The Christmas Countdown Thread!

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by King Daniel Beyond, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. ElimParra

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    I've got plans to only buy presents for people who will be at mum's for Christmas. With my current situation, I'll buy presents for two of siblings during January, as my sister has her birthday and my brother has plans to return to Australia.
     
  2. sidious618

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    My family still uses tinsel but overall I don't think it's as common as it once was.
     
  3. Kira's Mom

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    Yeah, I love tinsel, but my cat will try to eat it. :( Funny how he doesn't bother anything else on the tree...

    Here's Eddie in his Santa hat:

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    :lol:
     
  4. King Daniel Beyond

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  5. King Daniel Beyond

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    The Christmas countdown continues...

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  6. KimMH

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    ^ a pox on you! I have a matching sweaters for my niece and her american girl doll to knit - she just changed her mind about her fav color - from green to pink. that half of the family is debating moving the family get-together at Thanksgiving since Grandma will be leaving for Fla Dec 15. Aaaaaccckk!
     
  7. Tora Ziyal

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    Poor kitty! :lol:
     
  8. Mary Ann

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    ^Yes, kitty looks decidedly unamused, in a "When you're asleep I'm going to crap in your shoes and change all your computer passwords" kind of way.
     
  9. Tora Ziyal

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    Something about the expression reminds me of Worf. This is not a merry cat.
     
  10. auntiehill

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    Did some Christmas shopping today--another Nutcracker for Mom's collection, a Coldwater Creek gift card for a friend.....and a sweater for me. Don't tell hubby.
     
  11. Kira's Mom

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    Usually Eddie is the sweetest, happiest cat on the planet. But he didn't approve of this! :lol: I didn't make him wear it for long. Just long enough for the photo.
     
  12. WillsBabe

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    I expect he'll be even more peed off if he finds out you've posted it to the web! :lol:

    My Christmas prep is coming along very slowly. Ie, I've done nothing!
     
  13. King Daniel Beyond

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    Since we've only recently gotten into it, for my family this will be the christmas of buying stuff online. I love you, eBay and Amazon:adore:.
     
  14. King Daniel Beyond

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    I'm so glad I don't have to buy or make any presents for children this year!
     
  15. Kira's Mom

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    Nah, he's an attention whore. :p
     
  16. Mary Ann

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    eBay is brilliant for gifts. For her last birthday my daughter wanted a piccolo, and I got her one from eBay for less than half what I would have had to pay in a high street shop. I'm planning to sell her old oboe on eBay soon, and if I make enough I'm going to buy a Scaletrix car racing set as the big "family gift".
     
  17. auntiehill

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    Amazon is AWESOME. I have so many people to ship things to that ordering from Amazon is not only easier and faster, but also cheaper.

    Hooray for Super Saver Shipping!


    I also picked up a fleece pullover for my Dad on LL Bean last night---and they are offering Free Shipping as well.
     
  18. Miss Chicken

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    A present I ordered for my mother arrived yesterday. It is a large book of Xmas themed word searches.

    Also one of my middle son's presents arrived. It is a book of the entire series of Blazing Combat comics (there were 4 issues with 29 stories).
     
  19. Spot's Meow

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    I am really loving the Amazing wish list. I've used it in the past but this year I'm taking full advantage of it. What I love is that you can add comments next to each item and give them priority rankings. I also like that it hides from me when anything on the list has been bought, it still shows up as available to me but not to others viewing the list. The only time it warns you is if you are about to buy something off the list yourself that someone already bought for you. I also like that you have the option of letting the buyers send to your address without them seeing it, so if anyone on the web feels like sending me a gift it will be sure to arrive at my door! :D Not that I expect much of that to happen.
     
  20. Tora Ziyal

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    For several years, I've been planning to remodel my kitchen, but I've had to postpone it a couple times. Finally... I met w/ the contractor today, and we're going to sign the contract on Monday. I wasn't expecting it to happen so quickly, but I'm actually going to have my new kitchen by Christmas! OMG, I'm so excited!

    (Off topic note to WillsBabe: your avatar is gorgeous!)