Christmas 2008, Houde Style

Ultimate Houde

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And with the creation of this thread, Planet-Man's soul grew tarnished. "NOVEMBER ISN'T EVEN DONE YET!"

Anyways, I love the holiday, I really don't care what the rest of you think about that. It's a well known fact around here. I don't know why I love it, but I do. I search for months for the perfect gifts for people. I hem, I haw, I find, I buy. The mere act of giving a gift I know the person will like makes me happy.

I decorate the day after Thanksgiving. Spent two hours this morning cleaning and decorating the apartment. Since I do live in a apartment, and don't have a place of my own, I tend not to go overboard. If I do buy a house soon, you can bet that next Christmas will be insane, with the lights and decorations. It will be awesome.

I've already contacted the people on this site for gifts. I'm sorry if I didn't contact you, but money is tighter than usual around here. And Doom may be coming up for his. If he isn't, I'll send them down to him.

Here's some pics of the apartment

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Oh, and I'm already done Christmas shopping.

I LOVE THIS HOLIDAY!
 

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And with the creation of this thread, Planet-Man's soul grew tarnished. "NOVEMBER ISN'T EVEN DONE YET!"

Anyways, I love the holiday, I really don't care what the rest of you think about that. It's a well known fact around here. I don't know why I love it, but I do. I search for months for the perfect gifts for people. I hem, I haw, I find, I buy. The mere act of giving a gift I know the person will like makes me happy.

I decorate the day after Thanksgiving. Spent two hours this morning cleaning and decorating the apartment. Since I do live in a apartment, and don't have a place of my own, I tend not to go overboard. If I do buy a house soon, you can bet that next Christmas will be insane, with the lights and decorations. It will be awesome.

I've already contacted the people on this site for gifts. I'm sorry if I didn't contact you, but money is tighter than usual around here. And Doom may be coming up for his. If he isn't, I'll send them down Io him.

Here's some pics of the apartment

P1010005.jpg

P1010006.jpg

P1010007.jpg

P1010008.jpg


Oh, and I'm already done Christmas shopping.

I LOVE THIS HOLIDAY!
I absolutely LOVE Christmas, too. LOVE IT!!

The songs, the decorations, the shows/movies, the atmosphere of it all.....absolutely AWESOME!
 
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I love Christmas as well, I really do feel generally better and happier around this time of year. And as for the debate on when celebrating it should start, I say just about nothing before thanksgiving, that's where the line should be drawn. I don't mind advertising to start before, because hey black friday is when people start shopping and you want your advertising to be effective. But starting to play 24 hour X-mas songs on the radio is ****ing ridiculous.
 

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I love Christmas as well, I really do feel generally better and happier around this time of year. And as for the debate on when celebrating it should start, I say just about nothing before thanksgiving, that's where the line should be drawn. I don't mind advertising to start before, because hey black friday is when people start shopping and you want your advertising to be effective. But starting to play 24 hour X-mas songs on the radio is ****ing ridiculous.
A radio station starts playing Christmas music here 24/7, but not until midnight after Thanksgiving.

Houde told me, though, that some station up in Massachusetts started Oct. 31st.
:shock:
 

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This Christmas will be my last in New Zealand and with my whole family. In some ways, this is good as well as bad. I will miss my mother's side of the family but I can't wait to get away from my father's side.
 

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I'm sure I talked about this on here, but last year I got incredibly depressed around Christmas. The build-up to it suddenly seemed fake and insincere and the day itself basically felt like any other.

Reading Houde's post, I'm starting to think that maybe the problem is that I've outgrown the pleasure of receiving gifts (people keep asking me what I want this year and I honestly can't think of anything) and need to pay more attention to giving them. Considering that I've got plenty of money in my bank account (technically for extraneous college expenses but who cares) that shouldn't be too hard.
 

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I'm sure I talked about this on here, but last year I got incredibly depressed around Christmas. The build-up to it suddenly seemed fake and insincere and the day itself basically felt like any other.

Reading Houde's post, I'm starting to think that maybe the problem is that I've outgrown the pleasure of receiving gifts (people keep asking me what I want this year and I honestly can't think of anything) and need to pay more attention to giving them. Considering that I've got plenty of money in my bank account (technically for extraneous college expenses but who cares) that shouldn't be too hard.

You know something similar happen to me years ago, I stopped caring about gifts because I didn't know what I want and the holiday seemed less special, then I saw a few Christmas specials and it suddenly click "It is better to give than to recieve, I finally get it!" So now opening presents isn't special like it was when I was younger but I still appreciate other aspects of the holiday just as much if not more.

Also my top three Christmas films are: Santa Clause is Coming to Town, Die Hard, and my favorite A Christmas Carol(the one with Patrick Stewart)
 

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So where will you be next year?

Australia.

I find it awkward receiving gifts - I much prefer giving them. I like to see their faces when they get exactly what they wanted.
 

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I'm sure I talked about this on here, but last year I got incredibly depressed around Christmas. The build-up to it suddenly seemed fake and insincere and the day itself basically felt like any other.

Reading Houde's post, I'm starting to think that maybe the problem is that I've outgrown the pleasure of receiving gifts (people keep asking me what I want this year and I honestly can't think of anything) and need to pay more attention to giving them. Considering that I've got plenty of money in my bank account (technically for extraneous college expenses but who cares) that shouldn't be too hard.

Glad to see I helped.

I hope you enjoy the holiday this year.

You know something similar happen to me years ago, I stopped caring about gifts because I didn't know what I want and the holiday seemed less special, then I saw a few Christmas specials and it suddenly click "It is better to give than to recieve, I finally get it!" So now opening presents isn't special like it was when I was younger but I still appreciate other aspects of the holiday just as much if not more.

Also my top three Christmas films are: Santa Clause is Coming to Town, Die Hard, and my favorite A Christmas Carol(the one with Patrick Stewart)

My three favorite

A Muppet Christmas Carol, Love, Actually and Scrooged.

Australia.

I find it awkward receiving gifts - I much prefer giving them. I like to see their faces when they get exactly what they wanted.

These three get it!

Do you?
 

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I do like giving gifts. It's fun trying to find something that I know they want but don't expect.

Like rape.
 
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And with the creation of this thread, Planet-Man's soul grew tarnished. "NOVEMBER ISN'T EVEN DONE YET!"

Anyways, I love the holiday, I really don't care what the rest of you think about that. It's a well known fact around here. I don't know why I love it, but I do. I search for months for the perfect gifts for people. I hem, I haw, I find, I buy. The mere act of giving a gift I know the person will like makes me happy.

I decorate the day after Thanksgiving. Spent two hours this morning cleaning and decorating the apartment. Since I do live in a apartment, and don't have a place of my own, I tend not to go overboard. If I do buy a house soon, you can bet that next Christmas will be insane, with the lights and decorations. It will be awesome.

I've already contacted the people on this site for gifts. I'm sorry if I didn't contact you, but money is tighter than usual around here. And Doom may be coming up for his. If he isn't, I'll send them down to him.

Here's some pics of the apartment

P1010005.jpg

P1010006.jpg

P1010007.jpg

P1010008.jpg


Oh, and I'm already done Christmas shopping.

I LOVE THIS HOLIDAY!


So this is what I have to look forward to if I come up? The GF is like that too and I refuse to let her put decorations up around the house.

Hmmmm....interesting. This very well could turn out to be like Scientifically Doomed.....only less grenades.

A radio station starts playing Christmas music here 24/7, but not until midnight after Thanksgiving.

Houde told me, though, that some station up in Massachusetts started Oct. 31st.
:shock:

Radio station here started Nov 1st. You'd be surprised how little Christmas music there actually is.

Also my top three Christmas films are: Santa Clause is Coming to Town, Die Hard, and my favorite A Christmas Carol(the one with Patrick Stewart)

My three favorite

A Muppet Christmas Carol, Love, Actually and Scrooged.

My favorite are:
  • Love, Actually ----- Houde is on the money!
  • Disney's Christmas Carol ---- I like it when the giant say "with Smishmashmio....with smishmashio....with...yogurt!"
  • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer ---- I am convinced that Yukon Cornelius is seriously on meth. Who else charges at yeti?

These three get it!

Do you?

Bahhumbug!




Growing up, however, I did love watching this every year:

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(Youtube has the other parts to it...)
 

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That looks pretty cool


I'm sure I talked about this on here, but last year I got incredibly depressed around Christmas. The build-up to it suddenly seemed fake and insincere and the day itself basically felt like any other.

Reading Houde's post, I'm starting to think that maybe the problem is that I've outgrown the pleasure of receiving gifts (people keep asking me what I want this year and I honestly can't think of anything) and need to pay more attention to giving them. Considering that I've got plenty of money in my bank account (technically for extraneous college expenses but who cares) that shouldn't be too hard.


You know what I felt the exact same way since I was in highschool about 6-7 years ago. But the last two years my christmas spirit so to speak has been lifted by brothers children. I actually get exited for christmas just top see my little niece and now my little nephew too open their gifts as they usually come around to mine for christmas.

Personally gift wise I always tell people "do NOT" get me anything as I hate having money spent on me. Hell I hate spending a lot of money on me personally (is why my computer is piece of ****, I wont spend that much on me at once) . However giving the gifts I go nuts I do. E.g I have a spare room. I can't get in it at the moment as it's filled with gifts for christmas and I'm still not done :lol:


Though this year I did buy my first decoration in years that's mine. I've bought a tree and crap but that's normally for others, I even put it in a room I hardly go in (Then I take family in there to get their presents) But I couldn't resist.

It's a reindeer on a rocking chair that when you press his hand sings "Grandma got run over by a reindeer" and rocks back and forth. The reindeer has bandages on his antlers like he was in an accident and is wearing a T-shirt that has written on it "If you think I look bad you should see grandma!" :lol::lol: I thought that was too awesome not to buy.


Also my top three Christmas films are: Santa Clause is Coming to Town, Die Hard, and my favorite A Christmas Carol(the one with Patrick Stewart)
Ultimate Houde said:
My three favorite

A Muppet Christmas Carol, Love, Actually and Scrooged.
Victor Von Doom said:
My favorite are:

  • Love, Actually ----- Houde is on the money!
  • Disney's Christmas Carol ---- I like it when the giant say "with Smishmashmio....with smishmashio....with...yogurt!"
  • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer ---- I am convinced that Yukon Cornelius is seriously on meth. Who else charges at yeti?

McCheese said:
The correct answers are:

  • Scrooged - Good call.
  • Die Hard - Number 1 with a bullet.
  • A Christmas Story - Never gets old no matter how many times I've watched it.


Mine are :
1st = Nightmare before Christmas
2nd = The Grinch (animated version)
3rd = Scrooged and A Muppet Christmas Carol. Equally.
 

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My Favorite CHristmas movies:

L. Frank Baum's The Life and times of Santa Claus
A Christmas Story
A Christmas Carol (bother the Patrick Stewart and George C Scott versions)
A Nightmare Before Christmas
 

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