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To think there's nothing wrong with all the Facebook "look at all these xmas presents" photos

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As Christmas dawns I'm reminded of numerous AIBU threads whereby people moan about folk that post photos on FB showing all the xmas gifts they've bought for their kids.

Personally, I love it when people post these photos. I'm a self-confessed shopaholic and love having a good gander at the photos to get ideas for what to look for in the January sales. I'm also a nosy cow.

Am I in the minority? Do most people hate these photos?

mrsjay Tue 29-Oct-13 22:37:00

dunno who comes to your house yourbeing cos santa comes to ours and the dds -15and20 love santa coming wink

TooTabooToBOOOOO Tue 29-Oct-13 22:38:21

*I don't FB on Xmas day at all - I go on Christmas Eve when I'm sat, alone, glass of wine in hand, DD in bed (and DS this year - squeeeeeeee! 9 mo at Xmas, far too exciting)

I suppose that's one reason why I enjoy putting it on FB as I am able to share the excitement. Otherwise it's just me looking at the dog and asking her "so, pretty cool eh?" grin

TooTabooToBOOOOO Tue 29-Oct-13 22:38:57

mrsjay - I was wondering the same, maybe she's Jewish?? grin

YoureBeingAnAnyFuckerFan Tue 29-Oct-13 22:41:16

hmm Because santa is all to do with religion.

TooTabooToBOOOOO Tue 29-Oct-13 22:43:02

oh I do love it when I interact with somebody with a pole shoved up their arse.

G'night all.

mrsjay Tue 29-Oct-13 22:46:44

well the baby jesus isn't going to magic himself down the chimney is it, Christmas presents it a tradition and how people want to celebrate (ornot) is their business nobody elses

YoureBeingAnAnyFuckerFan Tue 29-Oct-13 22:52:20

Well when you start making fun of people for having a different opinion than you, you cant really be surprised that they dont high five you. I didnt poke fun at you. I asked why you did what you do. Why did you start questioning my religion because i pointed out that i was the person who put the presents under my tree? You can dislike my opinion and your free to express that but just because you disagree doesnt mean i have a pole shoved up my ass ( vile expression btw)

TooTabooToBOOOOO Tue 29-Oct-13 22:53:53

Oh get down off your highhorse.

I wasn't making fun of you. I mistakenly thought we were having idle chat.

You are obviously reading more into my comments than I ever intended.

YoureBeingAnAnyFuckerFan Tue 29-Oct-13 22:54:11

And i agree its people's own business but this is a thread on a public forum that invited discussion on the topic. We are all familiar with how MN works so dont be surprised if when you post something, someone comments on it.

YoureBeingAnAnyFuckerFan Tue 29-Oct-13 22:55:28

No we werent having an idle chat. You started talking about me to another poster you didnt address that to me.

TooTabooToBOOOOO Tue 29-Oct-13 22:55:53

you're preaching to the converted there.

mrsjay Tue 29-Oct-13 22:55:55

because PARENTS have enjoyed playing santa for years I dont see anything wrong with saying he has been it is just silliness amongst the adults thats all

usualsuspect Tue 29-Oct-13 22:55:59

Maybe you should lighten up a bit?

Famzilla Tue 29-Oct-13 22:56:52

Not really digging the whole "she's Jewish because she doesn't believe in Santa" thing someone seems to have going on here but whatever.

I don't like the pictures. As someone said up thread I find it boastful & vulgar. Just like I cringe when people upload pictures of their valentines gifts or post statuses documenting every part of their "super awesome amazing" day with "the best hubby in the world". Just feels so competitive & insensitive, like it's being done to make others jealous sometimes. I appreciate not everyone is like that, but Facebook brings out the worse in people.

YoureBeingAnAnyFuckerFan Tue 29-Oct-13 22:57:36

Thanks for answering my question mrsjay. Thats all you/anyone needed to do.

TooTabooToBOOOOO Tue 29-Oct-13 22:57:48

I was having idle chat.

You are spoiling for a fight. Bad day? Me too, shittest of days.

Come here for idle chat.

I shall think of you fondly on Xmas Eve.

TooTabooToBOOOOO Tue 29-Oct-13 22:59:34

Oh dear me, I really did not mean to diss the entire Jewish community by that one throw away comment.

Christmas isn't a Jewish celebration that's all I was inferring.

It. Was. A. Joke. (and a really crap one at that)

usualsuspect Tue 29-Oct-13 23:01:02

Its not boasting ffs

Thank fuck I don't have miserable buggers on my FB

YoureBeingAnAnyFuckerFan Tue 29-Oct-13 23:01:03

Im really not spoiling for a fight. I asked you a question about why you do on xmas eve. Asking why you did it. You then started talking about me with another poster. Referring to me as 'she' and questioning my religion because i asked you to explain why you did what you did. I dont know why you had that response to my question.

mrsjay Tue 29-Oct-13 23:02:27

I thought it was pretty clear people are playing santa <shrug>

GiddyStars Tue 29-Oct-13 23:04:29

<rings gentle sleigh bells to get attention> grin

Foot prints = cut out a foot print in 2 parts like a boot print template and sprinkle fake snow bits (screwed up paper stuff). I'm not a Christmas fanatic and it takes no time at all but the DC LOVE it. Especially as we don't have a chimney so I say FC was naughty and didn't wipe his feet when he left the north pole. Causes much hilarity I admit they are an easy bunch to amuse

YoureBeingAnAnyFuckerFan Tue 29-Oct-13 23:04:41

It wasnt clear to me why people were playing santa to other adults. The dcs, yes obviously. But i dont get why people do it on fb.

TooTabooToBOOOOO Tue 29-Oct-13 23:05:25

Haven't done footprints before, DD is possibly too old now I think she is humouring me grin

I shall save that one for DS in a few years.

I know a woman who is a bit obsessed with material possessions. She posted her Christmas mountain of presents, a slightly smaller mountain for Christmas Eve, another mountain for her birthday a few days earlier and a Christmas book tree with just piles of books underneath. Every gift bought, wrapped and labelled by her, with an equal number for her daughter and herself. The weirdest and saddest part is that they are bankrupt and she is divorced from her long suffering husband, and living in a crappy trailer with no heating and squalid conditions. The kid has no space to use her hundreds of new toys. Just the strangest situation.

LordPalmerston Wed 30-Oct-13 04:01:36

I just hate Facebook

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