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    Merry Christmas

    The title says it all, really. I wish you a very merry Christmas. Unless you don't celebrate it, in which case I hope you have a wonderful day regardless.



    I know it technically isn't Christmas yet, but some people do celebrate on the 24th.

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    Ah, Monty Python's The Meaning of Life, a truly hilarious film.
    Merry Christmas to you too.
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    "I assume you're Christian, unless you're not, but since I have no cultural cues outside of Christianity, I will wish you a happy Holy Day that happens to coincide with mine. Otherwise, don't bother me with the ooga booga shit that you do."
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    I'm atheist but love Christmas. I see it as the one time in the year we consumerists spend our money on others, rather than ourselves. Plus it adds some much needed colour to the dark winter. Christmas festivals go back much further than Christianity.

    So a Merry Christmas to you all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nalano View Post
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    "I assume you're Christian, unless you're not, but since I have no cultural cues outside of Christianity, I will wish you a happy Holy Day that happens to coincide with mine. Otherwise, don't bother me with the ooga booga shit that you do."
    Merry Christmas you grumpy bastard xxx

    And Merry Christmas to everyone else too, but especially Nalano because he's such a huggable teddy bear.
    Irrelevant on further examination of the rest of the thread.

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    Merry Christmas folks!
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    have some fun days off from work!
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    Happy Crimbo everyone!

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    Happy food, everyone. We can all at least agree on that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nalano View Post
    Pet Peeve:

    "I assume you're Christian, unless you're not, but since I have no cultural cues outside of Christianity, I will wish you a happy Holy Day that happens to coincide with mine. Otherwise, don't bother me with the ooga booga shit that you do."
    Happy Holy Day of your choosing, Nalano. Have some Christopher Lee.


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    Merry Christmas, ya filthy animals :D

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    Merry Christmas! :D

    The yearly buying of a Christmas tree and presents is about as close to religion that I get.

    Now to go and sacrifice a boar to the Pagan gods to ensure that the sun will rise tomorow :p

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    Merry whatever you like folks!

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    Yeah, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year too.

    We don't have public holiday for Christmas here but my firm's headquarters in Hong Kong has; so in the firm I am currently wokring in, we have too. And they don't just have one day for 25 Dec, they have another day of holiday for the boxing day, too. I am not a Christian but I do hope that Christmas day will become public holiday universally in the near future. Currently, it seems New Year is the only universal public holiday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by squirrel View Post
    Yeah, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year too.

    We don't have public holiday for Christmas here but my firm's headquarters in Hong Kong has; so in the firm I am currently wokring in, we have too. And they don't just have one day for 25 Dec, they have another day of holiday for the boxing day, too. I am not a Christian but I do hope that Christmas day will become public holiday universally in the near future. Currently, it seems New Year is the only universal public holiday.
    Translation: "I will happily convert a billion people to the Faith if it means I get another day off work."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nalano View Post
    Translation: "I will happily convert a billion people to the Faith if it means I get another day off work."
    Almost every religion/ culture has a special day at this time of year. It was happening well before Christianity started.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lone Gunman View Post
    Almost every religion/ culture has a special day at this time of year. It was happening well before Christianity started.
    Except not.
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    Could we just say that Christmas is just the worlds Thanksgiving and take out the Christ nonsense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xercies View Post
    Could we just say that Christmas is just the worlds Thanksgiving and take out the Christ nonsense.
    Hey, speaking of Thanksgiving...



    Okay, that one made me smile.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lone Gunman View Post
    Almost every religion/ culture has a special day at this time of year. It was happening well before Christianity started.
    Pretty much. Northern Hemisphere at least. Lots of celebrations around the Solstice, or Winter in general (it's dark and cold and everyone getting together and feasting and drinking can help with that). Hanukkah, Diwali, Tazangdung, Yalda, Yule, Soyal, Sol Invictus day, Festival of Anastasia, Malkh, Modraniht, Pancha Ganapati, Saturnalia, Christmas, Beiwa, Brumalia, Chawmos, Deygan, Goru, Inti Raymi, La an Dreolin, Koleda, Kara Chun, Lori, Lenae, Makar Sankranti, Mein Geimridh, Mummer's Day, Ziemassvetki, Sewy Yelda, We Tripantu... and probably a couple more I've forgotten.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nalano View Post
    Except not.
    Except not what? It is a very, very common thing for cultures and religions to have a special day at this time of year.


    Quote Originally Posted by Nalano View Post
    Translation: "I will happily convert a billion people to the Faith if it means I get another day off work."
    I really don't think that is what Squirrel is saying, and it's a bit disingenuous to 'translate' him as saying that. Squirrel said "I am not a Christian but I do hope that Christmas day will become public holiday universally in the near future", rather than "I am secretly a Christian and I do hope that everyone in the world takes Christ into their heart and follows the faith". I think he just wants a Holiday... one that is, perhaps, universally held. You don't have to be Christian to enjoy the Christmas Holiday.
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