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Straight Chillen
Gallente
Solar Wind
Posted - 2008.12.23 18:26:00 - [31]
 

I think your one of your problem is you focus on the material aspects of the holiday, instead of what the point really is. Family.

Really I think you hate the way the holidays make you feel, probably due to some personal/family related issues. If thats is indeed the case, then i do feel sorry for you, but really, the only thing/person that is stopping you from enjoying Christmas is yourself. Keep that in mind as you sit there wallowing in your hate and contempt on thursday morning.

I on the otherhand, am looking foward to spending the day with my family and friends, eatting, drinking, and carrying on, as us crazy italians do.

P'uck
Posted - 2008.12.23 18:34:00 - [32]
 

Originally by: Straight Chillen
the only thing/person that is stopping you from enjoying Christmas is yourself.

Really? I thought it was the ****ing "last christmas" tune I have to listen to in every friggin shop I dare to enter, STARTING IN OCTOBER.

I remember, about ten or twenty years ago, shopkeepers that started that **** in the middle of november would be called greedy *****es.

now youre running late if you start your decoration in november Rolling Eyes

Xen Gin
Silurian Operations
Posted - 2008.12.23 18:39:00 - [33]
 

Edited by: Xen Gin on 23/12/2008 18:39:41
Originally by: P'uck
Edited by: P''uck on 23/12/2008 18:27:06
Originally by: Xen Gin
There is absolutely nothing religious about the old pagan tradition it's built upon.

The problem is not that its built upon anythign pagan. The problem is, it only exists because the catholics needed something flashier than the pagans.

I might be going out on a limb here, but the average pagan back then probably was more in touch with the universe than those feisty bishops and popes.

edit: if you want, you could say, it never was more than a poor PR stunt.


I'd have to say that they probably were more in touch. But the slight pagan tradition was stamped over by organised religion, which is a shame really.

Also before the change of calendar 1752 (for Britain and it's colonies), Christmas used to fall on what is now known as 5th of January.

Akita T
Caldari Navy Volunteer Task Force
Posted - 2008.12.23 19:25:00 - [34]
 

Originally by: Straight Chillen
I think your one of your problem is you focus on the material aspects of the holiday, instead of what the point really is. Family.
Really I think you hate the way the holidays make you feel, probably due to some personal/family related issues.

You could say that in a twisted way... I spend a lot of time with my family to begin with, and it's all fine and dandy most of the time... but as soon as the holidays come, it's like everybody starts going berserk and it STOPS being about family and starts being about the holidays. If anything, holidays are the moments when I'm the least in touch with and people in general.

Ren Surkova
Sniggerdly
Pandemic Legion
Posted - 2008.12.23 19:27:00 - [35]
 

Originally by: Akita T
I spend a lot of time with my family to begin with


hahahaha

Originally by: Akita T
holidays are the moments when I'm the least in touch with and people in general.



jesus christ, you must be like a autistic car or something on the actual day

Slade Trillgon
Endless Possibilities Inc.
Posted - 2008.12.23 20:00:00 - [36]
 

Originally by: P'uck


edit: if you want, you could say, it never was more than a poor PR stunt.


Agreed.

It was PR in the idea that they Catholic Church bastardized many pagan traditions and those of a few other religions, to subvert the non-believers more easily.


Slade

Corwain
Posted - 2008.12.23 20:30:00 - [37]
 

Lets not go overboard with glorifying the pagans here. Yes organized religion is crap, but only cause it's a group of humans. The other groups of humans were and are pretty crap too.

For instance little known fact about the native Americans, they freaking perfected torture. They had this one trick where they'd wet leather so it expands then strap it down tight around a guys head, then put him out in the hot sun. The leather tightens, guys skull is slooooowly crushed.

People are people. Glorify any group of people and they won't live up to their hype.

P'uck
Posted - 2008.12.23 20:46:00 - [38]
 

Originally by: Corwain
For instance little known fact about the native Americans, they freaking perfected torture. They had this one trick where they'd wet leather so it expands then strap it down tight around a guys head, then put him out in the hot sun. The leather tightens, guys skull is slooooowly crushed.

they also used that trick to make their tools work. I still use that trick for some things today, a friend of mine even -I **** you not- built a full suspension bike using an old ski and the wet leather trick.

Syrin
Hell's Boundaries
Posted - 2008.12.23 20:50:00 - [39]
 

Think of us poor retail dogsbodies who have to cater at all hours for the idiotic requests of the public, Stupid christmas hours, Stupid christmas music and young staff that need a kicking for singing along in the shop.

Arianhod
Red Dwarf Mining Corporation
space weaponry and trade
Posted - 2008.12.23 20:54:00 - [40]
 

Originally by: Syrin
Think of us poor retail dogsbodies who have to cater at all hours for the idiotic requests of the public, Stupid christmas hours, Stupid christmas music and young staff that need a kicking for singing along in the shop.
Snow is falling....
All around us...
Children playing, having fun!
T'is the season...
Love and understanding...
Merry Christmas - everyone!

Syrin
Hell's Boundaries
Posted - 2008.12.23 20:58:00 - [41]
 

Snow is falling....
All around us...
Children playing, having fun!
T'is the season...
Love and understanding...
Merry Christmas - everyone!


Oh dear.

Cant people let use miserable old bastards be miserable for once ?Sad

Stitcher
Caldari
Posted - 2008.12.23 21:47:00 - [42]
 

I love how every year, my family and I have a really good excuse to spend some time together, eat some really good food (none of which is allowed to go to waste, btw), and relax for a bit.

Micheal Dietrich
Caldari
Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2008.12.23 22:39:00 - [43]
 

yep, it's only 2 days till christmas and I haven't even begun to shop yet. I don't know what to get anybody. No wait, my little brother fixed it for me for some game he wants off of steam.

Every year it's the same damn crap. All brothers exchange video games or movies, get some clothes or maybe an electronic item from the parents (although for once in my life the clothes are actually a nice idea). Dinner at mothers on christmas eve, Dinner at fathers on christmas day, one of like 3 times the family is all together in the year).

I had to go to Cabela's yesterday to buy some Gun Oil. I was standing in line with my purchase looking around, at the faces of people who were holding their redneck presents, with tired faces, a 'I don't give a **** at this point' expression. The cashiers looked exhausted, I bought my cashier a chocolate bar which at least gave her a smile for 2 seconds. I went to the mall to look around for anything that might be nice for someone in the family. While not finding anything that may interest another family member I saw children just wanting to go home, babies crying, people overloading their arms with 30 bags of crap. It also took about an hour just to leave the mall parking lot.

I agree that christmas has lost it's meaning for the most part. Sure you get a little family time but the spirit of it is so commercialized it's not even funny anymore.

Darteis Elosia
Gallente
PHOENIX 2ND C.A.G.
Posted - 2008.12.23 23:30:00 - [44]
 

Meh, the holidays are gonna be rather nice i think.

I've just stayed away from stores and haven't really botherd with watching a lot of TV so i have successfully escaped most of the Christmas hysteria.

Christmas is only about family for me, and ratting, because the belts are so empty during the 24/25

Wired
Workhorse Industries
Posted - 2008.12.23 23:31:00 - [45]
 

Originally by: Micheal Dietrich
Every year it's the same damn crap. All brothers exchange video games or movies...Dinner at mothers on Christmas eve, Dinner at fathers on Christmas day


Originally by: Micheal Dietrich
...people overloading their arms with 30 bags of crap...


Originally by: Micheal Dietrich
I agree that Christmas has lost it's meaning for the most part. Sure you get a little family time but the spirit of it is so commercialized it's not even funny anymore.


Michael, are you some sort of American clone of me or something? This is pretty much how it is for me. My eating arrangements are a bit different but I'll be visiting the parents over a couple of different days.

I would be exchanging computer games with my brother, but I've said to him 'get your own bloody game when one comes out you really want, and I'll do the same', if not I'd be reduced to getting him something like Sonic Unleashed (my brothers 29, and i doubt he'd want that).

This Christmas has been the most relaxing for me because I've decided not to buy anything for anyone (except myself), instead I've been able to sit around on the weekend, or my days off, drinking beer/spirits/coffee, in the middle of the city, whilst watching other people rush around buying all their Christmas stuff.

And yes Christmas has become commercialized, and i think it can be summed up perfectly by the following quote from Bottom... (OK, maybe not the best example, but shows people doing stuff because it's "the done thing")

Eddie: Not sprouts! I hate sprouts!
Richie: Oh will you stop whinging Eddie! Nobody likes sprouts.
Eddie: Then why are we having them then?
Richie: Because itís Christmas!

TimMc
Brutal Deliverance
Gypsy Band
Posted - 2008.12.24 00:46:00 - [46]
 

Originally by: Slade Trillgon
Originally by: P'uck


edit: if you want, you could say, it never was more than a poor PR stunt.


Agreed.

It was PR in the idea that they Catholic Church bastardized many pagan traditions and those of a few other religions, to subvert the non-believers more easily.


Slade



Since when was this news? First things the Catholic Church did was try to replace pagan holidays, traditions and festivals with Christian themed ones. Problem is they ended up mixing a bit, so alot of of Christian symbolism is ****ed atm. Jesus was actually born more near the Easter holidays than Christmas.

tbh, Christmas today is about commercialism and pretending to love your family, mostly with your wallet and undivided attention for a few days.

Micheal Dietrich
Caldari
Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2008.12.24 00:50:00 - [47]
 

Originally by: TimMc
Originally by: Slade Trillgon
Originally by: P'uck


edit: if you want, you could say, it never was more than a poor PR stunt.


Agreed.

It was PR in the idea that they Catholic Church bastardized many pagan traditions and those of a few other religions, to subvert the non-believers more easily.


Slade



Since when was this news? First things the Catholic Church did was try to replace pagan holidays, traditions and festivals with Christian themed ones. Problem is they ended up mixing a bit, so alot of of Christian symbolism is ****ed atm. Jesus was actually born more near the Easter holidays than Christmas.

tbh, Christmas today is about commercialism and pretending to love your family, mostly with your wallet and undivided attention for a few days.


Undivided my ass. I take my laptop with me and get right to my games after the presents are delivered. My brothers bring a xbox and take over the tv in the back bedroom. We may each talk about our jobs for an hour but that's about it.

Tzar'rim
Posted - 2008.12.24 01:54:00 - [48]
 

I have nothing against people having a good time and having the genuine wish to to make it enjoyable if only for a little while. But I hate fake, elbowing, hidden agenda, "smile your tears away" crap.


Rejected Enlightenment
Habitual Euthanasia
Pandemic Legion
Posted - 2008.12.24 02:34:00 - [49]
 

Originally by: Akita T
I hate it how everybody scours around to buy a lot of food they don't really need and will just end up spoiled.
I hate it when everbody you visit expects you to sample from each of the foods presented, even if that alone would mean you'd end up with a full stomach from one household alone and loads of nausea in the evening.
I hate it how everybody gives "thoughtful" presents to eachother that at best don't get returned to the store, at worst they end up directly in the trash... just freaking give the gift of cash-money, the universal gift, everybody loves it, nobody wants to return it.
I hate it how everybody expects you to look joyous or whatever and try to cheer you up, ending up annoying you even more.
I hate it how everybody pretends to be "in a holiday spirit" when most of them are in a self-induced tired and nerve-wrecked state... who the hell made you prepare all that food and put up all those decorations in the first place ?

Don't get me wrong, I hate most holidays for the same reasons, but Christmas takes the top in all possible "fake joy" categories.



You trolled so many people with this.

Akita T
Caldari Navy Volunteer Task Force
Posted - 2008.12.24 03:22:00 - [50]
 

Originally by: Rejected Enlightenment
You trolled so many people with this.

'tiz a season for gathering 'round the fire and watching stuff burn Twisted Evil

Ivana Drake
Caldari
Posted - 2008.12.24 03:27:00 - [51]
 

Edited by: Ivana Drake on 24/12/2008 03:28:41
Working in an electronics store, the big TVs are usually on full blast on all day on some music channel playing nothing but christmas songs. I now have the Cheeky Girls tune stuck in my head... Sad

The TX
Gallente
Pulsar Combat Supplies
Alternative Realities
Posted - 2008.12.24 03:38:00 - [52]
 

I get paid not to work on Xmas day and boxing day. How can anyone complain that they're being paid to do nothing? Not me!


Micheal Dietrich
Caldari
Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2008.12.24 05:01:00 - [53]
 

As a early christmas treat I gave my little kitty a paintball. I can hear the joy and amusement rolling around in the bathroom now.

Surfin's PlunderBunny
Minmatar
Sebiestor Tribe
Posted - 2008.12.24 05:02:00 - [54]
 

I like holidays just fine... no more 35-40 hours a week of studying till next semester! Very Happy

Kessiaan
Minmatar
Vagrants Inc
Posted - 2008.12.24 07:03:00 - [55]
 

Edited by: Kessiaan on 24/12/2008 07:05:39
/signed. I hate this time of year.

Last couple of years, people ask me what I want for Christmas, and I tell them to save their money and buy something they need, if I need help I'll ask for it, I expect them to do the same, and I'm not buying anyone anything except cheesy Christmas, which are still overpriced.

... it actually works, too.

Rob Z0mbie
Caldari
Posted - 2008.12.24 07:16:00 - [56]
 

Originally by: Ren Surkova
christmas owns, jesus owns, nobody can complain about christmas, if christmas bothers you then just stay in bed, alone and stop complaining


^lol

jesus owns... LOL

*dies laughing*

Micheal Dietrich
Caldari
Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2008.12.24 08:14:00 - [57]
 

Originally by: Rob Z0mbie
Originally by: Ren Surkova
christmas owns, jesus owns, nobody can complain about christmas, if christmas bothers you then just stay in bed, alone and stop complaining


^lol

jesus owns... LOL

*dies laughing*


OMGWTFBBQPROOF

AmosTrask
Minmatar
Posted - 2008.12.24 08:38:00 - [58]
 

This thread is a very clear sign of how much my kids have changed my life,four years ago i would have agreed with your post Akita, but christmas for me and my family is about spending time together and enjoying a few days off before going back to the grind.
Lifes what you make it as they say.

Vikarion
Caldari
State Trade Consortium
Posted - 2008.12.24 09:18:00 - [59]
 

I'm a Christian, so I celebrate what the holiday represents, not because I think it's the actual date.

That said, here's how I enjoy Christmas:

1. I make an extra effort to be kind and encouraging to all of the overworked people I meet.

2. I don't buy gifts.

3. I avoid stores. Completely.

4. Because of the above, I don't hear any carols, so I sing them occasionally to myself when everything is quiet and the snow is falling outside.

5. I eat something nice I've picked out before hand, that I enjoy, and save any leftovers for later.

6. I live alone, so no one bothers me and I usually don't go anywhere for Christmas.

It's very nice. Cool

jason hill
Caldari
Clan Shadow Wolf
Fatal Ascension
Posted - 2008.12.24 12:03:00 - [60]
 

i just might get hammered and sing xmas carols on vent tonight just to **** the alliance off Twisted Evil


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