Christmas

United States
September 27, 2006 6:48am CST
When do you start Christmas shopping? What is your biggest complaint to do with Christmas rituals?
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11 responses
• United States
12 Oct 06
in the beginning of dec, i put it off as long as possible,
• United States
12 Oct 06
Usually by now I am 1/4 of the way done. I haven't even started yet this year. Funds have been too tight. Good Luck & happy shopping.
• United States
13 Oct 06
When do you start Christmas shopping? What is your biggest complaint to do with Christmas rituals
• Nigeria
19 Oct 06
my christmas shopping actually comes late probably the last 3 days before christmas.
• United States
24 Oct 06
You brave soul. I wouldn't be able to handle the stress of power shopping that close to Christmas!!!
• United States
13 Oct 06
I used to do my Christmas shopping in October and put everything on layaway and get it out in time for Christmas. I don't use layaway much anymore and not it seems I shop more in November. But I cannot leave it to the last minute, it would cause me terrible stress. What is my biggest complaint....commercialism. I want Christ back in Christmas.
@Betso221 (1700)
• India
13 Oct 06
I usually start my christmas shoppin in de first or second week of dec. I jst luv 2 go on a shoppin spreee buyin whatever i feel like vil look good on me nd ma house for christmas.
• United States
15 Oct 06
Good for you for not letting the stress get to you! Thanks for the reply.
@kataztrophy (1838)
• United States
13 Oct 06
I usuualy try to do my Christmas shopping through out the year, so as to avoid the holiday rush. I think its sad how people seem to lose their minds during the holiday season. I remember watching the news last year and they showed someone being trampled when the shore opened up, and no one there seem to care. they didnt help the person up or anything.
• United States
15 Oct 06
SO SAD. I try to show sporadically throughout also. Saves have a huge expense during December. Thank you for your reply.
@kelz784 (975)
• Australia
13 Oct 06
I usually do it a few days before christmas. The stress is terrible but I still do it every year LOL. my biggest complaint is when stores start playing christmas carols in september!
• United States
13 Oct 06
It is mundane to hear the same carols over & over for months. There should be a rule, no Christmas carols until Thanksgiving evening and quit on January 1 or sooner. I get burned out on Christmas music. Thanks for the reply.
@bhchy1 (6050)
• United States
13 Oct 06
I am slmost finished except for "Santa" presents...I shop all year long and just hide it away...
• United States
13 Oct 06
Oh, I did presents the one year from Mrs. Claus. My boyfriend at that time ran a small childrens party business, since got out of, but I had shirts embroidered with the business name. They both thought those were cool gifts.
@JoyfulOne (6241)
• United States
10 Oct 06
I usually start my Christmas shopping around September or October so that I don't have to do it all at once. I usually have some good ideas from listening to family members throughout the year about things they'd like to have. Plus, the closer you wait towards Christmas, the more you're likely to impulse buy, and blow the budget. The biggest complaint I have about Christmas rituals is the fact that ACLU has taken it upon themselves to remove Christmas symbolism out of everything that has to do with the public. It used to be that it was a ritual for our town to have a creche in the square, but now it is not allowed anymore. Geez, Christmas is all about the birth of Christ, not just a holiday celebrating winter. Schools can no longer have Christmas programs that sing traditional Christmas carols. What a shame, in my opinion!
• United States
12 Oct 06
I have that same complaint. I want nice Merry Christmas cards. Do you think I can find any that don't say Happy Holidays. I say the greeting card companies need to take a stand and bring Christ back to the fore front of Christmas. Yes, in my city, they no longer can have a manger scene at the county building. shame for shame.
@melosus (36)
• United States
24 Oct 06
My biggest complaint this year is that I do not have enough money to get people what I would like to get them. I'm the poorest one in my family and it just feels ludicrous trying to buy something for my sisters who have everything they could possibly want already.
@Stiletto (4582)
24 Oct 06
Forgot about my biggest complaint re Christmas rituals. Probably the commercialism of it all - I have no religious beliefs but I like to think of Christmas as a celebration of "goodness" and I dislike the way it's used as a justification for over-consumption and greed.
@Stiletto (4582)
24 Oct 06
I don't begin to even think about Christmas presents until the start of December and usually don't buy any until a couple of weeks before Christmas.