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OK,,,,now, I know that many of our members may not celebrate Christmas, and that's OK, but, many of you do. So,,,if you do,,,when do you send out cards, decorate (in and out), fake or real tree (if you have one), immediate family for Christmas, or full out extended family, what will you be having for the meal, what are your traditions, lawn ornaments, house/apt./condo/townhouse/farm decorations, and anything else that relates to Christmas. Do you buy your pets gifts, does Sarge get extra carrots, and oats :P , do you open a gift or gifts on Christmas eve, or wait for Christmas morning? Do you have dinner (as at noon) or dinner/supper (as in 4-6 PM or there abouts).

Now that you know what's expected, go ahead,,,let us know.

I'll let you know about mine tomorrow. :P

Do you have some fond memories or traditions that you wish to share?

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Well,,,we have the Scrooge. :P

Nah, I'm not a scrooge. I just hate, absolutely hate, how early everything starts for Christmas. There oughta be a law against malls and stores playing Christmas carols before Dec. 15. except for this:

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OK,,,,now, I know that many of our members may not celebrate Christmas, and that's OK, but, many of you do. So,,,if you do,,,when do you send out cards, decorate (in and out), fake or real tree (if you have one), immediate family for Christmas, or full out extended family, what will you be having for the meal, what are your traditions, lawn ornaments, house/apt./condo/townhouse/farm decorations, and anything else that relates to Christmas. Do you buy your pets gifts, does Sarge get extra carrots, and oats :P , do you open a gift or gifts on Christmas eve, or wait for Christmas morning? Do you have dinner (as at noon) or dinner/supper (as in 4-6 PM or there abouts).

Now that you know what's expected, go ahead,,,let us know.

I'll let you know about mine tomorrow. :P

Do you have some fond memories or traditions that you wish to share?

sarge gets a present like a blanket or something, thanks for asking.

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I'm a traditionalist. I like a REAL tree, pine is nice :) , but I don't really have room now. Every year I get a Butterball turkey, real butter, carrot pudding, with sauce. I have the turkey of course (no stuffing), mashed taters, peas, gravy, and the pudding. MMMMM

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Every year I get a Butterball turkey, real butter, carrot pudding, with sauce. I have the turkey of course (no stuffing), mashed taters, peas, gravy, and the pudding. MMMMM

:rolleyes: ummmmm...set another setting,I'll be there.................with bells on. lol

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I grew up with the "no, you cannot open a present before Christmas Day, you have to wait". Even before I left home, that's the way it was, even with 4 younger siblings behind me. Eventually, after I grew up and got married, traditions changed. My SO(s), changed it for me. I fought long and hard against opening the gifts :rolleyes:, Christmas Eve, but they won out. First it was because "the kid(s) is/are so excited, what harm can it do?". Now,,,it's just standard practice. After all of these years,,,,I'm still not buying into it.

It's kinda like cheating, sorta. B):P

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I grew up with the "no, you cannot open a present before Christmas Day, you have to wait". Even before I left home, that's the way it was, even with 4 younger siblings behind me. Eventually, after I grew up and got married, traditions changed. My SO(s), changed it for me. I fought long and hard against opening the gifts :rolleyes:, Christmas Eve, but they won out. First it was because "the kid(s) is/are so excited, what harm can it do?". Now,,,it's just standard practice. After all of these years,,,,I'm still not buying into it.

It's kinda like cheating, sorta. B):P

We allowed our kids to only open one gift Christmas Eve. And it wasn't the 'big' one. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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It depends on your religious backgrounds.

For those of protestant and catholic upbringing, it usually goes like this:

Catholics always have midnight mas and it's part of their tradition to open presents christmas eve an to sleep in christmas morning.

Those of protestant background, usually open the gifts christmas morning.

My family being both Catholic and protestant it was never the same... Usually spent christmas eve with the catholic grandparents and a very long, tiring christmas day with the other grandparents.

With my wife and I, it isn't so rushed and condensed... She's Russian (orthodox) and the Russians celebrate christmas on the 7th of January.

Not following with any religion, I celebrate either the eve or the 25th. All depends on which family we're seeing and spending it with that given year.

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It depends on your religious backgrounds.

For those of protestant and catholic upbringing, it usually goes like this:

Catholics always have midnight mas and it's part of their tradition to open presents christmas eve an to sleep in christmas morning.

Those of protestant background, usually open the gifts christmas morning.

My family being both Catholic and protestant it was never the same... Usually spent christmas eve with the catholic grandparents and a very long, tiring christmas day with the other grandparents.

With my wife and I, it isn't so rushed and condensed... She's Russian (orthodox) and the Russians celebrate christmas on the 7th of January.

Not following with any religion, I celebrate either the eve or the 25th. All depends on which family we're seeing and spending it with that given year.

Im catholic, and I know that we have midnight mass, 9 and 11 am the next day and usually a 7 on xmas eve maybe even a 5. I have never opened a gift on christmas eve but i know my parents used to, and we used to spend christmas day as a huge family thing but lately its been h'ors douvres on Christmas eve, im not a fan of that :P

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Im catholic, and I know that we have midnight mass, 9 and 11 am the next day and usually a 7 on xmas eve maybe even a 5. I have never opened a gift on christmas eve but i know my parents used to, and we used to spend christmas day as a huge family thing but lately its been h'ors douvres on Christmas eve, im not a fan of that :P

Ya know HTB,,,over time, traditions sometimes change. Once you are on your own,,you are able to pick out the traditions that you want to preserve, and pass on, because they mean something to you. You may acquire new traditions, and you may feel that they are worth adopting.

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Ya know HTB,,,over time, traditions sometimes change. Once you are on your own,,you are able to pick out the traditions that you want to preserve, and pass on, because they mean something to you. You may acquire new traditions, and you may feel that they are worth adopting.

And I choose christmas DAY dinner. Not that orderves stuff :P

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can't stand christmas music... ): now that im older i realize christmas was alot more special as a child

its not supposed to be good. its supposed to allow you to sing along for a month. sheesh... :lol::lol:

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We play Christmas music at the shop, but not your typical Christmas songs...

We have Twisted Sister's Twisted Christmas CD playing and the Vandals Oi To The World CD on heavy rotation. We also throw in a few songs from random punk bands who have done Christmas songs over the years-Such as The Ramones, Relient K and Blink-182.

So christmas music at the shop is very different than anything you'll hear anywhere else. :)

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We play Christmas music at the shop, but not your typical Christmas songs...

We have Twisted Sister's Twisted Christmas CD playing and the Vandals Oi To The World CD on heavy rotation. We also throw in a few songs from random punk bands who have done Christmas songs over the years-Such as The Ramones, Relient K and Blink-182.

So christmas music at the shop is very different than anything you'll hear anywhere else. :)

Should throw in some Bob River`s twisted christmas songs.

I`m now getting festive. Work party last night, tree now up.... .now just need to get shopping done and shipped cross country.

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