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Subject:  Re: Thanksgiving is dead Date:  11/14/2013  11:47 AM
Author:  rubberthinking Number:  438398 of 545807

Recommendations: 51

None of my family "does Christmas" in the form of gifts anymore. Zero gifts; we just get together and have a big meal on the day, usually a little gathering to decorate the tree. It's nice to be free of the Tyranny of the Mall. I will never go back.

In the true spirit of the season, thank you missedithkeeler. My family still gives gifts to my three nephews and my niece, the oldest is now 17. We then get one $100 gift each. We pick names out of a hat, then we through the grapevine find out what is practical to get that person. The couples give a gift to each other. We do a Yankee swap for the real fun. We eat a great meal as a family of ten and having a great weekend of it. Then we pack up and go home. I think we enjoy the time off and being together greatly, but the commercialism of the holiday is meaningless.

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