Thursday, December 1, 2011 | By: Angela Brown

Happy Merry ChristmaHanuKwanzaakkah!

NaNoWriMo has ended.  Edits, revisions, and rewrites are in the air.  Can't you smell the bloody red ink dying to be used on all those stories?

The turkey induced coma is slowly wearing off.  And the consumerism of the season left many ten pounds lighter in the wallet after Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Speaking of consumerism, here's a little vid that should take you back a few years:
The joy of spending money on toys and gadgets - or gifts you know will end up being regifted back to you in a couple of years- aside, what does this holiday season mean for you?

15 comments:

Mike Keyton said...

Whisky, food, and reflection

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I enjoy buying special gifts for my wife. Oh, and I like getting those cool geek gadgets as well!

Maria Zannini said...

After so many years, hubby and I don't exchange gifts anymore--which is great. No more stress about getting the right gift. If we want something we buy it as a couple.

David P. King said...

Being together and sharing how much we care. :)

LTM said...

I "lost" all my regifts in the move--yard sale! :p But I do enjoy the buildup to Christmas. It's so fun. Happy holidays~ :o)

Angela Cothran said...

My six year old daughter told me, "Christmas isn't about presents. It's about Jesus." So there you have it...from the mouth of babes :)

Tara Tyler said...

work, work, basketball games, work, work, sweet family togetherness, back to work, happy new year party! more work...

happy holidays!

Jess said...

Love getting cool gadgets, lol :) I'm looking forward to Christmas break so I can get a lot of writing done!

Anonymous said...

Baking and sharing it all with the neighbors :) The smell of the Christmas tree :rubs hands together: we'll be getting the tree this weekend. The music. The wee beasties writing, revising, and writing again their Christmas lists, LOL. Watching all the holiday movies as a family.

Without having extended family close, we keep it small and family focused. Happy holidays :)

Barbara Ann Wright said...

It means to me what it means to everyone, I guess. Cookies, am I right?

Angela Orlowski-Peart said...

Ack, Blogger ate my comment! I wonder if it will show up somewhere here, ha,ha. In the worse case scenerio, you will end up with two.

I read the comments above and I smiled when I saw what Angela Cothran said, because this is what my kids always say too! Of course they expect gifts, being children and all, but we make sure Christmas is not just about material things.

Brooke R. Busse said...

No! Please! Don't bring up editing already.

mshatch said...

my family is going to enjoy a mostly giftless holiday this year and instead spend more time with one another. I'm looking forward to it :)

Angela Brown said...

From whiskey to time to the beautiful words uttered by the innocent, you guys rock with the wonderful meanings of the holiday season.

Nadja Notariani said...

We attempt to keep Christmas simple. It's difficult in our culture to help kids focus on what is truly important - especially during the holidays. Spending time with family, sitting around the kitchen table and sharing a meal without fear - in peace - is a blessing! And of course, remembering why we have the holiday in the first place....

Of course...there are high hopes of an I-phone 4S...
of air-soft guns for playing army...
of new sneakers, too.

I'll indulge in a bit of both sides of the holiday.

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