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Anyone NOT looking forward to Christmas?
09-12-2004, 12:13 PM
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Anyone NOT looking forward to Christmas?

I'm not, especially Sad It's soooo boring in my house. My folks are really old and set in their ways, not one bit of good fun about them whatsoever. The only thing in the past thats made Christmas bearable was my sister and her husband coming home (they live in London) but they've not been here for a few years on the trot (mmm i wonder why Wink). They're heading to Thailand on Christmas day this year. We never have any visitors to the house. We visit my dads sister after mass then just come home again... and still not let open any presents! We have to wait til after Christmas dinner cos its a tradition of my dads (its torture!). I will probably spend the day quietly getting drunk on my own and doing my best to conceal it from my tea total parents!!

I've been reading about all of your family traditions and they sound like so much fun, I love my old pair to bits but I do wish we could have fun at Christmas! Does anyone else have a miserable time?
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09-12-2004, 12:20 PM
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I used to love Christmas and would build up to it for weeks getting everything just so. It was a great family time, and the traditional style Xmas. Now I dread it - I mean REALLY dread it to the point I try to get away from it.

I lost my Husband and my Mother at Christmas - two of the most important people in my life, and both before their 'time', so for me it's hell on earth.

I think more people should be aware that not everyone can get into the spirit of Christmas - for some the memories of Christmas Past is a tough one to cope with.

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09-12-2004, 12:22 PM
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I'm sorry to hear that Eternity *****hugs*****, makes my problems pale into insignificance... where they belong!
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09-12-2004, 12:25 PM
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Awwww Culabula - you've made me feel all sad and selfish now :sad: There is always room for one more around my table :bye:

I do adore Xmas and always have. Im a big kid and i go wild for anything Santa'fied all december.

BUT this year is a bit of a damp squib. Im moving house on Monday so i havent been able to put any decorations up, and we wont be putting them up in the new house as they are least of our worries.

My mum if feeling poorly right now, so that worries me as she is central to all our celebrations. My dad seem to have the permanent hump which isnt helping either and i might shout at him fairly soon if he doesnt stop nit-picking.

Also - we normally have parties to go to on Xmas Eve and we have our own party on Boxing Day .... but this year they have both been cancelled and i will chill out with a bottle of something bubbly and a tin of Quality Streets.

I sincerely hope you have a wonderful Xmas, and do pass over the trick of how to drink LOADS but not let your parents know :laugh:

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09-12-2004, 12:26 PM
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Eternity Wrote:I lost my Husband and my Mother at Christmas - two of the most important people in my life, and both before their 'time', so for me it's hell on earth.

Oh blimey, that is terrible news. Im so sorry :sad: :hug:

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09-12-2004, 12:30 PM
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Aww I am sorry to hear that Eternity :hug:

I know if it wasn't for my children, I too would dread Christmas as I lost both my parents around Christmas time 4 years ago.
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09-12-2004, 12:33 PM
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Thank you so much for caring, it means a lot. Heart Dad is taking me away this year, we both hurt - needless to say, so we are getting away from the sad memories in hope it will help us both cope better. We can but try.

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09-12-2004, 12:43 PM
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I suppose christmas is just everywhere for at least a month, so if anything terrible does happens at christmas time it'll always be linked with christmas and I can understand why some people can't enjoy christmas because something has happened at that time, and with it being so in-your-face it must be hard to deal with...

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09-12-2004, 12:58 PM
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Eternity Wrote:I used to love Christmas and would build up to it for weeks getting everything just so. It was a great family time, and the traditional style Xmas. Now I dread it - I mean REALLY dread it to the point I try to get away from it.

I lost my Husband and my Mother at Christmas - two of the most important people in my life, and both before their 'time', so for me it's hell on earth.

I think more people should be aware that not everyone can get into the spirit of Christmas - for some the memories of Christmas Past is a tough one to cope with.

I am very sorry to hear about that Eternity, and you are right, we get so caught up in our own lives and Christmasses that we don't take a whole lot of time to consider those that maybe are not as happy as us. I learnt a lot from reading your post and I thank you for that. Best wishes and hugs for you and your dad, and I know you will value the time that you have together.

Cula - I hope your Christmas turns out to be more cheerful than usual as well.

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