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Archae Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 12:20 AM
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Why the emphasis on holidays?
I guess what bugs me the most about holidays are so many have been either created by, or taken over by, the shopkeepers.

Halloween candy.
How is it different from "regular" candy?

Pre-Thanksgiving and Christmas "sales."

And their are the manufactured holidays.
Father's, Mother's, and Grandparent's Day.
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Floogeldy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 12:40 AM
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1. Shopkeepers?
Sounds like you live in 19th century Jamestown. ;)
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Archae Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 06:56 AM
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3. Better than calling them "hucksters."
;-)
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 04:48 AM
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2. I am up with Father's and Mother's days because, really, so many
times we forget their contributions to our lives. I love honoring all my Dad has been for us. :hi:
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Archae Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 06:57 AM
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4. I do that any day.
At least, any day I see my Dad.

Not just one day a year.
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:17 AM
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6. Sure, so do I. But there is really nothing wrong with having a special
day for them. Now, bring up a day like Sweetest day and I'll agree with you, but not Father's Day. :hi:
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tjwmason Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:05 AM
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5. Christmas in particular brings out my anti-materialist side.
It's just all so horrid - take some crap, add some tacky bits, call it "Christmas-whatever", double the price. :puke:
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Archae Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 11:08 AM
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7. Exactly.
And we're pressured into being with family that we don't like, otherwise we're "being selfish."

I love Christmas music, decorations, etc.

But I am *NOT* going to go into hock buying the latest garbage being shoved in my face by the hucksters.
"Makes a perfect Christmas gift!" :grr:

And the religio-Nazis can go to their version of Hell, there is no "War On Christmas."
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