Just Say No

I’ve always hated Christmas and not just because I was raised celebrating Chanukah either. I hate how stressed and tense people get during the holidays. I hate the expectations and the ridiculous amount of money you spend. I hate how much energy goes into so little in return.

So assuming Erik is in for it I want to Say No To Christmas this year and only go the holiday parties to spend time with family. I’m a little nervous at how MIL will react to this or how the rest of the family will become frustrated. Maybe they’ll all surprise me and completely understand.

It’s hard to comprehend not sending out 30+ holiday cards nobody cares about or having to hit the mobbed malls last minute to get a gift for someone you forgot about. I won’t have to feel guilty for getting someone a crappy present when they got me something really nice. When the time comes for MIL’s usual visit I’ll be much less anxiety ridden, now that’s a big plus.

I think I’d just rather get the people I really care about gifts when I feel like it instead of doing it all at once.  What do you think?

  1. Gemini

    June 29, 2006 at 7:50 am

    I think your right…about MIL having a hard time with it… :twitchy:

    I have to say that it might be hard for me as well… :sob: I like giving the people that I love gifts at Christmas/Chanukah. :tongue: I like it better then getting gifts.

    I will try to resist but I can’t promise that I wont see something that screams your name or Erik’s name…and if I do I wont be able to stop myself from buying it… :cheesy:

    UGH! Sorry but I kinda feel like you just told me there is no Santa Claus….LOL I have to buy my little sisters gifts it just wouldnt be right… :willy_nilly: :twitchy: I wouldn’t know what to do with my self… :tongue:

    Please don’t make me! (You don’t have to give me anything…. :cheesy: )

    :heartbeat: Your Big Sister!

  2. Robin

    June 29, 2006 at 8:35 am

    Girl, you missed my point. If you want to buy me something you can, we’d just do it whenever it felt right not specifically x-mas. I’d do the same. I saw something I liked for you the other night and was thinking, I guess I could wait until x-mas but that sucks. I’d rather just buy people stuff when it felt right and give it to them personally. Know what I mean? I love buying things for people it’s just so much fucking pressure over the holidays.

  3. Gemini

    June 29, 2006 at 9:36 am

    Ah ok… sorry I was feeling a little freaked out like you didnt want me to give you or Erik gifts a xmas/Chanukah…

  4. Robin

    June 29, 2006 at 9:40 am

    I just mean we don’t want to celebrate it anymore. We’ll go to the parties but won’t be handing out gifts and therefore we don’t want anyone to get us any FOR the holidays but you are welcome to whenever it feels right. I might give you guys something special over Thanksgiving who knows. Check out the website, it may help. I know x-mas is SO big in your family but it never has been for me. While I like spending time with family during it, the gift part has become really unpleasant and difficult. I mean i love getting gifts but that time of year is just horrible kwim? I just want to hide in a padded cell when december comes because it gets so insane.

  5. Gemini

    June 29, 2006 at 10:13 am

    Ok?? I guess you can explain it to me better tonight… I am still a little confused.. (what else is new haha)

  6. Chris

    June 29, 2006 at 4:15 pm

    Thanks for the linkage! You know how I feel on this subject. Just remember that if it’s what you want to do, then there’s no reason that people should disrespect that. You respect their right to celebrate it, so others should return the favour. Good luck!!

  7. Robin

    June 29, 2006 at 4:16 pm

    Thanks Chris :cheesy:

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