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  • Christmas

    51 80.95%
  • Hannukah

    9 14.29%
  • Kwanzaa

    3 4.76%
  • Yule/Winter Solstice/Modranect

    8 12.70%
  • Saturnalia

    4 6.35%
  • Black Friday

    5 7.94%
  • Eid

    2 3.17%
  • Diwali

    3 4.76%
  • Festivus

    10 15.87%
  • Holiday (Pastafarian)

    6 9.52%
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Thread: What winter holiday do you celebrate?

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    Re: What winter holiday do you celebrate?

    I don't really celebrate Christmas as a religious holiday per se, but I love giving friends and family tokens of what they mean to me, and how they are special in my life. Plus, I now have two grand-daughters (I never had daughters), so I have lots of fun buying girlie stuff.

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    Re: What winter holiday do you celebrate?

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    sounds wonderful, and a bit like ours.
    That's how it was when I was younger and living with my parents. Something happened after Mama and Papa passed away and it seems like those family gatherings became directionless and then just stopped altogether.

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    Re: What winter holiday do you celebrate?

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    That's how it was when I was younger and living with my parents. Something happened after Mama and Papa passed away and it seems like those family gatherings became directionless and then just stopped altogether.

    Are Mama and Papa your grandparents? The only reason I ask is I thought you were going to your mom's cabin in WV, so .... I's a leetle confused.

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    Re: What winter holiday do you celebrate?

    Quote Originally Posted by jackalope View Post
    Are Mama and Papa your grandparents? The only reason I ask is I thought you were going to your mom's cabin in WV, so .... I's a leetle confused.
    Mama and Papa (pronounced Maw-maw and Paw-paw) were my maternal great grand parents.

    I am going to my parent's cabin for Christmas.

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    Re: What winter holiday do you celebrate?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    It's a shame you don't live closer, we could celebrate the yule by burning stuff, drinking some mead, and feats of strength.
    Haha! That sounds awesome.

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    Re: What winter holiday do you celebrate?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    If I'd grown up Catholic, I might be far more pro-religion.
    I grew up Catholic. Not a bad religion, really.

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    Re: What winter holiday do you celebrate?

    Other than Christmas, Hannuka, and Kwanza, I have never heard of any of this other stuff. Heck, I thought Black Friday was a holiday sale. Being here is a teaching tool, even though I don't know what all this knowledge gives me, other than a headache.

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    Re: What winter holiday do you celebrate?

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    That's how it was when I was younger and living with my parents. Something happened after Mama and Papa passed away and it seems like those family gatherings became directionless and then just stopped altogether.
    Family gatherings stopped on my mother's side since they didn't like my wife and vis a vis. We only get together during funerals. My wife's family is great, though.

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    Re: What winter holiday do you celebrate?

    My Christmas:

    Wake up as we please. Mother is drunk, father is tense with anguish, and brother is off, God knows where!

    Perhaps some presents under the tree, but no one is sure where they came from or who they're for. A tentative and palpable awkwardness permeates the air, culminating in a volcanic eruption of raw emotion and unrestrained vitriol.

    Shouting and violent sobbing; venomous insults and bitter reprisals; an empty whiskey glass, shattering in the fireplace...

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    Re: What winter holiday do you celebrate?

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    Mama and Papa (pronounced Maw-maw and Paw-paw) were my maternal great grand parents.

    I am going to my parent's cabin for Christmas.


    Rivrrat called her grandfather papaw, I bet it sounds similar. Did you read her fabulous toast to her recently deceased papaw in the tavern?

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