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#466773 - 12/22/11 11:00 PM Re: The big deal about Christmas [Re: One Man Army]
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For me, Christmas is pretty much secularized. Most of my coworkers skip the religious part, except for the Catholics, but they only go to midnight mass for the singing anyway.

Hell, I'm a Jew, and I've always had fun on Christmas. It took me forever to realize it WASN'T all about Frosty and Santa.

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#466777 - 12/22/11 11:22 PM Re: The big deal about Christmas [Re: STP4]
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Originally Posted By: STP4

Hell, I'm a Jew, and I've always had fun on Christmas. It took me forever to realize it WASN'T all about Frosty and Santa.



Just curious, what is the common jewish policy for celebrating Christmas. I know they don┤t traditionally celebrate it cause it is after all Jesus Christ┤s birthday, but would be intrested to hear what is the common policy of Rabbies to say about Christmas celebration?

I dont┤t want to be rude or anything but I am intrested about different religions and their manners so like to question this kind of thing

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#466778 - 12/22/11 11:25 PM Re: The big deal about Christmas [Re: Janina]
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Originally Posted By: Janina Paasonen

Just curious, what is the common jewish policy for celebrating Christmas.


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#466783 - 12/23/11 12:14 AM Re: The big deal about Christmas [Re: Janina]
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Originally Posted By: Janina Paasonen
what is the common policy of Rabbies to say about Christmas celebration?

You mean rabbis, or rabies?

Quote:
I am intrested [sic] about different religions and their manners

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=world+religions
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#466785 - 12/23/11 12:57 AM Re: The big deal about Christmas [Re: Bill_M]
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I meant Rabbi. I think rabies isn┤t part of jewish tradition..

Cause english is my secondary language I have to translate what I say from Finnish to English language. Thats why it is precious that some one who sees mistakes in my texts fix them, so thank you Billy M. smile


Edited by Janina Paasonen (12/23/11 01:04 AM)
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#466791 - 12/23/11 04:22 AM Re: The big deal about Christmas [Re: One Man Army]
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A Jewish Satanist celebrating Christmas - this is so... Satanic! grin
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#466804 - 12/23/11 07:38 AM Re: The big deal about Christmas [Re: One Man Army]
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My Jewish friends typically work on Christmas, at the pub. This is a good thing. If I get sick of family gatherings I know there's pub open and a mensch pouring stiff drinks.
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#466805 - 12/23/11 09:05 AM Re: The big deal about Christmas [Re: One Man Army]
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For me, now that I have two kids, Christmas is more about them, as far as presents go. And we like giving to our kids. The other aspects of Christmas I enjoy are meeting and eating with family, sitting around the Christmas tree passing out gifts, and singing songs by the piano. After the regular Christmas carols, we sing everything we can think of, that usually includes Stephen Foster and other good old Americana songs. I think we just like to sing. My mom plays the piano. I don't get to hear her play that often, so I just keep putting music in front of her. smile

This will be my aunt's husband's first U.S. Christmas. So they are doing it up right with decorations.
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#466814 - 12/23/11 12:31 PM Re: The big deal about Christmas [Re: One Man Army]
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We just watched the above mentioned "Christmas Story" movie. We have had it on DVD for some years now. I never heard of this film before my boyfriend, who is american, introduced it to me. It is so american and so cute and so funny. I love it! Watching it again this year I realized that the sweetest thing I have ever seen on the telly is the scene where Ralphie's little brother hides in the kitchen cupboard crying, "Daddy is going to kill Ralphie..." and his mum gives him a glass of milk and closes the cupboard again. What a cute, sweet, innocent moment of sibling love. That little guy is my favourite character in this movie.

Feliz navidad to you all!
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#466817 - 12/23/11 12:52 PM Re: The big deal about Christmas [Re: Janina]
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Originally Posted By: Janina Paasonen
I think rabies isn┤t part of jewish tradition

Well maybe a really messy matzoh ball soup eater will appear to be foaming at the mouth, but other than that...
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#466818 - 12/23/11 12:56 PM Re: The big deal about Christmas [Re: InÚs]
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Originally Posted By: InÚs
Feliz navidad to you all!


Eh, what's that you say? "Police stopped my car"? Well you should know better. wink

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#466819 - 12/23/11 01:11 PM Re: The big deal about Christmas [Re: One Man Army]
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I celebrate Giftmas.

Who really celebrates the birth of jesus anyway? The holiday has now become pretty Satanic in many ways, all about material gain (gifts), indulgence in good food and general fun.

I have a son who proudly declares to all "Santa isn't real" (he figured this out himself thanks to my teaching him critical thinking skills) but will still happily take gifts from a guy in a Santa outfit. As an adult i'll happily take gifts from someone claiming that the christian god is real, Santa for grownups.

Rather than protesting, take advantage.
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#466820 - 12/23/11 01:25 PM Re: The big deal about Christmas [Re: One Man Army]
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I make christmas good for my children. To my loved ones who are christian and celebrate Christmas I tell them 'Merry Christmas' to some pagan friends I have I wish them a good Solstice. If I meet someone who celebrates Haunaka (not sure if I spelled that right) I wish them a happy Haunaka. I just wish everyone a good time in whatever they participate in. I don't mind getting a candy cane from some christian telling me its symbolic meanings to Jesus. I love candy canes. Their explanation (thankfully) is short and I get a free candy cane. They usually give one to the kids as well.

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#466827 - 12/23/11 05:09 PM Re: The big deal about Christmas [Re: Bill_M]
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Originally Posted By: Bill_M
Originally Posted By: InÚs
Feliz navidad to you all!


Eh, what's that you say? "Police stopped my car"? Well you should know better. wink



This was hilarious. Vielen Dank. grin
And here's a widdle xmas present for you:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4zRe_wvJw8
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#466836 - 12/23/11 06:44 PM Re: The big deal about Christmas [Re: One Man Army]
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Registered: 11/27/11
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Loc: Virginia, USA
Ah Christmas, never had much appeal after I grew up. But oh how I adore the attention I get now. Gift's from my gf's and the only time in the year where given a gift to another co-worker that is a woman is cool. Yes, I take advantage of Christmas regardless of what people what to call it or how it came about. Use of available resources, says I! When I walk down the street and someone says Merry Christmas, I smirk and say Merry Christmas back. When they say may the lord guide and protect me, I smirk again and say I choose to make my destiny by executing actions not waiting. That gives them a double take but always results in confusion and diversion.

As the clouds start to clear you will find me out with a telescope finding the "aged" light of other galaxies. With my thermos full of Gluehwein and a pipe of tobacco, nothing but the best of times!

Hail Xmas!

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