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The Christmas season should not be allowed to begin until a week after Thanksgiving

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  • Independent
    Massachusetts
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    There should be a law!! Although, what good would that do? At least it would represent something of an awareness of (if not result in any remediation of) our Western Civilization ethos as an obsessive-compulsive consumer syndrome . . . SIN-drome!! What's it all about, Alfie unto
    Omegie? It's all about a RETAIL RELIGION. The churches are the "big-box outlets" and the cathedrals are the "major malls" with their nave-like soaring ceilings above the throngs of worshippers of the gods of goods. Gone bad.
    There should, though, at least, be a law prohibiting the sacred season of surfeit and surplus spending from starting prior to a week after the end of the bloatious bonanza of Thanksgiving. Seeing display Christmas trees here and there mid-November actually somewhat turns my stomach. And that's not good gastronomic orientation for the gaseous orgy scheduled for the end of November.
    Christmas music prior to Thanksgiving is sacrilege. Or perhaps someone should start composing popular Thanksgiving music -- and thus preempt the Christmas stuff until . . . at least a week after Thanksgiving. Come on, McCartny, how about it? Elton? But then again, heaven forbid another season's obsessive-compulsive assaultive-compression of the eardrums and even aesthetic sensitivities of mind and soul. What must be done is to ban any and all now-existing Christmas music. I'm sick to the sentience of Rudolph and I'm dreaming has become nightmare and Silent Night would be a relief after the 60 or more years I've had to listen to the same crap (except for McCartny's ditty) EVERY YEAR!!
    You think I'm being bitchy? Even blasphemy?
    Well, picture, first, our Founding Fathers and be thankful that they're not around to see what Thanksgiving has become. Binge is not blessing.
    And as for Christmas which, already along with Thanksgiving seems to be in full swing kind of as if a mutant-confluence of manias . . . as for Christmas itself?
    At least I have the value-virtue of traditionality even in such rant as you're reading. Thanksgiving is just a couple days away.
    And so it's not out of order to wish everyone . . . hmmm . . . no, not a "happy" . . .how about a THANKFUL Thanksgiving?? A Thanksgiving here so blessed with bounty and even survival!! Our perspective of Thankfulness should encompass those in so much of the rest of the world. And maybe we should put aside just a bit of what we'll spend next month to provide for those others? Maybe dividing the word into two would be good? Thanks: for what we have!! And GIVING: to pay even a pittance of the "existential debt" we owe to equalize the benificence and bonanza of being Americans.
    As for Christmas . . . . way too early for me to say anything other than the above..
    But there'll be another thread woven into the fabric of my focus come close to the end of December.
  • Liberal
    Other Party
    Llos Angeles, CA
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    God requires your VISA, MASTERCARD, and AMEX. The big kahuna was too busy creating us and forgot simple accounting principles.
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    Kind of a strange culture; the Pagans invented X-Mas ; that was the "fest" of light; passing of the shortest day. The X-Mas tree was a sign that nature would turn "green" again in a couple of month. So our "church" X-Mas, conveniently got trown into this "fest" about 2000 years ago. I guess that is why they picked a little Middle East human baby who happened to be born at that time to fit the Pagan fest.
    Ha,ha. The "shopping god" arrived a bit later and expanded via big screen TV's. Wow, what else can we do to expand this "fest"?
    Suggestion: eat "moose" instead of poor "turkey's"? ( "moose" fits better with a "pagan fest")
  • Other Party
    Nebraska
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    schneider finally posts something I pretty much agree with.

    Christmas is all about the allmighty dollar. There were Christmas trees in the department store 3 weeks before Halloween! Christmas music started creeping into the play list of the local radio station 2 weeks before Thanksgiving!

    It is insane, and it is getting worse every year, and it's all for one reason: MONEY.
  • Independent
    Massachusetts
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    I'd really be interested in what your disagreements have been with what I've posted. Might add a
    DImension to my comprehension beyond the DEmention of my self-centered conceptualities. My
    email address is Apangie123@comcast.net.
  • Liberal
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    Durham, NH
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    We should all be happy that we don't celebrate Thankgiving on Columbus Day as the Canadians do.

    On second thought, perhaps we would be better off!

    Why are those damn Canadians always making us look bad?
  • Liberal
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    Durham, NH
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    Dutch Wrote: Kind of a strange culture; the Pagans invented X-Mas ; that was the "fest" of light; passing of the shortest day. The X-Mas tree was a sign that nature would turn "green" again in a couple of month. So our "church" X-Mas, conveniently got trown into this "fest" about 2000 years ago. I guess that is why they picked a little Middle East human baby who happened to be born at that time to fit the Pagan fest.
    Ha,ha. The "shopping god" arrived a bit later and expanded via big screen TV's. Wow, what else can we do to expand this "fest"?
    Suggestion: eat "moose" instead of poor "turkey's"? ( "moose" fits better with a "pagan fest")
    I'll bet moose taste better than turkey also. Just don't hit one with that Porsche;)
  • Liberal
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    Durham, NH
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    alongcameaschneider Wrote: I'd really be interested in what your disagreements have been with what I've posted. Might add a
    DImension to my comprehension beyond the DEmention of my self-centered conceptualities. My
    email address is Apangie123@comcast.net.
    Don't pay any attention to him, he just likes to make us all think out of the box - as I do. Life is dull if you agree all the time;)
  • Center Left
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    Denton, TX
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    A law would just be silly. People can celebrate whatever they want whenever they want. You have the option to not participate. I don't get in the Christmas spirit until have the 20th. I don't go out on Black Friday or put up decorations early either.
  • Other Party
    Nebraska
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    pgr right on both points!

    Why should anyone pay attention to anything anyone says on this DemocraticHub? These are just discussions and exchanges of opinions and ideas, part information, part disinformation, part sarcasm, a joke or two mixed in, and often there are things posted to seriously think about, thank goodness. But, a lot of it is for amusement purposes only.

    As far as Schneiders threads are concerned, in my case I think it is more about the level of interest than the level of agreement.

    ..."Life is dull if you agree all the time;)"... That's right, how would this little political forum be if we all had the same opinion about everything?
  • Liberal
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    Please don't agree with me it's bad for our image!
  • Other Party
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    Completely right!

    Sorry, I mean you are WRONG!
  • Democrat
    Philadelphia, PA
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    Not for nothing ,the Christians have taken this day as a day remembrance of their Savior's birth, whether or not it was a pagan holiday or not is not the issue, same as the Passion Of Christ ending in the Resurrection of Christ on what is now known as Easter Sunday, it too was a former Pagan holiday, my point is that it a religious day and although we as a Capitalist society have commercialized both of these events as money makers, it still remains a religious holiday. And many still observe it as such , although we do still buy gifts and indulge our wants and needs.
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    johnnycee Wrote: Not for nothing ,the Christians have taken this day as a day remembrance of their Savior's birth, whether or not it was a pagan holiday or not is not the issue, same as the Passion Of Christ ending in the Resurrection of Christ on what is now known as Easter Sunday, it too was a former Pagan holiday, my point is that it a religious day and although we as a Capitalist society have commercialized both of these events as money makers, it still remains a religious holiday. And many still observe it as such , although we do still buy gifts and indulge our wants and needs.
    I guess if this "human baby" was still alive, it would die laughing at what people are doing with X-mas; people are funny animals for sure.