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post #31 of 43
I'm with you OP - people forgot what Christmas is really about. Its not about the commercial side. Our comment is "STOP taking Christ out of Christmas"!
post #32 of 43
Has anyone read/seen American Psycho?

Patrick's girlfriend walks around saying, "Merry X-mas! Merry X-mas!" His inner dialogue afterwards is priceless, but not family friendly. Check it out.


Due to the fact that I am not a fan of this holiday I don't really care one way or another. I just wish people would stop playing Christmas music at my office. I can only hear that stupid "Christmas Shoes" song one more time with out snapping.
post #33 of 43
Well, I'm offended that nobody calls is Criste's Masse or Christenmas anymore. Geez, don't they know how sacreligious it is to shorten words!

And don't get me started on people not saying "God be with ye!" and shortening to Goodbye!

How odd that the people railing against political correctness with regards to the Happy Holidays v. Merry Christmas debate are the same ones demanding political correctness in how the word Christmas is said/spelt. Or is it just 'pc' if its liberal?
post #34 of 43
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Originally Posted by Zissou'sMom View Post
Well, I'm offended that nobody calls is Criste's Masse or Christenmas anymore. Geez, don't they know how sacreligious it is to shorten words!

And don't get me started on people not saying "God be with ye!" and shortening to Goodbye!


So if I just say, "bye!" that means that I am "taking god out of it?"



Ah me... that was a good one!
post #35 of 43
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Originally Posted by GingersMom View Post


So if I just say, "bye!" that means that I am "taking god out of it?"



Ah me... that was a good one!
Hopefully you got the 'geez' as well. That was my crowning touch.
post #36 of 43
Julie, Julie, Julie.......
post #37 of 43
I am one of the guilty ones who abbreviate! So if anyone got a candycane or gingerbread man and it said merry x-mas, sorry to those who took offense! I never thought it bothered anyone!
post #38 of 43
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Originally Posted by KitEKats4Eva! View Post
I don't use `Xmas' or or anything else. I always spell it out properly. But then, I use grammar and punctuation marks and correct spelling in text messages, so I'm not really the right person to comment!
Same here. . . everyone thinks I am crazy because I type/text/talk/message gramatically correct (or as close as I can get it!)
post #39 of 43
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Originally Posted by Zissou'sMom View Post
Well, I'm offended that nobody calls is Criste's Masse or Christenmas anymore. Geez, don't they know how sacreligious it is to shorten words!

And don't get me started on people not saying "God be with ye!" and shortening to Goodbye!

How odd that the people railing against political correctness with regards to the Happy Holidays v. Merry Christmas debate are the same ones demanding political correctness in how the word Christmas is said/spelt. Or is it just 'pc' if its liberal?
You are so funny! You are my idol! Whoops....do I say something wrong?
post #40 of 43
I have never heard anyone say ecksmas out loud, it has still always been Christmas. I really don't like it, though, it just seems disrespectful, and and reminds me of the commercialization that has pretty much ruined Christmas IMHO.
This was the first time I have ever seen "Crimbo" and find it stupid, and like another poster said cheap and nasty. Come on, it is only 3 letters! But then I don't care for "pressies and piccies, either. Maybe for 5 years olds, but not for adults. They even have about the same nunber of letters as the real words, so it is not even abbreviating.
Just my
post #41 of 43
I think PC has a lot to do with it. People are worried someone might get offened by spelling out Christmas. Like a local floral place is selling Christmas trees and they delibrately left the t out so it reads Chis mas trees. So people get offended for not spelling out Christmas and people get offended for spelling it out. There is just no middle ground.
post #42 of 43
What about the people that write it CHRISTmas? I find that annoying in a whole different way.
post #43 of 43
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Originally Posted by krazy kat2 View Post
I have never heard anyone say ecksmas out loud, it has still always been Christmas. I really don't like it, though, it just seems disrespectful, and and reminds me of the commercialization that has pretty much ruined Christmas IMHO.
This was the first time I have ever seen "Crimbo" and find it stupid, and like another poster said cheap and nasty. Come on, it is only 3 letters! But then I don't care for "pressies and piccies, either. Maybe for 5 years olds, but not for adults. They even have about the same nunber of letters as the real words, so it is not even abbreviating.
Just my
I couldn't even figure out what "Crimbo" was at first. I agree with you, but I don't even believe in teaching 5 year olds "pressies and piccies" either. Our young people have enough language problems without adding to them IMO.

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Originally Posted by luvmycat1 View Post
I think PC has a lot to do with it. People are worried someone might get offened by spelling out Christmas. Like a local floral place is selling Christmas trees and they delibrately left the t out so it reads Chis mas trees. So people get offended for not spelling out Christmas and people get offended for spelling it out. There is just no middle ground.
Since this fellow couldn't sell Christmas trees, perhaps his sign should simply have read Chanukuh trees or Holiday trees instead of leaving out the "T". After all, they aren't really "Christmas" trees anymore, are they?
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