View Poll Results: what do you think of the Holiday Season (New Year's Eve with friends excluded)?

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  • like a lot

    8 27.59%
  • like somewhat

    4 13.79%
  • don't really care

    3 10.34%
  • dislike somewhat

    6 20.69%
  • dislike a lot

    8 27.59%
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Thread: What do you think of the Holiday Season?

  1. #1
    proud infidel
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    What do you think of the Holiday Season?

    1- like a lot

    2- like somewhat

    3- don't really care

    4- dislike somewhat

    5- dislike a lot
    fml

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    BTW, I'd like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a happy and SAFE holiday!
    fml

  3. #3
    Greed and materialism are such powerful forces.

    I gotta admit ... I loved it when I was a kid. Because you got stuff with no spending on your part. Freebies!

    Of course, now I don't care, because it's unlikely if I'll get anything and there's a nagging feeling wondering whether or not I should get anyone else anything, wincing at the price tags if I do.

    Also, even if you get stuff from friends and family, they don't know you as well as when you were a kid, so the stuff they get you probably won't make you happy as when you were a kid.

    I already bought myself my own Christmas present for this year: another trip to Montreal.

  4. #4
    Bah Humbug :d

  5. #5
    I don't really care. I'm not religious and being single I don't really have anyone to buy presents for which is what used to get me into the spirit. I do enjoy seeing people with kids celebrate the holidays though. It brings back memories of when I was a kid. All I look forward to is having a week off which I really need.

  6. #6
    As with everything from show business to tsunamis there's phoniness, exploitation, greed, selfishness and commercialism. Still I like it. All that crap exists all the time anyway and the holidays provide a boost for business, an excuse to party and most importantly time off from work. Plus most people are friendlier even if it's isolated or phony friendliness. The gift giving is the worst part because it's a pain in the ass, it's done for the wrong reasons and it makes people (especially kids) into greedy jealous consumer psychos.

  7. #7
    Quote Originally Posted by Serpico
    some of y'all atheists missed out on the good stuff
    http://tinyurl.com/y69qbf


    But it doesn't stop me from enjoying the gift giving and time off.

  8. #8
    Quote Originally Posted by Techman
    I don't really care. I'm not religious and being single I don't really have anyone to buy presents for which is what used to get me into the spirit. I do enjoy seeing people with kids celebrate the holidays though. It brings back memories of when I was a kid. All I look forward to is having a week off which I really need.
    Techman: If it will help you get into the spirit, please feel free to buy me a present. I will gladly accept it as my part in making your Christmas joyous. Have a Merry Christmas, my nemesis !!!

    Darn!!! I just realized that the stores are closed !!!! Well, belated gifts are always welcome too !!!

  9. #9
    Mired in the red dust.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oliver kloseoff
    i hate christmas--but its good for the kids.
    business greedy fucks slimeballs-i feel sorry for people with famalies and little money--kids dont understand they see their friends get these expensive gifts and their parents it puts a lot of pressure on me and my family have always helped theneedy at christmas,actually this is a year long thing.
    I agree with you, Oliver. I really feel bad for parents who cannot afford to buy a lot of presents for their children.

    I personally don't celebrate Christmas. Not at all. I gave it up years ago and now the whole thing feels very foreign to me, like Ramadan or Hanukkah. Nevertheless, I find the commercialism that surrounds Christmas pretty crass.

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    I don't care for it, it puts me under so much pressure to get the kids this or that when money is tight. I always stress so much about that and makes for shitty time. Though seeing the looks on the kids faces is great.
    You got a mighty purdy mouth.

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