questionsare you a santa baby?

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I'll start. Happy birthday children of Christmas! I was born on the 24th. I'd like to be able to say that my parents made a special effort to separate everything but I can't. they saw it as a way to spend less money and less time on both events.

When I got married I didn't much care for Christmas and stayed away from celebrations. My wife changed that :-) she is the glue that holds me together and has turned me back into an actual human being.

So I got carried away there but anywho, Happy birthday to us! :-)

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@moondrake & all other Christmas Babies - Happy Birthday!

My daughter was also born on 12/23. Her very first "professional" picture was with Santa when she was only a day old. Her first picture at our home was under our Christmas tree with a big red ribbon on her pumpkin seat.

Since the holidays are so busy, we threw "halfy" birthday parties for her in the summer for awhile. She now seems to be accepting of sharing her birthday with Christmas and enjoys the seemingly endless parade of birthday and Christmas presents as we make our rounds amongst family and friends.

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Christmas Day birthday here (I was supposed to be a New Year's Day birthday, but...oh, well). Born at 11:30 in the morning Mom always tells me that she missed her Christmas dinner. And I respond by saying, "But look at the great gift you got."

Happy birthday to us!

*Only regret is that I never had an actual birthday party on my birthday.

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@barnabee: I can understand that regret, but you know, even Queen Elizabeth's birthday is officially celebrated in June "because the weather is better."

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@magic cave: Well, try telling that to a kid who just wanted a skating party like the other kids were having.

Sounds pathetic, doesn't it? (Maybe it's time to make that appointment with a shrink.)

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@barnabee: No, it's really human not pathetic. Birthdays, and birthday acknowledgements, are genuinely notable events for children and a big deal in many families. I think it's sad that your parents didn't realize or had no way to honor the day in a separate fashion from :::blare of trumpets::: Christmas Day. I'm sorry you missed out on that.

But you know, it's not too late to start a new tradition. Christmas in the morning, birthday in the evening. I'm serious. Truly.

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@barnabee: If I could I would hold a birthday party just for you....but I can't. :( I will do my best to remember and send you a virtual party in a couple of weeks......thanks for being one of the nicer ones here. :)

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@nedreck: Ah gee, you make me blush. Thank you. (You should invite @moondrake, too. I think she also needs a birthday party).

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Dang, I must be getting senile, what with another birthday on its way. I forgot @nmchampma. We can all party hearty!

@nedreck: How about it, can we all go virtual skating?

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@barnabee: I understand that inner want of an actual celebration on your actual birthday, hell even something the same week would have been nice as a child. When I was 18 my wife (then girlfriend) baked my first real birthday cake :-) It was a much bigger deal than I like to admit. She still goes out of her way to make my birthday a special day.

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Oh, look! I now have my very own little troller, down-voting everything I post. That's so terribly precious.

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@magic cave: Sorry. It's like having a Chihuahua snapping at your heels. It's not going to do you any real harm but it's danged annoying.

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@moondrake: Indeed. I think of it as like having a bit of toilet paper stuck on my shoe.

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@moondrake: I shouldn't have clicked that link....My curiosity got the better of me...I knew better :-(

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@nmchapma: Yeah, after looking at those links, I think @moondrake should probably go with me when I have my shrink's appointment. :)

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@barnabee: LOL. If that's enough to worry you it's a good thing you don't know me better. Many of the horror games I run are inspired by dreams I have had. I don't characterize them as nightmares because I am not frightened in them. But the players in my gaming group have seen enough to be genuinely scared of the dark recesses of my mind.