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Old 11-25-19, 01:35 PM
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I saw an X-Mas-themed TV ad before Halloween.
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Old 11-25-19, 01:37 PM
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Originally Posted by RubeRad View Post
I believe modern archaelogical/historical research puts Jesus' birth around 3-4 BC. And in the spring.
Wait. So he was born before he was born? Trippy.
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Old 11-25-19, 01:39 PM
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not as trippy as existing from 'before' time
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Originally Posted by RubeRad View Post
not as trippy as existing from 'before' time
It might be because Jesus was born a Jewish, & in ancient times the mortality rate was so high it took a few years of being around before you were considered to be a live human baby. So what we have is a counting convention to account for.

Sooo, 2057 birthday candles?
I sure hope he'll forgive me if I'm off by a few.
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Old 11-25-19, 01:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Marcus_Ti View Post
Isn't the definition of "major holiday", that it has its own flavored/seasonal coffee creamer and beer?
Also, people spend a ship load of money on it...decorations, costumes, candy.
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Old 11-25-19, 01:58 PM
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I sure hope he'll forgive me
That's the goal
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Old 11-25-19, 02:01 PM
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Retailers who got burned during the 2008 crisis now get their holiday merchandise in and out early. Halloween comes in September, but good luck finding items in October. Thanksgiving is hot on the heals of Halloween, usually the same time. Good luck finding Thanksgiving decorations in November. Christmas trickles in with Halloween. Lingers into December, but good luck finding much after the first week. I had a hard time finding a particular type of Christmas string light this past weekend.
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Old 11-25-19, 02:17 PM
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Originally Posted by CliffordK View Post
Ahhh...

When can we go back to only having 12 days of Christmas...

And gifts like a Partridge, French Hens, Turtle Doves, etc.

I'm not sure about the rings... and not enough rings for the milking maids.
Do you understand the mess six geese and seven swans would make? And eight cows... eight freakin' cows.

Don't do it dude. Just don't.
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Old 11-25-19, 02:19 PM
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There was an episode of the office about that, when Andy was courting Erin
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Old 11-25-19, 02:32 PM
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Originally Posted by genec View Post
Do you understand the mess six geese and seven swans would make? And eight cows... eight freakin' cows.

Don't do it dude. Just don't.
The question that has never been clear is if one gets to multiply the gifts.

Do you get 12 partridges, or do you just get one?

Or, perhaps regifting?
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Old 11-25-19, 04:19 PM
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I'd settle for freezer wrapping.
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Old 11-26-19, 05:13 AM
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Originally Posted by CliffordK View Post
The question that has never been clear is if one gets to multiply the gifts.

Do you get 12 partridges, or do you just get one?

Or, perhaps regifting?

Just think of all those "maids a milkin'. " Whoo hoo.
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Old 11-26-19, 08:18 AM
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Don't forget once Christmas has come and gone, it's time to break out the wallet for all the useful swim wear and summer wear... in January.

There's something that has gone on forever. Summer clothing for sale in the dead of winter and winter clothing for sale in the dog days of summer.
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Old 11-27-19, 07:53 AM
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Are you actually inflating something for Christmas?
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Old 11-27-19, 11:42 AM
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I grew up in Connecticut where it snowed a lot. Seattle doesn't feel very xmasy. But going up to the mountains always changes that.
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