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Old 12-03-2002, 10:15 AM   #1
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Merry Bah Humbug

I don't about the rest of you, but I simultaneously love the month of December...

And yet, at the same time, wish it would all go away.

I love...

Christmas lights- giving the world a warm, magical feeling, despite the cold.

Christmas carols- for about a week.

The old Christmas television specials that make me feel like a kid again, despite the loss of everything else from my childhood.

And Chia Pets make me cringe, yet for some reason, I just can't look away...

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Old 12-03-2002, 10:21 AM   #2
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I love the smell of December! It almost always smells like snow and presents

The best thing about December is the spirit. We're all grinning! And why shouldn't we grin - what with all the presents and family involved. Not to mention Frosty the Snowman on NBC!
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Old 12-03-2002, 10:26 AM   #3
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Unhappy

Not everyone is so lucky. Or grinning as big as you, my dear.

But I'm happy that you are.
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Old 12-03-2002, 11:06 AM   #4
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Yeah, that's me... the guy walking through the grocery store whistling Christmas songs. I think that's my favorite part. A whole month when all the music is whistle-able.
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Old 12-03-2002, 11:50 AM   #5
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i suppose i should be grateful/thankful that i have family to actually visit, but i still can't help but complain when i have to make the 1500 mile round trip to deliveranceland

but i do like that 'a christmas story' is played on TBS about 4 times a day for a month and a half.... i don't know what it is about that silly movie that draws me in like a mesmerized 8 year old- maybe it's the fishnet stocking leg lamp.....
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Old 12-03-2002, 11:55 AM   #6
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AAAaahhhh!! A Christmas Story!!! What a great movie.

Who doesn't want a Red Rider B-B Gun with compass on the stock and a clock that tells time?

I'm SO tempted to find a pink rabbit suit and send it to my nephew... When he grows up, he'll kill me, but my brother and I would have a great laugh now.
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Old 12-03-2002, 12:06 PM   #7
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i think that the pink bunny suit gift should be a requirement for aunts with nephews....
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Old 12-03-2002, 01:17 PM   #8
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"i had said 'it'... the mother of all words...." *LOL* that movie cracks me up. the other week when i had the crud i pulled it off the shelf and watched it 'early'. ^_^ his dad is my grandfather. *lol*
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Old 12-03-2002, 02:41 PM   #9
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yep-- it was on last night and i caught it right at the changing of the tire scene, when "it" was said---- actually felt a little holiday cheer there when i was least expecting it
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Old 12-03-2002, 08:37 PM   #10
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December

I wore my scarf for the first time this season today. Brrrrr
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Old 12-03-2002, 11:31 PM   #11
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I like December for all the reasons you all said and also 'cos of my birthday.
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Old 12-03-2002, 11:43 PM   #12
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I like the crowds. Call me perverse, but I love the crowds and the lines and the shopping mall parking madness. I guess it's because everybody is out there dealing with the BS just to buy a new pot holder for their cousin who they don't even think about for 52 weeks out of the year.

I think that's amazing.

I mean, yeah it is commercial. And, yeah, it is over schmaltzed and over marketed. But at it's heart it's people doing their damndest to make even the insignificant people in their families smile on Christmas morning.
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Old 12-04-2002, 12:01 AM   #13
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Sure, the commercialization annoys me, and I'm not the hugest fan of most Christmas songs. To be perfectly honest, I've never seen A Christmas Story, having grown up in a home where we rarely watch television.

But I still really love Christmas, because all the stuff I end up buying is for my family and friends who I get to spend time with.
And of course, the food. There's nothing like Christmas food. I get back to Houston at 7:30am on Dec. 23, and I'll spend my day making our Christmas tamales, and I'll spend the next day cooking and eating as well. That's what I really love the holiday for.
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Old 12-04-2002, 12:02 AM   #14
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I'm with you nyc- for all my bouncing around, somehow, I've always made it back to Oregon in time for Christmas.

Except this year.

I know that even if I went back, it wouldn't be "Christmas" with the family I know and love. Just wish I could move both time AND space...

Anyway, I was sort of hoping that Japan wouldn't make a big deal about the holiday, being that it isn't a christian country and all. Hoo boy, was I ever wrong! Christmas is EVERYWHERE. Not only that, but since I'm the token foreigner, I'm expected to make a BIGGER fuss over the holiday...

To top it off- there's no egg nog here. No "A Christmas Story" either. Oh well, I'll just have to make my Christmas grog and get shnockered.

Mmmm...grog.

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Old 12-04-2002, 02:03 AM   #15
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I'd like it more if I didn't have to walk to the bus stop on a sheet of ice.

And also if I didn't have to shovel the snow.

I need to move some place warm.
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