U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Non-Romantic Relationships
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 12-04-2010, 02:19 PM
 
4 posts, read 6,205 times
Reputation: 13

Advertisements

EVERYONE I know spends nearly a $1000 on Christmas Gifts and spends hours and hours at the mall shopping for them. Come Christmas Eve they make the long trek to their relatives to sleep on the floor and spend the long weekend with relatives. NOT ME!

I don't spend a dime on Christmas gifts and don't see my relatives at Christmas. If I went they would give me a hard time for not spending a thousand on gifts.

Do you know anyone else who does not buy gifts for Christmas (who is Christian)?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 12-04-2010, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Wherever women are
19,020 posts, read 25,565,338 times
Reputation: 11309
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bah! Humbug! View Post
EVERYONE I know spends nearly a $1000 on Christmas Gifts and spends hours and hours at the mall shopping for them. Come Christmas Eve they make the long trek to their relatives to sleep on the floor and spend the long weekend with relatives. NOT ME!

I don't spend a dime on Christmas gifts and don't see my relatives at Christmas. If I went they would give me a hard time for not spending a thousand on gifts.

Do you know anyone else who does not buy gifts for Christmas (who is Christian)?
I attend mass and make a few phone calls, that's it.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-04-2010, 02:27 PM
 
525 posts, read 1,312,160 times
Reputation: 408
I attend Mass and just buy gifts only for my parents and siblings. I don't get into the whole hoopla of buying gifts, gift cards and baking goodies for people. I refuse to go into debt over Christmas shopping
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-04-2010, 06:50 PM
 
10,452 posts, read 10,632,029 times
Reputation: 12537
I'm not celebrating with my relatives this year. I got a temp job and am working so I can make money cause I have no money to spend anyway.

(BTW I'm not Christian but most of my family is so I think this still applies to me.)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-04-2010, 07:17 PM
 
Location: right here!
1,057 posts, read 1,738,935 times
Reputation: 1310
I'm not Christian either but my family professes to be. I don't even go to visit them this time of year. Holidays are fraught with "issues" and tensions are high. I prefer to see them under less stressful situations. Like interventions, arraignments, announcements of DNA test results...

Really my visits are few and far between and obligatory at best. Everyone is okay with this arrangement, it works.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-04-2010, 09:41 PM
 
3,951 posts, read 6,935,072 times
Reputation: 2856
Quote:
Originally Posted by Antlered Chamataka View Post
I attend mass and make a few phone calls, that's it.
Could you kindly not call me and ask me if my refrigerator is running.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-05-2010, 12:13 AM
 
5,702 posts, read 16,193,290 times
Reputation: 8571
Moved away from family 3 years ago. We have not gone home for Christmas since we moved. We only live 4 hours away but we live by a large lake and we get blasted quite often with lake effect snow, so its a wonderful excuse. I never liked Christmas even as kid because of the family tension and bull crap. So for me not having to deal with it is really nice. We visit in the summer when tensions are low.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-05-2010, 12:23 AM
 
12 posts, read 15,752 times
Reputation: 19
my brother and sister abused my mom untill she died 3 years ago and her birthday is 12-25 so no I have no family to go see. They are sick and twisted. I have to think about how to file charges against them. Long story but, I gave my mom everything she could want and need when I could and then some. They saw that I could keep her in food,clothes,furniture,homes and so they took her money for themselves. So no I dont do any holidays
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-05-2010, 12:31 AM
 
Location: United States of Embarrassment
153 posts, read 229,731 times
Reputation: 104
Nope. I will be alone in my house watching the Honeymooners marathon I believe with a little Captain Jack to make me feel all warm inside.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-05-2010, 04:10 AM
 
25,953 posts, read 26,771,360 times
Reputation: 26716
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bah! Humbug! View Post
EVERYONE I know spends nearly a $1000 on Christmas Gifts and spends hours and hours at the mall shopping for them. Come Christmas Eve they make the long trek to their relatives to sleep on the floor and spend the long weekend with relatives. NOT ME!

I don't spend a dime on Christmas gifts and don't see my relatives at Christmas. If I went they would give me a hard time for not spending a thousand on gifts.

Do you know anyone else who does not buy gifts for Christmas (who is Christian)?
Since my sibilings and I are all grown we no longer exchange gifts.

If you want a good Christmas meal without dealing with your relatives just drive around and find the house with the most cars at it and go in. No one will notice with that many people and if anyone asks you're 3rd cousin on someone's side - and people will think you're just crazy cousin Eddy or something.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Non-Romantic Relationships
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top