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I Used to Peek In Christmas Gifts

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    During the winter break, my mother would be at work during the day and I would be home by myself. One day, I walked past the Christmas tree, and noticed that my mother had spent the entire night before wrapping presents. Always being the curious one, my goal of the day was to...
    kulashka kulashka 18-21, F Sep 10, 2011

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     I used to always peek, I could sniff out the hardest to find hiding places. But by the time I got to be ten or eleven, I realised it was much more fun to actually be surprised than to have to act surprised..... 
    blackcat blackcat 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 1, 2008

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    Excited And Curious

    When I was younger...actually now that I think about it I still do... so yeah, I still peek in christmas gifts lol. I get curious and want to know what i'm getting, I think everyone still does this. But when I was younger I tried to feel a christmas gift and It made noises, I was...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F Jul 13, 2012

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    A Long Time Ago

    I would sneak into the family room where the christmas gifts were. I would take a gift and peel off some of the wrapping that was directed towards the tree. That way, if someone was looking at the gifts, they wouldn't be able to see the paper was torn. I figured if I peeled back...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 9, 2011

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    Did Not Matter Really

    as a rule the boxes for me wereemoty of just little stuff.........................................................
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M Sep 10, 2011

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    "Peek" Might be an Understatement

    I would unwrap everything, try on, play with and carefully rehearse reactions in advance. And I still do :). If the thing isn't so great, I practice acting the right amount of happy. If it's just what I always wanted, I gotta have the perfect surprised look ready to go. The thing...
    sun67girl sun67girl 41-45, F Dec 6, 2012

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    Be Careful Not to Tear the Wrapping Paper!

    I was showed this skill by other siblings, be very careful not to tear the wrapping paper! Just carefully pull the tape off of one end and look inside. Just to make sure the tape would continue to pull away you  where to turn that end so that it wasn't seen. If mistakes...
    closedin closedin 41-45 2 Responses Sep 30, 2008

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    It Was Only One Year

    I had just been told at a very young age the truth about Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny, too. I found a bag in one of the closets that was full of [as yet] unwrapped Christmas presents. I started looking inside boxes. I had only managed a couple of these when Mom came in and...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F May 21, 2013

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    NOT Me ... I'm a Angle

    i can't remember what year it started or but I no why started doing it   my sis was my teacher and the one who showed me "see there's no Santa" then she helped me remember where all the hiding spots was. all of that was the easy stuff the REAL trick is...
    MomaLibra MomaLibra 22-25, F 4 Responses Oct 1, 2008

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    Sneaking Around

    I was nine at the time and I just found out Santa wasn't a legit person. My mom and dad were out shopping and I was alone in the house.I go sneaking around trying to find my present... but unfortunately my parents pulled in before i noticed and found me looking..looking at a cell...
    valililly valililly 18-21, F Feb 5, 2012

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    I Was An Expert!!!

    I can't really remember what year it started or why I started doing it?  I would peek at the Christmas gifts.  I must of been at least 10 years old.  I had a younger brother, we're 6 years apart.  I would have my little brother as the lookout guy, to make sure...
    TexasLily TexasLily 51-55, F 10 Responses Sep 30, 2008

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    LivefortheWeekend LivefortheWeekend 46-50, M 4 Responses Nov 28

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    Elleshore81 Elleshore81 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 24

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    JoeRidley JoeRidley 46-50, M 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    It's hard to find people who forgo Christmas celebrations for the same reason as I do, too. It's not hard at all to find people who outright shun Christmas. I could make a fortune...
    SpilledSecrets SpilledSecrets 22-25, F Dec 8

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    To me, Christmas is about giving. Gifts come in all types. In our world we tend to focus on worthless gifts, temporal things that don't last or only have a season. But there is...
    brokenat5 brokenat5 61-65, M Nov 29

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    tcennoC tcennoC 51-55, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I haven't liked Christmas for years. It's so commercialized and phoney. I listen to my mp3 player whenever I go to a store rather than hear the nauseous Christmas music that spews...
    BigDon13 BigDon13 56-60, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I just love christmas.Its Christs birthday, i mean whats better than that?? It feels so homely if you know what i mean.. I feel like im at home sweet home and i couldnt love my...
    missaimy missaimy 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 2

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    I hate christmas for what it has become. I hate that people that celebrate christmas, which is around all of us, expects everyone else around them to like / love / celebrate...
    forcedchristmas forcedchristmas 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 7

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    AM I A SCROOGE? Christmas for me has become, in the passed few years a major downer. It's not that I think that Christmas is stupid, I just can't seem to enjoy it anymore. When...
    mrbill349 mrbill349 66-70, M 3 days ago

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    Its not long to the big day, and there is always something about this time of year that makes me tingle with excitement. Is it the tree, with the Angel on the top, with the...
    blindfoldstacy blindfoldstacy 41-45, T 1 Response Dec 8

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    Christmas is probably the happiest time of year. I like seeing all the lights and decorations but lately people haven't been doing that as much and I'm not sure if people just lost...
    mclovin31321 mclovin31321 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 23

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    I love Christmas. The ham, cute & fuzzy sweaters, hot chocolate, red & green decor, snow on the ground, warm fireplaces, Christmas songs, cold weather, playing in the snow, buying...
    mushroom00 mushroom00 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 29

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    I have always loved Christmas. My older sister always made it special for me. I really miss those days. When I was 17 I learned what it really meant about the birth of Christ and...
    battleweary1 battleweary1 56-60 1 Response Nov 30

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    Can't shake it.....Christmas is just not the same anymore...most of my family have passed on....a lot of my friends and other family (mostly cousins) have either moved away or just...
    BlaiddDrwg05 BlaiddDrwg05 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 1

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    Christmas: I spend all morning rifling through pants and tee shirts, only to decide on a dress with a sweater over it. My make-up is a big process, which includes considering how...
    karrotkace karrotkace 16-17, F Dec 8

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    I love decorating any time of the year but christmas is my fav. Getting all the boxes down from the attic and opening each to find the lovely decorations I have collecting over the...
    Jofree Jofree 41-45, F Nov 30

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    I love the Christmas feeling even though we don't celebrate Christmas. Spend my lazy sunday wrapping gifts, which we are going to give away to some people next week with a quiz...
    mydailylifeasme mydailylifeasme 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I never did like it or like being with my family, and I hate that Christmas was the stolen holiday, Yule or Saturnalia if you prefer. Christmas isn't a good time for me. I only...
    Lovelife090994 Lovelife090994 18-21, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    7 days to go and it's Christmas, anybody here's celebrate Christmas alone? Alone at Christmas time I very emotional feeling for me, remembering when I was young with the whole...
    lilsummergirl lilsummergirl 22-25, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    more than i like getting them. i like putting some time into finding nice unique gifts, wrapping them nicely and everything. I can't wait for Christmas! :D
    papercastles papercastles 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 25

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    I love the Christmas Markets. I love the sights, the smells, the sounds, the buzz.Steaming cups of mulled wine to warm your hands and thaw from inside out. The aroma of the...
    2BlossomBlue 2BlossomBlue 51-55, F 5 Responses Nov 20

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    I want to give my mom a surprise gift :( but i dont have the money for it i am selling some of my clothes so at least i could earn but its no way near 2000 dollars :( i really wamt...
    pandafii pandafii 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 26

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    I love Christmas and everything it brings with it ;) the food, wine, music, eggnog, decorations, tinsel , gifts, romance, family, relatives and visiting.
    sweetliesandpromises sweetliesandpromises 22-25, F Nov 29

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    I love Christmas bc I love buying people gifts & making people happy. I also love it when I have a gf so I can see her in a Santa Baby outfit & kiss her under the mistake toe!!
    sweetmedic sweetmedic 31-35, M Nov 30

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    That includes seeing my man beside my Christmas tree with the most romantic costume on our Christmas dinner.Am I too demanding? Lol
    4BlackForest 4BlackForest 36-40, F 7 Responses 5 days ago

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    I love my Christmas tree. All 7ft of it. There are many sentimental decorations on it. Things that we have collected over the years. I always put it up on the 1st December and don...
    2BlossomBlue 2BlossomBlue 51-55, F 6 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I used to love christmas. It used to bring me so much happiness. But I've grown up and my family is broken. My aunt killed herself and I miss her. My uncle distanced himself from...
    idekkkkkkkkkkk idekkkkkkkkkkk 18-21, F Nov 22

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    I come from a family that doesn't really celebrate Christmas other than the fact that it was a couple of days off work. My family is very reserved and doesn't express emotions, don...
    SamSungGuy SamSungGuy 46-50, M 2 Responses Nov 30

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    As we celebrate Christmas remember those who can't have their wish. Like for cancer to be cured, to not be sick, to have a loved one that died back, for our solider to be home...
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt 16-17, F 4 hrs ago

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    It is just 7 days till Christmas Eve and just ONE WEEK till Christmas Day yay
    leemc leemc 18-21, M 2 hrs ago

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