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View Poll Results: When do you do the majority of your Christmas shopping?
Throughout the year 8 32.00%
Black Friday (day after Thanksgiving) 0 0%
Between Thanksgiving and Christmas 12 48.00%
The week before Christmas 4 16.00%
Christmas Eve 0 0%
Christmas Day 0 0%
After Christmas sales 0 0%
I don't shop for Christmas 1 4.00%
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Old 12-21-2006, 09:20 PM   #1
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When do you buy the majority of your Christmas presents?

I tend to buy Christmas gifts throughout the year. If I see something someone will like, if I have the money I get it. I usually have some last-minute things to get in December. My dad always did his on Christmas Eve. He would shut his shop early that day so that he could get it done. My Uncle Glen was the worst! On, I think, more than one occasion he stopped at Thrifty Drugs on the way to our house ON CHRISTMAS DAY and bought our gifts. When he got to our house he sent us out of the room so that he could wrap them!

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Old 12-21-2006, 09:23 PM   #2
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Normally I pretty much have it all done and only have to pick up a few small things but this year I have to do almost all of it tomorrow. I did wait one year to do the major portion on Christmas Eve.......huge mistake. Granted I saved a lot of money but the headache of the hustling and crowded stores wasn't worth it.
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Old 12-21-2006, 09:26 PM   #3
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The week before Christmas, but towards the end of it!
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Old 12-21-2006, 10:12 PM   #4
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I buy throughout the year - I am usually done before Thanksgiving.
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Old 12-21-2006, 10:15 PM   #5
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This is similiar to Alix's poll today, but I basically do my shopping between Thanksgiving and Christmas, though I have a few more things to get.
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Old 12-21-2006, 11:24 PM   #6
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Earlier today!
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Old 12-22-2006, 12:37 AM   #7
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Many presents throughout the year.

And want almost everything bought by early December. Sometimes exigencies require buying into later December, but hate when we have to do that.

When we were first married we killed ourselves shopping in December.

Then one day I woke up and thought that we should go out on one day, we did it one black Friday, and shop as if it was Christmas eve.

It worked! It was a heck of a tiring day, but almost everything was done.

We did not dither, we just bought. And the gifts were as good as we could have gotten if we had spent days looking.

Now we do things more casually, and most of what we buy is from the web.

A few minutes here, a few there, and soon we are finished shopping.

And by knowing what many of our gift recipients like, we can find some very special gifts during the year.

In our opinion, it is the only way to shop.

And we are busy as heck, we are doing this to be efficient.

At least it works for us.

A very Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukah, or a fantastic holiday season to you all.
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Old 12-22-2006, 12:38 AM   #8
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I keep a notebook of family and friends' comments about things they would like to have. As the year passes, I use the notations as a guide to buy things. I also make a large portion of my Christmas gifts. This year it was handmade toys/stuffed animals for the grandchildren and sewn/knitted clothing for my mother-in-law, etc.

I much prefer to customize Christmas gifts for my recipients. I LOVE to sew/knit/crochet/cook, etc. gifts and try to make many of them during the year.

I usually have most of what I want to give ready by the end of October. Everything except, of course, the food items. I try to have those done by the end of the second week of December if they are to be delivered locally.
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Old 12-22-2006, 02:31 PM   #9
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This is similiar to Alix's poll...
This poll was inspired by Alix's poll and by my uncle shopping on Christmas day!

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Old 12-22-2006, 03:36 PM   #10
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I try to get everything done a few weeks before Christmas, but I have one more gift to get Saturday.
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