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Christmas is near, Have you done all your shopping yet?

  1. aka-dj profile image77
    aka-djposted 8 years ago

    Its only a few short weeks away. Are you done?  Or has the economic situation forced you to "rationalize" this year?
    http://hubpages.com/hub/Christmas-2009

  2. YesPlease profile image55
    YesPleaseposted 8 years ago

    I haven't even started yet! This season, I'm taking a long time to get into the "holiday spirit". Not sure why this is, but it's not good because time goes very quickly and this month could be gone before I know it. But since our economy does stink like a baby's diaper, I do have to cut down on my spoiling this year.sad

    1. aka-dj profile image77
      aka-djposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      It's OK to leave me off your list just this once.
      Just don't let it happen again. smile

  3. AEvans profile image69
    AEvansposted 8 years ago

    Nope, we are only purchasing a couple of things as it is the thought and not the amount.smile

    1. Stacie L profile image89
      Stacie Lposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      It's going to be a "thoughtful" Christmas this year for me too!;D

  4. tourmaline2777 profile image57
    tourmaline2777posted 8 years ago

    I have not bought a thing! Can't afford to buy much!

  5. Robin Marie profile image60
    Robin Marieposted 8 years ago

    I've bought a couple gifts but I have a long way to go!

  6. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    I have two more gifts to buy. I started early this year. I don't buy too any gifts so it's not usually that difficult.

  7. profile image0
    blakekrposted 8 years ago

    I am procrastinating as a form of passive resistance to this whole thing: buying hard-to-afford gifts for people who don't need them and maybe don't even want them (OMG, how grinch is that?). I will probably cave right before christmas and pay through the nose for shipping.

  8. purefitness profile image64
    purefitnessposted 8 years ago

    I have done 80% of my christmas shop, however I am holding out for last minute bargains.

    1. aka-dj profile image77
      aka-djposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      How about shopping "after" Christmas, for next year? Get in early, real bargains can be had!

  9. Anamika S profile image73
    Anamika Sposted 8 years ago

    I am not the sort of person who wait for Christmas,Newyear or Birthday to do shopping, nor do i wait for any occasion to give gifts. Out of 365 days i would be shopping 300 days. But yes... i pampered myself today by doing some heavy shopping.

  10. Edwin Clark profile image80
    Edwin Clarkposted 8 years ago

    Half of what I buy is new and the other is going to be some careful strategic regifting wink

  11. Stacie L profile image89
    Stacie Lposted 8 years ago

    No way haveI FINISHED.
    i HAVE half mylist done. i'll wait till ChristmS EVE.
    I  guess I like the added pressure of getting presents before morning.
    wink

  12. TravelMonkey profile image59
    TravelMonkeyposted 8 years ago

    Yeah nothing beats the pressure that you have to get everything on possibly the busiest day of the year.

    haha

  13. waynet profile image50
    waynetposted 8 years ago

    I am nearly there...just got to get a turkey. almost wrestled an old lady down to the ground to get the last turkey and she won dammit!! she did the old lady act and got the security guard on me....still looking for a turkey!!!!    Gobble Gobble!!

  14. Anamika S profile image73
    Anamika Sposted 8 years ago

    Christmas is Over. So now it should read "NewYear is near, Have you done all your Shopping yet?"

  15. TravelMonkey profile image59
    TravelMonkeyposted 8 years ago

    or...

    "January sales are near, have you spent all your money yet?" smile

    1. Mark Knowles profile image61
      Mark Knowlesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      LOL

      Reminds me of the old Andy Capp joke -

      Andy always had two fears -

      1. He would run out of money before the pub closed, or
      2. The pub would close before he ran out of money lol

  16. AEvans profile image69
    AEvansposted 8 years ago

    Travel Monkey,
    You are funny I wondered when this thread would wear itself out.smile

  17. Shirley Anderson profile image83
    Shirley Andersonposted 8 years ago

    Mark, you and Misha look good as redheads.  It really brings out your eyes.  smile

  18. Mark Knowles profile image61
    Mark Knowlesposted 8 years ago

    lol

    Nearly time to revert to a "boring" photo....

    1. aka-dj profile image77
      aka-djposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      What happened to the smile 
      You look too serious in this one. hmm
      Hope the holidays weren't too bad.

      1. Mark Knowles profile image61
        Mark Knowlesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        No - I had a great time actually. Spent Christmas day with my wife - the first time we have spent the day on our own since we met. Helps being thousands of miles away from the rest of the families smile

        Then a great new years eve party. Just recovered and back to work.

        How was your holiday?

  19. Shirley Anderson profile image83
    Shirley Andersonposted 8 years ago

    Yeah, I was thinking that this morning.  Too bad, I think I look better with Christmas lights.

    1. AEvans profile image69
      AEvansposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You can keep your Christmas lights as winter isn't over yet and the lights are beautiful.smile

  20. aka-dj profile image77
    aka-djposted 8 years ago

    Glad to hear it.
    Mine was good too. Drove to Sydney. Spent time with family. Drove home again. Did over 2200ks, but not stressful. Back to the "grind" tomorrow. (make that-today!) Its 1am smile

  21. Mark Knowles profile image61
    Mark Knowlesposted 8 years ago

    Sweet dreams smile

    1. aka-dj profile image77
      aka-djposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks. It didn't work. sad
      Had no dreams, at least none that I recollected this morning. smile
      Heck, there's always tonight!

 
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