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Old 09-14-2006, 12:29 PM
 
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I haven't starting mine yet. I do know a person that buys all the after Christmas sales and wrapping and has it all done by January every year.
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Old 09-14-2006, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Marion, IN
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I never stop Christmas shopping. My guest room almost always has a pile of stuff in it that is for Christmas.

I am also guilty of prowling the after Christmas sales. I stand outside of the stores before they open on the 26th every year. One year I bought 45 rolls of wrapping paper! In my defense, I am partial to the foil paper. It is really expensive and I would rather buy it at 75% off and store it. I have 3 HUGE Rubbermaid containers that are wrapping related.

I always go the day after Thanksgiving and find a tree. It goes up and the decorating begins. I try to do all of my wrapping that weekend. I will not battle the crowds during the season. I don't have the patience for it.

With the shopping taken care of I have more time to enjoy the season. I love to bake, and go carrolling, etc.
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Old 09-14-2006, 05:02 PM
 
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I never stop Christmas shopping. My guest room almost always has a pile of stuff in it that is for Christmas.

I am also guilty of prowling the after Christmas sales. I stand outside of the stores before they open on the 26th every year. One year I bought 45 rolls of wrapping paper! In my defense, I am partial to the foil paper. It is really expensive and I would rather buy it at 75% off and store it. I have 3 HUGE Rubbermaid containers that are wrapping related.

I always go the day after Thanksgiving and find a tree. It goes up and the decorating begins. I try to do all of my wrapping that weekend. I will not battle the crowds during the season. I don't have the patience for it.

With the shopping taken care of I have more time to enjoy the season. I love to bake, and go carrolling, etc.

I have gone shopping exactly once on the day after Thanksgiving never again it was brutual. I agree with you on the paper I like to get it after Christmas because of the expense. We no longer have small children in the family at this location so most of the teenagers want cash or gift cards, it makes me sad I love wrapping presents and watching people open them. I love to cook and bake and I make a lot of goodies for gifts at Christmas, as a matter of fact I make peanut butter fudge and one of year I had made so much for parties at work that I was burn out and when I went to my best friends she was fine with the homemade jelly but I always sent her mother candy too and she was at her daughters shop and was disappointed that there was no candy it was like an arrow to the heart so I always make sure she has her candy.
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Old 09-14-2006, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Springfield, Missouri
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I hate shopping. I'm guilty of waiting until the week before Christmas I never mail presents, so none are expected from me by family and friends. If you're not geographically available to me, ya git nuttin'..
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Old 09-14-2006, 05:44 PM
 
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Funny, I was just thinking today how strange it was that Xmas is only a little over three months away.

No early Xmas shopping for me. I always wait until the last week, sometimes doing all of my shopping on Xmas Eve.
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Old 09-14-2006, 06:06 PM
 
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I have gone shopping exactly once on the day after Thanksgiving never again it was brutual. I agree with you on the paper I like to get it after Christmas because of the expense. We no longer have small children in the family at this location so most of the teenagers want cash or gift cards, it makes me sad I love wrapping presents and watching people open them. I love to cook and bake and I make a lot of goodies for gifts at Christmas, as a matter of fact I make peanut butter fudge and one of year I had made so much for parties at work that I was burn out and when I went to my best friends she was fine with the homemade jelly but I always sent her mother candy too and she was at her daughters shop and was disappointed that there was no candy it was like an arrow to the heart so I always make sure she has her candy.


Good point these kids want cash or gift cards it's hard to shop after Christmas sales for them
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Old 09-14-2006, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Walnut Grove, Georgia
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I always get my shopping done by late-November. And then I get a bug and have to buy more stuff right after Thanksgiving(NOT the day after, no way) and then I get excited, have everyone open presents early and end up buying more to replace those. Freakish behavior? =) Maybe, but I do it every year because I am such a kid when it comes to Christmas and I have no self control. =) My kids love it though and my husband just grins and bears it, sweet guy.
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Old 09-14-2006, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Marion, IN
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I am sure I would go into a meltdown if I I was not done the week before Christmas! I do know people like this. They seem to thrive under the pressure. Also, I find I am able to put a lot more thought into the gifts if I am not under a time limit.

I am sooo ready for the season this year. We closed on our house 9 days before Christmas last year and everything was packed. I felt like I missed out. This house has a small room right off of the living room that will be perfect for a tree and my Christmas village.
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Old 09-14-2006, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Burlington VT
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Oy - Always with the Christmas presents.

;-)
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Old 09-14-2006, 08:19 PM
 
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I am sure I would go into a meltdown if I I was not done the week before Christmas! I do know people like this. They seem to thrive under the pressure. Also, I find I am able to put a lot more thought into the gifts if I am not under a time limit.

I am sooo ready for the season this year. We closed on our house 9 days before Christmas last year and everything was packed. I felt like I missed out. This house has a small room right off of the living room that will be perfect for a tree and my Christmas village.

It will be like that for me next Christmas because we won't close till Feb or March on our new home and I have 2 story ceilings in my livingroom and I've always wanted one of those big huge trees.
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