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post #56896 of 70094
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Originally Posted by taxgenius View Post


I thought Christmas was about Jesus.

 

No, Christmas is about winter. The Jesus crowd appropriated it and are furious that it's being appropriated by materialists. 

post #56897 of 70094
My household plays Jesus of Nazareth on loop during out Christmas festivities each year on the TV. We're down with J.C. like that it is a very uplifting day especially since we also play The Passion of Christ on the last day of Hanukkah.
post #56898 of 70094
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Originally Posted by EMartNJ View Post

No, Christmas is about winter. The Jesus crowd appropriated it and are furious that it's being appropriated by materialists. 

Which explains its more-common name, "Wintersolsticemas"

Christmas is a commemoration of the birth of Christ. Argue all you want about the origins of many of the customs that surround it, but the reason the holiday exists is because the "Jesus crowd" a couple millennia or so ago decided to set aside a day to celebrate the person they identified as their messiah.
post #56899 of 70094
i cant possible imagine the stress of "having" to get a gift for so many people.

im glad than on chanukkah you pretty much only go downstream, and only to the closest members of your family. parents to kids, and grandparents to grandkids. occasionally from grandparents to the parents of those grandkids, like 50 bucks or a restaurant certificate, but its not expected. and there is always the rich uncle that sends out some nice checks, but that is about it.

dont kill me.
post #56900 of 70094
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Originally Posted by Douglas View Post

I think you guys have probably covered this, but I am really not at all in the Christmas spirit anymore.

All the commercialism is so stupid. I don't want to buy gifts for anyone, and I don't want them to buy gifts for me. Inevitably it's a letdown for them; I'm tough to shop for. You're not going to get me something I didn't know I wanted, and if I wanted it, I'd have it already, or I could have told you what to get but nobody wants to hear that. So people spend money on junk I have to pretend to like, which is awful for them.

And I'm happy to get a gift for my kid, and my wife, but other than that, my parents have freaking everything and don't want anything more. I am happy to have gotten a nice tablet for my father-in-law, who can't afford such indulgences; it's the one gift I'm really happy about. But we have this big extended family gathering next Saturday and i have to go through the motions of getting something for like 15 different people that are just silly. My wife gets irritated that I just want to get like $15 gift cards to Starbucks or Amazon for all 8 of my cousins and their families; she's still stressing about it and I'm just, like, over it.

Honestly I've barely Christmas-shopped this year and it's all gotten so stupid and hectic I've gone beyond stressing about it to just not caring.

And there's something really sad about that.

I knew health care was expensive in America, but that is just sad.
post #56901 of 70094
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Originally Posted by MrG View Post

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Originally Posted by EMartNJ View Post

No, Christmas is about winter. The Jesus crowd appropriated it and are furious that it's being appropriated by materialists. 

Which explains its more-common name, "Wintersolsticemas"

Christmas is a commemoration of the birth of Christ. Argue all you want about the origins of many of the customs that surround it, but the reason the holiday exists is because the "Jesus crowd" a couple millennia or so ago decided to set aside a day to celebrate the person they identified as their messiah.

Cough, bullshit.
post #56902 of 70094

I hate x-mas, trick is to not buy anything and dont expect to get anything either, that way you always come out winning

post #56903 of 70094
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Originally Posted by MrG View Post


Which explains its more-common name, "Wintersolsticemas"

Christmas is a commemoration of the birth of Christ. Argue all you want about the origins of many of the customs that surround it, but the reason the holiday exists is because the "Jesus crowd" a millenium and a half or so ago decided that they needed converts so they appropriated existing traditions.

 

Fixed for factual accuracy. 

post #56904 of 70094
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Originally Posted by asianbydefault View Post

I hate x-mas, trick is to not buy anything and dont expect to get anything either, that way you always come out winning

Awesome first post! Welcome to the forum and enjoy your stay! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #56905 of 70094
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

i like my job. but who doesnt like a day off to lounge around doing noting from time to time?
i would never want to be ON a jury. i just like the excused day off work to literally be forced to do nothing. its relaxing. all the times i have gone i start with a nap in the quiet room. then i watch a movie in the movie room. then i lounge around. then i dont get picked. then i go home.

How many times has this actually happened??? Did they excuse you over and over because your horns scared them?
post #56906 of 70094
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Originally Posted by asianbydefault View Post

I hate x-mas, trick is to not buy anything and dont expect to get anything either, that way you always come out winning

Fang?
post #56907 of 70094
Lotta hoo-hoo-hoo'in. Not enough ho-ho-ho'in.

(cryin' vs. cristhamumum)
post #56908 of 70094
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post


Awesome first post! Welcome to the forum and enjoy your stay! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

 

Why yes, thank you good sir, I will do my best to enjoy it here

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Fang?

 

Not sure how to respond to this, so please assume appropriate gif (from choice below) as my response

G44

 

 

Or,

 

 

G44

post #56909 of 70094
Betimes i think there is too much crying and not enough christmasing.



Edit: oops looks like Bhowie beat me to making this very insightful point!
post #56910 of 70094
How does one go from hoo-hoo-hoo'in to Crimmusing [that is being joyus of spirit]?
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