Who is looking forward to the holidays?

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    Dec 11, 2011 3:24 AM GMT
    I'm in a great mood year-round, but I especially enjoy the holidays. Some years I'll take a cruise. Christmas and New Years on a ship is great, especially the food. Sometimes I'll go to South America if I want summer, other times to Europe to visit friends. Nothing to warm you up on a cold, damp night in Berlin like Gluewein! Other times, like this year, I'll stay home, enjoying my town. A good time to get things done around the house, staying with my pets. The town is festive, and there are parties and good times with neighbors and friends.
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    Dec 11, 2011 3:39 AM GMT
    I only look forward to the days off from work. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Dec 11, 2011 3:43 AM GMT
    TheGuyNextDoor saidI Love this time of year as well... a time to reflect on friendships with close friends and see family. Not to mention, consume a few decorative calories I'd avoid the rest of the year.. Spiked Egg Nogg anyone? This year's find was Cafe Patron. It's a coffee flavored Patron and made finishing cards a lot more fun today!

    That Spiked Egg Nog (made with Rum, Brandy and Blended Whiskey) is damn good in your coffee as is the Cafe Patron!

    Looks great. Good thing about visiting in the neighborhood is no worries about driving after drinking the good stuff.
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    Dec 11, 2011 3:54 AM GMT
    For Christmas I only start to get motivated after the first snow fall. I'm usually in the mood once the various parties and meals come about. What I look forward most of all is getting together with family and friends.
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    Dec 11, 2011 4:46 AM GMT
    jpBITCHva saidChristmas leaves this son of Israel unmoved.

    Enjoy the holiday season, Hanukkah, with the Menorah lit one candle per day, as most of us know, and of course New Years.

    Added: meant to say 1 additional candle per day, but I think that was understood.
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    Dec 11, 2011 5:04 AM GMT
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    socalfitness saidEnjoy the holiday season, Hanukkah, with the Menorah lit one candle per day,

    Huh? At the White House just this week, they lit ALL the candles at once!

    Now, now be nice. You didn't think they taught Menorah lighting 101 in the Madrasah, did you? icon_wink.gif
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    Dec 11, 2011 5:42 AM GMT
    I will be having the lamest Christmas. I will be spending the day with my bf at the casino in Palm Springs and having dinner at the buffet.
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    Dec 11, 2011 5:48 AM GMT
    I find people put too little AND too much emphasis on the holidays. On the one hand you have cheery kids dressed in scarves and happy adults...and the other hand you have people who barely even acknowledge it.

    At this point, I don't know of anyone in my immediate circle who is doing anything even remotely extravagant for the holidays. With all the lack of celebration going on, I'm hardly motivated myself.

    Now that I'm older, I find that Christmas (with the exception of it's true meaning) is great if you have a family and kids...but if you're single or just dating, it's no more than just another day.

    Similar to the song, it has come true: Getting my 2 front teeth! Dentist appt the week before...
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    Dec 11, 2011 5:48 AM GMT
    Not a fan of this holiday. Will be In Spring Hill, Florida getting some sun, running and a bit of quality time with my parents. Anyone in that area wanna meet up for some seafood and fun?icon_cool.gif
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    Dec 11, 2011 5:54 AM GMT
    Sporty_g saidWill be In Spring Hill, Florida


    LAWDa....
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    Dec 11, 2011 6:07 AM GMT
    The two greatest things about the holidays are:

    1. Christmas being over (work gets crazy this time of the year)

    2. New Years Eve, though this year will be depressing with no date at midnight : anyone care to be my kiss??
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    Dec 11, 2011 4:18 PM GMT
    Iceblink saidI will be having the lamest Christmas. I will be spending the day with my bf at the casino in Palm Springs and having dinner at the buffet.

    I remember seeing signs that if you get to the buffet line by 4 PM, you get early bird prices. But don't try and cut in line or you could get hit with a cane!
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    Dec 11, 2011 4:21 PM GMT
    I am lucky enough to have some amazing Christmas memories, courtesy of a couple of awesome parents! Really enjoy the holidays, whether it be at home or elsewhere. Already have everything up, some Christmas gifts purchased and looking forward to a great time over the next several weeks.
    I hope everyone has a great Christmas and making some fantastic memories for years to come!

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    Dec 11, 2011 4:25 PM GMT
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    Iceblink saidI will be having the lamest Christmas. I will be spending the day with my bf at the casino in Palm Springs and having dinner at the buffet.

    I remember seeing signs that if you get to the buffet line by 4 PM, you get early bird prices. But don't try and cut in line or you could get hit with a cane!



    The secret I learned from the elderly at the casino is to go to the buffet in the late afternoon as they are switching from the lunch buffet to the dinner buffet. You get the dinner food but only pay the lunch price. I also get 20% off with my players card.



    I am really feeling old now.
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    Dec 11, 2011 4:31 PM GMT

    This is a very powerful and moving time for me. A number of great Mysteries all come together.

    Various religions celebrate for different reasons. Non-believers celebrate with festivities, and the economy gets a boost.

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    Dec 11, 2011 5:02 PM GMT
    xrichx saidI only look forward to the days off from work. icon_biggrin.gif

    + 1

    (last day of work is 12/16, can't wait)
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    Dec 11, 2011 10:51 PM GMT
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    Iceblink saidI will be having the lamest Christmas. I will be spending the day with my bf at the casino in Palm Springs and having dinner at the buffet.

    I remember seeing signs that if you get to the buffet line by 4 PM, you get early bird prices. But don't try and cut in line or you could get hit with a cane!

    The secret I learned from the elderly at the casino is to go to the buffet in the late afternoon as they are switching from the lunch buffet to the dinner buffet. You get the dinner food but only pay the lunch price. I also get 20% off with my players card.

    I am really feeling old now.

    Wasn't in Palm Springs, but reminds me what my Mother told me when she visited friends who lived in assisted living with dinner served in a dining hall. When it got close to opening, the seniors got very aggressive with their Jazzies (Power Chairs) and you could get run over.

    Suggestion: Make sure to try the string bean with crushed almond casserole. I hear it's delicious.
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    Dec 11, 2011 10:53 PM GMT
    DIE HOLIDAYS DIE
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    Dec 11, 2011 11:02 PM GMT
    yeah i am looking forward to the holidays too. Christmas, Thanksgiving, and New Years are my favorite times of the year.
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    Dec 11, 2011 11:11 PM GMT
    I love the holidays! So much going on this month it's crazy!
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    Dec 14, 2011 12:56 AM GMT
    mocktwinkie saidI love the holidays! So much going on this month it's crazy!

    Yup - a lot going in and good seeing people I haven't seen in a while
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    Dec 14, 2011 1:00 AM GMT
    My Christmas is ruined --- someone just told me there is no Santa Clause icon_cry.gif
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    Dec 14, 2011 1:12 AM GMT
    TheGuyNextDoor saidI Love this time of year as well... a time to reflect on friendships with close friends and see family. Not to mention, consume a few decorative calories I'd avoid the rest of the year.. Spiked Egg Nogg anyone? This year's find was Cafe Patron. It's a coffee flavored Patron and made finishing cards a lot more fun today!
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    That Spiked Egg Nog (made with Rum, Brandy and Blended Whiskey) is damn good in your coffee as is the Cafe Patron!
    I'll see your pussyfied eggnog and raise you a white russian.

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    Dec 14, 2011 1:15 AM GMT
    I love the Holidays! I like all the decorations and stuff, my birthday is also close to them which is pretty sucky sometimes.
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    Dec 14, 2011 1:29 AM GMT
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    socalfitness said
    Looks great. Good think about visiting in the neighborhood is no worries about driving after drinking the good stuff.


    Some towns with huge older gay populations (i.e. a large number of drunks) offer free jitney services to ferry drunken old gays from one bar to another. They're all within a pretty confined area - ghetto if you will - but it is a service much appreciated by some of the residents of said area, or so I've heard.
    Sounds like South Beach to me..