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Anyone else spending Christmas Eve alone? (vanity)
12/24/2011 | Skooz

Posted on 12/24/2011 4:37:18 PM PST by Skooz

Merry Christmas everyone! My sincere hope is that all of you, each and every one, will have a joyous Christmas and a wonderful New Year.

Just wondering if any others out there are spending this sacred night solo.

Besides my trusty Boxer, Django the Wonderdog, and a new edition to the household, a gorgeous long-haired black cat I have dubbed Jackson, I have the house to myself all evening and night.

Tomorrow, it will be family wall-to-wall at mom's house, complete with gifts and an excellent multi-calorie dinner. But, tonight, I'll enjoy a quiet supper and a nice cappuccino, watching "The Muppet Christmas Carol," and maybe "A Christmas Story." Probably turn in early.

Anyone else in Freeperland alone tonight? Just curious.


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To: CainConservative

LOL! When our family visits and acts up, mt husband calls them “The Bastardos” since they certainly don’t belong to us.


151 posted on 12/24/2011 6:27:13 PM PST by gramho12
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To: nesnah

To ALL

Been there and it is lonely. I can only say that things get better and someday you will find yourself with too many choices! Just remember: as long as you are a Freeper, you are NOT alone......as you can tell by now!
Keep the Christmas Spirit....anything wrong done to you, Forgive....this is the Night for it. Let go...remember Linus in Charlie Brown’s Christmas Special and his speech:
“LIGHTS PLEASE:
And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.

And the angel said unto them,

Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men”


152 posted on 12/24/2011 6:27:13 PM PST by AtlantaBelle
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To: caww

I keep a festive state. My fireplace is raging and my thoughts on helping are never ending. I appreciate the good I have worked hard for and look forward to sharing it again tomorrow.

MERRY CHRISTMAS CAWW!


153 posted on 12/24/2011 6:27:21 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: ican'tbelieveit
It's amazing the difference it makes. I mean, there is nothing I want. My parents, friends, and sister also have enough money to buy whatever they want for themselves. I think everyone would be much happier if Christmas were more like Thanksgiving. Food, drink, hanging out... gifts for small children, yes, but the rest of us? I mean, must we? It's so stressful, too, trying to figure out what to get people. And you never really, really know if they like it. I got a friend this cut crystal vase one year... a few years later we had a joint yardsale, and guess what was one of the thing she was selling?? (I know she didn't remember I gave it to her, she wouldn't deliberately hurt someone's feelings.) And I think of the things I've gotten over the years that I just had to hide in the closet for a year or two before sneaking off to Goodwill with it... it's all just so unnecessary.

Once I put a stop to it, my Christmas stress vanished. I just admire the pretty lights, drink my coffee with the Irish Cream in it, and go about my business.

154 posted on 12/24/2011 6:28:01 PM PST by A_perfect_lady
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To: SERE_DOC
Here's to less Talibangers.

Proud of your service to America... Merry Christmas!

155 posted on 12/24/2011 6:28:44 PM PST by CainConservative
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To: Skooz

Yep. Watching Miracle on 34th Street - the REAL one with Maureen O’Hara and Natalie Wood.
Merry Christmas, Everyone!


156 posted on 12/24/2011 6:30:17 PM PST by ElayneJ
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To: Old Sarge; Skooz
Merry Christmas FReepers!

Waiting for the cheesecake to cook and going to a midnight service with family and friends. Should be a wonderful evening. Reminiscing about those who won't be coming home for the Holidays.

Wishing you and yours the best for Christmas and the New Year! God Bless our military far from home.


157 posted on 12/24/2011 6:30:30 PM PST by Daffynition (*Pray for whatever passes for America these days* Amen. ~ ScottinVA)
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To: happyhomemaker

She knows you. I myself have lost my parents but keep in mind those little things you receive are but a message in a bottle.

Merry Christmas!


158 posted on 12/24/2011 6:30:41 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: AtlantaBelle

Amen!


159 posted on 12/24/2011 6:31:15 PM PST by gramho12
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To: Skooz
Merry Christmas! I don't have much family left, talked to my niece on the phone told her an old family story about her grandfather in WW11 and how a chance meeting on a beach during a battle, led to him and my mother meeting years later. She is too old for gifts so I gave her a real good true story. I have the wife, dogs and my son still living so I am not all alone.
160 posted on 12/24/2011 6:32:28 PM PST by dog breath
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To: Skooz

Not this year. But dealing with a heartbroken daughter who had her a-hole boyfriend break up with her tonight.

I have been alone in the past. It is not fun. They are right about going to church. It is good to be around life, and feel the spirit. He might just have something in store for you tonight. Go with it.


161 posted on 12/24/2011 6:32:53 PM PST by Vermont Lt (I just don't like anything about the President. And I don't think he's a nice guy.)
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To: Skooz
I exchanged gifts with my daughter and sisters, had a great meal, went home and now watching the Firefly DVD that my kid gave to me.

The dog is very happy I brought home leftovers!

162 posted on 12/24/2011 6:36:13 PM PST by gilor (Pull the wool over your own eyes!)
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To: All
Merry Christmas, FReeperdom!

Whatever you do this year, do not try to make eggnog. I did that once. It makes a mess. Egg whites everywhere. Talk about a white Christmas!

Boots

Anyone up for a limerick and/or haiku writing contest?

163 posted on 12/24/2011 6:36:36 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: A_perfect_lady

My friend was stressing early December about what to buy her boyfriend for Christmas, or his birthday (Dec. birthday). I told her I had made the observation a few years ago that when I need something, I buy it. So I really don’t have material wants or needs when it comes to Christmas. Why not plan a trip somewhere with him.

She did that. He loved it.

Personally, I found some property I want on the Colorado-Wyoming border, so if anyone is dying to give me a gift... LOL!


164 posted on 12/24/2011 6:37:14 PM PST by ican'tbelieveit (Washington,DC is FULL of people with Political Experience... How's that Working out for you??)
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To: Old Sarge

Merry Christmas Old Sarge, may your New Year be full of blessings and good fortune.


165 posted on 12/24/2011 6:37:51 PM PST by Irish Eyes
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To: Irish Eyes; All

Merry Christmas to all!


166 posted on 12/24/2011 6:38:51 PM PST by mouse1
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To: combat_boots
Whatever you do this year, do not try to make eggnog.

Not a chance...straight out of the container.

167 posted on 12/24/2011 6:39:07 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Skooz

Well, Skooz, I’m all alone with my wife tonight. We lost our dog in March and miss her terribly. We’ll wait the full year and a bit and see if we can find another companion. The place is empty without her....she was really, really great! You have a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year. We hope we all get what we want in November.


168 posted on 12/24/2011 6:39:07 PM PST by Postman (Cut, Cap and BBA)
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To: Vermont Lt

How about a few more just for INSPIRATION?

“”Faith is believing in things when common sense tells you not to.” — Fred Gailey, Miracle on 34th Street.

“Seeing isn’t believing, believing is seeing” — Little Elf Judy, The Santa Clause.

It’s Christmas Eve. Good deeds count extra tonight. Think of an important thing you can do for other and go do it. Just follow the star in your heart.” — The Bird Lady, Home Alone 2.

You’re skipping Christmas! Isn’t that against the law?” — Spike Frohmeyer, Christmas with the Kranks. =
You’re soft. You’re sloppy! You’re unruly! You’re undisciplined… and I never saw anything look so wonderful in my whole life. Thank you all.” — Gen. Thomas F. Waverly, White Christmas. This


169 posted on 12/24/2011 6:39:40 PM PST by AtlantaBelle
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To: Skooz

I’m glad you posted this. Merry Christmas.


170 posted on 12/24/2011 6:40:10 PM PST by sunny48
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To: SERE_DOC

Give ‘em (the Taliban) a Christmas round for me. And Merry Christmas to you soldiers so far away but in our prayers. Thanks.


171 posted on 12/24/2011 6:41:23 PM PST by bboop (Without justice, what else is the State but a great band of robbers? St. Augustine)
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To: Old Sarge

Take it from someone who knows: There is life after divorce Old Sarge, and I wish you the best. Been divorced since ‘79, raised my two sons by myself, and never remarried. It took me a while to realize it, but many of the things I accomplished in my life, I never would have been able to do had I remained in a bad marriage. I took a sad event, learned from it, and moved on to a better life. I live alone, and that’s the way I like it.


172 posted on 12/24/2011 6:41:55 PM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Irish Eyes

Thank you so much, Irish, and Merry Christmas to ya!


173 posted on 12/24/2011 6:41:59 PM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: Old Sarge

Merry Christmas Old Sarge, I’ve seen you here a lot as I lurked about. I just come and go, don’t post a whole lot but your a name I know.


174 posted on 12/24/2011 6:42:27 PM PST by sunny48
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To: SERE_DOC

Thank you.

Wishing you well.


175 posted on 12/24/2011 6:42:47 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: dog breath

I am alone myself buddy but have decided that is what it is. I thank God I served my country and was pretty damn good at it. I also thank God that my countrymen was there for me.

You have a very Merry Christmas and find the Canten for some excellent songs.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2824522/posts


176 posted on 12/24/2011 6:43:40 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: Skooz

Another thing, Skooz, Thank you for your post. It reminds me again of the wonderful camaraderie among relative strangers that is evoked by being able to participate in FR forums. God Bless all of you!!


177 posted on 12/24/2011 6:43:45 PM PST by Postman (Cut, Cap and BBA)
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To: Salamander

I like dogs.


178 posted on 12/24/2011 6:44:53 PM PST by aomagrat (Gun owners who vote for democrats are too stupid to own guns.)
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To: who knows what evil?

Yep- egg nog out of the carton, a carton of egg nog ice cream, some brandy and rum and it tastes homemade.


179 posted on 12/24/2011 6:46:22 PM PST by gramho12
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To: eyedigress

Thank you and Old Sarge for MY FREEDOM.....I pray for all the Vets EVERY DAY and I always say” THANK YOU GOD FOR THESE BRAVE MEN”.....who VOLUNTEER to SERVE for ME...for MY FREEDOM.......and NEVER, EVER, EVER ask for payment from me. I get to live my life of freedom and YOU pay MY price. THANK YOU simply is never enough. GOD BLESS OUR MILITARY!!!!


180 posted on 12/24/2011 6:46:54 PM PST by AtlantaBelle
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To: Vermont Lt

What a scuzz the guy is.

But....if he was willing to do that NOW, what will he be willing to do next year, or the year after, and so on?

I used to work with someone who broke up with his girlfriend on her 40th birthday. A lot of the guys I worked with laughed about that. I don’t work with those folks anymore.


181 posted on 12/24/2011 6:47:57 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: mass55th

Thank you so much for telling me this, Mass. Merry Christmas to you!


182 posted on 12/24/2011 6:48:34 PM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: Skooz

Thanks Skooz and to you as well from me and my wife of 48 years. We are sharing Christmas with two dogs and four cats, all tucked in their beds with visions of whatever visions they have.


183 posted on 12/24/2011 6:48:45 PM PST by Jukeman (No Romney, No Bush, No Trump. No, No, No. Never. Final Word!)
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To: Skooz

I’m here alone, except for 2 weenie dogs :). I made a pot of chicken and dumplings today and am enjoying some Christmas programs on TV and just chilling out.

I hope everyone has a pleasant, peaceful holiday!


184 posted on 12/24/2011 6:49:24 PM PST by Clintons Are White Trash (Lynn Stewart, Helen Thomas, Rosie ODonnell, Maureen Dowd, Medea Benjamin - The Axis of Ugly)
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To: sunny48

Aw, thank you, Sunny, and Merry Christmas to you!


185 posted on 12/24/2011 6:51:46 PM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: who knows what evil?

Look what the cat dragged in! Merry, merry Christmas, WKWE.

One of the better things about egg nog in a carton is being able to make egg nog French toast—just bread and nog, all fried up. That stuff’s a winner.


186 posted on 12/24/2011 6:52:37 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Old Sarge

Old Sarge,

Went through a strech that can only be called the dark night of the soul myself. I have decided that folks who experience things like that are alive to tell the tale because we’re going to be needed for something when everything falls apart.


187 posted on 12/24/2011 6:54:23 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: AtlantaBelle

You’re worth it all, Belle. Thank you, and Merry Christmas to you!


188 posted on 12/24/2011 6:55:16 PM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: Mmogamer

May God bless you and your kids.


189 posted on 12/24/2011 6:55:19 PM PST by Jukeman (No Romney, No Bush, No Trump. No, No, No. Never. Final Word!)
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To: Skooz

I’m sitting in the hospital with a bad infection and COPD. I sent the wife to her moms. I will miss all the nieces and nephews opening gifts tomorrow. But FReepers are never really alone.
Merry Christmas, Skooz.


190 posted on 12/24/2011 6:57:02 PM PST by WhirlwindAttack (Off grid and offline. Hidden away safe from the 0bot zombies. Galt's gulch is beautiful.)
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To: Skooz

Thanks for posting this. Tonight is my first Christmas Eve “alone” ever. We always did the Italian tradition of many kinds of fish for dinner. Long ago, we had about seven different kinds and about seventy relatives. We had gotten down to three different fish by last Christmas.

I did my part tonight by having three kinds of fish at a sushi restaurant.

It is so nice to share your Christmases with all of you. A holy Christmas Eve and a merry Christmas to all.


191 posted on 12/24/2011 6:57:09 PM PST by firebrand
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To: combat_boots

I’m glad to hear you survived your own dark path, Boots. Thank you, and Merry Christmas to you!


192 posted on 12/24/2011 6:59:30 PM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: eyedigress
"Learn how to smoke 6 dollar hams..."

Sounds yummy, but I'm assuming you need a smoker to do the hams. Unfortunately I live in an apartment building and don't even have a grill.

193 posted on 12/24/2011 7:00:41 PM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: bboop
I really do not feel that bad but everyone I have talked to has told me to go to the dr. I do sound kinda pitiful! First time I have had this junk in 20 years or so. I made it to a nearby drug store the other day and stocked up on drinks. The colder the better. May go back tomorrow and get more orange juice. I have other problems caused by thyroid problems so I already felt ill. Merry Christmas.
194 posted on 12/24/2011 7:02:26 PM PST by MamaB
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To: Old Sarge

(((((Hugs)))))


195 posted on 12/24/2011 7:03:26 PM PST by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: Skooz

Skooz, you aren’t alone. You are in my thoughts right this minute. Good thoughts and happy wishes going your way. I like to think you are alone only if no one is thinking about you. So, right now you have a LOT of FReepers being with you... we are just separated by miles. God Bless!


196 posted on 12/24/2011 7:04:26 PM PST by momtothree
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To: Old Sarge

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you too Old Sarge!!


197 posted on 12/24/2011 7:04:56 PM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: combat_boots
Egg nog french toast? I have a fresh bottle of maple syrup that would go real nice with that, but I was just informed that we don't have ANY bread.

Do you think that would work with hamburger buns?

Merry Christmas, CB...

198 posted on 12/24/2011 7:05:23 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: SatinDoll

Merry Christmas to you.
Last year i got my parents and they are living with me now. It’s tough sometimes but I feel blessed.


199 posted on 12/24/2011 7:06:16 PM PST by sunny48
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To: mass55th

God Bless You! I took a walk through the backwoods today to the Stones River. The water is down as the TVA has dropped the system to winter levels. I reflected on many thoughts and have discovered once again that my Lord Jesus Christ is why we do anything.

I want to wish you a very heartfelt Merry Christmas from the great state of Tennessee!


200 posted on 12/24/2011 7:11:10 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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