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  # 1681592 3-Dec-2016 09:44
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Rikkitic:

 

Some people have other ways of having fun.

 

 

 

 

Which they can do at any time of the year. if you don't like Christmas, don't participate, easy. Many do, as this thread shows. 


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Rikkitic:

 

Some people have other ways of having fun.

 

 

 

 

Exactly, so why can't folks leave those who wish to celebrate Christmas and have alone to do so and not keep up the annual self-righteous BS about Christmas and the beliefs some have.  

 

 

An option is that Christmas gets run by the Govt, so its free, and better quality? :-)


 
 
 
 




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MikeB4:

 

Rikkitic:

 

Some people have other ways of having fun.

 

 

 

 

Exactly, so why can't folks leave those who wish to celebrate Christmas and have alone to do so and not keep up the annual self-righteous BS about Christmas and the beliefs some have.  

 

 

Er, this is a thread for people who don't like Christmas. Check the title. Those of you who feel differently are also welcome to comment, but the thread is not intended for you. Feel free to start your own for people who love Christmas. I don't mind.

 

 

 

 





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  # 1681598 3-Dec-2016 10:09
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Rikkitic:

 

MikeB4:

 

Rikkitic:

 

Some people have other ways of having fun.

 

 

 

 

Exactly, so why can't folks leave those who wish to celebrate Christmas and have alone to do so and not keep up the annual self-righteous BS about Christmas and the beliefs some have.  

 

 

Er, this is a thread for people who don't like Christmas. Check the title. Those of you who feel differently are also welcome to comment, but the thread is not intended for you. Feel free to start your own for people who love Christmas. I don't mind.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Merry Christmas





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MikeB4:

Rikkitic:


MikeB4:


Rikkitic:


Some people have other ways of having fun.


 



Exactly, so why can't folks leave those who wish to celebrate Christmas and have alone to do so and not keep up the annual self-righteous BS about Christmas and the beliefs some have.  



Er, this is a thread for people who don't like Christmas. Check the title. Those of you who feel differently are also welcome to comment, but the thread is not intended for you. Feel free to start your own for people who love Christmas. I don't mind.


 


 



 


Merry Christmas



Lol and Merry Christmas to all the GZers. And I don't care if it's politically correct or not to say so.

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Cheers, and Merry Christmas to all




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And most splendid secular greetings to all whose beliefs and non-beliefs differ!

 

 





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I do hope you're going to make your cats feel welcome on Christmas day. tongue-out




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I always make my cats feel welcome.

 

 





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I quite like some of the social events that take place in the lead up to Christmas because it often allows me to catch up with people who I haven't seen for a while and it gives me a sense of anticipation of summer and holidays to come. 

 

Having said that I gave up buying presents a few years ago and instead just donate the money to charity. Most people now understand that I prefer not to receive presents, as I don't live an extravagant lifestyle and I am fortunate enough to already be able to afford everything that I could reasonably want to own. 


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Christmas is always stressful around my house.

 

My parents-in-law are incapable of organising getting together for afternoon tea, even if all this means boiling the jug for an instant coffee and opening a packet of biscuits from the supermarket. This means my wife and her sister take it in turns to host the big day. Somehow this also means we end up having Christmas day with her family two years in a row and with my family once every three years. After 27 I still haven't been unable to make my wife see this as an imbalance.

 

My wife and her sister are very competitive so every Christmas has to out-do the previous one in some weird yule time arms race. For weeks before the big day I have to work through a list of everything that needs replacing, repairing, painting, weeding, pruning, cleaning and the food and drink gets ever more complicated and expensive.

 

My father-in-law is a prick. He's had a miserable life and the only way he can feel better about himself by ruining everyone else's day. You tell him to be there at 12:00pm so we can all have a drink and a chat and exchange gifts and start eating around 1:00pm, and he'll turn up some time around 2:30pm. There's a 99.9% chance he'll start an argument before lunch is finished. His favourite topics to rant about are Maori, lesbians and how materialistic we all are, but he'll go off about pretty much anything.

 

My brother will spend an obscene amount of money on gifts that nobody wants or needs, just because he can. And we'll feel bad that we spent around a third as much.

 

And I'm sure all our relatives have their stories about us as well. Surely we're as crazy to them as they are to us. We can't be the (only) normal ones.   

 

As for birthdays at Christmas, my father's birthday is the start of December, mine is the 14th, my parents' wedding anniversary was Christmas Eve and my brother's birthday is January 2nd. It's a busy month.

 

Still, even with all this moaning, there will be a few stressful days but mostly it will be a good time. I will enjoy time with my immediate family, get some sunshine, drive around the country, catch up with friends I rarely see. I'll get to ride my bike a lot. And my daughter will get me something cool that she's put a lot of thought into because she's like that.

 

So merry Christmas to all Geekzoners. I hope you all have a safe, happy holiday and get to spend some time with the people you enjoy most.


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Can't think of a better reason for Christmas offhand really...

 

 

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/38293294

 

 

 

Find it so utterly, utterly sad.





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My dear departed granddad played Father Christmas for quite a few years at Shore City Mall, Takapuna. RIP Granddad. undecided


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DarthKermit:

 

My dear departed granddad played Father Christmas for quite a few years at Shore City Mall, Takapuna. RIP Granddad. undecided

 

 

What an awesome man your GD must have been to make so many kids happy! You deserve to have posted this into the other thread :) 

 

 


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DarthKermit:

 

My dear departed granddad played Father Christmas for quite a few years at Shore City Mall, Takapuna. RIP Granddad. undecided

 

 

What an awesome man your GD must have been to make so many kids happy! You deserve to have posted this into the other thread :) 

 

 

 

 

Yes indeed, its awesome that people do that. I've got the (feeble) beard and am getting grey / white enough, just never been brave enough.





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