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    Poll: Real as a child and getting it was an all day...

    Real as a child and getting it was an all day tradition...dad saying 'we're not having a tree this year', going, picking it out (this one, no this one, no this one), struggling to get in into the...
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    Feeling it now but won't begin to decorate until...

    Feeling it now but won't begin to decorate until 2 weeks before Christmas. As an adult I can decorate anytime I want but because I like to capture that anticipation I felt as a child I hold off...
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    Christmas Vacation.

    Christmas Vacation.
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    If they are 'Rice Krispie' cookies then I would...

    If they are 'Rice Krispie' cookies then I would consider them 'cereal'.
  5. 4:30 AM like every other morning....dogs need to...

    4:30 AM like every other morning....dogs need to go out.
  6. Me too......"Ernest Saves Christmas". I really...

    Me too......"Ernest Saves Christmas". I really like this movie, it makes me laugh and has a good story line but I only know 2 other people who like it and they are both 8.
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    "Bethlehem Morning"...

    "Bethlehem Morning"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KdgZIhsBr50
  8. Yes, that is probably the case, that the garlands...

    Yes, that is probably the case, that the garlands are not made anymore. There may be some sock monkey/hobby horse garlands on a store back shelf somewhere. I remain hopeful, however, that just by...
  9. Sock Monkey/Hobby Horse Christmas Garland

    Sock monkeys make me smile. I have 2 sock monkey/hobby horse garlands that I put around half of the kitchen soffit for the Thanksgiving/Christmas/New Year holidays. I purchased the garlands several...
  10. The question regarding a classic, cozy, vintage...

    The question regarding a classic, cozy, vintage Christmas atmosphere: Whatever type of Christmas you are striving for, i.e. Currier and Ives, Victorian, childhood memories, etc., would include...
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    I am a practical person in every area of my life...

    I am a practical person in every area of my life and am the woman who appreciates a good vacuum for a gift. I like to receive and give practical gifts. I once gave my mother-in-law a really nice...
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    The best time of year to start Christmas shopping...

    The best time of year to start Christmas shopping is anytime you see something that would be a good gift for someone so that would be between Dec. 26th through the following Dec. 24th. I feel...
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    I don't care for 'The Christmas Story' but maybe...

    I don't care for 'The Christmas Story' but maybe if I'd even been a 10 year old boy who wanted a Red Ryder gun I might like it. My husband likes it so we watch it over and over but he can relate. I...
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    I've shopped online for years - mostly Ebay and...

    I've shopped online for years - mostly Ebay and Amazon because of their reputations. When shopping Ebay I always check the sellers feedback. Also, with Ebay purchases because they are usually sold...
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    I like to shop online to save time and gas and I...

    I like to shop online to save time and gas and I can shop anytime of day that way. I can also shop from places such as Harrods in London online that would be impossible for me otherwise.
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    I come from a hunting family so I thought you...

    I come from a hunting family so I thought you meant a belt for bullets!! I've never heard of the type of bullet belt you are referring to but If she likes it/wants it then get it.
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    I want a train, I want a train, I want a...

    I want a train, I want a train, I want a train......maybe if I say it enough I'll get one. Two of my favorite childhood Christmas memories are sock monkey garlands and a train set up to go around...
  18. Thread: Pinecones

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    Good ideas here. We have tons of pine cones,...

    Good ideas here. We have tons of pine cones, several different verities, in our yard. They are pretty but sound and shoot out like grenades when mowed. Maybe I'll bring some inside and enjoy them...
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    Our big Christmas tree is in the living room but...

    Our big Christmas tree is in the living room but we have a small one on the kitchen table, where we eat most of our meals, as a centerpiece (so as not to forget it is Christmas??). We also have a...
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    Everything sounds so good and cinnamon rolls...

    Everything sounds so good and cinnamon rolls seems to be the food of choice. I don't remember why it began but 15+ years ago we started going to a local hotel restaurant for Christmas breakfast. ...
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    Yes, we will go shopping on Black...

    Yes, we will go shopping on Black Friday.....but.....we will meet family for breakfast then shop late morning. We've been at stores at 6 AM in the past but the last time, a couple of years ago, we...
  22. We open 1 gift on Christmas Eve, always pajamas. ...

    We open 1 gift on Christmas Eve, always pajamas. The rest of the gifts are opened on Christmas Morning as it is tradition. I love the all night anticipation, getting up early when it is still dark...
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    My husband and I are in our 50's. Santa still...

    My husband and I are in our 50's. Santa still comes, stockings still filled, deer still get a bale of hay and a mineral block every Christmas Eve.
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    As a child, Christmas Eve was a simple, candlelit...

    As a child, Christmas Eve was a simple, candlelit dinner, church, one gift (always new pajamas) and clean bedsheets. Now sure why the clean sheets other than it just felt good and smelled good. As...
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    I don't ever remember believing in Santa. I do...

    I don't ever remember believing in Santa. I do remember being very young (4-ish) and knowing that Santa was make believe. I had older siblings so maybe that had something to do with it. It was fun...
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