View Poll Results: Which holiday do you observe/celebrate

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    3 5.45%
  • Kwanza

    0 0%
  • Other

    9 16.36%
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Thread: Holiday Celebration

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    Re: Holiday Celebration

    I'm up for a party whatever the excuse might be.
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    Re: Holiday Celebration

    Quote Originally Posted by O_Guru View Post
    LMAO!!
    did I say it was, I clearly said many times in this thread I am by no means a majority,
    Yet you also said that the people you know make you agree with Cephus about the "overwhelming majority" of people.


    I can almost feel you punching your keyboard, dont get your panties in a bunch
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    also "identifying" as christian has ZERO to do with it, if I had to pick I identify as a christian but i do nothing religious on the holidays
    It certainly increases the likelihood that someone will attach religious significance to the holiday, and at the very least 78% of the population is in pool which might. You might call 78% an "overwhelming majority" in its own right.

    Cephus, of course, offers nothing to back up what he said; I at least offered this. It may not jibe with your personal experience, but that's your problem.
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    Re: Holiday Celebration

    Christmas... it's only as materialistic as you want to make it. To me, it's about tradition, spending time with family and of course FOOD

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    Re: Holiday Celebration

    Christmas.
    Basically it's an excuse to decorate, nostlagia, and get in the mood for visiting family at year end. Good food time too. I grew up with good, classic christimas music playing throughout the December days, I still like that tradition.

    And for the kids, it's definitely some fun seeing them open presents. We don't get much, and it's all got to have some value. Hungry hungry hippos, for example, gets vetoed. But a matching game might get through. For the adults, we don't gift exchange, not even with my wife. Our gift it not having to run around looking for things that we'd rather buy on our own anyway. We do intentionally buy at least one nice item for ourselves during that time, and sometimes go on a mini-shopping spree for stuff we "need" (new pots, or new bedding, whatever we have neglected for a while).

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    Re: Holiday Celebration

    I am Christian, and celebrate Christmas as both a religious holiday, and a family holiday.

    I've known most of my life that Jesus was not born on Christmas day, and that Emperor Constantine was involved in "Christianizing" many pagan Roman holidays to make the acceptance of Christianity easier for Rome; my old-home-church pastor actually explained that about every year. To us now, it is a day that is set aside by long tradition to celebrate the birth of Jesus, and spend some time with family.

    On Christmas Eve, my son and I sit down together in quiet and read of Jesus' birth from scripture together, and offer a prayer of thanks for the birth of our Savior. Afterward we exchange gifts, and then just hang out together and do whatever (this often ends up being playing two-player on the Xbox, lol.)

    Christmas morning, I cook up our contribution to the family feast, and about noon we meet the rest of Clan McGoshin at Mom's house. This can be upwards of 20 people sometimes. We will fellowship, pray, feast, and exchange gifts... then either sit around talking or watching the kids play. Oh, and there is a customary "paper ball fight" using gift-wrapping paper, lol. Late in the afternoon or early evening, people will begin to drift off home, but it might be 9pm before the last family leaves.

    In other words, we have a very old-fashioned traditional family Christmas. We like it like that.

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    Re: Holiday Celebration

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    Dream on. Ignorance and vapid reasoning amuse me; they don't anger me. :
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    you must laugh often then at your own reasoning because you just defined yours in this thread perfectly LOL and I understand emotion gets lost in print often but yes you seemed very angry in the post i was referring LMAO
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    Re: Holiday Celebration

    Quote Originally Posted by O_Guru View Post
    you must laugh often then at your own reasoning because you just defined yours in this thread perfectly LOL
    Says the guy whose "argument" is "no one I know does anything religious, so Cephus is probably right."

    As I said, if he -- or you -- have any better evidence, now's the time -- as they say, put up or shut up. But your social circle ain't it.
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    Re: Holiday Celebration

    Quote Originally Posted by TheGirlNextDoor View Post
    Which do you observe/celebrate?

    Christmas
    Hanukah
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    You should have made it multiple choice. A lot of people celebrate Hanukah and Christmas, they are not competing holidays. Also, we may celebrate USA Christmas and Ethiopian Christmas (which falls on January 7th. They have a different calendar than us).
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    Re: Holiday Celebration

    Quote Originally Posted by friday View Post
    You should have made it multiple choice. A lot of people celebrate Hanukah and Christmas, they are not competing holidays. Also, we may celebrate USA Christmas and Ethiopian Christmas (which falls on January 7th. They have a different calendar than us).
    Perhaps I should have, but I didn't. Good thing people can post in these poll threads, huh?
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    Re: Holiday Celebration

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    Says the guy whose "argument" is "no one I know does anything religious, so Cephus is probably right."

    As I said, if he -- or you -- have any better evidence, now's the time -- as they say, put up or shut up. But your social circle ain't it.
    yep and so did how many others here? and how conveniently you left out where i said I am by no means a majority
    hmmmmmmmmm, why would you leave that part out?
    oh I know because you wanted to try and feel better about your stance while misleading and only taking part of the qoute you could think of an answer for LMAO
    thanks for playing and continuing to display your broken bias self serving logic
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