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Christmas Xmas

Postby IluvChristmas on Fri Nov 03, 2006 4:20 pm

The word xmas really urks me.

Am I alone?
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Postby MHooch on Sat Nov 04, 2006 12:29 am

Nope, not alone. Me, too.
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Postby Dudley on Sat Nov 04, 2006 10:52 am

Mrs. West, my Grade Four teacher would go balistic over that. And Tim, who was bugged by Mrs. West, would tell her it was the Greek symbol for Christ so it was JUST THE SAME THING and they would be off to the races, and we would have a ten minute break while they went two rounds, no standing eight count..for her it was a foreign commie conspiracy (she used those words, it was the early 70's) to get Christ out of Christmas..but she was on to them, oh, SHE knew...

me? I was into drawing Charlie Brown..Snoopy in particular..lot good at it, too..those little dust ups HELPED..
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Postby EvilMel on Sat Nov 04, 2006 11:27 am

I am in agreement with Tim..



I heard a long time ago that it was an ancient symbol for Christ and that it means the same thing. I don't see what all the fuss is about given that X just means Christ anyways.



I also don't think it's people typing Xmas instead of Christmas who are taking the Christ out of Christmas honestly.
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Postby GreenElf on Sat Nov 04, 2006 4:10 pm

Personally I don't mind Xmas but i respect others who feel different. Here is a neat link to some Christmas Facts and the first one explains where the X comes from



http://www.kencollins.com/holy-02t.htm



enjoy!
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Postby EvilMel on Sun Nov 05, 2006 9:39 am

Oh yeah sorry...I wasn't meaning to sound offensive at all.



I just don't get too caught up in things like that.
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Postby MHooch on Mon Nov 06, 2006 12:40 am

Mel, I always love your passion... :wink:
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Postby littledollclaudia on Mon Nov 06, 2006 4:38 am

I guess I get to be the TOTALLY unpopular one when I say I celebrate Yule, huh? I do celebrate Christmas too but Yule is for my fiancee and I and Christmas is for the family. It works out beautifully.
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Postby EvilMel on Mon Nov 06, 2006 8:52 am

Thanks Hooch...I totally didn't want to sound like I was trying to completely dismiss you guys' feelings.



I'm glad you didn't take it poorly.



LDC...I'm not even sure I know what the Yule is.
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Postby GreenElf on Mon Nov 06, 2006 9:49 am

oh EvilMel, I didn't think you sound offensive at all and I hope I didn't make you feel that way. :oops: No worries... :)
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Postby BlkAsH on Mon Nov 06, 2006 3:42 pm

littledollclaudia - I'm right there with you. I celebrate Yule (Winter Solstice) but also Christmas with the family. Of course I've also participated in Hanukah with some of my Jewish friends too. :)



I'm sorry that Xmas offends some of you, but I use it a lot and hopefully you can just ignore my usage of it and know that I'm not aiming to offend you when I do use it.
.:~* ... 'Tis The Season To Be Jolly ... *~:.
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Postby Dudley on Mon Nov 06, 2006 4:50 pm

Claudia, I would have been disappointed to tears if you celebrated anything BUT Yule...you flagrant non conformist, you...Mel and BlkAsh, do it any way you like, just don't call me late for supper..it's about the love, the same as Halloween is about the good times...
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Postby Winnie Sanderson on Fri Nov 17, 2006 9:32 pm

I wanna know what Yule is!
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Postby Dudley on Sat Nov 18, 2006 9:51 am

Know you,

YULE love it.

YULE be there on Saturday.

YULE BRENNER, in the King and I.



Okay, okay, sorry. I quit. It's the log that they burned at that time of year to celebrate the season. Now WHY it's named YULE instead of SCHMULE or YO YO I have no idea...but it's still a big deal in parts of Europe, england, along with kissing under misteltoe and wassel punchs, and other things..Christmas is a virtual catalog of customs that have been added on, taken and adapted, or outright stolen from other cultures..
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Postby GreenElf on Mon Nov 20, 2006 8:44 am

Oh misteltoe I love putting that up in my doorway. Does anyone else do that?
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