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are you excited every christmas season?





johans
Can someone share if they are excited every Christmas season? Me, YES i am but the other hand Christmas season is the most expensive and spending moment here in Philippines. People shop for gift, spending more on food, tour around local tourist areas.. wow! expensive but it only goes every year so enjoy every once a year.
deanhills
I'm not. Xmas seems to be too much about things than people these days. And also too monotonous without any nice surprises. It's probably a nice excuse to be with family and friends, but then that should happen any way on a more regular basis, without needing an excuse to be with family. Only part I do like is some of the more serious choral music that is played, and children choirs. Probably a season for making children happy. That part I like.
darthrevan
Not me, I had to work in the Seasonal area of Walmart for many years and it ruined my holiday spirit. Also I don't like winter at all.
deanhills
darthrevan wrote:
Not me, I had to work in the Seasonal area of Walmart for many years and it ruined my holiday spirit. Also I don't like winter at all.
I can't stand winter in Vancouver, BC where there was this incessant thin drizzly rain all of the time, but Calgary, Alberta was not too bad. Particularly in the suburbs, where one would find typical white Xmas with plenty of xmas lighting.
truespeed
Tis the season to be jolly.
darthrevan
deanhills wrote:
darthrevan wrote:
Not me, I had to work in the Seasonal area of Walmart for many years and it ruined my holiday spirit. Also I don't like winter at all.
I can't stand winter in Vancouver, BC where there was this incessant thin drizzly rain all of the time, but Calgary, Alberta was not too bad. Particularly in the suburbs, where one would find typical white Xmas with plenty of xmas lighting.


I wouldn't mind winter so much if it wasn't for the chance of the roads becoming icy and water pipes freezing. If it wasn't for those two factors, it would be fine.
Josso
xmas ads on TV at the start of november

lol consumerism, real bad
darthrevan
Josso wrote:
xmas ads on TV at the start of november

lol consumerism, real bad


Yeah, commercialism of Christmas is bad. The gifts isn't suppose to be the reason for Christmas. Atleast IMO.
Josso
darthrevan wrote:
Josso wrote:
xmas ads on TV at the start of november

lol consumerism, real bad


Yeah, commercialism of Christmas is bad. The gifts isn't suppose to be the reason for Christmas. Atleast IMO.


They have trees in tesco as of about a week back. Just says it all
deanhills
Same here. And this is a Muslim country.
darthrevan
deanhills wrote:
Same here. And this is a Muslim country.


That is weird, wouldn't think that a Muslim country would celebrate Christmas, sense it seems Muslims hate us because of our religion(they say)
deanhills
darthrevan wrote:
deanhills wrote:
Same here. And this is a Muslim country.


That is weird, wouldn't think that a Muslim country would celebrate Christmas, sense it seems Muslims hate us because of our religion(they say)
They don't celebrate Xmas. There is a large expat community here however, so the marketing is for them.
darthrevan
deanhills wrote:
darthrevan wrote:
deanhills wrote:
Same here. And this is a Muslim country.


That is weird, wouldn't think that a Muslim country would celebrate Christmas, sense it seems Muslims hate us because of our religion(they say)
They don't celebrate Xmas. There is a large expat community here however, so the marketing is for them.


Ah gotcha, that explains it to what I expected. I thought it would be weird for them to celebrate it.
deanhills
darthrevan wrote:
deanhills wrote:
darthrevan wrote:
deanhills wrote:
Same here. And this is a Muslim country.


That is weird, wouldn't think that a Muslim country would celebrate Christmas, sense it seems Muslims hate us because of our religion(they say)
They don't celebrate Xmas. There is a large expat community here however, so the marketing is for them.


Ah gotcha, that explains it to what I expected. I thought it would be weird for them to celebrate it.
TOTALLY weird! Xmas is not a public holiday here. We do get the Muslim holidays though, usually at the end of Ramadan. Pretty similar to Xmas. They shop until they drop around here as well during the Ramadan festive season. So shop owners have an additional campaign for making money with. Ramadan, Eid and Xmas. Was totally bowled over by all of the Halloween outfits and gifts this Halloween season.
linux1993
I'm a Chinese, we don't treat Christmas as traditional festival. But when it starts, many shops will cut their goods' price to attract more people to buy their products. I can buy something I like with a suitable price..
darthrevan
linux1993 wrote:
I'm a Chinese, we don't treat Christmas as traditional festival. But when it starts, many shops will cut their goods' price to attract more people to buy their products. I can buy something I like with a suitable price..


Weird, I was thinking that maybe they would jack the price up to make even more money during that season.
Afaceinthematrix
Hell no! I'd rather get a root canal every day of the year than have to deal with the three months of Christmas (it tends to get longer every year). Why would anyone get excited over culture endorsed gluttony and greed? Not only is this such a gluttonous time of the year - as my fellow Americans get even more obese with their excessive eating - it's so wasteful! People consume and consume by purchasing all sorts of items that are designed to throw away: wrapping paper, bags, decorations, trees that are cut down for nothing, etc. Furthermore, whenever I walk around my city I can see all of these stupid displays of lights everywhere that just burn more energy than necessary. Hell, how many gifts that people get go forgotten after a few weeks? I haven't accepted or given Christmas gifts in years. Occasionally, I'll give a friend or family member a gift (not necessarily on Christmas) if I find something that is truly meaningful. I hate the concept of giving gifts because you feel an obligation.

Then everywhere I walk I have to hear the same stupid Christmas carols that I hear every year. Not only are they annoying, they're blatantly inaccurate. Usually these carols come with the preachy ass people who talk about how "Jesus is the reason for the season!" A few years ago I had to cuss out an old lady that started yelling at me because I said "Happy Holidays" instead of "Merry Christmas." This seems to be a popular trend among the religious in the States. I had to cuss her out and tell her that Christmas is not about Jesus at all - it was a Pagan holiday celebrating the winter solstice taken over by the Christians. Furthermore, there are plenty of holidays in this time of the year and who are you to think that everyone is supposed to celebrate your stupid holiday? Christians love to call this the "War on Christmas."

So do I look forward to this time of the year? Hell no! I think that this time of the year is the worst part of the year (except for the weather.... which I like) and the worst part of our culture.
standready
Christmas as it is mass marketed today - ba-hum-bug! People just don't remember the real reason.
milkshake01
I'm usually excited during the Christmas season especially when I look at Christmas decorations in shopping malls.
zaxacongrejo
Quote:
Christmas as it is mass marketed today - ba-hum-bug! People just don't remember the real reas


You are so dam right i use to walk on the streets of my city when the Christmas night end
I’m referring to Christmas family dinner gifts sharing etc.
So as i was saying i use to walk at the streets after that and i can assure you for the last 3 years
i always see a lot of misfortune people.
Also i truly dislike TV at Christmas all TVs suddenly remember to help something or someone and they Have to do it in prime time Smile
More yet retailers use kids to assault their parents wallets with commercials
Our society is becoming more and more egoist and consumerist so in my opinion
Nowadays Christmas is just a heavy sales season with silly TV shows and jet7
Doing “miracles” I’m from south Europe by the way
deanhills
zaxacongrejo wrote:
Also i truly dislike TV at Christmas all TVs suddenly remember to help something or someone and they Have to do it in prime time Smile
More yet retailers use kids to assault their parents wallets with commercials
Our society is becoming more and more egoist and consumerist so in my opinion
Nowadays Christmas is just a heavy sales season with silly TV shows and jet7
Doing “miracles” I’m from south Europe by the way
Totally agreed with this one. Hated it being pushed down my throat all of the time. Thankfully I've now got a choice of channels. However, that is also so bad these days, I'm more on the Internet than on TV.
grofet
for me it's just same like sunday
not many people celebrating it here
zaxacongrejo
Hey i just remember about something and what about the coca cola Christmas advertisements? In the past they use to do big commercials in the Christmas season i haven’t see them for a while what about you do you still seeing them at TV in the Christmas season?
inuyasha
darthrevan wrote:

Weird, I was thinking that maybe they would jack the price up to make even more money during that season.

Actually that is quite common in China, for each festival. But places of interests will jack the price up during holidays~ I thought it natural before I see your post here. Yes it is a bit weird~~ Very Happy
zaxacongrejo
Honestly at this point and in the part of Europe I am located, south Europe, I believe is not about excitement but how much concerned we are with the Christmas season.
Will all ways we are concerned with ourselves, we are concerned with economies, or better said inexistent economies, we are concerned with cold and with those that lost their houses,
We are concerned with suicides, we are concerned with hunger, etc there’s no space left for excitement this year.
RosenCruz
Not really. It is still not a huge thing around here despite all marketing and Americanization efforts
zaxacongrejo
And the coca cola commercials? do you still seeing them at Christmas?
standready
NO!! because seems like most have forgotten the true meaning of Christmas. Hint: it is not a retail holiday.
inoshi
johans wrote:
Can someone share if they are excited every Christmas season? Me, YES i am but the other hand Christmas season is the most expensive and spending moment here in Philippines. People shop for gift, spending more on food, tour around local tourist areas.. wow! expensive but it only goes every year so enjoy every once a year.


Not really. I participate minimally, and have been DIY with Festivus for years now. So, I appreciate the playfulness, imagination, and celebrating, but not the ad hype and so on.

Inoshi
rjraaz
Here we have holiday on Christmas but for me it is day to get sleep and relax.
GuidanceReader
It depends. I love watching the joy on my children's faces with anything to do with Christmas. I was a bit disappointed with how early the decorations were put up in the store, which then had my friends putting up their decorations up early too. I refuse to put up any decorations before the 1st December, which upset my children (At least we're in December now).

I try to get into the Christmas spirit, but am keeping it pretty low key this year, as I'm just not in the mood for family politics. This year has seen my family situation go to pot and I don't really have a family at all anymore, so I told them all where to go and am focusing on just those who live under my roof.

I am hoping for a stress free Christmas. So far, so good. It's all about tolerance, acceptance and appreciation for me - and that's what I am teaching my children.
Cosmoslayer
Not really but will change mind if someone gives me present. Any takers? LOL
TurtleShell
Christmas is usually just difficult. I've been enjoying the last two Chrsitmases more than christmases that came before them, but I get stressed and I have no money. my families don't get along. It's hard.

On the upside, I love decorating for the holiday, and drinking the christmas drinks. wassail and warm fires...mmm.
chatrack
Hi,

Me excited in Christmas days, may be becouse of the connected memories in my childhood
mshafiq
every one is excited for this event as they are waiting for this since long. Especially kids are very excited because they are waiting for new cloths and gifts.Kids love lighting of different colors and they enjoy special meal at this event and gathering of friends.every one is waiting for this special occasion.
wellerchap
I usually get very excited, but this year I'm awash with work & I just know it's going to invade my space over the season....I sell online for a company, and get far too many problem emails and such....hope I can switch off for a few hours each day, and enjoy the time with my family
zimmer
truespeed wrote:
Tis the season to be jolly.


most awaited seasons of the year..
playfungames
We have a one day holiday in Christmas here in the part of the world where I live but that is about it. We do not spend Christmas like the rest of the world. However, on certain years, I have gone to the touristy areas of my city to spend Christmas with my friends. It was a fun occasion.
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