Holiday Madness

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    Does anyone else here ever get bummed out at all over the holiday season? Does anyone else have "family experiences" that always seem to ruin any joy to be found by living in the Greatest Country around and being with friends/family?

    Does anyone else feel that Thanksgiving - especially Christmas - seem to have lost much of their meaning due to the sheer over-commercialization of them?

    Does anyone else ever want to just SCREAM!!!?!??!?!?!?

    :blowup: :bang3:
     
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    I know that every year I get stressed out and cranky over the Christmas shopping and have had many dents put in my car doors from mall parking lots.. It is nuts!! It does seem very commercial and it's easy to get caught up in it, however I also find that once the holidays actually get here everything works out and Im gratefull for all that I have.
     
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    You're obviously not drinking enough. :wine:

    :chillpill :chillpill

    You're obviously questioning your self-worth. Its probably your voting conscience. :p:
     
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    after close to 40 years of the same pain and agony....it suddenly dawned on me that i really only liked my mother and brother....so i began a systematic campaign of neo-con terrorism and got the three of us chucked out of the moras of petty bs.........my mother and brother are weak and were sucked back in....my wife son daughter and i have begun our own tradition
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    Scream? Oh yea! I hate the time of year...too hectic...
    Thanksgiving..then 12/9 daughters b'day, then Christmas, then New year, then 1/4 wifes' b'day!
    I love Jan 5th...shooooo.
     
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    Personally, I enjoy Thanksgiving because it's not such a big commercial holiday. But I am tired of the commercials that start in late October saying "Buy this or your family will hate you forever!" The real meaning of Christmas (a phrase that's been made into a cliche due to the mass marketing of the holiday) is lost when all we see it as is an opportunity to go broke buying presents.

    Not to mention I married into a family who buys a LOT of gifts for each other...
     
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    I love your sig LOL...........
     
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    Thanks... actually I am behind. I have so many of these sayings and I'm trying to use all of them. So it might change soon. :D
     
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    The only thing I dont like is how expensive things are..all the stores raising their prices so you think your getting a deal when they put it on sale.
     
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    Im doing a lot more shopping on line this year, figure it will save some headaches :cof:
     

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