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Title: Holiday Spirit?
Post by: BrightHeart76 on December 01, 2007, 11:14:55 PM
Is anyone else having a hard time finding the Holiday Spirit this year? 

Usually by now I'm blazing thru my Christmas music, decorating the house, buying gifts.  Generally making a scene and being a cheerful holiday type chick.  I just can't seem to find the joy in it all this year.  It's like a chore, not a holiday.  And that just plain sucks.  It's not like I'm more depressed than normal...I just don't seem to be enjoying anything about the holidays this year.

Any ideas on how to bring some joy into the season?  Anyone care to share their tales of joy / sorrow / annoyance so far this year?
Title: Re: Holiday Spirit?
Post by: gmontem on December 02, 2007, 12:26:56 AM
No because I would have telefragged Mattie-Wattie if I was inside him. :(
Title: Re: Holiday Spirit?
Post by: LadyKaren on December 02, 2007, 02:40:32 AM
No because I would have telefragged Mattie-Wattie if I was inside him. :(

I thought the same thing when I saw the subject of the post.
Title: Re: Holiday Spirit?
Post by: phoenixphire24 on December 02, 2007, 08:07:43 AM
I'm really excited for Holiday this year (and by Holiday I mean the pastafarian Holiday) because it's the first one I get to spend alone with my fiance! Plus our Holiday tree rocks. I made a FSM tree topper and it's fab.  ;D
Title: Re: Holiday Spirit?
Post by: BrightHeart76 on December 02, 2007, 09:49:59 AM
No because I would have telefragged Mattie-Wattie if I was inside him. :(

I thought the same thing when I saw the subject of the post.

Sorry sorry sorry...I didn't even think about people's names when I titled this.   :-[
Title: Re: Holiday Spirit?
Post by: Stormfalcon on December 02, 2007, 09:56:06 AM
I work retail.  I have none to begin with, especially after this year's Black Friday.
Title: Re: Holiday Spirit?
Post by: shortpachoo on December 02, 2007, 11:20:05 AM
I always have a little bit around this time.  With all the Holiday music playing throughout your shift and lots of wrapping gifts at work

But other than that it hard since my family really doesn't do much, since most of the rest of the family is scattered all over and also work schedules, it makes it hard for all of us to get together. So there is not much to look forward too.
Title: Re: Holiday Spirit?
Post by: DemonLordZabuza on December 02, 2007, 02:01:08 PM
Holidays spirit?...hmmm...a way to get up in the spirit is to enjoy it with friends...with the right people of course...some friends dont celebrate the same holidays...so yea...but people make it better.

Suggestions:
-holiday movies
-baking holiday goods
-maybe holiday decorating

Just right people
Title: Re: Holiday Spirit?
Post by: ~~Loktera~~ on December 02, 2007, 05:23:20 PM
I'm really excited for Holiday this year (and by Holiday I mean the pastafarian Holiday) because it's the first one I get to spend alone with my fiance! Plus our Holiday tree rocks. I made a FSM tree topper and it's fab.  ;D

woohoo! A fellow Pastafarian. :3

I'm actually working on my FSM ornament at the moment... Why and ornament? The rest of my family celebrates Christmas. (Don't know why though... Holidays lasts longer anyway...)
Title: Re: Holiday Spirit?
Post by: BrightHeart76 on December 02, 2007, 07:21:43 PM
I must admit my ignorance.  What, pray tell, is a Pastafarian?  I've never heard of this before and I'm curious. 
Title: Re: Holiday Spirit?
Post by: Gatsby on December 02, 2007, 09:01:24 PM
Pastafarians follow the Flying Spaghetti Monster. :P

I'm not much in a holiday spirit mode this year either. I suppose it has to do with my life right now. >_< Therapy. Woohoo! /sarcasim
Anyway, my holidays are usually plagued by family fights. The only thing I'm really looking forward to is my college semester being over so I can catch up on my manga reading and anime watching. I haven't read my Shojo Beat since September! Oh the humanity.
Title: Re: Holiday Spirit?
Post by: Kazuko on December 02, 2007, 09:48:51 PM
x: I has loads of holiday spirit!

Im just spending all of it in South America XD

In Peru christmas is very fun :3 people putting nativity sets that the family hand makes outside of the homes, these things get HUUUGE


:3 I myself am looking foward to this
Title: Re: Holiday Spirit?
Post by: DemonLordZabuza on December 03, 2007, 11:01:32 AM
x: I has loads of holiday spirit!

Im just spending all of it in South America XD

In Peru christmas is very fun :3 people putting nativity sets that the family hand makes outside of the homes, these things get HUUUGE


:3 I myself am looking foward to this

Oh I love giant nativity sets.  Grandma use to have one that covered most of the living room, and when I go to Mexico...if I end up going during this season...father takes me and/or my brother to look at some...I've seen some pretty awesome.

Now if you cant get yourself in the holiday season this is what you do:

-get a friend that is really into the holidays
-get some friends that are kinda in the holidays
-get loads of alcohol
-now this is the important part
    1) get the holiday spirit person drunk, but everyone else normal
    2) get yourself buzzed or tipsy
    3) get your semi holiday spirit friends drunk
    4) then you get drunk

By the end you will all be filling the holiday love :D
Title: Re: Holiday Spirit?
Post by: Glitch on December 03, 2007, 01:00:25 PM
x: I has loads of holiday spirit!

Im just spending all of it in South America XD

In Peru christmas is very fun :3 people putting nativity sets that the family hand makes outside of the homes, these things get HUUUGE


:3 I myself am looking foward to this
Yay Peru, the country my mom (pretends she) is from. ^^
Title: Re: Holiday Spirit?
Post by: phoenixphire24 on December 03, 2007, 02:59:48 PM
I'm really excited for Holiday this year (and by Holiday I mean the pastafarian Holiday) because it's the first one I get to spend alone with my fiance! Plus our Holiday tree rocks. I made a FSM tree topper and it's fab.  ;D

woohoo! A fellow Pastafarian. :3

I'm actually working on my FSM ornament at the moment... Why and ornament? The rest of my family celebrates Christmas. (Don't know why though... Holidays lasts longer anyway...)

Woo-hoo back at you. An ornament was my original plan, but after we decided to have the Holiday to ourselves, I went all out. Behold:

(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f349/phoenixphire24/IMG_0247.jpg)
Title: Re: Holiday Spirit?
Post by: Kazuko on December 03, 2007, 04:14:51 PM
x: I has loads of holiday spirit!

Im just spending all of it in South America XD

In Peru christmas is very fun :3 people putting nativity sets that the family hand makes outside of the homes, these things get HUUUGE


:3 I myself am looking foward to this
Yay Peru, the country my mom (pretends she) is from. ^^
XD really now? this i didnt know!
Title: Re: Holiday Spirit?
Post by: Sunara Ishi on December 03, 2007, 07:43:56 PM
I say we dress Mattie Wattie and Tsu up as elves and have J be Santa Claus. Either that or have Tsu be Santa Claus and J as an elf. I guess I could also be an elf. I suppose we could have Lisu as an elf... We'll just have to keep the lil ones away... XP j/k.

Most years I don't have much spirit... Its the years that I do that are worrysome. >.>;
Title: Re: Holiday Spirit?
Post by: Gatsby on December 05, 2007, 09:58:00 PM
So what is everyone doing for the Holidays?
Title: Re: Holiday Spirit?
Post by: Glitch on December 05, 2007, 10:14:38 PM
x: I has loads of holiday spirit!

Im just spending all of it in South America XD

In Peru christmas is very fun :3 people putting nativity sets that the family hand makes outside of the homes, these things get HUUUGE


:3 I myself am looking foward to this
Yay Peru, the country my mom (pretends she) is from. ^^
XD really now? this i didnt know!
Yeah. I tease her about that.She went there last year with her spiritual group and made lots of friends. Her and my sister were frightened when that big earthquake happened a while ago, and they worried about somebody they knew there.
Title: Re: Holiday Spirit?
Post by: Reikon on December 06, 2007, 12:25:26 AM
I have no holiday spirit, so I have no special plans.

Before anyone mentions it, my avatar is my usual avatar. I did not change it for Christmas.
Title: Re: Holiday Spirit?
Post by: BrightHeart76 on December 07, 2007, 12:21:22 PM
I'm a little more spirited the last few days...but I still have no desire to decorate / shop / wrap gifts.  Is the more seasonal weather helping anyone find their happy holiday place?

To the retail workers...I feel your pain.  I spent 5 cruel years doing retail this time of year.  NEVER AGAIN!  It just sucks the life out of you.  One year I was a floor worker, truck worker, store audit AND I planned the company Christmas party for our local Mervyn's.  I was a miracle I survived that Christmas.  I hope it goes smoothly for you this year.
Title: Re: Holiday Spirit?
Post by: mDuo13 on December 13, 2007, 01:06:40 AM
I think I'm going to start Christmas shopping tomorrow. I've no idea where to start, or how many people I'm getting gifts for. =/
Title: Re: Holiday Spirit?
Post by: Emerge on December 13, 2007, 01:37:09 AM
the holidays no longer hold the same festive charm they once did. i mean...my family usually hosts the X-Mas party at our place every year and we invite a whole bunch of friends and family. catering, gift exchange, the works. but i dunno. im usually cooped up in my room with lack of anything to really do.

and i feel your pain, BrightHeart. i worked Black Friday at Target. now i've never been to a circus (outside of Circus Circus Reno), but i assume that they're pretty much one and the same, minus the cotton candy.

it was kinda cool, though, because the breakroom was stocked with a nacho buffet (whole messload of chips and 4 crock pots overflowing with nacho cheese and chili, as well as a few bowls of jalapenos. good stuff)
Title: Re: Holiday Spirit?
Post by: bunnycorpse on December 13, 2007, 12:03:44 PM
I parade through the halls in my Santy-hat and it's peace sign patch.
Title: Re: Holiday Spirit?
Post by: XpHoBiaX on December 13, 2007, 06:27:30 PM
I lay in bed hyped up on meds and sleep. I plan to keep that way thru to the new years. The cold weather isn't helping much either.
Title: Re: Holiday Spirit?
Post by: BrightHeart76 on December 13, 2007, 09:21:38 PM
Wanna talk happy FARGING New Year and Merry Bloody Christmas?  My UNCLE evicted my father and I from our home YESTERDAY with no warning because he decided he was angry at my Father and he didn't want us living in the house we were renting from him anymore.  We were locked out and the locks changed with everything, including my cat, inside.  We're being allowed in for a few hours during the day for the next 2 weeks to get out our personal effects.  But we are left alone and homeless in Frigid Freakin' Reno this holiday.  Thank God I've got a great support system that's fallen into place.  The staff at work are amazing, my friend is making sure I have a home, and my sister is helping a lot.  But sigh...so far this wins as my worst holiday EVER, and I hope it stays that way forever.

Sorry for the drama moment...but I HAD to share.

P.S. Emerge, I had to laugh when I read your post about the Circus.  I'm writing this post from my hotel room at the Circus Circus Reno.  It's all kinds of holiday joy in one.   :P
Title: Re: Holiday Spirit?
Post by: XpHoBiaX on December 17, 2007, 11:52:53 PM
Sorry to hear that, hun. But I am glad you have a support system. best of luck and hopefully things will start looking up...and maybe that mean old Scrooge will get his! A good visit from some ghosts shoul d be in order. What he did was horrible. (And I think it's illegal to do that...My grandparents rent a total of three houses. I should ask about that...)

Anyways, much love and my condolences!
Title: Re: Holiday Spirit?
Post by: Sunara Ishi on December 18, 2007, 05:15:02 PM
My christmas spirit only extends to making anime related ornaments and baking sugar cookies... XP
And being an evil elf... XD

D: I'm sorry to hear that BrightHeart. Hope things get better.
Title: Re: Holiday Spirit?
Post by: Runewitt on December 18, 2007, 09:35:02 PM
this year, i'd love to celebrate Festivus.