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Christmas comes and goes so quickly with great expense

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It's the thought that counts.

Happy Holidays!

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Same to you Bruno...I mean for all the work before, it goes so fast....
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Hardly any work for me this  year.  I bought mostly online.

The expense don't bother me...I love to give!
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Don't get me wrong I spend a lot of money and don't begrudge a penny but we had 16 people over and we were preparing the day before and working hard until people arrived...
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Been there done that.
Ever since my Emily passed away our daughter does the hosting.   ;*)
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Sorry about that...
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I suppose it does in the end. All my kids are grown up and live all over the States, so I generally send gift certificates all over. But I did buy my Basset hound three new squeaker toys for Christmas and it's well worth it to watch him playing with them. So I guess my answer would be Yes !
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The expense, is on us. Christmas itself costs nothing. We (and of course, retailers) are the ones that think you have to buy a bunch of crap in order to "celebrate".
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You have to eat and drink....that costs when you have guests coming ....
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Where do you think the idea of the "pot luck supper" and "BYOB" came from?
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We are posh, can't do that,one expects to be fed properly when one visits....
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Somethin' to be said for us "po folks" then.
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Hehe ....there definitely is....
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Yes.  I like buying Christmas presents and making others happy.

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I think Christmas will become worthwhile when people spend less time on the idea that spending money is the thing that makes it worthwhile

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