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    Quote Originally Posted by orangejello View Post
    IAdded into this, my injury was on Christmas Day and while I have tried to deny that it bothered me, it is hard to ignore as everybody else constantly brings it up. I suspect that if I had been injured on January 25, not December 25 people wouldn't remember it so well. But Christmas is an easy day and inevitably, my injury always becomes a big focus of conversation at family holiday gatherings.
    I have to give you credit, I would have had a tantrum by now, and screamed "enough already!!! I don;t want to hear any more about it" to everyone, bufore dramatically rolling out of the room, and probably crashing into the doorway on my wayl

    noticing that since this is a 2008 thread initially .... anyone read their post from last year and feel differently?
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    Mostly because my family is disfunctional which sometimes makes for good times, normally not...
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    Quote Originally Posted by wheelz1989 View Post
    Mostly because my family is disfunctional which sometimes makes for good times, normally not...


    I like dis functional families, it adds character. When I meet families that are perfect I get more freaked out. Plus it adds for great memories.

    One of my fondest memories is when my mom punched my aunt in the face.
    It was years and years ago but still I enjoyed it.

    Or when my mom held a fork to my dads neck. We all just started laughing wondering what exactly is going to happen next, was she really going to impale his neck with a fork? She's one of the most caring people I know but she had her moments for sure in the past. Good times.

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    I remember one Christmas when my mom and dad were hungover and fighting, my mom zinged a tomato at him across the living room, splatting dad pretty good in the face. Soon they were having a tomato fight, full on warfare, Christmas morning, and we were all ducking and dodging. They ended up on the floor, wrestling, cussing at each other, but I could tell they were getting all het up. Later when things cooled down, after the presents were opened and all of us kids were tearing up the new toys, they sneaked off to the bedroom to makeup Dysfunctional is the norm where I come from.
    Quote Originally Posted by mr_coffee View Post
    I like dis functional families, it adds character. When I meet families that are perfect I get more freaked out. Plus it adds for great memories.

    One of my fondest memories is when my mom punched my aunt in the face.
    It was years and years ago but still I enjoyed it.

    Or when my mom held a fork to my dads neck. We all just started laughing wondering what exactly is going to happen next, was she really going to impale his neck with a fork? She's one of the most caring people I know but she had her moments for sure in the past. Good times.

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    I love Christmas - some years more than others. The music, food, lights, all of it. It's hard when you live in a house full of "BAH-HUM-BUGGERS"!! I'm really outnumbered, but for the most part, the fam stays out of my way!!

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    I love Christmas. I usually equate the holidays with no school, going home, being surrounded by my family and eating good food. I'm not quite sure what there is to hate about that.

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    Yeah I can't hate Christmas. If I'm not spending it with family, I'm spending it with friends who aren't with their families. The materialism is a bit disturbing but thanks to Amazon, all my shopping's done!

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    I don't hate Christmas. But on the whole, I find it's just not a very happy time of the year for me. I guess with so many people around and a few other things, it just means too many direct reminders of what I have lost. And of what I will now never have. I didn't feel this negative about the holiday season before I was hurt

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    I despise the holiday season.

    I've always felt extremely blessed to have so much -- plenty of food, a nice home, access to medical care, opportunities for education, good jobs, etc. Knowing that there are so many out there who weren't as lucky as me, I felt guilty to get even more stuff every Christmas, and it upset me to see/hear people who already want for nothing devote so much time, energy, and money to buying each other more stuff. So early on, I opted out of the traditional holidays and instead followed my conscience.

    Instead of buying any gifts, I anonymously "adopt" a person or family in need (often they are new immigrants, elderly, or disabled) through an Angel program.

    These programs provide me info about the participant (gender, age, sizes) and a wish list, which has always just basic needs. (It broke my heart to hear an eight year old boy ask for nothing more than socks and underwear for Christmas.) I buy as many of the necessary items as I can -- like blankets, shoes and clothing, winter coats (when I lived up north), toiletries, and such. But I get my real pleasure from going above and beyond the list by buying toys for the kids, gift cards for a local grocery store, gift certificates for movie theaters or or other types of entertainment opportunities -- stuff that's purely for enjoyment.

    I'm not a Christian or a Jew, so there's no religious significance for this time of year. Becoming an Angel is the only thing about Christmas season that I enjoy.
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