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Postby Ted Striker » Mon Nov 29, 2010 10:34 pm

If you're under 60, a fake tree is terrible.

Heard a 12 yo girl at the store say she hates xmas because people are "festive." Girl must get some awful presents.
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Postby Brian » Mon Nov 29, 2010 10:37 pm

The year after Dad died, Mom said "OK, I'll let you two (me and sister) open up one gift on Christmas Eve...the rest are for tomorrow."

I picked one, thinking it was a video game. Instead, it was a package of:

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I'm 32. Still hate Christmas Eve.

Edit: that was not a "whoa is me" post. Still got great gifts that year....just happened to pick the shittiest stocking stuffer the night before.
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Postby Mk » Mon Nov 29, 2010 10:46 pm

Jeez. My condolences.
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Postby mcm » Mon Nov 29, 2010 10:47 pm

mom should have let you pick another gift
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Postby tballa55 » Mon Nov 29, 2010 10:49 pm

Sorry for your loss, Mikael....oh wait Brian
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Postby Brian » Mon Nov 29, 2010 10:50 pm

THANK YOU! I've been trying to tell her that for fourteen years.

Mom being Mom, though, she pulled the "fine, then you don't get to pick anything on Christmas Eve if you're going to complain about it."
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Postby Mk » Mon Nov 29, 2010 10:54 pm

And you've been looking for open bars at 7am ever since.

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Postby Brian » Mon Nov 29, 2010 10:55 pm

That was two years ago...let it go.

Well, not two years since I've looked for a bar at 7:00 AM, just two years since I regrettably advertised it.
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Postby Section 40 » Mon Nov 29, 2010 10:58 pm

GodofThunder wrote:Having a toddler is a legitimate excuse. Pine needles aren't good on the stomach.

Pine needles are roughage. Why would a baby eat needles? Does the child eat grass and leaves as well? Glass bulbs are more dangerous, go plastic.
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Postby MCA » Mon Nov 29, 2010 11:14 pm

DB said it best. XMas eve is my #1 food night of the year hands down. Godfather owns liquor stores = top shelf vino and booze all night long.

rents make the ham. boiled octopus salad...insane veal rollatani ..... shrimp cocktail out the yin yang.....meatballs....i'll legitimately have 7 helpings.
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Postby vtexposfan » Tue Nov 30, 2010 4:22 am

Christmas was for a long time my favorite holiday, but has really become less important to me since:

1) I outgrew the toy age

2) I got a job where I can go home for Thanksgiving like a normal person

3) My brother moved to Phoenix and doesn't fly back for the holidays

4) My parents got divorced.

I like the peace of the season (even I chill the fuck out for a month), but it's been surpassed by Independence Day as my favorite.
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Postby Boston » Tue Nov 30, 2010 11:26 am

Not a huge fan of Christmas per se but moreso the stretch that began last week and goes through January 4th.

Everyone checks out, a lot of parties and a lot of good food and drink. And two weeks off.
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Postby lugnutz » Tue Nov 30, 2010 12:03 pm

Christmas eve used to be the go to food event of the year for me as well. Then Nana passed. The Polish, Swedish, and Italian foods were piled high.
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Postby Mk » Tue Nov 30, 2010 12:11 pm

Mk wrote:Jeez. My condolences.
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Postby tballa55 » Tue Nov 30, 2010 12:28 pm

Sorry for your loss, Mikael....oh wait Brian...oh wait i mean Lugz

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