This episode was broadcast live and featured spirited feedback from the chat room. We talked about our childhood memories of the “Mall Santa” and debated whether he was cool or creepy. We also gave 7 easy tips to keep the stress out of your holiday season and shared our best Christmas presents ever. Plus K&J Nation came up with several holiday-themed Adultitis warning signs.
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The show was completely awesome! I’m so glad we didn’t miss it this time.
We were actually having a family movie night and paused the movie to participate. Isn’t that a little adultitisish?
No matter. The kids were happy to stay up extra late to finish the movie and they all thought your show was hilarious.
Cubby had control of the keyboard and wouldn’t give. But I had so much to say! So I’m gonna comment now that he’s at work and the keyboard is mine.
In the past we cut down our tree every year and I would only put respectable white lights on it. Then we decided that buying a tree every year was too expensive and got the cheepest little tree we could find from Walgreens that already had multi-colored lights on it. We all love it and will never have a non-cheesy tree again. We call him Johann (pronounced yo-hann – after Bach).
My best Christmas gift was a Cabbage Patch Kid named Stephanie – which my niece has now since my only daughter is 14 and never much liked dolls. One year, however, I remember my mom had a brain fart and got me a set of neon orange luggage. I was like 10 or 11 or something. That was not my best gift memory.
I never really liked the mall Santas. I hated waiting in line. Sitting on a stranger’s lap. All for one stinking little tiny candy cane that would inevitably end up embedded in my hair. I wondered why Santa would have all these wrapped presents around him but wouldn’t part with just one. I also wondered why he never gave me what I asked for and why I could only ask for one thing, according to my mom (she also told us to go easy – that Santa sends parents a bill).
I had not a small case of adultitis as a child, yes?
Our dorky Christmas traditions now are way more fun. Mordifying my then 13 year old daughter last year by, surprise!, having us all go out to dinner on Christmas night in our new PJs…
THAT was awesome.
Thanks for the comment. I’m so glad you didn’t mss it either; it was fun having you guys watching — even if Cubby did hog the keyboard. By the way, pausing the movie to watch OUR show is the OPPOSITE of Adultitis, if you ask me, but I may be a bit biased.
Kudos to you for naming your tree. Nice. And for the record, I have always been a fan of multi-colored lights. The white ones are sharp, but they don’t have the character of the multi-colored ones, IMHO.
Neon orange luggage? Ouch.
Good point on Santa giving out candy canes instead of the mound of presents stacked around him. One more reason why I stand by my disdain for the Mall Santa. He’s nowhere near as cool as the REAL one.
That previous comment was entirely too long.
Actually, you were two words under our “entirely too long comment” limit. Clearly you have a lot to say about Christmas, which is fine by us :)
Sorry I missed the show live. but, love your videos!
I was always a fan of the mall santa…my earliest memory was when I was about 3 and I sat on Santa’s lap and got a spinning top as a gift (better than the sticky candy cane!). I had a picture of me with him, but seems to have gotten lost. :(
I still like visiting Santa. one of our malls has a “real” bearded Santa and he has this twinkle in his eyes that is so welcoming and gentle.
My kids seem to enjoy seeing him, too. no fears.
My best Christmas present? I have a few, actually, but one I remember fondly is Walking Baby Loves You doll. you squeezed her hands and she’d “walk” by air pressure. it was so cool. I lost her (or mom threw her out more like it) and I went on Ebay trying to get one. still trying to find the perfect one. they are pretty rare.
of the 7 destressing things to do, the one I’d love to do again, but can’t seem to convince anyone is to go is Christmas Caroling. I went with the girl scouts when I was 9 or 10. Oh, and the other one I should do is a massage! ruh-oh. I have about $300 in gift certs for massages I got for my bday that I haven’t used yet….better schedule it in now!!!
We recently bought a new/old vehicle and the dealer gave us 3 months of free satelite radio service. found a station that I’m in love with right now…”Holly”. It plays all Christmas music all the time!!!! my kids love it. helps me stay in the holiday mood.
I love setting up my christmas village. it’s not fancy, but each house has a meaning for me or a story I can tell.
our christmas tree is real, cut down fresh every year since I started dating my husband 16 years ago. he likes the white lights, so I got used to it. I grew up with a fake tree with colored lights, so it was hard to go in the opposite direction, but now I love it. and I’m not the kind of mom that doesn’t allow the kids to help decorate it, either! I let them put the unbreakable ornaments on. why not??
your daughter is so cute! and Jason, where did you get your shirt??
Merry Merry Christmas to you!!!!!
Thanks so much for tuning in, even if it wasn’t live. A spinning top, huh? You don’t see too many of those around any more. My brothers and I had a game when we were kids called “Battling Tops.” It was awesome. You’d each get a top spinning and they’d crash into each other. The last one still spinning was the winner.
I bet I’d have a hard time rustling up a handful of friends to go caroling, too. It seems to by a dying art. We were in high school/college when we did it, at an age where crazy things are done on a daily basis. But if you haven’t already, ask around. Maybe you’ll be pleasantly surprised?
I’m a colored lights person myself. We also have an artificial tree, which I quite like because it looks like a real one. I’d like to go with a real one but secretly fear the upkeep is a pain in the butt. Am I wrong?
Oh, and the t-shirt…I believe that was a $5 special at Kohl’s last year after Christmas was over. I was delighted that it was in my size, and almost forgot it was in my closet!