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I lump saccharine extemporizing in Christmas carols under "Fools and their music".  Do you have scriptural support that the Little Lord Jesus No crying He Made?  No?  Then don't sing about it!  Rahr.

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Drama.  Family drama is always at the highest this time of year, and I grew up with very little family drama. 

 

No, really, when I say I don't want anything for Christmas, I really mean it.  I don't need crap cluttering up my house that I'll just get rid of in the near future.  I've got kids; we've plenty of crap already.

 

Christmas music.  Hate it.  Probably an aritifact from when I worked retail.  Wife loves it.  Radio wars ensue.

 

"Oh, by the way, I need to spend another $100 to finish buying gifts for family."  Didn't you just get money out yesterday?  "Yeah, but I forgot Aunt Vivian's kids, and I need to send cards to everyone."  You mean to the people we'll be seeing next week?

 

"I need to bake cookies for our party!"  Wait, what party? "The Chirstmas Eve party at my sister's, you remember."  You mean the party that's going on tomorrow night?  "Yeah, can you run to the store and get me some eggs?  Oh, and we need a hot dish, too.  What are you going to cook?"  I'd rather swim with a pack of rabid pirhanas, thanks.

 

Christmas decorations. For three days there were boxes half-filled with ornaments cluttering up the house.  But not to worry, because once those are gone the inevitable stepping upon the wire hook with bare feet ensues.  Topped off with cats trying to eat the tree/ornaments/tinsel.  No, not trying . . . succeeding.  Nothing like waking up early in the morning to a cat gakking up a wretched ball of tinsel and half-digested food.

 

Apparently, between the last snowfall and this time of year, most people in my state forget that snow doesn't actually provide any additional traction.  At least in Dallas, if it snowed the entire DFW area shut down in fear. 

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It's also not all that new.  The book and figure came out in 2005.  It's just in the past couple years gone big time through exposure.

 

Anything coming out after 1980 is new.

 

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It's also not all that new.  The book and figure came out in 2005.  It's just in the past couple years gone big time through exposure.

 

Anything coming out after 1980 is new.

 

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in geological terms yes.

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It's also not all that new.  The book and figure came out in 2005.  It's just in the past couple years gone big time through exposure.

 

Anything coming out after 1980 is new.

 

I'm new? (81)

 

 

Yes, yes you are, especially compared to Doc.

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It's also not all that new.  The book and figure came out in 2005.  It's just in the past couple years gone big time through exposure.

 

Anything coming out after 1980 is new.

 

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I'm not. :down:

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Drama.  Family drama is always at the highest this time of year, and I grew up with very little family drama. 

 

No, really, when I say I don't want anything for Christmas, I really mean it.  I don't need crap cluttering up my house that I'll just get rid of in the near future.  I've got kids; we've plenty of crap already.

 

Christmas music.  Hate it.  Probably an aritifact from when I worked retail.  Wife loves it.  Radio wars ensue.

 

"Oh, by the way, I need to spend another $100 to finish buying gifts for family."  Didn't you just get money out yesterday?  "Yeah, but I forgot Aunt Vivian's kids, and I need to send cards to everyone."  You mean to the people we'll be seeing next week?

 

"I need to bake cookies for our party!"  Wait, what party? "The Chirstmas Eve party at my sister's, you remember."  You mean the party that's going on tomorrow night?  "Yeah, can you run to the store and get me some eggs?  Oh, and we need a hot dish, too.  What are you going to cook?"  I'd rather swim with a pack of rabid pirhanas, thanks.

 

Christmas decorations. For three days there were boxes half-filled with ornaments cluttering up the house.  But not to worry, because once those are gone the inevitable stepping upon the wire hook with bare feet ensues.  Topped off with cats trying to eat the tree/ornaments/tinsel.  No, not trying . . . succeeding.  Nothing like waking up early in the morning to a cat gakking up a wretched ball of tinsel and half-digested food.

I'm with you!

 

I really want the same gift every year, yes it is what you got me last year, and yes, I want it again.  The latest MST3K Boxed Set (they release one every November) and Gift Cards for a bookstore. B&N so I can get an e-book, or HalfPrice Books so I can get many books.  You don't know what I like to read, or what I do and don't have, so just let me buy books.  Or, if you prefer, no gift is also acceptable.  Seriously. I have enough junk.

 

If you must get me a gift that is not a book, I despise kitchen gadgets, although I love cooking. Nice kitchen tools, (cutting board, quality knives or cookware) sure, but not As Seen on TV garbage. Do not think "loves cooking"="needs plastic junk". Ask, and I'm sure there's a kitchen tool I've worn out that you can replace for me as a symbol of your friendship.

 

Decorating for the Holidays is for the birds. Years back it was toddlers who ruined the pretty decorations. Then the dogs. Now the cat. No point, we're not doing it.

 

Christmas Carols I can give or take.  Unless it's The Muppet Christmas Carol soundtrack. that's my favorite Christmas Movie of all time.  

 

I do enjoy the parties, but I do hate the gift aspect. Let's get together and eat and drink and laugh. Let's not bother meticulously exchanging $20 tchotchkes to appear to be more festive.

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It's also not all that new.  The book and figure came out in 2005.  It's just in the past couple years gone big time through exposure.

 

Anything coming out after 1980 is new.

 

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I'm not. :down:

 

based on this I am far from new.. probably older than dirt if this is the measurement stick!   I remember when a christmas gift was Knit socks or gloves from Grammy that you actually would wear cause they where warm!  (I also remember real snow storms that would be over 3 feet on a regular basis...seee I am old)

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It's also not all that new.  The book and figure came out in 2005.  It's just in the past couple years gone big time through exposure.

 

Anything coming out after 1980 is new.

 

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I'm not. :down:

 

based on this I am far from new.. probably older than dirt if this is the measurement stick!   I remember when a christmas gift was Knit socks or gloves from Grammy that you actually would wear cause they where warm!  (I also remember real snow storms that would be over 3 feet on a regular basis...seee I am old)

 

I remember those storms, because I grew up in central NY.

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I spotted something I do indeed hate about Christmas. It gives the Chia people an excuse to invent new Chia things.

 

 

 

Chia Duck Dynasty busts.    Chia Zombies:zombie:

 

 

 

These are a thing. Google them. I double-dawg-dare you....  :wacko:

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I'm with you!

 

I really want the same gift every year, yes it is what you got me last year, and yes, I want it again.  The latest MST3K Boxed Set (they release one every November) and Gift Cards for a bookstore. B&N so I can get an e-book, or HalfPrice Books so I can get many books.  You don't know what I like to read, or what I do and don't have, so just let me buy books.  Or, if you prefer, no gift is also acceptable.  Seriously. I have enough junk.

 

If you must get me a gift that is not a book, I despise kitchen gadgets, although I love cooking. Nice kitchen tools, (cutting board, quality knives or cookware) sure, but not As Seen on TV garbage. Do not think "loves cooking"="needs plastic junk". Ask, and I'm sure there's a kitchen tool I've worn out that you can replace for me as a symbol of your friendship.

 

 

The first year I started painting miniatures ('88 I think), I asked for a "Snotling pump wagon." How you can get "Ork Stormboyz" out of "Snotling pump wagon" is beyond me, but that's the last time I asked for miniatures.

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