I love Christmas music, but I hate Christmastime.

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    I love the songs, but hate the crowds and the pressure to buy junk no one needs. It's all a big scam and if you say no you are considered a Grinch.
     
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    Do what I do, ignore the 'junk'. It's a religious occasion, not a competition to spend the most money or get the best presents.
     
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    ha, you love the songs.

    sucker.

    buy your shit on the internet and avoid the crowds.

    i find the songs the most annoying.
     
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    I love it all except the soap-on-a-rope that reappears every year...hmmm!
     
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    I find the idea of Christmas and the memories far more appealing and a lot less annoying than the actual holiday itself.
     
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    I do ignore it, but it still bugs me. I was a broke single dad for a lot of the years I was in the military and the pressure to give my kids a "good" Christmas was crazy. I would take my kids the Toys-R-Us on Dec 27th to pick out toys from the opened/returned piles, 50% off. My family thought this was the worse thing in the world, to deprive my kids of Christmas morning.
     
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    We can agree on this one, Salt.

    Shit, my wife was in tears at the thought of not being able to afford shopping this Friday.

    I love all the music, the lights, the Spirit, the family, the food, and even the slightly cooler weather, but I stay away from shopping centers and malls.
     
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    My neighbor won't pay for his kid to go to community college, but he got a part time job to pay for Christmas. I don't understand.
     
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    There is a little boy where I teach who was wearing shorts all week last week. I told him he needs to wear his pants since it's so cold outside now. He told me he didn't have any pants.

    The family hardly has enough money for food, let alone clothes. I doubt without our help (the teachers) he'll have any presents.

    Be thankful for what you CAN do, and be glad your kids have food and clothes. And if you have some extra $$ this year, go buy some kid a toy who may not get one.

    Thanks.
     
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    it is like peeking into a 3rd world board.

    :(

    no pants?
     

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