End of the year! Almost Santa thing time again?!

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End of the year! Almost Santa thing time again?!

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1mellymel171328
Out 17, 2017, 6:55 pm

Every time it starts to get cold... I think about Santa thing. I can't believe it's almost that time of year again!

2lorannen
Out 18, 2017, 1:52 pm

>1 mellymel171328: Cue the SantaThing hype train! This year has gone by fast. Get your book-picking mittens ready!

3lorannen
Out 18, 2017, 1:52 pm

Official statement: I can't announce dates just yet, but don't worry, they're coming. :)

4mellymel171328
Out 19, 2017, 2:00 pm

>2 lorannen: already so excited. Let me know when you can so I can prepare the yearly Donation thread. :)

5gilroy
Out 19, 2017, 2:50 pm

Why do people always want to rush the end of the year? There is at least one holiday (two if in the US) between now and December. Can't we just get through one holiday at a time?

6mellymel171328
Out 19, 2017, 6:47 pm

>5 gilroy: I don't feel that I am rushing it though. :) I am just getting excited to start Santa Thing (a book exchange LibraryThing does every year!) It is starting next month! The dates aren't out just yet but I look forward to it every year.

7mellymel171328
Out 19, 2017, 6:48 pm

So I am not really thinking about holidays just the event. :)

8gilroy
Out 20, 2017, 7:34 am

>6 mellymel171328: It's called Santathing. This suggests it's related to the later holiday of the year. That's rushing it past Halloween (and in the US Thanksgiving.)

I'm well aware of WHAT it is, thank you.

9mellymel171328
Out 20, 2017, 7:38 am

>8 gilroy: I'm very sorry if I have offended you. :( It was not my intention and I just wasn't sure if you had heard of it. I also mention it a little early to help people to remember to budget for it. I have to budget for everything and there was a couple of the earlier years that I forgot.

Again, sorry that i offended you.

10AngelaB86
Out 20, 2017, 8:00 am

Gilroy, did you know it takes zero effort to ignore something you don’t like and not crap on someone’s day?

11gilroy
Out 20, 2017, 8:16 am

>9 mellymel171328: Well, it would be more helpful if you said "Hey, just a reminder to start building for budgets" somewhere in the post. It wasn't made obvious.

>10 AngelaB86: You're amusing.

12mellymel171328
Out 20, 2017, 8:51 am

>11 gilroy: I felt it didn't have to be. I feel personally attacked for showing excitement for something that I immensely enjoy every year. What I don't understand? Is why I'm being ashamed for just being happy? I haven't forgotten about the other holidays at all. I have two children that I enjoy it with but I am still excited about SantaThing.

13gilroy
Out 20, 2017, 9:58 am

>12 mellymel171328: My initial comment wasn't directed toward you, but a general statement. If you took it as a personal attach, my apologies.

14MarthaJeanne
Out 20, 2017, 11:30 am

It certainly has to start before US Thanksgiving to give time for sign up, chosing books, ordering, and delivery all before Christmas.

15guido47
Out 21, 2017, 1:39 am

When is US Thanksgiving?

16rastaphrog
Out 21, 2017, 8:51 am

November 23rd

17Taphophile13
Out 21, 2017, 12:41 pm

>15 guido47: It's the fourth Thursday of November, so the exact date varies a little bit.

18LibraryPerilous
Out 26, 2017, 4:30 pm

>2 lorannen: Woohoo!!! Thanks for touching base on this thread. SantaThing usually debuts a week or so after my birthday, so it's like an extra birthday present and winter holiday gift wrapped in one.

>5 gilroy: This was a rude and completely unnecessary comment, and you know it. The OP didn't need to justify it as about 'budgeting' for it to be a useful post for those of us who eagerly watch LT this time of year for SantaThing announcements. Not every post on Talk is meant for every LT user. Push the red X the next time, dude, instead of derailing what should have been happy thread.

19jjwilson61
Out 26, 2017, 5:06 pm

And forgive me for being annoyed that every year in the 2 months before xmas bug fixing and new development grinds to a halt as staff attention is focused on SantaThing. I know that many people like it and I have long since gotten my money's worth out of LT, but given the lack of new development in core LT features (Add Books redo comes to mind) in the last couple of years, it's still annoying.

20avanders
Nov 8, 2017, 8:48 am

I've started watching and waiting....
I wish I had emoji available on my laptop to show my excitement over this... hold on...

Yep, even though it's (gasp) not Thanksgiving yet!
(which I also LOVE ;))

21mellymel171328
Nov 8, 2017, 8:56 am

>20 avanders: It is hard not to love Thanksgiving.... it's just so yummy! :)