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Re: Merry Christmas

Post by sherri » Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:16 pm

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Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:47 pm
Pilots right. Looking forward to the easter eggs in the shops...... What's that ?????? they're already in the shops........Well I never. :roll:
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They haven't quite put the Easter eggs on the shelves but if the hot cross buns are here, can the eggs be far behind?

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Re: Merry Christmas

Post by niagraa » Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:53 am

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Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:23 am
I thought Xmas was to celebrate the birth of Christ, the date of which is disputed, if such a person existed in the first place, many factions of Christianity think the date is around the 6th or 7th January, but it was convenient to take over the celebration of mid winter.
he was born under the Hebrew calendar, therefore his birthday would be on a different date every year on our calendar..

the jewish year is shorter than ours by around 10 days, but, their leap year which is apparently every 2 or 3 years is longer than our year by around 20 days, because they actually add in a 13th month, weird eh.

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Re: Merry Christmas

Post by gnads » Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:04 am

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Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:37 pm
Listen up, you're apparently all well behind the times. Good grief, still talking about Christmas. Haven't you lot even noticed-the hot cross bun displays have hit the supermarkets already.
Yes, folks, we're officially in the lead up to Easter. :lol:
You're kidding me aren't you?
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Re: Merry Christmas

Post by memor » Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:55 pm

:lol: I'd just like to point out that CHRISTMAS is with us till the 5th of January. That's how long Xmas lasts. 12 days. Anyone who takes there decs or tree down before that date are KILLJOYS. So there
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Re: Merry Christmas

Post by gnads » Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:31 am

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Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:55 pm
:lol: I'd just like to point out that CHRISTMAS is with us till the 5th of January. That's how long Xmas lasts. 12 days. Anyone who takes there decs or tree down before that date are KILLJOYS. So there
Yeah well that's what I was trying to impress on my missus this morning(1st Jan) when she started taking down the chrissy decos. :lol:
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Re: Merry Christmas

Post by niagraa » Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:25 am

memor wrote:
Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:55 pm
:lol: I'd just like to point out that CHRISTMAS is with us till the 5th of January. That's how long Xmas lasts. 12 days. Anyone who takes there decs or tree down before that date are KILLJOYS. So there
I put up a tree one Christmas, didn't bother to take it down for 2.5 years.

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Re: Merry Christmas

Post by sherri » Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:21 pm

memor wrote:
Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:55 pm
:lol: I'd just like to point out that CHRISTMAS is with us till the 5th of January. That's how long Xmas lasts. 12 days. Anyone who takes there decs or tree down before that date are KILLJOYS. So there
Bad luck to take your tree or decorations down before then. Well known fact. :D
Besides, you've got to get mileage out of all the work putting them up in the first place.

And no, gnads, I wasn't kidding. They're here!

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Re: Merry Christmas

Post by siam sam » Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:15 pm

gnads wrote:
Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:04 am
sherri wrote:
Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:37 pm
Listen up, you're apparently all well behind the times. Good grief, still talking about Christmas. Haven't you lot even noticed-the hot cross bun displays have hit the supermarkets already.
Yes, folks, we're officially in the lead up to Easter. :lol:
You're kidding me aren't you?
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Re: Merry Christmas

Post by memor » Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:03 pm

Getting back to Xmas (greek spelling) the reason it's the 25th of December.. is because they (the Bishops) had to decide WHEN! They knew that all northern Hemisphere cultures celebrated Spring around the 25th of March Birds and bees doing procreation things so what better time for Jesus to be conceived on that date. So.... nine months later he pops out on the 25th of December just in time for the celebrations of the Winter solstice everyone was enjoying at the time..... I know lets Hi Jack the celebrations and call it Christmas. We ll there you are. Not long to go now only just over eight months. Wooo Hoooo :roll:
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Re: Merry Christmas

Post by sherri » Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:34 pm

The exact date doesn't really matter, he was a real, historically recorded figure.

It reminds me of the refugees. If they don't have a passport ID, they are deemed as having their birthday on 1st January.
The school where one of my daughters taught had about 25% of the kids whose birthday was 1st January. Were they really born on that day? I doubt it in most cases. Does it matter? Not a lot, only if the parents or people have lied about the year of birth, which could put things out.

Same with those born on 29 Feb (& other dates too). Often have the party on a date other than the 'real' one.

I'd say 25 Dec was chosen to try to stamp out the pagan traditions, if you can't beat them, join them. :wink:

But memor, I'm not quite ready for a Xmas count down yet. :lol:

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Re: Merry Christmas

Post by Barney » Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:15 am

Let's all remember - the original date proposed by the Catholic Church was not Dec 25, but Jan 6. That is why Orthodox Christians still celebrate it on that day. It became, for Roman Catholics, Dec 25 when they adopted the Gregorian calendar and had 12 extra days added to make up the difference between Julian and Gregorian. That is why we have the 12 days of Clitoris - oops - Christmas, to cover the disparity between Dec 25 and Jan 6.

Are we having an Epiphany yet??? :lol: :lol: :lol:
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