Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Annual Bah Humbug

It's time for my annual rant about the holidays. I am SO sick of being inundated with emails, telling me to BUY BUY BUY this or that amazing holiday deal! And buy quickly because the deal will be gone tomorrow!

We have decided (well, my son and I have decided, but that's another story) to get a Wii as our "family" Chanukah present this year, the assumption being that we won't be buying a lot of other presents (maybe just a few little ones). So I'm really not the market for gifts this year. And all these ads are just annoying. Plus, what is the deal with all these ridiculous items that come out in the stores JUST around Christmas? Things you would never want or need any other time of the year, but somehow around Christmas, they are things that people actually buy. Argh!

So, in actuality, we haven't purchased the Wii yet. I have a few small gifts, but still need to find some more for various people in my life. I have our holiday cards, but still need to work on the holiday letter, and then send out the cards. Chanukah is in less than 2 weeks, and I'm not ready. Winter Break is in 2 weeks and I'm not ready for that either. I'm just not ready for anything this year. Bah. Humbug.


Anonymous said...

We love our Wii. I think you'll all be happy.

We've been opting out of family gifts the last few uears except for the kids, and putting the money into a gift to the Food Bank or Pine Street. Much better for everyone's karma.

nyjlm said...

lol- I was in the store yesterday and was thinking wtf buys this stuff? yikes.

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