The prices on what would be an appropriate gift for anyone is way to high! I'm aware that you don't have to give people anything but I'm a giving person and I want to please my family. I'm not into giving cheap little silly gifts that nobody's going to use.
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My favorite holiday by far is Thanksgiving...No expectations other than eating too much and watching football.. Momma makes 3 pies and everyone is together..
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Hill, remember the loud noise of coal going down the dented and really shiny chute into the coal bin? Those are sights and sounds we'll not experience again but it's an oddly comforting memory right up there with the sound of a slamming screen door on a summer day. Ok, enough with the old phartz trip down memory lane, today is fun too!
Bobbi, wasn't that Festivus?
That would be G A N G B A N G E R S. Good grief, 86 the PC crap will ya.
Kwanzaa? you refer to Ron Everett aka 'Dr' Maulana Karenga's made up African Marxist fiesta? The sadistic ex-con torture commander of United Slaves who beat and imprisoned 2 women in a paranoid frenzy, killed other black men and made up a holiday so ********ers and tribal thugs could celebrate too. That kwanzaa??
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I won't be spending any money on "holiday" gifts since I don't give gifts for Thanksgiving and New Years. We will be giving Christmas gifts.
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YO, Loyal - "kwanza"???? a made up African week of wannabe holiday complete with a Menorah like candle rack and litin 1 ery day. -- so I guess we should say Happy RamaHanaKwansmas" -- that should be politically korect comrade.
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BoB: Maybe the woodchucks who own the Leader Herald can send some up from the corporate office in West Virginia. They probably have a pot belly coal stove right in the office that inspires all their pro-coal editorials. I remember, way back when, the coal truck backing into Grandma's driveway, the delivery guy popping out the cellar window and setting up the chute to the coal bin. Gravity did the rest. As soon as the dishes were done Grandma was parked in her rocker next to the stove for the duration. Talk about radiant heat.
They say "holiday gifts" because ***SHOCKER*** there are people who give gifts for non-christian holidays during this time of the year (i.e. Hanukkah, Kwanzaa) and also people who do not celebrate the holidays as a religious time.
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I asked a girl I know who works at Walmart if she was working Thanksgiving Day, she said "H*ll yes, and I get extra hours right up to Christmas". She assured me that she isn't the only one either and it didn't sound as if they're being forced to be there. Scare, boycotts, more often than not, have the reverse of the intended outcome. Chik-Fil-A is a good example. Anyhow, this is the Holiday where we look at our neighbors bowl and help to see that they have enough, not to see if they have more than we do. One day out of a year we get it right. Its like going to Church on Sunday bowing in reverence to Faith, unity and goodwill to all Men then going straight to H-e-l-l on Monday.
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Yeah, 'Holiday' gifts. STOP IT or no Christmas presents for you and you get Coal, if I find any. Oh the irony; what was once plentiful and a classic metaphor has become rare and now it's considered worse than the recipients behavior. Does giving coal to someone now have a different meaning??!
@ Pards, It was so cold this morning I saw a Democrat with his hands in his own pockets.....
@ LoyalSocialist For once I agree. I want all of you people to boycott Walmart on Thanksgiving day. Please pass the word. The workers there have families too.
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I hope everyone will decide to stay with their family on Thanksgiving and let the bloodsucking retailers know that we do not support them being open on a national family holiday.
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It's so cold out their I saw Democrat call for more taxes to help the naked homeless man.
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It was so cold this morning that I actually saw a Republican stop and help a naked homeless man
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Are "holiday gifts" Christmas presents?? I don't buy "holiday gifts", and I don't say "happy holidays" I say "Merry Christmas" and I sing the politically incorrect "Deck the Halls" not the new politically correct version.
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Having spent close to a year unemployed, I have definitely cut back. Gifts will be what they will be and everyone will have to understand.
It was so cold this morning I saw a democrat with his hands in his OWN pockets!
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I look to give special gifts that are truly needed. I don’t measure by how much I spend but how much the gift will be appreciated. If that means more money than so be it. I also like to make donations so I can make a difference to those less fortunate.
We celebrate by going skiing. A lift ticket is good enough for me!
And to add to stackrat, why not start Christmas music on Labor Day.
Thanksgiving is a mere obstacle to the almighty Black Friday. We should just change the name of the holiday to Black Friday eve. Why stop there? Why dont we make November, National spend all your savings on Chinese junk awareness month?
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Hey BoB, Thanksgiving has become the day when grandma cooks a big turkey dinner for everybody so they can be well nourished and while stuffing their faces, plan the shopping strategy for later or tomorrow.
And Hill is on the right track, there are no Holidays observed with the reverence of days gone by. What if no store opened before 8 AM on Friday?? and what if everything was closed on Thursday??
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