Home alone!

@alpha7 (1910)
France
December 25, 2009 2:56am CST
I wonder how many people had spent the christmas alone in the house,could you share your experience and could you tell us if you would like to stay home all alone again next christmas?
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@nemrac12 (388)
• Philippines
26 Dec 09
merry christmas alpha! yes a lot of people are celebrating christmas alone... especially those who dont have family at all.. it is a sad experience if celebrating christmas alone. i dont want to celebrate christmas alone....
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@alpha7 (1910)
• France
27 Dec 09
From your contribution here,i know that you had a wonderful christmas with other people,family or friends?
@aireanna18 (1914)
• United States
26 Dec 09
Of the past four years, I have spent three Christmas alone. There was the one year that I got what I later realize was the pitty invite to a coworkers house. It was so awkward. I felt like I was the person out of place. The first year that I spent Christmas alone I pretty much tried to deny that it was Christmas it was a pretty painful Christmas. This year it was me and TIgger (the cat) home alone together. It was okay! A normal day, we did not decorate or anything just do not have the time with finishing up my Master's degree. Actually, I need to look at the AEPA Subject Exam for Elementary Eduation. At least this morning when I woke up I could admit it was Christmas as I rolled over and told Tigger Merry Christmas. By next year, i will be done with school, so I am hoping to decorate and maybe celebrate a little. Too me Christmas is about spending it with people you love. Who knows maybe by this time next year I will have decided to start dating again (just broke up from a long term relationship 2 months ago). Right now I am chosing to take things one day at a time. It is the only way I can face life right now! aireanna18's home page: http://www.xomba.com/user/aireanna
@alpha7 (1910)
• France
27 Dec 09
Be happy aireanna18,life is all about disappointments,experience and learning,we all learn everyday.I understand how boring it could be with your experience with your past relationship,i know next christmas will be great,i bet you!Thank you for your contribution and have a wonderful evening.
• Southend-On-Sea, England
25 Dec 09
I have spent this Christmas totally alone, as I have done every Christmas since 1987. I prefer my own company over the Christmas period, as it means I can truly relax and do exactly as I please without having to worry about doing something round other people's houses out of politeness, which I may hate yet I have to pretend not to hate just to be good-mannered. I like peace & quiet, I like to eat my own food, play my own music, dress how I please and do exactly what I want. I can stay in bed the whole time if I wish, and I don't have to worry about being at anybody's house at a certain time, then trying to invent excuses for when I have had enough and want to leave. I shall be spending as many Christmases alone in the future as I possibly can manage.
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@alpha7 (1910)
• France
26 Dec 09
I can imagine how relaxed you could be staying alone at a period like that but i wouldn't know how possible it would be when there is a bigger family,i mean with children and others.Thanks for your contribution.
@magnus1 (18)
• United States
25 Dec 09
Sometimes we found ourselves in situations that we ask why me. My husband left the house to be with his family today living me alone in the house,but thank God i canrun around with my 17months old in the house.So my answer to your question is Yes i will do it again! i did not choose to be alone today but since he went out i have no choice than to be happy and greateful to God for the life he gave me. magnus1
@alpha7 (1910)
• France
26 Dec 09
Yes,in everything,we should give thanks.All the best to you dear.
@alpha7 (1910)
• France
27 Dec 09
There might be so many things responsible for that,but i think going deep into their affairs could be insulting and rude,unless she doesn't mind ofcourse.
• China
28 Dec 09
well, i just one of them who alone in the house at christmas day, no one want to have a Christmas like that, you will feel borning, my parents are far away from me, and i should work at these day for some speciall reason, i sure that next Christmas will not like that..
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@alpha7 (1910)
• France
28 Dec 09
I wish you the best in 2010 and everything that can bring you joy,shall be yours.Have a nice day.
@suesan35 (479)
• Sri Lanka
28 Dec 09
Hi alpha: I would have been Home alone this christmas if not for the fact that a whole heap of relatives and friends decided to crash land at my home on Christmas day. I had to do lunch and stuff; but it was fun and it also gave me a nice warm feeling that i had not been forgotten. However, although I do not mind being alone every days of the year including on my birthday, I just don't want to be alone on Christmas Day and I'll make sure it wont happen again. Hope you had a wonderful christmas and was not left "Home alone"
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@alpha7 (1910)
• France
28 Dec 09
What a surprise for you at a period like that.I like surprises of that kind, but the most important thing is that you had a wonderful time with those people even if you were not expecting them.Have a nice day.
@taheraa (1547)
• Giza, Egypt
27 Dec 09
Hi, alpha7: calibrating christmas means for me that another year has been passed, so first i like to gather with my family, friends start the new year by smilling, injoying and playing. but after that i like to be alone, just to remember all things had been happenend to me either god or bad, to get a lisons for my next new year
@alpha7 (1910)
• France
27 Dec 09
Reflection on the past year you mean?But,christmas is still a week away before the end of the year. Well,a whole week of smiling and gathering together with the family means a lot to the stock for the year ahead.
@fifileigh (3619)
• United States
27 Dec 09
i live alone and i have a cat, but my family live 20 miles away. and i am busy doing my own things that i dont really feel alone. i just relaxed and got some work done.
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@alpha7 (1910)
• France
27 Dec 09
AT least you profited from the day,relaxing and working!Your cat was your company for that pereiod and you never felt alone.
@ronnyb (6125)
• Jamaica
26 Dec 09
Well I spent christmas alone but it was by choice .I didnt want to be travelling on christmas day .In addition to which I wa stired form the weeks activities and just wanted some time alone .I hope that by next year I wont be spending my christmas alone
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@alpha7 (1910)
• France
27 Dec 09
I wish you the best,since it was not your choice to stay alone on christmas day,but due to your state and the fact that you were not ready to travel!Well,i thank you for your contribution.
• United States
26 Dec 09
Nope, I have never spend Christmas alone.
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@alpha7 (1910)
• France
27 Dec 09
I guess you like it that way!Why not try to stay all alone for once and let us know what your experience is like.Have a nice week ahead Pieandcerealluver.
@cream97 (29169)
• United States
25 Dec 09
Hi, alpha7. I did not spend my day alone. My kids were at home with me. My husband was too. Next year, my kids will be at home with me. I don't think that I could ever have Christmas spent alone by myself. There is bound to be someone at home with me.
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@alpha7 (1910)
• France
26 Dec 09
Wow,that's cool,at leaset you can say how your next christmas would be like.Thanks for your contribution.
• Southend-On-Sea, England
25 Dec 09
I have spent this Christmas totally alone, as I have done every Christmas since 1987. I prefer my own company over the Christmas period, as it means I can truly relax and do exactly as I please without having to worry about doing something round other people's houses out of politeness, which I may hate yet I have to pretend not to hate just to be good-mannered. I like peace & quiet, I like to eat my own food, play my own music, dress how I please and do exactly what I want. I can stay in bed the whole time if I wish, and I don't have to worry about being at anybody's house at a certain time, then trying to invent excuses for when I have had enough and want to leave. I shall be spending as many Christmases alone in the future as I possibly can manage.
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@alpha7 (1910)
• France
26 Dec 09
Thank you so much for the response,i guess you are very natural,anyway i wish you a wonderful season.
• India
25 Dec 09
Well for that every Christmas day i see a home alone movies at my home with my family they are good and moreover the little kid kevin was so sweet in all the parts
@alpha7 (1910)
• France
25 Dec 09
The film home alone can never be out dated as it looks like a new relase every time you watch it,ofcourse Kevin would have grown up now,they all acted their parts very well,anyway thank you for your contribution.
@Anneleia (54)
• Philippines
25 Dec 09
last 12am, i was at home with my family, i wouldn't mind at all if i will be home alone during this christmas season. if this will be going to be a good relaxing hour for me, i will spend my christmas home alone.
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@alpha7 (1910)
• France
25 Dec 09
Thank you for that.Most people do not find the season a time to relax though,but spending time with their friends and most especially,their families.So, if you can still have the time to relax,it would be very fantastic and worth it.Have a good evening Anneleia.
• China
25 Dec 09
I'm not alone .but it's worse . i must study today.because the exam on Monday .i stay with many people in the classroom .some of them are preparing their final examination .most of them are preparing the entrance exams for postgraduate schools . i went out of my school today ,the festive spirit is good .I'm in china ,and Christmas day has been important to us. do you celebrate the spring festival of china ?
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@alpha7 (1910)
• France
25 Dec 09
Wow,i can remember how it used to be when examinations are just after christmas.Well,i wish you the best in the exam.Have a happy christmas too.Don't eat too much though,so as not to sleep off for too long.Excellent Caier8384.
@joro1best (222)
• Bulgaria
25 Dec 09
Hello alpha7! I`m sitting just for a sec and going to celebrate christmas with my family.. But anyway i have celebrated christmas home alone,watching the film home alone maybe 2 times :P But i was alone only the first time,and i did not invite any friends,because i wanted to chat,with friends,not to make a cool party at home .. But the second time i invited 4 friends..We eated,celebrated,put some presents under the holiday tree :P But i don`t think ill be alone again,because my family is now getting dismission for the holidays :) But actually celebrating christmas alone is not so bad,because you can celebrate it how you want..You can listen to music..You can invite friends..So ill get up because we are gonna put the presents for opening under the tree,because we will open them soon :) Happy holidays - joro1best
@alpha7 (1910)
• France
25 Dec 09
Thank you very much for that.The film you've just talked about is not bad,especially if you have 1&2.Wish you have a good time with the family.
• United States
29 Dec 09
Although I did not spend Christmas alone this year, I have before in the past. Although many people are okay with being alone during the holidays, I felt alone and sad (the rest of my family was out of the state). I tried to make the best of it by cooking myself a nice meal and watching Christmas specials on television.
@myramae19 (667)
• Philippines
26 Dec 09
I did not spent christmas alone, my son is with me, my parents in-law and sister in-law with our two pets name tarzan/darna. while we're eating midnight i just missed my husband who's working out of the country, and my family as well. later on he called and greet me merry christmas.hope we will spend christmas together next year.:)
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@mzz663 (2775)
• United States
31 Dec 09
I've spent a couple of Christmases on my own and don't really like it, it's kind of like "just another day" and really boring. No, I don't like being alone on holidays but sometimes my family has other plans and I'm on my own.
@cerebellum (3871)
• United States
27 Dec 09
I wasn't alone for Christmas, but I probably will be for New Years Eve. It doesn't really matter to me. I always hated New Years Eve anyway, people try so hard to have a good time it's depressing. Not to mention I don't like being around a bunch of drunks. I am disabled and there are a lot of places I can't go and it will be easier to stay home anyway.