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Christmas wishes!

December 24th, 2012

What do you want for Christmas? Every year for many years - and this is how I know I'm either old or Chinese - I tell friends I don't want anything. I feel like that is the kind of response my parents or my grandparents would give me when I asked them as a child: "Nothing, just be a good girl, get good grades."

My husband and I for years have just agreed to put the money towards a vacation fund. I'm a very practical, no-nonsense person and I am fine with that. My husband is a straight man, so he also means what he says and is relieved to not have to fuss with a gift-buying task.

I have everything I need. I don't want more stuff. I want time and energy. I want a great day with my family. I want to enjoy with friends a nice dinner. I want a good night's rest. I want the energy to go for a jog. I want to make my dog happy.

My mother insisted she get me something this year. You will laugh, but I am so simple, I like herbs, succulents, and vegetable plants. That could set her back a whole five dollars.

I asked a couple friends this question and here's what they said:

Paul Drewes, KITV newscaster:

More joy over the holidays. Everyone is stressed about shopping and getting gifts. This should be a time to spend with family and friends. We need more joy!

Olena Heu, KHON newscaster:


Since seeing Wicked live at the Blaisdell I have been mildly obsessed with Broadway tunes. I would love a Glee album or two - they are so fabulous!

Mike Cherry, Hawaii News Now sportscaster:

Does this mean we can get people to send this present, then? If that's the case, $2 million will do! LOL

What's your Christmas wish?

Merry Christmas!!!

6 Responses to “Christmas wishes!”

  1. kuunakanaka:

    aloha Diane:
    i wish 4 u and ur ohana a Merry Christmas.

  2. M:

    Hello Diane!

    Wishing you and your family A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
    By the way, you don't have to give me anything for Christmas, all I ask is that you continue to blog so I can read it and laugh! You guys are so funny!

  3. Rodney Lee:

    Peace on Earth.

    Merry Christmas Di

  4. che:

    I'll keep it simple and take the same gift as Mike Cherry.

    Merry Christmas.

  5. lowtone123:

    Amen to that RL!

  6. zzzzzz:

    How about asking Claus to take the time he would've spent buying you a present, and spending it with you and Olivia?

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