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Topic : 12/17 Huge Holiday Headaches

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Created on : Thursday, December 11, 2008, 02:53:45 pm
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Do you have someone in your life who makes the holidays more of a headache than a festive, joyful time? Jennifer says her mother, Judy, otherwise known as Grandma Claus, goes way overboard when it comes to Christmas. She says her mother decorates every square inch of her house with her estimated 1,200 snowmen, 1,000 Santas and angels, and tens of thousands of lights! Judy’s Christmas spirit takes up so much space, she can’t even eat at her dining room table. Jennifer says her mother gives so many gifts to her three daughters, that it takes them an overwhelming two hours to open them all -- and at least 75 percent of the gifts end up in the trash or donated to charity. Don’t miss what makes Grandma Claus’ gifts so … special. Then, Dr. Phil’s next guest, also named Judy, is a self-proclaimed Scrooge who hates Christmas and refuses to celebrate it at all. She says the holiday is nothing but greediness and commercialism. Can Dr. Phil break through her "bah humbug"? Plus, don't miss some exclusive backstage moments from Dr. Phil and Robin’s fifth annual Christmas in Washington concert, which airs December 17 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on TNT. Join the discussion.

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December 17, 2008, 1:01 pm CST

Happy Holidays!!!!

I enjoyed the show today! The first Judy (Grandma Claus) was funny and I loved her! She shared the same enjoyment of the season as my grandmother did, although I have lost her and miss her dearly, Judy reminded me of so many joyful Christmas's I shared with a great person!
Yet at the same time I understand  the view that Judy (Scrooge) had. My father feels the same as Judy, he has never enjoyed Christmas but he has never stayed away from the family parties due to the kids and Grandkids! 
My family would like to wish everyone a very safe and Happy Holiday Season!!!

 
December 17, 2008, 1:03 pm CST

12/17 Huge Holiday Headaches

Quote From: doomsdaydiva

I hate this time of year because it's almost over.  As the year comes to an end, my feelings of doom, dread and fear increase. Most people are happy when we enter a New Year because the old one was so awful they're glad to see the last of it. But the new year always, ALWAYS turns out to be just as bad, or even worse. Not only do we still have war, disease, fighting, killing and general stupidity more than ever, but now the economy is in complete ruins. I can hardly stand it. Why? WHY????????????????????????

I totally get what you are saying!  I keep wondering how much more can go wrong with this scary world.

 

 
December 17, 2008, 1:06 pm CST

I love grandma claus

I think Grandma claus is just wonderful.  Good for her and her husband.  Do what makes you laugh and makes your heart happy.  My family is distant and not close.  I would love a mother and father that are as happy as they are.  Just be grateful.
 
December 17, 2008, 1:07 pm CST

christmas(like or not)

I was just watching your show on christmas.I really can't say I ever recieved something I didn't really like. But one year my sons father went out the night before christmas and got me a gray sweat shirt for christmas.  He has been gone for six years now an for some reason christmas is just like very depressing for me.  I don't have very much and in the last three years I have gotten laid off from my job in like October.  This year is the worst year yet.  I have applied for several job but haven't gotten anything yet.  I have a 12 year old and and 18 year old at homewith me an every year thing just keep getting worst.  That is why christmas is os depressing.  It is all ready the 17th of dec an I haven't even started christmas shopping. I just can't get in the mood for it.  I look at the choises I have either bills or gifts.  I tell all my older childer not to ever by me any thing because I can't get them any thing.  I must be a ba humbug too.   Bonnieeeeeeeeee
 
December 17, 2008, 1:16 pm CST

Worst Christmas gift ever...

Christmas 2006 my husband Bob got a small figurine of an eagle, first looking at it, it seemed to be a bit

scratched, we thought that maybe they just got the last one & the worst one, then as we were looking it

over we noticed one of the eyes were missing, and  turning it around the other eye fell out, then we

noticed on the bottom of the eagle was a yard sale sticker that said $1.00

 My husband just said that he would use it for target practice.

 
December 17, 2008, 1:19 pm CST

12/17 Huge Holiday Headaches

Quote From: trigreen

It is way to dangerous.  Any animal shelter will tell you this.  Cats kept outdoors have a lifespam that is usually at least 10 years shorter than those kept indoors.     

By the way Judy on the show is completely correct.  All the holidays these days are about anymore is greed and commercialism.   Look at all the people who have families saying there holidays are ruined because they can't afford material things for them.  Look at how early the advertising starts.  Look at how the ads and society tries to make very nice people who don't want to spend money that will be used for there own demise by the criminal corporations and how society tries to villify them.  In fact, it has gotten so bad this year a Walmart employee was actually trampled to death by the materialistic holiday crowd.   If you want to save money this bad make things for people for the holidays or have a no gift pact, don't kill another human being.  
The best gifts come from the heart. One Christmas, a girl in my AWANA club gave me a cheap ring missing a stone. Because her father had just had an aneurysm and could no longer work. But she wanted to give me something.
 
December 17, 2008, 1:21 pm CST

to much christmas?

i think it's great! if making your house a christmas place and it makes you happy-GO FOR IT! your not hurting anyone and the people that comes to open house, leaves laughing and happy. we all could use more of that.
 
December 17, 2008, 1:36 pm CST

Mr. Clean Ready Mop

My mom says the worst gift I have given her was the Mr. Clean Ready Mop. I thought it was awesome...she could clean the  bathrooms without hurting her back (she always said it hurt her back). I even bought the replacement pads for them! She wasn't as excited as me.... :(
 
December 17, 2008, 1:36 pm CST

Worst Gift Received

I received a recipe box and a fire extinguisher from my EX-husband one year.  Notice he is an EX husband!!!
 
December 17, 2008, 1:38 pm CST

I have one word for you muffin pans.

One Christmas, I recieved 2 muffin pans - they weren't even the same size. I received them from my to be husband at the time. The next Christmas I received diamond earings from him. Yep, he learned.
 
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