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    15 Dec '07 15:56
    I am not a religious person, so the religious aspect of Christmas does not have any meaning for me, I don't celebrate Jesus being born or anything like that.
    Also though, I am not a materialistic person either, I don't like how you are supposed to buy everyone presents, and get presents yourself, indeed, I really don't like being bought anything and I ask people not to get me anything, and fortunately other people say the same to me.

    I guess Christmas is just a drinking holiday as far as I am concerned.


    What do you think of Christmas?
  2. SubscriberAThousandYoung
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    15 Dec '07 16:26
    Many things...the traditional goodwill and compassion for one. It also brings to mind how it's some bizaare rape-child of pagan Germanic rituals, Christianity and Coca-Cola. Then there's the way it's used to funnel funds from the common folk to the manufacturers...

    Mostly I find it annoying though I do respect some aspects of it.
  3. Walpole MA
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    16 Dec '07 04:35
    It also brings to mind how it's some bizaare rape-child of pagan Germanic rituals, Christianity and Coca-Cola.
    Do you really think of this at Xmas? Perhaps you need to chill a bit.

    I look forward to the holiday, I travel home with my family to the UK to be with my relatives and watch the kids opening their presents on Xmas Day, later comes the Xmas party with plenty of food and drink.

    Yeh I know it's basic and has no religious aspect to it but I love it!!
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    16 Dec '07 09:06
    A big hole in my pocket, a lack of transport, banking and shops, and getting drunk.
  5. Donationrwingett
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    16 Dec '07 15:27
    Originally posted by Bad wolf
    I am not a religious person, so the religious aspect of Christmas does not have any meaning for me, I don't celebrate Jesus being born or anything like that.
    Also though, I am not a materialistic person either, I don't like how you are supposed to buy everyone presents, and get presents yourself, indeed, I really don't like being bought anything and I ask ...[text shortened]... mas is just a drinking holiday as far as I am concerned.


    What do you think of Christmas?
    It's a day off of work with pay. Sounds good to me.
  6. The sky
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    16 Dec '07 15:28
    Originally posted by rwingett
    It's a day off of work with pay. Sounds good to me.
    2 1/2 days if you live in Norway or Germany. 😏
  7. Donationrwingett
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    16 Dec '07 15:30
    Originally posted by Nordlys
    2 1/2 days if you live in Norway or Germany. 😏
    Perhaps, but only one of those days can actually be on Christmas. I actually get two days off.
  8. The sky
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    16 Dec '07 15:54
    Originally posted by rwingett
    Perhaps, but only one of those days can actually be on Christmas. I actually get two days off.
    Well, the days are called Christmas Eve, 1st Christmas Day and 2nd Christmas Day, so in a way they are all on Christmas. I guess it's not easy to give birth to a god, it probably took some days.
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    16 Dec '07 16:57
    Originally posted by Nordlys
    Well, the days are called Christmas Eve, 1st Christmas Day and 2nd Christmas Day, so in a way they are all on Christmas. I guess it's not easy to give birth to a god, it probably took some days.
    Wow, she was in labour a long time then! That had to hurt!
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    16 Dec '07 17:52
    Originally posted by Bad wolf
    I am not a religious person, so the religious aspect of Christmas does not have any meaning for me, I don't celebrate Jesus being born or anything like that.
    Also though, I am not a materialistic person either, I don't like how you are supposed to buy everyone presents, and get presents yourself, indeed, I really don't like being bought anything and I ask ...[text shortened]... mas is just a drinking holiday as far as I am concerned.


    What do you think of Christmas?
    Winter solstice. Days will get bigger, will get hotter and chicks will start wearing mini-skirts once again. That's a reason enough for me to celebrate.
    Certainly not the anniversary of Jesus (he wasn't even born at this time).
    Presents in this date annoy me... I don't need some useless crap just to make someone feel better because he's going after the huge capitalist motivated present-rush that was once a symbolic gesture for some folks.
    And saying "oh.. it's all about family and remembering we must be good to others" is plain hypocrite. I don't need a time of year to remind me that. I give importance to my family and close friends throughout the year, so I surely don't need a compensation holiday to make up for it.

    95% of those who celebrate Christmas are pure hypocrites. This date reminds me of the lousy world I live in and how things got at this point.
  11. Donationrwingett
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    16 Dec '07 18:47
    Originally posted by serigado
    Winter solstice. Days will get bigger, will get hotter and chicks will start wearing mini-skirts once again. That's a reason enough for me to celebrate.
    Certainly not the anniversary of Jesus (he wasn't even born at this time).
    Presents in this date annoy me... I don't need some useless crap just to make someone feel better because he's going after the hu ...[text shortened]... es. This date reminds me of the lousy world I live in and how things got at this point.
    Are those the chains of Jacob Marley i hear rattling down the hall?
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    16 Dec '07 23:30
    Originally posted by Bad wolf
    I am not a religious person, so the religious aspect of Christmas does not have any meaning for me, I don't celebrate Jesus being born or anything like that.
    Also though, I am not a materialistic person either, I don't like how you are supposed to buy everyone presents, and get presents yourself, indeed, I really don't like being bought anything and I ask ...[text shortened]... mas is just a drinking holiday as far as I am concerned.


    What do you think of Christmas?
    When I was a kid is was great, but now it seems more like a commercial enterprise.
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    17 Dec '07 13:01
    Originally posted by Bad wolf
    I am not a religious person, so the religious aspect of Christmas does not have any meaning for me, I don't celebrate Jesus being born or anything like that.
    Also though, I am not a materialistic person either, I don't like how you are supposed to buy everyone presents, and get presents yourself, indeed, I really don't like being bought anything and I ask ...[text shortened]... mas is just a drinking holiday as far as I am concerned.


    What do you think of Christmas?
    Jesus is the reason for the season.... thats what it means to me!!!
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