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Post by SirClive » Tue Nov 06, 2007 7:44 am

Nice sentiment, but I love the commerciality of Christmas.
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Post by TMR » Tue Nov 06, 2007 10:29 am

SirClive wrote:Nice sentiment, but I love the commerciality of Christmas.
To be honest, i'd be happier if we didn't celebrate it at all in our house... i'm an atheist and i've always felt slightly hypocritical but i can't get away with just locking myself in my "office" mainly because it doesn't have a door.

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Tue Nov 06, 2007 11:39 am

jimid2 wrote:we've requested that friends and relatives who feel compelled to do something more give donations to the WWF.
Because men in tights need help? ;)
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Post by backdrifter » Tue Nov 06, 2007 1:00 pm

Christmas Nights. Obviously.

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Post by SirClive » Tue Nov 06, 2007 2:32 pm

TMR wrote:
SirClive wrote:Nice sentiment, but I love the commerciality of Christmas.
To be honest, i'd be happier if we didn't celebrate it at all in our house... i'm an atheist and i've always felt slightly hypocritical but i can't get away with just locking myself in my "office" mainly because it doesn't have a door.
I am a Pagan. I celebrate Yule. Christmas is just the commercial aspect of the holiday. Nothing to do with religion at all, regardless of the origin of the name.
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Post by The Master » Tue Nov 06, 2007 2:51 pm

You're not really a pagan though are you ;)

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Post by jimid2 » Wed Nov 07, 2007 8:19 pm

Antiriad2097 wrote:
jimid2 wrote:we've requested that friends and relatives who feel compelled to do something more give donations to the WWF.
Because men in tights need help? ;)
{sigh} ...just in case...

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BTW, this isn't so much sentimentality as disgust and exhaustion. I'm really tired of the whole consumer treadmill, and so is my wife, so we're going on strike. We're not buying into their crap this year. If I don't buy you a Christmas present, it doesn't mean I hate you and it doesn't make me a bad parent/child/friend. And I resent a culture of consumption that loudly and gleefully implies the contrary TEN WEEKS before the bloody feast even begins! Bah! Humbug!! ;)

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Post by sonic91 » Thu Nov 08, 2007 3:30 am

Ten weeks? You're lucky, my town has had Christmas lights up since the beginning of September!
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Post by SirClive » Thu Nov 08, 2007 3:40 am

Eric Idle wrote:Cheer up you old bugger
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Post by sonic91 » Thu Nov 08, 2007 12:44 pm

Our town was actually featured in the Daily Mail for having its lights up so early. Apparantly the mayor wants them up all year round!
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Re: From the forum question for issue 45

Post by DanDare » Fri Nov 09, 2007 1:46 am

Darran@Retro Gamer wrote:Slightly different this month in so much that it's not game related.

Basically what are you planning to do Christmas Day?
Probably go and see Dad at the cemetery. Then back home for dinner, TV and a few drinks. I tend to stay off the computer on Christmas day.

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Fri Nov 09, 2007 3:33 am

DanDare wrote:Probably go and see Dad at the cemetery.
Its a terrible reflection of society that cemetaries need security guards to work on Christmas Day.
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Post by DanDare » Fri Nov 09, 2007 3:35 am

Do they?

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Fri Nov 09, 2007 3:44 am

DanDare wrote:Do they?
Your Dad isn't a grave robber is he?
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Post by DanDare » Fri Nov 09, 2007 3:56 am

Antiriad2097 wrote:
DanDare wrote:Do they?
Your Dad isn't a grave robber is he?
I dunno if that's supposed to wind me up or offend me (I'm not on both counts) or if you're joking. Seems like a dumb thing to say to be honest.

He's dead.

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