The Water Cooler – Are You Done With Christmas Shopping?

December 5, 2018 12:00 pm · 22 comments

The “Water Cooler” is a feature on where we ask you a question or provide a topic, and you talk about it.

The “Water Cooler” will be up Monday-Friday at noon.

Today’s question:

Are you all done with Christmas shopping, or do you still have a lot to do? Also, are you mostly buying presents in store or online?

Talk about it.

Sandy G December 5, 2018 at 12:06 PM

With the exception of two items that haven’t been delivered yet, I’m done, they’re wrapped, and taken to where they’ll be opened.

Cellophane December 5, 2018 at 12:17 PM

Done with Christmas shopping?


Done? Yes.

Never started.

I’m a strict Festivus.

Future Catlady December 5, 2018 at 1:20 PM

Festivus for the rest of us 🙂

Dawg December 5, 2018 at 12:23 PM

Yep, and today I’m doing all the Christmas cards so I will be mailing them out tomorrow.


Antler December 5, 2018 at 12:46 PM

Gift shopping is fun, and I Christmas shop all year long. Sooooooo…. but… mmmmm…. now I have to find them wherever I squirreled them away.
(But the miniature M&Ms are underneath the walnuts in the freezer, Alan, so we do not have a crisis!)

Bishop Estates December 5, 2018 at 2:21 PM

Thank you for the giggle 🙂

Silva December 6, 2018 at 5:12 PM

I pick up gifts whatever time of year I happen to be out and about and see something I like for someone on the list. I like to get the kids gifts done early and hidden well. It can be a struggle to find it all when it’s time to wrap it all up. So they end up getting a better birthday.

S December 5, 2018 at 12:50 PM

Yes… Unless stocking stuffers count, then no….. But Yes!

Dorothy December 5, 2018 at 1:12 PM

I shop all year long so yes, all done. Also finished making a few things. Christmas cards still to do though.

Chris D. December 5, 2018 at 1:33 PM

Yes and wrapped

Roz December 5, 2018 at 2:14 PM

UGH! Really haven’t started, and really don’t have worry much.
Neighbors (mailman too) get baked goods and/or bottle of wine.
Most of the family member want lotto scratchers.
A few friends get handmade craft items.
Will start baking next week,…Christmas card this week.

Kentucky Derby December 5, 2018 at 2:18 PM

I always have (and always will) do all my Christmas shopping two weeks before Christmas. Christmas shopping is fun, but if I were to do it all year, I would spend way too much money. And two weeks prior is when the spirit really kicks in!

I buy online and at the mall.

The Mamba December 5, 2018 at 2:32 PM

Uh no, I still have a ways to go.

RetailSlave December 5, 2018 at 2:43 PM

I haven’t even started shopping yet!!

Smith December 5, 2018 at 2:58 PM

Haven’t started. Not in the mood, yet.

Moneypenny December 5, 2018 at 3:24 PM

Done with shopping period. I love the Christmas season except the unnecessary excuse for over consumption and stress. I think it is better to draw names and then be able to pick out something from someone’s wish list, spend a little more for that gift than you normally would do and make everyone much happier. Having to pretend to love a gift that just goes in the junk drawer or in next year’s thrift shop haul is never fun.

Marianne December 5, 2018 at 4:07 PM

I always wait til the last minute to do that extra shopping. Tis the season and brings smiles to my family and me to see the unexpected gifts under the tree. I love Christmas.

Michael Langley December 5, 2018 at 4:07 PM

What? Is it 24 December already!

Mimi (original) December 5, 2018 at 4:19 PM

Almost – just have a couple “fill in” gifts to purchase, then of course, Stocking Stuffers! However I DO HAVE the gifts for the dogs and cats already purchased! LOLOL!

Iluvpopcorn December 5, 2018 at 8:10 PM

I have not begun. I do all on line stuff.

Derb December 6, 2018 at 11:19 AM


The Know December 6, 2018 at 2:23 PM

Honestly I’m a few years late. So I’m trying to catch up, this year I haven’t started yet. I should have started shopping a few months ago.

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