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Drew Sollenberger (Sollen)
Posted on Monday, January 02, 2006 - 7:08 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

was he quitting from eating something? from drinking something? from useing some object? from some habit?

is the thing he is quiting something generaly thought of as 'bad'? a bad habit?

is the reason he wants to avoid the christmas fiest due to the food?? the drinks? seeing the people there? interacting with them? because of something he knows they will do? because he dosn't want to be around people in general when quiting?
Kapil Kapur (Dinkie)
Posted on Monday, January 02, 2006 - 8:21 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

was he quitting from eating something?not specifically from drinking something? not specificallyfrom useing some object? nofrom some habit? YES !!!

is the thing he is quiting something generaly thought of as 'bad'? NO !!!a bad habit? NO !!!!

is the reason he wants to avoid the christmas fiest due to the food?? nothe drinks?no seeing the people there? nointeracting with them? because of something he knows they will do? nobecause he dosn't want to be around people in general when quiting? no
Drew Sollenberger (Sollen)
Posted on Monday, January 02, 2006 - 11:17 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

he was trying to quite a good habit? Or just one that is considered nutural by most?
Kapil Kapur (Dinkie)
Posted on Tuesday, January 03, 2006 - 9:13 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

he was trying to quite a good habit? Or just one that is considered nutural by most? this one
Drew Sollenberger (Sollen)
Posted on Friday, January 13, 2006 - 9:55 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is he avoiding ingesting something? comeing in contact with something? a behavior he would often do?

relevant why he is quitting this thing?

would puzzle still work if he was avoiding a different holiday fiest? a fiest that is not connected to holidays or celbration? any large meal of any kind?

the people in attendence during the festival important? what is sereved? how it is served?
Kapil Kapur (Dinkie)
Posted on Saturday, January 14, 2006 - 12:25 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is he avoiding ingesting something?yes
comeing in contact with something? yesa behavior he would often do? EXPLORE THIS ONE !!!!

relevant why he is quitting this thing? yes

would puzzle still work if he was avoiding a different holiday fiest? a fiest that is not connected to holidays or celbration? any large meal of any kind? {IRRELEVANT}

the people in attendence during the festival important? nowhat is sereved? nohow it is served? no
Lewis Zeiters (Lzeiters)
Posted on Friday, January 20, 2006 - 6:14 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

alcohol relevant? Champagne?
Kapil Kapur (Dinkie)
Posted on Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 10:39 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

alcohol relevant? no but I THINK can see where you are thinking and pls pursue Champagne? no
Lewis Zeiters (Lzeiters)
Posted on Monday, January 23, 2006 - 3:48 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

did his habit involve some mind-altering substance, which he skipped this year, and later realized that this Christmas he enjoyed much more with unadulterated mental faculties?
Kapil Kapur (Dinkie)
Posted on Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 10:09 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

did his habit involve some mind-altering substance, which he skipped this year, and later realized that this Christmas he enjoyed much more with unadulterated mental faculties? no ... its far more simpler than that ... nothing dodgy !!!!
Drew Sollenberger (Sollen)
Posted on Thursday, January 26, 2006 - 6:26 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

got to ask; eggnog relevent?
Kapil Kapur (Dinkie)
Posted on Friday, January 27, 2006 - 10:56 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

got to ask; eggnog relevent? no !!! look at the title and think what alcohol (but not specifically alcohol) can do to a person
Lewis Zeiters (Lzeiters)
Posted on Friday, January 27, 2006 - 6:23 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

lack of a hangover afterwards relevant?
Kapil Kapur (Dinkie)
Posted on Saturday, January 28, 2006 - 1:16 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

lack of a hangover afterwards relevant? no
Kapil Kapur (Dinkie)
Posted on Sunday, February 12, 2006 - 11:51 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

HINT ***** If liked something a LOT, and you kept doing it what might happen ???
Allan Newton (Newt)
Posted on Thursday, February 16, 2006 - 6:34 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'm thinking something sleep related.. Or maybe cooking.. I want to say licking stamps or evalopes but that doesn't make any sense.
Kapil Kapur (Dinkie)
Posted on Thursday, February 16, 2006 - 1:20 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'm thinking something sleep related.. Or maybe cooking.. I want to say licking stamps or evalopes but that doesn't make any sense. no - think about people like George Best, Pete Doherty,Paul Merson
Lisa (Dlcygnet)
Posted on Tuesday, February 21, 2006 - 8:33 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Okay...
Best - Alcoholic who Snogged Ms. World
Doherty - Heroine addict who Snogged a Model
Merson - Also Alcoholic who probably had a following of women too.

So was Thomas trying to avoid the Christmas feast because it would involve alcohol? And he was trying to stay sober? But he tends to give in to temptation? When he gives in, he does things he's not proud of? Snogs lots of women? One woman? Drove somebody away because of his drinking? His family? His girlfriend? Raped somebody? Blacks out and remembers nothing?

It was his best Christmas because... he could actually remember it? Didn't drive anybody away? Kept his promise to stay clean and sober?
Kapil Kapur (Dinkie)
Posted on Thursday, February 23, 2006 - 4:45 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Okay...
Best - Alcoholic who Snogged Ms. World
Doherty - Heroine addict THIS IS THE WORD I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR ....!!!! who Snogged a Model
Merson - Also Alcoholic who probably had a following of women too.

So was Thomas trying to avoid the Christmas feast because it would involve alcohol? And he was trying to stay sober? But he tends to give in to temptation? When he gives in, he does things he's not proud of? Snogs lots of women? One woman? Drove somebody away because of his drinking? His family? His girlfriend? Raped somebody? Blacks out and remembers nothing?

It was his best Christmas because... he could actually remember it? Didn't drive anybody away? Kept his promise to stay clean and sober?

now what is he addicted to ... and no it is NOT alcohol but that is part of it
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Sunday, February 26, 2006 - 11:33 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the addiction to an illicit substance?
To an illicit activity?
to something else not illicit such as pizza and cola?
John Culham (Johnnybgood)
Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 - 2:46 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'm new here and this is my first post so forgive me please if it's stupid, but would Thoma be the turkey by any chance? I guess that doesn't make much sense since a turkey can't really decide to skip Christmas but it does seem to fit with many of the answers.
Lewis Zeiters (Lzeiters)
Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 - 6:14 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

nice lateral leap, there, B!... wish I'd have thought of that myself!

...and welcome!!!
Kapil Kapur (Dinkie)
Posted on Wednesday, March 01, 2006 - 10:33 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the addiction to an illicit substance? no
To an illicit activity? no
to something else not illicit such as pizza and cola? much more this

I'm new here and this is my first post so forgive me please if it's stupid, but would Thoma be the turkey by any chance? I guess that doesn't make much sense since a turkey can't really decide to skip Christmas but it does seem to fit with many of the answers. excellent thought - but no !!!
Alice Black (Tink)
Posted on Tuesday, March 07, 2006 - 10:54 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Just to clarify (coz I'm new and just found this puzzle!)
-He's quitting a habit that most people see as natural?
-He doesn't want to avoid Christmas because of the food and drinks?
-But he does want to avoid ingesting something?
-He is addicted to something but not alcohol?
Kapil Kapur (Dinkie)
Posted on Thursday, March 09, 2006 - 8:51 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Just to clarify (coz I'm new and just found this puzzle!) welcome and thanks for having a go at this !!!
-He's quitting a habit that most people see as natural? YES
-He doesn't want to avoid Christmas because of the food and drinks? partly
-But he does want to avoid ingesting something? partly
-He is addicted to something but not alcohol? YES

you have 95% of the puzzle in the two statements that I responded to with a YES
Lewis Zeiters (Lzeiters)
Posted on Thursday, March 09, 2006 - 8:59 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

he's addicted to a:

specific item?
food item?
beverage?
activity?
Kapil Kapur (Dinkie)
Posted on Friday, March 10, 2006 - 10:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

he's addicted to a:

specific item?
food item? it includes this
beverage? it includes this
activity? this is closest !!!
Howard Pavane (Rubberduck)
Posted on Sunday, March 12, 2006 - 7:39 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Pardon if this sounds stupid, but this is my first post as I just found these puzzles and registered.
Does the activity have anything to do mistletoe?
Is he trying to avoid some type of contact with women which might lead to some type of trouble?
Kapil Kapur (Dinkie)
Posted on Sunday, March 12, 2006 - 3:59 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Pardon if this sounds stupid, but this is my first post as I just found these puzzles and registered. hey welcome !!!
Does the activity have anything to do mistletoe? yes - this is part of it !!!
Is he trying to avoid some type of contact with women which might lead to some type of trouble? nothing to do with this
Christiane Scharf (0815)
Posted on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 - 10:34 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is he addicted to Christmas? celebrations? religious festivities? religion? Is he a perfectionist?
Kapil Kapur (Dinkie)
Posted on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 - 10:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is he addicted to Christmas? YOU GOT IT !!! - See Spoiler Below celebrations? religious festivities? religion? Is he a perfectionist?

Thomas suffered from a Obsessive Compulsive Disorder - an OCD. He was addicted to celebrating Christmas. In fact he celebrated it EVERY DAY for 12 years.

By not celebrating it, he realised that he was cured of his obsession - and that was his best Christmas ever !!!!

This is based on a true story !!!

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