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    Who here is a last minute shopper?

    I'm speaking about Christmas shopping and yes i am the best last minute shopper i know of, but there has to be a better shopper than me.
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    oh, thought we were referring to 'snipping' on Ebay.
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    arent you a little early to be talking about last min shopping
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    Quote Originally Posted by norsehabanero
    arent you a little early to be talking about last min shopping
    What do you mean November is almost here?, i am just discusssing this. I actually have bought just 3/4 gifts so far for christmas. Have a lot to go .
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    I try not to buy the last minute. It's usually approaching its expiration date, and even if it isn't, why didn't anyone else buy it? Maybe there's something wrong with it Sometimes they're only 56 or 57 seconds, for example.

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    I buy most things on december 24th. I get my list and go on a mission. On one Christmas day, my sister got to the family party while I was buying a teddy bear for her kid at a convenience store, then I found a pharmacy with a bit more choice... and a waiting line of last-minute shoppers. The teddy bear I got turned out to be the kid's favorite. Try to beat that. It seems the later I shop, the better the presents.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Erick L
    I buy most things on december 24th. I get my list and go on a mission. On one Christmas day, my sister got to the family party while I was buying a teddy bear for her kid at a convenience store, then I found a pharmacy with a bit more choice... and a waiting line of last-minute shoppers. The teddy bear I got turned out to be the kid's favorite. Try to beat that. It seems the later I shop, the better the presents.
    I should start doing that, i never wait that long becuase "All the good stuff is already taken theory" but what you say sounds a bit different.
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    Ok, call me an old-fashioned grinch, but I think we should abandon this thread and pick it up again no earlier than Nov. 24th...preferrably Dec. 3rd.

    It kills all the holidays for me when people start planning so far ahead of time.

    It's still two months away. At this rate do you realize you'll spend 12 years of your life preparing for Christmas?
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    while not a last minute shopper, I am a "week or two before" --and I do my best to do all my shopping via the Internets. I hate Holiday shopping crowds.

    Oh, and despite what Hallmark may want you to think, Christmas season doesn't start until AFTER Thanksgiving!

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    I've been kicked out of a store at closing time on Christmas Eve before. :-p
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    I'm constantly shopping, so no last-minutes really. Except if there's a special occasion. But most of the time, I'll spot something that'll be perfect for someone, so I'll grab it! I may or may not wait until their birthday rolls around to give it to 'em. I usually have 1-2 pre-wrapped gifts in the car just in case I forget something important like an anniversary or some such...

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    Quote Originally Posted by iamlucky13
    Ok, call me an old-fashioned grinch, but I think we should abandon this thread and pick it up again no earlier than Nov. 24th...preferrably Dec. 3rd.

    It kills all the holidays for me when people start planning so far ahead of time.

    It's still two months away. At this rate do you realize you'll spend 12 years of your life preparing for Christmas?
    Maybe i will spend two months this year and 1 day next year. I don't plan anything i just do it man. I have rapped my gifts the night before christmas many times. Hey i plan on keeping this discussion going until the 24th of December anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DannoXYZ
    I'm constantly shopping, so no last-minutes really. Except if there's a special occasion. But most of the time, I'll spot something that'll be perfect for someone, so I'll grab it! I may or may not wait until their birthday rolls around to give it to 'em. I usually have 1-2 pre-wrapped gifts in the car just in case I forget something important like an anniversary or some such...
    Well thats the way "Your supposed to shop" not me. I get a adrenaline rush shopping and rapping at the last minute.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmclaughlin807
    I've been kicked out of a store at closing time on Christmas Eve before. :-p
    , well i haven't went that far yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mechBgon
    I try not to buy the last minute. It's usually approaching its expiration date, and even if it isn't, why didn't anyone else buy it? Maybe there's something wrong with it Sometimes they're only 56 or 57 seconds, for example.
    Nothing wrong with last minute shopping, i think it will become a sport one day. Extreme shopping "Coming to a theater near you".
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    I'm a last minute shopper. Mostly because xmas is not a holiday I'm enthused about anymore and I rarely know what to buy people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cycle17
    I'm a last minute shopper. Mostly because xmas is not a holiday I'm enthused about anymore and I rarely know what to buy people.
    In the Bible they say christmas is a holiday, whether buying people loads of gifts and dealing with pain in the azz family members is ,well thats anougher topic.
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    Actually, if you look in a full concordance of the Bible, I doubt you'll even find the word "Christmas" anywhere.

    Not saying that it's not a holiday or anything. But I'm pretty sure it's not mentioned by name in the Bible. Or even mentioned as something to celebrate annually. There are other holidays that are mentioned by name and explicitly mentioned as annual holidays. The Passover, for one.

    Anyway, I'm often a last minute shopper. If I get around to shopping at all, that is.
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    I have abolished Christmas this year. Go spend your hard earned money on yourself. Kay bye.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jschen
    Actually, if you look in a full concordance of the Bible, I doubt you'll even find the word "Christmas" anywhere.

    Not saying that it's not a holiday or anything. But I'm pretty sure it's not mentioned by name in the Bible. Or even mentioned as something to celebrate annually. There are other holidays that are mentioned by name and explicitly mentioned as annual holidays. The Passover, for one.

    Anyway, I'm often a last minute shopper. If I get around to shopping at all, that is.
    Well duh ...Mass is a term that came in with Christianity, that is around time the Bible was being compiled (in fact, I don't think the term became common until around 300 AD). Its root is misso ("send"...as Jesus sent out the disciples to tell the good news), and of course it is the term applied to the Catholic litugy. Christ's Mass is the liturgy celebrating the birth of "Ha Christos" or "the annointed one" - Jesus. For the record, the term Christ does appear in the Bible.

    Furthermore, you'll notice none of the Christian holidays (Christmas, Easter, All Saints Day, the Annunciation, the Assumption, etc) are mentioned explicity in the Bible, nor is any formula for them prescribed, as in Passover. The Jewish holy days, which are prescribed, were abandoned as part of the Old Covenant, which is considered superceded by the New Covenant made by Jesus.


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    Quote Originally Posted by iamlucky13
    Well duh ...Mass is a term that came in with Christianity, that is around time the Bible was being compiled (in fact, I don't think the term became common until around 300 AD). Its root is misso ("send"...as Jesus sent out the disciples to tell the good news), and of course it is the term applied to the Catholic litugy. Christ's Mass is the liturgy celebrating the birth of "Ha Christos" or "the annointed one" - Jesus. For the record, the term Christ does appear in the Bible.

    Furthermore, you'll notice none of the Christian holidays (Christmas, Easter, All Saints Day, the Annunciation, the Assumption, etc) are mentioned explicity in the Bible, nor is any formula for them prescribed, as in Passover. The Jewish holy days, which are prescribed, were abandoned as part of the Old Covenant, which is considered superceded by the New Covenant made by Jesus.


    This concludes your force-fed theology lesson for the day. I hope at least tidbits of it were interesting to someone.
    Actually, mass comes fromn a Prechristian Italian penninsula Pagan religion called Mithraism, along with many if the other tenets, including the reverence for children and attitude against abortion or prenatal infanticide as the Mithraists would have referred to it as (But not in English, needless to say!). Xmas is the Winter solistice, Easter is tyhe Equinox originally, and so on. Christianity has borrowed from Egyptian and Hindu Monotheism as well as aspects of Zoroastrianism.
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    Err...I've never heard that history of the term Mass before, but this source concurs with the root "missa." Of course, Latin was derived from several older languages on the Italian penninsula, so I supect we're talking about the same thing.

    I do recognize that much of Judeo-Christian ceremony borrows from other religions. The celebration of the birth of Christ, not being pin-pointed to a particular date, was chosen to coincide with celebrations of the solstice, for example, presumably to displace pagan celebrations.

    Easter, more specifically, is tied to Jewish passover feast, which is the sabbath after the first full moon following the spring equinox, if I remember right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iamlucky13
    Err...I've never heard that history of the term Mass before, but this source concurs with the root "missa." Of course, Latin was derived from several older languages on the Italian penninsula, so I supect we're talking about the same thing.

    I do recognize that much of Judeo-Christian ceremony borrows from other religions. The celebration of the birth of Christ, not being pin-pointed to a particular date, was chosen to coincide with celebrations of the solstice, for example, presumably to displace pagan celebrations.

    Easter, more specifically, is tied to Jewish passover feast, which is the sabbath after the first full moon following the spring equinox, if I remember right.
    We likely are....I think we better be careful though, we may wind up getting this thread moved to P&R!

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    I don't even get my tree until the week before christmas at the latest. I usually do my shopping a week or so before and at night.
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    Yeah...I'm definitely not trying to kill the thread by getting it banished.

    Just harmless trivia.

    Might as well add that the Catholic church officially celebrates Christmas as the 12 days from Dec. 25th until Epiphany. That's where the 12 days of Christmas comes from and part of why it irks me that Hallmark celebrates Christmas for the 2 months before Dec. 25 but ends the holiday at noon of that date...and their consumer minions only extend it until dinnertime.
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