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Posted: 12/13/2003 10:00:18 PM EDT
Around 1500 hundred when its all done.way too much money, but we are blessed that nothing went on credit cards.

merry christmas wave
Link Posted: 12/13/2003 10:12:24 PM EDT
About the same. Hell, my wife spent $90 on a wreath for the front of our house... granted it's about 4 feet across, but sheesh...
Link Posted: 12/13/2003 10:15:56 PM EDT
More than I make.
Link Posted: 12/13/2003 10:19:57 PM EDT
man you dont wanta know..
Link Posted: 12/13/2003 10:24:54 PM EDT
This year is better than the last couple. I think we'll get by with about $1500. All paid for, none on the credit card.
Link Posted: 12/14/2003 12:25:16 AM EDT
So far, about $40,000. . . Of course that was the new truck I bought for myself. [:D]
Link Posted: 12/14/2003 12:39:11 AM EDT
damn i thought i was going overboard. i'm at about $500. shouldn't get much over that as i am almost done shopping. just a couple little things left to pick up. probably be at $600 when all is said and done.
Link Posted: 12/14/2003 2:58:24 AM EDT
Hardly anything, just a few cheap gifts for the extended family. I finally convinced everyone else to celebrate Christmas without gifts. Woo hoo!
Link Posted: 12/14/2003 3:49:21 AM EDT
Buy parts kits and build 2 AR's with and for the sons, give away 2 SKS's and a .22 Rem. single shot bolt gun from my collection for the grandsons and an item or cash for the outgoing G/F. Including accessories and ammo for the above, I should be under 2 grand.(you can't take it with you!!)
Link Posted: 12/14/2003 4:06:17 AM EDT
4 kids + 1 wife + 4 kids teachers + my mom (father passed 11 years ago) + my niece and nephew + wife's parents + best friends (w/ new baby) + all those I have forotten about = a lot more cash than we had lying around probably around $2500-3000 don't forget the 100 Christmas cards, stamps to mail them, church tithing, misc stuff
Link Posted: 12/14/2003 4:23:02 AM EDT
Too much!
Link Posted: 12/14/2003 4:26:34 AM EDT
Probably between 1k-2k, but if I win the lottery then probably about 100k-200k.
Link Posted: 12/14/2003 4:36:00 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/14/2003 4:38:05 AM EDT by blueshockey]
Originally Posted By Jetlag: Hardly anything, just a few cheap gifts for the extended family. I finally convinced everyone else to celebrate Christmas without gifts. Woo hoo!
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Same here, the wife and I exchage gifts and we get something for our parents but as far as the rest of the family, we decided to use the money to make a donation to our local SPCA. I'll spend about $1800.
Link Posted: 12/14/2003 4:49:12 AM EDT
Christmas usually runs us about 150k per year (for the past 5 or so years anyway). Employees gifts, employee christmas bonuses and small gifts for the family. Worth every penny, it takes them about 6 months to start slowing down from the gratitude guilt....
Link Posted: 12/14/2003 5:01:59 AM EDT
This year we cut way back. $150-200 per kid (2 of them) and $150 each for me and wifey. Last year it was triple that.
Link Posted: 12/14/2003 5:32:51 AM EDT
Less than 3K, but we started in October to avoid using CCs. Eddie
Link Posted: 12/14/2003 5:33:03 AM EDT
Originally Posted By hielo: Christmas usually runs us about 150k per year (for the past 5 or so years anyway). Employees gifts, employee christmas bonuses and small gifts for the family.
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Are you hiring? [:D]
Link Posted: 12/14/2003 5:48:56 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/14/2003 5:50:39 AM EDT by desertmoon]
About $220 dollars. I hate Christmas and don't have even close enough time for a girlfriend so I always buy something just for my favorite person: MEEEEEE!!! This year it is a Steinhausen reproduction of their 1923 Classic model watch. [url]http://www.steinhausenwatch.com/[/url]
Link Posted: 12/14/2003 5:51:45 AM EDT
Too much.
Link Posted: 12/14/2003 9:36:54 AM EDT
So far here's the tally. Spent $200 on folks, mainly clothes for my mom and other do dads and a galileo thermometer in 24 k gold for my dad! Then, I spent $160 on bf's folks for a 6 month supply of fruit at some fruit club (I figured it'd be a good gift since I am spending christmas with them.) I spent $25 on bf so far for some bar master thingy and I probably will end up spending a total of $100 on em. Then, I still have to give my neighbors some gifts because they got me and my bf some stuff and also get my bf's brother and wife somethng ahhh!! make it end!!!
Link Posted: 12/14/2003 9:57:05 AM EDT
Well, not as much as last Christmas as I flew the Family out to California so we could spend it with my son. Still this year will probably be $3000. BobK
Link Posted: 12/14/2003 10:22:30 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/14/2003 10:23:47 AM EDT by Mahatma8Rice]
About $60. Wife wants a divorce. Daughter is 21, white and living free and in sin with a guy with no future. Oldest son died 6.5 years ago. Parents are dead. Brothers and sister know my predicament and don't expect anything. Some stuff for my son. He wants cash. Dear Wifey has all the money so the $60 goody I got him last spring will have to do. Life sucks; it really sucks this time of year. Honest to God, I hope ya'll have a good, happy and joyous celebration of the birth of our Lord and Savior. Regretfully, Mahatma
Link Posted: 12/14/2003 10:35:49 AM EDT
mahatma8rice: sorry about your shit happenin right now, holidays are a tough time when things are not goin good. time has a way of makein life better, i had my share of bullshit and it wasnt fun but it does get better. hang in there and merry christmas from me and the whole board.[wave]
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