What are your plans for Christmas? And where do you want to spend it?

Philippines
November 20, 2007 4:32am CST
Christmas is very near. I can feel it in the air, in the malls, in the music that I hear every morning on the radio. It's everywhere and it feels so good. We have a simple plan on how to celebrate the yuletide season. We are planning to go to my partner's place in Mindanao. This is going to be first time I will meet his younger brother and his family. I hope the meeting will be okay and meaningful. What about you folks? What are your plans for the holiday season? Where do you plan to spend Christmas?
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@Ohara_1983 (4120)
• Kuwait
20 Nov 07
i have lot of plan but the problem is, we cannot do it specially we are now staying in the muslim country, also chritsmas is no spirit if your far from your family, it's not easy to take vacation specially when your caompany will not let you go,
• Philippines
22 Nov 07
Sorry to know that Ohara. Sometimes you have to make sacrifices for the people you love. I hope your employer will allow you to go home just for Christmas. But if not I hope you will find a better way on how to spend Christmas.
@Monkeyrose (2850)
• Canada
21 Nov 07
I'm really not that much into Christmas anymore. I have two families so there is always a lot of juggling around christmas. My mom is having aturkey dinner at her house so I'll probably be around for that. My dad also is having a dinner so I might go over there after dinner or in the afternoon. On boxing day my aunt is having the family over so I'll go to that.
• Philippines
22 Nov 07
Lol, you are lucky to get to spend your Christmas like this. I hope you will have great time with all of them. Thank you for sharing.
• Philippines
21 Nov 07
I uasually celebrate christmas eve alone. But this time i want to be with friends. I want to share my joys with theirs. I want to laugh with all my might. I want to hug them all. I want to make this christmas the best for me. Mybe it's high time for me to go out from the box and share the world life is great. Cheers!
• Philippines
22 Nov 07
I also had a time when I chose to spend Christmas alone and I almost drove me crazy, lol. So I never again spend Christmas all by myself. You see, it's better to spend the season of love and sharing with people we care and love. Sure is a better way to spend your Christmas this time.
20 Nov 07
I am spending Christmas far away from my home as I am sick and tired of Christmas being so commercialised. I am sick of the Christmas adverts starting in October for plastic crap made in China but every kid will want one under the tree. Is this the real meaning of Christmas? What are parents teaching their kids about Christmas, not alot it seems. I am going to St Tropez for 2 weeks and seeing in the new year ovger there. I can't wait and I can't say I will miss my home (uk) one little bit.
• Philippines
22 Nov 07
Well, goodluck and enjoy your two week holiday.
• United States
20 Nov 07
Well my husband and I moved our family to NH 5 months ago, although we are heading back to NY for Xmas holiday. This is my first thanskgiving without my parents, though it may be harder knowing that one year ago this thanksgiving my grandfather passed. The new year is what our entire family of 18 is looking forward to. My parents bought all 5 kids and SO and 7 grandkids a trip to disney for the new year. We all have been looking forward to it since last christmas. So Christmas in NY, Thanskgiving, in NH, and New Years in FL. Hope you have fun and get along with your partner's family well. Have a great holiday.
• Philippines
22 Nov 07
Thank you. This will be the first time to celebrate Christmas with them. I just hope everything will turn out well. But this is going to be the first time I'll meet his brother, he's a US Navy. I hope you will also enjoy the holidays.
@luvstochat (6914)
• United States
20 Nov 07
My family usually has Christmas Eve at our house then we go to mom's house for Christmas. It all depends on the weather though and my husband will have to work Christmas this year and we won't know what time he will get off.
• Philippines
22 Nov 07
Work on Christmas? That is sad. I hope he'll be off early to celebrate Christmas with the entire family.
@maryannemax (12172)
• Sweden
20 Nov 07
hello. i am in sweden now. but i grew up in davao city (in mindanao, philippines) and i really miss it there. so, good for you that you will be going there to meet your boyfriend's family. that will really be so exciting for you. just have fun! as for me, since i have been studying the swedish language since august of this year, the two week december break for me is really much awaited. i really need a break since my brain have been too tired sipping in all the new words in swedish i get everyday. my boyfriend and i will be spending time together here in sweden. maybe just go shopping. what i am sure of is, we will be going shopping with his parents and will spend dinner with his family, too. that will really be wonderful for me. anne
• Philippines
22 Nov 07
Hi there! Well shopping isn't so bad lol. I would love to shop esp when I have the dough for it. Must be very cold there in Sweden now. I hope you will enjoy your Christmas break.
@carolbee (16241)
• United States
22 Nov 07
This year we are going to my brother's house. They live about 10 miles from us so it's an easy drive. My sister-in-law is a fantastic cook so we always look forward to spending Christmas with them. Later that evening, we will go to a friend's house and spend part of the evening with their families. Two good meals in one day, I can't take it! It's such a wonderful time of the year and I enjoy so much spending time with our daughters also.
• United States
21 Nov 07
I am going to my boyfriend's in the morning, and then I am going to my step-father's family's house.
• China
21 Nov 07
In China here. Spring festival is the most important. But now Christmas has become popular among the young people. Maybe I will spend it with my boyfriend.
@irishmist (3820)
• United States
20 Nov 07
Usually I spend it with my daughter, son and grandkids. But this year my brother has invited to to spend Christmas with him and my sister in law.