Who else thinks Christmas is a waste of time?

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  1. waloshin macrumors 68040

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    Who else thinks Christmas is a waste of time?
     
  2. Surely Guest

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    A bigger waste of time than your threads? Than your blog?

    :D
     
  3. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    You are entitled to your opinion
    I don't share it
     
  4. Apple OC macrumors 68040

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    Merry Christmas mr Grinch ... give my best to Ebenezer Scrooge.

    how was the coal? :cool:
     
  5. Abyssgh0st macrumors 68000

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    A waste of time? Maybe. It's a consumerism catalyst but it does incite good times with family, friends, and lots of gifts and what not.
     
  6. waloshin thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I didnt even get coal , just coal dust.
     
  7. Eclipse278 macrumors regular

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    Anything that brings you closer to your family and friends is not a waste of time.
     
  8. leekohler macrumors G5

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    This has to be your nastiest thread yet. If you are having a bad day or are lonely, that's one thing, but do not spread your misery. That is just wrong.
     
  9. Huntn macrumors G5

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    I admit the commercial/consumer aspects are bad, but regardless of the religious emphasis (or not) an event that results in family and friends coming together and a catalyst for self reflection has to be good.
     
  10. waloshin thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Wow, you don't need a holiday to get together with family and friends.
     
  11. (marc) macrumors 6502a

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    Why do you assume he's "having a bad day" or is lonely?
     
  12. leekohler macrumors G5

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    This:

     
  13. waloshin thread starter macrumors 68040

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    lol, not lonely or having a bad day, my whole family is down, there's nothing for us to do with everything being closed.
     
  14. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed.

    Agreed. As others have mentioned, I do not care for how commercialized Christmas has gotten, but it is still a great holiday.
     
  15. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    What do you want to do that is closed?

    Most movie theaters are probably open
    And there are tons of things to do that don't require a place to be open
     
  16. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Down from where? :D

    [visions of Waloshin keeping his family in attic and only letting them out for holidays]

    Merry Christmas, bro.
     
  17. maflynn, Dec 25, 2010
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    I don't think its a waste of time, as we celebrate the birth of Christ. While we exchange presents and my girls get their toys. The focus/emphasis is definitely Christ centered.

    I feel bad for you waloshin, in that you think its a waste of time. For the non-religious/non-Christian it can be a time for Family and enjoying the season and giving.

    For the Christian, its definitely a great day.
     
  18. Apple OC macrumors 68040

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    Try the Egg Nog and some quality discussion with family ... maybe they are not as down as you ... tell your Mom to post, we want to hear from her. :cool:
     
  19. yg17 macrumors G5

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    The non-Christians already have another day for all that stuff, my family is Jewish and we did it 3 weeks ago, so Christmas really is just another day to me - except everything is closed and there's nothing good on TV.
     
  20. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Well said, sounds very much like our Christmas.
     
  21. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Indeed! I would still love Christmas even if it did not include stuff like presents and so on. I haven't been a member of church for years so the religious part isn't an interest of mine, and it has never been (my family isn't religious either).

    For once, most people can have at least few days off and it's great time to spend some time with family and mates. At least in here, it's very crucial to have some time to rest as harsh winter and constant darkness sucks energy out of us.
     
  22. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    And to think, I'd got waloshin a lovely little present. I'll take it back when the shops are open next. :eek:
     
  23. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Christmas is what you make it

    Some make it about celebrating the birth of Christ
    Others make it a time for family reunions and sharing
    Still others make it a time of presents and giving
    Some use it as an opportunity for helping those less fortunate

    Apparently waloshin has made the choice to make it a waste of time
    While that is his choice, it has no influence on mine
     
  24. Huntn macrumors G5

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    No, you don't, but the emphasis at this time of the year regardless of it's origination is a positive for the human race.
     

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