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Merry Christmas

one month ago
Merry Christmas, everyone!
I hope you are all staying safe and warm and that you have a great weekend. I am currently drowning in fluffy blanketness, and my feet are sweaty, but otherwise this is glorious.

What is a favorite part of Christmas for everyone here?
I like buying and wrapping gifts for my family (I just ignore what it does to my bank account) and stuffing my face with cheese and summer sausage.

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one month ago
Merry Christmas!
I will also be indulging in summer sausage (because it was on sale and I actually had to buy two of them but whatever)

I'll be partaking in my usual Christmas Eve tradition of sitting in front of a fire and wrapping things while my cat pretends he's never seen fire before. Christmas will be spent with family. I am responsible for the apple pie this year.

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one month ago
That sounds like a really nice Christmas Eve. You'd better not mess up the pie.

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one month ago
Thank you! I never mess up pie. Except a pumpkin one, once, but never apple.

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one month ago
Messing up pumpkin pie is forgivable, if it was only once.

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one month ago

Update: The apple pie was a hit. I'm told it was the greatest dish in the history of apples.

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one month ago
Good work, Sherbet. Where's mine though?

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one month ago

I like hotpot

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one month ago
Like the Japanese thing?

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one month ago
Merry Christmas to you. As an Arkansan, I am contractually obligated to stand outside and stare at the bad weather, but it’s up to 12 today, so I should be mostly fine.

My favorite part of Christmas has been picking out gifts and wrapping them. It’s the closest thing to an art or craft that I’m good at.

It’s also become a tradition that I read this old story my grandmother has, aloud. It’s about some guy that shows up and makes costumes for all the children to have a Christmas costume ball for free. The rich kids dress as poor kids, the poor kids dress as rich kids, and some random kids dress as fairies. Then, the parents try to take the costumes off, but they’re magic and just won’t come off.

Eventually, I’m pretty sure that it turns out he did this because he’s in love with the mayor’s daughter, but he wouldn’t let them marry. He changes his mind and he lets the kids out. The whole story’s a bit communist flavored.

The best part of the story, though, is this middle section where the city council tries to get this witch outside of town to help, but she’s old and can’t hear them. So they go and get a soprano singer to sing their request all above high C. When she finally hears, she responds by just saying some kind of vaguely wise Mumbai jumbo. The council was obviously upset. They criticize her, and she responds by magically multiplying her cat until the council runs in terror.

The first time I found it, it had my brother and I in stitches, so now I read it every year, and we keep laughing. It’s milking a joke beyond reasonable expectations.

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one month ago
The part with the witch sounds pretty great. XD

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one month ago

Merry Christmas, my friend. I am also bundled up and seriously considering making hot chocolate.

My favorite part of Christmas is actually seeing that other people are having a good time, because I like seeing people be joyous. I also like being able to see my family, for the most part, as well as wearing sweaters and jackets in a part of the world that is usually on fire.

I hope you, and anyone reading this, has a nice holiday season.

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one month ago
Make that cocoa, Tim. That's an order.

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one month ago

Merry Christmas! Glad to hear you're (mostly) comfortable! My favorite part of Christmas is being able to actually take the time to be with the people I care about. Sure, the gifts and the giving can be nice but it's time that is the most valuable and being able to spend it with the ones I love is the best thing I could ever ask for. This year, I'm able to spend it with my chosen family because my actual family has pushed "our" Christmas back to January. I'm actually really looking forward to this because I haven't been able to be with my friend group very much these past few years. Enjoy your holidays Daji!!

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one month ago
Thank you! I hope you have a great time with your friends.

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one month ago
Merry Christmas! Trying my best to stay warm but thankfully I always have a cat lap warmer.

Gift giving is fun but I'm a shopaholic so the search for the perfect gift is always the best.

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one month ago

My favourite part of Christmas is your annual Christmas scribbles! ^_^

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one month ago
Don't tell anyone, but that's why I like giving gifts so much.

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one month ago

You would be stuffing your mouth with sausage.

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one month ago
I just love the taste of meat.

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one month ago

Glad to see my daughters being wholesome this Christmas.

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one month ago

Merry Christmas/happy holidays.

I will be eating Chinese food which feels a lot less special now that I live in China.

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one month ago

!חג סמח

Even if you are a dirty tankie 

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one month ago

חנוכה שמח

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one month ago
My Christmas has been postponed! My family is even lazier than I am.

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one month ago

Merry Christmas!

I just like Christmas as a whole, and gifting is always super fun. When I spend it with my family, we have all these elaborate schemes to distract one another so we can secretly sneak a gift or two into our bags, and it makes for an interesting experience.

The decorations are always so pretty at this time of the year too. I've been taking too many photos recently lol.

Hope everyone's Christmas will be amazing :)

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one month ago
Into one another's bags or your own?

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one month ago

Into our own so we can exchange them after, but the other version sounds more fun. Guess it'll be something to try next Christmas!

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one month ago
Merry Christmas, I hope everyone has a great day :)

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one month ago
Thank you!

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one month ago

Merry Christmas!

My favorite part is definitely everyone being happy. It's a nice break from the usual days. 

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one month ago

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one month ago
Merry Christmas!

I like getting presents for people, and making charitable donations for those impossible to shop for. But my nephew is 2, so I'm especially looking forward to him opening his presents. ^_^

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one month ago
Awww that sounds cute. Mine are all old now.

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one month ago
Merry Christmas!

The best part of Christmas is trying to make the tree look good, but giving up a quarter of the way through and just piling all the ornaments on. Also giving and expecting nothing in return, and the joy a well thought out gift brings. It's a great way to end the year, imo.

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one month ago

Here's some wholesome Christmas music for today's generation

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one month ago
Wholesome music like this transcends generations. Should be played in malls on repeat the whole month.

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one month ago
I bet this guy never realized when he made this in the 90s how much MORE relateable it would be to so many today, a story this timeless and clairvoyant is a rare find.

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one month ago

I remember first hearing it on the radio around that time and thought at first it was the original song, then I actually paid attention to the lyrics and started laughing in the car.