Just saw this stupid Kay Jewelers commercial. Never mind that they start the Christmas commercials way too early, but this one REALLY rubs me the wrong way. It's a woman up at 2am with her baby, and the husband comes in to light the tree and give her a cheesy Kay piece of jewelery. Then the husband says "it's our first Christmas as a FAMILY" all dreamy-eyed. THIS DRIVES ME NUTS. My first Christmas as a family was the year I married my husband. That's what those little "Our First Christmas" ornaments we have on our tree mean to me.
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Yeah I remember seeing that one last year. While all my personal drama on that issue was going on, it actually made me angry to see it. Now it just makes me sick.
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I agree with your sentiment entirely. It's terrible when two people who are married don't love each other enough to consider themselves a family. And it's wonderful that you and your husband are smart enough and in love enough to take that first Christmas as a family for what it really was. The commercial might be enough to rub anyone the wrong way, but this really brightened my mood:
My first Christmas as a family was the year I married my husband. That's what those little "Our First Christmas" ornaments we have on our tree mean to me.
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AFAIC, my husband and I became a family the day we got married. When nosy people ask me when he and I are going to "start a family" my reply is "We started a family __ years ago." Our first Thanksgiving, Chanukah, Christmas, Labor Day, Columbus Day, etc. as a family was that year.
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The only thing I hate more than Christmas commercials are jewelry commercials. And the Kay ones are the most vomitrocious of them all.
Family is what you want it to be. A married couple. A single person with pets. A bunch of unrelated people who choose to live together. Etcetera, etcetera. We are a family of seven, me, Mike, and our five kittehs.
These stupid commercials make me want to gack.
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Unfortunately, you see lots of Christmas commercials depicting the "perfect" holiday with kids - always kids. They're about getting your spoiled kid the expensive gift they've been howling about for months - and implying if you don't get it, you are a "bad" parent. Or the ones that show the parents and the kids in their jammies opening gifts. I swear, you never see just a couple, or a blended sort of family, e.g., a gay couple or gay parents, or old people, or just a group of friends who are their own family.
I feel like my husband and I have a family with our pets. We also have extended family of blood relatives and friends. As we've all pointed out, family is what you want it to be, the people who matter most to you, who respect you, honor you, support you. Very often that's NOT the family you were born into. I think it's about time advertisers wised up. They are pissing off a huge demographic.
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