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    Christmas Facts- post yours here!

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    Hawg, how can a tale of American Capitalism melding with a religious holiday to become part of popular culture and drive consumerism be sad????
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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    Hawg, how can a tale of American Capitalism melding with a religious holiday to become part of popular culture and drive consumerism be sad????
    Because I thought Rudolph was real up until the very moment I read the article. Heck, I'd even seen him mixed in with the other reindeer at the zoo recently when I sat on Santa's lap to whisper dirty thoughts into his ear. In reality, Rudolph is merely a selling "tool". Baaaa Humbugggg!
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    Or, Rudolph isn't just some smelly barn animal. Rudolf is the purest symbol of Capitalism at it's finest.

    *tears up a little
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    This is what I thought Christmas was:

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    I thought this was Christmas. NSFW!!!!!! language.


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    Christmas is the time for spiritual reaffirmation... if you worship Mammon, Jesus, Mohammed, Rudolf's Red Nose, or your Left Big Toenail, you're in!
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    I hate Christmas...or what it has become.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the-one1 View Post
    I hate Christmas...or what it has become.
    This.

    And Disney.
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    At least I don't have to go to all those holiday parties nobody is inviting me to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the-one1 View Post
    I hate Christmas...or what it has become.
    Quote Originally Posted by random walk View Post
    This.

    And Disney.


    Agreed. The myth of commercialized Christmas. Spend the day with your friends and loved ones, rejoice in what you have and not what you got.

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    Quote Originally Posted by random walk View Post
    This.

    And Disney.
    Oh my gosh! You don't enjoy this ride?!

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    I don't celebrate Christmas. I'm not a Christian and didn't think it was right to steal their holiday. I look at is as their reward for going to church all year.

    I'm a big fan of Groundhog Day though. The symbolic end of winter. Now THERE'S a reason to celebrate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trail Ninja View Post
    I don't celebrate Christmas. I'm not a Christian and didn't think it was right to steal their holiday. I look at is as their reward for going to church all year.

    I'm a big fan of Groundhog Day though. The symbolic end of winter. Now THERE'S a reason to celebrate.
    But is the GroundHawg always accurate?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Oh my gosh! You don't enjoy this ride?!
    Grrr... my younger daughter will sing a few bars of that randomly just to mess with me. She know it'll be in my head all day.

    A few years ago, my wife & daughters went up there while I was at work. Around mid-day I got cell phone call that showed it was my wife's number, so I thought it was some sort of emergency, but when I answered it all I heard was that music -- live from the ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by random walk View Post
    Grrr... my younger daughter will sing a few bars of that randomly just to mess with me. She know it'll be in my head all day.

    A few years ago, my wife & daughters went up there while I was at work. Around mid-day I got cell phone call that showed it was my wife's number, so I thought it was some sort of emergency, but when I answered it all I heard was that music -- live from the ride.
    That is sweet! Glad your girls have the Christmas spirit, and that they know how to push Dad's buttons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ View Post
    Agreed. The myth of commercialized Christmas. Spend the day with your friends and loved ones, rejoice in what you have and not what you got.
    It's just not the commercialization of Christmas I hate, it' the fake Christmas spirit everywhere. All this people helping people sickens me. If people really wanted to help other people, there's another 11 mopnths of the year to do that too. Why wait til that one last month to donate, give and all that fuzzy sh*t. Same with corporations, you'll see their name associated with giving and donations for the poor in December, but all the other months, nothing, nada.

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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    Hawg, how can a tale of American Capitalism melding with a religious holiday to become part of popular culture and drive consumerism be sad????
    I recall begin told that the Smurfs was based on Marxist ideologies. Gargamel represented the West.
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    I am just now learning about this Catalonian Christmas log that craps presents when you beat it with a stick: Tió de Nadal - Wikipedia

    Beginning with the Feast of the Immaculate Conception (December 8), one gives the tió a little bit to "eat" every night and usually covers him with a little blanket so that he will not be cold at night.

    On Christmas day or, depending on the particular household, on Christmas Eve, one puts the tió partly into the fireplace and orders it to defecate; the fire part of this tradition is no longer as widespread as it once was, since many modern homes do not have a fireplace. To make it defecate one beats the tió with sticks, while singing various songs of Tió de Nadal.[1]
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    But is the GroundHawg always accurate?
    He is here. Back east, not so much.

    Fact: "Jingle Bells" was originally written as a Thanksgiving song.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PerfectZero View Post
    I am just now learning about this Catalonian Christmas log that craps presents when you beat it with a stick: Tió de Nadal - Wikipedia



    amazing.



    What? You don't beat your "Tio" for Christmas?

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    I call BS
    Rudolph is real dammit!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trail Ninja View Post
    Fact: "Jingle Bells" was originally written as a Thanksgiving song.
    What the hell does Batman have to do with thanksgiving?
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    Merry Christmas OC!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ View Post
    What? You don't beat your "Tio" for Christmas?
    Well I definitely dont put it in a fire and wait for gifts!
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