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Postby chiselray » Tue Dec 14, 2010 7:55 pm

Because gift-giving and many other aspects of the Christmas festival involve heightened economic activity among both Christians and non-Christians, the holiday has become a significant event and a key sales period for retailers and businesses. The economic impact of Christmas is a factor that has grown steadily over the past few centuries in many regions of the world.

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Postby bionic » Tue Dec 14, 2010 11:37 pm

well..that's a positive spin on all the materialism, for sure.
It's like some kind of synchronized, symbiotic, economy saving Christmas miracle.
It's positively...heartwarming.
Having stated that..I give you this..
Charlie Brown and his tree...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4Hv9YmhGpw
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Willie Wonka quotes..
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Why? Are you having fun?
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Postby bionic » Tue Dec 14, 2010 11:44 pm

oh..now I'm on a roll..
"A Boy Named Charlie Brown"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5y4_W-humw
If that doesn't touch yer' heart..YOU HAVE NO HEART!
:geek: :geek:

Anyway

Christmas..yes..ah, Noel..Feliz Navidad...Xmas

How many shopping days left? (I'm actually done with mine, already..now to wrap..did someone mention dead trees around here, somewhere?)
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Postby chiselray » Wed Dec 15, 2010 6:13 am

bionic wrote:well..that's a positive spin on all the materialism, for sure.
It's like some kind of synchronized, symbiotic, economy saving Christmas miracle.
It's positively...heartwarming.
Having stated that..I give you this..
Charlie Brown and his tree...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4Hv9YmhGpw
Balance



I like those sorts of values,great little video,pretty much nailed my idea for this topic.

Just reading this..

Of course, Christmas materialism is also stoked by our modern consumer culture. The holiday accounts for about 25 percent of the nation’s annual retail sales. And some of the nation’s retailers are trying to have their Christmas fruitcake and eat it, too. Last year Target told Salvation Army bell-ringers they were no longer welcome on store property. Some stores are telling employees to change their customer greeting from “Merry Christmas” to the more politically correct “Happy Holidays.” Don’t they know the word “holiday” comes from “holy day”?


http://stanguthrie.blogspot.com/2005/11/christmas-commercialism.html

well i'm not religious although i see that christmas under the right conditions (non commerical) should bee a one day event as it is but a time of peace and understanding,whatever that means to all of us.I think its what should be portrayed..
Marketing/commercialism which has a dominate effect.For a one day event ,which could mean something much more for the worlds consciousness in a postive light i feel like greed (sales and marketing) has the upper hand during these seasons (death and life of a new year) replaced by materialistic value.
It's true that the cultures affected by commercialism are actually moulded ,we don't even realise what teh hell is going on when it's happening right in front of your eyes.
I wonder what it would be like without it..
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Postby bionic » Wed Dec 15, 2010 10:45 pm

I use to have this theory, that, living in So-Cal, for so long, I forgot, but now, oh SO remember.

Christmas is, actually, for most people, a coping mechanism, to get through winter.
Willie Wonka quotes..
What is this Wonka, some kind of funhouse?
Why? Are you having fun?
A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.
We are the music makers, we are the dreamers of dreams
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Postby sandra » Tue Dec 21, 2010 11:44 am

My mother the other day told me - 'Why and the hell do we put ourselves through
this sh*t, we are all moving south someday, I'm sick of putting myself through another
Minnesotan winter from hell.'

I said 'ah quit Mom, its Christmas'. Think you've got a point Bionic. :lol:
In the Northern regions its either Christmas and the Holidays that
get us through it, or a few extra bottles of booze. :mrgreen:

Pharmaceuticals probably cap out in sales in the Northern Hemisphere come
fall every year. :lol:

We're tough in the North.

I usually pump gas in a tshirt when its 30 below...and start sweating
when hits 30 above. Yet I'm comfortable again if it hits above 90...can
hardly sweat in a sauna, too many times in a sweat lodge.
Guess I like extreme weather. :lol:
“Living backwards!” Alice repeated in great
astonishment. “I never heard of such a thing!”
“—but there’s one great advantage in it, that one’s
memory works both ways.”
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Postby bionic » Wed Dec 22, 2010 12:21 am

I made christmas cookies...lol (they are a little bit frightening)
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Willie Wonka quotes..
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Why? Are you having fun?
A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.
We are the music makers, we are the dreamers of dreams
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Postby chiselray » Fri Dec 24, 2010 12:15 pm

:lol: they look funny
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Postby chiselray » Fri Dec 24, 2010 12:17 pm

but Nice.I THINK ITS FUNNY BECAUSE OF WHAT YOU SaiD :lol: :lol:

merry christmass ,,im working and its christmas..im on nightshift tonight..

merry merry christmas
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Postby at1with0 » Fri Dec 24, 2010 1:16 pm

I'll be spending Christmas night with you guys :lol:

Sweat lodge, now that sounds like extreme weather 8-)
"it is easy to grow crazy"
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