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'Tis the season. Aye, 'tis the season to watch my family gorge themselves on dead turkey flesh and wonder why they feel ill afterwards. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/no.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":no:"><br><br><br><br>
Not looking forward to the Xmas lunch already and it's only October!!<br><br><br><br>
Never mind, at least hubby and I are going away for New Year so I don't have to suffer it twice this year! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/broccoli.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":bobo:">
 

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I so feel that way about Thanksgiving also...<br><br>
Holiday season SUCKS!!!!!!!<br><br>
I hate my family and hate watching them kill / eat animals... And then they tease me for not eating the animal too. HOW HAS THE WORLD TURNED SO STUPID!!!!!!! and they're friends and family (NOT AGAIN)... Maybe I'll just spend the days in bed.
 

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what i find most frustrating are those that just CANNOT understand that, "no, i truly have no desire to eat that." <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rolleyes:">
 

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I like Christmas and all, but seriously...do we NEED to see displays of Christmas Crap in September?<br><br><br><br>
Besides..Halloween is way cooler.
 

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I'm afraid of Thanksgiving and Christmas this year.. seeing the dead animals on the table. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/bigcry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":cry:">
 

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What are some things you guys bring to family get togethers for holidays for yourself?? My family pretty much wont eat anything I bring because..well I dont know, because they thing veganism is the weirdest thing ever! But Im going to bring me something to eat when I go because I dont trust to eat anything they make(they usually save bacon fat and/or butter and pour it into everything!) so is there any ways you guys handle these situations?? Im pretty nervous
 

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Yuck Christmas, Sorry I say _uck Christmas, not just because of all the dead turkeys, pigs and what nots, but because I think that the true meaning of Christmas and many other so called Holidays are dead as well. And why flog a dead horse, {sorry, not a pretty sight, just an old expression} I know a lot of people are going to be pissed off at me for saying this, but today,right now, this is how I feel about it. Let's see if any of you can say anything that will change my mind. Because as I have said before, I love to discuss things with people, I learn something new every time.<br><br><br><br>
p.s. I think we should treat everybody the same everyday not just on so-called Holidays. If you want to get together with friends and family, just do it, don't wait for Christmas.<br><br><br><br>
Hugzzzzzzzzzzzzzz to all and to all a good HUG.
 

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Chistmas rocks!<br><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/santa2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":santa:"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/guitarist.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":guitar:"><br><br><br><br>
Guess I'm lucky 'cos nobody in my family seems to mind when I bugger off come dinner time. Makes me wonder if they even wanted me there in the first place...hmm... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thinking.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":think:"><br><br><br><br>
Nah, course they did.<br><br><br><br>
They tend to do the turkey thing Christmas eve when I'm not around and the veggie thing Christmas day 'cos they're awesome and I don't have to tell you guys I'm awesomemy family totally agrees with you. So you're all wrong. Christmas is awesome.<br><br><br><br>
Just forget that millions of turkeys were slaughtered just to celebrate the birth of baby Jesus. It sucks but feeling bad about it isn't going to change a gorram thing.<br><br><br><br>
And, I mean, if your family eats meat the other 364 days of the year and if you normally eat around omnis who eat meat in your presence then is it just like any other day, only with presents.<br><br><br><br>
Or is it just because a turkey looks too much like a turkey that's got people down?<br><br><br><br>
Christmas cheers!<br><br>
TJ
 

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I'm going to hate the holiday season. This December, I'm visitng family. Picture a house filled with Italians, Colombians, and Cubans. I think I'm the only vegetarian out of everyone. I'm really worried about the food they'll make. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/worried.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":worried:">
 

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I'm not too concerned. I'm just going to take my own and make my wishes known to my mom (who does most of the holiday cooking anyways). She actually called me today and wanted to know what we would want to eat for the holidays.<br><br><br><br>
I think if you slide a receipe to a family member who likes to cook they'll probably whip some stuff up for you. Then again I know a lot of people face more adversity with their family.<br><br><br><br>
It doesn't bother me when other people are eating meat. It is my personal choice to not eat meat and it is their choice to eat it. I won't make a big deal out of it unless they are trying to force something on me or making jokes about it. But thats just me. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><br><br><br>
Again, like I said before, I know some people have it more rough than I do.
 

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Big holiday lover/fan here. I have a great family, all of who are very supportive of my vegan diet. Plus, I love to cook so I make a few dishes and everyone shares.
 

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Dude, you should all convert to Polish. No turkey, no ham, just pierogi and fish on Christmas. I don't eat the fish but I <3 pierogi. I'll make me up some vegan ones for Christmas, and possibly Thanksgiving. Or maybe I'll make a <a href="http://www.recipezaar.com/4110" target="_blank">pierogi lasagna</a>... Wonder's hung-y!<br><br>
~Wonder <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/biker.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":ymca:">
 

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first christmas as a vegan coming up. I spend the day at my uncle's. He thought my vegetarian diet was stupid so this year'll be worse. He works for Proctar & Gamble and I think the word "vegan" to him means "AR loving, animal-freeing, picky-eating, P&G-boycotting arse".
 

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I'm on the Yuck-Christmas side here. The in-laws come to visit, and it's a giant materialistic orgy for which I have to spend 2 months cleaning, shopping, wrapping, decorating, and then afterwards I spend a month cleaning and putting away all the Stuff. Though I don't care that the omni's eat dead animals, and I wouldn't even mind cooking the turkey as I've done for years, I've threatened the family with tofurkey, thinking that way they'd change their plans, and I'd have a quiet peaceful holiday with my husband (or even alone with the cats would be nice). But it doesn't seem to be working.<br><br><br><br>
I've told everyone that I don't want to do Christmas like this anymore, let's go on a trip, let's not buy presents, let's do anything ANYTHING different, so I don't have to put my life on hold for 3 months a year, but nope, they seem to think all this stuff is "tradition," and it must be done. I even told them I couldn't do it for religious reasons (I'm atheist), but they didn't buy it.<br><br><br><br>
Last year was kinda the last straw - they moved stuff around in my house as if I don't know where my own stuff goes, they recalibrated my scale, and if I turned something on they'd turn it off, or if I turned something off, they'd turn it on. They said things, like judging me. I can't stand that - judging someone in their own house.<br><br><br><br>
And when the inlaws come to visit - OMG. They stay in a hotel, thank god, but they visit for 2, 2 1/2 weeks. Every day after work we have to go out with them or entertain them. Last year they finally started leaving at a "reasonable hour," 9 or 10 pm. But still, the whole time they're here, I have zero time for anything else but them. Time with friends, sex, all of it, out the window.<br><br><br><br>
But wait there's more! My anniversary is on New Year's Day. And they're still here on that day. And we must go out on that day, we must. Who's the last person you want to be with on your anniversary???? Okay, when you've been married as long as I have, the correct answer to that is usually "the spouse." But you know what I mean.<br><br><br><br>
And here it is, October, time to start my Christmas list, start planning the nightmare. Someone just shoot me.<br><br><br><br>
SummerSn0ws the Grinch
 

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I usually deal with Christmas (and Thanksgiving, which is this weekend here in Canada) by bringing my own food to my family's potluck dinners. I like the idea behind the potluck because then I don't feel so weird about bringing my own food. And I always bring enough to share. They still seem surprised that they actually like the food I bring, and there are never any leftovers from my desserts.<br><br><br><br>
This Christmas I have been invited to my boyfriend's parents for several days. I live in Canada (for now) and he lives in the US (so do his parents). I'm glad he's vegetarian as well or else it would be really awkward trying to arrange my meals <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/dizzy2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":dizzy:">
 

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Christmas on VB is fun! I love veg*n secret Santas!
 

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Do we really have secret Santas? How do I get in?<br><br>
Our family has scaled down on the materialistic thing.Christmas is much<br><br>
quieter than it used to be.We concentrate more on just being<br><br>
together,especially since both parents are gone now.<br><br>
Acutally,I'm excited about the cooking aspect since we now have<br><br>
four vegans in the family.I'm looking forward to getting together<br><br>
with my nieces and nephews and sharing recipes.<br><br>
We are very blessed to have a supportive family;in fact,I was<br><br>
in charge of preparing two sets of Christmas dinner every year.<br><br>
We laughed at how the omnis would sneak around and eat all the<br><br>
vegan sweet taters!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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well, at least you guys only have to watch people digesting animals. My Grandmother makes the dinner (beef lassagne being the tradition), and she doesn't know I want to be vegetarian yet. Actually, I think telling her may mess up her mental health, and i'm not sure i'm prepared to do that to an 80 year old woman. So guess who will be ingesting the cow along with her family...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/bigcry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":cry:">
 

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well, at least you guys only have to watch people digesting animals. My Grandmother makes the dinner (beef lassagne being the tradition), and she doesn't know I want to be vegetarian yet. Actually, I think telling her may mess up her mental health, and i'm not sure i'm prepared to do that to an 80 year old woman. So guess who will be ingesting the cow along with her family...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/bigcry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":cry:"></div>
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You could always lie and say you have a beef allergy <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:">
 

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well, at least you guys only have to watch people digesting animals. My Grandmother makes the dinner (beef lassagne being the tradition), and she doesn't know I want to be vegetarian yet. Actually, I think telling her may mess up her mental health, and i'm not sure i'm prepared to do that to an 80 year old woman. So guess who will be ingesting the cow along with her family...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/bigcry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":cry:"></div>
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aw. You dont need to do that. You will pribably end up feeling bad after you do. Just tell your grandmother you just dont want eat meat anymore. You might want to bring a yummy veg*n dish.
 
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