Back in Town...Like Santa

United States
December 22, 2016 12:43pm CST
Yes, home again. I think taking trips just before Christmas is not a great plan! Now I have two days to do my shopping! But fortunately just for the family who will be at our Annual Christmas Eve Party! I enjoyed the party each year growing up but moved completely out of the area 46 years ago and this is the first one I will be attending in all that time. There will be just a dozen or so people there, our family has now spread out far and wide (I always was among those) but it will be fun to be at a party on Christmas Eve once again. Then together for Christmas dinner the next day. What are your plans?
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@Asylum (48086)
• Manchester, England
23 Dec 16
Santa and reindeer singing and dancing.
People usually sing and dance about Santa coming to town, so maybe Santa and his reindeer will sing and dance about your return home.
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• United States
24 Dec 16
LOVE that!! I have some Christmas music on and they are right in step!
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@Asylum (48086)
• Manchester, England
24 Dec 16
@Jeanniemaries They are probably listening to it and dancing accordingly.
• United States
25 Dec 16
@Asylum That must be it. So cute!!
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• United States
22 Dec 16
oh, nothin' like takin' a trip 'fore the holidays :) i hope that'cha get what all yer lookin' fer, hon. we used to've all o'er Christmas Eve, do our extended family giftin' then with a light meal. then we'd our wee family giftin' Christmas morn, then gather all together 'gain that afternoon fer the 'big meal'. these days, we jest do the Christmas Day thingy :( not 'nough folks 'round, too many that're who've troubles makin' 't to other places.
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• United States
23 Dec 16
Your days sound similar to what we always did. We only did Christmas Eve though with the extended family in my childhood. Christmas day was for our own family and the grandparents. Later at dinner we had a few invited friends also.
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• United States
23 Dec 16
@Jeanniemaries yes ma'am, used to've a 'herd' 'f folks come fer dinner. i miss those times.
• United States
24 Dec 16
@crazyhorseladycx These days I prefer to be the guest! I do miss my own menu though.
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@sharon6345 (104798)
• United States
22 Dec 16
My mom is having Christmas at her house while my brother Christmas eve. I am going to my brothers. His house is much bigger to move around in.
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• United States
23 Dec 16
Sounds like good reasoning.
@sharon6345 (104798)
• United States
23 Dec 16
@Jeanniemaries I hope she understands that reasoning.
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• United States
24 Dec 16
@BelleStarr (33671)
• Portland, Connecticut
22 Dec 16
I usually end up doing some kind of press trip in December and always hate myself for it. This year it wasn't really a press trip but a visit to Vermont but it does disrupt the flow of the season and I am out of step after that. We will gather with my daughter and her family on Christmas Eve and then I have the whole crew over on Christmas Day. Today I have some writing to do and I do need to do the food shopping still.
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• United States
23 Dec 16
I really know what you mean, just having come back from an extended trip. I don't have time to get back into the swing of things. I did my shopping today but still feel a bit out of step.
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@BelleStarr (33671)
• Portland, Connecticut
23 Dec 16
@Jeanniemaries I got my groceries today too and we did a lot of cleaning so once I finish getting the presents together I will be pretty much done.
@Inlemay (17121)
• South Africa
24 Dec 16
Merry Christmas to you
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• United States
25 Dec 16
Thanks! It's been pretty merry so far! I'm very happily sitting in the dark living room, stockings filled, tree lights glowing, laptop light glowing....and holiday music on. Very tired after a busy, but fun day.
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@MGjhaud (20830)
• Philippines
23 Dec 16
my cousins (dad's side) will be having the yearly Christmas get-together on the 25th but i'm not going. i know i will be bombarded with questions about my leg. im going home tomorrow though. we'll have dinner at home with the family and then i'll go back here at my apartment the next day (which is the 25th).
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• United States
24 Dec 16
Sometimes it's better to just bow out of the situation. Your plans sound nice, spending time with your family!
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@jaboUK (51363)
• United Kingdom
22 Dec 16
It sounds as if you will have some fun. On Christmas Day I will have my son and daughter-in-law, plus two friends. My daughter and her husband live in Thailand, but we will skype. Happy Christmas Jean.
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• United States
23 Dec 16
Your plans sound very cozy and nice. Skype is wonderful!
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@marlina (64572)
• Canada
22 Dec 16
Very quiet Christmas here with my family.
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• United States
23 Dec 16
A nice family time! Great plans!
@amadeo (50878)
• United States
22 Dec 16
Mike and I will be home alone for the first time.My girls moved to another state.My son here hates me as it has been years.which is fine. Thanks to Mama
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• United States
23 Dec 16
Sounds like a great time to start new traditions. Something fun and special. It's too bad your son is being difficult. I'm sorry to hear that.
@DWDavis (10917)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
22 Dec 16
My family has a Christmas get together every year. In years gone by, the wider family would all get together at my grandmother's house. Now it's just me, my sisters, our kids, and our parents.
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• United States
23 Dec 16
That's like us, a much smaller gathering. It sounds like a good group for you!
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• United States
22 Dec 16
It's nice that you'll be able to enjoy Christmas Eve with family and hope you can find gifts without too much hassle
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• United States
23 Dec 16
I did my shopping and I'm happy with what I found. I only went to two stores and just picked out something from their selection. The store wasn't crowded either. It went pretty smooth.