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Preparation for Christmas
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Posted 9/4/08 , edited 12/11/08
Do you celebrate Christmas? How would you and your family and your school and your community prepare for Christmas? (tell something about: caroling, chris kindle, gift giving in the community, party, decorating, food, drinks, games, music, love, cards, cakes, chocolates, candies, stars, lights and so on)


Christmas is an annual holiday that celebrates the birth of Jesus. It refers to both the day commemorating the birth, and also the Christmastide season which that day inaugurates, concluding with the Feast of the Epiphany. The date of the celebration is traditional, and is not considered to be Jesus' actual date of birth. Christmas festivities often combine the observation of the Nativity with various cultural customs, many of which have been influenced by earlier winter festivals. Although nominally a Christian holiday, it is also observed as a cultural holiday by many non-Christians. Of note not all Christian denominations, like Jehovah's Witnesses, certain Seventh Day Adventist churches, and Members of the Living Church of God celebrate Christmas.

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bad gift ideas


1. Theme gifts (more than 2x)
Say you know someone who likes fishing, or golf, or model airplanes. Most likely, everybody in that person's life knows about this hobby. And, probably, each of these people have given person A an item that relates to the thing that he/she loves. Which means that—for example, in the case of my dad—person A now has more fishing junk than he knows what to do with. My dad has been gifted everything from fishing hats to ceramic fishes, Gone Fishin' license plate covers to rod-and-reel beer cozies. Point is, we should value when someone enjoys something, but we should not inundate them with so much junk that their hobby becomes a storage chore.


2. A holiday sweater
Why would anyone want a sweater that is a.) ugly and, b.) completely impractical?
Unless it's, perhaps, your family's tradition and you're all in on the joke, please don't purchase holiday sweaters. Please. We can't encourage this jolly-dorky industry anymore.


3. A gym membership
I don't have to explain this to you, do I? By giving the gift of exercise you are saying to your loved one, "You're fat." or at least, "You're out of shape and you need to change."
Bummer! No one want to hear that on a day off, much less on a festive day when they're ostensibly about to devour a huge meal. Don't give gym memberships (except if you are specifically asked and even then, I'd wait for pleading).


4. A subscription to a magazine you don't know that they read
In theory, this could work. But in practice, getting magazines that you didn't ask for can be a total bust. If you don't like it, you're reminded of not liking it every month, you're guilty over not reading it, and you feel obligated to display a copy when the gift bearer comes over, or bring up the latest issue when you see that person for dinner.

5. Your old pots and pans (your old anything)
One Christmas my friend opened a gift and found an old frying pan. Her completely lucid mother-in-law had wrapped said cookware and when she saw the look of surprise (and perhaps horror) on my friend's face said, "It's a lot better than yours."
Don't give anyone your old stuff. And, while we're at it, don't re-gift your new stuff either.

6. A stuffed animal to anyone over the age of 8
Because it's cheesy and infantilizing and weird. Because grown-ups shouldn't own stuffed animal collections. Because also, from a man to a lady, it's usually a pretty lazy gift.

7. An I.O.U. for the gift you plan to give
LAME. I don't care how cute the card is, I don't care if you've framed the picture of the TV we're getting or the shoes you want to buy me. I really don't mind if you can't give me a gift, but I don't want your (usually unredeemable) I.O.U.


8. A dusty tin full of edible stuff
This is not a tin of just anything—everyone loves getting homemade cookies or candies or a favorite cake and holiday tins are great for storage.
I'm talking about when you're in the dollar store and you see some extra-dusty tins on the bottom shelf filled with, say, those chocolate turtles. And you have no idea how long they've been there, or if what's inside is even edible. But you buy a couple anyway because you're desperate for a few last minute gifts. And the person you give it to opens it and the chocolate-whatever inside is stale and the candy breaks their tooth.
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Posted 9/4/08
Yes, I celebrate Christmas. We don't do anything though...we get gifts and make food.
Posted 9/4/08
i buy a large amount of penis-shaped chocolates to gift
Posted 9/4/08
erm.........get a christmas tree, buy gifts (usually at the last minute)....well, we dont really do anything that special.
Posted 9/4/08
in my town i'm called the "santa pimp" i put girls in gift boxes and put them under men's christmas tree. the nextday they wake up they get a gift of girls from me.
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Your_Typical_Friend wrote:

in my town i'm called the "santa pimp" i put girls in gift boxes and put them under men's christmas tree. the nextday they wake up they get a gift of girls from me.


Wow. Fuck Claus, then. I hope Santa Pimp jacks his route from him, this year.
Posted 9/4/08
nothing I don't like Xmas, my family aren't really close, just another time of year to all get together and try not kill each other
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Posted 9/4/08
my mom sends me money my grandma sends me money my boyfriend buys me whatever it is he decides on buying me and then I normally buy a present for him and send something to my mom and grandma because you cannot get me to go to any of my family functions without me ending up being a problem....
Posted 9/4/08
i dont celebrate christmas.....
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24 / F / boring, bland ohio
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we just finished august, can't talk of Cristmas wait?
Posted 9/4/08
I don't really do anything on Christmas anymore. I just stick to using the computer as usual.
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Do you celebrate Christmas? Yes.
How would you and your family and your school and your community prepare for Christmas?We buy trees.
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Even though that I hate Christmas because of Hitler, I'll probably say yes.
It's fun, though. You get to cook a lot of food for your family's pleasure.
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NO ITS ALWAYS CHRISTMAS ITS NEVER EVER NOT CHRISTMAS XD except dec 25th when we're suppose to pray to the Easter bunny for chocolates
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>__< It is WAY too early to talk about Christmas. Its September for fucks sake!
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