Does knowing ruin it for you?

@kykidd (6823)
United States
December 7, 2007 9:57am CST
Does knowing what you are getting for Christmas ruin it for you? A few weeks ago my mother asked me what I wanted for Christmas. Later as we were discussing what we were getting others, jokingly I asked "What are you getting me?". She told me, I couldn't believe it. Her excuse was, well it's just what you asked for. Now, she may have been joking. But if she wasn't, I really think she spoiled it for me but telling me what I am getting. Do you hate knowing what you are getting? Would you rather know or be surprised?
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8 responses
• United States
7 Dec 07
Yeah it kind of ruins the surpise you know?
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@kykidd (6823)
• United States
7 Dec 07
Glad to see I am not the only one who thinks so. She may have something bigger planned, but I still like all of my gifts to be a surprise. Thanks for responding and have a great day posting!
• United States
8 Dec 07
My mom can't keep a secret. She hasn't been able to keep a secret for ages, at least not when it comes to gifts. Growing up we usually had all of our Christmas gifts by Thanksgiving. She gave them to us as she bought them. Being the thrifty shopper she is she would buy them as she found things that we would like and they were on sale. So, I have no problem knowing. Of course this year, I am not getting anything....so it doesn't matter.
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@kykidd (6823)
• United States
8 Dec 07
Sorry to hear you're not getting anything. I usually even buy myself something for Christmas. Not sure I will this year though. Thanks for posting and have a great day.
@bethyboo (399)
• United States
8 Dec 07
I like to be surprised but at the same time when I was younger I would usually sneak in on Christmas Eve and try to figure out what I had gotten. Of course, I would still get my parents up early on Christmas day. Today I hate knowing what I am getting. What is the point of even wrapping it up if I already know what it is?
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@kykidd (6823)
• United States
8 Dec 07
LOL, good point. Best wishes for a great day and happy posting.
@kareng (7986)
• United States
7 Dec 07
Yes, it does take a lot of the fun out of it, doesn't it? There should always be at least one surprise to keep things interesting. I think sometimes we are all just big kids at heart! I hope you get a surprise at Christmas!
@kykidd (6823)
• United States
7 Dec 07
Thank you and best wishes for a great surprise to you too!
• United States
7 Dec 07
In a way, it does ruin it for me, but when I don't know it bothers me and I really, really want to know. I'm never satisfied... Have a good day.
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@kykidd (6823)
• United States
7 Dec 07
That's funny. I love the curiosity. My sister is that way. And she used to never be able to keep it a secret so you knew not to tell her. She's grown out of that. Thanks for posting and you have a good day too!
• United States
7 Dec 07
yeah, knowing usually ruins it for me. i like surprises when it comes to gifts. good surprises anyway, haha. when i was younger though i used to not be able to wait to see what i'd get and so when i'd be home alone i'd go out to the gifts under the tree and search for mine and carefully open it just enough to see what it was! haha.
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@kykidd (6823)
• United States
7 Dec 07
LOL, thanks for sharing. I would have been too afraid to do something like that.
@Springlady (4011)
• United States
7 Dec 07
Hi kykidd, Yes, in a way it does ruin it for me some. I do know a couple of things I am getting as I told my mom what I needed. I like to be surprised on Christmas! I think that is part of the fun! God bless:)
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@kykidd (6823)
• United States
7 Dec 07
So I am not the only one. Thanks for sharing and bless you too!
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• United States
8 Dec 07
Anymore, I usually know what I get for Christmas, which means, it's kind of depressing for me when Christmas comes around because I know what I'm getting, which means all the surprise and magic of the day is lost. I hate it, but anymore, it's kind of how things have to be. It's just easier to go do the shopping al together and not pay attention to who is around when the buying begins.
@kykidd (6823)
• United States
8 Dec 07
I guess at least you get want you want that way. Thanks for posting, have good day and don't be depressed.