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2014/12/02 13:59:02 (permalink)

Do you love Christmas?

What makes it for you?
 
I actually really like it but find it harder and harder to get into each year.
 
I think its because they water it down by starting everything so early (end of August in some shops) and I spose the general commercialisation of it all but for the kids I think its great.
 
Theres a lot I dont like, the ever increasing demands on parents to spend massive amounts of money on presents but I think theres a lot to like as well. Especially the food :)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



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Re: Do you love Christmas? 2014/12/02 14:03:37 (permalink)
I hate it to be honest!
 
It was great when I was a child, and I'm sure I will enjoy it again whenever I have kids of my own.

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Re: Do you love Christmas? 2014/12/02 14:05:47 (permalink)
I love it and hate it in equal measures.
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Re: Do you love Christmas? 2014/12/02 14:06:18 (permalink)
I used to love it before seeing through the charade

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Re: Do you love Christmas? 2014/12/02 14:16:31 (permalink)
Time off work, not getting judged for having a tipple at 10am, time with friends and family and loads of good food are all things I love. I hate everything else!
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Re: Do you love Christmas? 2014/12/02 14:25:54 (permalink)
If it wasn't such an unbearably lonely and miserable time for those people who are not fortunate enough to have a loving family then I'd love it.
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Re: 2014/12/02 14:30:54 (permalink)
I think it suffers from overexposure these days. I get sick of hearing about it when people in work start talking about booking the Christmas dinner in August.

That being said I look forward to watching Elf every year.
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Re: 2014/12/02 14:52:28 (permalink)
Yes! I have to admit it is loosing some of it's shine now the kids are up however and this year we have decided to miss most of the build up by p*ssing off on holiday until the 23/24th.

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Re: Do you love Christmas? 2014/12/02 14:56:23 (permalink)
I usually love it.  My parents always made a big deal out of Xmas even once we had grown up.  Spent a fortune on us!  Then I had my own kids and that obviously makes it even more exciting.
 
This year will be my first year away from my ex and kids and I'll be at my parents.  It'll be upsetting but I will get plenty of time with the kids, but I know it won't be the same.  The best part of xmas for me with the kids, is seeing them come down on a morning on the days following after xmas and remembering all the toys they've got and I won't really get that.
 
My ex has suggested I go round first thing Xmas morning to watch them open their presents.  To be honest, I really don't want to do this but I feel I should for the sake of the kids.  We barely speak at the minute...... not because of a fall out, we just don't have to..... so I can't imagine how awkward it's going to be.
 
But as much as it'll be a little bit depressing being at my parents house, in many ways it'll be sort of comforting.  Almost like having a childhood xmas re-run!  It'll also be nice to see the kids have xmas (or part of it) at my parents house like I used to.
post edited by brittas - 2014/12/02 15:14:06
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Re: 2014/12/02 14:59:45 (permalink)
Nope I Kin hate it with a passion. Its pointless and shte. As self employed it means everything stops working for a month, have to spend unnecessary time being nice to people i bloody hate. 
 
Tv is **** either begging adverts with starving kids etc on them or its re runs of old ****ty tv. 
 
Xmas food is rubbish I mean its just a roast when all is said an done yet a big fuss is made. 
 
Children are not in school therefore are free to spread there pestilence and other unmentionable things which are normally resigned to classrooms and parents. 
 
 
Arghhhh I hate and Yes I am a grinch to the point I moved to a ski resort and a mountain hut for Xmas hahaha. 
 
 
 

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Re: 2014/12/02 15:16:49 (permalink)
Rasputin
Nope I Kin hate it with a passion. Its pointless and shte. As self employed it means everything stops working for a month, have to spend unnecessary time being nice to people i bloody hate. 
 
Tv is **** either begging adverts with starving kids etc on them or its re runs of old ****ty tv. 
 
Xmas food is rubbish I mean its just a roast when all is said an done yet a big fuss is made. 
 
Children are not in school therefore are free to spread there pestilence and other unmentionable things which are normally resigned to classrooms and parents. 
 
 
Arghhhh I hate and Yes I am a grinch to the point I moved to a ski resort and a mountain hut for Xmas hahaha. 
 
 
 




You miserable ****! 
 

 
I love Xmas! The whole ritual of putting the tree up, eating loads of nice and unhealthy food, visiting relatives, watching films on TV and slobbing for the whole day.
post edited by Lay - 2014/12/02 15:18:55
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Re: Do you love Christmas? 2014/12/02 15:28:10 (permalink)
brittas
I usually love it.  My parents always made a big deal out of Xmas even once we had grown up.  Spent a fortune on us!  Then I had my own kids and that obviously makes it even more exciting.
 
This year will be my first year away from my ex and kids and I'll be at my parents.  It'll be upsetting but I will get plenty of time with the kids, but I know it won't be the same.  The best part of xmas for me with the kids, is seeing them come down on a morning on the days following after xmas and remembering all the toys they've got and I won't really get that.
 
My ex has suggested I go round first thing Xmas morning to watch them open their presents.  To be honest, I really don't want to do this but I feel I should for the sake of the kids.  We barely speak at the minute...... not because of a fall out, we just don't have to..... so I can't imagine how awkward it's going to be.
 
But as much as it'll be a little bit depressing being at my parents house, in many ways it'll be sort of comforting.  Almost like having a childhood xmas re-run!  It'll also be nice to see the kids have xmas (or part of it) at my parents house like I used to.


Get yourself round there and see the kids opening their presents mate. That all that matters.

You're both big enough to be amicable I'm sure.
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Re: Do you love Christmas? 2014/12/02 15:30:19 (permalink)
 
 
Spending quality time with family is great, - as is the time off work.  Yeah I like it.  It's what you make of it.
 
 
 
 

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Re: 2014/12/02 15:30:56 (permalink)
Good to see all the family, it's good to see my kids excited but personally Christmas depresses me and I'm glad when it's over.

I also don't like any of the celebrated holidays, it's all a con to make businesses more money
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Re: 2014/12/02 15:33:23 (permalink)
As we've seen here on MT as our members age(or some anyway ha ha) our thoughts and sentiments change. So now that I'm a grand dad I enjoy what they do and how they are more, I think, than I do for myself. Such is the passing of time.

 
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Re: Do you love Christmas? 2014/12/02 15:36:51 (permalink)
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I usually love it.  My parents always made a big deal out of Xmas even once we had grown up.  Spent a fortune on us!  Then I had my own kids and that obviously makes it even more exciting.
 
This year will be my first year away from my ex and kids and I'll be at my parents.  It'll be upsetting but I will get plenty of time with the kids, but I know it won't be the same.  The best part of xmas for me with the kids, is seeing them come down on a morning on the days following after xmas and remembering all the toys they've got and I won't really get that.
 
My ex has suggested I go round first thing Xmas morning to watch them open their presents.  To be honest, I really don't want to do this but I feel I should for the sake of the kids.  We barely speak at the minute...... not because of a fall out, we just don't have to..... so I can't imagine how awkward it's going to be.
 
But as much as it'll be a little bit depressing being at my parents house, in many ways it'll be sort of comforting.  Almost like having a childhood xmas re-run!  It'll also be nice to see the kids have xmas (or part of it) at my parents house like I used to.


Get yourself round there and see the kids opening their presents mate. That all that matters.

You're both big enough to be amicable I'm sure.



This!
 
Brittas mate, don't start missing times like Xmas mornings as kids remember them. Be an adult/bigger person.
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Re: Do you love Christmas? 2014/12/02 16:17:08 (permalink)
No not really, it is way way too commercialised now. The only thing I enjoy is eating and drinking loads lol....
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Re: Do you love Christmas? 2014/12/02 16:24:52 (permalink)
Never liked Xmas, feels like it's all about consumption but what winds me up is it start's before Halloween now a days!!!
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Re: Do you love Christmas? 2014/12/02 16:26:00 (permalink)
Xmas tree still up from last year
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Re: Do you love Christmas? 2014/12/02 16:27:29 (permalink)
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I usually love it.  My parents always made a big deal out of Xmas even once we had grown up.  Spent a fortune on us!  Then I had my own kids and that obviously makes it even more exciting.
 
This year will be my first year away from my ex and kids and I'll be at my parents.  It'll be upsetting but I will get plenty of time with the kids, but I know it won't be the same.  The best part of xmas for me with the kids, is seeing them come down on a morning on the days following after xmas and remembering all the toys they've got and I won't really get that.
 
My ex has suggested I go round first thing Xmas morning to watch them open their presents.  To be honest, I really don't want to do this but I feel I should for the sake of the kids.  We barely speak at the minute...... not because of a fall out, we just don't have to..... so I can't imagine how awkward it's going to be.
 
But as much as it'll be a little bit depressing being at my parents house, in many ways it'll be sort of comforting.  Almost like having a childhood xmas re-run!  It'll also be nice to see the kids have xmas (or part of it) at my parents house like I used to.


Get yourself round there and see the kids opening their presents mate. That all that matters.

You're both big enough to be amicable I'm sure.


I still remember Christmas from when I was little, I was the eldest of four kids and I even remember how excited my siblings were, them jumping about and smiles on their faces. I remember when I was 11 I got a checked shirt and jeans off my auntie (proper tomboy) and I was so happy that someone finally understood me. Our daily life was absolutely sht out of the Xmas period to the point we got taken off our parents by social services. Xmas mornings genuinely are the only happy memories I have.
Go and be there for your children because they will remember thier first Christmas when you weren't there to see them open their presents. Good luck mate.
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