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Do you enjoy going to holiday parties?

Asked at Borders, 700 N.H. on December 4, 2006

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Photo of Paige Hofer

“Yes, I do. I like the Christmas spirit that everyone has and celebrating the holidays. I like the music and the overall feeling in the air.”

Photo of Andrew Kroeker

“Yeah, they’re pretty fun. My friends like to throw holiday sweater parties where everyone wears the tackiest Christmas sweater they can find. It’s funny, because everyone always thinks they have the worst. Then we all get drunk on eggnog. It’s a win-win situation.”

Photo of Fred Lowery

“I usually try to avoid them at all costs. I know that sounds bad, but for me the holidays are a more personal celebration.”

Photo of Morgan Brunelli

“Yeah. It’s just a lot of fun with all the holiday spirit, music and decorations. As long as you don’t have too many. A couple are OK.”


sunflower_sue 11 years, 4 months ago

I would go party with Andrew and his friends. Can't beat a good "tacky sweater" party! They sound like a fun bunch. (I'm being serious.)

sublime 11 years, 4 months ago

drunk on eggnog?YUCK.If Im Going to get drunk, eggnog is the last thing I would drink.

sgtwolverine 11 years, 4 months ago

Absolutely. I love Fourth of July celebrations.

Oh, did they mean religious holidays in or around December? Oops. Maybe they should have been more specific.

Linda Aikins 11 years, 4 months ago

I say we all go to Westport and party with our favorite poster!

Go to holiday parties? Not so much.

oldfashiongirl 11 years, 4 months ago

Yes, I enjoy going to Christmas parties like those sponsored by the church--certainly no liquor or eggnog served there. I am dismayed by Andrew's statement that "then we all get drunk on eggnog. It's a win-win situation."

I cannot believe the numbers of people who drink or give bottles of liquor as gifts at Christmas. That is no way to celebrate our dear Saviour's birth. Last year, I went to my brother's home for a family party and he is a deacon in our Baptist church-no liquor served. We each brought a gift and put our names in a bowl and the first person could pick out from all the pretty packages, the one they wanted. Then the 2nd person's name drawn could either pick up another gift, or take the one that the first person had received, and we swapped gifts the whole night. It was a lot of fun. I ended up with a gift certificate to Red Lobster. We sang Chrismas carols, ate and enjoyed each other's company, a lot like The Little House on the Prairie episode last night on TV.

Hope you have a wonderful holiday season!

trinity 11 years, 4 months ago

and here i thought of the ingalls family as more of a cracker barrel bunch. hmm.

i like gootsie's idea-going to westport to party with your favorite poster!!! trouble is, goots-i think my mom destroyed all my ol' donny osmond&david cassidy posters!

OH-i bet ya meant posters on this FOOORRRRUUUMMM! ;)

trinity 11 years, 4 months ago

i'll bet that mr. edwards fellow woulda been a hoot at that party, ri!

acg 11 years, 4 months ago

I'm a scrooge mcduck. I hate the Christmas season with a burning passion of a 1000 suns. Most of my close friends feel the same, so we get together each year and have an anti Christmas party. There is no Christmas anything allowed, no red and green colors can be worn, no holiday food or egg nog or spiced rum can be consumed. No Christmas talk allowed. Rule breakers incur stiff penalties.

alm77 11 years, 4 months ago

oldfashioned: The gift swap never works at our church party. No one wants to take someone else's gift from them!!

I love holiday parties! I've already got one on the calendar, but we're not going to my husband's office party this year, its sounds as though it might get a little wild. I'm not against alcohol at Christmas, but a drunkfest is not my idea of a good time either.

Bone777 11 years, 4 months ago

Eating lots of tasty treats, drinking good libations and enjoying the company of friends.

No, I don't think I do like going to holiday parties

Linda Aikins 11 years, 4 months ago

Oh T, you caught me! I'm sure TOB and others still have a Farrah Fawcett poster.

Oldfashionedgirl, we did that same gift exchange, except I gave lottery tickets. Wow - probably not good for a church function though. They were quite popular.

Nikki May 11 years, 4 months ago

just for the record, "your saviour" wasn't born in December. It's biblical. Most biblical scholars can tell you that.

Anyway, I can take or leave the parties.

sunflower_sue 11 years, 4 months ago

OK, I was up for several hours w/ a sick kiddo last night so I have an excuse to be just now hauling myself out of bed. I have to sincerely thank Andrew for giving me one of the funniest dreams: A certain spousal unit showed up to my "tacky Christmas sweater" party in the ugliest sweater dress (I wish you could see this thing). It was "ROFLYAO" ugly! (Too bad I woke up before I could see what her spousal unit was wearing). You know, this idea of Andrews just might work. (I'd better get out my knitting needles.)

sunflower_sue 11 years, 4 months ago

RI, I'm knitting "Bah Humbug!" on your sweater. Green or red?

Teapot9 11 years, 4 months ago

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trinity 11 years, 4 months ago

i guess to ask what teapot's comment meant is a moot point, now? :)

although i think i know...just wasn't sure!

Grundoon Luna 11 years, 4 months ago

I dig holiday parties and I do love to go glam. Too bad I had to miss Free State Glass' party on Friday because I couldn't land a sitter for Tudedino. Mr. Attitude went on w/o me. I think even Tude Dude went. Cryin' shame that was, for sure.

Christmas is not the only holiday in December: Hanukkah, Yule, Kwanza. Not everyone celebrating these holidays, including a whole lot of Christians, have an issue with imbibing. Don't like drinkin'? Well, don't drink.

Hey, Ceal!! I picked up one of those Frasier Pines this weekend. They had them for 40% off and I got the last 7.5 footer. I'm glad I didn't wait for an after holiday special. They pedict all artificials will be sold before the holiday. I definitely see why you are happy with yours. This thing has 1100 lights prestrung!! I added several hundred more, of course - I have to have my bubble lights. Shewee! You could see this thing from space!!

Ceallach 11 years, 4 months ago

Parties are always fun, holiday or not.

My least favorite being departmental parties where so many people are still busy making points for their programs. The big boss is there, pretenting that he/she considers everyone else as colleagues and equals:). . . . dreary!!!

Most favorite, my extended family gathers each Christmas Eve, lots of snacks, appetizers, desserts. We do the same type of gift exchange (keep the box you choose or take another persons gift). Always gifts for the children, and a good time is had by all.

sister 11 years, 4 months ago

R_I is the habit not penguinesque?

Sue - I am honored to have played such a titilating role in your dream. Tell me, was it a red sweater dress? How did my legs look in it? Forget knitting! A trip to Lasting Impressions should do the trick.

I love holiday parties. Remember, Jesus wants us to drink and be happy.

Bone777 11 years, 4 months ago

I was conceived on New Years Eve, so I think I was predisposed to enjoy the holiday parties.

If it weren't for alcohol during the holidays, I wouldn't be.

Cheers to the holiday parties and may love continue to flow. August and September birthdays rejoice!!!!

Teapot9 11 years, 4 months ago

A moot point? Sounds like my Supreme Court class here at KU. I think that was incredibly racialist to remove my comment but I guess thats what happens when white people rule.

If its white its alright.

Ceallach 11 years, 4 months ago

RI, it would be in your best interest to read Luke 12:20 :)

20"But God said to him, 'You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?' :-\

A_A, they are nice, eh? I love the bubble lights myself! My G'ma always had them so as soon as I had a tree of my own I too bubbled.

sunflower_sue 11 years, 4 months ago

Bone, you and my youngest have something in common. :)

Sister, it was maroon with these red and navy crocheted flowers on it. Your lipstick was bright red. (Total clash.) Don't remember your legs, as the sight of you in such a hideous dress was more than I could stand. I do remember trying to tell you just how ugly the dress was with a mouth full of food that was not successfully staying in because I was laughing so hard. You did come in and announce (before I noticed the dress) that we had to pick up the food and move the party location to another house... Control freak! :)

Nikki May 11 years, 4 months ago

Kids concieved on New Years Eve are usually born in early October or late September. Trust me, I know from experience, with two October babies.

Teapot9 11 years, 4 months ago

Mrs. Pywacket your husband must have good taste :)

I think holiday parties are a hoot and definately an easy way to fadoodle with the opposite sex. All the festive drinks, goofy sweaters, mistletoes, and double entendres make for marvelous possibilities when it comes to fadoodling.

I also think family parties are a blast too around the holidays. Its interesting to find out which uncle submitted to his alcoholism and who is still in denial. Or which relative will bring over their personal cooler of Old Style 16oz "fan cans".

Oh and the plethora of Christmas movies that get played over and over again, and how we are all guilty of abusing every Christmas Vacation line every year without fail.

Im glad Im still young enough to not have to worry about the traditional "office christmas party", do people really make huge buttheads out of themselves in front all of their co-workers? I bet some of those stories have to be priceless. The fax room hook up, squeezing the interns butt, tellin the boss what you really think, singing in general.

Does anyone who actually works have any funny office party stories?

Take it easy Lawrence, Ill see you when school is back in session.

Teapot Out!!!!

Bone777 11 years, 4 months ago

"Racialist" - Ebonic Dictionary - [reh shu list'] 1. of, pertaining to, or pissing someone of color off.

Just thought I could clear some of the confusion up.

Grundoon Luna 11 years, 4 months ago

Yup, Ceal, I am very pleased with my purchase. If it were not for you I would not have thought to check them out. So many humble thanks to you. bow Now if I could find some replacement bubble lights I will be a happy camper. The Hobb of Lobb, Targaise and Wally's didn't have any, but I have yet to check Westflakes and Home Despot. If I can't come up with anything I may have to order striaght from Noma. I wonder if they have a website. To the search!!!

Ceallach 11 years, 4 months ago

Azure, I thought I found replacements last year at Targaise. Good searching, nothing says holidays like bubble lights!

Where's ms_c? I'll bet she will have party stories. A little alcohol to warm up those long Alberta nights, eh? :)

T9, your out already?

Teapot9 11 years, 4 months ago

Well, maybe Ill stick around until the game tonight. What are the average ages of the people on here? Are there any fellow KU classmates or is it a lot of Lawrencians? We should also be able to make up a profile and maybe even include our addresses and pictures of our children and where they go to school. Also posting our telephone numbers would be good because then I can get in touch with you guys whenever. Cmon LJWorld get with the times.

Teapot9 11 years, 4 months ago

wow. i really never knew that. my apologies to the powers that be at LJworld

Grundoon Luna 11 years, 4 months ago

Thanks Sue! Woohoo. Strings I got, replacements very few and it appears they are in stock.

trinity 11 years, 4 months ago

wow teapot be sure to check in whilst your on xmas break! your word "fadoodling" made me smile today! :)

hey we're a fiesty ol' bunch here, my friend; me, i'm 47ish as of wednesday; but my mind is much much younger, lmaooooooooo.

Ceallach 11 years, 4 months ago

RI, I try not to use single verses or paragraphs to guide my decisions -- too many scoundrels use snippets of scripture to justify. . . well, just about everything (as verified by almost every daily news cast around this old world:) Little pieces of God's Word, carefully woven together, have been creating cults, disasters, wars, murders, mayhem and holocausts since shortly after day 6.

As for the rabbis, as you are known to say, "how about some sources." :P

ms_canada 11 years, 4 months ago

ms_canada here, just about recovered from the party of last night. A birthday celebration, not of God's Son but my son. Food aplenty, fruit of the vine and a good time had by all except #2 daughter who slipped on the ice coming into the house and sprained her foot. She did say the the vino did dull the pain though. I do enjoy parties, even those at the church. You non church goers, don't knock it 'til you try it. We are not all a bunch of dull dollies. we do have fun. Not everyone needs booze to have a good time.

Bone777 11 years, 4 months ago

fadoodling - [fa dood ling] - a style of dawdling on paper with a pen that is in style for a short time.

Ceallach 11 years, 4 months ago

Trying to divert me are you? Come on now, RI, sources:)

If sister is closely related or located close to you. . . I'm sure more than a little bit of "scoundrel residual" has influenced her thinking :D

Ceallach 11 years, 4 months ago

ms_c: Happy Birthday to your darlin' boy and I hope Lady Di is feeling better soon. Were you at A Taste of Ukraine? I'm so jealous!

sunflower_sue 11 years, 4 months ago

"Not everyone needs booze to have a good time." -Ms_C

Ms_C, you are so right! I can have a good time standing in a long line at Hobby Lobby watching others. Life is either funny or tragic. O'mgosh! I think I'm bi-polar!

Linda Aikins 11 years, 4 months ago

you all are being very goofy today. thank you!

Ceallach 11 years, 4 months ago

All y'all have a good night!! With or without alcohol:p

trinity 11 years, 4 months ago

awww bone, goshdangitall (will i get deleted for that??)

and here i thought "fadoodling" was some sexxy word! fraught with that come-hither meaning! sigh i was wrong. 1st time for everything. ;)

ms_canada 11 years, 4 months ago

I will pass on your good wishes, ceallach and no it was not A Taste Of Ukraine. I did the honours with the food. Took Lady Di to the Doc this pm and it is just a sprain. Advil and ice were prescribed. And Sunflower, if you are bi-polar, we should all be so.

Bone777 11 years, 4 months ago

fadoodling - [fa dood ling] - an expression usually sexual in nature, expression of come-hither.

I'm flexible with my fadoodling, kanoodling, racialism, stuff.......

trinity 11 years, 4 months ago

heh, i like your dictionary, bone! :)

Grundoon Luna 11 years, 4 months ago

You can sure tell it's a full moon! Groovy baby, Yeah!

hottruckinmama 11 years, 4 months ago

i loved the holiday party my company had sat. night. in fact i loved it so much i spent the better part of yesterday trying to recover from it. good food good booze and a few good looking single men. whats not to love?

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