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Christmas Seems to Always Go Wrong

Why does everything seems to go wrong at Christmas time for me?

Now I can’t offer much of a Christmas for my kids so depressing time of year. 😞

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  1. Dave Valente Dave Valente says:

    Good time to teach them the true meaning. Everyone’s so caught up in spending money it’s crazy! I get it but why?

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  2. Maja Black Maja Black says:

    Christmas isn’t about gifts, it is about visiting family, making ornaments together, and clearly if you are this poor the Christmas bureau will help…. This seems like a post where you want everyone to just say “please take this”

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  3. Christmas should not be about the presents. I get it. You want give your kids the world. And it sucks that some families can be so competitive. But teaching your kids to see the blessings no matter how small and to be grateful is so much more important than money spent on temporary happiness.

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  4. Lori Balmer Lori Balmer says:

    A lot of people don’t have much but you make it great by the people you have with you ,yes it sucks when kids can’t have much for Christmas but it’s about love not things

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  5. I went thru the same thing last year so this year, I decided to shop used just to be sure my boy had somethings to unwrap christmas morning. We shopped facebook edmonton buy and sell sites! great deals like new toys and a happy boy christmas day

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  6. I remember spending time with family. Playing in the snow with my brother. Watching Christmas movies, reading Christmas books and listening to Christmas music until I was so very sick of every song.
    I remember a few gifts I was given but to be honest the memories of spending time with my fam are way more special to me.

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  7. Christmas is a depressing time of year for many. Some because of funds, some because of loneliness, some because of the loss of loved ones. Make the most of it and know you are blessed because you have loved ones. Apply for Christmas care and make this Christmas about being together! You don’t need ridiculously expensive gifts to have a great Christmas! Be grateful for all that you do have, I would love to have my family with me for Christmas but that isn’t going to happen cause my Dad died when I was a kid and my children will be spending Christmas in another province, but I will be blessed to be spending Christmas with the love of my life and great friends…it’s what we make of it.

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  8. Dee Arcand Dee Arcand says:

    Contact the Christmas bureau

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  9. Kayla Setter Kayla Setter says:

    Is it too late to apply for a Christmas hamper? I think they usually give a few gifts. Last year we did all of our Christmas shopping for the kids at dollar tree. $40 went a long ways. You may not have that in your budget but it’s a suggestion maybe you can make work for you.

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  10. Christmas is not about presents !

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  11. Kelli Murphy Kelli Murphy says:

    It is funny though…it comes at the same time every year. So you have a year to try to make it better for next year. And it doesn’t have to be about huge sacrifices, and pricey presents, that’s not what christmas is about.

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  12. I guess it’s how you raise your child. My 5 year old son is getting one gift from me. I’ve told everyone if they want to get my son and I a gift they can donate money to Hope Lives Here Animal Rescue. My son understands that Christmas is about helping others and spending time with your family. I’ve explained to him that there are animals that need help, so any Christmas money meant for us will be donated to the rescue where we got his dog.

    Some times life gets in the way and you can’t buy presents. But that doesn’t mean Christmas is ruined. You make the most of what you have. Even if it’s just one small gift or just spending time as a family without gifts. Society has ruined the true meaning of Christmas.

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  13. Chris Dumais Chris Dumais says:

    Obviously because you suck at life.

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    • Chris Dumais Chris Dumais says:

      Fun fact, Christmas is the same time EVERY year! Makes preparing for it SUPER easy! My wife and I buy presents for our kids months and months and months in advance. Usually by September/October we have all of our shopping done. I understand that shit happens, but crying about not being able to buy presents is just stupid.

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    • Two person household that are working do you ever stop to think about what a single income with children is like?!
      Don’t be a dick it goes a lot farther in life !

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    • Chris Dumais Chris Dumais says:

      My wife doesn’t work and we have 2 kids but thanks!

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  14. Ive started with my grand daughter doing for others. Present is something she really wants. And within limit. I’ve been without a job / insurance and money is def not here this year. We are doin lots of family things and for her that’s ok

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  15. Marie says:

    Maybe because you let yourself or lead yourself to seemingly believe everything has gone wrong for YOU!

    Change your thinking and make the best of what you do have and think what you can give to your children … ‘something that money just can’t buy’ – Do you get that?

    Those little things in life, the things money can’t buy are “priceless” … and I mean you can’t put a price on them.

    Think out-of-the-box. Think ‘real’ … Think about what is really important in life. Not just your life – but life in general.

    TOO many people with the same ‘cry … whoa poor me’ … as you … are the shallow people who are too-wrapped-up-in-presents (pun intended).

    Give your children what in the end… what later in their life… they will figure out and learn for themselves is valuable. Give them something from Mom. (assuming you’re mom). Wouldn’t you love to hear someday, your children talking/reminiscing of the time(s) y’all didn’t have much … hear them say to you; “but mom, you made things happen, you made things fun, we had the best time ever!”

    Instill that in your children. They will remember and they will thank you, later.

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  16. Not sure whst sex of your children are but i have some new teddy bears and excellent used toys you could have. I know the toys aren’t brand smacking new but you can have them. As well as books. I can relate to your comment. Just need to contact me.

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  17. Rowena Eger Rowena Eger says:

    Please make use of our many foundations/charities,and churches in the city. If you just reach out the help is there. I remember getting Santa’s Anonymous as a child,there was no shame or ill feelings just joy at a new toy,at the time I did not know our turkey came from a food hamper,I just knew my mom sang all day basting that turkey. Help is available if you are able to ask for it.

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  18. Margy Sharon Margy Sharon says:

    Unfortunately lotsa people in the same hardships as you! Christmas is now way too comercialized and many folks have lost the true meaning of Christmas. I’m sure you still have time to apply for a hamper and gifts through the Christmas Bureau

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  19. If this happens every year for you change it! Plan ahead, start your shopping or at least saving early. I finished my Christmas shopping mid October which is great as I ended up in hospital for 6 weeks. You actually can’t complain about things you have control over.

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  20. It’s not about the gifts. And, the children need to be taught that. How your children perceive Christmas is all down to the parents.

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  21. Does no one watch Christmas movies … I feel like u just laid out the plot for every Christmas movie ever lol. And i agree 100 percent

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  22. My son is more than provided for. Does he need one particular day a year to get a bunch of useless shit he doesn’t need?? Hell no. Does his father and I ensure that he understands how fortunate he is?? We sure do.

    I’m not raising my son to believe life is about materialistic things. I’m raising my son to have strong morals, values and beliefs. Society has put so much pressure on parents to keep with the Jonses. Families are starting to lose touch with what the holidays really mean. No parent should ever feel inadequate because they can’t pile a bunch of gifts under a Christmas tree. I couldn’t imagine how these parents who are truly trying must feel.

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  23. Our family doesn’t have much, but you wanna know what makes my children happy at Christmas time? Giving to other’s! Like sponsoring a family in need or hardship, helping someone have the Dinner, it feels great and they love to do it! We exchange a gift or two and go for our Country Christmas morning drive, our tradition!

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  24. Heather Lee Heather Lee says:

    I’m sorry you’re in a valley right now. Please don’t let the commercialism of Christmas set your heart tone. I did a Q and A with my kids after one particularly pricey Christmas, it was out of control and their answers changed everything. Out of all the crab and corruption of Christmas gifts that they were given, they didn’t recall notta one OP. Notta one, but.. BUT they did remember what we did and the moments they enjoyed most. It really is about relationship building and memories. If you want some options/ideas PM me, i’ve got lots of both. God Bless.

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  25. christmas is a commercial venture. If you are a true Cristian it should not be about gifts, if you are not a christian then why are you celebrating it at all? I understand kids expect the world for this day but maybe they are having unrealistic expectations.

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  26. They don’t remember the stuff. They remember how they felt and who they were with.

    If they’re young enough to be truly disappointed by no gifts try contacting a local church group

    If it’s just less than the norm, this is a good opportunity to teach them it’s not about quantity.

    I get it, for the last several years it’s felt like I’ve had a laundry list of repairs due right before the holidays (including a flat tire Christmas Eve 25 minutes before the repair shop closed and I had 300km of driving ahead of me). You can’t plan for it all, but you can start new traditions that take the focus away from the gifts.

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  27. Instead of spending money; spend time!
    Create some fun. I like making cookies then giving them away, looking at Christmas lights around the neighbourhood; watching Christmas movies. It’s the feeling you get at Christmas not the gifts!

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