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Old 01-08-2010, 06:41 AM
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for years I thought it was strange to feel them. I am very glad to know I am not the only one who suffers from them. My family and I look forward to Christmas all year long and then it goes so quickly the worst day for me is Dec. 26 but get over it until New Year's Eve and Day and finally when the decorations are all down. But I still am in the spirit now
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But I still am in the spirit now
Good for you, xmas365...! Fortunate folks (such as ourselves) truly have eggnog in our blood...!

Simply a suggestion: Surround yourself with Christmastime all year round.

I enjoy listening to Christmas Radio online during the year now and again.

I also listen to classic Christmas music CDs in my car (Bing Crosby, etc.)

I purchase classic Christmas movies on DVD at Christmastime and watch them year round.

One of my favorite things: I keep our family Nutcracker on my home desk. We got it in 1981 and just looking at him puts a smile on face...!
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I was gearing up for the blues, but then our newborn started smiling and all of that melted away. I'm not thinking Christmas right now, I'm looking forward to Candlemas, Groundhog's Day, and Valentine's Day, though we don't do very much on those days.

If the blues are very rough, do you think you could be feeling winter blues which the thrill of Christmas partly overshadowed? That was the case for me, and we've helped it by making a weekly supper club called the Order of Good Cheer (inspired by a real Order of Good cheer formed by early North American explorers). I love holidays, so I've added a number that are less celebrated, like Candlemas, to my calendar and it helps.
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hope all with the blues are feeling better.
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I get a little mild case of the post Christmas blues. I am now starting to take down Christmas . But I have enjoyed the decorations plenty. I'll now leave out winter decor and later put out Valentine's decor. That seems to help. I still sneak in Christmas songs all winter lol. Then spring and warmer temps to look forward too etc. Christmas will be back before we know it!!
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Usually, I have the post Christmas blues for about two or three weeks after Christmas but then I start to come out of it. It usually hits me after the New Year and lasts most of January. But this year, it hit like the 27th of December, but was gone in a couple of days. To be honest, I attribute that to being here. I'm not dreading Christmas being gone, but looking forward to the next one. I think the Countdown really helps.
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Could not agree more. I even mix in an occasional Christmas movie. Elf had me cracking up yesterday.
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I have left out some of my snowman decor so that way I can get it out of my system and by the time Spring gets here I will be ready for it.
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Nice to hear others have had to deal with this same issue. What's weird is I am the same way most of you are. For about 2-3 weeks into January, it's the WORST. I feel sad and not ready to put all the decorations away. It is nice however, to leave the decor out as long as possible. I leave them out into the second week of January. I like to think of it as ringing in the new year with lights, love and the Christmas spirit. Taking it all down still isn't fun! But I feel better after a few weeks.
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