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Holiday Confessions
Posted by: Acer
Date: December 22, 2020 11:29PM
Confession is good for the soul. Get a seasonal humbug off your chest for the New Year.

I prefer the colorized version of It's a Wonderful Life.
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Re: Holiday Confessions
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: December 22, 2020 11:36PM
Even as a kid, I never enjoyed any of the Rankin/Bass specials other than Mad Monster Party.



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Re: Holiday Confessions
Posted by: Markintosh
Date: December 22, 2020 11:47PM
I've watched Elf 6 times in the last month.



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Re: Holiday Confessions
Posted by: Rolando
Date: December 22, 2020 11:53PM
I've never seen Elf.



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Re: Holiday Confessions
Posted by: davester
Date: December 23, 2020 01:06AM
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Acer
I prefer the colorized version of It's a Wonderful Life.

I'm sorry, but no, just no...especially the bridge scene.



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Re: Holiday Confessions
Posted by: pdq
Date: December 23, 2020 06:13AM
I’ve never seen The Christmas Story...in contrast with to my kids, who say they have seen it so many times they avoid it like the plague.

I also just can’t seem to think of Die Hard as a Christmas movie. Yippie I O ki yay.
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Re: Holiday Confessions
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: December 23, 2020 08:15AM
I don't particularly care about the holiday.



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Re: Holiday Confessions
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: December 23, 2020 08:29AM
We put up a Christmas tree. But depression got the better of all of us, so it is unadorned. The cats are confused because all those cool toys are not hanging up there. I may hang some plastic ornaments today.
I did not even put up the cheesy Laser Light projectors on the outside.
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Re: Holiday Confessions
Posted by: rgG
Date: December 23, 2020 09:08AM
I look forward to the second week of January so much each year.
It means Thanksgiving, Christmas, and my birthday are all done for a whole year.

The holidays are most often too stressful, and have too many expectations that are often not met.

Is that Bah Humbug enough? grinning smiley





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Re: Holiday Confessions
Posted by: SteveO
Date: December 23, 2020 10:27AM
I don't care much about the holidays these days. Years ago, I did. It kinda' bothers me, and kinda' doesn't.
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Re: Holiday Confessions
Posted by: lost in space
Date: December 23, 2020 10:42AM
We're enjoying our toned down Christmas this year: no houseguests, no big meal planning, just a normal week, except a few gifts ordered online and decorating the Christmas tree. Very low key, low stress.



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Re: Holiday Confessions
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: December 23, 2020 10:51AM
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SteveO
I don't care much about the holidays these days. Years ago, I did. It kinda' bothers me, and kinda' doesn't.

Working at UPS for eight years effectively killed the Christmas spirit for me many, many years ago. I literally pity the folks who work the Christmas season there these days.



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Re: Holiday Confessions
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: December 23, 2020 12:20PM
I love the week after Christmas because the pressure is off and if something comes up you can usually say: Ah, let's just wait until next year.
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Re: Holiday Confessions
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: December 23, 2020 01:14PM
I'm kind of glad we're taking a break from Christmas this year. It's so much less stress to deal with.



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Re: Holiday Confessions
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: December 23, 2020 01:18PM
....sticky candy canes can be used in more creative ways......



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Re: Holiday Confessions
Posted by: wurm
Date: December 23, 2020 02:21PM
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rgG
I look forward to the second week of January so much each year.

I'm kinda looking forward to the third week of January. Specifically, the 20th. But I'll leave it at that, lest this moves to the other side. ;)
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Re: Holiday Confessions
Posted by: Lew Zealand
Date: December 23, 2020 04:34PM
Never seen:

It's a Wonderful Life
A Christmas Story
Elf


Die Hard is not a Christmas movie. That just cheapens it. I remember seeing Rankin/Bass' Rudolph's Shiny New Year once or twice as a little kid and then not seeing it again while their others were easy to come by. Saw it again finally after about 40 years and, yeah, there's a reason that one isn't so popular. R/B was smokin' something interesting when they made that one.
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Re: Holiday Confessions
Posted by: hal
Date: December 23, 2020 04:53PM
I HATED Elf and could not finish it
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Re: Holiday Confessions
Posted by: PeterB
Date: December 23, 2020 06:46PM
Hmmm. Holiday confessions? Truth be told, I'm actually kinda glad that, for my family, we're doing the Zoom thing (for obvious reasons), but also because family get-togethers are often just a breeding ground for conflict-- not that it necessarily WILL happen, just more likely. As they say, you can pick your friends, but you can't pick your family.

Also, for me personally-- as an introvert, I find that between the holiday travel (which I truly despise) and dealing with relatives, it just totally drains me... and perhaps for the same reasons, I'm more likely to pick up something and get ill, and obviously being sick during the holidays really sucks. One year a couple years back, pretty sure I caught a norovirus from a fellow passenger off a Delta flight that way... not fun.

And I'd agree that this time of year is depressing for a lot of people for a lot of reasons ... this year being much worse in some ways, but also highlighting everything that we all have to be grateful for. (Including, in my case, a family that drives me nuts sometimes, but that I do love.)




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Re: Holiday Confessions
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: December 23, 2020 08:47PM
EGGNOG yum smiley



(GOOD eggnog that is!)
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Re: Holiday Confessions
Posted by: TheCaber
Date: December 23, 2020 09:12PM
I like fruitcake. I like seeing little kids' joy and excitement. I like eggnog (like DeusxMax).
I like driving around to look at Christmas lights. I like hanging with family (for a short while).

All the rest is just too much. The older I get, the less I am excited about it all.

INxP

But you all go ahead and have yourselves as good a holiday/holy day as you can arrange for yourselves! Cheers!



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Re: Holiday Confessions
Posted by: Thrift Store Scott
Date: December 23, 2020 09:52PM
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hal
I HATED Elf and could not finish it

Same here. Will Ferrell affects me much like Bill Murray does: Although he has been and still can be quite funny, I don't think he's anywhere near as consistently funny as he seems to think he is and Elf was the first film in which I really noticed this.



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Re: Holiday Confessions
Posted by: $tevie
Date: December 23, 2020 10:30PM
To be honest, since my father -- the man who loved Christmas almost as much as he loved us -- died lo these many years ago, I haven't really cared about Christmas. I try to fake it for the sake of my family but I'd be happy if it just went away.



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Re: Holiday Confessions
Posted by: Acer
Date: December 23, 2020 10:44PM
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Thrift Store Scott
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hal
I HATED Elf and could not finish it

Same here. Will Ferrell affects me much like Bill Murray does: Although he has been and still can be quite funny, I don't think he's anywhere near as consistently funny as he seems to think he is and Elf was the first film in which I really noticed this.

Speaking of Murray, while I like most of his work, Scrooged I don't.
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Re: Holiday Confessions
Posted by: Grumpyguy
Date: December 24, 2020 03:41PM
I like good fruitcake.
I like cheap wine better than the expensive stuff.
I work in retail and it really has worn me down this year. Christmas will nothing more than a day to physically recover.
I drive around and look at Xmas lights.
I haven't watch television in 6 months.



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