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I hate Christmas

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by montecristo#4, Dec 9, 2004.

  1. Steve B.

    Steve B. Well-Known Member

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    here Then rent "It's a Wonderful Life", oh grumpy one. I admit I've fought it with many of the same contentions all of you have expressed the last 2 years. But Christmas also causes people to treat one another for one month of the year like they should the other 11. IMO that's a great thing and it raises the energy of the planet (the Christian third of it anyway).
     
  2. Mike

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    Thanks Steve. {Although you have to delete the extra http:// in the link} I wanted to post the shpiel about the Grinch's heart being 2 sizes too small but couldn't remember the exact words to it.

    I love Christmas time. Yeah, the stores are a mad house. I try to avoid 'em. I always try to get something for people that they are really going to use or something really personal. That way its not just some wasted item but a real "gift" that they will enjoy and cherish for a long time. Christmas is a time for family for me, we've always had a big Christmas Eve celebration in the Polish style of my great-grandparents, who immigrated from there and who passed the traditions down to my grandparents and who passed them down to my parents and to me. Its not all about the bullshit, but about connecting with your fellow man. "Peace on earth and goodwill to man." Pity it only lasts a month out of the year.

    I second Steve's recommendation of "Its A Wonderful Life," and add "A Charlie Brown Christmas" to those who can appreciate a little tug at the old heart strings. "Love, Actually" to the couples, as well since its a good date movie.
     
  3. nightowl6261a

    nightowl6261a Well-Known Member

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    What is he doing standing in the background then, what a fool.

    You know what is so good about Christmas, the after New Year sale at Harrod's....now that is something to look forward to on the 2nd.
     
  4. Steve B.

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    Sorry about that- fixed.

    Second the rec on Love, Actually. Great Movie.

    Another tip on the malls is to go early or late because everyone has extended hours. And I'm seeing tons of sales.
     
  5. Pedro

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    If you don't like christmas, you should read "Skipping Christmas" by John Grisham.

    It's a funny book about the "social pressure" around christmas
     
  6. johnw86

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    As bad as driving to the shopping centers and fighting the crowds are, what's really driving me nuts is the move to lengthen the Christmas music season--one of the radio stations woke me on Nov. 8 with "Santa Claus is Coming to town" and the announcement that they were playing non-stop Christmas music through the Holiday season. I mean, c'mon...I was just getting over Halloween. It must be stopped. [​IMG]
     
  7. JLibourel

    JLibourel Well-Known Member

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    As a matter of minor interest, my grandfather, Jack Okey, was the Art Director for "It's a Wonderful Life."
     
  8. Steve B.

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  9. montecristo#4

    montecristo#4 Well-Known Member

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    My favorite Christmas movie is "Die Hard".
     
  10. j

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    59 INT. SERVICE ELEVATOR - NIGHT 59 Hans, Takagi, Karl and Tony. Riding silently. Hans alone seems relaxed. He whistles. We recognize it as a snatch of Wagner. HANS Nice suit. John Philips...London? Takagi stares at him, speechless. HANS (smiles) I have two myself. (beat, as he exits[​IMG] I'm told Arafat shops there too...
     
  11. Mike

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    Yeah, that's a great one. Every year around Christmas my Dad'll say, "Time to put on the best Christmas movie." My Mom gets all ready to watch "Miracle On 34th Street" or "A Christmas Story" or something and is suprised to see John McClain blowing away German theives.

    JL: Thats cool to hear. The set designs are really incredible in that movie.
     
  12. Mark Seitelman

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    [​IMG] I am amazed to see the crowds on Fifth Avenue in NYC. I have never seen such a mass of humanity. Anyone who goes into Saks at this time of year is on a suicide mission. The funny thing about the holidays is that everyone starts rushing to get work done and socialize before Christmas. For example, I have an event each night of next week that I must attend for business/social purposes. After all the flurry of activity, from about the 23rd to the January 2nd, it is dead and peaceful. Many people leave on holiday. Almost no business is done in my office. There is no activity in the courts. (We're lawyers.) It is a good catch-up time to do paperwork. Have a happy holiday. Look forward to the post-Christmas sales. [​IMG]
     

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