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By NexS ·
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Bah-humbug.

I don't mind christmas time <i>at christmas time</i>. Just as long as you all keep your awful christmas music and your decorations to yourself.Christmas decorations have been up all around my town since the start of November, and what for?! I've been an advocate for the '12 days before - 6 days after' concept, mainly because I'm a grumpy party-pooper: Fun police, apparently.

In the week leading up to christmas, sure, I'll be happy about it. But don't bother me with festivities until then.

On a happier note, what plans (traveling, staying in, etc.) are out there in the TR world for this christmas break (if a break is what you'll be getting.)?

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Is it

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to Only one thing left to sa ...

a particular type of Christmas music? Or any and all?

God knows there's a variety of Christmas music I despise...

(Freakin' grinch... )

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Any - and all.

by NexS In reply to Is it

Especially the 'popped up' versions of old, boring ballads.
Actually, I take it back, there are no exceptions, pro or con, I hate all christmas music indiscriminately.

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Yes, it is a particular type.

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Is it

The type that's played starting two weeks before Thanksgiving.

The most annoying type of decorations are those put out TWO FREAKIN' WEEKS AFTER LABOR DAY (mid-Sept. for those of you outside the US). I'm looking at you, Kohl's.

Bah, humbug.

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Bah, Humbug.

by NexS In reply to Yes, it is a particular t ...

Similar to Peter Griffin's 'You know what really grinds my gears?'.

It might catch on...

"Old persons driving 20kph under the speed limit. Bah, humbug."

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Have

by seanferd In reply to Yes, it is a particular t ...

a Snuggy Holiday!

<ducks, runs>

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Tee hee.

by seanferd In reply to Agree, kinda

I'd forgotten.

Vinyl, man.

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Xmas is okay-ish, its

by drowningnotwaving In reply to Only one thing left to sa ...

the easter eggs that appear on the 3rd of January in the shops that get me.

Give the guy a break! We just said happy birthday - can the wake wait for a month or so?

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Exactly my point!

by NexS In reply to Xmas is okay-ish, its

Oh, ye of like-mind.

It's not really the birthday/death of it that pisses me off, it's the fact that retail wants to stuff it down your throat so early.
That, and easter ruins my birthday with mountains of sugary goodness.

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"Don't shop where they say, 'Happy Holidays'"

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Exactly my point!

I'm so sick of this hypocritical campaign.

"Don't shop at So & So's; they say 'Happy Holidays', put 'Season's Greetings' on their bags, and use the term 'X-mas' in their ads! They've taken Christ completely out of the holiday. You should only shop where the employees say 'Merry Christmas'."

As if retail purchases had anything to do with Christianity. Here's an idea: how about you take consumerism completely out of the holiday? The Salvation Army or local homeless mission can do more with your money to put Christ back into the holiday than Bass Pro Shops or Old Navy.

Bah, humbug.

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