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Old 12-24-2004, 05:11 PM
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No meanin to ruin anyones christmas...

....BUT in my opinion Christmas has become way too commericalized. It's how much you can buy for how much money. K-mart, Sears, Walmart etc. It's were you shop, when, and how much you save.
Christmas used to be about giving something that makes another person happy, being around loved ones, sharing love and enjoying quality time together. Nowadays it's lost all it's meaning.

So enjoy this Christmas time and think about why we really celebrate it, and the joy that comes with it.
Put Christ back into Christmas and lets forget about what we bought for how cheap and how late in the minute.

Merry Christmas to all of you and enjoy it safe. Dont drink and drive and PLEASE, dont work on your rods while drunk.





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Old 12-24-2004, 06:44 PM
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My children and family knows the true meaning of Christmas.
The gifts are just an xtra. Hg
Put Christ back in Christmas!
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So, what are you guys getting me..........................?
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Old 12-24-2004, 10:03 PM
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So, what are you guys getting me..........................?

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Old 12-24-2004, 10:37 PM
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Re: No meanin to ruin anyones christmas...

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....BUT in my opinion Christmas has become way too commericalized. It's how much you can buy for how much money. K-mart, Sears, Walmart etc. It's were you shop, when, and how much you save.
Christmas used to be about giving something that makes another person happy, being around loved ones, sharing love and enjoying quality time together. Nowadays it's lost all it's meaning.

Mike
eh, i don't think its lost all of its meaning.

i'm really not sure of your point......

is a gift less of a gift, if the person buying it saves a couple of bucks?
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Old 12-25-2004, 01:02 AM
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MERRY CHRISTMAS ALL !!



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Old 12-25-2004, 03:39 AM
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Mike, I think the reason for all the commercialization IS because people are in the giving spirit at Chrismas. I tend to kind of go with the flow and celibrate it for what it is, since it is generally agreed upon that it was never Jesus' birthday anyway. It was just a way some early Christians came up with to substitute a Christian holiday for a pagan one. Kind of like the churches having a harvest festival on Halloween so the Christian kids don't have to pay homage to witches and demons in order to get free candy.
Even the agnostics and most atheists celebrate Christnas to some degree.
I spent a lot of years kind of grieved by all the commercialization, mostly of got over it or calloused to it, because I really see that most of the people I know are more into giving than recieving, and that is a good thing.
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Old 12-25-2004, 03:49 AM
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Way to go Mike!!!!!You just ruined my Christmas,just got done taking the kids stuff back to the stores.I went down to the Amish area near BowlingGreen and got three wooden paddles to adminster punishment with.Took time to convince the wife also,but she finally caved in.Man you really blew it this year young man!!!!!










MERRY CHRISTMAS.
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3 wooden paddles, eh?

Sure that they are not for you and the wife?

Sounds pretty kinky to me.................................You only need 2, send that 3rd one up here.......................lol
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Old 12-25-2004, 06:06 AM
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I don't get into the gift thing all that much either. I'm just happy to go home and see my family, hang out and eat food. I could give two craps less if I get anything-

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Old 12-25-2004, 07:43 AM
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Merry Christmas to one and all from the schnitz family!! The snow is falling now so I'll need to go plow when it stops. Maybe I can convince the Mrs. that that would be good quality time....riding around bouncing off of snowbanks! LOL. Any bets on whether she goes along? She wants to send the dog along and it is an extended cab truck so there's plenty of room.


This Christmas for us is still kinda tough to celebrate. 2 years ago the day after tomorrow we mis-carried what was to be our first child. We just can't get in the whole spirit of celebrating yet. We are over the loss, but it still hurts and probably will for years to come. We made the announcements to the families at Christmas and then lost our baby. I guess they say time heals all wounds. I know we'll get over it. Now go out and celebrate with family and friends.... That's an order!
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Old 12-25-2004, 11:18 AM
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Time does heal all wounds but there will always be a scar. I can't imagine the grief of losing a child, even an unborn one.
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Oh yeah. It is way to commercialized.

Years ago when my siblings and I started having kids we decided that only the children would get presents. Why spend tons of cash on things the other party did not really need?

I love xmas as it is the only time that we all get together. I refuse to fall into what the retail stores want. That is buy everything you can or you must not love your family bs.
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