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    Is Christmas a big deal around your house?

    My wife loves Christmas and around our house it is the season of trees, lights and music. She has been collecting Christmas decorations since before we have been married, which is now over forty years. So soon the boxes will make there way from the attic and garage storage areas and the process of decorating will begin.

    What Ralphie's father was to turkey in the "Christmas Story" ( a turkeyasaurus ) my wife is to Christmas trees and Christmas decorations. She doesn't have just one or even two trees, she has around six, and that is a decline from the ten we used to have when we had a larger house! There is a Victorian tree, a traditional tree with all the glass ornaments and tinsel, there is folk art tree with mostly handmade wooden ornaments. And of course there is the Sterling silver tree decorated with only Sterling silver ornaments that have been collected for years. And let us not forget the powder room tree!

    The staircase will be adorned in evergreens as will the fireplace mantle. Nutcrackers will appear here and there and a large Santa Claus tureen surround with Holly will be on the formal dining room table.

    Now you may be thinking I will be pressed into decorating duty for this elaborate out pouring of Yuletide spirit. No more, not since the first tree decorating party in our new to us house in Hancock Park in Los Angeles. While one contingent of meticulous ornament hangers did their thing, eyeballing where each ornament should be placed and gingerly putting it there, I headed the rowdy (Scotch fueled as opposed to Egg Nog sipped) bunch that wanted to tinsel the tree by throwing the stuff from across the room. We never had another "Tree Trimming" party although we did have a biennial neighborhood Christmas open house for the next twenty odd years.

    So once again the season will begin as soon as Thanksgiving ends .... and me and my Scottie will be hiding out in my den till all the decorating is fini!

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    Re: Is Christmas a big deal around your house?

    Not to me, personally i can't stand the damn holiday. 4th of july is more fun (hot weather, ale, car shows, women, bikinis, things that go boom etc)

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    Re: Is Christmas a big deal around your house?

    I do but my b.f. hates it.

    Not really for the gift part but I like the decorating, lit christmas tree's for ambiance, Baking cookies from scratch, big fancy dinners, making christmas scented candles to give out and ect.

    I also have a giant antique German Christmas Pyramid that my b.f's mother gave me before she died that I love to get out and show off every year.

    I actually leave 1 christmas tree up all year round hehe

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    Re: Is Christmas a big deal around your house?

    Of course it's a big deal in some homes. Just like a slew of other "holidays" are a big deal for almost every other human being, whatever their race, creed or color.

    To single out Christmas for discussion is the highest form of baiting. Let's go after an old Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Maori, or Indian (as in: India) tradition. See how far you get.......... especially in Beijing or St. Petersburg.

    The Christian celebration of Christmas and the holidays surrounding it probably reached it's zenith in the 30's, 40's, 50's and 60's. Ever since the "I want it my way and your way doesn't matter !" clowns have cheapened every form of celebration - not only in the U.S., but in most "western" countries - our traditions have eroded to the point that I'll bet that, very soon, anyone uttering the term "Christmas" will be mocked as a radical or racist - whichever fits the current political climate.

    The "around your house" qualifier in the thread title pretty much alleviates most argument.

    EDIT: Why don't you throw Hannukkah out there ? That's another old, old, revered religious celebration.
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    Re: Is Christmas a big deal around your house?

    I have enjoyed many special celebrations with friends who have come as from varied cultural and religious backgrounds as there are around the world. I have considered myself fortunate to have been invited to take part in the festivities that surround Hannukah, Ramadan, Timket, Tet, Oriental New Years celebrations and many other festivities that celebrate a culture's or religion's special time or event. It is because of our enjoyment of these celebrations that we have always felt privileged to welcome our friends and neighbors from many different cultures and religions into our home to enjoy what hospitality we can give during the Christmas season. For us, we celebrate the fellowship that our lives have brought us, not in anyway what divides people. It has been our experience that most people in the world would rather enjoy the good company of a festive occasion than to take offense.
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    Re: Is Christmas a big deal around your house?

    Eh, orconn's bored. I'll play.

    No. Not since I was 6.

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    I teach music so in order to get concerts ready have to hear seasonal music way before anyone should have to! That being said I am gearing up to have a nice holiday and getting more in the mood each day. My boy still believes in Santa so my wife and I are savoring this time.

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    If Christmas gives someone a thought to be nice or someone enjoys it that's what its about. I guess early in life you can get wrapped up in gimme gimme gimme... It's a shame it takes a holiday for people to act nice, but take what you can get. With kids it is nice to see them dreaming and being totally engulfed in something so completely.
    Personally we don't go crazy about Christmas but I've been known to put up a few thousand lights from time to time, all my designs and as different from everyone as I can get. I used to do displays for people before so many were available for purchase. Made some good coin too. Putting up all the decorations is more fun and interesting than the day itself for me.

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    Re: Is Christmas a big deal around your house?

    The only thing I like about it is I get free stuff...

    That, and it's tamale season in this family.
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    Re: Is Christmas a big deal around your house?

    Tamales...

    As far as the holiday goes, not so much. The one thing about the season I do like is my annual visit to see my friends in Tucson. This year we got tickets to the concert at Mission San Xavier. Really looking forward to that! Only three weeks to go! Decorations and "holiday" music are banned at my house prior to Thanksgiving, and everything comes down directly after New Year.
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    Re: Is Christmas a big deal around your house?

    I enjoy Christmas. As I look around my city though I see Christmas lights already, can't we get through Thanksgiving before we begin Christmas?!?!?!?!?!
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    Re: Is Christmas a big deal around your house?

    Not widely enough celebrated where I am from to retain cultural relevance in my life, regardless of where I travel. Nevada celebrates it in about the same aspect that I would expect a larger city to. It is present, but not overbearing and actually retains it's traditional values and religious meaning. Central Florida has made it a Walmart holiday. Yards are filled with tacky inflatable "Santa" figures doing things such as riding motorbokes or "noodling" for catfish. and obnoxious strings of lights that are set to blink and flash in no intentional pattern, making them looking elaborately absurd.

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    Re: Is Christmas a big deal around your house?

    We observe the "not before Thanksgiving rule" at our house too, and everything is packed away again by a few days after New Years.
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    Re: Is Christmas a big deal around your house?

    I normally decorate for holidays for less than 24 hours. The decorations go out on the afternoon of the holiday in question and are packed up the morning of the following day.

    In spite of this, my Halloween displays are famous throughout central Florida and attract over 1,000 people every year, which has only grown in number every consecutive year for the last ten years.

    I cannot help but wonder what happened this year, because I was not there and there was no conceivable means for me to warn said troops of people that I would not be there and there would be no conducted activities or displays.

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