Putting the “X” in “X-mas”

December 29th, 2008 · 89 comments

“My family moved out of the house we grew up in seven years ago, and our old neighbor sent us this Christmas card,” writes Gloria in Los Angeles. (Gloria herself seems to have made a particularly strong impression.)

Vicki, Tony, Kinda, Tom, Rita, + forgot

Meanwhile, in Providence, R.I., Jessica’s aunt seems to be doing her best to put the “X” in “X-mas.”

Jessica, Aunt Karen bought you a few small items for X-mas. After this you and Kristen are off the list.

related: two birds with one snowman

FILED UNDER: "forgot" · Christmas · family · holiday spirit · Los Angeles · neighbors · signed with love


89 responses so far ↓

  • #1   Lovey

    Could be worse. It could say, “You there” or “The Ugly One”

    Dec 29, 2008 at 10:31 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

     
  • #2   Mishee

    What if her name had been Forgot and they actually forgot it?

    Dec 29, 2008 at 10:32 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #3   orangetiki

    Isn’t that why you write “& Family”

    Dec 29, 2008 at 10:35 am   rating: 55  small thumbs up

     
  • #4   park rose bang

    nah, nah, nah… forgot the condom, but what the fuck, let’s go for it anyway. name (child?) 6 = ‘the accident”. Not that we don’t love you anyway.

    Dec 29, 2008 at 10:35 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

    • #4.1   Lyanthya

      That’s what my parents told me.

      Jan 3, 2009 at 3:07 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.2   park rose bang

      Me too. I wouldn’t worry about it. I never have. I’m sure there are far more “accidentally” conceived children out there, than planned. It stands to reason. As long as you are loved, no problems, right?

      Jan 3, 2009 at 6:29 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #5   Ti O bang

    “The one that wore the helmet all the time.”

    Dec 29, 2008 at 10:39 am   rating: 25  small thumbs up

     
  • #6   unholyghost2003 bang

    wow. I mean we have all been there, right? getting ready to send a card and you realize that you can’t remember everyone’s name … call me crazy … but I just address it to “The Smith Family” rather than drawing attention to the fact that I don’t know all the kids’ names. … but then judging from how scrunched up the “forgot” is it looks almost like Gloria’s existence was forgotten completely … until someone else wandered into the room and said “Wait … they have that other kid … whotsername … you know … the one … with the hair? Wore that shirt that one time … that WAS their kid, right?”

    Dec 29, 2008 at 10:40 am   rating: 37  small thumbs up

    • #6.1   park rose bang

      Forgetting the kids’ names is forgivable. I have trouble with the spouse. Do you know how rude it looks to email, ‘Hey, and by the way, what was your wife’s name again?’ :lol:

      Dec 29, 2008 at 10:45 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.2   agirlie

      “Hi Hank, Hank’s wife…..” It works for Cotton!

      Dec 29, 2008 at 5:02 pm   rating: 14  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.3   aaa

      Maybe Cotton just got out of the habit of remembering more than a few names at a time. I mean, all his friends are named either Fatty, Brooklyn, or Stinky. And Luanne did become Missy Melons.

      Dec 29, 2008 at 6:17 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.4   incuvana bang

      At least the ex-neighbor didn’t write “, + forgot” in different colored ink.

      Dec 29, 2008 at 9:08 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.5   Juliet

      That’s what I would write once I’d written out all the names, not realizing I didn’t know them all… doh!

      Dec 29, 2008 at 11:28 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #7   fantasy bang

    Oh right, remember the birth of Jesus a gazillion years ago but not that one kids name……. Gloria, right !

    Dec 29, 2008 at 10:51 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

     
  • #8   Mishee bang

    Wow kerry is messing with my head this morning.

    Anyways, I guess I would rather be off the list instead of on the list… no wait.. I guess that joke only works with “better to be pissed off than pissed on”

    *sigh* Monday… the four day holiday weekend’s cruel sister….

    Dec 29, 2008 at 10:55 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #9   unholyghost2003 bang

    O.K. on note 2 … I have to ask … are Jessica and Kristen “off the list” because they are now “grown-ups” and there is a “no gifts between adults” policy? Or are Aunt Karen & Uncle Louis some of those asshats who only read 1/2 of Emily Post? You know the ones … they get all pissy about not getting a Thank You note … but don’t think about the fact that you thanked them at the time when you received the gift.

    Dec 29, 2008 at 10:59 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

    • #9.1   claw71 bang

      I don’t give gifts to my nieces an nephews. It’s nothing against them, mind you, I’m just a little bit upset with my sister. You see, she told me she was on the pill and I believed her.

      Dec 29, 2008 at 12:48 pm   rating: 48  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.2   secondsout bang

      Just give them a banjo, or a Larry the Cable Guy CD. Whatever it is that the inbred kids are into these days.

      Dec 29, 2008 at 6:22 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.3   aaa

      White bread and Miracle Whip are also good. For the inbred kids, I mean. You don’t eat that shit if your family tree forks.

      Dec 29, 2008 at 6:25 pm   rating: 16  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #10   park rose bang

    Uncle Louie and Aunt???

    Well, if Uncle Louie gives you a few small items and then considers you off the list, consider yourself lucky.

    Dec 29, 2008 at 11:02 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #10.1   Juliet

      But why, why would you write that in a card? Being old enough to be off the list is more of an unspoken thing. One year the presents just stop. And it’s okay because you just don’t want people you don’t know well buying clothes for you.

      Dec 29, 2008 at 11:31 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.2   park rose bang

      I was just imagining “Uncle Louie ” as some kind of Mafia Don, so I wasn’t sure what kind of list he usually wrote ;) True, I was a bit tipsy when I came up with my bon mot, so it made poifect sense to me, but alas, not to anyone else.

      Jan 2, 2009 at 10:30 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #11   park rose bang

    Card one, how canibals get down at Christmas.

    Dec 29, 2008 at 11:09 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #11.1   Canthz_B bang

      Mmm, Jesus with mint jelly! They don’t call him the Lamb of God for nothing!

      Dec 30, 2008 at 1:07 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #12   Mishee bang

    Note #2 is obviously penned by a woman’s hand… Why is Aunt Karen talking about herself in the third person?

    Dec 29, 2008 at 11:09 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

    • #12.1   Lovey

      Maybe some other cousin wrote it while helping out Aunt Karen with her Christmas cards. I guess said brown nosing cousin REALLY wants to be on the list.

      Dec 29, 2008 at 11:35 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.2   secondsout bang

      Or maybe Karen and Louie are actually cross-dressers whose real names are Kevin and Lorraine. Lorraine was behind the feminine hand-writing, but referring to Karen in her drag persona.

      Or maybe she’s like Bob Dole and refers to herself in the 3rd person a fair amount.

      Dec 29, 2008 at 6:25 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #13   Mishee bang

    What Gloria neglected to mention was the reason they moved out of the neighborhood was because they were Jewish and their ultraconservative, pushy neighbors kept sending them Christmas cards referencing the birth of Jesus in it!

    I mean, really! How un-PC. Don’t you know they are called Holiday cards now? Sheesh!

    Dec 29, 2008 at 11:12 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #14   Ti O bang

    Uncle Louis?Aunt Lois the effeminate Uncle who is married to the extremely cheap and professional dominatrix Aunt Karen.

    Dec 29, 2008 at 11:17 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #14.1   Mishee bang

      Timo, yes, that could be it.

      But then again, you seem to know alot about cheap, professional dominatrixes…

      I’m jus’ sayin’…

      Dec 29, 2008 at 11:43 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.2   Ti O bang

      Somehow I do seem to know a lot of cheap professional dominatrixes Mishee. Jus’ saying. :razz:

      Dec 29, 2008 at 11:52 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.3   Shawn

      Or dominatrices even.

      Jus’ sayin’

      Dec 29, 2008 at 11:55 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.4   Ti O bang

      Either way.
      Jus’ saying. :razz:

      dom·i·na·trix Pronunciation Key
      n. pl. dom·i·na·trix·es or dom·i·na·tri·ces

      http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/dominatrixes

      Dec 29, 2008 at 12:04 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.5   Mishee bang

      I actually debated about how I should word that…

      I was gonna go for dominatri…

      Dec 29, 2008 at 12:12 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.6   Canthz_B bang

      Dominatra! LOL

      Dec 29, 2008 at 12:13 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.7   Saysh bang

      Hey guys.. stop talking about me like that :-P

      Dec 29, 2008 at 12:54 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #15   Ti O bang

    Blerg! Nevermind.

    Dec 29, 2008 at 11:50 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #16   MW

    In my family you’re off the list when you forget the thank you cards! Maybe that’s what happened here.

    Dec 29, 2008 at 12:10 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #17   Canthz_B bang

    Dear Aunt Karen,

    You’ve just made my list.

    Love,
    Jessica

    Dec 29, 2008 at 12:10 pm   rating: 43  small thumbs up

     
  • #18   Becky

    Wow… that’s just bitchy with a bow!

    Dec 29, 2008 at 12:17 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

     
  • #19   aaa

    “May the good will and peace of this Christmas season be yours throughout the coming year.”

    But you only get a year’s worth of good will and peace. Once it’s Christmas 09, you and Kristen will only receive a nihilistic sense of emptiness.

    Dec 29, 2008 at 12:31 pm   rating: 40  small thumbs up

     
  • #20   funkychick

    I think Jessica & Kristen are off the list because they either turned 18 or finally moved out of their parents’ place.

    You are off my list when you either turn 18, quit school, or steal something from my house. We are quite the dysfuctional family!

    Dec 29, 2008 at 12:33 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #21   aaa

    Y’know, I wish my schizophrenic aunt would take me the fuck off her list. I’m tired of getting useless shit she picked up from Walgreens and pictures of her and her million cats. >:c

    Dec 29, 2008 at 12:34 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

    • #21.1   Krystal Pistol

      Fluffy and Mr. Whiskerkins told me to buy the tiny shampoos for you. We don’t question Fluffy and Mr. Whiskerkins or we get the hose again.

      Dec 30, 2008 at 4:01 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #21.2   anglophile bang

      Is that you, Cousin?

      Dec 30, 2008 at 9:47 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #22   claw71 bang

    There’s really nothing more passive-aggressive than a Christmas card. People get so smug about sending them out and if they get theirs to you before you get your own in the mail they know that you only sent it in response and that makes them better than you. They’ll never come right out and say it, they just ooze it. They stink of the sense of smug satisfaction that wafts off of somebody who actually believes that Jesus is keeping track.

    But I wonder if Jesus is keeping track of these people who crank out their cards with an Access-based macro. Do you get heaven points if you mass-mailed your cards? Does the thought really count when the only thought you put into your holiday correspondance was cut and paste message lifted from a website full of pithy seasonal quotes? I don’t think so.

    I also don’t think that Christmas is the time of year to rub religion in the face of your favorite atheist. Why is it the guy who expresses the tiniest agnostic thought gets bombarded with the most overtly religious cards? Did they run out of Shoebox cards at the card store or do you really think you’re going to save a wayward soul with a heaping helping of sanctimony sent through the USPS?

    Dec 29, 2008 at 12:40 pm   rating: 26  small thumbs up

    • #22.1   Bunnee

      Absolutely, Claw. There are some people who celebrate Christmas with no religion at all! That’s why we bought Snoopy cards this year and then never sent them…. :wink:

      Dec 29, 2008 at 12:48 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.2   aaa

      I’m agnostic, and I’m the only person I know that sends out Christmas cards. But then again, I think religious Christmas sucks hardcore and send out hilarious commercial Christmas cards from Engrish.

      Dec 29, 2008 at 12:48 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.3   Cookieput

      I am anti-card, every card, for every situation. I’ll write you a letter if it’s your birthday or I miss you. I think pre-made cards are a waste of money and resources.

      I am ruthless. When my uninitiated friends hand me a card, I read it, say “thank you” with a smile and throw it away right in front of them .

      They can’t really argue any reason why I shouldn’t. It’s not a family heirloom, meant to be passed on to my children’s children. It’s disposable schmaltz.

      Amazingly, I still have friends and family who talk to me. I guess I pull this shit with a amazing amount of charm.

      Dec 29, 2008 at 1:36 pm   rating: 17  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.4   aaa

      Wow, that’s really rude. Here’s hoping you don’t end up on Etiquette Hell.

      Dec 29, 2008 at 2:03 pm   rating: 16  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.5   Canthz_B bang

      I don’t do cards. I’m a traditionalist, so if I can’t get my hands on frankincense or myrrh, I don’t generally give gifts either. Gold is for investing in, not giving…times are tough all over.

      Dec 29, 2008 at 2:21 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.6   Rebecca

      lol Cookieput – I do cards, but I make my own and I’m pretty cutthroat about it. this christmas I received a card in the mail before the 25th from my aunt and smiled and enjoyed it for approximately 4 seconds, then tossed it in the “reuse” pile. the xmas tree on the front got repurposed into a new card for an out-of-country relative.
      i usually keep ones that are handmade or otherwise cool; all others go in the garbage promptly or into the reuse file.

      Dec 29, 2008 at 4:06 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.7   Cookieput

      Fear not, Rebecca. In my sapphic circle, there are plenty of crafty gals and I keep the handmade stuff. I also give fair warning. I tell my loved ones as my birthday and holidays approach that I hate Hallmark and will throw theirs away. Only one or two still call my bluff.

      aaa, if I end up in Etiquette Hell, I will send you a card. ;-)

      Dec 29, 2008 at 8:03 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.8   mamason bang

      Will it be a homemade card? ;-)

      Dec 29, 2008 at 8:48 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.9   Charlie bang

      I never do the mass Christmas card sending. I don’t even remember my own address sometimes, so how the hell am I supposed to remember addresses of people I don’t even like? I’ll buy maybe three individual cards that I personalize to my parents, inlaws, and hubby.

      Dec 30, 2008 at 4:09 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.10   Bunnee

      We celebrate Christmas without religion, the way God intended.

      Dec 30, 2008 at 9:45 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.11   Hoodlum

      I send or give cards unsigned – unmarked in any way – so the people can re-give them if they want to. I’m thoughtful like that.

      Dec 30, 2008 at 11:11 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.12   uncrafty sapphic

      Cookieput, that is pretty rude – fine to be anti-card for yourself, but to throw away something someone chose for you just to make your tiny, tiny point is pathetic. Unless.. did you just make this up to explain why you never have any birthday cards? ‘Oh, cards? I had loads, but I totally threw them away as soon as I got them. Made my grandma cry and everything, it was awesome.’

      Jan 6, 2009 at 8:14 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #23   Sue Do Nim

    Did Kristen get her own you’re-off-the- list card or did Jessica have to break the news to her?

    Someone needs to show Aunt Thaun where to sign cards.

    Dec 29, 2008 at 12:44 pm   rating: 13  small thumbs up

    • #23.1   Goldie

      Aunt Thaux and Uncle Hornie are by far my favorite relatives. Now that they took me off their list, I have to buy my own edible underwear. Not to mention I miss their Christmas parties. Ah, all the hours we kids used to spend in Uncle Hornie’s bedroom every Christmas Eve. Fun times. Now they don’t invite us anymore. They sent us a note, something about no longer being in the nymphet age group, I couldn’t figure out the rest because Auntie Thaux’s handwriting, frankly, sucks.

      Dec 29, 2008 at 5:38 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #24   aaa

    Too bad people are too spineless to send cards that say “Hey Fatty! I think you suck balls, and that’s why you’re not getting any more Xmas gifts.” That would make the holidays way more exciting.

    Dec 29, 2008 at 12:56 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #24.1   Rebecca

      My mom was wondering about this, this Christmas; the issue of when to stop giving her nieces and nephews money. I’m sure one Christmas she’ll finally do it; somehow I don’t think the change in routine will be accompanied with a card such as this.
      I could possibly see some of my relatives being this blunt though. I don’t think I’d be offended.

      Dec 29, 2008 at 4:11 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.2   Rebecca

      oops, i didn’t mean this to be a reply to aaa, oh well.

      Dec 29, 2008 at 4:12 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.3   aaa

      Even though you didn’t mean to reply to me, I’ll reply back just for the hell of it.

      I’m 20 still get money from the aunts and uncles. Although I’m not quite sure if it’s because each side of my family is tiny or because I threatened to cut their balls off if they didn’t keep the cash flowing.

      Dec 29, 2008 at 6:23 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.4   mamason bang

      I find it very interesting that your aunts and uncles have balls. ;-)

      Dec 29, 2008 at 8:52 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.5   Goldie

      Only while the cash is flowing. With the recession being what it is, soon enough aaa’s aunts will be separated from their teabags.
      Scary.

      Dec 29, 2008 at 10:08 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.6   Vampy

      I’m 35 and still get $50 from my uncle every year. He gives the same amount to each of his neices and nephews, all of us are out of school, three of us are married, two are engaged and the youngest is living with his girlfriend. I’ve no idea how long he plans to keep that up.

      In my family as soon as you are out of school you stop getting Xmas gifts from each member of the family and end up in the Xmas draw.

      Dec 30, 2008 at 9:54 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.7   aaa

      In my family, everybody has balls. Mine just happen to be in about a dozen different mason jars up on the mantle.

      But yeah. I bought a few more jars in preparation for next Christmas. I do hope the economy picks up eventually. My emasculator broke and I don’t really feel like getting a new one. Oh well, you do what you have to do.

      Dec 30, 2008 at 12:46 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.8   Rebecca

      I’m sure my Mom would give $$ to my cousins until the world died, but since some of her brothers and sisters have stopped giving to their nephews/nieces, she’s forced to reconsider, so as not to stand out.

      Dec 30, 2008 at 2:21 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.9   se

      aaa, umm, how many balls did you have and who cut them off and put them in jars?

      Dec 30, 2008 at 3:02 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #25   Juliet

    Sometimes it is in the details – Has no one yet commented on “Uxcle Louis” yet? Uxcle? Check it out, there are maybe more ‘n’s that are written as ‘x’s.

    And what is the aunt’s name? Is it Yharen? Oops, I mean, Yharex.

    Dec 29, 2008 at 11:12 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #26   Canthz_B bang

    May the birth of What’s-his-name be at the heart of your Christmas celebration.

    Dec 30, 2008 at 12:40 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

     
  • #27   Scarlet

    Maybe Jessica and Kristen are girlfriend and girlfriend and the aunt and uncle don’t approve. So they are sending a Happy Jesus but very Hateful message.

    If that’s the case, then they are true asshats.

    Dec 30, 2008 at 1:16 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #27.1   oh really

      I can actually totally see that being the issue there–with the way they went to great lengths to put “JESSICA” over the top of the verse in the card and then address the note below it to her as well. I could see that being a situation where she lives with someone they don’t approve of and they want to make sure they know this card is ONLY for Jessica. No Christmas card for that other person she’s with that they refuse to accept in her life and their family.

      Dec 30, 2008 at 4:37 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #27.2   Suzi

      This is what I assumed and I thought it odd that everyone else thought it was a family issue. To me it’s a total jerk issue.

      Jan 4, 2009 at 3:40 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #28   Sandy

    My boyfriend and I have been living together for ten years and some of his family members still aren’t quite sure what I am….not quite an in-law, not quite a stranger, and damn, she keeps showing up at holiday gatherings and eating the food!

    From the time his nieces were about 10 to 18 I stupidly persisted in giving each girl thoughtful, often relatively expensive ($50 or more) items…..probably out of an ill-conceived desire to prove my legitimacy as a quasi-relative to the family.

    For one year the parents made the girls send me thank you notes. No thank you notes, phone calls, or any acknowledgement that I existed from then on.

    This year they turned 18 and they didn’t get a damned thing. Not giving into that tribal mindfuck of “I’m kind of a family member, please like me, pretty please!” thing again.

    Sand

    Dec 30, 2008 at 7:20 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #28.1   Canthz_B bang

      Maybe they think you’re like this.

      Dec 30, 2008 at 9:29 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #29   Jacqueline

    my grandparents had a policy with all their kids/grand kids that when they turn 16 they got one last gift and after that we were cut off. when i turned 16 i got a birthday card from my grandparents that said something along the lines of “happy birthday, now that you’re 16 you will no longer receive any more gifts from us.” i think that they were trying to fool my parents, as i had never once received a birthday/christmas/any other type of gift from them for as long as i can remember; i have always been the unloved grandchild. i never said anything about it to my parents, but after this, and a note on the christmas card that year that was similar, i told them about how i had never gotten anything while all my other cousins and brothers had, but never said anything because i didn’t want to “create waves”. 6 years later and i still have never received anything from them, i no longer get christmas cards but everyone else does get them on christmas morning, along with a cheque for $25, even though they are all beyond the age of 16.

    Dec 31, 2008 at 11:19 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #29.1   Jinx

      I’d give them a dictionary with the word subtle high lighted next Christmas. XP

      Jan 3, 2009 at 3:15 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #29.2   uncrafty sapphic

      Jacqueline, that is so sad. I’m so sorry your grandparents are such assholes. You are the bigger person for never mentioning it. If I knew your address, I’d send you a Christmas card right now!

      Jan 6, 2009 at 8:20 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #29.3   emy

      That IS really sad. Plus, this whole thread has made me wonder why the money stops at 16 or 18 or whatever–when really, that is when you start to need money the most. None of my relatives send me money for Christmas or birthdays anymore, now that i’m at university and could really, really use it. Sure, £10 or whatever might be more exciting when you’re 8 but now it would buy me some food for this week. All I have in the fridge right now is salsa and yogurt, so that tenner would be much appreciated.

      Jan 20, 2009 at 10:32 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #30   bobby

    I feel like if they are telling them you you are off the list it is a joke. This seems like a misunderstood attempt at humor to me. Is your relationship with them like that at all? Or are they very serious and always blunt about things like this?

    Jan 2, 2009 at 12:38 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #31   Jinx

    My mom used to give to her nieces and nephews until her siblings all moved out of a 20 minute driving range. She sees it as I spent money on a gift, you can use your gas to pick it up. All my uncles and aunt agreed to it, but never showed up. My mom is afraid to send it to them because she thinks the post office will steal it. So, now, they’re off the list so to speak. I think they’re just avoiding us but oh well. They’re just money grubbers and their kids get more than the customary $50 that seems the norm and the 5-25 I got before I hit 18. Yes, I seriously got 5 bucks from people who making a lot of money. So, I’m not too sad my mom’s not throwing money at their kids.

    Jan 3, 2009 at 3:22 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #32   Mo

    My grandma decided that this year would be the last year she gets gifts for the over-eighteen crowd. We understand completely, I’ve got about 13 cousins, but I wish she had done it this year. It was a little embarrassing to watch my sister open panties (in front of said 13 cousins, aunts and uncles plus cousin boyfriends and girlfriends) and to figure out what she meant by giving me a book on co-dependency. Um, yeah, please take me off the list!

    Jan 4, 2009 at 5:19 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #33   christine

    i think i’d prefer the “off the list” warning than what i got from my aunt and uncle — they just out of the blue stopped buying presents for all the teenage and up cousins… while all the rest of the family still buys stuff for their 25 year old son (this happened a couple years ago and we still get him gifts, that takes balls)

    Jan 5, 2009 at 12:29 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #34   Kate

    I was “Frau….” on the work Christmas card. Niiice!

    Jan 8, 2009 at 12:14 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #35   Liza

    Folks, the best part of jessica’s card is that the cover is a little snowman in an adorable hat looking up at the stars. The caption says, “You are not alone!”

    No word of a lie.

    Jan 29, 2009 at 11:34 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
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