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Born on Christmas; what a RIPOFF!

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posted on Dec, 17 2010 @ 08:38 PM
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Christmas season is the season of giving and goodwill towards all men. I get into the spirit myself and greatly enjoy buying gifts for my kids and the rest of my family and friends but, being one of the unfortunate ones to have been born on December 25th, Christmas sometimes gives me mixed feelings.

The most obvious issue is the presents; people always ask me if I get ripped off on my birthday and the answer is; you don't know the half of it. There's only so much people can spend on gift giving during this time of year and having a relative with a birthday must put a real strain on a person's budget. Do I get less presents for my birthday than normal people, you bet but, what's even worse; what gifts I do get tend to be cheaper as people try to split their budgets between Christmas presents and birthday presents. So instead of getting the one big gift I was hoping for, I oftentimes get two cheap gifts which oftentimes don't even add up to what some people spend on one person's gifts for Christmas.


It used to be that I at least had the consolation of sharing my birthday with our lord and savior so that tended to make up for the lack of presents. Now, as I grow older, I learn that Jesus wasn't even actually born on December 25th, he was most likely born sometime in March. December 25th is only the day that the Church celebrates the birth of Jesus which is understandable since His real birthday would place it too close to Easter and the Church was able to suppress worship of old pagan gods by replacing their holidays with Church holy days. So now I don't even have that consolation anymore, in fact, it seems I actually share my birthday with some evil pagan god named Nimrod.


A guy just can't win around here it seems.

Perhaps the worst thing about being born on Christmas is the fact that the season so overshadows everything else, it becomes easy for others to forget my birthday. I have gone through several Christmas' without anyone even remembering to wish me a happy birthday on my birthday. Sometimes they'll remember a few days after, reasoning that they were so busy celebrating with their families that they didn't have time to stop and call to wish me a happy birthday. This is understandable for friends and distant relatives, I know how hectic the holidays are when you have small kids; sometimes it can take days to dig out from all the wreckage caused by all the present opening. What bothers me is that even members of my direct family often forget my birthday in the middle of the holiday rush. Sometimes I feel that the best present on my birthday is to be remembered through all the holiday madness and receive a call wishing me a happy birthday.


I'm sure that people born on other holidays have similar stories and people born too near to the holidays probably also have many of the same issues, my older sister was born on the 23rd, so she gets a lot of the same treatment. My brother's birthday falls on Thanksgiving every four years but, that just makes it easier for the family to get together for his birthday. At least being born ON a holiday makes your birthday somewhat easier to remember, at least you would think so anyway.


I would like to finish off by wishing everyone here at ATS a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

And to all those born on or near Christmas or any other holiday;

Happy Birthday, fellow unlucky ones!





posted on Dec, 17 2010 @ 08:51 PM
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I actually share my birthday with some evil pagan god named Nimrod.

hahaha didnt read any further that was funny as hell



posted on Dec, 17 2010 @ 08:53 PM
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Look at the bright side F.A. , at least you weren't born on Feb.29th.
or Sept. 11th


Merry Christmas Dude



posted on Dec, 17 2010 @ 08:55 PM
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Sorry, off topic...

Any mod care to tell me how to close my ATS account please?



posted on Dec, 17 2010 @ 08:57 PM
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At least if I was born on Feb 29th, I could tell people I was only 10 years old.


It would be great to be a kid again!



posted on Dec, 17 2010 @ 09:07 PM
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hahaha!
I know exactly how you feel

I was born on January 1st.
I always got the " oh this is your christmas and bday pressie combined" and it was always pretty stingy as I am the youngest of 6 kids, so you can imagine how many gifts the family had to get for each other over christmas.
I dont really care now , I did when I was younger..
ahh well !
happy birthday to you



posted on Dec, 17 2010 @ 09:11 PM
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do a bit more research an youll find the kings of old were timed to be born around christmas so not so bad



posted on Dec, 17 2010 @ 09:47 PM
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I, also, was born on Christmas day, and have to agree with you, but have you tried having a birthday get together with your mates?
Nigh on impossible, as they're spending tine with their families, suffering from the previous night hangover, or have gone away for the day.
AND, I get a cold sweat as Easter approaches, as knowing my luck (Being born on Christmas day and all that), there'll be some sick twist of fate that guarantees I'll choke to death on my Easter egg.



edit on 17-12-2010 by Illegal Alien because: Badd sbelyng



posted on Dec, 17 2010 @ 09:49 PM
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New Years Eve here!!

Try organising a party that night!!

At least I am guranteed every woman will be drunk!!


That includes my girlfriend so I have to go home early!!

July would be nice...good weather,pool,bikinis,mojitos....sunsets!!!



posted on Dec, 17 2010 @ 09:56 PM
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Originally posted by Illegal Alien
AND, I get a cold sweat as Easter approaches, as knowing my luck (Being born on Christmas day and all that), there'll be some sick twist of fate that guarantees I'll choke to death on my Easter egg.



I never even thought of that one.


The good news is; Jesus really wasn't born on Christmas day so its less likely you have to worry about dying when he did. Besides, Jesus died on Good Friday, two days before Easter, so if you live to see Easter Sunday, you've already beat the odds.



posted on Dec, 17 2010 @ 10:12 PM
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The good news is; Jesus really wasn't born on Christmas day so its less likely you have to worry about dying when he did. Besides, Jesus died on Good Friday, two days before Easter, so if you live to see Easter Sunday, you've already beat the odds.


Hmmm!

Now I'm not even sure of what to get paranoid about anymore, or even when.
Is that a good thing?

And another thing.........the only miracle I've ever managed to perform is staying alive this long, and the only time I've ever managed to walk on water is when I've stepped into a puddle or slipped on some ice (Probably on my birthday).
As for turning water into wine, I wouldn't want to, as it gives me heartburn.
Loaves and fishes, did someone say?
I'm a vegetarian, so fishes are out for me, as for the loaves... they just seem to get smaller and smaller.

Ripped off?
You said it.

Edit to add.....And why did 'they decide to call it GOOD Friday?


edit on 17-12-2010 by Illegal Alien because: To add an edit



posted on Dec, 17 2010 @ 10:26 PM
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Originally posted by Illegal Alien
Edit to add.....And why did 'they decide to call it GOOD Friday?

:puz



Its called Good Friday because that's the day Jesus sacrificed His life to pay the price for our sins.

Good Friday

Its actually considered the holiest day in the year by the Church, even though it gets overshadowed by the Christmas and Easter celebrations which, increasingly, have less and less to do with what those holidays are really all about.

Its a shame when commercialism takes over the true spirit of the holidays.



posted on Dec, 17 2010 @ 10:32 PM
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Ahhh!

Thanks for clearing up that one for me.




posted on Dec, 17 2010 @ 11:05 PM
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If it's about presents for you then you don't deserve anything.

At least you get something eh? and people are in the habit of spending on gifts and chances are your birthday isn't forgotten about because it's on such a significant day of the year.

I was born in January so people are skint, glad xmas and new year are over and more concerned about making ends meet to prepare for the next instalment of commercialism because they ignorantly spent what they can't afford to to pretend they are worthy in other peoples eyes.

The Grinch Rules.



posted on Dec, 18 2010 @ 12:40 AM
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My B-Day is 9-11-1961, and My ex wifes B-day is 2-14-1971 (valentines day)

Now that's crazy

I know what you mean OP



posted on Dec, 18 2010 @ 12:50 AM
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I know exactly what you mean, as I was born on the 29th I did not escape the wrath of Jesus.



posted on Dec, 18 2010 @ 03:16 AM
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Funny you mention this now, as today the 18th is my birthday.

Thats right, seven days before the big Jeezy. I have been getting crap for my birthday since trhe day I was born.

"Oh this gift....its for your birthday AND for Christmas...wink wink"


Pfffft.....



posted on Dec, 18 2010 @ 08:40 AM
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I wasnt born on christmas but the 20th, so I have a pretty good idea what you mean.
lonely birthdays, or having the flu, snowed in a blizzard among other things.

and a birthday cake being tossed in on the christmas eve gathering. Just a little sidetrip....


I always said I would never have a december baby, but my son was born on my birthday.

starting next year he is celebrating his half birthday, to get him away from the fray.



posted on Dec, 18 2010 @ 08:53 AM
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yea my cousin is 9/11. Now when he tells people his birthday they say: oh I am sorry



posted on Dec, 19 2010 @ 08:21 PM
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Man, you have gotten scrooged so many times over the years haven't you. Christmas has to be one of the last holidays that I would have wanted to have been born on. You would think that being born on Christmas would mean that you might get a present or two more. NO!!! You get the same amount of presents as everyone else
in the family. This is why I say having your birthday on Christmas sucks big time. Makes me glad that mine is on the Fourth of July.


Anyways........................
To those who were born on Christmas, I say "Happy Birthday."



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