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Re: Slay Christmas, you know you wanna

Postby Queen K » Dec 19th, 2016, 6:27 am

http://www.castanet.net/news/BC/183925/ ... tmas-blues

This is why I start a "kill Christmas" thread every year.

For many, the pressures to overbuy what one can afford is just too much too.
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Re: Slay Christmas, you know you wanna

Postby Fancy » Dec 19th, 2016, 7:55 am

It's up to each generation to pass on to the next the meaning of Christmas and downsize the expense. I put the focus on togetherness, family, reach out and touch someone, let those you care about know you're thinking of them. I love buying presents but they certainly don't have to cost much - even towels can be outrageously expensive so choose wisely.
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Re: Slay Christmas, you know you wanna

Postby Fancy » Dec 19th, 2016, 12:12 pm

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Re: Slay Christmas, you know you wanna

Postby Queen K » Dec 19th, 2016, 5:57 pm

http://www.livingly.com/The+Most+Popula ... +Operation

Did you wake up one Christmas morning and be the most disappointed kid on the block?

Did you get the most popular Christmas toy or not?

Go.
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Re: Slay Christmas, you know you wanna

Postby sobrohusfat » Dec 19th, 2016, 6:53 pm

...as long as there was some legos or army guys somewhere in there then the socks and art supplies were just fine too.
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Re: Slay Christmas, you know you wanna

Postby Queen K » Dec 19th, 2016, 6:54 pm

I remember getting Battleship under the tree, my brother got it.

I had an Easy-Bake oven. I wonder if that's the real reason I don't bake anything to this day?
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Re: Slay Christmas, you know you wanna

Postby Fancy » Dec 19th, 2016, 6:56 pm

Never woke up disappointed and don't remember getting the cool toys (some years the complete opposite but folks tried hard). Still love opening presents even if it's underwear and socks.
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Re: Slay Christmas, you know you wanna

Postby Lady tehMa » Dec 19th, 2016, 10:11 pm

The best present I ever had was a huge dollhouse Santa (my parents) built - never mind I had to share with my sisters, it was great.
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Re: Slay Christmas, you know you wanna

Postby Queen K » Dec 24th, 2016, 5:18 pm

Christmas clearly is upon us.

I Wish all my real friends here an extra special Merry Christmas, if it weren't for Castanet we would not have met as there is no finer way to meet people with shared interests once we put the keyboards aside. To you all, you know hwo you are:

:smt111

To those whom I have not met, it's okay, not everyone wants the "next level" and that's how life is, Merry Christmas to you all!

And to all I wish you all a Happy New Year.
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Re: Slay Christmas, you know you wanna

Postby flamingfingers » Dec 24th, 2016, 5:55 pm

Christmas decorations - Zero.
Christmas presents bought - Zero.
Visiting (even by e-mails) friends and family - Priceless!
Why do people who fancy themselves "fiscal conservatives" not scream at hidden debt accumulated in the past dozen years? Or, do they only object to spending on social programs?

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Re: Slay Christmas, you know you wanna

Postby Bman » Dec 24th, 2016, 6:04 pm

flamingfingers wrote:Christmas decorations - Zero.
Christmas presents bought - Zero.
Visiting (even by e-mails) friends and family - Priceless!

Ditto.
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Re: Slay Christmas, you know you wanna

Postby flamingfingers » Dec 24th, 2016, 6:09 pm

Hugs to ya G - you have such a big heart!
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Re: Slay Christmas, you know you wanna

Postby Queen K » Dec 25th, 2016, 3:22 pm

So how is Christmas working out for everyone today?

Anyone "take one for the team" yet?
Anyone still wrapping up presents?
Anyone out taking walks and visiting gramma and grampa in independent living homes?

What's going on?
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Re: Slay Christmas, you know you wanna

Postby Bman » Dec 25th, 2016, 3:45 pm

George Michael died.
I had him as a celebrity ghoul pool pick.
2200 to 1. I had 5 bucks on him.
Sweet.
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Re: Slay Christmas, you know you wanna

Postby youhavegottobekidding » Dec 25th, 2016, 7:06 pm

Queen K wrote:Am I the only one?

Just do away with it already.


Hi there....I agree 100% with you......I just do NOT like xmas....Too much hype. Good thing my wife feels the same way....Have a good week!! Best of 2017 to you...

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