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View Poll Results: What does Christmas mean to you, or what do you think of when you think of Christmas?
Santa 1 4.55%
Presents 7 31.82%
Shopping 3 13.64%
Jesus 6 27.27%
Reindeer 2 9.09%
Christmas movies 4 18.18%
Big credit card bill 4 18.18%
Goodwill to men 4 18.18%
Snow 6 27.27%
Family 9 40.91%
Other 4 18.18%
All of the above 0 0%
None of the above 0 0%
I hate Christmas 6 27.27%
anal beads 3 13.64%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 22. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-02-2014, 11:28 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Christmas = odr time for yours truly

but I do actualy really love the season tbh. everythings all bright and sparkly and stuff. couldn't really care less about presents, the whole atmosphere is just nice
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Old 12-02-2014, 11:45 PM   #22 (permalink)
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^i agree actually since i moved up here (nc). when i lived in florida there wasn't much of an atmosphere to it.

besides that i like the family vibe to it. i would say presents but my family has always been cheap and i never seem to get anything i want, plus i'm not any good at selecting gifts for other people either. last year my mom gave me a conspiracy book about the da vinci code and i was like wtf lol. and she said it was cause i'm always amused at the conspiracy books i find at this one friend of the family's house. she didn't realize that i wouldn't read that **** but that i'm actually just amused at the dumb **** that they believe.

she also gave me a fishing tool not realizing it was a fishing tool. i was thoroughly confused at that one since i have never in my life taken any sort of interest in fishing.
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Old 12-03-2014, 01:24 AM   #23 (permalink)
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I was in Australia for xmas a couple of years ago and it was super weird. no snow, santas on surfboards in the ocean, +40 degree weather, egg nog not being a staple drink(!!), etc. just wasn't natural. it did open my eyes to this gem of a carol tho

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Old 12-03-2014, 01:33 AM   #24 (permalink)
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How can anyone hate Christmas? Yeah **** a week or two off work to get pissed/eat food/see family/visit German markets etc.

The pressure to spend is definitely irritating but that's not enough to make me hate Christmas. If you hate it do something different like help out at a soup kitchen on Christmas Eve or go for a quiet bike ride on the day.

Christmas is bang on. Scrooges !

Also agree with what Machine said I'd really love some snow this year.
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Old 12-03-2014, 01:38 AM   #25 (permalink)
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Also that's not really a response to anyone on here just a general observation.
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Old 12-03-2014, 07:36 AM   #26 (permalink)
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^i agree actually since i moved up here (nc). when i lived in florida there wasn't much of an atmosphere to it.

besides that i like the family vibe to it. i would say presents but my family has always been cheap and i never seem to get anything i want, plus i'm not any good at selecting gifts for other people either. last year my mom gave me a conspiracy book about the da vinci code and i was like wtf lol. and she said it was cause i'm always amused at the conspiracy books i find at this one friend of the family's house. she didn't realize that i wouldn't read that **** but that i'm actually just amused at the dumb **** that they believe.

she also gave me a fishing tool not realizing it was a fishing tool. i was thoroughly confused at that one since i have never in my life taken any sort of interest in fishing.
The Davinci Vode: Decoded is one of my pet peeves. The author even said the whole "Jesus having a family" thing is just something he put in a book cause it sounded good, so you really don't have to take it seriously. And yet, goofy Christians are still so threatened by the idea, that they have to discredit the pseudo-historic claims of a FICTION NOVEL. If you're gonna hate The DaVinci Code, hate it because it's boring, generic, thriller ****, not because you're worried about it discrediting your entire religion.


Oh, and totally agree with Benteke. Christmas is at least fun. Who cares if it's consumerist? As far as I'm concerned, hating on Christmas for that is something for Christians to feel, since it cheapens their religious holiday. But if you're atheist, agnostic, or a lazy/non-practicing Christian, then who really gives a ****?

And don't pretend like you're really all that against consumerism. If you're an avid video game buyer, keep up with music/TV/film, have feelings toward your car, own a TV that you've spent more money on than you really have just so that it could be bigger, etc, then you love consumerism. It's soulless, but I wouldn't give my stuff up for anything. And neither would you. So quit with the pretentious culture warrior crap and decorate your goddamn Christmas tree.
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Old 12-03-2014, 09:01 AM   #27 (permalink)
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It's that time of year when I get to see my wallet shrink to bulimic proportions. I'm contract, so if I don't work, then I don't get paid, and having a couple of 4 day weekends can really shrink my invoices. Plus the added bonus of having to buy a bunch of stuff for people I only see maybe once or twice a year doesn't help matters, and then my daughters birthday right after new years. I just ride it all out with a smile every year.

Eggnog and Brandy helps.
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Old 12-03-2014, 11:52 AM   #28 (permalink)
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And don't pretend like you're really all that against consumerism. If you're an avid video game buyer, keep up with music/TV/film, have feelings toward your car, own a TV that you've spent more money on than you really have just so that it could be bigger, etc, then you love consumerism. It's soulless, but I wouldn't give my stuff up for anything. And neither would you. So quit with the pretentious culture warrior crap and decorate your goddamn Christmas tree.
i like consumerism i just hate spending money

that's why jesus invented piracy
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i like consumerism i just hate spending money

that's why jesus invented piracy
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