Do you enjoy christmas shopping?

United States
October 1, 2007 9:24am CST
For all of those shop-a-holics. i was wondering if you enjoyed christmas shopping as much as you enjoy regular everyday shopping... My reason for asking is because there are alot of people that enjoy shopping, even some people consider shopping a hobby.. BUT those people sometime dont nessciaslry "have" to shop, there most liekly isnt a need for there shopping they just shop because they enjoy it and they can... BUT for christmas again its not a "need' but when there are alot of people to buy for and christmas season in shopping centers being so hetic. is it still enjoyable for you? Do you like the holiday rushing around and the not finding things when you need them? what about the deals? are they better really at christmas time then throught out the rest of the year? just wondering.. im not a big shopper i usally only go when i hvae to and even then im not reallly into it, BUT I LOVE christmas shopping , because i love the expiernce of wrapping gifts.. What about you?
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19 responses
1 Oct 07
I love christmas, but i find the whole shopping experience quite daunting. I have 3 children and lots of friends and family that i buy for. Every year the list gets longer and longer, and my purse lighter and lighter. I start shopping for christmas almost as soon as the last one is over, making the most of the sales. I then try to buy something whenever i can, but no matter how early i start, i always end in a panic.
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• United States
1 Oct 07
i have one child and 2 more to be here by christmas time and being prengatn and having so much to do i cant deakl with it i too start as soon as the last one is over and also panic when the season gets closer, like now its october and im freaking out becaues there are only so many more paychecks left before christmas and ihave such a huge list of people to buy for and prices are so enorums now a days...
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@kitty1234 (1476)
• United States
1 Oct 07
I love to shop! I guess it is my hobby but you are right about the christmas shopping. The stores are so hectic and people are rude, so its a whole different experience! But I do like the Christmas shopping with all the sights and music...and seeing Santa over and over, lol. I don't like to wrap gifts though, to me it is the worse part of the holiday!
• United States
1 Oct 07
thats my problem too... everyone is rushing around they dont have time to say excuse me!
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• United States
1 Oct 07
It can be entertaining but I always prefer to do it at the last minute.
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@laurika (4536)
• United States
1 Oct 07
I guess I like chrostmas shopping, but you are right, when I cannot find something, or don't know what to really buy, I makes me crazy and don't like when I have to rush.On the other side it is good,sometimes just go without list and look really good and you will find something just what you need.I am so happy when I find right presents, I cannot wait, when I would give them to my friends or my family.I am not saying I don't like recieving gifts , I love it but giving them to somebody is much more charmfull.
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@creaaam (42)
• Philippines
1 Oct 07
well the good thing here is that almost every item is on sale. whew. I just hate the fact that there are a lot of people strolling around the mall during this time.
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@sunshine4 (8709)
• United States
1 Oct 07
I love shopping and I love Christmas shopping. I love getting up at 5 am to get to the stores that open at 6 the day after Thanksgivning. I love the crowds of people all trying to get the same bargain. I think it is a blast Christmas shopping. I also love wrapping the gifts:)
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@bowtieguy (5927)
• United States
2 Oct 07
It not the shopping as much as it is the gift giving, I like to see the look on peoples face when I surprise them with a gift and to see that they appriate it. I usualy go before halloween to beat the rush and do all my shooping in spurts instead of getting it all at once, to ease the credit burden the hollidays like to bestoe upon us.
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@lexridley (231)
• Tokelau
2 Oct 07
Christmas shopping really is a lot of fun, but it also puts a huge dent into my budget. I find that there are those certain people you just cannot decide what to get them.
@ssf12ster (489)
• India
2 Oct 07
see i do enjoy shopping but not on a large scale.if budget is there only i shop.but yes i buy things which i like during this time.i go lil bit earlier to finish toa void the rush.
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• Australia
2 Oct 07
Well,I not a big shopper too,but I'm interested in your topic,some of my friends likes shopping everyday,just seem that shopping is part of their life,that's crazy for me!! But,however,I like Christmas shopping,though there's no really Christmas in China,but,shops will always give great diacount on that day!And I'd like to feel the festival on day in the shop!That's great!~
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• China
2 Oct 07
i am a chinese,so i dont know much about christmas shopping.Is it a custom of your country?May be on christmas day,people in your country need to go shopping? it must be intersting in my oppinion,and i know this website you can see some christmas gift :www.ec21nikebest.com. i like the gifts on the website. Christmas day is as important as Spring Festeval in china.
@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
2 Oct 07
Christmas shopping is something that i really love to do... and i don't do it just one time but like 2 to 4 times... there are so many gifts to choose from and mostly they are on sale... as early as october, i make a list of the children that i have to give gifts to then think of a git theme for the year... I remember one chirstmas when i gave out dolls for girls and robots for boys... the another year i game coloring book and materials... in another gift were mostly candies and chocolates... it is really fun and exciting... i also love wrapping the gifts... sometimes i make or design the gift wraps myself... For this chirstmas... i have yet to think of a gift theme... any ideas...
• Philippines
2 Oct 07
December in particular is my most favorite month of the year next to February. I love shopping for the things which I need in decorating our house and for the gifts which I will give to my loved ones. I also love bargain-hunting during this season.
@gollyg (41)
• United States
2 Oct 07
I love buying gifts. I love doing it but not in the Christmas rush. I like to buy gifts early enough to beat the crowd and I do not think it is fun once the stores are crowded and the shoppers are crazy!
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• Philippines
2 Oct 07
Actually, I do my shopping early. I don't want to shop on a rush hour because of too many people shopping for their gifts and you can't avoid that because christmas is coming.
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@raychill (6530)
• United States
2 Oct 07
I hate christmas shopping actually! I love wrapping the gifts and putting gifts under the tree and stuff. I think it's just such an obligation!! You have to go out and get something for all these people and some just because you have to! I can never just enjoy the shopping because it always feels like it's such an obligation to get this stuff for people. I wish I could like it, because I really do love Christmas.
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@lilybug (21148)
• United States
1 Oct 07
I loathe Christmas shopping. The stores are overcrowded, people are rude, and I never know what to get people. I go shopping for my kids and get it over with as quickly as possible. Everyone else gets homemade gifts.
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@cefaz_21 (2597)
• Philippines
4 Oct 07
I am not much of a shopper to..but if given all the money I think i'll be a shop aholic too..LOl But christmas shop is the one shopping moment I really enjoy,I love to pick and choose my gifts for my godchildren and for my friends and family. I love the feeling of buying gifts.
• Canada
4 Oct 07
I can't stand Christmas shopping! The crowded stores drive me absolutely crazy!!! I can't stand all the people and all the rush. When I think it's time to start my Christmas shopping, I shop on line. It's easier for me, that way.