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What are your thoughts about Christmas?

Post by Luminous on Sun Oct 30, 2011 11:18 am

Christmas is quickly approaching whether we like it or not.

So what are your thoughts about this popular holiday?

In my opinion the build up to this event is too big. Call me cynical, but I'm already fed up with seeing Christmas decorations and advent calendars in Morrisons...it's only October ffs!
Plus the original message/s that were communiacted through this annual event seem to have died off. I am an atheist but I appreciatte that Christmas is a time to meet up with your family members and try to enjoy their company...even if it is with your bitter old grandmother. This is also going to make me sound like a cynical old fart but I also think that some children get too many gifts for Christmas that're stupidly expensive.
Okay, I will admit that the presents really mattered to me a few years ago but now I'm really not bothered - it's the thought that counts.
My Mum and Dad don't have much money at the moment what with the recession and stuff so I'm not going to ask for a lot when they can't afford it. It'll just be nice to see my Mum because she doesn't normally have Christmas off - but this year she has Christmas eve, Christmas Day, and Boxing Day off.
(My parents have split up so I will get seperate sets of presents from them, but again I'm not expecting a mountain of gifts).

We have a family tradition where we have to watch The Muppet's Christmas Carol on Christmas Eve. I'm 19 and I still enjoy it.
=P
All in all the original excitement that I had on Christmas Eve is gone. It fades with age/time.

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Re: What are your thoughts about Christmas?

Post by Romeo on Sun Oct 30, 2011 11:22 am

The magic of Christmas fades when you have to start buying gifts xD

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Re: What are your thoughts about Christmas?

Post by Luminous on Sun Oct 30, 2011 11:23 am

romeo wrote:The magic of Christmas fades when you have to start buying gifts xD

Lol. I agree with that!
It's around the same time that you realise that Santa doesn't exist...
*Prepares to be smited by the believers*

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Re: What are your thoughts about Christmas?

Post by Romeo on Sun Oct 30, 2011 11:30 am

Shadrawr wrote:
romeo wrote:The magic of Christmas fades when you have to start buying gifts xD

Lol. I agree with that!
It's around the same time that you realise that Santa doesn't exist...
*Prepares to be smited by the believers*

Santa doesn't exist! You're lying! Stop telling lies xD
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Re: What are your thoughts about Christmas?

Post by Terra on Tue Nov 01, 2011 7:45 pm

I love how almost all people (in the US mind you, I realize this doesn't apply for most everyone else) I know chose to just pretend like Thanksgiving doesn't exist.

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Post by Sailor Moon on Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:08 pm

I just wait for the presents, I do nothing else.
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Re: What are your thoughts about Christmas?

Post by Luminous on Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:22 pm

...I sounded so cynical, but in fairness I love the decorations.

I enjoy decorating a nice Christmas tree with my sister and my mother even to this day lol.

And seeming as I'm English, I've never celebrated Thanksgiving.

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Re: What are your thoughts about Christmas?

Post by Terra on Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:25 pm

As for the actual topic itself, I love Christmas for the holiday itself. I have to hate the weather though... tis why I went to the Caribbean last year where it is warm pretty much all year.

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Post by Sniper on Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:34 pm

I treat it traditionally. Go to church, Christmas dinner, presents etc.

It's nice. Smile
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Re: What are your thoughts about Christmas?

Post by Tuitfio on Wed Nov 16, 2011 4:14 pm

I love christmas. I love the snow (yes in England it doesn't snow but when it does it is nice to frolic in it.) I love the way the snow lights up the street at night. I love the christmas trees. I love the films and christmas specials splatter all over the tv. I love the dinner. I love the songs.

But most of all I love the fact that I spend the day with all my family, just socialising all together because although my family is close it's the only time we are all together. santa
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Re: What are your thoughts about Christmas?

Post by EVILJACKCARVER on Wed Nov 16, 2011 7:31 pm

I try to take a more traditional side to Christmas. I particularly like the d├ęcor, but Christmas begins in DECEMBER, NOT OCTOBER!

Anyway, I gotta save my money from here for Christmas. Don't have any hours over where I work, so....
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Re: What are your thoughts about Christmas?

Post by Sailor Moon on Sat Nov 19, 2011 3:55 pm

Christmas is just for the presents. Santa must be getting poorer each year, crappier presents each year.
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Re: What are your thoughts about Christmas?

Post by Vincent Chain on Sun Nov 20, 2011 4:07 am

There is not any big celebration of Christmas for my family. Barely any decorations but the fun is decorating the tree. Family come down to see each other, half the time it is only my brothers who come to the house.
X-mas presents..well we do not get much been rather poor the past 3 r 4 years now..Not SO poor that I am not allowed to open that one present on X-mas eve.
The day is for spending time together for the most part.

X-mas is a great holiday however it is not my favorite.
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Re: What are your thoughts about Christmas?

Post by Luminous on Sun Nov 20, 2011 9:21 am

Yeah I just enjoy decorating the tree. xD
And slightly off-topic but I actually enjoy Halloween more than Christmas.

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Re: What are your thoughts about Christmas?

Post by Romeo on Sun Nov 20, 2011 11:43 am

My favourite holiday is st.patricks day because there's no big deal over it xD

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Re: What are your thoughts about Christmas?

Post by Vincent Chain on Sun Nov 20, 2011 12:13 pm

Shadrawr- Same here. Halloween just has a little more fun.

Ryan- St.Patricks Day was once a big deal in grade school. Now it comes by and I hardly notice it.

Just to stay on topic, X-mas seems to have one meaning to kids which is presents when X-mas means much more than that. I am the type to accept what came from the heart. Cheesy but true. I am only like this because I don't expect gifts, I expect a great time together.
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Re: What are your thoughts about Christmas?

Post by Luminous on Sun Nov 20, 2011 4:20 pm

Agreed. Kids like presents. I'm not so bothered about them anymore, I just like to be around people.
I will not lie and say that I have never just cared about the presents, because I have done that when I was younger.
I guess it's just something that you grow out of as you learn values more.

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Re: What are your thoughts about Christmas?

Post by Tuitfio on Mon Nov 21, 2011 7:37 am

I hate Halloween, typical American holiday that deserves no place in English society in my eyes, why should I give out sweets for people dressing up and knocking on my door!

St Paddy's Day is good for one thing - Drinking Wink
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Re: What are your thoughts about Christmas?

Post by Romeo on Mon Nov 21, 2011 3:44 pm

All this talk of drinking is making me thirsty! But in all seriousness Dan, are you an alcoholic? XD

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Re: What are your thoughts about Christmas?

Post by Tuitfio on Mon Nov 21, 2011 6:31 pm

Haha no, I can't afford to be an alcoholic unfortunately Razz

My best friend is an alcoholic though I reckon, is always up for drinking. I have just reached a part of the year where more drinking is involved.
E.G My Mum's wedding, various birthdays including my own and soon enough Christmas Smile
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