This year we decided to go with the true meaning of Christmas and told everyone to give to charity in lieu of giving us adults gifts,as we had decided to do ourselves.Christmas had gotten out of control with so much greed these past years.The looks on people's faces was priceless when I made the announcement.They were dumbstruck that they would not be receiving gifts this year,although these were the same people who show up empty handed every year,eat our food and get their gifts,and leave.Literally.Anyone else going this route this year?
Answer by Am19v at 10:02 AM on Dec. 23, 2009
Answer by RutterMama at 9:34 AM on Dec. 23, 2009
We don't go crazy over gifts especially the adults. We have a low key exchange and for the most part enjoy watching the little ones get so excited. We are all so excited just to be together and have food and great conversation in front of a roaring fire and admire the tree. I would be totally appalled if someone showed up grabbed a gift, horked down some food and left. How rude is that ? If this is the kind of behavior you are dealing with...I don't blame you one bit for doing what you did.
Answer by salexander at 10:16 AM on Dec. 23, 2009
Answer by robyann at 11:02 AM on Dec. 23, 2009
Answer by PrydferthMenyw at 8:10 AM on Dec. 24, 2009
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