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Would You Ever Consider Skipping Christmas ?

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A friend of mine recently posted on her Facebook that she was “so glad to be skipping Christmas and all the stress”.  Yes, it’s been done in the movie Christmas with the Kranks, but come on, that was a movie ! You can’t skip Christmas in real life !!! At least I don’t think you can. My friends idea is that she will send out Christmas cards but that’s where it ends. She will not be putting up a tree, twinkly lights, or buying any gifts. Well, she will be buying gifts for her dogs, but that’s where she draws the line. Her explanation is pretty simple. Since her and her husband don’t have kids she won’t be breaking any hearts , its just too expensive to buy gifts for everyone and no one remembers what you get them a week or two later anyway. Hmmm…interesting but I still think she’s just being a grinch ! I agree that Christmas is not about presents, but there is something nice about knowing someone cared enough to pick a gift just for you. And it’s only once a year that we get to be all holly jolly so why let it go to waste? Can you imagine a year with no tree covered in 20 year old homemade Popsicle ornaments, those little sugar cookies with red and green sprinkles or even tangling with a strand of light to get that one bulb to work. I would definitely not trade it for anything in the world. So, what about you ? Would you ever consider skipping Christmas to avoid the stress ?

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