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Christmas - Its 114 days before Christmas!
@Zelmarq (11507)
Cebu City, Philippines
September 1, 2007 4:59am CST
I heard the first carol from the radio and it makes me exicited about christmas. The air started to feel cold and the food ad evrything about Christmas. How time flies so fast, its like it was christmas yesterday and its 114 days before christmas. Are you excited just like me? What reminds you of christmas? Happy mylotting!
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@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
1 Sep 07
not cold here but I love christmas and start decorating the 1st of NOv . for we have alot to put up. and take down after the first of the year! I already been looking at christmas gify catolog
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@Zelmarq (11507)
• Cebu City, Philippines
6 Sep 07
I have not started decorating yet, though I have noticed that its a little bit warm in the early afternoon and and so much heat in the noon time, its like summer here but the rainy afternoons could help cool down the very warm atmosphere here in our place.
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
6 Sep 07
we are having 112 degree heat but I still think iof when we can start o put the yard decorations up and the ones inside the house for I have a christmas town to put up and it takes time to do al this.
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@Zelmarq (11507)
• Cebu City, Philippines
6 Sep 07
112 degress? wow, thats really something....... I kept old decorations at home, when I feel like putting I just get the old box and start my adventure.
@ryanphil01 (4187)
• Philippines
1 Sep 07
I have been connected to the 24/7 radio thru itunes which plays christmas songs since early of August and I have been feeling the coolness of 'ber' months. When I went to the mall this morning, I saw the staff putting up their Christmas trees with decors. Flashing lights are here once again. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas as early as the 1st of September. I am getting excited once more to be receiving 'balikbayan' boxes from abroad specially coming from nephews and nieces. LOL. Usually, Christmas to me is the time for our families to be reunited.
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@Zelmarq (11507)
• Cebu City, Philippines
1 Sep 07
Yes, Filipinos have a way of celebrating christmas and this is what most of our overseas workers miss. They just wish they can spend it with us but the odds seems so they send all the best they can through the presents they give to compensatethe sadness and they know it could bring smiles to our faces.
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
1 Sep 07
Christmas music since August? Holy smokers I say. I love it but not that early.
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@Zelmarq (11507)
• Cebu City, Philippines
1 Sep 07
Yes, grand pa bob, it like that in the Philippines. When the month already ends with BER then, expect to hear carols and see christmas lights already on display at stores and malls. Its very different here.
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@razcal2267 (15577)
• United States
1 Sep 07
Christmas songs already? Is it just me or are they starting earlier and earlier each year with the Christmas music on the radio? I do get very excited about Christmas but I am not there yet. It is usually around October when we are celebrating one of my nephew's birthdays that it will hit me that Christmas is around the corner. The trigger for me is the secret Santa picking and the boys bringing out things that the ripped from magazines to show us what they want.
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• Germany
1 Sep 07
No, I think it's definitely not just you. And it's not only the music, it's also the sweets typical for christmas that are sold a few days earlier each year - probably so they can sell a bit more. I love Christmas of course, but I start feeling excited about it on about november the 20th, not earlier. Sometimes even later, depending on how stressed I am. I am a bit afraid of this christmas, though. My boyfriend has started work and as he is a pilote, he will be working all Christmas. It's the first time we can't celebrate together since we've known each other. I will celebrate with my family, as I normally do, but I am afraid I will feel depressed because of his absence. I think, that will be a reason to try not to think about Christmas too much or too early this year.
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@Zelmarq (11507)
• Cebu City, Philippines
3 Sep 07
Yes, its really early, with all the light ans christmas things already starting to be on display. Its nice, you know how time flies. Its like yesterday. When it comes its a long long wait coz its the end of the year.
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@fab315 (1244)
• Philippines
1 Sep 07
HellO! I love Christmas and hearing christmas songs! I'm always looking forward to the month of december, for christmas. It's just shame and sad as here they don't really celebrate christmas the way we do in Philippines. Here Christmas is not such a big thing to be excited about. We do celebrate christmas here as well but not as amazing like in Philippines and the you can't really feel the spirit of Christmas here. I just hope that this Christmas i'll be home in Philippines with my family. ciao! txel
@Zelmarq (11507)
• Cebu City, Philippines
1 Sep 07
Yes, I know our over seas workers a re lonely spending there christmas alone. You are our heroes and we thank you for all you have done.
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@fab315 (1244)
• Philippines
1 Sep 07
You're most welcome. I'm humbled of what you've said about ofws..thank you too. ciao! =)
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@AmbiePam (46429)
• United States
1 Sep 07
What reminds me of Christmas is the cooler weather and the way everyone starts to be nicer to one another. People are always just a lot nicer the closer it gets to Christmas. I know we all would like to have more of a Christmas spirit all year round. : ) And I really love it when Christmas hymns start being sung in church. That really drives home the realization it is almost Christmas time.
@Zelmarq (11507)
• Cebu City, Philippines
3 Sep 07
Hehehehehe, being a little nice whne christmas is near is another story my friend. I guess they are trying to be good to be rewarded with gifts. Well, its a reality, at least theres aschedule for people to be nice even on the late months of the year.
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• United States
1 Sep 07
I know i cant believe that christmas is so close to being here already. They already have christmas stuff out at stores! Which i totally cant believe because we have halloween and thanksgiving to get through first. I havent heard any carols yet on the radio. They usually dont start them until december around here.
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@Zelmarq (11507)
• Cebu City, Philippines
6 Sep 07
They have the commercialism of christmas, wanting people to spend more.
• China
1 Sep 07
When it is September 1, what come to me is how time flies. Hot summer is passing and cool autumn is to come. And I have worked for a whole year.
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@Zelmarq (11507)
• Cebu City, Philippines
6 Sep 07
Yes, its unsual here in our place, it should be cooler and rainy but so far it has been very hot and its like summe here. I wish the climate would change to cooler.
@lingli_78 (12852)
• Australia
1 Sep 07
yeah... i am excited as well... i feel times fly too fast... i feel like we just celebrate christmas not too long ago and it will be coming again soon... i love christmas though... so can't wait to celebrate it again...
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@Zelmarq (11507)
• Cebu City, Philippines
3 Sep 07
Thats the reason why I try to make it a long one coz it only comes once a year and it takes so long for us to wait for the next christmas.
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• Malaysia
1 Sep 07
Yes sure, I'm better than you for Merry Christmas. You know why? because I'm hyper-excited for that blissful day.What reminds me about Merry Christmas!!!...ha..ha..ha..an epic and compelling story to tell, I will shut and secret about the story and pnly give you the SUBJECT and not the DESCRIPTION...the subject is MY FIRST LOVE...aha..aha..I like it!!!..aha..aha..I like it..!!!! OK thanks for your greetings and me too got to go to another myLot fishing pond, bye!!!pie!!!pie!!!bye!!!
@Zelmarq (11507)
• Cebu City, Philippines
3 Sep 07
Wow, I am sure you have a very memeorable event on this month. I hope you will be able to share htis experience coz I am already getting curious about it. Im sure many mylotters reading this would also want to know. Hope you could tell us. happy mylotting.
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@cdparazo (5769)
• Philippines
1 Sep 07
I am like and I start to get excited come sept.1 each year. Yuletide season is my favorite season and time of the year. I want my children to be excited about the season too and be filled with so much goodwill for everyone.
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@Zelmarq (11507)
• Cebu City, Philippines
3 Sep 07
Its one of the most expected dys of the year. The decemeber month is full of parties and food and presents and also spending. ut its nothing coz we are sused to doing it for others and for the people we care about.
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• Philippines
3 Sep 07
I always love Christmas. For it's very joyous and festive atmosphere. There is nothing like Christmas. New Year's Day has its sparks of lights in the sky with fireworks galore and of course, everybody is happy to welcome the new year but it is in fact, looked forward to when Christmas is over and there are only few days left before a new page of the calendar turns over, and the new year rings and reigns on; very much unlike Christmas when it is expected giddily much earlier. Valentine's Day and Independence Day could not be compared at par with the happiness Christmas celebration brings. There is always something about Christmas - not just the lights in different colors, shapes, with Christmas melodies and coordinated flickers on homes or christmas trees; not just the many presents that are received from family and friends and given to others; not just the good, ole family Christmas recipe that is being merrily shared on the table during Christmas dinner; not just the Christmas hyms that touch our hearts; not just the snow, the cold nights and even the cold mornings following the day after; not just each Christmas family tradition that has been into many generations. It is always celebrated with love, with sharing gifts, with so much joy, with making peace to one another and there is no other celebration that brings these things. And like a child's wish, I wish that it would be Christmas everyday. Each day I look forward to it with so much eagerness. It is my most favorite time of the year. In fact, I listen to Christmas songs on any day even when it's not Christmas yet especially when I am sad. :) The Christmas memories lighten me up. I intentionally leave the Christmas wreath at the kitchen wall after putting away other Christmas decoration and boxing them in for the next Christmas to come to remind me everyday the so much joy Christmas brings. I will always love Christmas. :) Even though it is not Christmas yet, and this may seem odd when the calendar pages are yet to be turned to Halloween and Thanksgiving celebrations, but, nevertheless, I wish you: a happy and love-filled Christmas :)
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@Zelmarq (11507)
• Cebu City, Philippines
6 Sep 07
Very well said my friend. Im giving you the best response for this discussion You have given the words emotions thats speaks of christmas. Enjoy and have a nice day!
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• Philippines
6 Sep 07
thank you for appreciating my response as the best one. more power to you here in mylot :) mwah mwah mwah :)
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@Zelmarq (11507)
• Cebu City, Philippines
16 Sep 07
You are very much welcome my friend.
@kelly60 (4550)
• United States
3 Sep 07
Let's not rush things... I'm not anywhere near ready! I hope to make some crafts for some of the people on my list this year because the money is tight, but I just haven't had the time to get much done either. I have been so busy with everything else. I know that I need to get moving or I won't get done in time. I am still looking for a few more inexpensive craft ideas that aren't too hard to make.
@Zelmarq (11507)
• Cebu City, Philippines
6 Sep 07
Thats what I plan to do for the people that I care about. By this time we still have a lot of time to make those crafts for them. I plan to give them a glass with a crochet coaster, I know they would love it, and I plan to make crochets for my god children.
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@ESKARENA1 (18304)
3 Sep 07
I dont want to think about christmas until SDecember, im still enjoying summer. Lol christmas will just leave me another year older and deeper in debt.
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@Zelmarq (11507)
• Cebu City, Philippines
6 Sep 07
well, enjoy summer and hope you have a good time.
@tigerdragon (4297)
• Philippines
2 Sep 07
I would assume that you are a filipino. To fellow mylotters, we filipinos are so excited about christmas because this is the most popular holidays in our country where fond memories were made and we are all looking forward to being with our families and friends. Whenever the so called "...BER" months starts that's when our christmas spirits comes alive.We will start hearing christmas songs on the radio, malls starting to have their annual christmas decors and mall wide midnight sale! We are starting the countdown to christmas towards the new year.
@Zelmarq (11507)
• Cebu City, Philippines
6 Sep 07
Yes I am a filipino my friend, it what makes us different from among other citizens in the world.
@linda345 (2661)
• Canada
1 Sep 07
It is hard to think about Christmas when it is over 30 degrees celcuis here today. I am not excited about Christmas yet but I am hoping my Granddaughter who will be 2 this year will know a little about it. It will be more fun Christmas day.
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@Zelmarq (11507)
• Cebu City, Philippines
6 Sep 07
Its the same here, its very hot and I just pray for rain in the evening so it wont be that hot. Its nice to sleep with rain pouring down. For the past days the rain kept it cooler in the nights. I just hope they keep coming for the days.
@GardenGerty (92433)
• Marion, Kansas
1 Sep 07
I think about Christmas almost all year, what to get for people, how to afford to buy gifts, and trying to figure out how to get to visit my loved ones. I have to say though that Thanksgiving is the bigger holiday for us. We are more likely to get together with family at that time, as many of us have birthdays at Thanksgiving time. Not me, but brothers, sisters, and kids in our extended family. I heard Christmas carols last spring one day, I think the radio station goofed that day.
@Zelmarq (11507)
• Cebu City, Philippines
3 Sep 07
Radio stations are the first ones that makes me remember christmas this early. When I hear them I feel like crying, i guess im just too emotional.
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@ElicBxn (60185)
• United States
1 Sep 07
We had a big old storm blow in last night & knocked some of the heat out of the air, but it'll be back. Won't have a real cool front until end of the month. I wishfully remember when they held off until Novemeber to hit us with xmas carols.
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@Zelmarq (11507)
• Cebu City, Philippines
1 Sep 07
Its nice to feel the cool wind and hear carols to soften the cool night and cut the warm breeze. Christmas is already knocking and we are welcomed by its coolness.
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@guss2000 (2234)
• United States
6 Sep 07
I can't believe how fast this year has gone! It amazes me! I'm not really excited for Christmas yet, since it feels like we just had it. I just can't imagine this year being over already.
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@Zelmarq (11507)
• Cebu City, Philippines
6 Sep 07
Well, we cant stop it from coming, the days passed so swiftly.
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@guss2000 (2234)
• United States
8 Sep 07
that is for sure! I can't believe how fast the days go by now!
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@cripfemme (7719)
• United States
6 Sep 07
Yes, I am! I know want I'm buying lots of people already and live near a great Christmas store (all Christmas, all the time) as well, which gets me in the mood.
@Zelmarq (11507)
• Cebu City, Philippines
6 Sep 07
wow thats sounds good news to me. Happy buying my friend.
• United States
5 Sep 07
Its hot, hot, hot here we are having a heat wave, chiristmas is the last thing on my mind. LOL I have some gifts already boughten gifts for my friends.
@Zelmarq (11507)
• Cebu City, Philippines
6 Sep 07
Well, if the climate does not cooperate we think of things the other way around. Its the same here in our place its hot hot hot in the mornings until the late afternoons and then heavy rains in the evening.