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23 Nov 2011 - 11:34 PM

I think Pete only started this thread to do that great pun in the title Smile

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Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139433 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2011 - 11:38 PM

I haven't read all through this thread but, if he hasn't already done so, maybe Pete can tell us how he is planning to spend Christmas Day? Smile

Pete
Pete Site Moderator 1318443 forum postsPete vcard ePz Advertiser England96 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2011 - 7:25 AM

No plans yet - it's way too early Wink

Just Jas
Just Jas  1225752 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2011 - 11:35 AM


Quote: ......but what about the other fifty days in the year?

Gosh! Christmas must come round quick for you, Ken! Wink

Just Jas
Just Jas  1225752 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2011 - 11:37 AM


Quote: No plans yet - it's way too early

Better get your booze in quick, though, Pete! Tongue

Just Jas
Just Jas  1225752 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2011 - 11:41 AM

Happy 24th of November, everybody! GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

And 'Happy Unbirthday' to Pete..! Wink

Just Jas
Just Jas  1225752 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2011 - 12:02 PM


Quote: Happy 24th of November, everybody! GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

And 'Happy Unbirthday' to Pete..! Wink

What I am saying is enjoy every day the best you can!SmileSmileSmile

Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139433 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2011 - 1:34 PM

Yes, you never know if it will be your last............. there's a happy thought! Grin

conrad
conrad  1010874 forum posts116 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2011 - 2:29 PM

I like Christmas - over here we're not distracted by giving presents and all that (at least, most Dutchmen aren't) because with a few exceptions of those who insist on following the Anglo-Saxon model, we celebrate St. Nicholas on the 5th of December and give presents then.

(Ironically, Santa Claus is a fat, non-religious version of our St. Nicholas, but oh well...)

keithh
keithh e2 Member 1023026 forum postskeithh vcard Wallis and Futuna33 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2011 - 2:40 PM

It is an odd one that the Santa Clause sculpture in Demre, Turkey where Nicholas was Bishop, is the Coca Cola Santa rather than the more traditional St Nicholas.

conrad
conrad  1010874 forum posts116 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2011 - 2:41 PM

Is it? Urgh!

Oh well, it could be worse. Years ago, a Japanese department store wanted to get in on the commercial successes of Christmas and decided to introduce some Christmas ornaments in their product range. Unfortunately, instead of importing some good ones, they had a Japanese firm design and make some, and when the products arrived in the store astonished Western tourists concluded that the Japanese designer hadn't quite grasped the concepts of Christmas: one of the ornaments was a crucified Santa Claus! Tongue

Last Modified By conrad at 24 Nov 2011 - 2:45 PM
mikehit
mikehit  56454 forum posts United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2011 - 2:52 PM

Unfortunately that is of dubious provenance. But the rest of this article does have other amusing observations:

http://www.snopes.com/holidays/christmas/cross.asp

keithh
keithh e2 Member 1023026 forum postskeithh vcard Wallis and Futuna33 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2011 - 2:53 PM

LOL. I believe that Cathy bought every one of them.

Santa Clause, Saint Nicholas is apparently seen by some more extreme (very) christian religions as being Satan in the midst of our children.

conrad
conrad  1010874 forum posts116 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2011 - 3:11 PM


Quote: that is of dubious provenance.

An acquaintance of mine, who works for Sony and was in Japan for his work, saw it himself, he says. I believe him.

John_Frid
John_Frid  8514 forum posts United Kingdom56 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2011 - 4:44 PM

santa-hates-you-mg-7375.jpg

Spotted in a shop window in Brussels a couple of year back

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