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Question: Anything You Dislike About Christmas?
I don't really celebrate Christmas (on Dec. 25th). - 6 (42.9%)
All the phony traditions, like Santa Claus. - 2 (14.3%)
All the special expectations that others have. - 1 (7.1%)
It's just a sad time of year for personal reasons. - 0 (0%)
Those darn atheists try to take Christ out of Christmas! - 0 (0%)
It's very expensive or time consuming. - 0 (0%)
Increased workload at job. - 0 (0%)
I never get what I want. - 0 (0%)
I don't really celebrate Christmas (on Dec. 25th). - 1 (7.1%)
None that I can think of! - 4 (28.6%)
Total Voters: 14

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« on: December 13, 2006, 10:24:48 AM »

I'm guessing that most people have at least one thing that they dislike about either Christmas, or the Christmas holiday/season in general. What is the thing that you dislike the most?
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« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2006, 12:11:27 PM »

I like how the agitation of the increased traffic, the stress over getting presents, the desire for vacation when one can't get it, and the addition of weather changes make people more irretable and ironically act less Christian-like during this season.

OTOH: Charitable giving goes up (not everyone does it for the tax write-off)...
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« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2006, 12:15:44 PM »

I couldn't decide between the top two choices, but ended up choosing Santa. I just feel there is too much emphasis on him, emphasis which should be on Christ.
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« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2006, 12:21:45 PM »

I think it's better to reflect on the blessedness of the season in a spirit of charity instead of focusing on what we dislike in others.

That said: Given other debates on this list, shouldn't this poll include the Christmas Tree, aka the "Branch Theory" Tree?
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« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2006, 02:38:48 PM »

I think it's better to reflect on the blessedness of the season in a spirit of charity instead of focusing on what we dislike in others.

That said: Given other debates on this list, shouldn't this poll include the Christmas Tree, aka the "Branch Theory" Tree?

LMAO!!!   Cheesy Cheesy  Wow....just wow....

I personally cannot STAND how people have made gifts the focus of their Christmas.  Praying and focusing on Jesus is not just an "afterthought" its a 5 minute thanksgiving before eating...which should be done anyway. 

When people OBSESS about what they are getting and get angry when they don't get "exactly what they want" on Christmas...that's when I pull out the Christianity sword!   Wink Grin
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