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Christmas to You

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Inu-Hanyou1776, Dec 11, 2005.

  1. Inu-Hanyou1776

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    To me Christmas is ONLY about celebrating Christ's birth and meditating on the meaning of the way and nature that it happened, and getting the message God is sending through that and applying it to our lives.

    I prefer to listen to only the religious-themed Christmas music. The non-religious-themed Christmas music I'd prefer not to hear and wish would not be played because that takes away from the true reason for the season. Same goes for the imagery, I can do without all the Santa Claus imagery and the like and would much rather see the best Nativity scenes and related imagery outside of people's houses above all else.

    EDIT - So what does Christmas mean to you guys?
     
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    Things will change when you have kids........
     
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    Family.
     
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    Yep. All of a sudden Santa becomes fun again.
     
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    Christmas means not having someone else's religious zealotry rammed down my throat...

    Flame away.

    Rene
     
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    At my house, at least for the last couple of years, Christmas day means a quick shot of beaver oil while the kids are playing with their new toys.
     
  7. Inu-Hanyou1776

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    Heh heh, sounds like fun!
     
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    We usually scarifice a virgin while playing death metal for the neighbors...

    Rene
     
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    Christmas to me MEANS having someone else's religious zealotry rammed down my throat.

    :donning nomex:

    EDIT: Was not meant as a personal shot at you Rene.
     
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    just another day to me.

    I will spend this year in my time off finishing the frameing electrical and starting the drywall in my attic and helping my brother move in to his first house.


    now all i need to do is find one of my own!
     
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    what...no white russians:rolleyes:



    christmas to me is hanging out with the family, eating to much, grandpa, dad, and me all falling asleep watching football...and its the only time of the year dad or i watch football
     
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    Yeah, and y'all actually can do it this year too, since Christmas Day falls on a Sunday this year, or have they always had games (College or NFL) on Christmas Day?
     
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    And I thought I was alone...


    Christmas is family and deep fried turkey. Never had a religious theme in my family.
     
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    I should clarify, I spend my time trying to avoid the zealotry...so I guess you and I are on the same page.

    Rene
     
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    I apologize, I was thinking along the lines of all the recent threads blasting PC and "holiday trees" for the sake of christianity.
     
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    I have no problem calling it a Christmas tree, and personally hate all that PC crap.

    What i have a problem with is people telling me how to celebrate Christmas, or indirectly slagging the way other people celebrate, or decorate etc etc.

    I spent 20 years having my Dad try and ram 'Christ' down my throat. My kids are free to choose for themselves, and believe what they believe. However, you won't find a nativity scene here, or hymns softly playing in the background. You also won't find me at church on Chistmas day...I don't go the other 51 weeks a year so going at Christmas would make me feel like a hypocrite.

    To me Christmas should be about the gift of giving and spending time with family. Unfortunately I can't stand most of my family...:eek1:

    Rene
     
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    Well put. :waytogo:

    I do however get along with most of my family pretty well, save for my father.
     
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    My dad didn't try to ram religion down my throat. He found that only makes people stay away from it. Instead, he presented it to me in such a way as that I'd want it more and more.
     
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    You should take a lesson from your Dad maybe...

    Rene
     
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    :haha::haha::haha: I put up with various family members. That's sacrifice enough.
     

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