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Happy Holidays!

Poll #893860 Happy Holidays!

I celebrate:

Christmas
3(6.2%)
Advent
0(0.0%)
Solstice
1(2.1%)
Yule
1(2.1%)
Hanukkah
0(0.0%)
Kwanzaa
0(0.0%)
Saint Nicholas Day
0(0.0%)
Fiesta of Our Lady of Guadalupe
0(0.0%)
Boxing Day
0(0.0%)
Omisoka
0(0.0%)
Eid'ul-Adha
0(0.0%)
Commercialism
1(2.1%)
Nothing. It's just another month.
1(2.1%)

The best part of Christmas is:

Santa
0(0.0%)
Presents
0(0.0%)
Tree
0(0.0%)
Carols
0(0.0%)
Lights
4(8.5%)
Mistletoe
0(0.0%)
Eggnog
1(2.1%)
Family
4(8.5%)
Jesus
0(0.0%)
The Grinch
2(4.3%)
The Spirit
1(2.1%)
Snow
0(0.0%)
A Christmas Story
1(2.1%)
You damn Christians are all the same
1(2.1%)

Do you believe in Santa?

Yes
21(44.7%)
No
24(51.1%)
%$^$@ Christians!
2(4.3%)

Do you open one present on Christmas Eve?

Yes
32(69.6%)
No
9(19.6%)
We can do that?
5(10.9%)

Christmas Trees?

Fake
25(54.3%)
Real
18(39.1%)
Jesus loved celebrating with the death of forests, you hypocritical Christian fools!
3(6.5%)

Stockings?

Bought
7(15.2%)
Homemade
13(28.3%)
Huge
3(6.5%)
With my name on it
4(8.7%)
Dumb
3(6.5%)

What do you leave Santa?

Milk & cookies
19(48.7%)
Pizza & soda
0(0.0%)
Granola and a nice lemon water
0(0.0%)
A packed bowl
0(0.0%)
Cheese and wine
5(12.8%)
Porn and me in a big bow
4(10.3%)
Snipers in the treeline
2(5.1%)
Nothing, Jesusfreak
4(10.3%)
Latkes & sufganiyot, bitch
0(0.0%)

Favorite Reindeer?

Dasher
1(2.2%)
Dancer
0(0.0%)
Prancer
0(0.0%)
Vixen
17(37.0%)
Comet
0(0.0%)
Cupid
1(2.2%)
Donner
2(4.3%)
Blitzen
2(4.3%)
It's Donder, dumbass
4(8.7%)
Rudolph
4(8.7%)
stew
9(19.6%)

Favorite seasonal carol?

Silent Night
3(8.8%)
Away in a Manger
0(0.0%)
Oh Holy Night
6(17.6%)
Joy to the World
0(0.0%)
Silent Night
2(5.9%)
Deck the Halls
1(2.9%)
Little Drummer Boy
1(2.9%)
You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch
7(20.6%)
The Hanukka Song
2(5.9%)

Other:

It's better to:

Give
42(87.5%)
Receive
6(12.5%)

Dreaming of a white Christmas?

Yes! Oh, the majesty!
27(57.4%)
Dear god, no. *shiver*
16(34.0%)
We don't care for white Kwanzaas, thanks
0(0.0%)
I hate this season.
4(8.5%)

What would you give me if you could?

Yeah, I know you want it. Give your best Festivus greeting here:

Comments

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author_by_night
Dec. 22nd, 2006 09:45 pm (UTC)
I used to celebrate St. Nicholas day. I think. When I lived in Europe.

And heh to the Christian comments - I am sort of Christian (more like spiritual with Christian leanings), but the intolerant fundies were partially responsible for almost killing my faith. (See userpic.)

I personally think Jesus was about love. And I have no problem with people who also think He was a Deity. I do, however, have a problem with people who think everyone should believe. That's all. :)

I didn't realize how many holidays there were in December! I knew there were a few, but wow.
ahavah
Dec. 23rd, 2006 02:38 am (UTC)
I used to celebrate St. Nicholas day. I think. When I lived in Europe.

Being a brilliant Christian American, I didn't even realize it was a separate day.

And heh to the Christian comments - I am sort of Christian (more like spiritual with Christian leanings), but the intolerant fundies were partially responsible for almost killing my faith. (See userpic.)

I'm Christian, but I have to admit that the majority of my 'Christmas' traditions are cultural rather than religious. I'm doing my damndest to teach the girls about the true meaning, celebrating the birth of Jesus and spreading love in the world...but more attention (so far) is paid to Santa and presents. :(

I personally think Jesus was about love. And I have no problem with people who also think He was a Deity. I do, however, have a problem with people who think everyone should believe. That's all. :)

I don't have a problem with most people. A lot of folks have one with me. You should see how pissed the 'mainstream' Christians get when they learn that yes I do consider myself Christian, but I don't believe Jesus is God. Shoo-ey! Talk about hellfire and brimstone! Then when they learn I don't believe in that...It's a hoot.

I didn't realize how many holidays there were in December! I knew there were a few, but wow.

Heh heh. I'm only slightly ashamed to admit it: totally Googled.
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kerynde
Dec. 23rd, 2006 01:01 am (UTC)
I do celebrate Advent when I go to Church...when.
ahavah
Dec. 23rd, 2006 02:39 am (UTC)
I have before. It depends on how busy I am that year. lol I'm awful.
simplydorei
Dec. 23rd, 2006 01:23 am (UTC)
As we aren't Christians, we celebrate Christmas more in the "US" spirit of it, and we celebrate New Years' very much like Omisoka. Had i seen it on the list, i would have marked it! Sorry! We generally lean towards buddhist philosophy, though my husband is also heavily influenced by thelemic thought. In general, both of our families are catholic though mine certainly isn't practicing...and my brother-in-law is Muslim, so we are all pretty open to different aspects of how to celebrate the holidays. In general, it's more about family and friends and love and so forth than anything of an 'organized religion' process.

Rohatsu is something that i try to personally observe each year.

Now, when it comes to Santa...i love the 'little kid magic' and mythology. It's like fairy tales to me, and it's the spirit and the wonder behind it that i adore and try to instill. If only i could bottle the stuff!
ahavah
Dec. 23rd, 2006 02:44 am (UTC)
As we aren't Christians, we celebrate Christmas more in the "US" spirit of it,

Most of our Christmas celebration is cultural, but I do my best to keep the spiritual aspect of it intact.

and we celebrate New Years' very much like Omisoka. Had i seen it on the list, i would have marked it! Sorry!

I'm sorry! I don't even know what that is. Or thelemic. *blush*

We generally lean towards buddhist philosophy, though my husband is also heavily influenced by thelemic thought. In general, both of our families are catholic though mine certainly isn't practicing...and my brother-in-law is Muslim, so we are all pretty open to different aspects of how to celebrate the holidays. In general, it's more about family and friends and love and so forth than anything of an 'organized religion' process.

I think that's the general energy of it these days. Mostly.

Rohatsu is something that i try to personally observe each year.

I have some looking up to do.

Now, when it comes to Santa...i love the 'little kid magic' and mythology. It's like fairy tales to me, and it's the spirit and the wonder behind it that i adore and try to instill. If only i could bottle the stuff!

I love Santa, too! How can you not? :)
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kali_kali
Dec. 23rd, 2006 06:38 pm (UTC)
My family has always opened all presents on Christmas Eve. Christmas Day has always been a day of sleeping in, eating leftovers from Christmas dinner and, when my dad's parents were still alive, they'd come over in the afternoon for another round of Christmas cheer (Christmas Eve is with my mother's mother and aunt). Now Christmas Day is dedicated to board games, moved up from Boxing Day, which used to be board-game-day from as early as I can remember. We like playing board games!

And my family is completely non-religious, so we just celebrate the secular aspects of the season - family, presents, food and togetherness. I believe grace at Christmas dinner last year was "Dig in!".
ahavah
Dec. 24th, 2006 03:36 am (UTC)
That sounds like a lot of fun! Our Christmas seems to change every year. I'm working on installing some traditions that the kidlets can get excited over. I love board games, but I'm the only one in my family who does. :(
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kuroihime
Dec. 23rd, 2006 07:03 pm (UTC)
really off topic, I know, but Love got me Kushiel's Dart as a present (cuz I asked him to) and I can't put it down. I knew you had read it, and I forgot about it till I saw someone else reading it. so I got it. I love that it's 900 pages. ^_^

sooo much awesome. can I be Phedre?

and how do you pronounce everything?
ahavah
Dec. 24th, 2006 03:39 am (UTC)
I'm so glad you like it! *grin* Another convert! Is it not incredibly hot and still a great story?

As for pronouncing everything...french. I couldn't even begin to do it. I'm a southern belle. I heard someone say "Phedre no' Delaunay de Montreve" the proper way once, and I had no clue what the hell she said. LOL
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badgerbear
Dec. 24th, 2006 02:48 am (UTC)
So I'm thinking I took the Festivus greeting question the wrong way and just answered in the spirit of Festivus, which as I know it is the airing of grievances and dancing around the aluminum pole. . . ;) Happy Holidays! *hugs*
ahavah
Dec. 24th, 2006 03:40 am (UTC)
There's no wrong way to celebrate Festivus!

lol

Actually, I'm glad you clarified that. I never really got into the Festivus spirit. I just see it around all the time this time of year, and I try to cater to the masses as best I can.
mc_questionmark
Dec. 24th, 2006 07:37 am (UTC)
"Christmas On Acid" is by Radio Free Vestibule.
I'll try to remember to send you the file later.
It is pure awesome.

We usually open all our presents from each other on xmas eve, and then get the rest when we go to the fams later.
ahavah
Dec. 24th, 2006 12:32 pm (UTC)
Mm, that sounds like a fun tradition. I could never open *all* the presents on Christmas Eve. I believe in Santa too much, and everyone knows he doesn't even come til you're in bed on Xmas Eve.

I'd love to hear Christmas on Acid. Weren't you also going to send me a Netscape or Firefox file or something? :P
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