IT'S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR.

IT’S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR.

My friend Bess is the type of person who feels the need to buy Christmas gifts for every single person she’s ever met. It’s weird, it doesn’t make sense and a lot of the time she’s confused as to why she didn’t get a gift in return. Well, Bess, maybe the mailman doesn’t like you as much as you like him. OK?

I stopped giving gifts outside my immediate family years ago. I think college was the last time I exchanged a gift with a friend and that was with Bess. These days my friends and I do holiday dinners where gifts are never exchanged, and Bess has been give a strict “No Gifts For Mandy” rule. It’s hard for her to stick to it, but considering the fact that she gives gifts to everyone else under the sun, I think she’s dealing with this just fine.

But what about you? Are you like Bess — the type who buys gifts for every single person you’ve ever known (she even buys presents for ex-boyfriends), or do you just stick to your family? Yes, the holiday season is about giving, but at some point you need to draw the line.

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