Do you do holidays?
downtown

Rockwall, TX

#1 Nov 11, 2013
With everyone so scattered and families so fractured, do you do the traditional thing at holidays?
cash

Clarksville, TX

#2 Nov 11, 2013
no
Smarty pants

United States

#3 Nov 11, 2013
cash wrote:
no
and a very merry unbirthday to you sir.
Heard this

United States

#4 Nov 11, 2013
This year we will. It's usually just hubby, kids and myself. Seems like everyone is always so busy these days. I've decided this year to try and get as many together as possible for Thanksgiving. So far the count is 18. I'm just wondering where we are all going to sit! Would a bring your own chair invite be appropriate?????
Boon

Paris, TX

#5 Nov 11, 2013
I'll do those girls if they look good.
X mas is costly

United States

#6 Nov 11, 2013
With the Plaza already decorated for Christmas before Thanksgiving and stores it gets old before Christmas gets here. With so many people just making it on part time, temp jobs Christmas has got to be less for many. My belief is that Christmas should just be for children and adults who can afford to give themselves Christmas all threw the year should just donate to kids. Many people become very depressed all threw these 2 months every year because of all the expectations put on them due to this one Holiday. But everyone should do what they have been doing all there life and be joyous. I do believe though that New Years is partly such a celebration because Christmas is over. I'm not a scrooge just practical.
downtown

Rockwall, TX

#7 Nov 13, 2013
Heard this wrote:
This year we will. It's usually just hubby, kids and myself. Seems like everyone is always so busy these days. I've decided this year to try and get as many together as possible for Thanksgiving. So far the count is 18. I'm just wondering where we are all going to sit! Would a bring your own chair invite be appropriate?????
LOL, that's a great idea!! Maybe a cardtable or two would also help.
downtown

Rockwall, TX

#8 Nov 13, 2013
X mas is costly wrote:
With the Plaza already decorated for Christmas before Thanksgiving and stores it gets old before Christmas gets here. With so many people just making it on part time, temp jobs Christmas has got to be less for many. My belief is that Christmas should just be for children and adults who can afford to give themselves Christmas all threw the year should just donate to kids. Many people become very depressed all threw these 2 months every year because of all the expectations put on them due to this one Holiday. But everyone should do what they have been doing all there life and be joyous. I do believe though that New Years is partly such a celebration because Christmas is over. I'm not a scrooge just practical.
Point taken. When we look at the past expectations and try to arrange our holidays around what use to be traditional, then we fail to realize that this isn't America like it was 50 years ago. We can do what we can to make it a happy time, but looking back at and longing for the way it was, might not be a good idea.
newgirl

Rockwall, TX

#10 Nov 19, 2013
Our family use to do the traditional Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday but all the kids are grown and we have children , its way to complicated to get everyone together. So this year its just gonna be me and my Husband and kids. Less Stress!! LOL
horoscope

Rockwall, TX

#11 Nov 22, 2013
newgirl wrote:
Our family use to do the traditional Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday but all the kids are grown and we have children , its way to complicated to get everyone together. So this year its just gonna be me and my Husband and kids. Less Stress!! LOL
We won't be getting together with all of the relatives, either. It's way too complicated trying to arrange a day when everyone can be there. I agree that the way families use to celebrate the holidays isn't how it is now. More family members scattered to the wind and just can't make the trip. With FB and the such, people just don't do the "in person" thing now as much.

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