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Old 11-28-2007, 01:18 PM
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Does anyone else get pissed off that Christmas is such a big holiday? Im not religious and neither is anyone in my family, so why do we celebrate it every freakin year. Like I asked my dad about 3 years ago...

Me "Dad why not celebrate Chaunaka this year?"
Dad "We arent Jewish."
Me "So then why do we celebrate Christmas?"
Dad "Good point lets ask your mom."

Neither of us like this holiday and think it is completely fake. Seeing how it is supposed to be a religious holy day but is more about a fat man in a red suit. If you are religious I understand the gift giving concept; but why give some many why not just give your children 3 gifts each? One from each of the wisemen, this will turn it into more of a religious holiday like it should be for you.

Sorry for the rant but I have already had it up to my neck with christmas songs.
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Old 11-28-2007, 01:21 PM
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Christmas songs are the best part of christmas.
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Old 11-28-2007, 01:31 PM
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I like Christmas.

When I was young part of my family were Christians so they never held Christmas to be a spiritual season - so they figured nobody really knew when baby jesus was born, and its a bit weird to mix yule with Christianity. so they just went for the pop version instead, and it rumbles.

Around Christmas isn't even a word, it is still jul - or 'yule', go pagans!

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Old 11-28-2007, 01:38 PM
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touche I forgot that christmas derived from a pagan holiday. (Just like easter and most other seasonal holidays). So now not only do I get to tell people for a month that this is the most bent out of shape holiday I get to tell people that they are celebrating a pagan holiday.

I bet people really love me this time of year.

Bah Humbug
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Old 11-28-2007, 02:03 PM
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It's a social event. It always has been. Most early cultures lived by the seasons - so many of them rejoiced when the days started to get longer. It has never been religious in the common sense - early religion
was closely tied to daily life and the events that impacted it.
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Old 11-28-2007, 02:18 PM
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When you labored as hard as they did 2,000 years ago I guess you'd be relieved that in addition to a holy day you also got a day of rest, fun and social activities. I'm sure with the problems they had traveling distances it was also quite a source of community for earlier peoples.

The gift giving really didn't get into the full materialistic swing until the 20th Century.

Holiday from Holy Day.
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Old 11-29-2007, 08:38 AM
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Does anyone else get pissed off that Christmas is such a big holiday? Im not religious and neither is anyone in my family, so why do we celebrate it every freakin year. Like I asked my dad about 3 years ago...

Me "Dad why not celebrate Chaunaka this year?"
Dad "We arent Jewish."
Me "So then why do we celebrate Christmas?"
Dad "Good point lets ask your mom."

Neither of us like this holiday and think it is completely fake. Seeing how it is supposed to be a religious holy day but is more about a fat man in a red suit. If you are religious I understand the gift giving concept; but why give some many why not just give your children 3 gifts each? One from each of the wisemen, this will turn it into more of a religious holiday like it should be for you.

Sorry for the rant but I have already had it up to my neck with christmas songs.

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What a Scrooge.
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Old 11-29-2007, 08:39 AM
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Christmas songs are the best part of christmas.

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Definitely agree I love Christmas songs.
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Old 11-29-2007, 11:25 AM
Kurn, son of Mogh Kurn, son of Mogh is offline
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I love Christmas.

The lights, the songs, but most of all, the commerce.
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Old 11-29-2007, 03:01 PM
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I see nothing wrong with ceromony and tradition and therefore, have nothing against Christmas. In fact, I rather enjoy it. It's fun and there really is something special in the air right around Christmas time. I like the way people act towards one and other. Too bad we need something like Christmas to make this happen.
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