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Who had presents

  1. Dec 26, 2015 #1

    wolram

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    Who had gifts or presents over Christmas, even though you may not subscribe to any religion, and did you want the gift you were given?
     
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  3. Dec 26, 2015 #2

    jim hardy

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    We celebrate Christmas but a few years ago we decided not to bother with the gifts.
    Being together, relaxing, good food and not going to work for more than a week are the best gifts. :-)
    However, I've recently given myself a gift- some high quality cosmetics and I do like it. :-)
     
  5. Dec 26, 2015 #4
    No one has ever given me a present during Christmas. Greg's card I received recently is the first one I've had in my life.
    It sounds like you have not taken care of your body the whole year, now it is time! :DD
     
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  6. Dec 26, 2015 #5

    wolram

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    I am sure you do not have to paint yourself to look pretty:rolleyes:.
     
  7. Dec 26, 2015 #6

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    I'm sure you have other holidays in your area. What are the most important holidays in your country?
    LOL, I have taken care of myself of course :wink: Just trying something better now. :biggrin:
     
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  9. Dec 26, 2015 #8
    Thank you wolram :)
    That's exactly right, I, unlike most other girls, hate wearing makeup and when I do, it's only decent one.
    The cosmetics I've bought is skincare (paraben-, perfume-, silicone-, coloring-, alcohol- free) so that I can avoid wearing heavy makeup for as long as possible :smile:
     
  10. Dec 26, 2015 #9
    Btw what did you get, wolram?
    And silicon, what would you like to get, if you celebrated Christmas?

    And a question for everyone, who brings the presents in your country?
    We and the Czech people are really very very special because we are probably the only countries in the world who get presents right from Baby Jesus :DD ! Of course, he visits only Christian homes, atheists get their presents from Grandpa Frost.
     
  11. Dec 26, 2015 #10
    We don't use it here. Things are sent directly to company or people's home address/mailbox.
    Definitely new year days. But I don't like them as much as when I was younger because they remind me of how old I am becoming.?:)
     
  12. Dec 26, 2015 #11
    Oh that's really a tough question!
    When I was young, I badly wanted many toys from Santa at Christmas Eve, but now I think I only like Santa himself, not his toys.
     
  13. Dec 26, 2015 #12

    wolram

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    Sophia, i received a 1170g bar of chocolate :woot:, a cross and some polo mints, so i will look like friar tuck in the new year:eek:.
    Silicon, you are only as old as you feel.:biggrin:
     
  14. Dec 27, 2015 #13
    Haha :-))) I had to Google Friar Tuck and the pictures are funny.
    what kind of chocolate did you get?
    Cross is a nice present.
     
  15. Dec 27, 2015 #14
    Silicon, do you mean the official new year, or the Chinese one?
    And you are totally right, it seems that each year passes so fast! Sometimes it makes me really nostalgic.
     
  16. Dec 27, 2015 #15
    1/1 is the best reminder of my aging issue. o0) The Chinese new year is another extra remark.
    That is seriously stressful.
     
  17. Dec 27, 2015 #16
    That's totally true. Some psychologists say that January is the most depressing month of the year. especially the first Monday after holidays is considered the most depressing day.
    But let's not think about that now :) It's still holiday season! :)
    Why is Chinese new year stressful for you? I guess there are some cool fireworks :)
     
  18. Dec 27, 2015 #17
    Chinese new year days occur yearly, It's a good occasion for so much money to be spent on foods, drinks, new clothes, etc particularly for kids in my area. Luckily after I graduated from college, my urge to decorate myself disappeared automatically while the past with sadness, sorrow and also happiness keeps lingering on from time to time.
    And yes, I love fireworks, everywhere becomes quiet, peaceful and clean but boring on those days. I may need to see people passing by day in day out, someone to talk to, or better nice places to visit.
     
  19. Dec 27, 2015 #18
    Well, that's totally like Christmas :) I guess it's the same everywhere, people just use different names :)
     
  20. Dec 27, 2015 #19
    I got to do a course and got a license in scuba diving. It was awesome.
     
  21. Dec 27, 2015 #20

    George Jones

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    What did I get on Christmas day? Chicken biryani, chicken-pasta salad, tossed salad, apple crumble with whipped cream, chocolates (everything homemade except the chocolates), and the presence of three other families who joined us for the meal. Doing the turkey thing tomorrow, when we have another family over to our place.
     
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