The Best of Christmas Sitcoms
My Top Ten list would not be complete without:
All in the Family - Christmas at the Bunkers
Andy Griffith Christmas episode
Dick Van Dyke Christmas episode
Mary Tyler Moore 1st Christmas episode...
Remember when Black Friday was on Friday?
Imagine what will happen if the stores are allowed to stay open all night Christmas Eve until lunch time on Christmas Day! This year, more than 50,000 restaurants, bars, convenience stores and...
My Dog Sam
Dear Abby, I too was picked on when I was a child and I too turned to our dog Queenie. She always gave me love and she always listened. Bless you.
Joining in the Christmas Hoop Dee Doo with you, is yet another Christmas Fanatic. I live in south-central Missouri. I am miffed that our local Wal Mart didn't start putting out the main Christmas stuff until last week because of all the Halloween stuff-- aisles and aisles of it. I always smile as I walk down each row, but this year there was only one aisle of Christmas and all the rest was Halloween. I don't know if I can put it behind me. It's a good thing I can come here where there are understanding shoulders to cry on. Even my own family doesn't understand. I don't dare tell them I sneak a listen at a couple Christmas CDs starting in July. They would be ashamed of me. I bought a few gifts for this Christmas in February, and have been collecting stocking stuffers for 13 stockings all year long. I hope they don't find out because they'd lecture me harshly. Thank you fer letting me unburden myself. Merry Christmas.
Ya know tinynedl, if I had the money I would open my own Christmas Shop Around The Corner that would be going all year long. Christmas is just as important in January as it is in December to me. I have tons of Christmas movies downloaded on my computer and I watch them whenever I want. We are addicted to Christmas and the Christmas spirit and I guess hopeless to many but
isn't it wonderful to be addicted to such a wonderful time of year.
I totally know what you mean! I actually have christmas music on my mp3 player so no one knows when im listening to it! I did get caught one day listening to a x-mas internet radio station, but oh well, they understand how crazy I am about the time of year.
I can recall through the years complaining about how the holiday decorations show up in Wal-Mart earlier and earlier, but the truth is, I always look forward to them, especially after a hot summer in the South. I didn't take you as whiny at all.
TinyNedl - you are not alone in your Wal-Mart anguish. I can relate to that. I can also relate to how your family doesn't fully understand your Christmas quirks.
I smile to myself whenever anyone new joins one of the Christmas forums I am part of, half of them start off with the same introduction of relief and joy.
I must confess that I am a former "closet Christmas lover" in that I only started to talk about Christmas throughout the year without guilt about four years ago.
Up until then it was only when humming a Christmas tune out of season that my secret was revealed - raising other people's eyebrows. Sometimes I'd "get caught" watching a Christmas movie or reading a Christmas book out of season, but that was with family so they would either look at me strange or chat with me about Christmas for a minute.
In the last four years and moreso over this last year, strangers and co-workers quickly discover my joy for the Christmas season lasts all year. I think being part of a group of Christmas Lovers has inspired me not to hold back any longer.
I have even discovered a few other Christmas Fanatics at work through my openness and we chat about it and play Christmas music sometimes while we are working. We drive a few people crazy - all in good fun on our part; I am the ring-leader there.
i so agree that it was sad that there was only one aisle. But tp let you know i never stop listening to carols. Why i've been listening to them for all year. In fact i am listening to them right now.. "there's a new kid in town, & he's lying in a manger down the road, there's a new kid in town, but he's just another baby i suppose... hevean knows, there is a new kid in town here in betleham..." Oh sorry.