CHRISTMAS COMES BUT ONCE A YEAR: How are you spendiing Christmas Eve & Day?

  • HndsmKansan

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    Dec 24, 2009 1:03 PM GMT
    I've always been a huge Christmas fan.... fortunate enough to have parents who conveyed the importance and the fun of it and have loved it ever since...

    This year is quite interesting... a blizzard in parts of Kansas. Plans changed for sure. Already seen some family members and the bf came in early to make sure he could make it. The gym awaits after several hours work, then home...... but not sure church or our evening out is going to happen... it might be the bf and I in front of the fireplace!

    Regardless, its a wonderful day... my best wishes to everyone.
    How are you spending your Christmas?

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  • Bunjamon

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    Dec 24, 2009 2:25 PM GMT
    Tonight we went out for an amazing Peking Duck dinner, and now I'm home preparing for a presentation because, surprise, Christmas is not a real holiday and China and I not only have school but I have to give my final presentation. No worries, though, after class is over we're making a Christmas FEAST and watching movies like Home Alone and Love Actually. I'm so excited. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Dec 24, 2009 2:44 PM GMT
    For my family and I Christmas Eve is the day of the two (the 24th or 25th) that is the most important one and the one we celebrate the most. I love getting together with my family, and this year we added more members (the boyfriend and his family) it promises to be a very special and fun-filled holiday this year! we are going to New York City later today and on our way back later this evening we are going to have a traditional Christmas dinner! I love it!!


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    Dec 24, 2009 2:53 PM GMT
    Im spending Christmas Eve with my boyfriend and Christmas Day with my Mum & Dad. Im working 26th December (Boxing Day)

    Its snowing here atm :-)
  • Menergy_1

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    Dec 24, 2009 3:17 PM GMT
    Snow here in Santa Fe, so it's definitely going to be a White Christmas (not to mention friggin' COLD for the next couple of nights at around 7 degrees F [-14 C]!) - but will brave the cold in shearling, boots, gloves, scarf, hat to do the "Canyon Road Christmas Eve Walk" -- Canyon Rd is an art-gallery overload, but at night, in the snow, with the gallery fairy (!) lights all over the place, the brown paper bags with candles (luminarias) and the bonfires on the street corners to warm up by and listen to carolers -- all the walking crowds in a good mood....it's a fun and beautiful thing to do, especially if you've got a friend along (which I will have).

    Tonight there's an open house gay party at the end of the road, where we'll get some hot food and drink and warm up before getting back to the car park

    and driving back out to my place outside town (on treacherous roads, unless the plows and sanders have been through) for a long Christmas Eve and overnight with my buddy from Albuquerque who's staying through on Christmas Day too. We'll have Christmas dinner casually at my place, more face time, and another welcome night together since Saturday is not a work day for him....


    Happy Holidays to all you men, be safe and warm, and may 2010 be the best year yet!!!

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    Dec 24, 2009 3:37 PM GMT
    Am just visiting Toronto, so will be spending Christmas eve at a restaurant or bar. Then will be flying back to home tomorrow.
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    Dec 24, 2009 4:19 PM GMT
    I'll be going to a couple of dinners tonight, the first with my best friend and her husband, and the second with my sister and her friend.

    No one in my family's too sure what we're doing tomorrow, since we're likely going to get more snow throughout the day. We'll see what's going on I suppose.
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    Dec 24, 2009 4:53 PM GMT
    in perfect weather with views like this. let's see I woke up with the temp at 80 and we are expecting a high of 84 today. The best I can do on such short notice

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    well i've got to get my lazy ass to snorkeling

    Everyone have a wonderful christmas
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    Dec 24, 2009 5:09 PM GMT
    My partner is away with his family. I'm heading to the office in a little while to sign off & finalise 2010 budgets.
    And since we have to close tomorrow for this holiday, I will catch up on some report reading. (Holidays should be celebrated on weekends. Weekdays are for business.)
    Cheers,
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    Dec 24, 2009 5:53 PM GMT
    Today, we're traveling to my family's house (with the car completely packed, with almost NO room to sit) and we're going to spend it with my side of the family. Some family I don't want to see, and some that I'm dearly looking forward to reconnecting with. Stress, love, food, more stress, and more love, and small getaways to quiet places are the theme for our holiday!
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    Dec 24, 2009 5:57 PM GMT
    I'm spending both days home and alone. BF wants alone time (long story), roommate will be with a friend and family is with my ex. I will have my kids over the day after for a lunch and to share gifts. Oh well, maybe I'll just throw caution to the wind and run around naked, drinking and eating cookies all day!
  • treader

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    Dec 24, 2009 7:03 PM GMT
    I'll be working in the office thanks to my boss and lovely co-workers (who are all with their families celebrating the Holidays - how nice!) and some bad luck. I have a large grant due on January 5th. I have to squeeze three months of work down to two weeks. There isn't any time to celebrate Christmas. I saw it coming last month but couldn't get much time to work on this grant because my boss and co-workers had me working on other project that they decreed a higher priority.

    To add insult, my boss told us all to take our vacations now over the Holidays because we're all starting a new project in January. I reminded him that I cannot take any vacation now in fact I'll be working 7 days a week including Christmas Day and that I wanted to take some time off in January. His reply 'That might not be possible.' Wonderful! Thanks a million. Really appreciate it.

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  • RubiconRider

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    Dec 24, 2009 7:07 PM GMT
    Midnight mass w/ some friends tonight.

    Tomorrow, delivering meals to HIV+ shut-ins for the local HIV/AIDS service organization, then going to have Christmas dinner. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Dec 24, 2009 7:17 PM GMT
    Working in Kuwait. Very boring.
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    Dec 24, 2009 7:22 PM GMT
    Not one damn thing.
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    Dec 24, 2009 7:31 PM GMT
    Bunjamon saidTonight we went out for an amazing Peking Duck dinner, and now I'm home preparing for a presentation because, surprise, Christmas is not a real holiday and China and I not only have school but I have to give my final presentation. No worries, though, after class is over we're making a Christmas FEAST and watching movies like Home Alone and Love Actually. I'm so excited. icon_biggrin.gif


    hmmmm peking duck ...... I miss home now icon_sad.gif
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    Dec 24, 2009 7:41 PM GMT
    Upholding the long-standing family tradition of Chinese food and movies.
  • DarkSensation

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    Dec 24, 2009 8:10 PM GMT
    Well I've Been very Nice This Year...So I'm Trying to Get Laid With Santa First....before He Ho Ho Ho himself around with the Mean Hot Guys in Here icon_lol.gif

    Merry Christmas to All, lol icon_wink.gif
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    Dec 24, 2009 8:27 PM GMT
    Just put the shortbread in the oven...finished wrapping the last couple gifts. I am now ready for Christmas to begin!

    Tonight we open gifts and tomorrow is dinner with friends.

    I really do miss spending time with family but now that we're in Utah and both our families are in SoCal we spend the time with friends.

  • Sparkycat

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    Dec 24, 2009 8:50 PM GMT
    Not doing much of anything. Watch movies, sleep (alone, alas), eat, wait for the world to open for business on Saturday.
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    Dec 24, 2009 9:12 PM GMT
    i'll be spending the holidays WITHOUT A MAN & with my FAMILY.

    The only people that are gonna be getting presents from me are the babies and the kids.
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    Dec 24, 2009 9:12 PM GMT
    Blackguy4you saidin perfect weather with views like this. let's see I woke up with the temp at 80 and we are expecting a high of 84 today. The best I can do on such short notice


    well i've got to get my lazy ass to snorkeling

    Everyone have a wonderful christmas


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    Dec 24, 2009 9:13 PM GMT
    BTW: Christmas comes but once a year, I can come several times a night...with the right guy!icon_twisted.gificon_twisted.gif
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    Dec 24, 2009 9:22 PM GMT
    Scally said

    wrong the spirit of Christmas should be same all year round, I don’t mean sending shit loads on money , I mean thoughts of charity and consideration to all .


    OH. Owned.

    You lost me with all that astrology mumbo-jumbo Steamy, but I'll be doing the same for the most part. Although I'll also be trying not to despise everyone that says "I" instead of "Me" to try to sound "intelligent," when they're really proving their own stupidity by using the wrong pronoun.
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    Dec 24, 2009 9:30 PM GMT
    Going out with friends tonight. Doing some service work tomorrow at a soup kitchen or something.