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 Spinny - have you ever had Christmas for one?

Just wondering. Did you do anything special? Was it lonely? Thanks.

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 14 Sep 2010 6:28 PM
 24 Jan 2005
 Calgary
tojules
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I've done a lot of NYEs for one (not big on the parties, I liked quiet time at home...used make homemade pizza, drink wine, clean and watch AirFarce! laugh ) but I don't recall having done a Christmas for one.

I've invited several people I've known over the years that were having a single Christmas over for the day/evening. Turn the day it into a holiday party. smile

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 14 Sep 2010 6:40 PM
 23 Apr 2008
Jugie
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I had to work one christmas so Dh (then FH) went home to his parents. It was super lonely but once I got to work it was my closest friend working so it was like a big night shift slumber party. Luckily our patient cooperated and we had a quiet night and were able to watch movies all night long!

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 14 Sep 2010 6:49 PM
 6 Jan 2010
Spiablie
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There was one year I had to work boxing day morning so I had to catch the Greyhound around 5pm or so on Christmas Day. I was lucky that I atleast got to spend Christmas Eve and morning with family though. I don't really remember what I did that evening but I know I was totally alone.

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 14 Sep 2010 6:58 PM
 9 Aug 2006
 Langley
walkinthepark
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yup! My ex and I had broken up, he went to the Okanagan to spend it with his brother. My parents live 13 hours away from me and I was working throughout the holidays so I couldn't go there. My family here went to another town or they were working too.

I thought I would be fine but when it came to it I was actually quite sad. I think I might have felt better if I had actually tried to get into the spirit of it instead of trying to avoid it. I didn't decorate, I didn't do anything Christmasy, nothing. My presents stayed in a box in the living room until I went down to unwrap them. frown

The next year, I decided to take up an offer from a coworker/friend to join him and his friends for Christmas dinner and it was a much better decision for me.

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 14 Sep 2010 7:06 PM
 10 Mar 2003
 Mommyland
Kasey
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My dh has and he really enjoyed it.

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 14 Sep 2010 7:18 PM
 1 Jan 2010
vlahopg
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I did. I was not seeing anyone and had no family. I met a friend (who happened to be jehovahs' witness) for late lunch on Christmas Eve and then i had a late supper and went to church. I ate something (can't remember what) and had the WORST food poisoning I have ever had. I got up around 3:30-4 puking and pooping and I spent hours lying on the bathroom floor as it was cool, too far to crawl back to bed and i finally fell asleep there. I slept for a few hours and then just hung out alone and had soup for dinner.

that was a pretty lame christmas.

and i didn't decorate or anything just called my friends to wish them well.

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 14 Sep 2010 8:48 PM
 14 Apr 2010
 Sin Jawns NL
Kathy!
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My fianc´┐Ż toured Australia with his band one Christmas. We live together and I was super lonely all throughout the holidays. My family and friends came through, but it wasn't the same.

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 14 Sep 2010 9:09 PM
 7 Aug 2010
 Vegreville, AB
Beaker
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Christmas 2005 was almost precisely midway through my solo trip to Southeast Asia. I spent the day touring Vientiane, Laos, and had a traditional dinner of Asian-influenced pizza for dinner before going back to my room. I hesitate to call it anticlimactic, though, considering it was part and parcel of the best time of my life. New Year's was more lively, since I hooked up with other backpackers to party at the next city.

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 14 Sep 2010 9:16 PM
 21 Oct 2009
lastone
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Sidney if you are going to be alone you can come to my place for Christmas smile We always host the single Christmasers we know. As long as you can put up with screaming kids and my crazy family you are more than welcome!

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 14 Sep 2010 9:36 PM
 29 Mar 2010
AnnonMommy
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I was going to say the same thing as LastOne - minus the kids (DS will be with my ex) So I am going to be alone on Christmas also.

I am not looking forward to it at all. I know a few friends have said I could join them if I wanted to.

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 14 Sep 2010 9:43 PM
 29 Apr 2007
 The Nuthouse
Sidney
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Ah, you guys are so sweet. I may be alone for Christmas. I'm thinking my parents will probably come out so I'm not, but I don't want to feel like I made them come out, kwim? Thanks so much. I will let you know.

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 15 Sep 2010 7:38 AM
 5 May 2007
 Hong Kong
airborne_mama
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I've done Christmas with an almost stranger at work once but never alone. There are enough lonely pilots living away from family that we can always put together an orphan Christmas.

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 31 Oct 2012 11:59 PM
 30 Apr 2012
 buzzle.ca
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