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Originally posted by kidflash2008
This has been going on since advertising really took hold in the late 19th Century.
Another words, your complaint is a very old one.
Don't take that away from the ones who don't get to see each other all that often. It doesn't matter what religion or if one is an atheist, Christmas means family.
Originally posted by psychedeliack
I love christmas, only because I get to watch Christians partake in pagan rituals.
I love going to the mall when its packed and just walking against the flow of people, standing still for hours at a time and just watching the sea of zombies scuttle around like crazy chickens. I love it, people are the best.
As if they never ever called for an all-out war in any other situation... Reality check!
Originally posted by jd140
A kind of compromise to avoid an all out war. It worked.
Know retailers are doing the same thing,
only this time they are absorbing this date to sell more merchandise and the christians for the most part are willing to play along.
No man, you can't do that! Then you are rising yet another generation to parttake in this! It has to stop!
Originally posted by another_lurker
Christmas sucks! I hate it, but we have to "go through the motions for the younger ones".
Originally posted by darkelf
Gah! I hate trying to shop this time of year. I need to get stuff, just everyday stuff!
I have to navigate around the kid screaming cause Mommy won't buy him all the eye candy on the shelves,
past the couple argueing over how much to spend on who's families, and behind the idiot at check out who just had their fifth credit card declined.
Then there's the traffic. Don't even get me started on that! Can't wait til January.
Originally posted by theindependentjournal
I want to post something Ben Stein said and wrote about Christmas as a Jew.
I know! That is why I still manage not to kill myself every year.
Originally posted by Mintwithahole.
You're not alone in hating Christmas!
When I come to power Christmas will be banned and anyone wishing someone, "Seasons Greetings" will be shot on sight.
Originally posted by greeneyedleo
...and shouldn't rain on anyone else's parade in regards to how the celebrate it.
I feel this way about Thanksgiving.
Originally posted by sad_eyed_lady
This year I am buying livestock for people in 3rd world countries and making the donation in honor of a person in lieu of of gift.
It is an awesome thing to do and I've never felt better about any donation than this. If you want to check it out: heifer.org
Originally posted by Daz3d-n-Confus3d
Some of you should listen to yourselves. We sit and wonder why there is so much hate in the world. Lighten up a little.
Christmas has become a commercial mess, but no reason why we can't enjoy the time with friends and family. No need to give in and spend all
your money with the corporations that robbed us of the spirit of the season.
I look forward to it. The look on my kids faces when they see what they have under the tree. I don't spend much on them, but they
appreciate it more when they get something.
Originally posted by resistancia
We do not give each other gifts (can't always afford to) and we keep the Christmas day dinner simple. We have lots of chocs and lollies,
don't drink too much and usually all 5 of us, plus partners and some others who have no family to celebrate with, sit around and break out the
Terminator and Alien movies. Other friends will call in and join us and they are not allowed to bring gifts, just snacks and drinks.
There have been a few Christmas' when there was just 4 of us because my eldest son is in the army but this year he will be with us again.
This year will be one of the best ones.
I do not like the hype and falseness of Christmas. It is so commercial and material. For many it is a lonely and sad time.
Originally posted by Daz3d-n-Confus3d
reply to post by Raud
Nice troll job pal. If you really are that big of a jerk, you will die a sad, lonely old fart.
Originally posted by Solarskye
With all my children and wife to love I have to love Christmas.
I don't care about all the hype or advertising going on. I don't care that the shelves in the stores are filled with Christmas stuff before Thanksgiving. I don't let it go to my head.
There's renewal & hope in the Christmas season. There's organizations that spread Christmas to the needy and homeless and give them hope. Children without parents have a twinkle of hope and peace when they wake to see presents for them.
I know the traffic and spending that accompanies the Christmas season is hectic and sometimes dreadful.
If you hate it bad enough then maybe a vacation to an Island somewhere would help.
Originally posted by silverflame
I for one enjoy Christmas.
I can not buy them everything they want, but I just love the way their eyes light up when they get their gifts. If that make me a bad person to enjoy Christmas because it makes my kids and me happy then I am a bad person.
Christmas is a time for family. So sit back and enjoy Christmas or moan about it I for one will enjoy every Christmas I have with my family.