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Thread started 11/07/18 5:31pm

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Are you looking forward to Christmas?

Are you looking forward to Christmas? its come round quick again. What do you get up to on the day?
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Reply #1 posted 11/07/18 6:56pm

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I am buying christmas cards this week and mailing a few to family who sends me a card in return! I visit relatives on christmas. Yes I am looking foward to christmas. And two weeks later, it's my birthday! smile
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Reply #2 posted 11/07/18 7:18pm

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I'm trying not to. I'm always trying not to.

So about 4-5yrs ago, I had Christmas fever. I had 2 trees, I had outside lights, Christmas was in every room of the house like when I was young. I was buying quality Christmas albums, going on ornament hunts. Man it was horribly wonderful. And I was looking for ways to draw it out. I did the 7 Fishes / 7 Kings celebration and I also make New Years more prominent. I had parties and gathers for the whole month. After I finally let it go(it seemed a lot of people were having a hard time letting it go that year. I was watching to see when other people in the neighborhood took down their trees and they just weren't lol. But when it was finally over, I told myself I need a fix until then. So I do the Patriotic months big, but I thought why not hook it up for the Harvest-Thanksgiving season. I bought some cool glass pumpkins and straw/wood/metal pumpkins and some cool decorations themed for Thanksgiving, and it is helping me keep Christmas at Bay.

But 2 week ago I did see a Christmas album by Eric Clapton and bought it.
And last weekend I saw a dark blue glass Christmas tree, I needed to go with a royal blue one I had.

So it is trickling in slowly lol

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Reply #3 posted 11/07/18 7:40pm

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I like Eric Clapton. When I took guitar class almost 20 years ago, I played "Tears in Heaven" for midterm.
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Reply #4 posted 11/07/18 7:47pm

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OldFriends4Sale, two christmas trees. Are you a Gemini, Sag, Pisces,Virgo? Those signs like two of everything and tend to give people two gifts.
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Reply #5 posted 11/07/18 8:29pm

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Dalia11 said:

OldFriends4Sale, two christmas trees. Are you a Gemini, Sag, Pisces,Virgo? Those signs like two of everything and tend to give people two gifts.

LOL Gemini June 5th

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Reply #6 posted 11/07/18 8:55pm

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I knew you had to be one of the mutable signs!
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Reply #7 posted 11/07/18 11:51pm

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I can't wait for Christmas. Watching bad movies, nothing but crap on the radio, having to spend time with my bitch of a sister. It's the most wonderful time of the year Lol.

The funny thing is, even though I complain about it a lot, I do genuinely love Christmas. I don't have any particular traditions. I seem to do something different every year. Which I suppose is a tradition in itself. I won't be cooking this year though. My fiancé is taking care of that. Which is just as well. Last year I almost burned down the house. There's still scorch marks on the ceiling.
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Reply #8 posted 11/07/18 11:55pm

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I only have 1 Christmas gift to get and that's the name I get in the draw from the family (which isn't done till Thanksgiving) . Every one else's are done. Some given already!

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Reply #9 posted 11/08/18 1:01am

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I am smile I love the entire Christmas season.I love going to crowded shopping malls to buy gifts.It's a hectic but fun time of year.I actually bought a few gitfts already!

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SoulAlive said:

I am smile I love the entire Christmas season.I love going to crowded shopping malls to buy gifts.It's a hectic but fun time of year.I actually bought a few gitfts already!

hahaha I love the crowded shopping malls to lol I learned how to settle in a mode, like being invisible walking through the crowds. I love the energy

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Yes - because I work in a company for which Christmas sales are make or break. It is CRAZY here from November 1 to December 21 (when the final orders go out), so I am always thrilled when Christmas gets here and things quiet down.

Plus, I love, love, LOVE classic Christmas movies. Going to try to see It's A Wonderful Life and White Christmas on the big screen this year - and watch googobs more on TCM.

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Reply #12 posted 11/08/18 8:05am

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I hate crowds anywere! I buys things months inadvance and online.
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Dalia11 said:

I knew you had to be one of the mutable signs!

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Genesia said:

Yes - because I work in a company for which Christmas sales are make or break. It is CRAZY here from November 1 to December 21 (when the final orders go out), so I am always thrilled when Christmas gets here and things quiet down.

Plus, I love, love, LOVE classic Christmas movies. Going to try to see It's A Wonderful Life and White Christmas on the big screen this year - and watch googobs more on TCM.

That sound cool. I should look for classics playing on the big screen. I'm going to see the Nutcracker.

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Reply #15 posted 11/08/18 8:40am

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Dalia11 said:


I knew you had to be one of the mutable signs!


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Nice stuff there yo! smile
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#IDEFINEME #ALBUMSSTILLMATTER

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Did he put your million dollar check
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Reply #17 posted 11/08/18 8:48am

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I still have halloween decor up. I will get out the christmas stuff thanksgiving week.
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There are a lot of decorations that I wouldn't/couldn't do myself, but I love the way they look, especially when it's someone else's Christmas fantasy

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Dalia11 said:

I still have halloween decor up. I will get out the christmas stuff thanksgiving week.

do you have 'Thanksgiving/harvest' themed decorations out too?

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Reply #20 posted 11/08/18 9:05am

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Yes, a few.

I may even go to church mass this year. In Italian, it sounds better! I need to start speaking Italian again.
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I have these framed during Christmas

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“Santa Claus as Christmas Tree” by Saul Steinberg, 1949 or later, offset printing, black-and-white lineshot, 7 x 5 inches (17.8 x 12.7 mm), published by The Museum of Modern Art, collection of Tom Bloom. Image retrieved from artdaily.com.

This Christmas card by American illustator Saul Steinberg was first published in a book in 1951 (see The Story of the Christmas Card by George Buday, London: Oldhams, p. 43), but the design itself was likely created three years earlier, in color, when Saul Steinberg was commissioned to draw a ten-foot Christmas tree for the front hall of the Museum of Modern Art. From a press release sent by the MoMA on December 15, 1948:


Museum Exhibits Christmas Tree Drawn By Saul Steinberg―A ten-foot Christmas tree drawn and colored by Saul Steinberg, well-known cartoonist, is on view for the holiday season in the front hall of the Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53 Street. Since the Museum did not want a conventional Christmas tree, Mr. Steinberg was commissioned to draw his idea of one. The tree turned out to have a Santa CLaus head and feet, with birds and candles on his beard and a bell hanging from his cap. The branches of the tree are covered with toys and 60 varieties of Steinberg birds which he selected as his favorite from over 1,000 preliminary sketches. (PDF)

The design was most likely used the following year to create the much smaller drawing for a Christmas card sold by the museum. However, it was hardly the first collaboration between Steinberg and the MoMA. The celebrated illustrator had started designing Christmas cards for the museum as early as 1945. Joel Smith explains in Saul Steinberg: Illuminations:


When Steinberg began designing Christmas cards for The Museum of Modern Art in 1945, his inaugural effort featured Santa Claus riding a reindeer bareback amid a flurry of snowflakey abstractions. His line casually united contemporary high style and the popular cartoon ―a formula ideally suited to the wares of an institution trying to sell the American public on modernism― and he stuck with it in the cards he designed for MoMA and for Brentano’s Books through 1952. The formula had not been his invention, however. In 1944 while he was off at war, his friend Alexander Calder got the ball rolling with line illustrations for the nursery rhyme collection Three Young Rats, a collaboration with then MoMA curator James Johnson Sweeney.[…]

To this already engaging formula, Steinberg added a line as virtuosic as Calder’s was “primitive” and a mind bursting with unspent cartoon ideas. In cards for MoMA, his Santa went on to figure-skate, play the violin, surmount a monument, shake hands with his own double, and become one with the Yule tree. Invariably, shod in wingtips, Steinberg’s Santa is your warm, eccentric, infinitely wealthy uncle ― a figure of infantile (meaning perfect) fantasy. The museum cards attracted attention, allowing Steinberg to cross over in 1952 from MoMA’s relatively small buyership to a huge one at Hallmark. (Joel Smith, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2006,

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Nice! 😃🎅🎄
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I've read that Christmas isn't as big a deal in the USA as it is in UK ... is that the case?

We weren't a well off family growing but my Mum somehow always found the money to make sure we had a great Christmas (though it was probably still frugal compared to other) ... and I use to love it!

Now I'm adult and much better off, its not the same. The treats we only had at Xmas we have all year so it doesn't feel as special. And as an adult the stuff you have to do, like naff office parties, pretending to get on with relatives you hardly ever see, etc make Xmas a bit of a chore. As a kid all you had to do was eat, open presents and play with toys.

Sounds cheesy, but I guess its a case of having less but being richer for it ... that wasn't the case 90% of the time, but at Xmas it was.

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Dalia11 said:

Yes, a few. I may even go to church mass this year. In Italian, it sounds better! I need to start speaking Italian again.

that's cool. I've never been to a Christmas Mass. I thought about going to one last year.

To hear it in Latin or Italian would be Glorioso!!



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Reply #25 posted 11/08/18 9:29am

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And I watch the mass on TV from ST. Patricks church in NY. I have to go there one day, it is a beautiful church.
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Reply #26 posted 11/08/18 9:35am

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DaveT said:

I've read that Christmas isn't as big a deal in the USA as it is in UK ... is that the case?

We weren't a well off family growing but my Mum somehow always found the money to make sure we had a great Christmas (though it was probably still frugal compared to other) ... and I use to love it!

Now I'm adult and much better off, its not the same. The treats we only had at Xmas we have all year so it doesn't feel as special. And as an adult the stuff you have to do, like naff office parties, pretending to get on with relatives you hardly ever see, etc make Xmas a bit of a chore. As a kid all you had to do was eat, open presents and play with toys.

Sounds cheesy, but I guess its a case of having less but being richer for it ... that wasn't the case 90% of the time, but at Xmas it was.



Christmas is a big deal to many people in America.
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DaveT said:

I've read that Christmas isn't as big a deal in the USA as it is in UK ... is that the case?

We weren't a well off family growing but my Mum somehow always found the money to make sure we had a great Christmas (though it was probably still frugal compared to other) ... and I use to love it!

Now I'm adult and much better off, its not the same. The treats we only had at Xmas we have all year so it doesn't feel as special. And as an adult the stuff you have to do, like naff office parties, pretending to get on with relatives you hardly ever see, etc make Xmas a bit of a chore. As a kid all you had to do was eat, open presents and play with toys.

Sounds cheesy, but I guess its a case of having less but being richer for it ... that wasn't the case 90% of the time, but at Xmas it was.

I don't know about that. I think it's pretty big in the US.

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people still have whole blocks of street homes decorated and lit. People go on drives through neighborhoods to look at the lights decorations. Lots of events centered around the holidays.

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I hear you. I learned you have to really dedicate yourself to holding onto that 'magic' the innocence of the holidays. I see so many people get overrun by the overbloated expressions that numb people.

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It's hard, but I try to stay away from foods that I enjoy for certain holidays and seasons whether it is the Memorial Day or the 4th of July / Summertime, Thanksgiving foods or Christmas

Even when it comes to office parties (looks like we are going to be forced to go to a new Bureau Christmas Party this year) I seek out people who are happy and enjoy the season.

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My parents really spoiled us for Christmas growing up. The whole house smelled like Christmas.

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I think sometimes the more people have to spend the more they overdo it, overbloated, extremely planned Christmas events.

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Classic Christmas cartoons STILL lol, especially Charlie Browns(my brothers and I always call each other to remind each other when a cartoon is on tv) Christmas, cheesy Christmas movies, small gatherings for the month.. instead of putting everything on that 25th day. Sometimes I do a Cmas eve party

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Dalia11 said:

And I watch the mass on TV from ST. Patricks church in NY. I have to go there one day, it is a beautiful church.

Little Italy during Christmas is still pretty festive

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Dalia11 said:

And I watch the mass on TV from ST. Patricks church in NY. I have to go there one day, it is a beautiful church.

I'm not the least bit religious, but this is one amazing church. So beautiful. Not really looking forward to christmas, but it's always nice to see friends and family.

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