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I just don't feel like Christmas this year, can't get in the mood. Bought my kids presents and I'm worried they wont like what iv got as funds limited. I know thats not what Christmas is about but just dreading the look of disappointment on their faces. Can I just skip to boxing day? Anyone else feel like too?

MumOfThree
1 month ago
What do you think of this?
HollyDolly22
HollyDolly221 month ago

i know some people are finding it hard to get in the mood this year. i was worried and expressed it to my husband (same as you, kids not liking what they got) and he looked at me and was like "well then we haven't raised the kids right if that's the case, it not about that its about the thought" and it hit me... he's right. i always panic about family to and im stopping it now, we've had a rough year (the world not just us) and if that's the only worry then i think we are all doing a pretty good job.

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Lynibis
Lynibis1 month ago

Your husband is a very wise man.

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MumOfThree
MumOfThree
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1 month ago

HollyDolly22 you're husband is right of course, but when you have set a precedent in previous years it's going to be tough one. I almost wish previous years I haven't been so generous

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PinkElephant26
PinkElephant261 month ago

MumOfThree exactly the same here,every year my hubby goes way OTT with the kids presents (personally i think its ridiculous) and I've always said that they'll expect the same every year (not saying my kids are spoilt but they'vealways had stupid piles of presents) but its what theyre used to now. So today we got the present out to see what we had and he was like 'they've hardly got anything' - I've explained to him that they've got everything they asked for (which wasnt much or very expensive) and that they will be happy with those bits....so about an hour later he 'pops out' - gone for about 2 hours - come in the door with 2 HUGE bags of toys!! I couldnt believe it! He wont learn!

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap1 month ago

I'm a bit worried that my son will be disappointed because I didn't buy dreams ps4 some content is inappropriate for his age and I don't think he could tell the difference

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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarc1 month ago

Dreams is a game where people create games inside a game.

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap1 month ago

I know we watched stampy play but my boys are 4 and 6 it's a 12 some parts would be unsuitable PhilipMarc

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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarc1 month ago

Don't allow those parts, then. Dreams is a diverse game for all ages. Imnotcheap

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap1 month ago

Is there parental controls in the game that allow you to do that because Ican not watch him all the time PhilipMarc

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SarahBenne67061
SarahBenne670611 month ago

Yep - I think because I’m on mat leave, I’ve not felt Christmassy as I’ve not been in work surrounded by Christmas gifts / decorations.. and I think the lack of physical Christmas shopping as opposed to online makes me feel less Christmassy

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Leeann
Leeann1 month ago

Honestly for me no its not christmassy at all the only thing I look forward to is seeing my daughter opening her presents

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G0501
G05011 month ago

Same, i really don't feel Christmassy this year. Haven't even done a tree

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ch7leach
ch7leach1 month ago

Yeah not feeling it so much here either. Work is playing royalty free Xmas tunes which are well .... Don't have the same feeling. Everything else going on is not great. Not really seen family or friends. Just can't wait for the year to end and we will re do xmas at some other safer point next year

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Pjran
Pjran1 month ago

I’m pretty sure the majority feel less Christmassy this year. We all want to get to together with loved ones but it’s not safe. How can you explain to your children that this year you haven’t been able to get the stocking bits because it’s not safe to shop and some of those shops are closed.

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neo1
neo11 month ago

I wish it was all over to be honest so I'm not feeling Christmassy at all. i lost my gran in the summer so really missing her would have been her birthday on new years day. Wish i could fast forward to mid January so its all out of the way

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MumOfThree
MumOfThree
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1 month ago

neo1 so sorry for your loss

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig1 month ago

I never feel Christmassy. I go through December changing the radio when Xmas songs come on, changing the channel when Christmas movies come on. I just don't like them. I do enjoy Christmas, but it normally takes me till Christmas eve before I get excited. I'm not worried about people not liking presents, I've bought what we can afford to, same as every year.

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beccatavender
beccatavender1 month ago

I feeling in a similar mood, my Mum died early this year. I can't visit my family in Wales. Some gifts I have ordered haven't arrived. I can't be bothered to put up my Christmas tree or write Christmas cards.

But I would say don't worry about gifts, as when you Look back, you might not remember the gifts but you do remember the people you love.

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Tk3
Tk31 month ago

Depending how old they are, they might just understand ? If you explained it to them. It is a difficult time this year

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