Scrooge of a godmother I am.

Philippines
November 15, 2017 8:33pm CST
Filipinos have a tradition I am not in conformity with. Christmas begins in September and lasts through all the BER months. The consequence in such a tradition is the saturated feeling, that Christmas was just over and here it is again. Not at all that I am anti-Christmas. Christmas is the shortest season of all. The octave of Christmas means the season has only eight days. from the 25th of December to the 1st of January. Tradition has it the long preparation allows enough time for the godparents to buy gifts. My friends were astounded, after my beautiful presents till my godchildren turned 7, I ceased giving material nor monetary gifts.
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• Philippines
16 Nov
So does this mean I don't have to feel guilty for not giving them any presents? Well, I guess I shouldn't be worried not giving them monetary gifts this xmas. It's supposed to be celebrating Christ birth which turned into a commercial business for everybody.
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16 Nov
Your guidance and prayers are enough.
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• Philippines
16 Nov
@jfcuison That is what is required of godparenthood.
16 Nov
@eileenleyva Yes, that's the real responsibility of a godparent but it is always forgotten and giving gifts became the priority.
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• Pamplona, Spain
16 Nov
Christmas starts here early also. However I donĀ“t buy that many presents here its way too commercial and I celebrate Christmas the Great Britain way except for the dinner which they do not eat here at all.
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• Philippines
16 Nov
I am yet to be educated the British way of celebrating Christmas. Our ia an amalgamation of cultures: royal Arab, trading Chinese, conquering but Catholic Spain. Add to that the Mexican and the Malay cultures. Our festive table is a fusion of food.
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• Pamplona, Spain
16 Nov
@eileenleyva By the time you really get to Christmas you must be flat out then with all that celebrating and things going on. Lots of food I do love food but not too much of it either. Hope you are enjoying it now.
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• Philippines
16 Nov
@lovinangelsinstead21 Sigh. That is very true. Parties here, shindig there. Anticipated Christmas. By the 25th, every one is exhausted. Christmas Day becomes Mass Day. Gift giving to street children has become tradition, too. Like America's Halloween.
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@1creekgirl (8780)
• United States
7 Dec
My, I would be so sick of Christmas by the time it got here! Although, our businesses are almost that bad..they put out Christmas items before Halloween.
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• Philippines
14 Dec
That happens in my country, too. The Noels and the Zombies occupy the entrances to the book stores. Slowly, though, the mall owners have become a little prudent. The decorations have become thematic and pleasing.
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