Anyone started xmas shopping yet?

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by Blaze163, Oct 18, 2012.

  1. Blaze163

    Blaze163 The White Phoenix's purifying flame.

    Nov 19, 2008
    Coventry, UK
    Lali ho!

    With Xmas not too far away now, even if we're not past Halloween yet, I started looking for things to save up for today, little trinkets and tokens of my appreciation to my friends for their support over the last year. It's been a difficult year for me, and it's not over yet, but many people have helped me this year, so I have many gifts to buy. So far I've found several things for that one special someone that I know she'll love, a few gifts for my relatives, and some things for my friends. I have a long way to go yet, but I'm curious. How do you all handle Christmas? Do you celebrate it? If so, what do you do? Spend it with your family? Go to church? Grab whatever games await you under the tree and become a seasonal gaming hermit?

    What are everyone's plans regarding Christmas presents? Do you buy any? Who for? Do you get more than you give, or the other way around? I'll start.

    I don't generally consider much of Christmas, as most of my family are pure evil. I make the effort to send those that aren't a seasonal greeting of some kind, but that's about it. This year is a little different, as my extended family have been in contact much more, so I'll be sending them a little something at the very least, even if it's just a tin of chocolates to share (my resources are far from endless), aside from one gag gift I have in mind for one of my cousins.

    I always make the effort to send a little something to a select few companions who I simply wouldn't be the same without, who have stuck with me through countless trials as very close friends. One lives in New Zealand yet I'll still make the effort to get her a little something if at all possible.

    That one special someone in my life gets something heartfelt. Right now technically I'm single, but that's a debatable status if ever there was one, long story. I've still got her something that I know she'll appreciate. Something rare, and it should have been expensive but I know a guy...

    I also get myself a little something, because it's rare that most of the people I know are capable or inclined, usually due to crippled finances, so I get myself a new game or something, just so I don't spend the holiday season completely empty handed.

    What about you?
  2. pyromaniac123

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    Sep 24, 2011
    QVC start selling christmas stuff in july. IN FUCKING JULY.
  3. Blaze163

    Blaze163 The White Phoenix's purifying flame.

    Nov 19, 2008
    Coventry, UK
    When I worked at JJB Sports, they put the Xmas CD on months before anyone was even considering the possibility of Xmas shopping. We got sick of the same shite songs (someone please write a new one, because I'm by no means simply having a wonderful Christmas time at this point), so we snuck into the office and changed the cd. Made one that was visually identical to the store's default one, only this had screamy death metal, Slayer, etc. Nothing funnier than watching a warehouse full of grannies suddenly shocked by 'Raining Blood'.
  4. Armadillo

    Armadillo GBAtemp Psycho!

    Aug 28, 2003
    United Kingdom
    Not started shopping. I normally just grab whatever online, when I decide what it is I'm getting.

    Don't really like going around the shops. I end up finding more and more stuff to bitch and moan about. Christmas songs on too early, same old songs, decorations up to early, Christmas chuggers and a so on.
  5. weavile001

    weavile001 Spiritmaster

    Jun 10, 2012

    i just get my present,take some photos, eat something and go playing until the next day.
    but you all celebrate at 25 december,we celebrate in 24 december´s night
  6. Parasite X

    Parasite X Banned

    Jul 6, 2009
    United States
    Katy Tx
    I love christmas I don't know why but I like to sneak around the house and hunt for my gifts.I like to watch almost all of the christmas specials both old and new but here is how it works for me and my sister we take turns buying gifts for either mom or dad. If I buy a gift for mom my sister has to buy mom a gift next year and I have to buy dad gift next and it continues to rotate like that.I'm 22 and still on christmas eve i'll sneak out of my room and go downstairs after everyone is a sleep take one of my games I got upstairs open it and play it but of course put it back when i'm done.
  7. jalaneme

    jalaneme Female Gamer

    Nov 27, 2006
    bah humbug! is all i can say.