of sh!t to guys all the time to get their way.



And those women suck!  Why would you want to emulate their worst behavior?  Most women can see through this bullsh*t and they will dump your ass if they think you're trying it.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Dominic L. on 11/12/06 at 12:08 am


Because, relationships are all around me. They permeate life. Through literature, art, music, people you know, your own folks etc.

If it works.. chicks do this type of sh!t to guys all the time to get their way.


First of all, literature, art, music, movies, etc. Are all built around cliches, and a lot of them are based on ooooold times. Also, I wouldn't ever judge something unless you've experienced it firsthand.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/12/06 at 12:08 am


And its opposite of pathetic, it would actually be me positioning myself as the prize, rather than her. That=good.



If you're willing to do something like that, you're no prize.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: deadrockstar on 11/12/06 at 12:10 am



If you're willing to do something like that, you're no prize.


Well tons of guys do, and they get laid. And MOST women do this sh!t. They're sneaky.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Dominic L. on 11/12/06 at 12:10 am


Well tons of guys do, and they get laid. And MOST women do this sh!t. They're sneaky.


... You've got a pretty messed up logic.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/12/06 at 12:10 am


Well tons of guys do, and they get laid. And MOST women do this sh!t. They're sneaky.



Then the women who allow themselves to be duped like that are stupid and deserve all the misery that comes from it.  They have no spines and no self-respect. 

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: deadrockstar on 11/12/06 at 12:12 am



Then the women who allow themselves to be duped like that are stupid and deserve all the misery that comes from it.  They have no spines and no self-respect. 


They do have T&A though, right?

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/12/06 at 12:12 am


They do have T&A though, right?



So that's all a woman is good for?  Tits and ass?  Wonderful logic.  I swear to God, if you said this bullsh*t in front of my friends.....you'd be missing vital organs and I'm not talking about heart, liver and kidneys.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: deadrockstar on 11/12/06 at 12:14 am

Bottom line, the reason I haven't got laid is because I've been a spineless p*ssy. They use the term battle of the sexes for a reason. I've got to be willing to do whats necessary in order to get laid, and yes that may include me BSing them. So be it.



So that's all a woman is good for?  Tits and ass?  Wonderful logic.  I swear to God, if you said this bullsh*t in front of my friends.....you'd be missing vital organs and I'm not talking about heart, liver and kidneys.


Assault charges.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/12/06 at 12:16 am


Assault charges.



Like they'd make sure you could identify them.  You know, as rabid as my friends are, I'm about 99.9% certain they wouldn't chop anything off, but they make you wish they had.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Dominic L. on 11/12/06 at 12:17 am


Assault charges.



Hahahaha! You wouldn't be alive, man.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: deadrockstar on 11/12/06 at 12:19 am



Like they'd make sure you could identify them.  You know, as rabid as my friends are, I'm about 99.9% certain they wouldn't chop anything off, but they make you wish they had.


Whatever, they'd have a real good time being forced to eat you-know-what in jail. ::)



Hahahaha! You wouldn't be alive, man.


Yeah I'm sure her friends would kill me over this.

If they would she has some crazy friends, and I'm not talking figuratively!  :D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/12/06 at 12:21 am


Whatever, they'd have a real good time being forced to eat you-know-what in jail. ::)

Yeah I'm sure her friends would kill me over this.

If they would she has some crazy friends, and I'm not talking figuratively!  :D



Right, because all women's prisons have forced cunnilingus.  You just keep on rolling with the sexism.  And no, my friends would not kill you.  You'd wish you were dead, but they wouldn't kill you. 

Stop watching sh*tty cable soft-core pornography.  It's rotting your brain out from the inside.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: deadrockstar on 11/12/06 at 12:23 am



Right, because all women's prisons have forced cunnilingus.  You just keep on rolling with the sexism.  And no, my friends would not kill you.  You'd wish you were dead, but they wouldn't kill you. 

Stop watching sh*tty cable soft-core pornography.  It's rotting your brain out from the inside.


Oh horesh*t. I'm just admitting reality.

Only the sharks, the assholes, get laid. All this time I've known that but b*tched and moan, I just have to grow up and accept how things are, or give up on this. And I'm not giving up.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Dominic L. on 11/12/06 at 12:23 am


Whatever, they'd have a real good time being forced to eat you-know-what in jail. ::)


... Prison food!?

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: deadrockstar on 11/12/06 at 12:25 am


... Prison food!?


No, porpus.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/12/06 at 12:25 am


... Prison food!?


I've heard it sucks.
Oh horesh*t. I'm just admitting reality.



You're admitting YOUR reality.  Which may or may not be THE reality. 

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Dominic L. on 11/12/06 at 12:26 am


I've heard it sucks.

You're admitting YOUR reality.  Which may or may not be THE reality. 


Oh, but you know... he IS the Master of Reality.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/12/06 at 12:27 am


Oh, but you know... he IS the Master of Reality.



Damn. 

An Error Has Occurred!
Sorry, you can't repeat a karma action without waiting 24 hours.


;D  ;D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: deadrockstar on 11/12/06 at 12:28 am


Oh, but you know... he IS the Master of Reality.


Damn straight.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Dominic L. on 11/12/06 at 12:28 am



Damn. 

An Error Has Occurred!
Sorry, you can't repeat a karma action without waiting 24 hours.


;D  ;D


Aww, thanks! Now that I know you love me by giving me karma, you and I should go to bed.


... Juuuust kidding.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/12/06 at 12:29 am


Aww, thanks! Now that I know you love me by giving me karma, you and I should go to bed.


... Juuuust kidding.



;D  ;D  ;D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: deadrockstar on 11/12/06 at 12:31 am

She has very odd taste in _ _ _ _ _ _ _ , I must warn you :-X

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Dominic L. on 11/12/06 at 12:32 am

Right. So... Christmas is just a month and two weeks away...!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/12/06 at 12:32 am


She has very odd taste in _ _ _ _ _ _ _ , I must warn you :-X



Y-a-n-k-e-e-s? 


Well, I don't necessarily think my choice in the players is all that odd.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/12/06 at 12:33 am


Right. So... Christmas is just a month and two weeks away...!



I can't wait!  We're doing preliminary decorating next weekend.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: deadrockstar on 11/12/06 at 12:33 am

Maybe we should get her Santa Claus _ _ _ _ _ _ _! http://forums.offtopic.com/images/smilies/kekekegay.gif

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Dominic L. on 11/12/06 at 12:35 am


Maybe we should get her Santa Claus _ _ _ _ _ _ _! http://forums.offtopic.com/images/smilies/kekekegay.gif


Yanno, this "fill-in-the-blank" thing is really confusing me.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/12/06 at 12:36 am

Santa Claus K-i-t-t-e-n-s?  Oh, do they come with little Santa hats?!  That would make a perfect Christmas card.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/12/06 at 12:36 am


Yanno, this "fill-in-the-blank" thing is really confusing me.



You're not alone.  But remember, you're a liar and a prude and I'm just a stupid woman.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: deadrockstar on 11/12/06 at 12:38 am

PANTIES! Okay??

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/12/06 at 12:38 am


PANTIES! Okay??



Panties are cool.  I hear women like to wear them.  They're all the rage in Paris now.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: deadrockstar on 11/12/06 at 12:40 am



Panties are cool.  I hear women like to wear them.  They're all the rage in Paris now.


Fill in the blank. ;D

PWNED.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/12/06 at 12:41 am


Fill in the blank. ;D

PWNED.



Ummm, I did.  See, I'm this fancy word called "literate". 

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/12/06 at 12:42 am

SO HOW ABOUT CHRISTMAS!?  THAT HOLIDAY AFTER THANKSGIVING AND BEFORE NEW YEARS!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: deadrockstar on 11/12/06 at 12:45 am



Ummm, I did.  See, I'm this fancy word called "literate". 


Me two.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/12/06 at 12:45 am


Me two.



Awsum!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Dominic L. on 11/12/06 at 12:48 am



Panties are cool.  I hear women like to wear them.  They're all the rage in Paris now.


Oh? I've yet to hear of these so-called "Paaaan-ties". I should try some!


Oh, Alex, look at this... I'm SMELLIN' THE NEW PANT-AYS!!

Ok, I'm done =)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: La Roche on 11/12/06 at 6:40 am


and I'm just a stupid woman.


It finally comes out.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: deadrockstar on 11/12/06 at 10:40 am


It finally comes out.


;D ;D ;D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: spaceace on 11/12/06 at 1:58 pm

Dear old Dad's getting the fireplace ready, to smoke Santa out.  :)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 11/12/06 at 4:37 pm


Wait, so you think if you take a girl out to dinner and a movie, she owes you p*ssy?



yes I think she does as a matter of fact and I never got any from that stupid girl! >:(

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/12/06 at 7:50 pm



yes I think she does as a matter of fact and I never got any from that stupid girl! >:(



Oh gross.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/12/06 at 7:53 pm


Dear old Dad's getting the fireplace ready, to smoke Santa out.  :)



My dad cleaned out our fireplace yesterday while he was home.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 11/12/06 at 9:37 pm

So....Merry Christmas everyone!! ;D :D ;D :D  Jeez....after reading the last few pages, I thought this was the, "ask me about sex" thread....twas enlightening anyway! ;)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: MidKnightDarkness on 11/12/06 at 11:18 pm


Damn straight.





..XD Have fun dying a lonely old man.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Dominic L. on 11/12/06 at 11:20 pm



..XD Have fun dying a lonely old man.


Did she mention lonely?

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 11/12/06 at 11:21 pm


Did she mention lonely?



she even mentioned...old.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: MidKnightDarkness on 11/12/06 at 11:23 pm

Did I mention.. virgin?


Or, if not a virgin (assuming he'd pay for a hooker, being that's the ONLY way he's ever going to have sex), a very gross diseased man.


Have fun dying an old, lonely, diseased man, Alex! =D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Dominic L. on 11/12/06 at 11:24 pm


Did I mention.. virgin?


Or, if not a virgin (assuming he'd pay for a hooker, being that's the ONLY way he's ever going to have sex), a very gross diseased man.


Have fun dying an old, lonely, diseased man, Alex! =D



Don't forget lonely!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Ashkicksass on 11/13/06 at 10:41 am

I bought an ornament over the weekend.  It's Ralphie from "A Christmas Story" dressed in his bunny costume.  It's too cute!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 11/13/06 at 10:42 am


I bought an ornament over the weekend.  It's Ralphie from "A Christmas Story" dressed in his bunny costume.  It's too cute!





OMG...that sounds just darling! Where did you find something like that? You know what would be cute with that? A little replica ornament of the "leg lamp". ;D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/13/06 at 10:42 am

My sister and I bought 2 new ornaments for our Christmas tree yesterday; a B and a K with Swarovski crystals on them.  We're getting my parents' initials (R & S) next week.  We saw them and just had to buy them.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: spaceace on 11/13/06 at 10:44 am

All I keep thinking is that line in the movie .about shooting your eye out. ;D  Great movie.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Ashkicksass on 11/13/06 at 10:59 am



OMG...that sounds just darling! Where did you find something like that? You know what would be cute with that? A little replica ornament of the "leg lamp". ;D


At F.Y.E.  They actually had the leg lamp too.  I'm going to sneak back and get it when my husband isn't with me go grumble about how much they cost.  ;D


My sister and I bought 2 new ornaments for our Christmas tree yesterday; a B and a K with Swarovski crystals on them.  We're getting my parents' initials (R & S) next week.  We saw them and just had to buy them.


Those sound beautiful!


All I keep thinking is that line in the movie .about shooting your eye out. ;D  Great movie.


It is such a classic!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 11/13/06 at 4:37 pm

feliz navidad

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/17/06 at 1:36 pm

On my usual walk to work, I have seen one house with a minimal amount of lights hanging around the front door, and another with a tree in the window.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: spaceace on 11/17/06 at 1:37 pm

Christmas songs are on the radio already.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 11/17/06 at 2:29 pm


My sister and I bought 2 new ornaments for our Christmas tree yesterday; a B and a K with Swarovski crystals on them.  We're getting my parents' initials (R & S) next week.  We saw them and just had to buy them.


Did you get those at Bed, Bath and Beyond? I saw some like that, and I almost purchased my boyfriend and I's initials, but I didn't have enough funds at the time.  :( I will go back, though  ;)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 11/17/06 at 2:35 pm


Christmas songs are on the radio already.



Why so early?

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: spaceace on 11/17/06 at 6:04 pm



Why so early?

Beats me!  Two radio station had them on. Usually that stuff doesn't kick in till "Black Friday". ::)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/17/06 at 6:09 pm


Christmas songs are on the radio already.
I would listen to a different radio station, or even complain.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: spaceace on 11/17/06 at 6:16 pm

Yes, well considering all that's happened news wise this year.  Maybe people could use a little Christmas cheer.  (Spaceace grabs her Santa Clause is Coming to Town DVD, holds it tight)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 11/17/06 at 6:17 pm

We have 2 radio stations that have been playing Christmas tunes too...and, I am totally stoked, I LOVE Christmas music! :)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: spaceace on 11/17/06 at 6:19 pm

I make no excuses for getting out my Christmas Special DVD!!! :)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/17/06 at 7:25 pm


Did you get those at Bed, Bath and Beyond? I saw some like that, and I almost purchased my boyfriend and I's initials, but I didn't have enough funds at the time.  :( I will go back, though  ;)



No, we actually got them at Target.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Dominic L. on 11/17/06 at 7:27 pm



No, we actually got them at Target.


I saw those on Sunday.

Sunday, November 12th, 2006, to be exact.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Jessica on 11/17/06 at 7:35 pm


I saw those on Sunday.

Sunday, November 12th, 2006, to be exact.


What time did you see them?

Wow...I'm not thinking about Christmas anymore after reading ten pages back. I am laughing my ass off, however.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 11/18/06 at 1:48 pm


Beats me!  Two radio station had them on. Usually that stuff doesn't kick in till "Black Friday". ::)



I love Feliz Navidad

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: spaceace on 11/18/06 at 1:52 pm



I love Feliz Navidad

I heard the version of "Sleigh Bells" done by an orchastra with the horse neighing at the end.  That kicked off the Christmas spirit for me. :)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/18/06 at 1:52 pm

I'm going shopping on Black Friday.




No, I'm not crazy.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: spaceace on 11/18/06 at 1:55 pm

OMG you get trampled over just trying to walk through store.  I may do some shopping around the 10th.  Or just shop on line. :)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 11/18/06 at 1:55 pm


I heard the version of "Sleigh Bells" done by an orchastra with the horse neighing at the end.  That kicked off the Christmas spirit for me. :)


Or How Merry Christmas?

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: spaceace on 11/18/06 at 1:57 pm

I have yet to watch A Charlie Brown Christmas yet.  I'm gonna wait a week on that.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/18/06 at 1:58 pm


OMG you get trampled over just trying to walk through store.  I may do some shopping around the 10th.  Or just shop on line. :)



I like to go to the food court, grab some lunch, sit by the carousel and people watch.  Humanity is funny on Black Friday.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 11/18/06 at 1:59 pm



I like to go to the food court, grab some lunch, sit by the carousel and people watch.  Humanity is funny on Black Friday.


I like to look and stare and watch life pass by ;D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: spaceace on 11/18/06 at 2:00 pm



I like to go to the food court, grab some lunch, sit by the carousel and people watch.  Humanity is funny on Black Friday.

I have yet to do that.  Not because I don't want to.  I could even remotely find a place to sit at the mall.  :P

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Gis on 11/18/06 at 2:45 pm



No, we actually got them at Target.
They sound so cool ! How much were they?

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 11/18/06 at 2:46 pm


I have yet to do that.  Not because I don't want to.  I could even remotely find a place to sit at the mall.   :P


Was the mall crowded?

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: spaceace on 11/18/06 at 2:48 pm

Ever since the end of October the mall has been crowded.  People get more and more rude every year.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/18/06 at 2:49 pm


They sound so cool ! How much were they?



$7.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 11/18/06 at 2:49 pm


Ever since the end of October the mall has been crowded.  People get more and more rude every year.


I know the feeling.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: spaceace on 11/18/06 at 2:50 pm


I know the feeling.

So much for happiness and good cheer. :P

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Gis on 11/18/06 at 2:51 pm



$7.
Hmm I wonder if I could find them on Ebay or something. I've not seen anything like that in the U.K.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/18/06 at 3:01 pm


Hmm I wonder if I could find them on Ebay or something. I've not seen anything like that in the U.K.



I found the ornaments on Target.com, but they don't ship overseas.  Crap. 

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Gis on 11/18/06 at 3:37 pm



I found the ornaments on Target.com, but they don't ship overseas.  Crap. 
Thanks for that I'll go look there then I'll have an idea of what they are called.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Dominic L. on 11/18/06 at 5:34 pm


What time did you see them?

Wow...I'm not thinking about Christmas anymore after reading ten pages back. I am laughing my ass off, however.


I believe it was about 7:42. Somewhere around there. Not even kidding!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: DJ Midas on 11/18/06 at 7:20 pm

I've been trying not to think about Christmas until after Thanksgiving, but I was driving on Thunderbird Rd today and the Thunderbird Rd Griswolds have their Christmas yard display ready to go.  I'll need to drive by there at night and see if it's all lit up - they put freakin' lights on everything - the roof, the carport, the fence to the backyard, proably some in the backyard...  :D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 11/19/06 at 1:03 pm

Bah humbug!





Cat

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/19/06 at 1:15 pm

The Lite FM station has started the continuous Christmas music now.  We were out earlier and I turned it on in the car and VOILA!.....Christmas music.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/19/06 at 1:41 pm

I would like to know Radio2 plays its first Christmas song?

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 11/19/06 at 5:17 pm


So much for happiness and good cheer. :P


Always push you around and hardly ever say "Excuse Me". >:(

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/19/06 at 5:31 pm

I'm listening to my favorite Christmas song right now, so I'm in a great mood.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 11/19/06 at 6:21 pm


I'm listening to my favorite Christmas song right now, so I'm in a great mood.


feliz navidad?

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/19/06 at 6:27 pm


feliz navidad?



No........why would you think that was the song?




It was Celebrate Me Home by Kenny Loggins.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 11/19/06 at 6:29 pm



No........why would you think that was the song?




It was Celebrate Me Home by Kenny Loggins.


Feliz Navidad plays all the time.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/19/06 at 6:35 pm


Feliz Navidad plays all the time.



Not where I am.  And that doesn't mean it's my favorite.  I don't even like that song that much.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 11/19/06 at 7:59 pm


feliz navidad?



that song makes me want to smash someone's head with a hammer...it's THAT annoying. ::)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/19/06 at 8:22 pm



that song makes me want to smash someone's head with a hammer...it's THAT annoying. ::)




You know Erin, I don't think I quite get how you feel about the song.  Perhaps you're being too subtle.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: nally on 11/19/06 at 8:27 pm


Feliz Navidad plays all the time.



Not where I am.  And that doesn't mean it's my favorite.  I don't even like that song that much.


For the past several years I've been hearing it in early December on my local oldies radio station. ::) It gets tiring after a while.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 11/19/06 at 8:32 pm




You know Erin, I don't think I quite get how you feel about the song.  Perhaps you're being too subtle.



:D ;D...true, I guess I should be a bit more expressive about how it makes me feel! ;)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Dominic L. on 11/19/06 at 8:32 pm



that song makes me want to smash someone's head with a hammer...it's THAT annoying. ::)


Believe it or not, I listen to the radio so little, I don't know any words besides "Feliz Navidad" from that song.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: nally on 11/19/06 at 8:36 pm


Believe it or not, I listen to the radio so little, I don't know any words besides "Feliz Navidad" from that song.

There aren't very many words to it anyways.

"Feliz Navidad" (X3)..."prospero ano y felicidad."

"I wanna wish you a merry christmas" (x3) "from the bottom of my heart." That's all the words.


Fleas on your dog?

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 11/20/06 at 1:42 pm



I found the ornaments on Target.com, but they don't ship overseas.  Crap. 


I'll probably buy mine at Target as Bed, Bath and Beyond's were more than $7, I believe. Nifty idea!  :)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/20/06 at 1:43 pm


I'll probably buy mine at Target as Bed, Bath and Beyond's were more than $7, I believe. Nifty idea!  :)



Thanks!  My dad wants him and my mom's in red, since my sister's and I are in blue.  God forbid the ornaments are the same color!  ;D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 11/20/06 at 2:29 pm



Thanks!  My dad wants him and my mom's in red, since my sister's and I are in blue.  God forbid the ornaments are the same color!  ;D


lol, Men  ::)

I actually wanted to hit Target this weekend, but never made it. Definetely this weekend as it's gonna be pay day!  ;D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 11/20/06 at 4:21 pm



that song makes me want to smash someone's head with a hammer...it's THAT annoying. ::)


So you're saying that Jose Feliciano is annoying?

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/24/06 at 2:25 am


So you're saying that Jose Feliciano is annoying?
Since reccomeded by yourself, I have grown to like this Christmas Song.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Stompgal on 11/24/06 at 8:07 am

I'm excited about the Christmas Holidays because I'm staying with my family in Newport for a week and we're going to Disneyland Paris for two nights.

On December 9th, my dad has a training day for examiners (he's a teacher) and he's coming down to London with my mum. My mum and I are going Christmas shopping in Oxford Street.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: spaceace on 11/24/06 at 2:46 pm

I'm going shopiing next week.  Cause if you think I'm going today you're nuts!!! ::)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 11/24/06 at 2:48 pm


Since reccomeded by yourself, I have grown to like this Christmas Song.


Me too.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/24/06 at 6:03 pm

Oh yeah....now that Thanksgiving is over, it's full steam ahead to Christmas.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Tanya1976 on 11/24/06 at 6:23 pm


Oh yeah....now that Thanksgiving is over, it's full steam ahead to Christmas.


For sure. My decorations are up and my family is coming. I'm happy!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/24/06 at 6:30 pm


For sure. My decorations are up and my family is coming. I'm happy!



We still haven't put decorations up yet.  We never put them up until after my sister's birthday, which is Dec. 3rd.  The week after that, we're buying the tree.  Only problem is........where to stick the thing.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Jessica on 11/24/06 at 7:27 pm

Hell yeah I am. Two weeks until we go back to California for Christmas Vacation! Yes! http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/03/dance.gif

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 11/24/06 at 7:45 pm

I will probably be decorating at two different houses. This is the first year I'm "out of the house," so I will probably go over this weekend and help my mom out and then sometime this week I'd like to accomplish some around the house I'm in now  :)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Tanya1976 on 11/24/06 at 7:51 pm



We still haven't put decorations up yet.  We never put them up until after my sister's birthday, which is Dec. 3rd.  The week after that, we're buying the tree.  Only problem is........where to stick the thing.


Yeah, if I don't get them up - it's hard for me to get some holiday feeling. Since moving to CA, it's been hard for me to get "jolly". The constant sun doesn't make me feel Christmasy. I miss how I spent Christmas back in Pennsylvania.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 11/24/06 at 7:53 pm


Yeah, if I don't get them up - it's hard for me to get some holiday feeling. Since moving to CA, it's been hard for me to get "jolly". The constant sun doesn't make me feel Christmasy. I miss how I spent Christmas back in Pennsylvania.


Yeah, it's a very rare occurrence when snow or any below freezing temps hit California, except in Tahoe and the mountainous terrains.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/24/06 at 7:55 pm


Yeah, if I don't get them up - it's hard for me to get some holiday feeling. Since moving to CA, it's been hard for me to get "jolly". The constant sun doesn't make me feel Christmasy. I miss how I spent Christmas back in Pennsylvania.



We get the cold weather down here for Christmas, but we hardly get snow.  If we do, it's always before or after Christmas.....not during it.  Which really sucks.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: deadrockstar on 11/24/06 at 8:44 pm

We aren't doing the decoration thing.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Gis on 11/25/06 at 3:59 am

I'm going to get mine in from the shed this weekend but I won't put them up until december.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Tanya1976 on 11/25/06 at 11:16 am



We get the cold weather down here for Christmas, but we hardly get snow.  If we do, it's always before or after Christmas.....not during it.  Which really sucks.


You're in Georgia, right? I lived in Atlanta for almost four years.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Gis on 11/25/06 at 11:20 am

I can't find my frickin christams cards, it's SO annoying.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/25/06 at 11:31 am


You're in Georgia, right? I lived in Atlanta for almost four years.



Yup.....beautiful Alpharetta.  It really is nice down here when the colors turn, but I miss the snow. 

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/25/06 at 11:32 am


I can't find my frickin christams cards, it's SO annoying.



I know how that feels..............I thought I lost mine, but I found them in my sock drawer.  Don't ask why they were there because I don't know.  I have a ton of cards to mail out this year.....more than I did last year.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Dominic L. on 11/25/06 at 11:33 am

Make your own cards! It's more special.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/25/06 at 11:34 am


Make your own cards! It's more special.



I make my own cards for my family.  But with the amount of cards I have to send out to other people, for me, it's easier to buy them and write personal notes in each one.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: deadrockstar on 11/25/06 at 11:42 am

Next year I'll be in Miami for Christmas. There you know Christmas will be green and bright. 8)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Dominic L. on 11/25/06 at 11:44 am


Next year I'll be in Miami for Christmas. There you know Christmas will be green and bright. 8)


No... It will be wet and humid.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: deadrockstar on 11/25/06 at 11:48 am


No... It will be wet and humid.


Yes indeedy. Florida weather! I'm looking forward to those afternoon showers they get.

Its much better than all of the alternatives in the United States. If I lived in Hawaii or the Bay Area I'd have to worry about Earthquakes, which you get no warning for or prep time. With a hurricanes you can get the fudge out of there before it makes landfall.

And of course anywhere else in the U.S. besides Hawaii, the Bay Area or Southern Florida and I'd have to deal with winter which I absolutely detest. I can barely even take these Texas winters.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Dominic L. on 11/25/06 at 1:10 pm


Yes indeedy. Florida weather! I'm looking forward to those afternoon showers they get.

Its much better than all of the alternatives in the United States. If I lived in Hawaii or the Bay Area I'd have to worry about Earthquakes, which you get no warning for or prep time. With a hurricanes you can get the fudge out of there before it makes landfall.

And of course anywhere else in the U.S. besides Hawaii, the Bay Area or Southern Florida and I'd have to deal with winter which I absolutely detest. I can barely even take these Texas winters.


XD We haven't had a big earthquake since '89.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/26/06 at 5:57 am

The pub opposite me has its Christmas Decorations already out.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Jessica on 11/26/06 at 10:36 am


Yes indeedy. Florida weather! I'm looking forward to those afternoon showers they get.

Its much better than all of the alternatives in the United States. If I lived in Hawaii or the Bay Area I'd have to worry about Earthquakes, which you get no warning for or prep time. With a hurricanes you can get the fudge out of there before it makes landfall.

And of course anywhere else in the U.S. besides Hawaii, the Bay Area or Southern Florida and I'd have to deal with winter which I absolutely detest. I can barely even take these Texas winters.


The Bay Area doesn't get that many earthquakes. The last ginormous one was in '89, like Meat said. We get little ones here or there, and they're really nothing, especially since everything is retrofitted to sway with the movement.

And whoever told you there is no winter in the Bay Area is mistaken. Yeah, we don't get snow that much (last year was an exception, but it was light), but it gets cold and rainy and windy as hell. Those storms blow in out of the Pacific and make you freeze your butt off.

You have risks and annoyances everywhere you live. It's a part of life.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 11/26/06 at 2:48 pm


Make your own cards! It's more special.


From Microsoft Office

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: deadrockstar on 11/26/06 at 3:01 pm



And whoever told you there is no winter in the Bay Area is mistaken. Yeah, we don't get snow that much (last year was an exception, but it was light), but it gets cold and rainy and windy as hell. Those storms blow in out of the Pacific and make you freeze your butt off.

You have risks and annoyances everywhere you live. It's a part of life.


My uncle told me, and he lived there for two years.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 11/26/06 at 3:28 pm

1 Month Away

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 11/26/06 at 9:57 pm

well, we got our decorations down from the attic....they are currently sitting in the diningroom....we will be putting them up tomorrow.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: velvetoneo on 11/26/06 at 10:05 pm

The only part of Christmas I like is the decorations. I usually go drive around with my family on Christmas Eve just to look at them. Other than that, it's just an endless parade of commercials, incessant, in-your-face holiday music, and holiday special on TV...and store sales!  ::) Also, I like getting Christmas presents and/or writing letters and cards to people who celebrate Christmas that I know. We almost always go into the city and see my grandfather and his wife on Christmas Day, since they celebrate a "secular Christmas." The city is eerily quiet and I love it. I guess that's another part I love about Christmas: the eerie quiet when you go out. So, I DID find some things I like about it by the end of this post.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Jessica on 11/26/06 at 11:55 pm


My uncle told me, and he lived there for two years.


I lived there for 26 years. We get a cold wet winter. It just doesn't freeze.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Rice_Cube on 11/26/06 at 11:57 pm

There are some parts in California that get super cold, like in the Sierras, parts of the desert (yes, the desert gets cold) and whatever mountain range Mount Shasta is in.  I think those are part of the Cascades but not sure.  It does get cold enough every now and then to put a layer of frost on the grass and houses and stuff, but snow is extremely rare outside of the mountain ranges. 

Ironically, it isn't snowing as much as it should here in scenic Indiana.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/29/06 at 8:06 am

With the arrival of two Christmas Cards in the post this morning, the feeling of Christmas is starting.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: 80s_cheerleader on 11/29/06 at 8:46 am




Ironically, it isn't snowing as much as it should here in scenic Indiana.
Just wait.....it's supposed to start coming later this week ;)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Rice_Cube on 11/29/06 at 9:34 am

Supposed to!  They've been predicting "snow" for 2 months!  :D  Lies!  All LIES!!!

But that FOX weatherman is pretty cool, he struts around like John Travolta from Saturday Night Fever and does the wink and the gun :D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 11/29/06 at 1:45 pm

Thinking about getting a Christmas tree this evening after work or Saturday morning

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Ashkicksass on 11/29/06 at 2:10 pm


Thinking about getting a Christmas tree this evening after work or Saturday morning


Do you get the real ones?  I'm horribly allergic to them.  :(

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/29/06 at 2:14 pm

We always get a real tree.  It's a pain in the ass, up-keep wise, but it just doesn't feel right if we use a fake one. 

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 11/29/06 at 2:56 pm


Do you get the real ones?  I'm horribly allergic to them.   :(
that's too bad because they smell so nice when fresh. We always get a real tree, usually a Noble Fir, a little bit expensive, but they last and smell good and are gorgeous. We started getting them at Home Depot in the parking lot. They aren't on display, you have to unwrap each one yourself, unwind the string and stand it up and have a look at it but they a little less expensive because of that and last year we picked the first one we looked at & it was "the one". 

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: spaceace on 11/29/06 at 3:03 pm

My friends have Douglas Fir Christmas Tree in their living room.  I'm wondering how they're going to explain why the Douglas Fir that they have in their back years is now only 3 feet.  (It was about 7 feet) :)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Gis on 11/29/06 at 3:25 pm

We have a shortage of real trees in Europe this year due to the unusually hot summer.  :\'(

My christmas boxes are all dried out now so I guess I'll put the tree up at the weekend.

Hallelujah I have two presents arriving from Ebay and my shopping is done!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/29/06 at 3:26 pm

My Christmas shopping for the most part is done.  I still need to get something for my sister.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 11/29/06 at 3:33 pm


Supposed to!  They've been predicting "snow" for 2 months!  :D  Lies!  All LIES!!!

But that FOX weatherman is pretty cool, he struts around like John Travolta from Saturday Night Fever and does the wink and the gun :D


Then it winds up being a warm winter for the most part

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 11/29/06 at 3:36 pm

My Christmas shopping was started and ended today-yup-I am DONE. This was an easy year. We help send (most of) the kids to Puerto Rico and the one we didn't, we will be sending paper. The grandkids were the only ones we had to buy for and that was done today. Now, to get those cards out.  :P  Started writing the letter to go in them but I also have to get some pics to include. That's the easy part. The hard part is addressing the envelopes.  :-\\


Since it is only going to be Carlos and me this year, we probably won't do too much in the way of decorating. I would like to have a tree, though-but not like the one we had last year. I have NEVER in my entire life seen a tree that shed as much as that one. It was unbelievable. I wouldn't mind just having a "Charlie Brown" tree-something small.



Cat

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: 1993 on 11/29/06 at 9:58 pm

I love Christmas in the romantic, traditional sense. I sort of accept the mass commercialization of the holiday and get desensitized by it. Believe it or not 15 years ago not EVERY SINGLE commercial on TV was about Christmas, and the radios would play there usual songs and mix in a little John Lennon Happy Xmas and some other classics.

When I think of Christmas, it's about quaint cottages festively lit up, as well as sprawling Victorian estates completely "decked out", carolers, family gatherings, singing Christmas songs at the school concert, going to church in my comfy holiday sweater. Really I just think back to my carefree childhood and the way we celebrated back then...and the way we still do, only my role in it has changed. Also Christmas dinner (Thanksgiving part 2). My personal take on Christmas is viewed through upper middle class suburban glasses. I can't picture it any other way. I know many families go on vacation to the tropics this time of year (unfathomable to me!) Or just completely disregard the holiday altogether...I don't know it just seems foreign to me. It's almost like if I don't immerse myself in it, I don't feel complete or like I've made the most of it. I think this mindset was handed down to me through my parents.

anyway, here are some beautiful images of what Christmas is to me.

http://www.kinkadecapitola.com/images/it_blessings_xmas.jpg

http://www.kinkadecentral.com/paintings/tk90-03.jpg

http://www.ezthemes.com/previews/c/christmashearthwa.jpg

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: deadrockstar on 11/29/06 at 10:00 pm

Ugh. My dad bought a damned Christmas tree.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/29/06 at 10:02 pm

How dare he.  I say you take him out back and horsewhip him. 

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/29/06 at 10:03 pm

Speaking of Christmas trees, we're buying ours next weekend.  Then my sister get unlimited control over decorating it and the house.  Fun!!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: deadrockstar on 11/29/06 at 10:07 pm


How dare he.  I say you take him out back and horsewhip him. 


I just might! I hate the damn things, I just wanted to get a little plastic one to sit on the counter. They're a waste of space. ::)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/29/06 at 10:08 pm


I just might! I hate the damn things, I just wanted to get a little plastic one to sit on the counter. They're a waste of space. ::)



Yeah, Christmas trees suck.  How dare he buy something that's a symbol for the holidays to decorate and bring some warmth and color to the house.  What a jerk.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: 1993 on 11/29/06 at 10:09 pm

it's too early for a real tree as it will get brittle by Christmas Day. The best time to get a real one is in like 8-11 days.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Brian06 on 11/29/06 at 10:10 pm


I just might! I hate the damn things, I just wanted to get a little plastic one to sit on the counter. They're a waste of space. ::)


I don't know, I personally like Christmas trees and decorations, it looks nice. I think it's the best time of the year.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/29/06 at 10:10 pm


it's too early for a real tree as it will get brittle by Christmas Day. The best time to get a real one is in like 8-11 days.



We keep our tree nice and watered and we've never had a problem with it being brittle.  We usually get it 2 weeks before Christmas.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/29/06 at 10:10 pm


I don't know, I personally like Christmas trees and decorations, it looks nice. I think it's the best time of the year.
 


I agree.  This really is the most wonderful time of the year, if I may quote Andy Williams.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Rice_Cube on 11/29/06 at 10:11 pm



Yeah, Christmas trees suck.  How dare he buy something that's a symbol for the holidays to decorate and bring some warmth and color to the house.  What a jerk.


This may represent the end of civilization as we know it. 

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: deadrockstar on 11/29/06 at 10:12 pm



Yeah, Christmas trees suck.  How dare he buy something that's a symbol for the holidays to decorate and bring some warmth and color to the house.  What a jerk.


Exactly. The holidays suck, all they are is an annoyance. They depress the hell out of me. Christmas especially. All reminds me of my mortal enemy, winter.

Infact I'm going to buy a plastic palm tree and put lights on it every year from now on. Screw cold-climate trees.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/29/06 at 10:13 pm


This may represent the end of civilization as we know it. 



I thought that was when Mike was no longer in love with Kim Richards?

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: deadrockstar on 11/29/06 at 10:13 pm

Its so stupid though, we're not even Christians.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/29/06 at 10:13 pm


Exactly. The holidays suck, all they are is an annoyance. They depress the hell out of me. Christmas especially. All reminds me of my mortal enemy, winter.

Infact I'm going to buy a plastic palm tree and put lights on it every year from now on. Screw cold-climate trees.



You think I was serious?  Interesting.  I think you're overreacting.  It's a Christmas tree.  It's a symbol of the season and the holiday.  You sound like a crotchety old man.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Rice_Cube on 11/29/06 at 10:15 pm



I thought that was when Mike was no longer in love with Kim Richards?


He is?  I always thought he was gay because he started hitting on me.  Although I am flattered, but now I gotta watch my bum.

You think I was serious?  Interesting.  I think you're overreacting.  It's a Christmas tree.  It's a symbol of the season and the holiday.  You sound like a crotchey old man.


I think the Christmas tree and wreaths and mistletoe are actually pagan symbols that were kinda assimiliated by the Christians when they slime-molded all the religions together.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/29/06 at 10:15 pm


Its so stupid though, we're not even Christians.



So?  Christmas trees are not, to the best of my knowledge, rooted in religious iconography.  They're a freakin' tree you cover with lights and shiny ornaments.  You can stick a snowflake on it and it will have no religious leanings at all.  I know plenty of non-religious/non-Christians who put up a Christmas tree. 

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Brian06 on 11/29/06 at 10:17 pm


Its so stupid though, we're not even Christians.


You don't have to be a Christian, it's just a time to celebrate giving, the end of a year and the beginning of a new. I like the whole time period, being with family and stuff, exchanging gifts and just hanging out, watching football, etc. The holidays are great!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: whistledog on 11/29/06 at 10:19 pm

Christmas Trees are evil.  I mean they stand there with their lights all sparkley thinking they are all that.  I mean what the hell is up with that?  How dare those trees sparkle >:(

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: deadrockstar on 11/29/06 at 10:20 pm



You think I was serious?  Interesting.  I think you're overreacting.  It's a Christmas tree.  It's a symbol of the season and the holiday.  You sound like a crotchety old man.


They remind me of winter and depress me. I asked my dad if he could put it up in his room and he said no, that it was a family thing. What the feck is he talking about? I'm like 18 years old, I'm not expecting a visit from Santa, and hes divorced and single. This isn't some family unit in the 'burbs. And like I said, we aren't even Christians.



You don't have to be a Christian, it's just a time to celebrate giving, the end of a year and the beginning of a new. I like the whole time period, being with family and stuff, exchanging gifts and just hanging out, watching football, etc. The holidays are great!


Dude, the holidays are a pain in the azz because you have to see your relatives. They mess everything up too, I hate having my schedule all fudged up from it. Remember, I feel it especially being in the painting business.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Rice_Cube on 11/29/06 at 10:21 pm

So don't see your relatives and keep your schedule.  There's no law that forces you to celebrate anything.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Brian06 on 11/29/06 at 10:22 pm


They remind me of winter and depress me. I asked my dad if he could put it up in his room and he said no, that it was a family thing. What the feck is he talking about? I'm like 18 years old, I'm not expecting a visit from Santa, and hes divorced and single. This isn't some family unit in the 'burbs. And like I said, we aren't even Christians.


Dude, the holidays are a pain in the azz because you have to see your relatives. They mess everything up too, I hate having my schedule all fudged up from it. Remember, I feel it especially being in the painting business.


I don't know mine are cool, my cousins are like best friends to me, so I love seeing them. I know it's not the same for everybody though. Thankfully mine live close to my house so it's not a big deal at all to go see them.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: deadrockstar on 11/29/06 at 10:23 pm


So don't see your relatives and keep your schedule.  There's no law that forces you to celebrate anything.


No, theres the fact everyone else does this crap that forces me into it.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/29/06 at 10:25 pm


They remind me of winter and depress me. I asked my dad if he could put it up in his room and he said no, that it was a family thing. What the feck is he talking about? I'm like 18 years old, I'm not expecting a visit from Santa, and hes divorced and single. This isn't some family unit in the 'burbs. And like I said, we aren't even Christians.



You don't need to have a family to celebrate Christmas.  You don't need to be a little kid waiting for Santa to celebrate Christmas.  You don't need to live in the suburbs to put up a Christmas tree.  You don't need to be Christian to put up a Christmas tree.  My sister's friend, who's Jewish, puts up a tree. 

You're just looking for something to complain about.  You seriously sound like Ebenezer Scrooge. 

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Jessica on 11/29/06 at 10:26 pm

You're a mean one, Mr. Grinch.
You really are a heel.
You're as cuddly as a cactus,
You're as charming as an eel.
Mr. Grinch.


You're a bad banana
With a greasy black peel.


You're a monster, Mr. Grinch.
Your heart's an empty hole.
Your brain is full of spiders,
You've got garlic in your soul.
Mr. Grinch.


I wouldn't touch you, with a
thirty-nine-and-a-half foot pole.


You're a vile one, Mr. Grinch.
You have termites in your smile.
You have all the tender sweetness
Of a seasick crocodile.
Mr. Grinch.


Given the choice between the two of you
I'd take the seasick crockodile.


You're a foul one, Mr. Grinch.
You're a nasty, wasty skunk.
Your heart is full of unwashed socks
Your soul is full of gunk.
Mr. Grinch.


The three words that best describe you,
are, and I quote: "Stink. Stank. Stunk."


You're a rotter, Mr. Grinch.
You're the king of sinful sots.
Your heart's a dead tomato splot
With moldy purple spots,
Mr. Grinch.


Your soul is an apalling dump heap overflowing
with the most disgraceful assortment of deplorable
rubbish imaginable,
Mangled up in tangled up knots.


You nauseate me, Mr. Grinch.
With a nauseaus super-naus.
You're a crooked jerky jockey
And you drive a crooked horse.
Mr. Grinch.


You're a three decker saurkraut and toadstool
sandwich
With arsenic sauce.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Rice_Cube on 11/29/06 at 10:26 pm

Blasted wife, she beat me to it.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: whistledog on 11/29/06 at 10:27 pm


Blasted wife, she beat me to it.


You'd better give her a good spankin' ;D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/29/06 at 10:28 pm


You're a mean one, Mr. Grinch.
You really are a heel.
You're as cuddly as a cactus,
You're as charming as an eel.
Mr. Grinch.


You're a bad banana
With a greasy black peel.


You're a monster, Mr. Grinch.
Your heart's an empty hole.
Your brain is full of spiders,
You've got garlic in your soul.
Mr. Grinch.


I wouldn't touch you, with a
thirty-nine-and-a-half foot pole.


You're a vile one, Mr. Grinch.
You have termites in your smile.
You have all the tender sweetness
Of a seasick crocodile.
Mr. Grinch.


Given the choice between the two of you
I'd take the seasick crockodile.


You're a foul one, Mr. Grinch.
You're a nasty, wasty skunk.
Your heart is full of unwashed socks
Your soul is full of gunk.
Mr. Grinch.


The three words that best describe you,
are, and I quote: "Stink. Stank. Stunk."


You're a rotter, Mr. Grinch.
You're the king of sinful sots.
Your heart's a dead tomato splot
With moldy purple spots,
Mr. Grinch.


Your soul is an apalling dump heap overflowing
with the most disgraceful assortment of deplorable
rubbish imaginable,
Mangled up in tangled up knots.


You nauseate me, Mr. Grinch.
With a nauseaus super-naus.
You're a crooked jerky jockey
And you drive a crooked horse.
Mr. Grinch.


You're a three decker saurkraut and toadstool
sandwich
With arsenic sauce.





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Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Jessica on 11/29/06 at 10:29 pm


Blasted wife, she beat me to it.


I'd enjoy it too much.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Tanya1976 on 11/29/06 at 10:31 pm

My point is, if you hate the holidays so much, why are you spending time in a thread based on the holidays? Very counter-productive.

That being said, I go artificial tree or I don't go at all.

Teehee.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/29/06 at 10:32 pm


My point is, if you hate the holidays so much, why are you spending time in a thread based on the holidays? Very counter-productive.

That being said, I go artificial tree or I don't go at all.

Teehee.



We did artificial when we lived in apartments, but once we got our house....real tree all the way. 

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: deadrockstar on 11/29/06 at 10:35 pm



You don't need to have a family to celebrate Christmas.  You don't need to be a little kid waiting for Santa to celebrate Christmas.  You don't need to live in the suburbs to put up a Christmas tree.  You don't need to be Christian to put up a Christmas tree.  My sister's friend, who's Jewish, puts up a tree. 

You're just looking for something to complain about.  You seriously sound like Ebenezer Scrooge. 


Balogne! You're gonna tell me why I feel a certain way? I've explained it the best I can, to me the holidays mean winter and relatives, and an annoying interruption of daily life.



My point is, if you hate the holidays so much, why are you spending time in a thread based on the holidays? Very counter-productive.



I have the right to complain.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Jessica on 11/29/06 at 10:37 pm


I have the right to complain.


Once again:

You're a mean one, Mr. Grinch.
You really are a heel.
You're as cuddly as a cactus,
You're as charming as an eel.
Mr. Grinch.


You're a bad banana
With a greasy black peel.


You're a monster, Mr. Grinch.
Your heart's an empty hole.
Your brain is full of spiders,
You've got garlic in your soul.
Mr. Grinch.


I wouldn't touch you, with a
thirty-nine-and-a-half foot pole.


You're a vile one, Mr. Grinch.
You have termites in your smile.
You have all the tender sweetness
Of a seasick crocodile.
Mr. Grinch.


Given the choice between the two of you
I'd take the seasick crockodile.


You're a foul one, Mr. Grinch.
You're a nasty, wasty skunk.
Your heart is full of unwashed socks
Your soul is full of gunk.
Mr. Grinch.


The three words that best describe you,
are, and I quote: "Stink. Stank. Stunk."


You're a rotter, Mr. Grinch.
You're the king of sinful sots.
Your heart's a dead tomato splot
With moldy purple spots,
Mr. Grinch.


Your soul is an apalling dump heap overflowing
with the most disgraceful assortment of deplorable
rubbish imaginable,
Mangled up in tangled up knots.


You nauseate me, Mr. Grinch.
With a nauseaus super-naus.
You're a crooked jerky jockey
And you drive a crooked horse.
Mr. Grinch.


You're a three decker saurkraut and toadstool
sandwich
With arsenic sauce.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 11/29/06 at 10:37 pm


You're a mean one, Mr. Grinch.
You really are a heel.
You're as cuddly as a cactus,
You're as charming as an eel.
Mr. Grinch.


You're a bad banana
With a greasy black peel.


You're a monster, Mr. Grinch.
Your heart's an empty hole.
Your brain is full of spiders,
You've got garlic in your soul.
Mr. Grinch.


I wouldn't touch you, with a
thirty-nine-and-a-half foot pole.


You're a vile one, Mr. Grinch.
You have termites in your smile.
You have all the tender sweetness
Of a seasick crocodile.
Mr. Grinch.


Given the choice between the two of you
I'd take the seasick crockodile.


You're a foul one, Mr. Grinch.
You're a nasty, wasty skunk.
Your heart is full of unwashed socks
Your soul is full of gunk.
Mr. Grinch.


The three words that best describe you,
are, and I quote: "Stink. Stank. Stunk."


You're a rotter, Mr. Grinch.
You're the king of sinful sots.
Your heart's a dead tomato splot
With moldy purple spots,
Mr. Grinch.


Your soul is an apalling dump heap overflowing
with the most disgraceful assortment of deplorable
rubbish imaginable,
Mangled up in tangled up knots.


You nauseate me, Mr. Grinch.
With a nauseaus super-naus.
You're a crooked jerky jockey
And you drive a crooked horse.
Mr. Grinch.


You're a three decker saurkraut and toadstool
sandwich
With arsenic sauce.

nice timing Jessica  :)    




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Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/29/06 at 10:38 pm


Balogne! You're gonna tell me why I feel a certain way? I've explained it the best I can, to me the holidays mean winter and relatives, and an annoying interruption of daily life.



So you really believe the only people who can celebrate Christmas are families, little kids and people living in the suburbs?  Absurd. 

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Rice_Cube on 11/29/06 at 10:38 pm


Balogne! You're gonna tell me why I feel a certain way? I've explained it the best I can, to me the holidays mean winter and relatives, and an annoying interruption of daily life.


I have the right to complain.


You are a sad, strange little man.  You have my pity.

http://www.wwujd.com/unclejessevs_files/Buzz-Lightyear.jpg

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Tanya1976 on 11/29/06 at 10:38 pm


Balogne! You're gonna tell me why I feel a certain way? I've explained it the best I can, to me the holidays mean winter and relatives, and an annoying interruption of daily life.


I have the right to complain.


Yeah, but makes less sense to do so if the point is if one's thinking about Christmas. You don't think about it. So the question didn't pertain to you. But I'll send you some Christmas cheer anyway, rather you like it or not.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Tanya1976 on 11/29/06 at 10:39 pm



So you really believe the only people who can celebrate Christmas are families, little kids and people living in the suburbs?  Absurd. 


Yeah, hate me b/c I'm loved! haha it's so better than not being loved. Be still your non-beating heart.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 11/29/06 at 10:40 pm

I don't know how anyone can hate Christmas.  Alex, why must you always find bad in EVERYTHING? Maybe your dad is just trying to interject some Christmas cheer, some family togetherness...some normality....why can't you just embrace it? ???

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/29/06 at 10:41 pm


I don't know how anyone can hate Christmas.  Alex, why must you always find bad in EVERYTHING? Maybe your dad is just trying to interject some Christmas cheer, some family togetherness...some normality....why can't you just embrace it? ???



Because that would be fun.  Fun sux0rs.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Rice_Cube on 11/29/06 at 10:41 pm


I don't know how anyone can hate Christmas.  Alex, why must you always find bad in EVERYTHING? Maybe your dad is just trying to interject some Christmas cheer, some family togetherness...some normality....why can't you just embrace it? ???


It is too late...he has fallen to the Dark Side...

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: whistledog on 11/29/06 at 10:42 pm


Balogne!


You spelled that wrong

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: deadrockstar on 11/29/06 at 10:42 pm



So you really believe the only people who can celebrate Christmas are families, little kids and people living in the suburbs?  Absurd. 


I basically see it as a familial holiday more for children. Thats the secular, commercial Christmas. The tree. The other side is the religious one, and like i said, I'm not a christian.


I don't know how anyone can hate Christmas.  Alex, why must you always find bad in EVERYTHING? Maybe your dad is just trying to interject some Christmas cheer, some family togetherness...some normality....why can't you just embrace it? ???


I don't like that stuff..really.



Because that would be fun.  Fun sux0rs.


Its not fun for me, though.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 11/29/06 at 10:42 pm


It is too late...he has fallen to the Dark Side...


:-\\ that's really too bad.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Rice_Cube on 11/29/06 at 10:43 pm

So celebrate Hanukkah.  Sheesh.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: deadrockstar on 11/29/06 at 10:43 pm

I don't see why its so hard to comprehend.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/29/06 at 10:45 pm


I basically see it as a familial holiday more for children. Thats the secular, commercial Christmas. The tree. The other side is the religious one, and like i said, I'm not a christian.



Christmas is a holiday for children.  You actually believe that.  Wow.



I guess my family is effed up because we put up a tree and we decorate our house and we go driving around looking at all the light displays and we exchange gifts and we listen to Christmas music and enjoy the holidays.....even though none of us are children anymore.  Wow....my family sucks. 

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: DJ Midas on 11/29/06 at 10:46 pm



Christmas is a holiday for children.  You actually believe that.  Wow.



I guess my family is effed up because we put up a tree and we decorate our house and we go driving around looking at all the light displays and we exchange gifts and we listen to Christmas music and enjoy the holidays.....even though none of us are children anymore.  Wow....my family sucks. 


Yeah, that's so wrong!  :D ;D

Ooh, cookies!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Rice_Cube on 11/29/06 at 10:47 pm

I want cookies.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Jessica on 11/29/06 at 10:47 pm


Ooh, cookies!


What is it with you and cookies? ;D


I want cookies.


I'll make some tomorrow.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/29/06 at 10:48 pm

I have yummy delicious Christmas cookies.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Rice_Cube on 11/29/06 at 10:48 pm

JessCookies are the roxxorz!!1!1!sweetnougatygoodness!11!1

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: DJ Midas on 11/29/06 at 10:48 pm


I want cookies.


Getcha some.  8)


What is it with you and cookies? ;D



But I like the cookie!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 11/29/06 at 10:49 pm


I don't see why its so hard to comprehend.
what was your address by the way? I forgot.  ???  

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Brian06 on 11/29/06 at 10:49 pm

Cheerfulness and family togetherness really sucks.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Tanya1976 on 11/29/06 at 10:49 pm

You can't bring cookies unless you have some for everybody!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/29/06 at 10:49 pm


JessCookies are the roxxorz!!1!1!sweetnougatygoodness!11!1



I think she puts too much sugar in them.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Rice_Cube on 11/29/06 at 10:50 pm

No such thing.  Our house is anti-Atkins.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/29/06 at 10:50 pm


Cheerfulness and family togetherness really sucks.


Sucks hardcore. 




You can't bring cookies unless you have some for everybody!



As you can see in my avatar, there are cookies for all in this thread.  Those that eat Christmas cookies, that is.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Jessica on 11/29/06 at 10:50 pm


Getcha some.  8)

But I like the cookie!


I love how you take the simplest statement and make it all pervy. ;D


You can't bring cookies unless you have some for everybody!


Which is actually doable. I have a family sized bag of chocolate chips. :o

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: whistledog on 11/29/06 at 10:51 pm

Maybe a Christmas gift will help cheer up Dude ...

http://img223.imageshack.us/img223/741/coalofscroogenn2.jpg

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/29/06 at 10:52 pm


Maybe a Christmas gift will help cheer up Dude ...

http://img223.imageshack.us/img223/741/coalofscroogenn2.jpg



;D  ;D  ;D

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Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Rice_Cube on 11/29/06 at 10:52 pm

Merry Christmas, every ONE.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 11/29/06 at 10:52 pm


Maybe a Christmas gift will help cheer up Dude ...

http://img223.imageshack.us/img223/741/coalofscroogenn2.jpg



holy crap....I nearly pissed my pants. :D ;D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Jessica on 11/29/06 at 10:53 pm


Maybe a Christmas gift will help cheer up Dude ...

http://img223.imageshack.us/img223/741/coalofscroogenn2.jpg


My heart hurts. Ouch. ;D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: DJ Midas on 11/29/06 at 10:53 pm


I love how you take the simplest statement and make it all pervy. ;D



That's the way I r--wait, I wasn't trying to be pervy! Perv.

Merry Christmas!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Tanya1976 on 11/29/06 at 10:58 pm

hahahaa!!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Jessica on 11/29/06 at 11:00 pm


That's the way I r--wait, I wasn't trying to be pervy! Perv.

Merry Christmas!


You weren't? Could have fooled me. http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/15/whip2.gif

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: DJ Midas on 11/29/06 at 11:05 pm


You weren't? Could have fooled me. http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/15/whip2.gif


I think you're not really thinking about Christmas right now.  :P






Mistletoe, maybe...




Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Jessica on 11/29/06 at 11:08 pm


I think you're not really thinking about Christmas right now.   :P






Mistletoe, maybe...







I had something completely perverted to say, but I'll refrain from typing it. ;D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 11/29/06 at 11:10 pm


I had something completely perverted to say, but I'll refrain from typing it. ;D
as long as you're on topic it's ok

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: deadrockstar on 11/29/06 at 11:25 pm

Not everyone likes winter time and family togetherness, geez.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: whistledog on 11/29/06 at 11:28 pm


Not everyone likes winter time and family togetherness, geez.


That coal not enough to keep you warm? ;D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Tam on 11/29/06 at 11:28 pm

I love Christmas and Family togetherness.
And I am so excited about the cold front rolling in! Maybe I will wake in the morning to snow on the ground?
Highly unlikely since it has been so hot here as of late, but I can dream right!!! mahahaha

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Jessica on 11/29/06 at 11:29 pm


I love Christmas and Family togetherness.
And I am so excited about the cold front rolling in! Maybe I will wake in the morning to snow on the ground?
Highly unlikely since it has been so hot here as of late, but I can dream right!!! mahahaha


I want to see snow too, but Mother Nature hates me. ;D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: deadrockstar on 11/29/06 at 11:30 pm


I love Christmas and Family togetherness.
And I am so excited about the cold front rolling in! Maybe I will wake in the morning to snow on the ground?
Highly unlikely since it has been so hot here as of late, but I can dream right!!! mahahaha


Ugh. I heard about the damn cold front, its supposed to hit here in less then an hour. I heard over in Abilene when it hit, the temperature dropped 18 degrees in two minutes. Thats just ridiculous.

Once I move to Florida you and joedeertae will be the only Texans on inthe00s, you know.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Brian06 on 11/29/06 at 11:32 pm


Ugh. I heard about the damn cold front, its supposed to hit here in less then an hour. I heard over in Abilene when it hit, the temperature dropped 18 degrees in two minutes. Thats just ridiculous.

Once I move to Florida you and joedeertae will be the only Texans on inthe00s, you know.


It's coming here too soon, bye bye 60s hello 30s and snow. I do love snow, but man I hate cold.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Jessica on 11/29/06 at 11:33 pm


It's coming here too soon, bye bye 60s hello 30s and snow. I do love snow, but man I hate cold.


Hey cool! You live in Ohio. Whereabouts?

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Brian06 on 11/29/06 at 11:34 pm


Hey cool! You live in Ohio. Whereabouts?


Parma, just outside the great city of Cleveland, lol.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Tam on 11/29/06 at 11:34 pm


Ugh. I heard about the damn cold front, its supposed to hit here in less then an hour. I heard over in Abilene when it hit, the temperature dropped 18 degrees in two minutes. Thats just ridiculous.

Once I move to Florida you and joedeertae will be the only Texans on inthe00s, you know.

The temps haven't started to drop so  much here yet - but we are supposed to be at 28 by the morning.
Florida huh? Now if I could just get joedeertae to move then I will conquer ALL OF TEXAS!!!! ;D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/29/06 at 11:35 pm

Cold is awesome, snow is awesome and Christmas is freakin' awesome. 

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Jessica on 11/29/06 at 11:36 pm


Parma, just outside the great city of Cleveland, lol.


Sweet. :)


The temps haven't started to drop so  much here yet - but we are supposed to be at 28 by the morning.
Florida huh? Now if I could just get joedeertae to move then I will conquer ALL OF TEXAS!!!! ;D


Earlier, the temp dipped 10 degrees within the span of 30 minutes.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: whistledog on 11/29/06 at 11:37 pm


Cold is awesome, snow is awesome and Christmas is freakin' awesome. 


Hey no spreading Christmas Cheer! ;D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Brian06 on 11/29/06 at 11:37 pm


Cold is awesome, snow is awesome and Christmas is freakin' awesome. 


As long as it ain't too cold, single digit northeast Ohio dark winter mornings suck and with the wind, it can feel so very cold. upper 20s and 30s are ok.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: deadrockstar on 11/29/06 at 11:37 pm


The temps haven't started to drop so  much here yet - but we are supposed to be at 28 by the morning.
Florida huh? Now if I could just get joedeertae to move then I will conquer ALL OF TEXAS!!!! ;D


;D Knock yourself out.

Yeah, I'm moving to Southern Florida(Miami area).


Cold is awesome, snow is awesome and Christmas is freakin' awesome. 


All three suuuuck. Especially cold and snow. That is why I am SO psyched to be moving to Miami, no real winter weather.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Tam on 11/29/06 at 11:38 pm


Sweet. :)

Earlier, the temp dipped 10 degrees within the span of 30 minutes.

Let me correct that - I went outside about 15 minutes ago for a smoke and the thermometer read 72.
I just checked it and now it is claiming 63!!!!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Jessica on 11/29/06 at 11:39 pm


All three suuuuck. Especially cold and snow. That is why I am SO psyched to be moving to Miami, no real winter weather.


And the second you move there, a blazing freak blizzard is going to come calling.

Wishful thinking, anyways...

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Dominic L. on 11/29/06 at 11:39 pm


It's coming here too soon, bye bye 60s hello 30s and snow. I do love snow, but man I hate cold.


Two days ago, it just dropped down to the thirties here. But it doesn't snow... =/

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/29/06 at 11:40 pm


All three suuuuck. Especially cold and snow. That is why I am SO psyched to be moving to Miami, no real winter weather.



Christmas does not in any way, shape or form....suck.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Tam on 11/29/06 at 11:40 pm


;D Knock yourself out.

Yeah, I'm moving to Southern Florida(Miami area).

All three suuuuck. Especially cold and snow. That is why I am SO psyched to be moving to Miami, no real winter weather.


Erm... they get winter weather. In the form of rain. A lot of it too!
And why the heck would you want to go deal with Hurricanes?

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Dominic L. on 11/29/06 at 11:40 pm


Yeah, Christmas sure does suck. 


So does the Miami weather.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/29/06 at 11:41 pm


Erm... they get winter weather. In the form of rain. A lot of it too!
And why the heck would you want to go deal with Hurricanes?



I live in North Georgia and we get hit with the remnants of hurricanes and other tropical systems and I hate it.  I can't imagine living where they hit directly.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Rice_Cube on 11/29/06 at 11:43 pm

The ice rink at Millenium Park is supposed to be cool now...and free!  :D

I wonder if the ice rink at the U of Chicago has frozen over as well.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Brian06 on 11/29/06 at 11:45 pm


;D Knock yourself out.

Yeah, I'm moving to Southern Florida(Miami area).

All three suuuuck. Especially cold and snow. That is why I am SO psyched to be moving to Miami, no real winter weather.


I hope you enjoy roasting in the summer.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/29/06 at 11:46 pm


I hope you enjoy roasting in the summer.



And dodging tropical systems.  Hopefully none like Andrew come around.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: deadrockstar on 11/29/06 at 11:48 pm


Erm... they get winter weather. In the form of rain. A lot of it too!
And why the heck would you want to go deal with Hurricanes?


Rain does not equal winter weather, I was obviously talking about cold weather, not rainy weather. Rainy weather doesn't bother me that much. Infact I kinda like it.

As for hurricanes I'd much rather deal with a hurricane over winter or earthquakes. The only other place in the U.S. I'd live is the Bay Area, but with earthquakes you don't have time to prepare. As a natural disaster hurricanes are unique in that you truely have time to prepare and evacuate. Which I don't mind doing in exchange for tropical weather and beaches.


I hope you enjoy roasting in the summer.


I'll take a hot, hot summer over winter weather of any kind, any day. I don't think you understand how badly I can't stand cold weather. Cold weather=complete, miserable sh!t to me. You yankees just don't understand.



And dodging tropical systems.  Hopefully none like Andrew come around.


So what if they do? Newsflash: You can evacuate before a hurricane makes landfall.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Rice_Cube on 11/29/06 at 11:50 pm

^ Tell that to the Katrina victims.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: deadrockstar on 11/29/06 at 11:52 pm


^ Tell that to the Katrina victims.


Yeah well I don't plan to be living in poverty and not have a way of evacuating.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/29/06 at 11:52 pm


^ Tell that to the Katrina victims.



OH SNAP!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/29/06 at 11:53 pm


So what if they do? Newsflash: You can evacuate before a hurricane makes landfall.



Yeah, and then after the 239784938th time your house is destroyed and you have to rebuild it, you can come here and kvetch about how you wish you were living somewhere else.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Dominic L. on 11/29/06 at 11:55 pm


So what if they do? Newsflash: You can evacuate before a hurricane makes landfall.


It's still a hassle, to say the least. I'd say it's best to hope that it doesn't come around than to hope it does.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: deadrockstar on 11/29/06 at 11:56 pm



Yeah, and then after the 239784938th time your house is destroyed and you have to rebuild it, you can come here and kvetch about how you wish you were living somewhere else.


What the hell do I care? I'm a renter.


It's still a hassle, to say the least. I'd say it's best to hope that it doesn't come around than to hope it does.


Yeah and to me its a bigger hassle to live somewhere where it gets cold in the winter, or to live somewhere where I'd be worrying about earthquakes.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Jessica on 11/29/06 at 11:58 pm


Yeah and to me its a bigger hassle to live somewhere where it gets cold in the winter, or to live somewhere where I'd be worrying about earthquakes.


Yes, because ALL earthquakes automatically destroy everything, even if they're slight. ::)

Stop hating on the earthquakes. They never did anything to you.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/29/06 at 11:58 pm


What the hell do I care? I'm a renter.


So naturally you wouldn't give a crap if your property was destroyed 239784938 times..........................because you rent.  Great logic.

Yeah and to me its a bigger hassle to live somewhere where it gets cold in the winter, or to live somewhere where I'd be worrying about earthquakes.


So living someplace hurricanes are known to make landfall is less of a hassle than living someplace where it gets cold and snows for maybe 3 months.....as opposed to hurricane season which goes from about May to November?  Awesome logic.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Rice_Cube on 11/30/06 at 12:00 am


Yes, because ALL earthquakes automatically destroy everything, even if they're slight. ::)

Stop hating on the earthquakes. They never did anything to you.


The earthquakes delayed the 1989 World Series.  They suck.

The Hurricanes won the Stanley Cup last year though, so they don't suck as much.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/30/06 at 12:00 am


The earthquakes delayed the 1989 World Series.  They suck.

The Hurricanes won the Stanley Cup last year though, so they don't suck as much.



The Red Wings defeated those Hurricanes in 2002.  THEY sucked.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Dominic L. on 11/30/06 at 12:01 am


What the hell do I care? I'm a renter.

Yeah and to me its a bigger hassle to live somewhere where it gets cold in the winter, or to live somewhere where I'd be worrying about earthquakes.


Well, then, you'd be hoping there are no earthquakes. Point is... If you're around hurricanes, I don't see why you would hope for one.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Rice_Cube on 11/30/06 at 12:01 am

If the Red Wings hadn't beaten the Hurricanes that year, they would really have sucked.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: deadrockstar on 11/30/06 at 12:02 am


So naturally you wouldn't give a crap if your property was destroyed 239784938 times..........................because you rent.  Great logic.



Right. The home wouldn't be a financial investment for me, so why would it bother me?

And you putting together a bunch of numbers like that is ridiculous, you're exaggerating and you know it. You act like if you live down there your home gets destroyed at least once every hurricane season. 



So living someplace hurricanes are known to make landfall is less of a hassle than living someplace where it gets cold and snows for maybe 3 months.....as opposed to hurricane season which goes from about May to November?  Awesome logic.


You just don't understand because you're a yankee.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: deadrockstar on 11/30/06 at 12:02 am


Well, then, you'd be hoping there are no earthquakes. Point is... If you're around hurricanes, I don't see why you would hope for one.


Why do you think I am?

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Jessica on 11/30/06 at 12:04 am


You just don't understand because you're a yankee.


Yeah, you d*mned Yankee scum!

*gives the Rebel yell*



;D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Rice_Cube on 11/30/06 at 12:04 am

Well, not only do you have to replace your home, but you also have to replace everything inside that home...unless you have insurance, but you still gotta pay the deductible AND the premium.  So yeah, it adds up.

But what does it matter, it's not like YOU are paying the rent.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/30/06 at 12:04 am


And you putting together a bunch of numbers like that is ridiculous, you're exaggerating and you know it. You act like if you live down there your home gets destroyed at least once every hurricane season. 

You just don't understand because you're a yankee.



So you've successfully deduced that I was exaggerating.  Cookie for you! 


And me not understanding your crap logic has nothing to do with the fact that I'm from the midwest.  It has everything to do with the fact that I've lived in the midwest and now live in the South and 3 months of snow is less of a hassle than 6 months of tropical systems dumping rain and tornadoes over your house. 

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/30/06 at 12:04 am


Yeah, you d*mned Yankee scum!

*gives the Rebel yell*



;D




All y'all are Yankee haters.  All y'all.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Brian06 on 11/30/06 at 12:06 am



You just don't understand because you're a yankee.


are you hatin' on us northerners?

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Rice_Cube on 11/30/06 at 12:07 am

Friggin' carpetbaggin' sumbishes.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: deadrockstar on 11/30/06 at 12:08 am


Well, not only do you have to replace your home, but you also have to replace everything inside that home...unless you have insurance, but you still gotta pay the deductible AND the premium.  So yeah, it adds up.

But what does it matter, it's not like YOU are paying the rent.


I'm quite willing to take whatever inconvenciences come with living there. Bottom line, I refuse to live somewhere with winter. My hatred for it is deep, very deep..it truely is a Southern thing I think, you Northerners just don't get it.

And I'll most certainly be paying the rent, I'm getting my own place sometime in the next year.



So you've successfully deduced that I was exaggerating.  Cookie for you! 


And me not understanding your crap logic has nothing to do with the fact that I'm from the midwest.  It has everything to do with the fact that I've lived in the midwest and now live in the South and 3 months of snow is less of a hassle than 6 months of tropical systems dumping rain and tornadoes over your house. 


Everything is perspective, Beth. You are a Northerner and grew up with horrible winters, therefore its natural that to you its easier to deal with snow than tropical rains. However I can't stand cold weather SO much, that for me, its easier to deal with tropical storm systems. You cannot imagine how I could prefer tropical rains, which you show through your reaction to what I'm saying to you. Likewise, for me, I cannot imagine how you can prefer snow and winter weather. But you do.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Rice_Cube on 11/30/06 at 12:10 am

"Southerners" in Texas, Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, the Carolinas, and Georgia have had to deal with winters since before you were even a protocell.  But it's okay to be a pansy, don't fret.

Good luck with paying rent and the renter's insurance.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/30/06 at 12:12 am


My hatred for it is deep, very deep..it truely is a Southern thing I think, you Northerners just don't get it.

Everything is perspective, Beth. You are a Northerner and grew up with horrible winters, therefore its natural that to you its easier to deal with snow than tropical rains. However I can't stand cold weather SO much, that for me, its easier to deal with tropical storm systems. You cannot imagine how I could prefer tropical rains, which you show through your reaction to what I'm saying to you. Likewise, for me, I cannot imagine how you can prefer snow and winter weather. But you do.



Oh give me a huge freakin' king sized break.  It is not a "Southern" thing to hate winter.  It's a "you" thing to hate winter.  And growing up in Chicago doesn't mean I had terrible winters.  Winters in Chicago are not blizzards 24-7 from November to March.  I lived through 1 blizzard in the 19 years I lived there.  Winters were cold, and there was snow, but it wasn't life-threatening or crippling.  You just dealt with it.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: deadrockstar on 11/30/06 at 12:15 am


"Southerners" in Texas, Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, the Carolinas, and Georgia have had to deal with winters since before you were even a protocell.  But it's okay to be a pansy, don't fret.


Hmm, doesn't ol' Chuck have a rule about straight-up insults? I've had him pm me more than once over it, maybe he should pm you.


Good luck with paying rent and the renter's insurance.


Yeah, I'll have no problem. I and my roommate will both be making around 2 and half k a month.



Oh give me a huge freakin' king sized break.  It is not a "Southern" thing to hate winter.  It's a "you" thing to hate winter.  And growing up in Chicago doesn't mean I had terrible winters.  Winters in Chicago are not blizzards 24-7 from November to March.  I lived through 1 blizzard in the 19 years I lived there.  Winters were cold, and there was snow, but it wasn't life-threatening or crippling.  You just dealt with it.


Well I don't deal with it, period. And I cannot believe you can't just accept the way I feel about this, grow up.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/30/06 at 12:17 am


And I cannot believe you can't just accept the way I feel about this, grow up.



I need to grow up, Mr. "Christmas sucks and is only for families with children in the suburbs"?

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: deadrockstar on 11/30/06 at 12:18 am



I need to grow up, Mr. "Christmas sucks and is only for families with children in the suburbs"?


Yes, you do. I have the right to feel the way I do about holidays and cold weather, you're immature for trying to pick a fight with me about it.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/30/06 at 12:19 am


Yes, you do. I have the right to feel the way I do about holidays and cold weather, you're immature for trying to pick a fight with me about it.



I see.  So it wasn't the least bit immature of you to go off on your anti-Christmas rant in a thread devoted to Christmas?  Two-way street.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: deadrockstar on 11/30/06 at 12:22 am



I see.  So it wasn't the least bit immature of you to go off on your anti-Christmas rant in a thread devoted to Christmas?  Two-way street.


No, it wasn't. Where else would I talk about it? I wanted to talk about it, because it was bothering me.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/30/06 at 12:24 am


No, it wasn't. Where else would I talk about it? I wanted to talk about it, because it was bothering me.



In a thread....about something positive....about something you don't like.....you decide to trash it and whine about how much you don't like it.  That would be like going to into a thread about cheese and saying over and over again, "CHEESE SUCKS!!!111!!!"

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Brian06 on 11/30/06 at 12:26 am


No, it wasn't. Where else would I talk about it? I wanted to talk about it, because it was bothering me.


The problem is that you seem negative about everything, "my life sucks" "christmas sucks" "snow sucks", etc. Are you EVER positive about anything?

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: deadrockstar on 11/30/06 at 12:27 am



In a thread....about something positive....about something you don't like.....you decide to trash it and whine about how much you don't like it.  That would be like going to into a thread about cheese and saying over and over again, "CHEESE SUCKS!!!111!!!"


Well I'm sorry but I don't see anything wrong with what I did, it seemed like the obvious place to talk about it. Its as simple as that.


The problem is that you seem negative about everything, "my life sucks" "christmas sucks" "snow sucks", etc. Are you EVER positive about anything?


I think I've talked pretty positively about moving to Miami.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Jessica on 11/30/06 at 12:28 am


I think I've talked pretty positively about moving to Miami.


Yes, until you get there. Then I'm sure you'll find something to complain about.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Rice_Cube on 11/30/06 at 12:28 am

"There are too many danged Cubans!"

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Brian06 on 11/30/06 at 12:29 am


Well I'm sorry but I don't see anything wrong with what I did, it seemed like the obvious place to talk about it. Its as simple as that.

I think I've talked pretty positively about moving to Miami.


But usually, you gotta admit you're a pretty negative person. Negativity is only going to keep you depressed. You were talking about how your life sucks in thread about food, I mean come on.  ::)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/30/06 at 12:29 am


Well I'm sorry but I don't see anything wrong with what I did, it seemed like the obvious place to talk about it. Its as simple as that.



You see nothing wrong with going into a thread about something you don't like and whining over and over again about how much everything about it effing sucks?  You see nothing wrong with that? 


Christ on a cracker.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: deadrockstar on 11/30/06 at 12:32 am


Yes, until you get there. Then I'm sure you'll find something to complain about.


::)


"There are too many danged Cubans!"


No los molesto, chico

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: deadrockstar on 11/30/06 at 12:34 am


But usually, you gotta admit you're a pretty negative person. Negativity is only going to keep you depressed. You were talking about how your life sucks in thread about food, I mean come on.  ::)


I don't know where you're driving there dude. I don't see myself as negative.



You see nothing wrong with going into a thread about something you don't like and whining over and over again about how much everything about it effing sucks?  You see nothing wrong with that? 


Christ on a cracker.


Well I have the right to get things off of my chest, it was bothering me.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: whistledog on 11/30/06 at 12:34 am


I don't know where you're driving there dude. I don't see myself as negative.


Negativity in action

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/30/06 at 12:35 am


Well I have the right to get things off of my chest, it was bothering me.



Have you met the "Feel Any Way...." thread?  Allow me to introduce you.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/30/06 at 12:35 am


I don't know where you're driving there dude. I don't see myself as negative.



WHAT?!?!?!?!?!?!?

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Jessica on 11/30/06 at 12:36 am


I don't know where you're driving there dude. I don't see myself as negative.



HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/30/06 at 12:36 am



HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA



HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Brian06 on 11/30/06 at 12:37 am


I don't know where you're driving there dude. I don't see myself as negative.


umm ok.  ::)

And I quote:

"I f*cking hate my life right now.

And I f*cking hate people who are out enjoying themselves now."

~The Dude

http://www.inthe00s.com/index.php?topic=24071.0

http://www.inthe00s.com/index.php?topic=23948.0

http://www.inthe00s.com/index.php?topic=22505.0

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Rice_Cube on 11/30/06 at 12:38 am



HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA


HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA


Finally, some positivity.  'Tis the season to be jolly, after all.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: deadrockstar on 11/30/06 at 12:39 am



HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA


Laugh at me like that if you want to, but that isn't how I perceive myself in the least. ???


Negativity in action


What? I don't see how.



Have you met the "Feel Any Way...." thread?  Allow me to introduce you.


Yeah but this thread is specifically about Christmas.



umm ok.  ::)

And I quote:

"I f*cking hate my life right now.

And I f*cking hate people who are out enjoying themselves now."

~The Dude

http://www.inthe00s.com/index.php?topic=24071.0

http://www.inthe00s.com/index.php?topic=23948.0

http://www.inthe00s.com/index.php?topic=22505.0


Getting depressed and being negative are two seperate things.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Brian06 on 11/30/06 at 12:40 am


Getting depressed and being negative are two seperate things.



I think negativity makes you so depressed.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/30/06 at 12:41 am


Yeah but this thread is specifically about Christmas.



IN A POSITIVE THREAD ABOUT CHRISTMAS, YOU CHOSE TO SH*T ON IT INSTEAD OF GOING TO THE PROPER THREAD AND VOICING YOUR "ISSUES" WITH THE HOLIDAY. 

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: deadrockstar on 11/30/06 at 12:44 am



IN A POSITIVE THREAD ABOUT CHRISTMAS, YOU CHOSE TO SH*T ON IT INSTEAD OF GOING TO THE PROPER THREAD AND VOICING YOUR "ISSUES" WITH THE HOLIDAY. 


I didn't sh*t on it.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 11/30/06 at 12:45 am

Merry Christmas everyone!!! :)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Brian06 on 11/30/06 at 12:46 am


Merry Christmas everyone!!! :)


Finally some sense in this thread.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/30/06 at 12:58 am


Finally some sense in this thread.



Amen to that.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 11/30/06 at 1:42 am


Ugh. My dad bought a damned Christmas tree.
Geez, how old were you when you stopped liking Christmas?  If it depresses you and you post that on a thread where most everyone is  looking forward to it, then you're gonna catch flack. It can be a tough holiday for people and some may be going thru tough times personally and it can sicken them to see everyone else so full of joy. This Christmas, if you don't allow yourself to enjoy it, at least maybe do something nice for somebody else. You can feel depressed about the season, it's your choice but I don't think it's healthy and it can be contagious, just as joy can be. smile Alex  :)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: karen on 11/30/06 at 3:55 am

Well quite a few pages back Cat (and someone else I think) said they'd finished their Christmas shopping.  :o  I haven't even started.  I thought we were going to buy my son some clothes for Christmas but hubby bought him them at the weekend instead  ::)  No idea what the nephew and nieces want or my mum or mother-in-law.  My dad did suggest one or two things thankfully.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: La Roche on 11/30/06 at 4:32 am

Regarding the last few pages.. primarily cold weather.
Now, I've lived in England and France.. where it doesn't get that cold. Yeah sure, the occasional blizzard will roll through and the temperatures will drop in to the low 20's.. sometimes even lower, but nothing major.

Then.. I've lived in the South. Winter was fairly pathetic, 15 degrees was about as low as it got and apart from a couple of big snow storms, nothing major. I've lived in the North. Winter was brutal, but beautiful.

I work outside all year round and as such am more exposed to the elements than most people.

Now.. through all this, I've learnt one very important thing. In the winter.. you gotta do one thing and all of sudden things are fine. BUY A COAT! Ugh, it's not hard to work it out. Get a big, thick coat and shuttup!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: 80s_cheerleader on 11/30/06 at 7:19 am


My hatred for it is deep, very deep..it truely is a Southern thing I think, you Northerners just don't get it.


Eeeeehhhhhnnnnntttt...  Try again.  My SIL has lived in Texas her ENTIRE 32 years on this planet and she LOVES to come "up North" for Christmas.  You should've seen her a few years ago when we got about 2'.  My old roommate (also born/bred Texan) was jealous because it snowed here at Christmas.....I could go on and on.  It's not a "southern" thing, it's an "I hate everything" thing.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: 80s_cheerleader on 11/30/06 at 7:22 am


Maybe a Christmas gift will help cheer up Dude ...

http://img223.imageshack.us/img223/741/coalofscroogenn2.jpg
O.....M.....G.....coffee out the nose :D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/30/06 at 8:56 am

I hope everyone has finished up their Christmas shopping!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: La Roche on 11/30/06 at 8:59 am


I hope everyone has finished up their Christmas shopping!


Got my mom's gift today.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/30/06 at 8:59 am


Got my mom's gift today.



I still need to think of something to get my sister.  She's hard to shop for.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Tam on 11/30/06 at 9:04 am

My Christmas shopping is almost complete. I would list the items here but with my son on the boards that probably wouldn't be a good thing. ;)
So last night the cold front moved in. I thought that it got cold over a 20 minute span, but according to the weather report, it was actually less than a 5 minute span! :o

It is supposed to stay in the 30's all day and I LOVE IT!
Personally, I am not a fan of huge amounts of snow for 3+ months, but snow around Christmas is always what I hope for.
Of course, it is a rare occurance in Central Texas - but a girl can dream!

Congratulations to those who have completed their shopping and good luck to those who still have to finish!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: DJ Midas on 11/30/06 at 9:15 am


I hope everyone has finished up their Christmas shopping!


Haven't even started.  :D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Tam on 11/30/06 at 9:33 am


Haven't even started.  :D


You , my friend, are in big trouble!!!
Now where did I put that list of mine??......
Ah, there it is. Now let's just strick off DJ Midas' name....


Mahahahaha

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: CeeKay on 11/30/06 at 9:38 am

Hmmm....Christmas.  Yes, I'm thinking about it now.  I'm thinking that it's coming way to quickly.  I thought I was going to get ready early this year  ???

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: DJ Midas on 11/30/06 at 9:40 am


You , my friend, are in big trouble!!!
Now where did I put that list of mine??......
Ah, there it is. Now let's just strick off DJ Midas' name....


Mahahahaha


I have time. :P  It's hard to shop without money, which will be coming soon.  That and I custom make a lot of my gifts.  ;)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: La Roche on 11/30/06 at 10:08 am



I still need to think of something to get my sister.  She's hard to shop for.


It took me ages, but I eventually got her the full collection of Jules Holland DVD's. He's a jass/blues piano player with his own TV show in the UK and he has some of the biggest stars appear on there. I got about 12 DVD's so she should be entertained for some time.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Tanya1976 on 11/30/06 at 10:26 am


Merry Christmas everyone!!! :)


Back at ya, babe!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Tanya1976 on 11/30/06 at 10:28 am


I hope everyone has finished up their Christmas shopping!


I finished my son's stuff. I have to get my hubby's gift cards together (he's that easy, I tell ya). I'm making chocolate covered pretzels again this year for others.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Ashkicksass on 11/30/06 at 10:29 am

I really really really need to go out and finish my shopping, but I'm feeling lazy right now.  I will probably get a few things today after work and then finish up tomorrow since I'm off.  All I need to get is a couple of things for my husband - his biggest gift is going to be a new tattoo - and finish my mother in law.  Nothing major.

Also, I wasn't going to get into last night's scuffle, but I would like to state for the record that I am not a Christian and I freaking love Christmas.  Someone mentioned that it's roots are in pagan culture, which is absolutely true.  I read somewhere that Christ was actually born in April, but the Christians decided to celebrate it in December to coincide with the winter solstice celebration.  I look at Christmas as a way to spend time with my family, and buy gifts for people I love.  I also put up a tree and decorate my house - not because I'm religious, but because it's fun.  

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: DJ Midas on 11/30/06 at 10:40 am



Now.. through all this, I've learnt one very important thing. In the winter.. you gotta do one thing and all of sudden things are fine. BUY A COAT! Ugh, it's not hard to work it out. Get a big, thick coat and shuttup!


Exactly. 'Tis easier to layer clothing in cold weather.

I was born in the 'burbs of Chicago and occasionally make it back there for Christmas (seems like I luck out every time too and get a White Christmas  8) ).  The weather doesn't bother me.  I'm not terribly fond of shoveling snow and admittedly am not the best driver in those conditions, but I don't hate the weather.  Heat + humidity?  Bleh.  THAT I don't like.  I'll take the dry heat at 115F over 90F and 90% humidity any day.

And although I'll miss the White Christmas here, I could drive north a couple hours and probably see it.  I'll probably just hang out here in shorts and a T-shirt. :D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: deadrockstar on 11/30/06 at 11:09 am


Eeeeehhhhhnnnnntttt...  Try again.  My SIL has lived in Texas her ENTIRE 32 years on this planet and she LOVES to come "up North" for Christmas.  You should've seen her a few years ago when we got about 2'.  My old roommate (also born/bred Texan) was jealous because it snowed here at Christmas.....I could go on and on.  It's not a "southern" thing, it's an "I hate everything" thing.


You know maybe I have the right to feel the way I do without being accused of being negative for the sake of it, because thats definitely not whats going on here. My uncle feels the same as me about winter and the holidays, and hes not that type of person at all.


Heat + humidity?  Bleh.  THAT I don't like. 



Not me, amigo.

I can't believe its so hard for you guys to accept that a person can prefer hot & humid weather over freezing weather. :D

Yeah Mama K might know a few southerners who don't mind cold weather, but come down here, I'll garauntee you'll find quite a lot that don't.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/30/06 at 11:10 am


You know maybe I have the right to feel the way I do without being accused of being negative for the sake of it, because thats definitely not whats going on here. My uncle feels the same as me about winter and the holidays, and hes not that type of person at all.


Not me, amigo.

I can't believe its so hard for you guys to accept that a person can prefer hot & humid weather over freezing weather. :D

Yeah Mama K might know a few southerners who don't mind cold weather, but come down here, I'll garauntee you'll find quite a lot that don't.



It's not the preference.....it's the way you're stating the preference.  I can say I don't like caviar, but if I say that I don't like caviar and that it f*cking sucks and that people who like it are effing crazy..............well, you can see which one will go over better than the other.  It also wouldn't help me much if I stated that in a caviar lovers thread.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: deadrockstar on 11/30/06 at 11:13 am



It's not the preference.....it's the way you're stating the preference.  I can say I don't like caviar, but if I say that I don't like caviar and that it f*cking sucks and that people who like it are effing crazy..............


I never said that. ::)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/30/06 at 11:14 am


I never said that. ::)



Never said that you did.  I was exaggerating what you were saying last night. 

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: deadrockstar on 11/30/06 at 11:15 am



Never said that you did.  I was exaggerating what you were saying last night. 


Then why did you use it as an example?

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/30/06 at 11:15 am


Then why did you use it as an example?



*headdesk*

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: DJ Midas on 11/30/06 at 11:17 am


Not me, amigo.

I can't believe its so hard for you guys to accept that a person can prefer hot & humid weather over freezing weather. :D



Not hard to accept, just as it shouldn't be terribly difficult for you to accept that some people might actually like snow and cold weather.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/30/06 at 11:17 am

My sister and I are buying the stockings and front door wreath today.  The bows, bells and outdoor lights are this weekend.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Rice_Cube on 11/30/06 at 11:18 am


My sister and I are buying the stockings and front door wreath today.  The bows, bells and outdoor lights are this weekend.


Make sure it's HOA compliant or they'll make you wear those stars on your clothes.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/30/06 at 11:19 am


Make sure it's HOA compliant or they'll make you wear those stars on your clothes.



The HOA in our subdivision is scared of my dad.  I could have a flaming middle finger there and they wouldn't do anything.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: deadrockstar on 11/30/06 at 11:20 am


Not hard to accept, just as it shouldn't be terribly difficult for you to accept that some people might actually like snow and cold weather.


Okay, I accept it. I never said I didn't. ???

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Brian06 on 11/30/06 at 11:21 am


You know maybe I have the right to feel the way I do without being accused of being negative for the sake of it, because thats definitely not whats going on here. My uncle feels the same as me about winter and the holidays, and hes not that type of person at all.


Not me, amigo.

I can't believe its so hard for you guys to accept that a person can prefer hot & humid weather over freezing weather. :D

Yeah Mama K might know a few southerners who don't mind cold weather, but come down here, I'll garauntee you'll find quite a lot that don't.


Yeah I know, Christmas really sucks...next.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: deadrockstar on 11/30/06 at 11:24 am


Yeah I know, Christmas really sucks...next.



Hey shut your trap, dude. I was talking about cold weather that time not the holidays, grow up and leave me be.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Brian06 on 11/30/06 at 11:25 am

"You know maybe I have the right to feel the way I do without being accused of being negative for the sake of it, because thats definitely not whats going on here. My uncle feels the same as me about winter and the holidays, and hes not that type of person at all.


Not me, amigo.

I can't believe its so hard for you guys to accept that a person can prefer hot & humid weather over freezing weather. :D

Yeah Mama K might know a few southerners who don't mind cold weather, but come down here, I'll garauntee you'll find quite a lot that don't."

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/30/06 at 11:26 am



Hey shut your trap, dude. I was talking about cold weather that time not the holidays, grow up and leave me be.




"You know maybe I have the right to feel the way I do without being accused of being negative for the sake of it, because thats definitely not whats going on here. My uncle feels the same as me about winter and the holidays, and hes not that type of person at all.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: deadrockstar on 11/30/06 at 11:31 am





I wasn't talking about it in the post he quoted.

God you people are being like nazis. Its REALLY getting annoying.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Jessica on 11/30/06 at 11:31 am



Hey shut your trap, dude. I was talking about cold weather that time not the holidays, grow up and leave me be.


You're telling someone else to grow up, yet you're acting like a child. Beautiful.


I wasn't talking about it in the post he quoted.

God you people are being like nazis. Its REALLY getting annoying.


Wow, that's really offensive and incorrect. If you had pulled this crap with the Nazis, you'd be dead by now.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/30/06 at 11:32 am


God you people are being like nazis. Its REALLY getting annoying.



As a German I find that offensive and insulting.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: La Roche on 11/30/06 at 11:34 am

As a Nazi, I find that offensive. Comparing him to me, ugh.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: deadrockstar on 11/30/06 at 11:35 am


You're telling someone else to grow up, yet you're acting like a child. Beautiful.



No, I'm not. I'm simply stating my opinon, and being attacked for it by you people.


Wow, that's really offensive and incorrect. If you had pulled this crap with the Nazis, you'd be dead by now.


Nazis=Fascists, which is how you guys are acting about this.



As a German I find that offensive and insulting.


You've got to be kidding me.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/30/06 at 11:36 am


You've got to be kidding me.



Try me.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Jessica on 11/30/06 at 11:37 am


No, I'm not. I'm simply stating my opinon, and being attacked for it by you people.

Nazis=Fascists, which is how you guys are acting about this.

You've got to be kidding me.


Guess your whiny assed apology in chat last night is completely forgotten. Good job!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Rice_Cube on 11/30/06 at 11:37 am


No, I'm not. I'm simply stating my opinon, and being attacked for it by you people.


Hory clap!  Pot carr kettre brack!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/30/06 at 11:38 am


Hory clap!  Pot carr kettre brack!



I want you to know I almost passed out from laughing at that.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: 80s_cheerleader on 11/30/06 at 11:38 am


You know maybe I have the right to feel the way I do without being accused of being negative for the sake of it, because thats definitely not whats going on here. My uncle feels the same as me about winter and the holidays, and hes not that type of person at all.


Not me, amigo.

I can't believe its so hard for you guys to accept that a person can prefer hot & humid weather over freezing weather. :D

Yeah Mama K might know a few southerners who don't mind cold weather, but come down here, I'll garauntee you'll find quite a lot that don't.
I HAVE been down there....went to school down there, in fact and almost everyone I talked to from Texas was jealous that some of us "Northerners" had a "White Christmas" that year.  Don't assume facts not in evidence....

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Brian06 on 11/30/06 at 11:39 am


No, I'm not. I'm simply stating my opinon, and being attacked for it by you people.

Nazis=Fascists, which is how you guys are acting about this.

You've got to be kidding me.


You're the one that had to open your mouth about your opinion again today, you've already stated it 100000 times, yet you felt the need to say again today just to start something.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Ashkicksass on 11/30/06 at 11:39 am

Dude, what exactly are you hoping to accomplish here?  We get it - you hate winter.  Ok.  It's fine if you want to hate it.  I don't think one person has said "you have to like winter."  Nor has anyone said "you have to like Christmas."  You've made your point.  Over and over and over again.  Are you trying to sway people to your side?  Are you trying to make us all hate it too?

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Rice_Cube on 11/30/06 at 11:39 am

...see, he's gotta be startin' something...

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Jessica on 11/30/06 at 11:40 am


Dude, what exactly are you hoping to accomplish here?  We get it - you hate winter.  Ok.  It's fine if you want to hate it.  I don't think one person has said "you have to like winter."  Nor has anyone said "you have to like Christmas."  You've made your point.  Over and over and over again.  Are you trying to sway people to your side?  Are you trying to make us all hate it too?


Nah, he's just a troublemaker. It has nothing to do with what he hates, what political leanings he has, what he looks like, etc.

The out and out fact is that he wants to start sh*t to garner attention.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/30/06 at 11:41 am

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!!!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Rice_Cube on 11/30/06 at 11:41 am

Normally if it were a guest or some n00b member, I'd be like "whatever", but y'know...this type of trollish behavior deserves a smackdown.

BANZAI!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Rice_Cube on 11/30/06 at 11:42 am


MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!!!


Yeah, and Happy Hanukkah!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Jessica on 11/30/06 at 11:42 am


MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!!!


Af*ckingmen.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: 80s_cheerleader on 11/30/06 at 11:42 am


Yeah, and Happy Hanukkah!
Don't forget Kwanzaa and Ramadan....gotta' be PC here ;)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Ashkicksass on 11/30/06 at 11:42 am


Nah, he's just a troublemaker. It has nothing to do with what he hates, what political leanings he has, what he looks like, etc.

The out and out fact is that he wants to start sh*t to garner attention.


Exactly.  So why do we keep giving it to him?


And yes Dude, I know, we're just a bunch of high school bullies.  And nazis.  Who pick on you for no reason whatsoever.  *sigh*

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/30/06 at 11:43 am

So, what are you all hoping to get for Christmas this year?  Here's my wishlist:

Wireless mouse
House Seasons 1 & 2 on DVD
Some candles from Yankee Candle Company

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Ashkicksass on 11/30/06 at 11:44 am

I want a sewing machine.
Perfume
Maybe some jewelry.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Rice_Cube on 11/30/06 at 11:44 am

I thought Ramadan was over.  Silly me.


Exactly.  So why do we keep giving it to him?


You're right, it's what he wants.  Or is it?  Hard to ignore...


Could one of you guys get me an HDTV?  :D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/30/06 at 11:44 am

http://www.ritilan.com/archives/images/2004/12/21/122104-chrismahanukwanzakah.png

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Jessica on 11/30/06 at 11:44 am


Exactly.  So why do we keep giving it to him?


And yes Dude, I know, we're just a bunch of high school bullies.  And nazis.  Who pick on you for no reason whatsoever.  *sigh*


To be honest, I was going to let it drop last night after he came into chat, started sh*t, and then apologized for everything that was said. I figured, "Hey, maybe he learned, we can be cool now."

Guess not. So I consider it open season.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: La Roche on 11/30/06 at 11:45 am


Exactly.  So why do we keep giving it to him?


And yes Dude, I know, we're just a bunch of high school bullies.  And nazis.  Who pick on you for no reason whatsoever.  *sigh*


Heil mine peer pressure gruppen fuher.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: deadrockstar on 11/30/06 at 11:46 am


Guess your whiny assed apology in chat last night is completely forgotten. Good job!


It was obvious from your attitude, Jessica, that it was doing no good to try and be nice to you.


Hory clap!  Pot carr kettre brack!


No, not at all. When have I done that?


Dude, what exactly are you hoping to accomplish here?  We get it - you hate winter.  Ok.  It's fine if you want to hate it.  I don't think one person has said "you have to like winter."  Nor has anyone said "you have to like Christmas."  You've made your point.  Over and over and over again.  Are you trying to sway people to your side?  Are you trying to make us all hate it too?



You're the one that had to open your mouth about your opinion again today, you've already stated it 100000 times, yet you felt the need to say again today just to start something.


No, I'm determined to state my opinion on this without in turn being attacked.


Nah, he's just a troublemaker. It has nothing to do with what he hates, what political leanings he has, what he looks like, etc.

The out and out fact is that he wants to start sh*t to garner attention.


You're completely and utterly wrong about me. I just refused to be treated like a dog, I'm not backing down if I feel I'm being wronged.


MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!!!


For those of you who like it, I really do hope you have a nice one.


Exactly.  So why do we keep giving it to him?


And yes Dude, I know, we're just a bunch of high school bullies.  And nazis.  Who pick on you for no reason whatsoever.  *sigh*


Thats exactly what you are.

You can't handle my opinion.


Normally if it were a guest or some n00b member, I'd be like "whatever", but y'know...this type of trollish behavior deserves a smackdown.

BANZAI!


So you think I deserve a smackdown for having an unpopular opinion? Great, if thats not fascism, I don't know what is.


To be honest, I was going to let it drop last night after he came into chat, started sh*t, and then apologized for everything that was said. I figured, "Hey, maybe he learned, we can be cool now."

Guess not. So I consider it open season.


I decided you're not going to stop me from expressing my opinion, I have the right to express it without being attacked just because its unpopular.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 11/30/06 at 11:47 am

My wishlist for Christmas is peace on Earth-and if I can't get that, maybe peace on this message board.





Cat

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Ashkicksass on 11/30/06 at 11:48 am



You can't handle my opinion.



YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH!   ;D

Was it just me that instantly thought of Jack Nicholson there?  

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/30/06 at 11:48 am


It was obvious from your attitude, Jessica, that it was doing no good to try and be nice to you.

No, not at all. When have I done that?

No, I'm determined to state my opinion on this without in turn being attacked.

You're completely and utterly wrong about me. I just refused to be treated like a dog, I'm not backing down if I feel I'm being wronged.

For those of you who like it, I really do hope you have a nice one.

Thats exactly what you are.

You can't handle my opinion.

So you think I deserve a smackdown for having an unpopular opinion? Great, if thats not fascism, I don't know what is.

I decided you're not going to stop me from expressing my opinion, I have the right to express it without being attacked just because its unpopular.



Allow me to sum this up. 



IT'S OVER NOW!!  WE DON'T CARE ANYMORE.  HATE THE HOLIDAY, HATE THE WEATHER, HATE SANTA AND WISH HE'D DIE.  WHATEVER.  STOP RUINING THIS THREAD.  IT'S ABOUT CHRISTMAS NOT ABOUT YOUR WHINING.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: deadrockstar on 11/30/06 at 11:49 am



Allow me to sum this up. 



IT'S OVER NOW!!  WE DON'T CARE ANYMORE.  HATE THE HOLIDAY, HATE THE WEATHER, HATE SANTA AND WISH HE'D DIE.  WHATEVER.  STOP RUINING THIS THREAD.  IT'S ABOUT CHRISTMAS NOT ABOUT YOUR WHINING.


You people are so insensitive. Fine.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Brian06 on 11/30/06 at 11:50 am


You can't handle my opinion.


I think it's the other way around, you can't handle our opinions, so you keep posting yours.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/30/06 at 11:50 am


You people are so insensitive. Fine.



INSENSITIVE?!  You basically just said you'd keep saying the same thing over and over again in this thread until people get tired of telling you we don't want to hear it and that you're in the wrong thread.  WHAT IN THE NAME OF CHEESE DO YOU WANT FROM US!??!?!?!?

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 11/30/06 at 11:52 am

Whatever happened to exending Christmas cheer-even to those who have trouble find cheer themselves? I guess some people just haven't realized the TRUE meaning of Christmas. Peace on Earth-good will toward men-ALL MEN!!




Cat

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/30/06 at 11:52 am

I'm making Christmas cookies later.  Who wants the tree?

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Rice_Cube on 11/30/06 at 11:52 am

Sister Morphine needs a brown paper bag.  Breathe!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/30/06 at 11:53 am


Sister Morphine needs a brown paper bag.  Breathe!



I'm fine now.  I just put on some Christmas music. 

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Ashkicksass on 11/30/06 at 11:53 am


Sister Morphine needs a brown paper bag.  Breathe!


You are quickly rising in the ranks of "Funniest people ever."

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Rice_Cube on 11/30/06 at 11:54 am



I'm fine now.  I just put on some Christmas music. 


I dig Xmas, but the showtunes really get to me.  Darn retail occupations :D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: deadrockstar on 11/30/06 at 11:54 am



INSENSITIVE?!  You basically just said you'd keep saying the same thing over and over again in this thread until people get tired of telling you we don't want to hear it and that you're in the wrong thread.  WHAT IN THE NAME OF CHEESE DO YOU WANT FROM US!??!?!?!?


To be allowed to have my opinion without being bashed for it, called negative, called the Grinch, etc. The way you guys have been carrying on toward me is just ridiculous.


Whatever happened to exending Christmas cheer-even to those who have trouble find cheer themselves? I guess some people just haven't realized the TRUE meaning of Christmas. Peace on Earth-good will toward men-ALL MEN!!




Cat


Thanks Cat. Merry Christmas to you. :)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Rice_Cube on 11/30/06 at 11:54 am


You are quickly rising in the ranks of "Funniest people ever."



Funny?  Funny how?  Like I'm a clown, here to amuse you?

:D

Merry holidays.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Brian06 on 11/30/06 at 11:54 am

In the winter, when I'm driving and it's snowing, I always put on Christmas music in the car. There's nothing like snow falling while Christmas music plays.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/30/06 at 11:55 am


In the winter, when I'm driving and it's snowing, I always put on Christmas music in the car. There's nothing like snow falling while Christmas music plays.



It sets a pretty scene, doesn't it?

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/30/06 at 11:55 am


To be allowed to have my opinion without being bashed for it, called negative, called the Grinch, etc. The way you guys have been carrying on toward me is just ridiculous.



You don't think saying Christmas sucks is negative?  If you say that in a Christmas thread, people will call you negative, a Grinch, etc.  HELLO.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: deadrockstar on 11/30/06 at 11:56 am


I think it's the other way around, you can't handle our opinions, so you keep posting yours.


Yeah, I don't like being bashed for my opinion. I want to post it for once without being bashed. I'm a real bastard, I tell ya. ::)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Brian06 on 11/30/06 at 11:56 am



It sets a pretty scene, doesn't it?


Definitely, gives me a sense of peace as well.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/30/06 at 11:56 am


Yeah, I don't like being bashed for my opinion. I want to post it for once without being bashed. I'm a real bastard, I tell ya. ::)



If I may quote my dear mom:


"It's not what you say, but how you say it." 


Think about it.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/30/06 at 11:57 am


Definitely, gives me a sense of peace as well.



We need some peace around here.  Go find some snow.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Brian06 on 11/30/06 at 11:57 am


Yeah, I don't like being bashed for my opinion. I want to post it for once without being bashed. I'm a real bastard, I tell ya. ::)


Ok you dislike the holidays, I accept your opinion, now let's be done with it.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/30/06 at 11:58 am

So, what's everyone's #1 favorite Christmas song? 

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: deadrockstar on 11/30/06 at 11:58 am



You don't think saying Christmas sucks is negative?  If you say that in a Christmas thread, people will call you negative, a Grinch, etc.  HELLO.


They need to grow up and learn not everyone likes the same things.

If some had started a thread about cheetos, and I had came in and said I don't care for them, I doubt people would have overreacted like they did here(although actually, I love cheetos). ::)

Its just in our culture Christmas is protected and god forbid anyone say they don't care for it, or they're called a Scrooge.


Ok you dislike the holidays, I accept your opinion, now let's be done with it.


Thank you. Since you were level-headed enough to say that, let me say to you, Merry Christmas. :)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/30/06 at 11:59 am

http://www.operationlettertosanta.com/Tips/Christmas_Tree.GIF

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/30/06 at 12:00 pm

http://www.subversiveinfluence.com/images/blogposts/presents-tree.jpg

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: La Roche on 11/30/06 at 12:02 pm


Its just in our culture Christmas is protected and god forbid anyone say they don't care for it, or they're called a Scrooge.


Actually..I've said often that Christmas annoys me and I won't really be doing much celebration.. but nobody calls me a scrooge. Could it be you've just annoyed people so much already?

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/30/06 at 12:03 pm


Actually..I've said often that Christmas annoys me and I won't really be doing much celebration.. but nobody calls me a scrooge. Could it be you've just annoyed people so much already?



Oh never...........not that.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: deadrockstar on 11/30/06 at 12:04 pm


Actually..I've said often that Christmas annoys me and I won't really be doing much celebration.. but nobody calls me a scrooge. Could it be you've just annoyed people so much already?


Well, yeah, I think it was partly the fact I'm not liked in the first place.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Tanya1976 on 11/30/06 at 12:05 pm


Hory clap!  Pot carr kettre brack!


that was fudgeing hilarious!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Gis on 11/30/06 at 12:06 pm


Well, yeah, I think it was partly the fact I'm not liked in the first place.
You really don't help yourself sometimes!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: DJ Midas on 11/30/06 at 12:07 pm


So, what's everyone's #1 favorite Christmas song? 


I like "Carol Of The Bells" by TSO.  The Crystal Method also does an interesting rendition.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: deadrockstar on 11/30/06 at 12:07 pm


that was fudging hilarious!


I still don't see why he said that.

I can't believe he came in here, and disrespected my famiry like that..

XD K, after he kept doing that I had to.


You really don't help yourself sometimes!


Yeah, excuse me for having an unpopular opinion. Apparently this is junior high and you have like what everyone else does to fit in. ::)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Ashkicksass on 11/30/06 at 12:08 pm


I like "Carol Of The Bells" by TSO.  The Crystal Method also does an interesting rendition.


So does Phantom Planet.  I love Carol of the Bells too.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Gis on 11/30/06 at 12:11 pm


I still don't see why he said that.

I can't believe he came in here, and disrespected my famiry like that..

XD K, after he kept doing that I had to.

Yeah, excuse me for having an unpopular opinion. Apparently this is junior high and you have like what everyone else does to fit in. ::)
Now you see that's what you just aren't getting Alex. It's not what you say it's HOW you say it, that is what I meant. You are so incredibly rude and insulting sometimes and then you wonder why people get upset with you. You could so easilly make the point without the aggression and insults and everything would be peachy.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/30/06 at 12:11 pm

We're talking about Christmas now.  Find another thread if you want to not talk about Christmas.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Tanya1976 on 11/30/06 at 12:11 pm


So, what's everyone's #1 favorite Christmas song? 


I'm boycotting this notion simply b/c I like too many and it's unfair to create a caste system, lol!  ;D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/30/06 at 12:12 pm


Now you see that's what you just aren't getting Alex. It's not what you say it's HOW you say it, that is what I meant. You are so incredibly rude and insulting sometimes and then you wonder why people get upset with you. You could so easilly make the point without the aggression and insults and everything would be peachy.



Karma, if I could give you another.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/30/06 at 12:12 pm


I'm boycotting this notion simply b/c I like too many and it's unfair to create a caste system, lol!  ;D



Very well....for Tanya:  What are you 100 greatest Christmas songs?

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: deadrockstar on 11/30/06 at 12:13 pm


Now you see that's what you just aren't getting Alex. It's not what you say it's HOW you say it, that is what I meant. You are so incredibly rude and insulting sometimes and then you wonder why people get upset with you. You could so easilly make the point without the aggression and insults and everything would be peachy.


I didn't get that way until an argument was picked with me by Beth(Sister Morphine). I'm almost never that way from the start, someone provokes me into getting upset, THEN I get insulting, and everyone f*cking blames me even though I didn't start it.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Gis on 11/30/06 at 12:13 pm


We're talking about Christmas now.  Find another thread if you want to not talk about Christmas.
Sorry, quite right. I'm singing Slade in my head even as I post!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/30/06 at 12:13 pm


I didn't get that way until an argument was picked with me by Beth(Sister Morphine). I'm almost never that way from the start, someone provokes me into getting upset, THEN I get insulting, and everyone f*cking blames me even though I didn't start it.


WE'RE TALKING ABOUT CHRISTMAS NOW IN THE CHRISTMAS THREAD.  Since you hate the holiday and think it only suitable for children, families and people living in the suburbs, take this as your cue to exit.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/30/06 at 12:15 pm

I really want some Christmas cookies.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Tanya1976 on 11/30/06 at 12:15 pm



Very well....for Tanya:  What are you 100 greatest Christmas songs?


hahaha
:D

This Christmas - Donny Hathaway
Give Love on Christmas Day - Jackson 5
Last Christmas - Wham!
What Child is This?
Away in a Manger
We Three Kings
Carol of the Bells
Here We Come A-Wassling

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Ashkicksass on 11/30/06 at 12:15 pm


I didn't get that way until an argument was picked with me by Beth(Sister Morphine). I'm almost never that way from the start, someone provokes me into getting upset, THEN I get insulting, and everyone f*cking blames me even though I didn't start it.


Oh for the LOVE OF GOD will you just stop?  Fine.  Nothing is your fault.  Nothing is ever your fault.  It is everyone elses fault.  Now please....STOP.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/30/06 at 12:16 pm


I don't remember saying that, not about this thread. This whole argument here was because you picked a fight with me.



WHAT PART OF "WE'RE TALKING ABOUT CHRISTMAS NOW" ISN'T SINKING IN?

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/30/06 at 12:16 pm


Oh for the LOVE OF GOD will you just stop?  Fine.  Nothing is your fault.  Nothing is ever your fault.  It is everyone elses fault.  Now please....STOP.



I want to bash some brains in.




Mine.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: nally on 11/30/06 at 12:16 pm


http://www.operationlettertosanta.com/Tips/Christmas_Tree.GIF

I love the tree. :D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Gis on 11/30/06 at 12:16 pm


I really want some Christmas cookies.
What flavour? Cinnamon? Vanilla?

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: DJ Midas on 11/30/06 at 12:17 pm


I really want some Christmas cookies.


Me too!


I got a rock.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/30/06 at 12:17 pm


What flavour? Cinnamon? Vanilla?



Cinnamon!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Tanya1976 on 11/30/06 at 12:17 pm

Ignorance is bliss remember that everyone.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/30/06 at 12:17 pm


I love the tree. :D



I just love Christmas trees. 

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/30/06 at 12:18 pm


hahaha
:D

This Christmas - Donny Hathaway
Give Love on Christmas Day - Jackson 5
Last Christmas - Wham!
What Child is This?
Away in a Manger
We Three Kings
Carol of the Bells
Here We Come A-Wassling





Last Christmas is awesome.  However they play it too damn much.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Brian06 on 11/30/06 at 12:21 pm

I kind of miss getting a real Christmas tree, we've used this fake one for like the past 7 years or so, well I guess it's better than nothing.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Gis on 11/30/06 at 12:21 pm


Fine. But you were wrong. I'm out.
Out of interest what's your birth sign?

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/30/06 at 12:22 pm


I kind of miss getting a real Christmas tree, we've used this fake one for like the past 7 years or so, well I guess it's better than nothing.



Real trees smell good.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/30/06 at 12:22 pm


Out of interest what's your birth sign?



He's a Capricorn.  As we learned last night.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Gis on 11/30/06 at 12:23 pm



He's a Capricorn.  As we learned last night.
Ahh, I had him pegged as a libra, always having to have the last word NO MATTER WHAT.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Gis on 11/30/06 at 12:24 pm

Mind you goats are stubborn too.......!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/30/06 at 12:25 pm

What are some of your favorite Christmas movies?  I like A Christmas Carol and Miracle on 34th Street.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me talking about Christmas already?

Written By: nally on 11/30/06 at 12:25 pm


What are some of your favorite Christmas movies?  I like A Christmas Carol and Miracle on 34th Street.

I liked Home Alone and its sequel.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me talking about Christmas already?

Written By: Brian06 on 11/30/06 at 12:27 pm


I liked Home Alone and its sequel.


Oh yeah, those were my favorite movies as a little kid.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me talking about Christmas already?

Written By: nally on 11/30/06 at 12:28 pm


Oh yeah, those were my favorite movies as a little kid.

I was 10 when the first one came out, and 12 when the sequel came out.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: DJ Midas on 11/30/06 at 12:29 pm

I have to watch "A Christmas Story" every year. :)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Ashkicksass on 11/30/06 at 12:29 pm


What are some of your favorite Christmas movies?  I like A Christmas Carol and Miracle on 34th Street.


I love Elf and A Christmas Story.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Gis on 11/30/06 at 12:31 pm

I watch A christmas carol (George C Scott version), It's a wonderful life and Scrooge (Alaistair Symm version).

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/30/06 at 12:31 pm


Scrooge (Alaistair Symm version).



Back in Chicago, every Christmas Eve WGN would air that.  My parents love it.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: deadrockstar on 11/30/06 at 12:32 pm

I have to admit I can go for "A Christmas Story", its funny. It reminds me of being a kid except for the snow part, and I liked Christmas back then. :)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/30/06 at 12:33 pm


I love Elf and A Christmas Story.



My sister loves Elf. 

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Gis on 11/30/06 at 12:33 pm


I have to admit I can go for "A Christmas Story", its funny. It reminds me of being a kid except for the snow part, and I liked Christmas back then. :)
Yay Alex.  ;)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Ashkicksass on 11/30/06 at 12:34 pm



My sister loves Elf. 


I have seen it 8 billion times and I still laugh every time I watch it.


"Smiling's my favorite."  ;D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Gis on 11/30/06 at 12:34 pm

Right chaps and chapesses I'm off, expect some christmas light pictures on my return!  :)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: deadrockstar on 11/30/06 at 12:35 pm


Yay Alex.  ;)



Yeah it was a happy thing then, you got presents, it had magic b/c you believed in Santa and all that. I was just saying though, as an adult its depressing.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Gis on 11/30/06 at 12:37 pm



Yeah it was a happy thing then, you got presents, it had magic b/c you believed in Santa and all that. I was just saying though, as an adult its depressing.
I felt like that for a while, now I have fully embraced christmas again. It's what you make it really.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Brian06 on 11/30/06 at 12:38 pm



Yeah it was a happy thing then, you got presents, it had magic b/c you believed in Santa and all that. I was just saying though, as an adult its depressing.


It can still be magical, if you make it.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: deadrockstar on 11/30/06 at 12:49 pm

Maybe when I move to Florida, I can make my own Christmas. A tropical-themed one. I could get one of those small, artificial palm trees and put lights on it. I could do a big seafood spread for Christmas dinner, maybe listen to Latin christmas tunes and songs like Mala kaliki mauka(sp?), the Hawiian Christmas song.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/30/06 at 1:22 pm

With my first Christmas Lunch tomorrow, yes!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 11/30/06 at 2:18 pm

I enjoy Christmas parties.  :)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 11/30/06 at 2:41 pm

One thing i truly miss about Christmas is that Julie is 17 now, all grown up, but when she was little, she'd write letters to Santa with her wish list, and before she'd go to bed, she would leave him cookies and milk.  Santa loved those and ate every crumb and even wrote her a letter back each year telling her that because she'd been such a good kid, he had special presents for her.  one year she left Santa some carrots for his reindeer and well, he ate those also, but he let her know that the elves had special food for them and that the cookies were enough.  8)  I miss the joy that a child has for Christmas, but it's a vivid memory that I'll cherish always.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Ashkicksass on 11/30/06 at 2:43 pm


One thing i truly miss about Christmas is that Julie is 17 now, all grown up, but when she was little, she'd write letters to Santa with her wish list, and before she'd go to bed, she would leave him cookies and milk.  Santa loved those and ate every crumb and even wrote her a letter back each year telling her that because she'd been such a good kid, he had special presents for her.  one year she left Santa some carrots for his reindeer and well, he ate those also, but he let her know that the elves had special food for them and that the cookies were enough.   8)  I miss the joy that a child has for Christmas, but it's a vivid memory that I'll cherish always.


You are SO fabulous.  :)

That just brought back a ton of great memories of when my nieces and nephews were little - you're right, it's all about the kids.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 11/30/06 at 2:45 pm


You are SO fabulous.   :)

That just brought back a ton of great memories of when my nieces and nephews were little - you're right, it's all about the kids.
oh gosh Ash, thanks.  that's nice of you to say, and now I feel so good  :) 

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: La Roche on 11/30/06 at 2:48 pm


One thing i truly miss about Christmas is that Julie is 17 now, all grown up, but when she was little, she'd write letters to Santa with her wish list, and before she'd go to bed, she would leave him cookies and milk.  Santa loved those and ate every crumb and even wrote her a letter back each year telling her that because she'd been such a good kid, he had special presents for her.  one year she left Santa some carrots for his reindeer and well, he ate those also, but he let her know that the elves had special food for them and that the cookies were enough.  8)  I miss the joy that a child has for Christmas, but it's a vivid memory that I'll cherish always.


Last year I dressed up as Santa for my neice. She's gonna be 10 in a couple of weeks!!  :\'( I dunno what I'm gonna have to do this year, pull out all the stops so she dosen't catch on.

The quote of christmas day that year was "Santa smelled funny."

..Yes he did.. Santa was pretty hammered.  ;D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 11/30/06 at 2:54 pm

Every year, our local paper prints Letters to Santa. They are so funny. I think the best one was a few years ago when some kid wanted a checkbook for Christmas.  :D ;D ;D


One this year was very sad. This kid wanted a home for his family.  :\'( :\'(




Cat

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 11/30/06 at 3:02 pm


Last year I dressed up as Santa for my neice. She's gonna be 10 in a couple of weeks!!  :\'( I dunno what I'm gonna have to do this year, pull out all the stops so she dosen't catch on.

The quote of christmas day that year was "Santa smelled funny."

..Yes he did.. Santa was pretty hammered.  ;D
that's great, you're defintely typecast for Santa Andy.  I love the quote, but dude, no way you pulled a Billy Bob Thorton and was bad Santa or were you still jolly old St. Nick, despite reeking of jet fuel.  ;D


Every year, our local paper prints Letters to Santa. They are so funny. I think the best one was a few years ago when some kid wanted a checkbook for Christmas.  :D ;D ;D


One this year was very sad. This kid wanted a home for his family.  :\'( :\'(




Cat
the first kid was smart.  checkbook and then can buy her own. what a great idea.  ;D

the 2nd one is sad, but nice to see the love the kid had to wish for something like that for her family.  :\'(

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 11/30/06 at 3:04 pm


Last year I dressed up as Santa for my neice. She's gonna be 10 in a couple of weeks!!  :\'( I dunno what I'm gonna have to do this year, pull out all the stops so she dosen't catch on.

The quote of christmas day that year was "Santa smelled funny."

..Yes he did.. Santa was pretty hammered.  ;D
hey Davey, this year, before you arrive, go up on the roof, have the parents let the kids know they hear Santa, ring some jingle bells, stomp around a bit, then showup, should be a riot

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 11/30/06 at 3:08 pm

Who here plays Secret Santa at parties?

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: deadrockstar on 11/30/06 at 4:18 pm


Last year I dressed up as Santa for my neice. She's gonna be 10 in a couple of weeks!!  :\'( I dunno what I'm gonna have to do this year, pull out all the stops so she dosen't catch on.



I remember I was about 8(my birthday is in january, so I was about a month from turning 8 actually) when I realised it wasn't real. That year my mom put the presents out early under the tree, rather than putting them out early Christmas morning like she always had. It was because my brother had just got married and him and his wise and in-laws were coming over Christmas eve, we did Christmas together that year. My told me Santa had brought the gifts early, but I didn't buy it. I knew my mom had bought those presents. Well Christmas morning came and there were no gifts underneath the tree, and I knew it was BS. ;D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: La Roche on 11/30/06 at 4:23 pm


that's great, you're defintely typecast for Santa Andy.  I love the quote, but dude, no way you pulled a Billy Bob Thorton and was bad Santa or were you still jolly old St. Nick, despite reeking of jet fuel.  ;D


OOh man, I was wasted. I'd been drinking all day in the boozer and then came back and wobbled over.  ;D Very cute though, she didn't know what to do. Hid at the top of the stairs then got brave and came down.


hey Davey, this year, before you arrive, go up on the roof, have the parents let the kids know they hear Santa, ring some jingle bells, stomp around a bit, then showup, should be a riot


I was thinking of getting a pack of dogs to pull me down the street on a sled.  ;D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Ashkicksass on 11/30/06 at 4:27 pm


Last year I dressed up as Santa for my neice. She's gonna be 10 in a couple of weeks!!  :\'( I dunno what I'm gonna have to do this year, pull out all the stops so she dosen't catch on.

The quote of christmas day that year was "Santa smelled funny."

..Yes he did.. Santa was pretty hammered.  ;D


;D  I love it!



I was thinking of getting a pack of dogs to pull me down the street on a sled.  ;D


Please be sure to have someone record that so you can post it on the site.  I can see a multitude of possible catastophes in the making.


oh gosh Ash, thanks.  that's nice of you to say, and now I feel so good  :) 


I love you man!

;D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: La Roche on 11/30/06 at 4:29 pm


;D  I love it!

Please be sure to have someone record that so you can post it on the site.  I can see a multitude of possible catastophes in the making.

I love you man!

;D


When I was a baby.. I mean like just a few months old, my dad used to tie the dogs to the front of my pram and send them running.

This say's soooooo much about my childhood.

I remember one incident when I ripped a hole in my school trousers and said I needed some new ones.
"Dad, I need some new trousers."
'Here's

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Brian06 on 11/30/06 at 4:30 pm


I remember I was about 8(my birthday is in january, so I was about a month from turning 8 actually) when I realised it wasn't real. That year my mom put the presents out early under the tree, rather than putting them out early Christmas morning like she always had. It was because my brother had just got married and him and his wise and in-laws were coming over Christmas eve, we did Christmas together that year. My told me Santa had brought the gifts early, but I didn't buy it. I knew my mom had bought those presents. Well Christmas morning came and there were no gifts underneath the tree, and I knew it was BS. ;D


When I was like 9, I remember finding receipts for stuff "santa" supposedly got for me in the house with my parents name on them, I knew something was wrong there, and once I found my playstation under my parents bed that was it for that, LOL.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Rice_Cube on 11/30/06 at 4:31 pm

So who's gonna get me that HDTV?  I'm too lazy to read back pages :D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Gis on 11/30/06 at 4:31 pm

As promised some pictures of the street fair from tonight.
Here is the carousel.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Jessica on 11/30/06 at 4:32 pm


Last year I dressed up as Santa for my neice. She's gonna be 10 in a couple of weeks!!  :\'( I dunno what I'm gonna have to do this year, pull out all the stops so she dosen't catch on.

The quote of christmas day that year was "Santa smelled funny."

..Yes he did.. Santa was pretty hammered.  ;D


You rule.



So we just got back from Walmart. Jason had a field day looking at all the Christmas decorations.

They had the "Be Santa for a Senior" thing going on, so I picked up the stuff that an elderly gentleman wanted (a sweater, some socks, and some tshirts) and bought it all for him.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Rice_Cube on 11/30/06 at 4:32 pm

^ Cool!  I'm going to take the family into Chicago next week, perhaps we shall have some pix of Michigan Avenue...

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Ashkicksass on 11/30/06 at 4:33 pm


When I was a baby.. I mean like just a few months old, my dad used to tie the dogs to the front of my pram and send them running.

This say's soooooo much about my childhood.



You're kidding!


When I was like 9, I remember finding receipts for stuff "santa" supposedly got for me in the house with my parents name on them, I knew something was wrong there, and once I found my playstation under my parents bed that was it for that, LOL.


That reminds me of this http://www.sltrib.com/search/ci_4726988 article.  I thought it was pretty funny.  Especially the cook book and the fur hat.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Jessica on 11/30/06 at 4:34 pm


As promised some pictures of the street fair from tonight.
Here is the carousel.


Those are awesome! :)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Ashkicksass on 11/30/06 at 4:35 pm


As promised some pictures of the street fair from tonight.
Here is the carousel.


AWESOME!


So who's gonna get me that HDTV?  I'm too lazy to read back pages :D


I'm pretty sure that Santa Andy volunteered.


You rule.



So we just got back from Walmart. Jason had a field day looking at all the Christmas decorations.

They had the "Be Santa for a Senior" thing going on, so I picked up the stuff that an elderly gentleman wanted (a sweater, some socks, and some tshirts) and bought it all for him.


Very nice.  You'll get some "actual" karma for that!   :)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Gis on 11/30/06 at 4:35 pm

Some more......

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Rice_Cube on 11/30/06 at 4:36 pm



I'm pretty sure that Santa Andy volunteered.


Cool, I heard Santa Andy had lots of disposable income.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Gis on 11/30/06 at 4:37 pm


Those are awesome! :)
Thank you.  :)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Gis on 11/30/06 at 4:38 pm


AWESOME!

I'm pretty sure that Santa Andy volunteered.

Very nice.  You'll get some "actual" karma for that!  :)
Thank you too and I'd karma you again too  Jessica but I can't for 24 hrs.  ::)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: deadrockstar on 11/30/06 at 4:38 pm


As promised some pictures of the street fair from tonight.
Here is the carousel.


Very nice, Gis :)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Ashkicksass on 11/30/06 at 4:39 pm


Cool, I heard Santa Andy had lots of disposable income.


And a big white van.


Thank you too and I'd karma you again too  Jessica but I can't for 24 hrs.  ::)


I can't either!


Some more......


That looks like such fun!  What all did you guys do?

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Jessica on 11/30/06 at 4:40 pm


Very nice.  You'll get some "actual" karma for that!   :)


:)

I just feel bad because I know that sometimes their families forget about them or they don't have family. So this was cool to do.



Some more......


That looks like tons of fun. I wanna go now. ;D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Rice_Cube on 11/30/06 at 4:40 pm


And a big white van.


As long as I don't actually have to GO inside the van, I think we'll have a deal :D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: deadrockstar on 11/30/06 at 4:41 pm


Some more......


Cool. Looks like a nice schindig(sp?).

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Ashkicksass on 11/30/06 at 4:41 pm


:)

I just feel bad because I know that sometimes their families forget about them or they don't have family. So this was cool to do.





Yeah...it's always about the kids (which is good) but it's nice to remember other people as well.  



As long as I don't actually have to GO inside the van, I think we'll have a deal :D


Yeah...we heard about what happened last time...  :o

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Rice_Cube on 11/30/06 at 4:49 pm



Yeah...we heard about what happened last time...  :o


He said he would never tell...

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 11/30/06 at 5:05 pm

One year, my sister dressed up like Santa for Halloween. Whenever someone would say, "Aren't you a little bit early?" she would say, "No, I'm late from last year."  :D ;D ;D




Cat

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 11/30/06 at 5:46 pm

Well, I finally decorated the tree today (I'll post pics of it tomorrow, as I am at my parent's house tonight).  We are going to finish decorating the outside tomorrow.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/30/06 at 5:51 pm


As promised some pictures of the street fair from tonight.
Here is the carousel.



Those are awesome, Gis! 

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Tanya1976 on 11/30/06 at 6:02 pm


What are some of your favorite Christmas movies?  I like A Christmas Carol and Miracle on 34th Street.


A Christmas Story and National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Rice_Cube on 11/30/06 at 6:05 pm

Elf!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Ashkicksass on 11/30/06 at 6:07 pm



Elf!




I have seen it 8 billion times and I still laugh every time I watch it.


"Smiling's my favorite."   ;D


Yes!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 11/30/06 at 7:27 pm


A Christmas Story and National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
yes, these 2, and White Christmas & all the claymation ones

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Tanya1976 on 11/30/06 at 7:30 pm


yes, these 2, and White Christmas & all the claymation ones


yes, yes, I love the Claymation Christmas special!!!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 11/30/06 at 7:43 pm


yes, yes, I love the Claymation Christmas special!!!
some of them are so freakin bizzare, but we watch them all. 
we watch the Santa Clause, I'm not a big Tim Allen fan, but I like the movie

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: deadrockstar on 11/30/06 at 10:43 pm

So much for Christmas cheer

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/30/06 at 10:52 pm

My sister and I are going to Centennial Olympic Park tomorrow before we do the Hard Rock so we can see the decorations.  It's not like Chicago does it, but it'll do. 

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 11/30/06 at 10:53 pm


My sister and I are going to Centennial Olympic Park tomorrow before we do the Hard Rock so we can see the decorations.  It's not like Chicago does it, but it'll do. 



that sounds like it will be lots of fun!  We are going to our town's light up night on Saturday night....they are having Santa at the gazebo, hot cocoa, treats, christmas carols, and a bunch of other festive things.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: deadrockstar on 11/30/06 at 10:54 pm

I need alcoholic egg nog X_X

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/30/06 at 10:54 pm



that sounds like it will be lots of fun!  We are going to our town's light up night on Saturday night....they are having Santa at the gazebo, hot cocoa, treats, christmas carols, and a bunch of other festive things.



I hope it is.  We do this every year before her birthday.....it's a big sister thing.  It sounds like you're going to be having a good time yourself. 

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 11/30/06 at 10:56 pm



I hope it is.  We do this every year before her birthday.....it's a big sister thing.  It sounds like you're going to be having a good time yourself. 



yea, I'm pretty excited..it should make for a fun evening. :)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Gis on 12/01/06 at 1:25 am


And a big white van.

I can't either!

That looks like such fun!  What all did you guys do?
We actually just walked through looking at it all, though we did go into a couple of stores. I was amazed to see so many people there it was completely packed out. They were selling lots of different food but we had dinner waiting at home so resisted all the good smells!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Gis on 12/01/06 at 1:28 am

Oh they also had a full Scottish band playing the bagpipes I've no idea why, but they were great.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 12/01/06 at 2:13 am


Oh they also had a full Scottish band playing the bagpipes I've no idea why, but they were great.
what a treat. did they have their sexy kilts on lass?

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: karen on 12/01/06 at 7:32 am

I put the tree up at work today but we won't be putting up the decorations at home yet.  It's my hubbys birthday next Wednesday so I don't like to do anything before then.

The lights have been switched on in town and are looking nice.

Tonight I'm going to take my son to the school Christmas Fair.  I think Santa will be visiting.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Gis on 12/01/06 at 8:04 am


what a treat. did they have their sexy kilts on lass?
They certainly did !  ;D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: karen on 12/01/06 at 10:20 am


Oh they also had a full Scottish band playing the bagpipes I've no idea why, but they were great.


How do you tell the clan of a Scotsman?



Ask him to lift his kilt and if you see a quarterpounder with cheese he's a McDonald!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: 80s_cheerleader on 12/01/06 at 10:41 am


My sister and I are going to Centennial Olympic Park tomorrow before we do the Hard Rock so we can see the decorations.  It's not like Chicago does it, but it'll do. 
Chicago's will never be the same now that Marshall Field's is now Macy's >:(  They've got their stupid red signs all over the building and it just doesn't look right :(

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 12/01/06 at 11:02 am


Chicago's will never be the same now that Marshall Field's is now Macy's >:(  They've got their stupid red signs all over the building and it just doesn't look right :(



I know.  My dad got pissed.  It was one of our Christmas traditions to eat at Berghoffs, see the tree and then go see the Marshall Fields' windows.  At least they still have the tree in the Walnut Room.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: 80s_cheerleader on 12/01/06 at 11:06 am



I know.  My dad got pissed.  It was one of our Christmas traditions to eat at Berghoffs, see the tree and then go see the Marshall Fields' windows.  At least they still have the tree in the Walnut Room.
The windows themselves are still nice, but the huge red flags above them kinda' kills the effect.....oh crap@  Berghoff's is gone too, isn't it :(

I'm about to go outside with the kiddos (snow day :)) so I'll try to take some pics of the snow for ya' :)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 12/01/06 at 11:08 am


The windows themselves are still nice, but the huge red flags above them kinda' kills the effect.....oh crap@  Berghoff's is gone too, isn't it :(

I'm about to go outside with the kiddos (snow day :)) so I'll try to take some pics of the snow for ya' :)



Awww, thanks.  :)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Ashkicksass on 12/01/06 at 12:16 pm


My sister and I are going to Centennial Olympic Park tomorrow before we do the Hard Rock so we can see the decorations.  It's not like Chicago does it, but it'll do. 


Are you a fan of Hard Rock?  We try to eat at one on every trip we take.  My husband collects Hard Rock shot glasses, and I usually get a shirt.  I love that place.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Tam on 12/01/06 at 1:22 pm


Are you a fan of Hard Rock?  We try to eat at one on every trip we take.  My husband collects Hard Rock shot glasses, and I usually get a shirt.  I love that place.


Mahaha! Hubby and I do the same thing only it is for Hooters! ;D ;D
I get the shot glass and he gets his picture taken with them!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 12/01/06 at 3:11 pm

http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/movie/coverv/45/232445_thumb.jpg



The Bikini Bandits save Christmas. ;D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 12/01/06 at 7:17 pm


Are you a fan of Hard Rock?  We try to eat at one on every trip we take.  My husband collects Hard Rock shot glasses, and I usually get a shirt.  I love that place.



I love the Hard Rock.  It's tradition that we go there during her birthday weekend, and we always have so much fun when we go.  We sing at the tables!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Rice_Cube on 12/01/06 at 7:26 pm

Snow!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Tam on 12/02/06 at 10:00 am

I have to go deal with people at WalMart today!
Thank goodness it will only be in and out because it is pay day too!

And now my fav radio station is plying tons of Christmas Music!
oOo and when I walked outside today, I could smell someone's wood stove! I love that smell!!!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Gis on 12/02/06 at 10:51 am

Our local Tesco's was doing a buy 6 bottles of wine get 25% off deal so I bought some christmas cheer!  ;D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Tanya1976 on 12/02/06 at 12:48 pm


Our local Tesco's was doing a buy 6 bottles of wine get 25% off deal so I bought some christmas cheer!  ;D


That sounds like a great deal. Send some my way, please,  :D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: deadrockstar on 12/02/06 at 12:52 pm

We have this wine called Llano Estacado(the brand), its a Texas wine. Its pretty good, its a real dark red and kinda sweet as far as wine goes.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 12/02/06 at 1:40 pm

We're buying our Christmas tree next weekend!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/02/06 at 1:41 pm


Our local Tesco's was doing a buy 6 bottles of wine get 25% off deal so I bought some christmas cheer!  ;D
Whoo-Hoo!, I wonder if my local Tesco has the same offer?

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/02/06 at 1:42 pm

After having my first (staff) Christmas Lunch and coming home heavy headed yesterday, yes.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Gis on 12/02/06 at 2:46 pm


Whoo-Hoo!, I wonder if my local Tesco has the same offer?
Go now, hurry huryy!  ;D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: spaceace on 12/02/06 at 5:01 pm

I went Christmas shopping.  It was painful. :P

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 12/02/06 at 10:46 pm


I went Christmas shopping.  It was painful. :P



did you buy anything fun?

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/03/06 at 2:22 am


Go now, hurry huryy!  ;D
...but it is raining!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 12/03/06 at 7:36 am


I went Christmas shopping.  It was painful. :P




I'm sorry to hear that Spaceace.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 12/04/06 at 8:25 pm

I think there are 3 claymation Christmas movies on tonight  :)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: spaceace on 12/04/06 at 9:58 pm


I think there are 3 claymation Christmas movies on tonight  :)


Which ones? :)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 12/04/06 at 10:04 pm


Which ones? :)
Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town  is on right now in California
here's the tv guide listing below
Rudolph's Shiny New Year
7 pm/ET ABC FAMILY Movie
Two out of three ain't bad for everybody's favorite red-nosed reindeer as he headlines this 1976 Rankin/Bass production about the search for the Baby New Year, and then returns at 9 pm/ET for 2001's animated Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and the Island of Misfit Toys. In between, at 8 pm/ET, is one of R/B's best, The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: spaceace on 12/04/06 at 10:06 pm


Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town  is on right now in California


I have that one on DVD.  I was watching it last night along with Rudolph. :)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 12/04/06 at 10:07 pm


I have that one on DVD.  I was watching it last night along with Rudolph. :)
we need to buy some, because my daughter likes most of them.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: spaceace on 12/04/06 at 10:18 pm


we need to buy some, because my daughter likes most of them.


They've got a DVD set out called Christmas Classics.  It's got Santa Clause Is Coming To Town.  Rudolph The Red Nose Reighdeer.  Frosty The Snowman. And The Little Drummer Boy.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 12/04/06 at 10:20 pm


They've got a DVD set out called Christmas Classics.  It's got Santa Clause Is Coming To Town.  Rudolph The Red Nose Reighdeer.  Frosty The Snowman. And The Little Drummer Boy.
we need some new ones to have at home so maybe after work tomorrow I'll try to find them.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: spaceace on 12/04/06 at 10:23 pm


we need some new ones to have at home so maybe after work tomorrow I'll try to find them.


They have a whole bunch of new ones out.  They have a new Peanuts Christmas Special I have yet to see.  :) 

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 12/04/06 at 10:54 pm


They have a whole bunch of new ones out.  They have a new Peanuts Christmas Special I have yet to see.  :) 
I know, there's a bunch of them. we're watching the Santa Claus one now, and flipping channels to Miracle On 34th Street.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/05/06 at 11:25 am

Someone pinched the firm's Christmas Tree!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Ashkicksass on 12/05/06 at 11:29 am

Does that mean steal it?  If so, LOL!  I can't believe that. 

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Jessica on 12/05/06 at 11:52 am

I'm making a list....of all the stuff I have to pack for our trip.

Does anyone know if they allow laptops playing obnoxious DVDs on airplanes?

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/05/06 at 11:56 am


Does that mean steal it?  If so, LOL!  I can't believe that. 
We all know who it was too!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Ashkicksass on 12/05/06 at 12:03 pm


I'm making a list....of all the stuff I have to pack for our trip.

Does anyone know if they allow laptops playing obnoxious DVDs on airplanes?


They do - we watch them all the time.

Where are you going?
We all know who it was too!


Who was it?

Seriously...who steals a Christmas tree?  ::)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Jessica on 12/05/06 at 12:07 pm


They do - we watch them all the time.

Where are you going?


*Bad Austrian Governator accent:* Kah-Lee-Foh-Nia! ;D

Who was it?

Seriously...who steals a Christmas tree?   ::)


Yeah, I wanna know! Was it like a huge tree or what?

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Ashkicksass on 12/05/06 at 12:13 pm


*Bad Austrian Governator accent:* Kah-Lee-Foh-Nia! ;D




I am also going to California - on Friday.  Pretty weird...

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: nally on 12/05/06 at 12:13 pm


I am also going to California - on Friday.  Pretty weird...

You are?? :o Where to?

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Ashkicksass on 12/05/06 at 12:14 pm


You are?? :o Where to?


San Francisco - I can't wait!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: nally on 12/05/06 at 12:15 pm


San Francisco - I can't wait!

I was there once...about 15 years ago. It was nice on the day we were up there.

Too bad you'll be a few hundred miles north of me. :-\\

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Jessica on 12/05/06 at 12:15 pm


San Francisco - I can't wait!


How long you staying?

We'll be 100 miles south of you. :D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Rice_Cube on 12/05/06 at 12:16 pm


I was there once...about 15 years ago. It was nice on the day we were up there.

Too bad you'll be a few hundred miles north of me. :-\\


I think I was there six or seven months ago...the time before that was about eight months ago...then maybe nine months ago I went too.  Dang, I go there a lot.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Ashkicksass on 12/05/06 at 12:19 pm


How long you staying?

We'll be 100 miles south of you. :D


Friday to Monday.  It will be so nice to get out of here!  What about you guys?


I was there once...about 15 years ago. It was nice on the day we were up there.

Too bad you'll be a few hundred miles north of me. :-\\


It's probably going to be freezing cold, but I don't care.  We'll still have fun.


I think I was there six or seven months ago...the time before that was about eight months ago...then maybe nine months ago I went too.  Dang, I go there a lot.


And 3 months ago and 22 months ago and 17 months ago and I buy my boxer shorts at Kmart.  ;)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: nally on 12/05/06 at 12:19 pm



It's probably going to be freezing cold, but I don't care.  We'll still have fun.


I know you will. :)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Rice_Cube on 12/05/06 at 12:20 pm

We'll be in the Monterey Bay Area, Ash.  Unfortunately won't make it up to visit my side of the Force until later on that week.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 12/05/06 at 12:20 pm

http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/11/cussing.gif


This is what I think of Santa Claus. ;D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Jessica on 12/05/06 at 12:21 pm


Friday to Monday.  It will be so nice to get out of here!  What about you guys?


Rice is staying from the 9th until the 27th and I'll be there from the 9th until January 14th.

Lots of family for me to visit. Us Mexicans breed like rabbits. :D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Rice_Cube on 12/05/06 at 12:22 pm

Yeah, we have a little rabbit jumping around right now demanding juice.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 12/05/06 at 12:23 pm


Yeah, we have a little rabbit jumping around right now demanding juice.



Is it your rabbit?

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Ashkicksass on 12/05/06 at 12:24 pm


Rice is staying from the 9th until the 27th and I'll be there from the 9th until January 14th.

Lots of family for me to visit. Us Mexicans breed like rabbits. :D


Dang...it would have been cool to meet up with you guys.  Oh well...maybe next time. 

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Jessica on 12/05/06 at 12:24 pm



Is it your rabbit?


No, it's mine and Davey's rabbit.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Rice_Cube on 12/05/06 at 12:25 pm

Hmmm...a paternity test may be in order :o

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 12/05/06 at 12:25 pm


No, it's mine and Davey's rabbit.


What kind of Rabbit is it Jessica?

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Rice_Cube on 12/05/06 at 12:26 pm

Hmmm...well, originally he would have been a Jackrabbit, but we named him Jason instead...

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 12/05/06 at 12:30 pm


Hmmm...well, originally he would have been a Jackrabbit, but we named him Jason instead...


http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/images/jackrabbit.jpg

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/05/06 at 1:31 pm


http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/images/jackrabbit.jpg


I was watching them on tv the other day.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Ashkicksass on 12/05/06 at 1:31 pm


I was watching them on tv the other day.


Philip, you need to tell us more about the tree!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/05/06 at 1:42 pm


Philip, you need to tell us more about the tree!
The tree was not in its usual storage cupboard!

It was a fibre optic kind which the branch were lit up and changed colour.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Ashkicksass on 12/05/06 at 1:43 pm


The tree was not in its usual storage cupboard!

It was a fibre optic kind which the branch were lit up and changed colour.


No, I mean who stole it?

So you hadn't put it up yet?  I thought it was all set up when they took it. 

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/05/06 at 1:45 pm


No, I mean who stole it?

So you hadn't put it up yet?  I thought it was all set up when they took it. 
I would rather not state the assailant in the crime.

There is an empty space in the office where the tree should be.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Ashkicksass on 12/05/06 at 1:58 pm


I would rather not state the assailant in the crime.




It was Rice wasn't it?  I knew it!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/05/06 at 1:59 pm


It was Rice wasn't it?  I knew it!
My lips are sealed.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 12/06/06 at 4:49 pm


I was watching them on tv the other day.


What channel?

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 12/06/06 at 4:50 pm

Well, our house is definitely getting more Christmas-like.  Decorations are up, my sister and I finished writing out our Christmas cards AND I'm almost done with my shopping.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 12/06/06 at 4:51 pm

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: La Roche on 12/06/06 at 4:51 pm


No, it's mine and Davey's rabbit.


Uh Oh!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 12/06/06 at 4:52 pm


Uh Oh!


What do you mean Uh Oh? ???

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 12/06/06 at 4:52 pm


Uh Oh!



Rice is going to kick...your...ass.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 12/06/06 at 4:53 pm



Rice is going to kick...your...ass.



I hope not. :o

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 12/06/06 at 4:53 pm


What do you mean Uh Oh? ???



The rabbit isn't Jessica and Rice's.....it's Jessica and Andy's.  That's what he meant.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 12/06/06 at 4:53 pm



The rabbit isn't Jessica and Rice's.....it's Jessica and Andy's.  That's what he meant.


Ok I wanted to make sure.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/07/06 at 2:01 am


No, I mean who stole it?

So you hadn't put it up yet?  I thought it was all set up when they took it. 
The tree has been return and now stands in its rightful place.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 12/07/06 at 2:08 am


The tree has been return and now stands in its rightful place.
the Christmas tree hostage crisis is over

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/07/06 at 2:10 am


the Christmas tree hostage crisis is over
All is at peace now.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: karen on 12/07/06 at 5:31 am

Still not done anything about presents or card writing or anything.

I put up the tree for our lab area.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: La Roche on 12/07/06 at 5:33 am

There's a tree in the backyard. A friend of mine (tree surgeon) bought it over. I wasn't gonna have one, but I guess I will now.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: karen on 12/07/06 at 5:35 am


There's a tree in the backyard. A friend of mine (tree surgeon) bought it over. I wasn't gonna have one, but I guess I will now.


I'm in need of a tree surgeon at the mo'

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: La Roche on 12/07/06 at 5:39 am


I'm in need of a tree surgeon at the mo'


For what?

He generally does forestry but I will see him on Saturday. I dunno if he does a bit of back-pocket work or not.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: karen on 12/07/06 at 5:45 am


For what?

He generally does forestry but I will see him on Saturday. I dunno if he does a bit of back-pocket work or not.


Chopping down a huge tree in the back garden.  A friend of ours is a tree surgeon, also doing forestry stuff.  He said he wouldn't do it in case it didn't quite fall as expected and he smashed our shed/next door's shed or whatever.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Gis on 12/07/06 at 6:30 am


Chopping down a huge tree in the back garden.  A friend of ours is a tree surgeon, also doing forestry stuff.  He said he wouldn't do it in case it didn't quite fall as expected and he smashed our shed/next door's shed or whatever.
Have you checking if it has a preservation order on it? My parents neighbour got a hefty fine for chopping down a big tree in their garden a couple of months ago. Apparently it's quite a standard thing for them to have now. :-\\

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: 80s_cheerleader on 12/07/06 at 7:09 am


I would rather not state the assailant in the crime.

There is an empty space in the office where the tree should be.

It was Rice wasn't it?  I knew it!
Wait!  Isn't Davey still in England? ;)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: 80s_cheerleader on 12/07/06 at 7:10 am



Rice is going to kick...your...ass.
I love Rice, but my $$ on Davey T. ;D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Ashkicksass on 12/07/06 at 11:41 am


I love Rice, but my $$ on Davey T. ;D


Davey?  Sheesh...I've beaten him down several times.  Rice will totally prevail.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: La Roche on 12/07/06 at 11:47 am


Chopping down a huge tree in the back garden.  A friend of ours is a tree surgeon, also doing forestry stuff.  He said he wouldn't do it in case it didn't quite fall as expected and he smashed our shed/next door's shed or whatever.


Hell, I'll chop down a tree.. but I can't guarentee where it will land. I don't know about that, I'll have a chat with Paul on Saturday.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: La Roche on 12/07/06 at 11:48 am


Davey?  Sheesh...I've beaten him down several times.  Rice will totally prevail.



I love Rice, but my $$ on Davey T. ;D


Ladies, ladies.. you can both assault me in a timely manner.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Ashkicksass on 12/07/06 at 1:49 pm


Ladies, ladies.. you can both assault me in a timely manner.


I noticed you didn't say the same thing to Rice...is it because you're scared?

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: La Roche on 12/07/06 at 2:09 pm


I noticed you didn't say the same thing to Rice...is it because you're scared?


I just don't want him touching my sh.it.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Ashkicksass on 12/07/06 at 2:10 pm


I just don't want him touching my sh.it.


Because you're scared.




It's ok to show your softer side, Davey. 

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 12/07/06 at 3:59 pm

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Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 12/07/06 at 4:01 pm

2 weeks from Monday!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: La Roche on 12/07/06 at 5:28 pm


Because you're scared.




It's ok to show your softer side, Davey. 


I'm gonna learn you good.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: KKay on 12/07/06 at 5:49 pm

I ansswered this so late that now i can honestly say yes.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/08/06 at 12:29 pm


Wait!  Isn't Davey still in England? ;)
It was not he!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 12/08/06 at 1:57 pm

I got my christmas cards filled out and addressed...and I will be sending them out probably tomorrow or Monday. Would anyone else like a card? If so...now's your chance to PM me with your address! :)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 12/08/06 at 2:44 pm

Feliz Navidad

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: spaceace on 12/08/06 at 5:10 pm

Just got done wrapping a bunch of Christmas presents. :)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 12/09/06 at 2:30 pm

We got our Christmas tree today and it is HUUUUUUUGE.  It's about 7ft and as soon as we have it decorated, I'll post a picture.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Gis on 12/09/06 at 4:28 pm


We got our Christmas tree today and it is HUUUUUUUGE.  It's about 7ft and as soon as we have it decorated, I'll post a picture.
Oooh yes please!

Ian went out to shop for my present, he says he was successful! 

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 12/09/06 at 4:31 pm


We got our Christmas tree today and it is HUUUUUUUGE.  It's about 7ft and as soon as we have it decorated, I'll post a picture.
lovely, That's how big mine is.  it's a big one. How fun I never decorate the tree anymore. Diane 7 Julie do, but I put the multi colored star on top. Do you guys put tinsel on your tree or garland or strings of bells?

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 12/09/06 at 4:32 pm


lovely, That's how big mine is.  it's a big one. How fun I never decorate the tree anymore. Diane 7 Julie do, but I put the multi colored star on top. Do you guys put tinsel on your tree or garland or strings of bells?



Garland, and usually silver.  Silver garland and white lights.  Very classy looking.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 12/09/06 at 4:33 pm



Garland, and usually silver.  Silver garland and white lights.  Very classy looking.
we don't use garland but I want to. maybe I'll go look for some silver garland.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 12/10/06 at 7:48 am

Christmas is less than 2 weeks away. :o

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 12/10/06 at 11:30 am

We're decorating our tree today!!!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 12/10/06 at 11:37 am

Tonight we are going to this Christmas thing...they have a live nativity, and there are activities/crafts/food/christmas carols, etc...at different churches all over the town.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: MidKnightDarkness on 12/10/06 at 11:56 am

15 days until Christmas is over..! ; D



This year, I'm just not in the mood. Working at the mall is completely turning me off from Christmas.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: La Roche on 12/10/06 at 11:58 am


We're decorating our tree today!!!


Same here. I went up to the attic, fetched the stuff and stayed the hell out of it.  ;D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 12/10/06 at 12:01 pm


15 days until Christmas is over..! ; D



This year, I'm just not in the mood. Working at the mall is completely turning me off from Christmas.



gosh...I am so not even ready for Christmas...I have lots to do yet. :-\\

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: MidKnightDarkness on 12/10/06 at 12:02 pm



gosh...I am so not even ready for Christmas...I have lots to do yet. :-\\



I can't wait to Christmas shop with absolutely no money at all. Should be interesting.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/10/06 at 12:03 pm

While listening to the UK Charts on Radio1, to records have just been played telling me that Christmas is very close, The Pogues/Kirsty MacCall and Slade Christmas records have been re-released.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Dominic L. on 12/10/06 at 12:03 pm



I can't wait to Christmas shop with absolutely no money at all. Should be interesting.


Make presents, like a mixed tape or just something artsy! You could always give a tumbleweed =).

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 12/10/06 at 12:05 pm



I can't wait to Christmas shop with absolutely no money at all. Should be interesting.



ya, I hear ya.  Vaughn is already taken care of (thank God for layaways)....and I have ideas for everyone else...but we aren't/can't go crazy or anything. :-\\

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: MidKnightDarkness on 12/10/06 at 12:09 pm



ya, I hear ya.  Vaughn is already taken care of (thank God for layaways)....and I have ideas for everyone else...but we aren't/can't go crazy or anything. :-\\



I beg you not to get me anything. I'm not even kidding. I'll be really mad if you do.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 12/10/06 at 12:10 pm



I beg you not to get me anything. I'm not even kidding. I'll be really mad if you do.



I want to get you just something little....everyone is getting something little. What fun it is to not open any gifts....even if they are small..it makes it fun! :)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: MidKnightDarkness on 12/10/06 at 12:11 pm



I want to get you just something little....everyone is getting something little. What fun it is to not open any gifts....even if they are small..it makes it fun! :)



Nooo! Pleaseee!1 D=

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 12/10/06 at 2:02 pm


Make presents, like a mixed tape or just something artsy! You could always give a tumbleweed =).


How do you wrap a tumbleweed? ::)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 12/10/06 at 2:03 pm


How do you wrap a tumbleweed? ::)



Very carefully.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 12/10/06 at 9:31 pm


How do you wrap a tumbleweed? ::)



Beth has 2 real tumbleweeds!! :D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 12/10/06 at 9:32 pm

Well, now that are tree is up and decorated, it's a lot more Christmas-like in our house.  After the roofers leave tomorrow, my sister and I are going to decorate the front of the house.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 12/11/06 at 4:40 pm



Beth has 2 real tumbleweeds!! :D



with wrapping paper?

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 12/11/06 at 7:51 pm



with wrapping paper?



no, just 2 real tumbleweeds. One was sent to her from a friend's uncle who lives in the desert....and the other was given to her as a gift from her friend...she bought it at some gift shop or something...it was sprayed gold.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 12/11/06 at 9:59 pm

We have the outside of our house decorated.....once my lazy-ass sister uploads the photos to her computer and sends them to me, I'll post them here.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/12/06 at 1:18 pm

With Christmas songs on the radio there is no escape!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 12/12/06 at 1:22 pm



no, just 2 real tumbleweeds. One was sent to her from a friend's uncle who lives in the desert....and the other was given to her as a gift from her friend...she bought it at some gift shop or something...it was sprayed gold.



http://www.pierce.ctc.edu/bbenedet/fall04/Documents/tumbleweed/tumbleweed/tumbleweed.jpg

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 12/12/06 at 2:25 pm



http://www.pierce.ctc.edu/bbenedet/fall04/Documents/tumbleweed/tumbleweed/tumbleweed.jpg



yep...that's what they are. She kept one in her car for the longest time! LOL! :D ;D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 12/12/06 at 2:26 pm



yep...that's what they are. She kept one in her car for the longest time! LOL! :D ;D



How do you keep a tumbleweed in a car?

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 12/12/06 at 2:27 pm



How do you keep a tumbleweed in a car?


she kept it in her trunk for awhile...and in the back seat for awhile...I dunno, I guess the person gave it to her, and she didn't know what to do with it, so she kept it in the car for the time being. :D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 12/12/06 at 4:16 pm

The front of our house looks really pretty....my sister and I did a good job.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/21/06 at 4:45 pm

Now that my work is over for the year, I have one thing on my mind now (well then may be two things)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: 80sTrivMeister on 12/21/06 at 6:24 pm

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Wishing All of My Wonderful Friends Here the Peace & Love That Will Always Be Associated with Christmastime, and May the New Year Bring You Great Joy!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: spaceace on 12/21/06 at 6:47 pm


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Wishing All of My Wonderful Friends Here the Peace & Love That Will Always Be Associated with Christmastime, and May the New Year Bring You Great Joy!


Thank you, and same to you. :)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: loki 13 on 12/21/06 at 8:12 pm

I don't know if anyone else's demented mind picked up on this but, I was watching Rudolph
The Red-Nosed Reindeer with the kids. Now I've noticed this many years ago and told the kids to
watch carefully. At the end of the show when the elf is giving umbrellas to the Misfit Toys so they
can float down, he grabs an umbrella, looks at the bird, then tosses the bird out without an umbrella.
Now remember, when Rudolph first got to the Island Of Misfit toys the bird said he was a Misfit because
he can't fly, he swims. That elf sent that poor bird plunging to a horrible death.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 12/21/06 at 8:39 pm


I don't know if anyone else's demented mind picked up on this but, I was watching Rudolph
The Red-Nosed Reindeer with the kids. Now I've noticed this many years ago and told the kids to
watch carefully. At the end of the show when the elf is giving umbrellas to the Misfit Toys so they
can float down, he grabs an umbrella, looks at the bird, then tosses the bird out without an umbrella.
Now remember, when Rudolph first got to the Island Of Misfit toys the bird said he was a Misfit because
he can't fly, he swims. That elf sent that poor bird plunging to a horrible death.



hahaha....this made me laugh so hard!! ;D  How observant you are, Kevin! ;)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: loki 13 on 12/21/06 at 8:46 pm



hahaha....this made me laugh so hard!! ;D  How observant you are, Kevin! ;)


I bet you never watch Rudolph the same again.  ;D ;D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 12/21/06 at 8:47 pm


I bet you never watch Rudolph the same again.  ;D ;D



you are right. I have it on tape...I will have to watch it tomorrow to see the bird's demise. ;D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: deadrockstar on 12/21/06 at 8:47 pm

I want another wink back for Christmas. :D http://forums.offtopic.com/images/smilies/fingersx.gif

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 12/21/06 at 9:20 pm

I got nicki_morrissey's Christmas card today, so that definitely helped me feel better.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: JamieMcBain on 12/21/06 at 10:23 pm

I am heading off for the holidays, starting tommorow....

:)

Happy holidays, everyone!

http://www.progressiveboink.com/nick/images/calvinandhobbes/CH851225.JPG

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 12/21/06 at 10:46 pm


I am heading off for the holidays, starting tommorow....

:)

Happy holidays, everyone!

http://www.progressiveboink.com/nick/images/calvinandhobbes/CH851225.JPG



have a fun Christmas Jamie! :)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: whistledog on 12/21/06 at 11:29 pm


I am heading off for the holidays, starting tommorow....

:)

Happy holidays, everyone!

http://www.progressiveboink.com/nick/images/calvinandhobbes/CH851225.JPG


Home to Thunder Bay?

Have a great Christmas Mr. James :)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 12/22/06 at 4:17 pm


Now that my work is over for the year, I have one thing on my mind now (well then may be two things)


What Is that?

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 12/22/06 at 4:31 pm

3 more days......I can't wait.  YAY!!!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 12/22/06 at 4:33 pm


3 more days......I can't wait.  YAY!!!


But In New York It won't be a white christmas.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 12/22/06 at 4:36 pm


But In New York It won't be a white christmas.



It won't be one here, either. Or in Chicago.  In fact, my hometown will have the same weather I'm going to have here----rainy.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 12/22/06 at 4:41 pm



It won't be one here, either. Or in Chicago.  In fact, my hometown will have the same weather I'm going to have here----rainy.


Maybe It'll snow nxt month.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 12/22/06 at 4:42 pm


Maybe It'll snow nxt month.



Not down here.....it's supposed to be a cool wet winter, instead of a cold snowy one.  Ah well.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 12/22/06 at 4:57 pm



Not down here.....it's supposed to be a cool wet winter, instead of a cold snowy one.  Ah well.



We're going to get whapped with snow :o

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 12/22/06 at 8:17 pm


3 more days......I can't wait.  YAY!!!



ME TOO!!! :)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 12/22/06 at 8:51 pm



ME TOO!!! :)



My sister and I are getting Visa Gift Cards.  Das it.  We can then buy what we want at the mall later. 

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 12/22/06 at 8:55 pm



My sister and I are getting Visa Gift Cards.  Das it.  We can then buy what we want at the mall later. 



that's a good idea. Chris and I just got ourselves a brand new comforter set for our bed, and undies/socks.  He wants to get me a few extra things.  My family and I are doing the whole "secret santa" thing...so I got my dad his gift today.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: GoodRedShirt on 12/22/06 at 9:06 pm

To answer the original question, yes. Yes I am!

Almost finished shopping. Only today and tomorrow left...

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/23/06 at 5:34 am

This hotel in Cavendish Square London is thinking of Christmas.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/139/318891001_2c5de67e3d_m.jpg

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: spaceace on 12/23/06 at 10:01 am

I'm going over to a friend's house to give her gifts. :)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: La Roche on 12/23/06 at 10:50 am

Got the final gifts. For my young protege 'Evil Dead' on DVD. For my neice, that Beavis & Butthead DVD collection.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/23/06 at 5:11 pm

I have done my bit for Christmas Shopping

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 12/23/06 at 5:45 pm

I got my dad's gifts out of the way.....all that's left is mom.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/24/06 at 5:35 am

They are talking about Mulled Wine on the radio

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: 80sTrivMeister on 12/24/06 at 7:13 am

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Wishing Everyone a Beautiful and Peaceful Holiday, Filled with Laughter and Love... Merry Christmas!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 12/24/06 at 7:15 am


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Wishing Everyone a Beautiful and Peaceful Holiday, Filled with Laughter and Love... Merry Christmas!


Thanks Man and a very Merry Christmas to you too. :)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 12/24/06 at 7:16 am

Is it wrong to say Merry Christmas to a person who's Jewish and if it is then why? ???

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/24/06 at 7:19 am


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Wishing Everyone a Beautiful and Peaceful Holiday, Filled with Laughter and Love... Merry Christmas!
...and a very Merry Christmas to you!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 12/24/06 at 7:22 am

Merry Christmas To All and to All A Good Night.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 12/24/06 at 1:38 pm


Is it wrong to say Merry Christmas to a person who's Jewish and if it is then why? ???



I don't know if it's wrong, but it doesn't make much sense.  Would you say Happy Hannukah to a Christian?  Probably not, since they don't celebrate it.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 12/24/06 at 2:13 pm



I don't know if it's wrong, but it doesn't make much sense.  Would you say Happy Hannukah to a Christian?  Probably not, since they don't celebrate it.


I guess if Robin And I are both jewish so we should say Happy hannukah.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 12/24/06 at 2:15 pm


I guess if Robin And I are both jewish so we should say Happy hannukah.



That would make sense.  But Hannukah is over, correct?

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 12/24/06 at 2:16 pm



That would make sense.  But Hannukah is over, correct?


Yes I believe it is.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 12/24/06 at 2:17 pm

I hope you enjoyed it.  A couple years ago, I went to a Hannukah party a friend of mine was having and she showed me how to spin a dreidel.  Very fun!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 12/24/06 at 2:19 pm


I hope you enjoyed it.  A couple years ago, I went to a Hannukah party a friend of mine was having and she showed me how to spin a dreidel.  Very fun!


You jewish,SM? ???

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 12/24/06 at 2:20 pm


You jewish,SM? ???



No, I've told you before that I'm Catholic.  However my friend invited me to the party, and I didn't want to say no, so I went.  There wasn't some rule that only Jews could attend.  It was like any other holiday party....food, music, drinks.....I had a good time.  I love Jewish food anyway, so this was my chance to score some lox.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 12/24/06 at 2:21 pm



No, I've told you before that I'm Catholic.  However my friend invited me to the party, and I didn't want to say no, so I went.  There wasn't some rule that only Jews could attend.  It was like any other holiday party....food, music, drinks.....I had a good time.  I love Jewish food anyway, so this was my chance to score some lox.



I'm glad you had a good time.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 12/24/06 at 2:25 pm



I'm glad you had a good time.



I did.  She went to my Christmas party, I went to her Hannukah party.  It was an even trade, although I think she had waaaay more fun than I did.  ;D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 12/24/06 at 2:52 pm

1 more day

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/24/06 at 3:02 pm


1 more day
Three more hours to go!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 12/24/06 at 3:03 pm


Three more hours to go!



Yeah, where you are!  Lucky Brits!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/24/06 at 3:04 pm



Yeah, where you are!  Lucky Brits!
Henk will be even sooner!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 12/24/06 at 4:20 pm


I know it's kinda early...but fall goes so fast...and Christmas will be here before we know it.  I already told Vaughn that he has to make his list to Santa so that we can send it to him ASAP!  I think I am going to put some items on layaway at Target and then the rest I am buying online (it's so much easier to do).



Erin :)
Hey Erin, you started this thread in August  ;D you sure do get into the spirit of Christmas early but it's finally here and I am definitely thinking about Christmas now as it is Christmas Eve here in the West. 

Merry Christmas   to everyone at Inthe00s.com

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Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 12/24/06 at 4:54 pm

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!! :)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/24/06 at 4:56 pm


MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!! :)
One hour and four minutes away now!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 12/25/06 at 7:52 am


MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!! :)



Thanks. :)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Tia on 12/25/06 at 9:43 am

anyone thinking about NEXT christmas yet?

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 12/25/06 at 2:05 pm


anyone thinking about NEXT christmas yet?



Maybe tomorrow.  ;D  ;D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 12/25/06 at 2:05 pm


anyone thinking about NEXT christmas yet?



No,It's a year away.Let's get to 2007 first.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: spaceace on 12/25/06 at 7:47 pm


MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!! :)


Merry Christmas Quirk!!! :)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 12/26/06 at 5:18 pm

Anyone thinking about New Year's Eve? :)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 12/26/06 at 5:22 pm

Only 365 more shopping days. You better hurry.




Cat

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Tia on 12/26/06 at 5:22 pm



No,It's a year away.
depends what time zone you're in.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 12/26/06 at 5:25 pm


Only 365 more shopping days. You better hurry.




Cat


364 to be exact,Kat ;D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/13/07 at 2:29 am

Christmas is the last thing on my mind today!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 02/13/07 at 2:45 am

I am now thinking of all the needles from our Christmas tree that I had to vacuum  >:(

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: GoodRedShirt on 02/13/07 at 3:40 am

2007 hasn't even started yet. Let me get 2007 on track before I even think about Christmas.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Gis on 02/13/07 at 4:47 am

I need to pay off christmas 2006 first............. :-\\

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: nally on 02/13/07 at 10:46 am


Christmas is the last thing on my mind today!

Yeah...it's still ten months away.


Valentine's Day is the one thing on MY mind! :D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Rice_Cube on 02/13/07 at 10:52 am


Christmas is the last thing on my mind today!


Yet it still is, because you bumped the thread.  And now, so did I.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 02/13/07 at 11:54 am

strangely enough....I have already started thinking about Christmas next year...because, I have started buying little things here and there, and putting them away for Vaughn for next year. That's what happens when you work retail and get a pretty good discount. :D ;)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 02/13/07 at 12:35 pm

Christmas is not for another 10 months.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: whistledog on 02/13/07 at 12:36 pm

I want Christmas to come back around :\'(

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Ashkicksass on 02/13/07 at 12:37 pm


I want Christmas to come back around :\'(


Not me.  I'm fine with it being a ways off.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: spaceace on 02/13/07 at 12:41 pm

I want to watch Christmas Specials again.  Of course I always want to do that. :)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: nally on 02/13/07 at 1:51 pm


strangely enough....I have already started thinking about Christmas next year...because, I have started buying little things here and there, and putting them away for Vaughn for next year. That's what happens when you work retail and get a pretty good discount. :D ;)

Christmas of 2008...or next Christmas (ie, Christmas of this year)? Never mind, I think I know which one you're referring to. ;)



Only Valentine's Day is on my mind right now, that's all.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 02/13/07 at 2:06 pm

Just the other day I thought, "Gosh, we're going into March and I'm sure we're gonna get force fed Christmas stuff by July." So, I'm preparing already, lol

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 02/14/07 at 6:22 pm


I want Christmas to come back around :\'(


Alright,Merry Christmas. ::)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/20/07 at 2:33 am

Christmas is the last thing on my mind today!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: GoodRedShirt on 03/20/07 at 2:38 am

It's like... 9 months & 5 days away! Sounds like a short time when said that way. I can't believe it's 3 months almost since last Christmas already.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/20/07 at 2:40 am


It's like... 9 months & 5 days away! Sounds like a short time when said that way. I can't believe it's 3 months almost since last Christmas already.
It will soon be Easter though!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: GoodRedShirt on 03/20/07 at 2:44 am


It will soon be Easter though!
Less than 3 weeks 'til Good Friday. We don't really celebrate Easter though. Just an excuse for a 4 day weekend.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 03/20/07 at 6:35 am

Christmas is the last thing on my mind.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: GoodRedShirt on 03/20/07 at 6:44 am

Make this your home page:
http://www.timeanddate.com/counters/customcounter.html?day=25&month=12&year=2007&hour=&min=&sec=&p0=951

Time until Tuesday, December 25, 2007 (Christchurch time)
278 days
6695 hours
401717 minutes
24103039 seconds

It is 278 days, 23 hours, 16 minutes and 29 seconds until Tuesday, December 25, 2007 (Christchurch time)

Current time is 2007-03-20 23:43:47 (local time in Christchurch)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/20/07 at 8:59 am

It will be here again before we know it...however, I'd like to enjoy summer first! :)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: lorac61469 on 03/20/07 at 9:43 am

Yeah, I'm thinking about it...how I'm going to afford it.  ;D

The older the kids get the more expensive the presents become.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Rice_Cube on 03/20/07 at 9:46 am

Tell them to start working for their presents :D :D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 03/20/07 at 12:44 pm


It will be here again before we know it...however, I'd like to enjoy summer first! :)


Me Too.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: nally on 03/20/07 at 7:23 pm


Make this your home page:
http://www.timeanddate.com/counters/customcounter.html?day=25&month=12&year=2007&hour=&min=&sec=&p0=951

Time until Tuesday, December 25, 2007 (Christchurch time)
278 days
6695 hours
401717 minutes
24103039 seconds

It is 278 days, 23 hours, 16 minutes and 29 seconds until Tuesday, December 25, 2007 (Christchurch time)

Current time is 2007-03-20 23:43:47 (local time in Christchurch)


So you've been visiting that timeanddate.com site, too, eh? That's good...it contains a lotta fun stuff.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 03/21/07 at 2:09 am

I thought about Christmas today, mainly about spending money

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 07/28/07 at 1:56 pm

Well...I know I am very early...but I started Christmas shopping already! :o  I have been ordering things online for Vaughn...putting them away, so that it adds up for Christmas time. I am really excited because the store that I work at is starting to put out their fall decorations and stuff....I LOVE fall and the beginning of winter!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: audkal on 07/28/07 at 2:04 pm

Wow, it's crazy how the year turns around so quickly! :o

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 07/28/07 at 2:12 pm


Wow, it's crazy how the year turns around so quickly! :o


ohmygosh...I know! It seems like Christmas just ended...and here we are, approaching it again in the next few months!! :o

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: audkal on 07/28/07 at 2:18 pm

I know!  When I was little, it seemed like Christmas would take soooo loooooooong to come, and now it seems like every 2 seconds. ::)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Dominic L. on 07/28/07 at 6:01 pm


Well...I know I am very early...but I started Christmas shopping already! :o  I have been ordering things online for Vaughn...putting them away, so that it adds up for Christmas time. I am really excited because the store that I work at is starting to put out their fall decorations and stuff....I LOVE fall and the beginning of winter!


XD You bump this thread every year!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: whistledog on 07/28/07 at 6:03 pm

If you buy your Christmas presents early, you might end up like Clark Griswold and find Gifts from previous years that you hid and forgot about :D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: lorac61469 on 07/28/07 at 6:05 pm

I've thought about it, but I haven't gotten anything just yet.  Once school starts (August 15th), I plan on doing some shopping.  The only thing is, we built an apartment for my father-in-law in our basement, now I have no where to hide the stuff.  :-\\

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/28/07 at 6:11 pm

It is cold enough to be Christmas outside.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: whistledog on 07/28/07 at 6:13 pm


It is cold enough to be Christmas outside.


"Cold as Christmas in the middle of the year"
- Elton John

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 07/28/07 at 6:57 pm

I love fall, but hate Christmas  :(

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: whistledog on 07/28/07 at 7:13 pm


I love fall, but hate Christmas  :(


Que ? :\'(

but ... "It's the most wonderful time of the year!"

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 07/28/07 at 9:54 pm


XD You bump this thread every year!



hahaha...I know! I'm so silly sometimes! It's like a tradition...aww, how cozy! :D


If you buy your Christmas presents early, you might end up like Clark Griswold and find Gifts from previous years that you hid and forgot about :D


:-[ Erm....that's actually happened to me before. I buy things throughout the year and store them in my bedroom closet or attic closet...and yes, I have found things that I forgot totally about! ;D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: coqueta83 on 07/28/07 at 11:26 pm

It won't be too long before some of the department stores here has Christmas decorations-they usually put them up as early as September.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Dominic L. on 07/29/07 at 1:12 am


:-[ Erm....that's actually happened to me before. I buy things throughout the year and store them in my bedroom closet or attic closet...and yes, I have found things that I forgot totally about! ;D


Keep a list!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Gis on 07/29/07 at 5:08 am


Keep a list!
My friend does that, she writes down what she's bought and for who before she hids it.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 07/29/07 at 6:36 am

5 months from now.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: spaceace on 07/29/07 at 9:02 am

I was watching A Charlie Brown Christmas two days ago.  I love DVDs. :)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Jessica on 07/29/07 at 9:33 am

Thinking about it because I need to find cheap tickets to get back home since Rice Cube refuses to drive across the country again. :D

I also have to find an airline that will let us take the mutt into the cabin since he's small and prone to shivering.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/29/07 at 9:34 am

"Let the snowman bring the snow, let the snowman bring the snow..."

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: KKay on 07/30/07 at 3:33 pm

Nope. and i refuse to do so until at least Thanksgiving/

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 07/30/07 at 3:45 pm

It's too hot to be thinking about snow.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: JamieMcBain on 07/30/07 at 3:52 pm

I am going to Calgary this Christmas.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Tam on 08/01/07 at 11:56 pm

Well, this is indeed a different post for this time of year!

For Christmas 06 I just received:

A pair of Jordans
an iPod nano
and a bunch of time spent with hubby!

For those that don't know - hubby is a career soldier and was just home on leave from Iraq. This was our Christmas.
We also actually got to spend our anniversary together too!!!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: La Roche on 08/01/07 at 11:58 pm

Yeah actually, I was thinking about Christmas, I went to find out how much time I could get off from work and was surprised, I should be able to steal at least a couple of weeks over Christmas and New Year so I dare say it'll be a Christmas with my Ma and my old Man.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 08/02/07 at 12:00 am


Well, this is indeed a different post for this time of year!

For Christmas 06 I just received:

A pair of Jordans
an iPod nano
and a bunch of time spent with hubby!

For those that don't know - hubby is a career soldier and was just home on leave from Iraq. This was our Christmas.
We also actually got to spend our anniversary together too!!!



that's so awesome, Tam. I'm so glad you were able to spend time with him. When does he come home again?

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: La Roche on 08/02/07 at 12:03 am



that's so awesome, Tam. I'm so glad you were able to spend time with him. When does he come home again?


Yeah, when?

Hopefully f**kin permanently!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Tam on 08/02/07 at 12:17 am



that's so awesome, Tam. I'm so glad you were able to spend time with him. When does he come home again?



Yeah, when?

Hopefully f**kin permanently!


Not until '08 sometime.....

and thanks guys! ;)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 08/02/07 at 12:18 am


Not until '08 sometime.....

and thanks guys! ;)


man, that stinks Tam. Hopefully the time will go super fast for you guys.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: La Roche on 08/02/07 at 12:37 am


Not until '08 sometime.....

and thanks guys! ;)


All the respect in the world.

Seeing how f**ked up that place is, how little of a plan there was going in, that blokes like him still step up to the plate and go, that's taking one for the team if there ever was!
I know I wouldn't be able to do it.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Tam on 08/02/07 at 11:41 am


man, that stinks Tam. Hopefully the time will go super fast for you guys.



All the respect in the world.

Seeing how f**ked up that place is, how little of a plan there was going in, that blokes like him still step up to the plate and go, that's taking one for the team if there ever was!
I know I wouldn't be able to do it.


karma to both of you.

As a matter of fact, I have a lot to say on the subject now, but I think I will try and find another thread cause I really don't want to bring anyone down in this one. Can't go to politics though cause I tend to get a little one sided and blinded when it comes to this stuff.... who knows. ;)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 08/02/07 at 3:30 pm

I want to think about Christmas,get this heat away. :P

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 08/02/07 at 4:18 pm

Yes, the Christmas talk has begun, and I swear, I am going to start shopping now so I can not stress myself out!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 08/02/07 at 10:16 pm


Yes, the Christmas talk has begun, and I swear, I am going to start shopping now so I can not stress myself out!


That's what I have been doing. I buy things here and there, and keep putting it away...then by the time Christmas comes...I have a bunch of stuff stored up. :)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: whistledog on 08/02/07 at 11:03 pm


Well, this is indeed a different post for this time of year!

For Christmas 06 I just received:

A pair of Jordans
an iPod nano
and a bunch of time spent with hubby!

For those that don't know - hubby is a career soldier and was just home on leave from Iraq. This was our Christmas.
We also actually got to spend our anniversary together too!!!


You had Christmas in July 8)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Green Lantern on 08/02/07 at 11:21 pm

Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

^ I wasn't .......  until I saw the title of this thread  :P ;D

Gotta say though, this year has flown by. The subjective experience of time flying ever faster as you get older.  :(

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Tam on 08/02/07 at 11:42 pm


You had Christmas in July 8)


And it was AWESOME! ;D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Dominic L. on 08/02/07 at 11:57 pm


Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

^ I wasn't .......  until I saw the title of this thread  :P ;D

Gotta say though, this year has flown by. The subjective experience of time flying ever faster as you get older.  :(


Srsly. This year was a blur... Or maybe it's been so similar to itself that it just feels like one event.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: La Roche on 08/03/07 at 10:49 am

You know the funny thing about christmas -

It got me thinking about time.

Turns out it's been nearly 6 months since I moved back to the U.S.. and it's only 4 months until Christmas.. that's so weird, it feels like it's been a few weeks, so Christmas will be here tomorrow.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 08/03/07 at 11:08 am

On a day like today,I'd rather have it snow in August than have it Thunder And Lightning. ;D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 08/03/07 at 11:08 am


You know the funny thing about christmas -

It got me thinking about time.

Turns out it's been nearly 6 months since I moved back to the U.S.. and it's only 4 months until Christmas.. that's so weird, it feels like it's been a few weeks, so Christmas will be here tomorrow.



But It's August.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 08/03/07 at 11:09 am


Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

^ I wasn't .......  until I saw the title of this thread  :P ;D

Gotta say though, this year has flown by. The subjective experience of time flying ever faster as you get older.  :(




And before you know it,It'll be cold once again.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: DoctorFate on 08/03/07 at 11:14 am




And before you know it,It'll be cold once again.


... colder than a witch's ...

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 08/03/07 at 11:18 am


... colder than a witch's ...



brew? ???

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: DoctorFate on 08/03/07 at 11:31 am

Posted by: Howard



brew? ???


brew?  You wanna know if I want a brew? The brew is on YOU? Hey folks .... Howard's shouting the bar!  ;D

http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/14/occasion14.gif
We'll drink to that!
:D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/03/07 at 11:32 am

I could always start writing the cards out now?

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: DoctorFate on 08/03/07 at 11:34 am

^
Post then NOW ... they might get there by NEXT Christmas ...

:D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/03/07 at 11:35 am


^
Post then NOW ... they might get there by NEXT Christmas ...

:D
No chance there are lightning postal strikes.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: DoctorFate on 08/03/07 at 11:41 am

^It's now referred to as snail mail (regular mail) ... 'cause of its  .. uh .. speed  :-X ;D



The only resemblance it ever has to lightning is those lightning postal strikes!  :D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/03/07 at 11:42 am


^It's now referred to as snail mail (regular mail) ... 'cause of its  .. uh .. speed  :-X ;D



The only resemblance it ever has to lightning is those lightning postal strikes!  :D
Too true!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: DoctorFate on 08/03/07 at 11:44 am

They need you in the mail rooms ...  ;D

Your replies are like lightning!  ;D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 08/03/07 at 12:09 pm



brew?  You wanna know if I want a brew? The brew is on YOU? Hey folks .... Howard's shouting the bar!  ;D

http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/14/occasion14.gif
We'll drink to that!
:D


How about a Christmas Brew?

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: DoctorFate on 08/03/07 at 12:21 pm


How about a Christmas Brew?


As long as it's got alcohol in it ...

The 'Meth's are on you!

:D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/09/07 at 4:21 am


How about a Christmas Brew?
Mulled Wine?

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 08/09/07 at 6:27 am

http://www.x-entertainment.com/articles/0853/3.jpg


I love this cereal during Christmas Time. :)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 08/09/07 at 8:22 am


http://www.x-entertainment.com/articles/0853/3.jpg


I love this cereal during Christmas Time. :)



do they still make it?

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: lorac61469 on 08/09/07 at 11:01 am

I've gotten a couple of things.

High School Musical sheets and blanket for Megan. ::)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 08/09/07 at 7:37 pm



do they still make it?



probably during December when Key Food and other supermarkets sell it,only for a limited time.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 08/10/07 at 8:36 pm

I'm not thinking too much about Christmas yet, but I did notice the vacation calendar at work and had forgotten that I have the week off before Christmas & that will be nice to have the time to shop and do seasonal stuff  :)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 08/11/07 at 6:52 am

almost 4 months away.Damn,the year is going so fast,I'm not getting any younger.I'm starting to get some gray on the sides of my head. :o

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: MLB on 08/11/07 at 12:45 pm

I just saw Halloween candy in the store wrapped in plastic and sittin on a giant pallet that hadn't gone to the back yet in the middle of the aisle with back to school supplies. It was a true groan moment for me.  I admit the year pushes on no matter, but couldn't the stores at least be sensitive to the season and not push it so fast?

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 08/11/07 at 2:21 pm


I just saw Halloween candy in the store wrapped in plastic and sittin on a giant pallet that hadn't gone to the back yet in the middle of the aisle with back to school supplies. It was a true groan moment for me.  I admit the year pushes on no matter, but couldn't the stores at least be sensitive to the season and not push it so fast?


Yes, I work retail..we already have our fall/Halloween stuff out, our back to school stuff has been out for awhile now. We have Thanksgiving stuff that has been ready to put out, and believe it or not...we have Christmas stuff already in the warehouse!! :o

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Reynolds1863 on 08/11/07 at 4:58 pm

I've been watching Christmas stuff in youtube. :-[

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: nally on 08/11/07 at 9:57 pm

We already purchased our dated ornament for this year yesterday. Yesterday my mom and I were in the mall and stopped at the Hallmark card store...and we saw that the Christmas ornaments for this year were already being displayed for sale. The one we got this year was a tiny rabbit.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: MLB on 08/12/07 at 6:48 pm

Last December my niece was 9 months and the biggest thrill for her was the boxes and the bows!  Awwww... :)  yea, but now she's um, what's 19 months? A year and a half?  Well, she's more aware of her toys and what is going on around her so we shall have a fun Christmas. I was thinking the other day what I'm going to get her.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 08/12/07 at 11:04 pm

I bought a set of glittery plastic snowflake ornaments at a yard sale the other day, that's about as much of Christmas as I'm planning on right now.  ;D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 08/13/07 at 4:35 pm

No I'm not.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: whistledog on 08/16/07 at 5:46 pm

I am thinking about Christmas, but more for the cold weather.  I'd give anything to escape the heat right now

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Written By: lorac61469 on 08/16/07 at 6:29 pm

I picked up a few things today. Some High School Musical stuff for Megan (I figured I'd better get these things before they sell out ::) )and some Moon Sand, AquaDots and a ViewMaster for Hunter. 

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/19/07 at 1:30 am

Christmas was mentioned yesterday, plans are now being made.

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Written By: Howard on 08/20/07 at 4:10 pm

Almost 4 months away. :o

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/21/07 at 2:31 pm


Almost 4 months away. :o
anyone started shopping yet?

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Written By: Howard on 08/21/07 at 4:25 pm


anyone started shopping yet?


too early yet.

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 08/21/07 at 9:29 pm

Well, considering that the store that I work at has already started putting Christmas things out on the shelves...I don't think I have a choice! ::)

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Written By: Howard on 08/22/07 at 6:44 am

There's this new store that just opened up a few months ago in the Pathmark shopping center,It's called Christmas Plus,Halloween Plus and Drugs Plus.And this store will keep their Christmas/Halloween items on display all year round. 

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/22/07 at 7:41 am

The world famous store in Knightsbridge London has already open it's Christmas department.

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Written By: Green Lantern on 08/22/07 at 8:35 am


The world famous store in Knightsbridge London has already open it's Christmas department.


Jingle tills! $$$ Jingle tills! $$$ Jingle ALL the (Shareholders! :( :\'(  ) way!  :D ;D :D

'Oh what fun it is to open .. our cash registers for you today!'  :P

Whoa- ho ....

Jingle tills, jingle tills (etc; etc; etc;  ;D ).

Ahh ... yes ... so good to see that the mantra espoused by the likes of Gordon Gekko ... 'Greed is good'  (Wall Street movie) in the 'Me' / money grabbing  decade of the 1980's is well and truly over. They've waited till August to open their Xmas department. Back then .. it probably would have opened in February!  ;D :D ;D

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/22/07 at 9:04 am


Jingle tills! $$$ Jingle tills! $$$ Jingle ALL the (Shareholders! :( :\'(   ) way!  :D ;D :D

'Oh what fun it is to open .. our cash registers for you today!'  :P

Whoa- ho ....

Jingle tills, jingle tills (etc; etc; etc;  ;D ).

Ahh ... yes ... so good to see that the mantra espoused by the likes of Gordon Gekko ... 'Greed is good'  (Wall Street movie) in the 'Me' / money grabbing  decade of the 1980's is well and truly over. They've waited till August to open their Xmas department. Back then .. it probably would have opened in February!  ;D :D ;D
It would be interesting to see how well Hamleys is ready for Christmas?

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Written By: Howard on 08/22/07 at 6:53 pm


The world famous store in Knightsbridge London has already open it's Christmas department.


Isn't it too early? ???

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Written By: ultraviolet52 on 08/22/07 at 7:14 pm

I actually ordered some pretty Christmas wrapping paper from a co-worker who was passing something around for her kid who's doing fundraising. I thought, "Well, I probably can't get this paper anywhere else, so I'll get something unique."

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 08/22/07 at 9:46 pm

hahaha...I bought some stocking stuffers for Vaughn today. :D

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/23/07 at 3:00 am


Isn't it too early? ???
I always thought that Harrod's had a permenant Christmas Department.

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Written By: Badfinger-fan on 08/23/07 at 3:59 am

I thought about Christmas today. I thought of a couple gifts i need to get for friends and that I should order them early

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Written By: Howard on 08/23/07 at 1:25 pm

I hope on christmas,New York will get snow.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/23/07 at 6:03 am

With September coming toward a close in a weeks time, thoughts of Christmas Card buying are foremost.

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Written By: Howard on 09/23/07 at 6:57 am


With September coming toward a close in a weeks time, thoughts of Christmas Card buying are foremost.




Yeah 3 1/2 months away,would You believe It? :o

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Written By: Jessica on 09/23/07 at 9:04 am

I've been thinking about it a lot, mainly with guilt. We aren't going to California in December. Rice has a lot of stuff to do in school, which will limit his time off, and I don't feel right leaving him alone for the holidays, so we will be in Chicago for Christmas. My family is understandably disappointed about this. It can't be helped, and we'll still have family to hang with (my mom and dad will have my sister and her silly boyfriend to baby, and Rice will have me and the boy), but the guilt still eats at me because I know my dad is pretty much existing to watch the boy grow up. He keeps insisting that he'll fly out here, but I know his back would never allow the four and a half hour flight.

So now I have to find a tree (a small tree) and decorations and all that jazz.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Dominic L. on 09/23/07 at 9:43 am


I've been thinking about it a lot, mainly with guilt. We aren't going to California in December. Rice has a lot of stuff to do in school, which will limit his time off, and I don't feel right leaving him alone for the holidays, so we will be in Chicago for Christmas. My family is understandably disappointed about this. It can't be helped, and we'll still have family to hang with (my mom and dad will have my sister and her silly boyfriend to baby, and Rice will have me and the boy), but the guilt still eats at me because I know my dad is pretty much existing to watch the boy grow up. He keeps insisting that he'll fly out here, but I know his back would never allow the four and a half hour flight.

So now I have to find a tree (a small tree) and decorations and all that jazz.


>:-}D You should tell Jason that it's not Christmas until afterwards and use one of your neighbor's trees that the stuck out for the garbage man. And you can make the decorations at home!

And... Well, that's all I've got.

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Written By: Jessica on 09/23/07 at 11:48 am


>:-}D You should tell Jason that it's not Christmas until afterwards and use one of your neighbor's trees that the stuck out for the garbage man. And you can make the decorations at home!

And... Well, that's all I've got.


;D

I'm worried that I won't be able to find a small tree. The stores seem to deal in 7 foot trees and above, and all I want is a 4 footer so the boy can decorate it.

I also have a few keepsake ornaments that I brought with me from California: the Santa Claus I made in kindergarten, Jason's first Christmas ornament, my Gone With the Wind collectible ornaments, and a little penguin in a car that I got in fifth grade. :) I don't like those trees that have to look so symmetrical and perfect. I'd rather have a tree with ornaments that have meaning to me and my family. My mom's tree topper is a 40+ year old angel that my grandfather brought back from Germany. She also has an assortment of other ornaments that he brought back. They're gorgeous, and I'm surprised they've survived our family.

/end rambling

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/23/07 at 2:37 pm

I have my Advent Calendar ready.

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Written By: ultraviolet52 on 09/23/07 at 2:43 pm

I was at the mall on Friday. Macy's already had their entire Christmas tree collection all decorated for the holidays. I can't believe it!

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 09/23/07 at 5:41 pm


;D

I'm worried that I won't be able to find a small tree. The stores seem to deal in 7 foot trees and above, and all I want is a 4 footer so the boy can decorate it.

I also have a few keepsake ornaments that I brought with me from California: the Santa Claus I made in kindergarten, Jason's first Christmas ornament, my Gone With the Wind collectible ornaments, and a little penguin in a car that I got in fifth grade. :) I don't like those trees that have to look so symmetrical and perfect. I'd rather have a tree with ornaments that have meaning to me and my family. My mom's tree topper is a 40+ year old angel that my grandfather brought back from Germany. She also has an assortment of other ornaments that he brought back. They're gorgeous, and I'm surprised they've survived our family.

/end rambling


that's how I am...my tree consists of antiques that were my parents and GREAT grandma's...some of them are very old. It's more of a hodge podge...but when all put together, it looks fantastic. Although, just thinking about the holiday season just makes me wanna cry. I'm not in the mood at all to even celebrate anything. :-\\

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Written By: Howard on 09/23/07 at 5:47 pm

I'm seeing more Halloween stuff rather than Christmas items.

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Written By: statsqueen on 09/23/07 at 9:52 pm

Not ready!  Still looking for $$ for train tix for several trips to Chicago (for college visits) and for Micah's 18th birthday celebration (her b'day is 2 days before Christmas, so she'll celebrate on an earlier Saturday w/ her friends).

I expect to see decorations in the store about 3 days before Halloween.

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Written By: Jessica on 09/23/07 at 9:56 pm


Not ready!  Still looking for $$ for train tix for several trips to Chicago (for college visits) and for Micah's 18th birthday celebration (her b'day is 2 days before Christmas, so she'll celebrate on an earlier Saturday w/ her friends).

I expect to see decorations in the store about 3 days before Halloween.


Ooh, what college is she thinking of?

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Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 09/24/07 at 3:39 am

I have a few thoughts on Christmas, but am more concerned with Halloween.

My favorite band is back in town, and I plan to go armed to the teeth.
I met the Tubes back about 5 yrs. ago, and I am gonna pull every string I may have, to get my ass up on stage with them!

Fee & I were kinda close for awhile, so I think I stand a sporting chance.

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Written By: statsqueen on 09/24/07 at 9:16 am


Ooh, what college is she thinking of?



First choice:  Loyola Univ-Chicago
Others:  Univ IL Chicago, Robert Morris (Chicago), Rockford College (Illinois), UNC-Charlotte, Cedar Crest College (Allentown, PA), Washington State Univ (Pullman, WA), and the school where I work Ferris State Univ (Big Rapids, MI)

We are going to Loyola (again) on Oct 13 and I think UIC in November, maybe Robert Morris in there somewhere and Cedar Crest over Spring Break unless my parents have other ideas for her.

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Written By: lorac61469 on 09/24/07 at 10:01 am


;D

I'm worried that I won't be able to find a small tree. The stores seem to deal in 7 foot trees and above, and all I want is a 4 footer so the boy can decorate it.

I also have a few keepsake ornaments that I brought with me from California: the Santa Claus I made in kindergarten, Jason's first Christmas ornament, my Gone With the Wind collectible ornaments, and a little penguin in a car that I got in fifth grade. :) I don't like those trees that have to look so symmetrical and perfect. I'd rather have a tree with ornaments that have meaning to me and my family. My mom's tree topper is a 40+ year old angel that my grandfather brought back from Germany. She also has an assortment of other ornaments that he brought back. They're gorgeous, and I'm surprised they've survived our family.

/end rambling


Try Walmart and Kmart, they usually have small artificial trees. 

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 09/24/07 at 10:03 am


Try Walmart and Kmart, they usually have small artificial trees. 





we got these super cute trees in where I work...some of them are pink, white, and regular green.

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Written By: Jessica on 09/24/07 at 10:14 am



First choice:  Loyola Univ-Chicago
Others:  Univ IL Chicago, Robert Morris (Chicago), Rockford College (Illinois), UNC-Charlotte, Cedar Crest College (Allentown, PA), Washington State Univ (Pullman, WA), and the school where I work Ferris State Univ (Big Rapids, MI)

We are going to Loyola (again) on Oct 13 and I think UIC in November, maybe Robert Morris in there somewhere and Cedar Crest over Spring Break unless my parents have other ideas for her.


Excellent! I hope she gets into the college she really wants! I wanted hubby to get in the graduate program in San Diego, but here we are in Chicago (he goes to the University of Chicago), and you know what? I wouldn't change it for the world. Chicago is an awesome city. :)


Try Walmart and Kmart, they usually have small artificial trees. 


It will probably be Walmart then. Surprisingly, they don't have Christmas stuff out yet. Just Costco. But Costco has a pretty Advent Calendar that I wish I could afford.



we got these super cute trees in where I work...some of them are pink, white, and regular green.


The boys would kill me if I got a pink tree. ;D

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Written By: Gis on 09/24/07 at 10:17 am

My Mum bought me a little tree about 3 or 4 ft tall that I used to have for my bedroom. I still have most of the ornaments I used to put on it. My Nan bought me a little set of teddy bears in different colours to go on it which I still have.


I have actually bought a couple of christmas gifts but I was thinking I really ought to sit down and work out what I need to get and figure out what my budget is as ever money is tight this year and I have three birthdays before christmas to buy for and three in january as well...................  

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Written By: bookmistress4ever on 09/24/07 at 2:00 pm


It will probably be Walmart then. Surprisingly, they don't have Christmas stuff out yet. Just Costco. But Costco has a pretty Advent Calendar that I wish I could afford.

The boys would kill me if I got a pink tree. ;D




I always used to get my little trees at one of the local Dollar Stores.  But last year I did get my little 3 foot at Wal-Mart (or was it the year before...can't remember). 

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Written By: statsqueen on 09/24/07 at 2:09 pm


Try Walmart and Kmart, they usually have small artificial trees. 





We got a darling tree for our apt at Walmart....fiberoptic.  Then I bought mini colored balls and a couple boxes of sports themed (naturally just the football and basketball went on the tree!) ornaments.  All of the "traditional" ornaments of years past go on the tree my parents have because we spend Micah's birthday and Christmas with them.

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Written By: statsqueen on 09/24/07 at 2:13 pm


Excellent! I hope she gets into the college she really wants! I wanted hubby to get in the graduate program in San Diego, but here we are in Chicago (he goes to the University of Chicago), and you know what? I wouldn't change it for the world. Chicago is an awesome city. :)



Thank you for your kind wishes.  We both love Chicago very much.  I was hoping to make a weekend out of it, but the hotel I want to stay at is completely booked.  I would love it if she got into Loyola--the opportunities (academic and otherwise) are outstanding.  I would definitely be down about 1 weekend a month and she could come home for pork chops and green bean casserole any weekend she wanted (though I don't expect to see her home very often if she gets in down there!).

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Written By: ultraviolet52 on 09/24/07 at 2:30 pm

I went to our local crafts store yesterday and they had a nice holiday section up, mostly Halloween/Thanksgiving. I was surprised they hadn't gone on the Christmas bandwagon just quite yet. I am hoping this year we can go to some haunted houses (themed) like we did last year. That was fun!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 09/24/07 at 3:12 pm

I think winter will slap us in the face and I'm just guessing NY will have a white christmas.That's what the almanac said.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 09/24/07 at 4:30 pm


I think winter will slap us in the face and I'm just guessing NY will have a white christmas.That's what the almanac said.


I hope you have a beautiful white Christmas this year, Howard. Hopefully no heavy snowfall, but just right :0)

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Written By: Howard on 09/25/07 at 6:24 am


I hope you have a beautiful white Christmas this year, Howard. Hopefully no heavy snowfall, but just right :0)


Maybe a warm Winter.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: karen on 09/25/07 at 11:11 am

My daughter is.  She started talking about where we might put the Christmas tree in this house and what decorations we might have.  We left all of our stuff in the UK so I've got to buy everything!

I need to get organised in terms of buying presents so they can be sent over in good time (or perhaps get everything via Amazon).  Still not sure if we are going to go back to the UK this year.  We'd like to but the children's school holiday is so short we might not be able to.

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 09/25/07 at 11:12 am

Vaughn has already started his Christmas list to Santa. :D

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Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 09/25/07 at 11:17 am

I saw some books the other day that I wouldn't mind getting, but I'll have to drop the hints to Melissa.

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Written By: Gis on 09/25/07 at 12:24 pm


My daughter is.  She started talking about where we might put the Christmas tree in this house and what decorations we might have.  We left all of our stuff in the UK so I've got to buy everything!

I need to get organised in terms of buying presents so they can be sent over in good time (or perhaps get everything via Amazon).  Still not sure if we are going to go back to the UK this year.  We'd like to but the children's school holiday is so short we might not be able to.
Surface is 8 to 12 weeks!?! Airmail is scarily expensive so think lightweight if possible. 

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Written By: lorac61469 on 09/25/07 at 12:50 pm

I've already got a bunch of stuff for the kids.  I need to decide which are X-mas and which are going to be b-day.  Meg's b-day is Dec. 1 and Hunter's is Jan. 2. 

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Written By: Jessica on 09/25/07 at 1:38 pm

I pretty much know what I'm going to get Jason. He's into trains, and Costco has a HUGE train set with a table and storage drawers. It's pretty expensive, and that's all he would get from us. My mom and dad are going to send some gifts and give us a chunk of change as well, with the stipulation we spend it on ourselves (we have the tendency to go without so Jason could have things).

That's pretty much it. After moving (and just being broke in general), we can't afford much more beyond that. Not like the boy cares though. He'd be just as happy with dollar store stuff, but I KNOW he'd love that train set. :)

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 09/25/07 at 1:40 pm


I pretty much know what I'm going to get Jason. He's into trains, and Costco has a HUGE train set with a table and storage drawers. It's pretty expensive, and that's all he would get from us. My mom and dad are going to send some gifts and give us a chunk of change as well, with the stipulation we spend it on ourselves (we have the tendency to go without so Jason could have things).

That's pretty much it. After moving (and just being broke in general), we can't afford much more beyond that. Not like the boy cares though. He'd be just as happy with dollar store stuff, but I KNOW he'd love that train set. :)



the train set sounds awesome! I'm sure Jason will be thrilled with that! :)

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Written By: Marian on 09/25/07 at 2:13 pm

reluctantly.

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Written By: Howard on 09/25/07 at 4:47 pm

It's too early to think about it right now.

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 09/25/07 at 4:47 pm


It's too early to think about it right now.


it will be here before you know it.

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Written By: Howard on 09/25/07 at 5:00 pm


it will be here before you know it.



And we're already almost into October. :o

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 09/25/07 at 5:40 pm



And we're already almost into October. :o


I know..I can't believe it.

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Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 09/25/07 at 10:42 pm

I have to do some pondering this year.

I discovered not too long ago that Melissa enjoys Ralph Waldo Emerson.
9 1/2 yrs. together, and I just now discover this.

Teela...I figure, some Polly Pocket dolls, some Bobby Jack clothes, and a little music for her, and she's good to go.

Me, on the other hand.....let's just say that some of my "wishes" have been there for decades, and still haven't happened.
Feel free to ask me, about any of these.

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Written By: Dominic L. on 09/25/07 at 10:49 pm


I have to do some pondering this year.

I discovered not too long ago that Melissa enjoys Ralph Waldo Emerson.
9 1/2 yrs. together, and I just now discover this.

Teela...I figure, some Polly Pocket dolls, some Bobby Jack clothes, and a little music for her, and she's good to go.

Me, on the other hand.....let's just say that some of my "wishes" have been there for decades, and still haven't happened.
Feel free to ask me, about any of these.


What are these wishes of which you speak?

A record deal?

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Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 09/25/07 at 10:56 pm


What are these wishes of which you speak?

A record deal?


Well, that's more of a "Christmas miracle".

Actually, one of them is a sundial.
I collect Old World objects.

I also have wanted a fob-watch, or pocket watch, as we Americans call them.
One with Roman numerals, preferrably.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 09/25/07 at 11:39 pm

I wasn't thinking about Christmas until today, when my co-worker asked me if I wanted to buy something for his kids fundraiser. I said "sure, I'll buy something" and he handed me the catalog and it was all Christmas stuff.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Gis on 09/26/07 at 1:20 am


I wasn't thinking about Christmas until today, when my co-worker asked me if I wanted to buy something for his kids fundraiser. I said "sure, I'll buy something" and he handed me the catalog and it was all Christmas stuff.
Similar thing at my work, a collegue came round with a menu and asked me what I wanted for my work's christmas lunch. I chose prawn cocktail, chicken in red wine, and chocolate orange profiteroles. Typing that at this time in the morning makes me feel sick.... :P 

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 09/26/07 at 1:56 am


Similar thing at my work, a collegue came round with a menu and asked me what I wanted for my work's christmas lunch. I chose prawn cocktail, chicken in red wine, and chocolate orange profiteroles. Typing that at this time in the morning makes me feel sick.... :P 
and now they have you thinking about Christmas, and posting in this thread like me.  it seems too early to be planning Christmas stuff. That does sound like a very rich lunch, yet more enjoyable at the proper time of day.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Gis on 09/26/07 at 4:53 am


and now they have you thinking about Christmas, and posting in this thread like me.  it seems too early to be planning Christmas stuff. That does sound like a very rich lunch, yet more enjoyable at the proper time of day.
Yeah get me to lunchtime and I'll be drooling.  ;D 

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/26/07 at 4:54 am

QVC the shopping channel were selling christmas stuff on tv yesterday.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 09/26/07 at 6:29 am

I don't know what I'm getting my sweetie for Christmas but she'll get something. :)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 09/26/07 at 1:34 pm

Speaking of Christmas: Are we going to do the special threads again, such as:

-Secret Virtual-Santa
-Cards Thread

I thought those were soooooooo creative!
I'd be willing to do it again!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: statsqueen on 09/26/07 at 3:35 pm


I've already got a bunch of stuff for the kids.  I need to decide which are X-mas and which are going to be b-day.  Meg's b-day is Dec. 1 and Hunter's is Jan. 2. 



I always had that problem, too, with Micah's being Dec. 23.  When she was about 7 (maybe 6), she told me that she only wanted to open a couple of presents on her birthday and the rest on Christmas because Christmas is the most important birthday, not hers.  Now that she is older (18 this year), she pretty much knows what she is getting, just not when (I manage a surprise, but not many).  Sometimes she will tell me what to wrap in birthday paper and what to wrap in Christmas paper.  ::)  My mom's b'day is Jan. 4.  She was so excited about what I got her last year that I'm afraid this year is going to be a let down (she was still talking about it in June).

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: lorac61469 on 09/26/07 at 6:25 pm



I always had that problem, too, with Micah's being Dec. 23.  When she was about 7 (maybe 6), she told me that she only wanted to open a couple of presents on her birthday and the rest on Christmas because Christmas is the most important birthday, not hers.  Now that she is older (18 this year), she pretty much knows what she is getting, just not when (I manage a surprise, but not many).  Sometimes she will tell me what to wrap in birthday paper and what to wrap in Christmas paper.   ::)  My mom's b'day is Jan. 4.  She was so excited about what I got her last year that I'm afraid this year is going to be a let down (she was still talking about it in June).


I had a friend who's birthday was Dec 23 and she always complained about it not being a big deal because it was so close to the holiday.  When I was younger I always said I'd never have a baby close to Christmas...so much for that idea.  ;D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 09/26/07 at 6:27 pm


Speaking of Christmas: Are we going to do the special threads again, such as:

-Secret Virtual-Santa
-Cards Thread

I thought those were soooooooo creative!
I'd be willing to do it again!


Sure!  It was fun for me.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 09/26/07 at 11:27 pm

If we get more positive votes, then the thread will commence around late October.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 09/27/07 at 7:50 am


Speaking of Christmas: Are we going to do the special threads again, such as:

-Secret Virtual-Santa
-Cards Thread

I thought those were soooooooo creative!
I'd be willing to do it again!



heaven's yes....it was MOST fun! :)  I think this year it would be fun to actually start early and instead of virtual gifts....have real gifts...just something small ($5 or so) that can be sent to the person. Then...after the person receives it...they can post a picture of what they got. Yes? No?

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: La Roche on 09/27/07 at 8:04 am

I'm not really looking forward to Christmas.

I'm making the inevitable trip to the UK (Hi Mike!) and just realized.. I've been earning pretty good money since April and have been able to buy pretty much whatever I want, now I get to go to a country where my money is worth less than half what it is here.  ;D ::) Oh well, I guess there'll be a lot of financially imposed family time.  ;D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Jessica on 09/27/07 at 8:28 am

My aunt's birthday is actually ON Christmas. She insists that she gets robbed every year. ;D My mom told her that she was the worst Christmas gift their parents ever gave them all. :D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: statsqueen on 09/27/07 at 9:54 am


My aunt's birthday is actually ON Christmas. She insists that she gets robbed every year. ;D My mom told her that she was the worst Christmas gift their parents ever gave them all. :D


My mom's best friend's birthday is Christmas Day.  Don't know how she fared, but I always try to send a birthday card.  My mom always complained that she was short-changed because her birthday is Jan 4.  I personally think part of the problem is that she was a twin, they were born right around the depression, and they already had 2 older brothers.  :)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: statsqueen on 09/27/07 at 10:22 am


I had a friend who's birthday was Dec 23 and she always complained about it not being a big deal because it was so close to the holiday.  When I was younger I always said I'd never have a baby close to Christmas...so much for that idea.   ;D


;D  Don't worry about Micah.  ::) That child celebrates all month.  We have always made it a big deal.  Now that she's older, it's easier....one party w/ the friends and then celebrate on her b'day w/ family.  When she was younger, there was the party at the daycare, the party at school, the party with the friends, and then the family celebration.  (Plus she is the only child/grandchild/niece!)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 09/27/07 at 11:09 am



heaven's yes....it was MOST fun! :)  I think this year it would be fun to actually start early and instead of virtual gifts....have real gifts...just something small ($5 or so) that can be sent to the person. Then...after the person receives it...they can post a picture of what they got. Yes? No?


The question then becomes this:

Can it be bought & sent off in time?
And, if some people know certain addresses, then can it be considered a "true" Secret Santa?

I shall have to give it more thought.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 09/27/07 at 9:44 pm


The question then becomes this:

Can it be bought & sent off in time?
And, if some people know certain addresses, then can it be considered a "true" Secret Santa?

I shall have to give it more thought.


you bring up some good points. It could be more of a christmas grab-bag, I suppose.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 09/27/07 at 10:12 pm

I was looking at Christmas cards today.  I like to get a really early start on them 'cause by the time Christmas rolls around, I'm in a blue funk throughout the holidays.  :\'(

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 09/28/07 at 2:41 am


I was looking at Christmas cards today.  I like to get a really early start on them 'cause by the time Christmas rolls around, I'm in a blue funk throughout the holidays.   :\'(


Why so, Patty?

D'ya wanna sit on Santa's lap, and tell him what you REALLY want? ;) :D ;D :D ;)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 09/28/07 at 4:10 am


Why so, Patty?


I don't know really.  I think it's just that over the past few years rarely in my immediate family (mom and dad and bro and hubby) - they don't really celebrate it.  I mean mom puts up a tree and I put up a little tree (Hubby and I, and brother and I, don't exchange gifts) and we've never really been big on holiday traditions anyways.

I guess I'd like one of those "movie christmasses" just once. You know, where everybody breaks out into song and goes ice skating on the frozen-over pond and comes in and has hot chocolate?

Yeah, I know it's unrealistic.  It just seems like, nobody wants to be happy in my family much anymore.
It's kinda stressful.


D'ya wanna sit on Santa's lap, and tell him what you REALLY want? ;) :D ;D :D ;)


lol you are too funny! 

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 09/28/07 at 5:03 am


I don't know really.  I think it's just that over the past few years rarely in my immediate family (mom and dad and bro and hubby) - they don't really celebrate it.  I mean mom puts up a tree and I put up a little tree (Hubby and I, and brother and I, don't exchange gifts) and we've never really been big on holiday traditions anyways.

I guess I'd like one of those "movie christmasses" just once. You know, where everybody breaks out into song and goes ice skating on the frozen-over pond and comes in and has hot chocolate?

Yeah, I know it's unrealistic.  It just seems like, nobody wants to be happy in my family much anymore.
It's kinda stressful.


You need to celebrate Christmas with my family!

......Unfortunately, no real snow here.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Jessica on 09/28/07 at 8:45 am


I don't know really.  I think it's just that over the past few years rarely in my immediate family (mom and dad and bro and hubby) - they don't really celebrate it.  I mean mom puts up a tree and I put up a little tree (Hubby and I, and brother and I, don't exchange gifts) and we've never really been big on holiday traditions anyways.

I guess I'd like one of those "movie christmasses" just once. You know, where everybody breaks out into song and goes ice skating on the frozen-over pond and comes in and has hot chocolate?

Yeah, I know it's unrealistic.  It just seems like, nobody wants to be happy in my family much anymore.
It's kinda stressful.


You and your hubby can come hang with us. The Midway park thingy has an ice skating rink in December, and while you won't find my fat ass on it, I'm sure everyone else would love to go. :D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Gis on 09/28/07 at 10:37 am


I don't know really.  I think it's just that over the past few years rarely in my immediate family (mom and dad and bro and hubby) - they don't really celebrate it.  I mean mom puts up a tree and I put up a little tree (Hubby and I, and brother and I, don't exchange gifts) and we've never really been big on holiday traditions anyways.

I guess I'd like one of those "movie christmasses" just once. You know, where everybody breaks out into song and goes ice skating on the frozen-over pond and comes in and has hot chocolate?

Yeah, I know it's unrealistic.  It just seems like, nobody wants to be happy in my family much anymore.
It's kinda stressful.

lol you are too funny! 
:\'(  You make me feel so sad for you. I couldn't not exchange gifts, I love buying things for people. Can't you and your husband plan something special this year just for you maybe?

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 09/28/07 at 3:52 pm

I'll think about it in 3 1/2 months from now.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 09/28/07 at 5:52 pm


I'll think about it in 3 1/2 months from now.


So, on January 5th, then?

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 09/28/07 at 5:53 pm


So, on January 5th, then?


;D :D ;D silly!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 09/29/07 at 7:31 am


So, on January 5th, then?



By then It'd be too late.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/29/07 at 3:40 pm

We are going to a Car Boot Sale tomorrow, we have chance to buy the Christmas Presents there.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Reynolds1863 on 09/29/07 at 3:53 pm

I feel like watching the old black and white movie "White Christmas" Unfortunately I'm going to have to wait till it comes to the stores.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 09/29/07 at 4:53 pm

I've been buying things for Vaughn along the way...and I think I'm gonna open a layaway at Kmart soon. :)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Jessica on 09/29/07 at 6:01 pm


I've been buying things for Vaughn along the way...and I think I'm gonna open a layaway at Kmart soon. :)


Ooh, you just gave me a good idea. That would certainly help until December.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 09/29/07 at 7:14 pm


Ooh, you just gave me a good idea. That would certainly help until December.


Yes, I am giving all of my business to Kmart...because stupid Walmart did away with their layaway...jerks. ::)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: lorac61469 on 09/29/07 at 8:46 pm


Yes, I am giving all of my business to Kmart...because stupid Walmart did away with their layaway...jerks. ::)


I don't know why they did that, I'm sure they'll loose a lot of customers.

I saw a bunch of stuff at Target that I wanted to get for the kids, but since I have no where to hide the stuff I thought about putting it in layaway...unfortunately they don't have layaway.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 09/29/07 at 9:40 pm


I don't know why they did that, I'm sure they'll loose a lot of customers.

I saw a bunch of stuff at Target that I wanted to get for the kids, but since I have no where to hide the stuff I thought about putting it in layaway...unfortunately they don't have layaway.



I heard they did it, in order to be more like Target...figures. ::)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Jessica on 09/29/07 at 11:08 pm



I heard they did it, in order to be more like Target...figures. ::)


Ugh. I shudder everytime I have to go into a Target. Flashbacks and all. :P

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 09/30/07 at 12:24 am


:\'(  You make me feel so sad for you. I couldn't not exchange gifts, I love buying things for people. Can't you and your husband plan something special this year just for you maybe?


Yeah I think I'm gonna ask hubby if he would mind if we did something for Christmas.  Not entirely sure what yet, but something.  He's really easy going with me so he will probably agree.  I just gotta come up with something.  He even agreed to help me decorate our porch this year.  I'm so short, I have to stand on a chair to wrap the lights on the porch pole.  Things are looking up.  It never occured to me to JUST ASK.  Otherwise, he assumes I don't want to do anything.  ;D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 09/30/07 at 12:27 am


You need to celebrate Christmas with my family!

......Unfortunately, no real snow here.


You are very sweet!

We didn't have snow either here last year (as I recall), I think it was like 20 below zero (seriously) and our car died.  Not a fun winter.  lol

I'm thinking maybe if we volunteer at the soup kitchen or something that'll mean something.  I'd like to maybe do up some food baskets or get a couple names off the tree at the mall this year to get toys and books and stuff to the less fortunate kids.
I'm starting to get really excited now...I have a purpose!  I was feeling a little lost there for awhile.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 09/30/07 at 12:31 am


You and your hubby can come hang with us. The Midway park thingy has an ice skating rink in December, and while you won't find my fat ass on it, I'm sure everyone else would love to go. :D


You are so cool chicka!  You know I wanna come to Chi-town sometime and meet you guys.  I'm not real sure when we'll get out that way, but definately on the list of places and people I wanna go and meet.  Jason is a cutie pie.

I'm not really a skater either, although if I did fall, I have plenty of padding to cushion any falls.  I couldn't even manage to roller skate back when I was a kid, let alone ice skate.  But I like watching the skaters, even if I'm not graceful in this lifetime.  ;D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Gis on 09/30/07 at 4:03 am

So last spring I had a major sort out of all my autumn/winter clothes and got rid of a load of stuff. Suddenly it's got cold and I have nothing warm to wear.  ::)
On friday I went to buy some cheap stuff to see me through winter. I have promised myself faithfully it is the last shopping I do for myself, anything here after is for christmas!  ;D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/02/07 at 11:51 am

We saw nothing suitable at the Car Boot Sale last Sunday, we may well have to go to another one in a different area to find our Christmas Presents.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 10/02/07 at 7:51 pm

I have noticed the change in months, so I shall have to start organizing the Christmas threads.

Contact me, for details and questions, as well as ideas.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 10/03/07 at 1:18 pm

I might think of buying some presents soon.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: statsqueen on 10/03/07 at 1:51 pm

Now that we aren't going to UIC for their preview in Nov, I think we'll take Micah's "Safety Day" (first day of firearm deer season in MI) and go down to Grand Rapids to start shopping.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 10/04/07 at 1:48 am

Wal-Mart is ready, they've been putting christmas-y stuff in the aisles already.  I guess it's not THAT far off, but it just always seem to come sooner then I expect it to.  Go figure huh?  ;D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 10/04/07 at 2:04 am

Melissa & I have decided that we will have to tone down the daughter's gifts.

We have kinda overdone it before, and now we are dealing the repercussions.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Gis on 10/04/07 at 10:25 am

I'm pretty pleased. I found himself a shirt today which I got for christmas, he is so difficult to buy for I'm always excited to find something.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 10/04/07 at 11:17 am

If I can hold out until next month, there's a great Compendium of Ralph Waldo Emerson I want to get for Melissa.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/05/07 at 5:44 am

Leighton Buzzard a town in Bedfordshire, UK, have already put up the Christmas Lights.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 10/05/07 at 6:25 am


Leighton Buzzard a town in Bedfordshire, UK, have already put up the Christmas Lights.


Isn't it a little too early? ???

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/05/07 at 6:27 am


Isn't it a little too early? ???
Very early, I wonder what the local residents are saying?

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 10/05/07 at 6:28 am


Very early, I wonder what the local residents are saying?



Probably 2 months behind?

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: GoodRedShirt on 10/05/07 at 8:59 am

I'm quite happy to wait til December

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 10/05/07 at 4:11 pm


I'm quite happy to wait til December


I'm not looking forward to it.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/06/07 at 7:51 am


I'm not looking forward to it.
Just think all the overtime you will have and the extra money in your pockets?

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 10/06/07 at 11:50 am

I'm hoping to get Stakka Bo's recent LP, now that it's finally released in the US.
It's called "J.R."

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 10/06/07 at 8:18 pm


Just think all the overtime you will have and the extra money in your pockets?


Let's hope it doesn't snow.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: karen on 10/06/07 at 8:22 pm

bought some Christmas tree lights today.  Dai spotted a tree in the basement the other day, so we'll use that I reckon.  I thought I'd got some bargain baubles at a tag sale this morning but someone else just beat us to them  >:(

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 10/06/07 at 8:24 pm

Anybody know how long it takes to mail cards over to Iraq?  I wanna send another Christmas card out, but don't want it to be too late.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: statsqueen on 10/06/07 at 9:19 pm


Anybody know how long it takes to mail cards over to Iraq?  I wanna send another Christmas card out, but don't want it to be too late.



6 weeks?  I just wait for the radio to tell me.  Mushroom would know if you can find him.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 10/07/07 at 3:16 am



6 weeks?  I just wait for the radio to tell me.  Mushroom would know if you can find him.


U. S. Post Office website had last years date...just needed to adjust the dates a little

Packages being sent to all Air - Army Post Office or Fleet Post Office ZIP codes using Parcel Post, the most economical service, should be mailed no later than Monday, November 13th 12th. Letters and cards being sent by First-Class Mail to American troops in Iraq and Afghanistan should be mailed by December 4th 3rd in order to arrive in time for the holidays. Remember, all packages and mail must be addressed to individual service members.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 10/07/07 at 4:50 am


Anybody know how long it takes to mail cards over to Iraq?  I wanna send another Christmas card out, but don't want it to be too late.


Tam would be the one to speak to, about this.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 10/23/07 at 7:10 pm

Well, I have started wrapping Vaughn's christmas gifts...I'm trying to get these things done early this year.


Oh, I was just thinking....does anyone else think that a small Christmas grab bag gift exchange would be a feasible and good idea for us members? We could make like a $5 or $10 limit, and then do sort of like a secret santa/grab bag thing. If anyone is interested, let me know...I wouldn't mind organizing it. :)

Also, we have to start the holiday Christmas card exchange thing again pretty soon. I thought that was a great idea last year...I really enjoyed receiving and sending cards to all of you. :)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: whistledog on 10/23/07 at 7:13 pm

I am always thinking about Christmas.   Like the song says, It's the most wonderful time of the year, and really it is.  Looking outside, and seeing all the snow; the frost on your window; the christmas lights and decorations on houses, and going into stores and hearing xmas music and seeing the pretty displays.  I can't wait until the Christmas season :)

Now that I have a steady job, I can finally afford to get my folks something super for Christmas 8)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Green Lantern on 10/23/07 at 9:34 pm


I am always thinking about Christmas.  Like the song says, It's the most wonderful time of the year, and really it is.  Looking outside, and seeing all the snow; the frost on your window; the christmas lights and decorations on houses, and going into stores and hearing xmas music and seeing the pretty displays.  I can't wait until the Christmas season :)

Now that I have a steady job, I can finally afford to get my folks something super for Christmas 8)


I certainly miss all that. It NEVER feels /seems like Christmas here. No snow, little in the way of lights around the outsides of peoples houses (compared to N. America) .... no 'wonderland'. I'll have to get back over there some future year  around Christmas to re-live all that !

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Jessica on 10/23/07 at 9:38 pm

We bought our tree and stuff to go on it this past Saturday. I've also got a few presents for Jason in the closet. The big present (a giant train set with table) will be bought next month. I still need to find a place to hide it. :D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Marty McFly on 10/23/07 at 10:07 pm


Well, I have started wrapping Vaughn's christmas gifts...I'm trying to get these things done early this year.


Oh, I was just thinking....does anyone else think that a small Christmas grab bag gift exchange would be a feasible and good idea for us members? We could make like a $5 or $10 limit, and then do sort of like a secret santa/grab bag thing. If anyone is interested, let me know...I wouldn't mind organizing it. :)

Also, we have to start the holiday Christmas card exchange thing again pretty soon. I thought that was a great idea last year...I really enjoyed receiving and sending cards to all of you. :)


I think that's a great idea. I kept meaning to do it last year, but just slacked off until it was too late - sometimes I'm a slacker, just like the real Marty McFly was, lol. Of course I've got alot of ideas of what to make/buy/send for you (put it this way, I've started organizing it now), but I'd be happy to do the same for other people too.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/24/07 at 4:56 am

A commercial on the radio is playing that Mariah Carey Christmas song in the background.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 10/24/07 at 6:35 am

Now that I have a good job and a good income I can finally afford to buy my sweetie something good for Christmas. :)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/24/07 at 6:36 am


Now that I have a good job and a good income I can finally afford to buy my sweetie something good for Christmas. :)
Do let us know when the Christmas music starts being played over the PA system at Pathmark.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Gis on 10/24/07 at 6:48 am

I'm up for the card exchange too, hopefully they will get there quicker than the recipes I sent Hawk!  ::)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 10/24/07 at 7:05 am

Those that are interested in the grab bag gift idea....just PM me so that I know to add you to the list. :)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 10/24/07 at 7:16 am


Do let us know when the Christmas music starts being played over the PA system at Pathmark.


I think as late as late November. :P

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: karen on 10/24/07 at 7:54 am

We were discussing what presents we could buy people over the weekend.  We are going to try and make the most of the decent (for us) exchange rate and get most things here.  Then when we've delivered the presents we'll be able to fill our suitcase with things (food) we can't find here.

Also I bought some more decorations at the weekend.  I might pick some more up this week, I've noticed one or two places advertising last years stock at reduced prices.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Green Lantern on 10/24/07 at 8:49 am


We were discussing what presents we could buy people over the weekend.  We are going to try and make the most of the decent (for us) exchange rate and get most things here.  Then when we've delivered the presents we'll be able to fill our suitcase with things (food) we can't find here.

Also I bought some more decorations at the weekend.  I might pick some more up this week, I've noticed one or two places advertising last years stock at reduced prices.


Just had a quick look at your profile. It needs updating, as according to it ... your current location is still 'England'. Where in the U.S. are you living now?

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: karen on 10/24/07 at 10:20 am


Just had a quick look at your profile. It needs updating, as according to it ... your current location is still 'England'. Where in the U.S. are you living now?


Hmm, that's odd.  I'm fairly sure I had changed it when I changed my e-mail address.

I'm in Connecticut.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 10/24/07 at 7:37 pm


Those that are interested in the grab bag gift idea....just PM me so that I know to add you to the list. :)


I believe we discussed this last month.

As I previously stated, the main question I have is:
If this is more of a "Secret Santa" idea, how do we actually keep it secret, if it gets sent to someone?

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: karen on 10/24/07 at 8:13 pm


I believe we discussed this last month.

As I previously stated, the main question I have is:
If this is more of a "Secret Santa" idea, how do we actually keep it secret, if it gets sent to someone?

You can post something without them knowing who its from can't you?

Quirk could collect names and addresses of willing participants and Vaughn could help her draw names out of the hat.  She would then pm you the name and address of the person for whom you are to be secret santa.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 10/24/07 at 9:29 pm


You can post something without them knowing who its from can't you?

Quirk could collect names and addresses of willing participants and Vaughn could help her draw names out of the hat.  She would then pm you the name and address of the person for whom you are to be secret santa.


Hmmmm......possible.
I shall have to give it some more thought.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 10/25/07 at 7:18 am

I can't wait for:

The Beatles
Wham!
Jose Feliciano
Dominic The Donkey

to be played over the radio. :P

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: KKay on 10/25/07 at 7:21 am

I'jm thinking about it now.
someone just told me they were done with their shopping.

drat! >:(

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 10/25/07 at 7:35 am


I'jm thinking about it now.
someone just told me they were done with their shopping.

drat! >:(


month and a half early?  :o

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: KKay on 10/25/07 at 7:36 am


month and a half early?  :o


i know. it's amazing to me!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 10/25/07 at 7:47 am


i know. it's amazing to me!



I won't do shopping till next month or so.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 10/25/07 at 7:49 am


You can post something without them knowing who its from can't you?

Quirk could collect names and addresses of willing participants and Vaughn could help her draw names out of the hat.  She would then pm you the name and address of the person for whom you are to be secret santa.



yes, that is a great idea...sort of what I was thinking of doing anyway, Karen. :)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: KKay on 10/25/07 at 8:19 am



yes, that is a great idea...sort of what I was thinking of doing anyway, Karen. :)


it's pretty much the way we did it last time.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 10/25/07 at 8:51 am

I just was thinking...why does it have to be a surprise totally?  I mean, you can put your name to it when you send it.  You don't know who you are getting a present from or even when or what...but once you do get something...well I mean..it's still a surprise, just like if you would do a secret santa gift for a club...you usually find out who it's from when you open it.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Jessica on 10/25/07 at 9:11 am


I just was thinking...why does it have to be a surprise totally?  I mean, you can put your name to it when you send it.  You don't know who you are getting a present from or even when or what...but once you do get something...well I mean..it's still a surprise, just like if you would do a secret santa gift for a club...you usually find out who it's from when you open it.




Yeah, we did a gift exchange on another board one year. One of the members picked the names and then just PM'd the names to everyone. Since she wanted to participate, her husband helped her with her secret Santa picks. :) We didn't find out who our Secret Santa was until they sent the present. It worked out great. :)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 10/25/07 at 11:43 am


I just was thinking...why does it have to be a surprise totally?  I mean, you can put your name to it when you send it.  You don't know who you are getting a present from or even when or what...but once you do get something...well I mean..it's still a surprise, just like if you would do a secret santa gift for a club...you usually find out who it's from when you open it.




that's very true!


Yeah, we did a gift exchange on another board one year. One of the members picked the names and then just PM'd the names to everyone. Since she wanted to participate, her husband helped her with her secret Santa picks. :) We didn't find out who our Secret Santa was until they sent the present. It worked out great. :)


That's a great idea! :)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/25/07 at 11:43 am

Christmas is two months away now!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Reynolds1863 on 10/25/07 at 1:57 pm

I was watching a bits of A Peanuts Christmas" . . .again. :-[

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/25/07 at 4:21 pm

How many shopping days left to Christmas?

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: nally on 10/25/07 at 4:24 pm


How many shopping days left to Christmas?

Well, as of October 25th (the 298th day of the year), Christmas (the 359th day) is 61 days away (359 minus 298).


For places where it's already Oct 26th, there's 60 days left.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/25/07 at 4:26 pm


Well, as of October 25th (the 298th day of the year), Christmas (the 359th day) is 61 days away (359 minus 298).


For places where it's already Oct 26th, there's 60 days left.
..and now (as you have done) Sundays are shopping days now.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: nally on 10/25/07 at 4:28 pm


..and now (as you have done) Sundays are shopping days now.

Yes, for us, Sundays can be shopping days, since we have those days off (at least in the afternoon).

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: GoodRedShirt on 10/25/07 at 4:38 pm

Not really, but it's getting there. Already Christmas decorations being sold, wont be long and the decorations will be up in Malls and around the streets. Always nice seeing the odd house with a full display of lights around December. And the warmer weather makes it feel more Christmassy too.

I'll start brainstorming ideas for Christmas gifts come November 15 (when Course finishes)

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: karen on 10/25/07 at 8:04 pm


Yes, for us, Sundays can be shopping days, since we have those days off (at least in the afternoon).


Until fairly recently most shops closed on Sundays in the UK

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/26/07 at 4:31 am


Until fairly recently most shops closed on Sundays in the UK
On a Sunday back then, you would had struggle to buy anything on that day. Newsagents would not remain open long and the town centres were deserted.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 10/26/07 at 4:05 pm


Christmas is two months away now!


It's ridiculous how this year has gone by so fast within the blink of an eye. :o

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/26/07 at 4:41 pm


It's ridiculous how this year has gone by so fast within the blink of an eye. :o
You took the words right out of my mouth.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: GoodRedShirt on 10/26/07 at 5:58 pm


On a Sunday back then, you would had struggle to buy anything on that day. Newsagents would not remain open long and the town centres were deserted.
I think it was a good idea having at least one day a week where most places closed.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: nally on 10/26/07 at 8:02 pm


It's ridiculous how this year has gone by so fast within the blink of an eye. :o

It sure is. It seems like just a short time ago we were just getting started with the year.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Tam on 10/26/07 at 11:27 pm

My shopping is almost complete!!!! Thank goodness!!

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Written By: coqueta83 on 10/27/07 at 12:28 am

Yup, I'm seeing Christmas decorations at some of the stores already. They'll be many more once Halloween is over.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Gis on 10/27/07 at 3:11 am

My Dad always says we have to have his birthday first, which is in November, before we can talk about christmas!

Actually I bought him something and then *panic*. I convinced myself I had already bought it for him last year. I went over and did a sweep of the whole house muttering 'I'm just looking for something' much to their confussion, luckily I was wrong so the present is good to go.  ;D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Gis on 10/27/07 at 3:14 am

I have to go get chocolate for my godchildren in America today. The eldest two are 14 and 13 so I asked them if they still wanted it or if they felt they were too old now. I got an emphatic YES PLEASE.with the add on English chocolate is so damn nice, can you please send Mum some too because she keeps stealing ours'  ;D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/27/07 at 3:18 am


I have to go get chocolate for my godchildren in America today. The eldest two are 14 and 13 so I asked them if they still wanted it or if they felt they were too old now. I got an emphatic YES PLEASE.with the add on English chocolate is so damn nice, can you please send Mum some too because she keeps stealing ours'  ;D
What is wrong with Belgium Chocolate?

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Gis on 10/27/07 at 3:20 am


What is wrong with Belgium Chocolate?
Nothing it's lovely.  ;D

I guess they don't get it where they are, or just don't buy it.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/27/07 at 3:21 am


Nothing it's lovely.  ;D

I guess they don't get it where they are, or just don't buy it.
It is a good excuse to jump on the Eurostar and buy some in Brussells

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Gis on 10/27/07 at 3:23 am


It is a good excuse to jump on the Eurostar and buy some in Brussells
only if someone else is paying for the tickets, I'm as poor as a church mouse, no infact I'm worse off than a church mouse because I don't think they have store or credit cards.................. 

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/27/07 at 3:28 am


only if someone else is paying for the tickets, I'm as poor as a church mouse, no infact I'm worse off than a church mouse because I don't think they have store or credit cards.................. 
One day your day will come.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Gis on 10/27/07 at 3:30 am


One day your day will come.
I'll probably be too busy shopping to realise.  ;D

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 10/27/07 at 3:44 am


I have to go get chocolate for my godchildren in America today. The eldest two are 14 and 13 so I asked them if they still wanted it or if they felt they were too old now. I got an emphatic YES PLEASE.with the add on English chocolate is so damn nice, can you please send Mum some too because she keeps stealing ours'  ;D


That's funny, because Cadbury Chocolate is available in the U.S. and it is really good (as I recall), although I haven't had any in a long time.

I think Hershey's make Cadbury here, which is amusing in itself.
http://www.hersheys.com/products/details/cadbury.asp?id=446-748

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/27/07 at 3:48 am


I'll probably be too busy shopping to realise.  ;D
We went on cheap vouchers in the Evening Standard.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 10/27/07 at 4:25 am

One thing I LOVE is Toblerone chocolate.

I remember getting it as a child.......now, it's so hard to find!
It's like Poulsbo Bread!

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Gis on 10/27/07 at 10:41 am


One thing I LOVE is Toblerone chocolate.

I remember getting it as a child.......now, it's so hard to find!
It's like Poulsbo Bread!
Really? It's everywhere here. They have a new fruit and nut one which is to die for. They also do it in White and Dark chocolate.

Hmm maybe I'll have to see if I can get some over to you in time for christmas...............

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Reynolds1863 on 10/27/07 at 10:48 am

Has anyone heard of "clear toy pops".  They're like lollipop only they're shaped like Christmas items.  They've got a really neat homemade flavor.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?

Written By: Howard on 10/27/07 at 4:03 pm

Merry Christmas.

Subject: Re: Anyone else besides me thinking about Christmas already?