When I was working, I didn't have holidays because I was too poor. Now I'm retired, I don't have holidays because I'm "on holiday" all day, every day.
If by "holiday shopping list" you mean "Christmas shopping list" - but you don't want to upset anyone by actually mentioning the banned "C"-word, then it is still no. I don't do Christmas. I used to enjoy the traditions of Christmas with my wife. She made it a gentle, fun, warm cave in the middle of Winter. All sparkly and happy and soft.
Without her, there isn't any real point to it.
Never having been a Christian, I don't celebrate the birth and having no friends I don't much do parties. Nor do I have anyone close to buy things for.
It's typical, I'm a fairly rich retiree with all the time in the world to make Christmases special and no one to make them special *for*.
As the French would say, that's life, innit?
To everyone else, have a lovely Christmas, a smashing holiday and a truly wonderful New Year.
And, no, I won't be buying a new machine just to keep the economy healthy. I have enough computers to last me forever and I enjoy playing with the ones I have.
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