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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Merry- I Mean Happy Hol- Oh Fuhgettaboutit!!

I keep saying Merry Christmas, meanwhile people all around me (in my workplace, for instance) are saying Happy Holidays. It occurs to me someone may eventually complain to my supervisor. Wouldn't that be exciting. Haha! Oh the controversy!
I dare them. If they do, I'll go all liberal on them and say they're just picking on me cause I'm black. Hehe. Just kidding! I may be childish, but I have my conservative pride.
Christmas Gifts
So! How far along is everyone with their Christmas shopping? I just started a few days ago and all I got so far are stocking-stuffers. I hope to be done by the weekend.
What do YOU want for Christmas? I usually don't ask for anything specific. But this year there is one little thing I truly desire. My family rarely reads the blog anymore, but just in case....
I want a camera please! Nothing fancy. I'm a simple girl. I'd just like to be able to use something other than my cell phone for pics. And our daughter doesn't always remember to bring hers when she visits.
Gifts For Adult Kids
How do families handle gift giving with adult kids these days? Do parents still let their kids give them a wish list? Depending on our available funds, it's varied for us each year. But having fairly young adults, it's still all new to me.
I'd love your opinion whether this applies to you directly or not. We were all kids once ago, right?
Forget it!
As for saying Merry Christmas, does it feel strange when you say it? I live in a very blue state, so yes, there is definite apprehension (hidden of course) when I say it. I'm not gonna say Happy Holidays, so fuhgettaboutit!
I mean if Hanukkah is your thing, just say Happy Hanukkah, right? I'll return that greeting for sure! If you're brave enough to say Happy Kwanzaa (a made up holiday by an angry socialist), I'll even return that greeting too. But I'm not gonna water everything down with Happy Holidays just because the latest social dictate calls for it.
Anywayz, let's talk gift giving and wish-lists!


The Chick said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Merry Christmas Luv !

FIREBIRD said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I make a point of saying Merry CHRISTMAS - especially to working folks wherever I go! I'm like you - I double-dog-dare someone to make an issue out of it!

MERRY CHRISTMAS, lovely lady!

mCat said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Merry Christmas it is. And always will be.

I am struggling with gift ideas this year. Ready to throw my hands in the air and give cash.

And lately, I've been spoiled rotten so I am not asking for a thing. Rare for me, so the fam is not quite sure how to handle it.

Nikki said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I laughed out loud at your "I may have to go all liberal on them and say they are complaining because I'm black".....genius!!! This year is a little weird. My son said he wanted cash and now it has turned into items and some cash...oh dear. I was loving the cash idea, I have been couching ever since. It looks like I gotta go shop. dread. Hubby and I got a new phones this year and so our packages will be few and far between and that's fine with me! I feel like I have really simplified this year and so far it's been enjoyable. I bake on Christmas eve and this year my mom and sis are coming so I bought us all cute matching aprons to start the ball rolling. It should be fun!! Sending vibes on the camera......and hugs. :)N

Granny Annie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

It is CHRISTmas so I say "Merry CHRISTmas" to you and to all unless I know they are of another faith or zero faith and then I..........??? Dagnabit!

namaste said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

chick, Merry Christmas honey!

firebird, Merry Chirstmas to you too, sweet lady!

mcat, haha! you threw a monkey wrench at the fam. if my mother told me not to get anything, i'm not sure i'd know what to do either.

nik, oh i KNEW you'd get a chuckle at me pulling the race card. hahaha! ohhh! i LOVE the matching aprons idea! that's so cute. take pictures! new phones huh? i bet you don't even look up anymore. lol! hugs back atchya! hopefully hubby gets your vibes. forget FB, he never reads it ;-)

annie, Merry Christmas! yah! all the other greetings can be confusing.

tammy said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I was surprised last year, and happily so, when all the clerks at all the stores I went to said "Merry Christmas". It's like they were making a point and I loved it. But then again, I live in AZ.

I loved your pulling the race card too. Maybe I'll say the same thing = ha! That should really confuse them since I'm not black. ;)

Merry Christmas! Hope you get that camera.

namaste said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

tammy, ah yes, arizona. yep, that might be it :) i'd get a chuckle out of you pulling the race card. haha! wouldn't THAT cause a stir! ;-)

Pedaling said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

i seem to be behind one post lately--please do forgive.
I'm going to post here and then straight to the one that just went up!

1st of all, it is Merry Christmas, yes siree!

way to throw that camera idea out there. i know I always appreciate a little hint.

it's my mom in law's bday and I am out to get her something...#ihavenotacluewhat she's a fit, spry 82 year old - heaven help me. birthdays in december really bite!
i think it's going to be a box of chocolates, a pic of the fam we took at thanksgiving with her and the dad in law and an olive garden gift cert.

i know this was all way more information than you wanted to know - but i haven't talked to too many people today.

you're the lucky one!

Merry Christmas!