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  • HexagonHexagon Posts: 1,049
    It would be so much better if it was completely detached from religion, like in the olden days when it was a pagan winter festival. I hate feeling obliged to send cards with relgious things written in so I try to find the more generic cards with "season's greetings" in order to comply with the social convention.
    I hate how anyone not complying with a social convention is seen as miserly. Not wasting my money decorating anyting with sparkly plastic tat.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 23,710
    Hexagon said:

    I hate how anyone not complying with a social convention is seen as miserly. Not wasting my money decorating anyting with sparkly plastic tat.
    I'm pretty sure plenty of folk celebrate Diwali, and Eid, and Yom Kippur and all sorts of other stuff. I don't get involved with any of them, nor christmas either
    Devon.
  • KT53KT53 Posts: 3,864
    The 'C' word, and all associated items, should be banned until the start of December - at the earliest.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 23,710
    KT53 said:
    The 'C' word, and all associated items, should be banned until the start of December - at the earliest.
    I agree. My birthday is Dec 1st and I see no reason why anyone should be celebrating anything else that day
    Devon.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 58,670
    A perfectly rational and logical point @Hostafan1 ... and it’s my son’s birthday on the 22/12 ... we never started C’mas until the 23rd
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 4,354

    KT53 said:
    The 'C' word, and all associated items, should be banned until the start of December - at the earliest.
    The question is, if you want your decorations to go up on the 1st are shops allowed to sell decorations in advance so you're ready to go? I like my lights to go up on the first weekend in december but the decorations go up gradually after that. Advent calendars go up on the 30th of November obviously and then I can start my traditional moaning that my wife hasn't made me a beer advent calendar again. :|
  • NollieNollie Girona, Catalunya, Northen SpainPosts: 2,872
    Over the years, Christmas tat is slowly invading Spain, spreading like an unwelcome disease. At least we don’t have bonfire night, but fireworks are still hugely popular for every conceivable saints day and fiesta. 
  • BenCottoBenCotto RutlandPosts: 968
    My moan is people moaning about Christmas. If folk want to put up their decorations on November 4th what harm does it do to anyone else? I usually put up the decorations in mid December. Well, I say I but normally the gardener does it and does it with great taste. There’s not much to do in the garden at that time of year.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 23,710
    @BenCotto, this is curmudgeonly corner, the whole raison d'etre is to moan.
    Devon.
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 15,269
    My mum used to buy us an advent candle, so start 1st December, now she’s gone we don’t get one. Decorations go up the weekend before Christmas Day, we do that because daughter and family come to stay over for a few days, it’s a holiday for her, she works very hard with all her littluns in the run up. 
    I think if they didn't come, we wouldn’t bother with any.
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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