That's Easter. You know, when St. Jesus died on a chocolate cross, in order to free the bunnies, or someting like that. This one's the baby in the hay stuff, visiting royalty, dodgy shepherd etc....spandex said:i dont like it why do i have to buy things just because some man on a cross?
if i wish do buy some thing for a loved one i will. i think its all a load of cr*p
That's a lovely, thoughtful post John. There's no age limit on being an orphan...one just thinks it is for those of tender years, not tender hearts.John Ponting said:Christmas for me (not very religious) is a time for children as much as anything. Wife is 1 of 6 so we always had a ready supply of nieces and nephews to play with over the period. They grew up and there was a gap until we had our own. Then she grew up and there was a gap until she provided grandchildren. Now the nieces and nephews are producing their own children and Christmas is beginning to look up a bit again.
Slight downer for me, at 62 this is my first Christmas as an orphan.
I like the seasonal festivities and I'm not a christian. As someone else stated, the christians just stole the event. It is an ancient mid winter festival that can be enjoyed for what it is - a time of fun making at the darkest time of the year.yenrod said:I just feel that it is getting less popular as it just doesnt feel the vibe for it...unless your a totally 'wrapped up in the atmosphere' christian !
BTW - christmas to me means community and peace
It's got to be the SAME AMOUNT about giving as receiving - by definition. For every gift there is a giver and a receiver, in the same way that you can't go on a bike ride finishing up where you started and go more downhill than up.Crackle said:I think you should ask if it's becoming less spiritual and more commercial/tacky: Less about giving and more about recieving.
Great phrase. Happy to plead guilty, and am unbelievably excited about Chrimbo. I also almost hope it DOES become less popular. I kind of feel Christmas has been hijacked, and prefer Easter in some ways as it's more real, if that makes sense.yenrod said:I just feel that it is getting less popular as it just doesnt feel the vibe for it...unless your a totally 'wrapped up in the atmosphere' christian !