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  1. #1
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    Would you rather...

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    have Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer or Frosty the Snowman as a friend?

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    Without hesitation, Rudolph. What's that mean
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    Rudolph.

    Frosty has to hang out in freezers and I can't handle the cold.

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    I don't think it means anything. It's from a list of Christmas related discussion questions another teacher gave me today. My students mostly chose Rudolf.

    One I'm going to ask next week: Would you rather have $100 to buy presents for yourself or $1000 to buy presents for others?

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    I have to choose between preparing for imminent loss, or bright lights all night long? Can I have the Abominable Snowman?
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    None of the above. This doesn't apply to me and would not have been allowed in the district where I taught!
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    I think Rudolph might do slightly better here than Frosty. Frosty would make a mess of the carpet.
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    Frosty, for sure. Not only because I am more of a winter girl, but I hate when company hangs around too long and he would have to head north come spring!

    And I would always rather buy for others.

    I think we have the same book at school. My coworker next door has it. I love that book, and it gets great conversations going with our kids.

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    Frosty for sure as we hear (see) more about Rudolph and it would be a change. And I like white.

    As for money, I don't know. Lately I've given to a lot of people as we have many charity causes we support at work and home. So if I can feel shelfish (without guilt) I'd take the 100$. But would probably with the household to each get us a little something. hihi

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    I'd take the $1000 for others and give it to our school social worker who coordinates a huge project for our kids and families.
    Each day is a gift, that's why it is called the present.

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    As far as presents go, I'd take $1000 and be able to buy gifts for other people rather than IOUs. December is always tight because of when registration fees are due. :/
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    neither I’m going with dr. seuss’s 'cindy-lou who' from 'how the grinch stole christmas'

    ….and since I don’t need much I'd send the $1000 to some of my favorite charities
    ‘The negative feelings we all have can be addictive…just as the positive…it’s up to
    us to decide which ones we want to choose and feed”… Pema Chodron

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    I'm sorry if I sounded flip in my above post. But, this time of year gives me a good dose of feeling like "the other."
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    I would take the $1,000 - and I bet I could then find someone to buy gifts for :-)

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    Crankin, FWIW it raised my eyebrows too. They had mandatory religion classes in one of my high schools, your choice Roman Catholic or Congregationalist, but that was 40 years ago. Same school where girls had to take Home Ec and boys had to take Vo Ag. Even though neither of the shows referenced has any religious content that I can remember, they do refer to Christmas, and it doesn't really seem appropriate.



    That said, the money question seems easy, doesn't it? Whether it's friends, family or charity, I wouldn't be giving the money away to anyone I wouldn't have been gifting anyway - just giving larger gifts?
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