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What would you like this Christmas?

  1. Jimmys Money blog profile image18
    Jimmys Money blogposted 3 years ago

    I'd love a ferarri but will settle for aftershave:-)....
    What's on your wish-list this year?

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      Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Too many things.
      I have wanted an ipod type thingy for like 5 years now so I could listen to music while I go on walks.

    2. Say Yes To Life profile image85
      Say Yes To Lifeposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I would LOVE a ski / snowboard trip that lasted through New Year's!  I'm currently working on a 3 part hub about one time when I was lucky enough to do this.  It's titled, "Best Holiday Vacation Ever!"  I should have it published in a few days.

    3. CroftRoan profile image60
      CroftRoanposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      A side from books (writers and readers need books), I would just like to have a place of my own. With any luck from my writing career, that will happen next year.

    4. Daniel Carter profile image91
      Daniel Carterposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I have a Ferarri shirt and sneakers. A guy asked me where my car was and I said, "Hold it, there, buddy, I'm workin' on one thing at a time." He laughed. wink

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        Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

        smile

      2. Billie Kelpin profile image89
        Billie Kelpinposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Daniel, very cute!

    5. davidlivermore profile image94
      davidlivermoreposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Not to sound sappy, but my mother.

      My mother passed right a few days before Christmas last year.  She always loved Christmas.  This is my first real Christmas without her, and it just won't be the same.

      But, since I know I can't have my mom back, I just want a good Christmas with my family and friends.

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        Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

        sad

      2. janshares profile image89
        jansharesposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        I lost mine, too, right before the holidays in 2010. My heart goes out to you. I hope you get through this first Christmas without her, surrounded by the love of your family and friends. Take care, davidlivermore.

    6. Jan Brianne profile image81
      Jan Brianneposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I want a trench coat and a leather jacket! smile

  2. NateB11 profile image92
    NateB11posted 3 years ago

    Laptop. Definitely, a laptop. I'm over here trying to be an Internet writer with a 15 year old computer. Not cool.

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      Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      My laptop is pretty old, it's really heavy, but its lasted a good while and it was free. I scrabble a lot and the creator of a scrabble-like game wanted me to help promote his game, and I couldn't download it on my old comp. so he sent me his old one. It's been a tremendous gift.
      Hmmm. I just remembered I should really go play that game again.

    2. Jimmys Money blog profile image18
      Jimmys Money blogposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Hay, wouldn't it be great if some company read this hub and sponsored a laptop for Nate and Beth.Thanks for sharing your comments...Jimmy

      1. NateB11 profile image92
        NateB11posted 3 years ago in reply to this

        I would definitely love that, no doubt about it.

  3. Reality Bytes profile image93
    Reality Bytesposted 3 years ago

    A place where I can rest my head that is well heated!  Even if it is just for the eve of Christmas!

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      Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      What do you mean? Why don't you have a heated place to rest?

      1. Reality Bytes profile image93
        Reality Bytesposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        I have a store in the most depressed area of one of the top fifty most dangerous cities in the country.  I chose this, as I prefer to walk the walk and try and make a difference.  I sell used clothes, household items, etc...

        The store makes enough to cover the rent and electricity with a little left over for food.  I do not draw a paycheck.  Since I opened in March I have not been able to get the gas turned on.  Starting last March, it was cold, especially at night.  This year, I hope to get some kind of electric heater to heat up the backroom, where we sleep.

        smile

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          Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

          God bless your efforts and may He keep you warm this winter.

        2. Billie Kelpin profile image89
          Billie Kelpinposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Reality,  I'm wondering this.  The stories of the people who walk in need to be told.  Since you like to write, why not write one or two stories of those individuals by the end of Nov.  If that goes well, have someone make a video with you telling a bit about the people coming in and your store.  Request, let's say, $10,000 to get that book published.  Put in the pie chart a part for interviewing fees (because this is going to take your time).  Then any proceeds can go toward upgrading your store (in your case, paying for heat).  I'm wondering if you're in an "Enterprise zone" - and if Jesse Jackson's people can help... There used to be money for businesses like yours.  Tell us what would help.  What could you use that we all, who are also struggling could help you with?  (I mean beyond prayers and good wishes)

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            Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

            Yea!

          2. Reality Bytes profile image93
            Reality Bytesposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            If I could inspire others to show kindness to the less fortunate, that would be the best gift possible.  Apples, bottles of water, blankets, coats and jackets, load up and look around, if you do not see the downtrodden, you have not looked.  Give directly to the person, giving to a charity is not the same on either end.  Give and walk away, have the thank you' given as you are leaving.  This way the receivee does not feel obligated, give, and give freely.

            If anyone is unable to do this, and it is understandable, spread a kind word.  I like to see young mothers and fathers enjoying their children and compliment them on what good parents they are, it must be sincere.  I especially like to compliment the father that is with the children alone.  "Wow, what a great dad you are."  Sometimes a little acknowledgement goes a long way.

            Thank you for asking.

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              Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

              So good.

            2. Billie Kelpin profile image89
              Billie Kelpinposted 3 years ago in reply to this

              Reality Bytes, Ah, I THOUGHT so regarding the direct giving.  So you're saying carry around some extra blankets, water, etc. in the car and when you see someone downtrodden, then just give them what you have that seems appropriate?  I was thinking something softer than apples might be good because I notice a lot of dental problems. If I were homeless, I'd really appreciate a cold diet coke in a can and a hot egg foo young take out order smile

              1. Reality Bytes profile image93
                Reality Bytesposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                It really doesn't matter what you give.  It is acknowledging those that society forgets that is important.  Make someone feel special, it is not hard.  Everyone is a unique human being with their own gifts. 

                Myself, being financially strapped, I listen.  I think this is the best gift one person could give to another.  There is not many people that can just keep quiet and listen to another.

                1. Billie Kelpin profile image89
                  Billie Kelpinposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                  gotcha!

    2. Jimmys Money blog profile image18
      Jimmys Money blogposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      God Bless you Reality Bytes. That's put me to shame that I would 'settle for a bottle of aftershave' where-as all you want is somewhere to rest your head. I hope you get it...Take good care friend, Jimmy

  4. Cardisa profile image90
    Cardisaposted 3 years ago

    This is what I want

    http://s2.hubimg.com/u/8379741_f248.jpg



    But he will do

    http://s1.hubimg.com/u/8404272_f248.jpg

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      epsonok0posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      LOL dont we all.

    2. Say Yes To Life profile image85
      Say Yes To Lifeposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Count me in!!!

    3. janshares profile image89
      jansharesposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Lol, lol, Cardisa, you are too much. Ha ha ha , woooo!

  5. Tom Mukasa profile image80
    Tom Mukasaposted 3 years ago

    For Christmas, a car and a nice house.

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    epsonok0posted 3 years ago

    I want new socks. Cant explain how good a new pair feels. And they dont stay new. I was the strange kid that liked getting clothing.

    1. Say Yes To Life profile image85
      Say Yes To Lifeposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      How about a matching tie?

  7. Billie Kelpin profile image89
    Billie Kelpinposted 3 years ago

    This sounds insincere, but seriously, I'd like Congress to stop fighting with the President and for a spirit of honest good-will to prevail so that the economy of our nation, and tangentially the world, would loosen up and more money could be put in the hands of the consumer and those who have little to spend - money that would help us get on with production so that so many of us could stop trying to survive and instead, begin to thrive.  Who can afford Christmas? It shouldn't be like this. And to be quite honest, I think the negativity is creating a nation-wide collective depression and I don't mean the financial kind.

  8. freecampingaussie profile image50
    freecampingaussieposted 3 years ago

    I would like to be able to have my knees replaced so I can walk ok and be without this agony  .Also for my husband not to have asbestos on the lung and to be ok .

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      Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      sad
      Sorry things are so rough for you right now.
      Here's wishing you a happier new year.

  9. LindaSmith1 profile image60
    LindaSmith1posted 3 years ago

    No snow.  Peace and Quiet!

  10. Daniel Carter profile image91
    Daniel Carterposted 3 years ago

    I'm a composer/songwriter. Christmas is the biggest time of year for me. I have friends all over the world of all kinds of belief systems, and many, many of them celebrate some version of Christmas. One thing I've learned through my life is that in the face of deepest adversity and setback, we need to get to a place where we can laugh. And the second one is that a song in the heart of any human being can be contagious, uniting, and transcending.

    So I hope everyone will find a reason to laugh and sing this Christmas. The benefits go viral very quickly.

  11. LongTimeMother profile image96
    LongTimeMotherposted 3 years ago

    lol. I wrote a hub about all the reason why I stopped dreaming of buying my husband a ferrari. Now I have to come with a gift more creative than aftershave before christmas. smile

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    cjaroszposted 3 years ago

    A brand new kitchen set. My husband keep using forks and scratching mine up now everything sticks to them

 
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