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Christmas bah humbug!!!!!

By bssbllr

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“Do you and your spouse exchange gifts for Christmas. ”

  • Yes 66 votes
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#1 1 year ago

Well it’s that time of the year again. I personally feel like it’s a Hallmark Holiday. Sorry to offend the religious believers but it’s my opinion only.

Well every year my wife and I choose not to exchange gifts on Christmas. Christmas is everyday in our house. She is fine with it. We do trips she buys what she wants we have the things we need.

So my question is do you and your spouse exchange gifts for Christmas?

If so feel free to post a pic, give a comment, lie or don’t lie it’s up to you.

#3 1 year ago
Quoted from bssbllr:

Well every year my wife and I choose not to exchange gifts on Christmas. Christmas is everyday in our house. She is fine with it. We do trips she buys what she wants we have the things we need.

My wife and I do the same and have been for a number of years. I get something for her to give to me and she does the same. It's always something small.

For us, Christmas is now more about our kids and grandkids.

#4 1 year ago

^^^^^ It is good to hear. I bring up cause this loud mouth guy was talking saying him and his wife don’t do the gift exchange I laughed to myself and said that’s the only reason I like this guy.

#5 1 year ago

not religious at all but love christmas. Decorations, movies, gifts, music, all of it! except the christ I guess.

#6 1 year ago
Quoted from Bryan_Kelly:

For us, Christmas is now more about our kids and grandkids.

Yeah we had kids while we were kids so we had fun doing the gifts with them. Putting them together and playing all day Christmas morning having family fun. Teenage parents had three kids and managed to still be together 30years later.

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#7 1 year ago

I’ve been told that women love exercise equipment and vacuums for Christmas!! The best gift of course is a peloton bike!!!

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#8 1 year ago

We splurge on the kids, we buy ourselves a small gift and call it a day.

#9 1 year ago
Quoted from mbrave77:

not religious at all but love christmas. Decorations, movies, gifts, music, all of it!

Yeah your right I do love all that part of it. Except I bring down this huge box of decorations and none of the kids at home still youngest being 19 don’t even help here’s a pic couldn’t leave out DH.
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#10 1 year ago

I buy the Mrs. things from time to time. . . but I'm too impatient to wait until a holiday (even a birthday) to give them to her. I really don't need anything, so it frustrates her to try shopping for me.

Instead we enjoy food and the company of family for the holidays vs. shopping for gifts. Been doing it this way for several years and it has really cut down on holiday stress! No kids of my own, but the nephews already have every toy under the sun so they get some cash as a gift. We do have a family "gift exchange" game where everyone brings several wrapped items -- they are put in a big pile and we go around the room rolling dice to "win" a gift (seven or eleven wins). Some stuff is good/useful but there are always those odd and random things -- each year I wrap up some old pinballs and toss them in the mix.

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#11 1 year ago

We still exchange gifts, but its minimal, and I usually buy my own.
For the whole gift process, it really is about the children and grandchildren.

For me, it is about a greater meaning for humanity. Love and Peace are the 2 greatest wishes/philosophies/religious beliefs we can all share and embrace.

As a Historical Theologian, I always continue to educate myself in this field, however open minds
are becoming a rarer thing these days.

Understanding what faith teaches, with Archaeological History shares a very eye opening experience.

#12 1 year ago
Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

For me, it is about a greater meaning for humanity. Love and Peace are the 2 greatest wishes/philosophies/religious beliefs we can all share and embrace.

I agree

#13 1 year ago
Quoted from bssbllr:

... So my question is do you and your spouse exchange gifts for Christmas? ...

Yes. We don't go overboard with gifts though.

Christmas is special and tradition rules.

#14 1 year ago

Normally we do not, but she dropped a hint this year so I acquired what she desired.

#15 1 year ago
Quoted from Atari_Daze:

Normally we do not, but she dropped a hint this year so I acquired what she desired.

You’re a good man. Gotta give them what they want.

Edited: your is now you’re didn’t want Levi getting his panties in a wad.

#16 1 year ago

The fact, and it is a fact, that the creator of the universe would endure being born in a animal feeding trough in the middle of nowhere to begin the work of saving my sorry butt is plenty to celebrate and give unending thanks.

#17 1 year ago

I gifted myself a Hakko FR-301 this morning

#18 1 year ago
Quoted from Coz:

The best gift of course is a peloton bike!!!

Peloton bike using that girl in the pic, ridiculous. She should be on a Victoria’s Secret commercial.

#19 1 year ago
Quoted from gdonovan:

I gifted myself a Hakko FR-301 this morning

Not gonna lie had to look that up. Way to take care of yourself.

#20 1 year ago

Buying an ounce of good organic weed for the both of us from the dispensary down the street. That’s all we need. No Hallmark bs.

#21 1 year ago

spouse???? HAHAHAHA

maybe in another 20 years when i'm 60.

#22 1 year ago
Quoted from Multiballmaniac1:

Buying an ounce of good organic weed for the both of us from the dispensary down the street. That’s all we need. No Hallmark bs.

Very well spoken. I’m jealous as hell. But will definitely grab our gift before Christmas cause I’m almost out.

#23 1 year ago
Quoted from Ballsofsteel:

spouse???? HAHAHAHA
maybe in another 20 years when i'm 60.

Words of advice. If you made it that far then no need to.Lol

#24 1 year ago
Quoted from mbrave77:

not religious at all but love christmas. Decorations, movies, gifts, music, all of it! except the christ I guess.

Same here, love the lights and decorations, especially vintage 60s and 70s stuff. I have an addiction to ceramic and aluminum trees...

We generally do something pretty small for each other and the rest of our parents/siblings and ask that if they do something for us to make it small if at all. It’s all about our 3 year old and the other kids these days.

#25 1 year ago

My wife and I stopped buying each other gifts a few years ago. Now it is all about the kids.

#26 1 year ago

I also don't care for it. We like to decorate the house with the tree because it's fun/different. The tree gives the room an ambiance that I personally like.

As for gifts, sometimes we do, sometimes we don't. It's whatever. I prefer not to gives gifts, but then she finds something that she just HAS to get me and then I'm forced to return the favor. The issue is that she's an amazing gift giver and I am not...

#27 1 year ago
Quoted from grantopia:

I have an addiction to ceramic and aluminum trees...

Yep have one of those that needs to go up as well. Lol

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#28 1 year ago
Quoted from ThePinballCo-op:

The issue is that she's an amazing gift giver and I am not...

I’m a better people watcher at the mall.

#29 1 year ago

We still like.

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#30 1 year ago
Quoted from ThePinballCo-op:

The tree gives the room an ambiance that I personally like.

I’ve gotten a live tree for the last 20yrs. Loved doing it. Now the kids are growing the gifts are more necessities like phones and clothes. I put the tree up and it sits there bare till me and the wife decorate it. It’s like the kids don’t really care much so it’s not worth it any more. Probably didn’t help with my situation.

#31 1 year ago
Quoted from rolandthoms:

We still like.

Looks great.

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#32 1 year ago

My reason for super Holiday Joy!

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#33 1 year ago
Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

My reason for super Holiday Joy!

Now that’s a present.

#34 1 year ago

Kids are grown, no tree this year, this is the only decoration we feel necessary now.

And yes we give each other gifts, my wife is a pearl beyond price.
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#35 1 year ago

We like to decorate. My wife collects/trades/sells the big plastic yard decorations from yesteryear, we have over 200 of them. Lots of Halloween ones too.

I was cleaning out the garage in the fall, went inside to get a drink, and when I came back out there were a buncha strangers in the driveway, they thought it was a garage sale - lol.

We trade gifts. We always say "not this year", but we always do.

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#37 1 year ago
Quoted from bssbllr:

Not gonna lie had to look that up. Way to take care of yourself.

Thanks; been doing some fairly heavy board work the last two or three months, it will only make my life easier.

#38 1 year ago

Def all about the kiddo these days. Every year my wife and I say don't get me anything. Then one of us says "you're going to like what I got ya" which then turns into an argument of I told you not to get anything which then makes us both go out and try and get something to one up each other. So it's never planned but always turns into us getting something.

#39 1 year ago

I hate it, and have always hated it, even when I was a kid. I don't like receiving gifts, and frankly I don't enjoy giving them either unless I'm given a specific item to buy. Daughter needs a car, so I'm buying her one. The wife likes modest, but classy, jewelry so that's what she is getting. I'm buying myself a new (to me) pin shortly after the new year. I will be traveling to see family, will be the first time in years that my siblings, parents, and I will be together for a holiday, so that is something I'm actually looking forward to. My parents are getting older and I know this stuff means a lot to them. Could do without the rest of the holiday nonsense, especially the insane commercialism that the whole thing has turned in to.

#40 1 year ago
Quoted from HookedonPinonics:

Then one of us says "you're going to like what I got ya" which then turns into an argument of I told you not to get anything which then makes us both go out and try and get something to one up each other. So it's never planned but always turns into us getting something.

Makes it freaking stressful.

#41 1 year ago

We put up a tree and put one or two presents a round it (for the grand kids), for our own kids we just give them some money in a card. The wife and I buy each other something small and then go out for a nice dinner.

#42 1 year ago
Quoted from bssbllr:

Words of advice. If you made it that far then no need to.Lol

You sure about that comment?

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#43 1 year ago
Quoted from beergut666:

Daughter needs a car, so I'm buying her one. The wife likes modest, but classy, jewelry so that's what she is getting. I'm buying myself a new (to me) pin shortly after the new year.

Sounds like you got it figured out.

Quoted from beergut666:

I will be traveling to see family, will be the first time in years that my siblings, parents, and I will be together for a holiday, so that is something I'm actually looking forward to. My parents are getting older and I know this stuff means a lot to them.

This will be awesome for you.

Quoted from beergut666:

Could do without the rest of the holiday nonsense, especially the insane commercialism that the whole thing has turned in to.

Well said.

#44 1 year ago
Quoted from 6S3NC3:

You sure about that comment?

Remember that only happens if you have a lot of money. Do you have a lot of money? I could always use a little to pick up another pin.

#45 1 year ago

My Christmas has changed dramatically. From a real tree, cookie baking, gift giving, dropping off gifts 2am Christmas morning for some that wouldn't have Christmas.

Now I enjoy seeing all the lights. And honor the Orthodox observance.

And I enjoy cruising the Secret Santa thread.

LTG : )

#46 1 year ago
Quoted from bssbllr:

Remember that only happens if you have a lot of money. Do you have a lot of money? I could always use a little to pick up another pin.

A lot of money means something different to every one. Ask a multi-millionaire if he has a lot of money where all his friends are billionaires he will say hes poor. Ask an 18 year old McDonald worker that save all his paychecks for 3 years if he has a lot of money and he will tell you yes.
Friend of mine just got divorced after 40 years. Sold the primary home and rental home they owned and split everything. Now i would not say he has a lot of money but he went to the Philippines and married a Hot young wife that thinks he is loaded.

#47 1 year ago

^^^^^ Based on your location your doing alright.

#48 1 year ago
Quoted from LTG:

And I enjoy cruising the Secret Santa thread.

Didn’t know will have to check it out.

#49 1 year ago

The old lady loves this time of year. She grossly over decorates the inside of our house, inc. both decks. She baked for 2 days, as I plug away at the honey to do list. A few days ago, we took our dog out, and handed out some baked goods to our neighbors..my favourite part is being w my dog,her & our girls, and being around friends/family ..yes I said my dog 1st..

#50 1 year ago
Quoted from hwyhed:

yes I said my dog 1st..

I buy my dogs Christmas and birthday gifts every year.

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