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TYSON
Posted: Thursday, December 3, 2009 10:27:48 PM
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Little Timmy walked in on Santa as he was placing the presents under the tree.
Bursting with joy Timmy exclaimed "Santa! I can't believe it! It's really you. You're really real!"
Santa replied: "I'm sorry you've seen me Timmy, because now I have to kill you."
Lancaster
Posted: Thursday, December 3, 2009 11:06:36 PM
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mmmmm! and an aussie to boot!
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Posted: Friday, December 4, 2009 12:12:02 AM
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Posted: Friday, December 4, 2009 1:20:18 AM

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Merry Chrismas!
Jesus is the reason
for the season!
Nibbles
Posted: Friday, December 4, 2009 3:18:50 AM
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Have a less cruel yule, and if ya can't handle that, f*** off, go to h***.

[edited by admin. Suspended account for 1 week for profanity]
Kat
Posted: Friday, December 4, 2009 8:00:25 AM
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Nibbles wrote:
Have a less cruel yule, and if ya can't handle that, fuck off, go to hell.


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AJC
Posted: Friday, December 4, 2009 8:19:30 AM
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Nibbles wrote:
Have a less cruel yule, and if ya can't handle that, fuck off, go to hell.


Geez Nibbles. I'd sure hate to be the waiter who gave you poor service. I celebrate CHRISTMAS. I am very tired of being expected to be PC and say Happy Holidays. But, your response to a little joke is really ....well how about an apology? A show of hands here if anyone agrees would be nice.
risadr
Posted: Friday, December 4, 2009 8:36:04 AM
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As someone who was raised as a member of the Jewish community, I can honestly say that I've never been offended when someone tells me "Merry Christmas." My philosophy has always been: "It's not about the holiday that they're naming, it's about the goodwill sentiments." I've always responded in kind when someone, be they a stranger or someone I know, wishes me a Merry Christmas or Happy Chanukah, and will continue to do so, regardless of the holiday they choose to name. : )

Now, as an adult who doesn't belong to or believe in any organized religion, I celebrate both Chanukah and Christmas with my daughter (my family is Jewish, obviously, and her father's family is Catholic). We've agreed to raise her without a defined religion, to expose her to both, and to allow her to form her own spiritual identity as she grows. Neither of us believe that the foundation of religion is necessary to raise her to be a person of good, solid moral and ethical standards. : )

So, Merry Christmas, all. And Happy Chanukah to any members of the Jewish faith within our community. : ) May the holidays find you well, and leave you better. And a Happy New Year, as well. Here's to a blessed 2010!
EllieMae
Posted: Friday, December 4, 2009 9:00:20 AM
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Merry Christmas!
And to all those who celebrate other holidays at this time of year, Happy "please fill in the blank", as I know there are a few and I sincerely wish EVERYONE the best. We are different, but ultimately since we are all human, we are the same---at least enough that that should be enough to not hate just because of culture, etc. Yes I know that may sound naive (spelling?) but I am 46 and have ALWAYS believed it is wrong to write people off for their religion (or the religion that we think they follow), skin colour, etc.

Having said all that, I agree with everyone else that Nibbles comment was completely uncalled for but I am curious why the original text appears in those who quoted his post... not to nit pick but it seems unfair to Nibbles that his comment was edited by Admin but the auto quotes are not...Think Anyone else agree?

MERRY CHRISTMAS, HAPPY NEW YEAR & HAPPY OTHER HOLIDAYS TO ALL!
Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Friday, December 4, 2009 9:05:45 AM

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EllieMae wrote:

Having said all that, I agree with everyone else that Nibbles comment was completely uncalled for but I am curious why the original text appears in those who quoted his post... not to nit pick but it seems unfair to Nibbles that his comment was edited by Admin but the auto quotes are not...Think Anyone else agree?

MERRY CHRISTMAS, HAPPY NEW YEAR & HAPPY OTHER HOLIDAYS TO ALL!


He edited it himself, I bet. Angel
chopperpilot01
Posted: Friday, December 4, 2009 9:13:24 AM
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Merry Christmas/Hanukkah to all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PS: Remember it is more important to give than to receive. Angel
Christine
Posted: Friday, December 4, 2009 9:14:44 AM
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TYSON wrote:
Little Timmy walked in on Santa as he was placing the presents under the tree.
Bursting with joy Timmy exclaimed "Santa! I can't believe it! It's really you. You're really real!"
Santa replied: "I'm sorry you've seen me Timmy, because now I have to kill you."


That is awfulNot talking !!
Christine
Posted: Friday, December 4, 2009 9:19:08 AM
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risadr wrote:


So, Merry Christmas, all. And Happy Chanukah to any members of the Jewish faith within our community. : ) May the holidays find you well, and leave you better. And a Happy New Year, as well. Here's to a blessed 2010!


Well said. I agree.
spannerinworks
Posted: Friday, December 4, 2009 11:56:08 AM
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Christine wrote:
risadr wrote:


So, Merry Christmas, all. And Happy Chanukah to any members of the Jewish faith within our community. : ) May the holidays find you well, and leave you better. And a Happy New Year, as well. Here's to a blessed 2010!


Well said. I agree.
Geeman
Posted: Friday, December 4, 2009 3:31:00 PM

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EllieMae wrote:
Having said all that, I agree with everyone else that Nibbles comment was completely uncalled for but I am curious why the original text appears in those who quoted his post... not to nit pick but it seems unfair to Nibbles that his comment was edited by Admin but the auto quotes are not...Think Anyone else agree?

I don't think it is unfair. It's one thing to use a word indirectly, it's another to direct it at someone. Consider the difference between stating as a fact that WORD X is some racist term or vulgar body part, and actually using that word in a sentence directed at someone in particular. Similarly, nobody is really bothered by describing what the word "kill" means, but it's different to say "I'll kill you" especially when the tone is aggressive or threatening. This situation is a bit different, of course, but it follows the same basic logic, so it's reasonable to differentiate between these kinds of uses. The post above was clearly not an objective or neutral use of language.
Geeman
Posted: Friday, December 4, 2009 3:47:45 PM

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I don't really celebrate the holidays anymore, but I'm happy to share a meal with people and bid them cheer for the season. So here's my wishes for the rest of the month:

December 4th
Enjoy National Cookie Day!
Be amused by Wear Brown Shoes Day!

December 5th
Happy Walter Disney's Birthday!

December 6th
Merry Mitten Tree Day
Have a super St. Nicholas Day!

December 7th
Have a sticky National Cotton Candy Day!
Have a surprising Pearl Harbor Day!

December 8th
Have a sweet National Brownie Day!
Have a responsible Human Rights Day!

December 11th
Happy Hanukkah!
Enjoy National Noodle Ring Day!

December 12th
Pleasant Poinsettia Day!

December 13th
Merry National Cocoa Day!

December 16th
Enjoy Las Posadas!
Have a great National Chocolate Covered Anything Day!

December 17th
Merry National Maple Syrup Day!
Have a great Underdog Day!
Happy Wright Brother's Day!

December 18th
Enjoy Wear a Plunger On Your Head Day!

December 19th
Happy Oatmeal Muffin Day!

December 20th
Merry Games Day!

December 21st
Have a wonderful First Day of Winter!
Happy Humbug Day!
Joyful Look at the Bright Side Day!
Merry National Flashlight Day!

December 23rd
Enjoy Roots Day!

December 24th
Have a good National Egg Nog Day

December 25th
Merry Christmas!
Have a pleasant National Pumpkin Pie Day!

December 26th
Happy Boxing Day!

Happy Kwanzaa!
Have a good National Whiners Day!

December 27th
Enjoy Visit the Zoo Day!

December 28th
Happy Card Playing Day!
Merry National Chocolate Day!

December 31st
Happy New Year's Eve!
RuthP
Posted: Friday, December 4, 2009 4:03:25 PM

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Geeman, I love your list.

For a somewhat more traditional midwinter list, Wikipedia midwinter festivals does a pretty good job or try Religious Tolerance web site. (Disclaimer: I am unfamiliar with the latter organization, but the list looks good.)

I have always been happy to receive holiday good wishes for any holiday; thank you to everyone who has posted wishes. As I have no particular religious bent myself, I shall wish all of you

***The very best and happiest Holidays this year and my heartfelt best wishes for a wonderful New Year!***


(Whenever you start your new year.)Angel
Yorker
Posted: Friday, December 4, 2009 5:49:36 PM
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Geeman wrote

December 18th
Enjoy Wear a Plunger On Your Head Day!

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Nice one, like it. Applause

Question:

Do we stay at home on that day? Driving could be a problem, especially wearing my Santa hat with flashing lights.

I feel the old adage 'no religion or politics' still applies in discussion with strangers, especially on forums. These are topics where we tend to get really heated and write things we would not say to a stranger. Let's stick to other less controversial subjects there's less chance of a 'battle royal' developing. We are a forum from many countries and religions, any derogative comments on the two 'biggies' will upset someone somewhere.

December 16th
Have a great National Chocolate Covered Anything Day


Anything? Now this sounds fun. Can you elaborate please?

FlashBack1968
Posted: Friday, December 4, 2009 6:18:16 PM
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Greetings of the Season
and Best Wishes for the
New Year



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Kat
Posted: Friday, December 4, 2009 9:25:58 PM
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FlashBack1968 wrote:
Greetings of the Season
and Best Wishes for the
New Year



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How pretty...thank you!
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