Skip to comments.Anyone else spending Christmas Eve alone? (vanity)
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.
LOL! When our family visits and acts up, mt husband calls them “The Bastardos” since they certainly don’t belong to us.
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:
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”
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!
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.
Proud of your service to America... Merry Christmas!
Yep. Watching Miracle on 34th Street - the REAL one with Maureen O’Hara and Natalie Wood.
Merry Christmas, Everyone!
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.
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.
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.
The dog is very happy I brought home leftovers!
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!
Anyone up for a limerick and/or haiku writing contest?
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!
Merry Christmas Old Sarge, may your New Year be full of blessings and good fortune.
Merry Christmas to all!
Not a chance...straight out of the container.
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.
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 isnt believing, believing is seeing Little Elf Judy, The Santa Clause.
Its 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.
Youre skipping Christmas! Isnt that against the law? Spike Frohmeyer, Christmas with the Kranks. =
Youre soft. Youre sloppy! Youre unruly! Youre undisciplined and I never saw anything look so wonderful in my whole life. Thank you all. Gen. Thomas F. Waverly, White Christmas. This
I’m glad you posted this. Merry Christmas.
Give ‘em (the Taliban) a Christmas round for me. And Merry Christmas to you soldiers so far away but in our prayers. Thanks.
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.
Thank you so much, Irish, and Merry Christmas to ya!
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.
Wishing you well.
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.
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!!
I like dogs.
Yep- egg nog out of the carton, a carton of egg nog ice cream, some brandy and rum and it tastes homemade.
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!!!!
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.
Thank you so much for telling me this, Mass. Merry Christmas to you!
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.
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!
Aw, thank you, Sunny, and Merry Christmas to you!
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.
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.
You’re worth it all, Belle. Thank you, and Merry Christmas to you!
May God bless you and your kids.
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.
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.
I’m glad to hear you survived your own dark path, Boots. Thank you, and Merry Christmas to you!
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.
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!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you too Old Sarge!!
Do you think that would work with hamburger buns?
Merry Christmas, CB...
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.
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!
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