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Maybe I'm just bitchy [Dec. 10th, 2009|06:56 pm]
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But damn, people whining about the "un-Christmassy" free holiday songs on Amazon are pissing me the hell off. They are all het up and full of complaints for The Boxmasters' "Slower Than Christmas" (which is pretty damn funny) and a Christmas song by Lady Gaga

So today there's a more "traditional" holiday song, and stupid me, I have to read the comments. Whereupon I see this:

Christmas is the day we celebrate Christ's birth and this song reflects the true meaning of Christmas. The drum accompaniment to the song gives it a youthful appeal and spices it up a little. It's so much better than some of the selections this month that have had absolutely nothing to do with the celebration of Christ's birth. I also liked the harmony in this song. I hope you all like this song!

Amazon: it's ok to be edgey, but not tasteless. Remember when Charlie Brown screams can anyone tell me what Christmas is about? Linus takes his thumb out of his mouth and tells him. That story is not boring, but incredibly exciting! The God who made the universe came down to us. That's better than any modern day sci fi flick. Some folks have taken the Christ out of Christmas and put in Santa and Rudolph. Those songs are fun too, but songs like Lady Gagas and the boxmasters are so anti-holiday and anti-Christmas that people are offended by them. Please tomorrow have something holidayish to download! Thanks.


I'm going to hell (well, I would if I believed in that sort of thing), so I had to respond to this:

I am not a Christian, but I celebrate Christmas exactly the way I was raised to. I have a tree, and stockings, and I buy gifts for my loved ones. I sing holiday songs and watch holiday movies and TV specials.

My Christmas has nothing to do with the alleged birth of some baby in a stable, and I really resent this attitude interfering with the way I celebrate my holiday.


I know it's not much in the grand scheme of life, but it made me feel better.
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[User Picture]From: compost75
2009-12-11 12:21 am (UTC)
There's an organized and well-funded effort to search out non-Christ-centered holiday efforts and to trash them in the name of Christ. I'm sure this is another self-righteous effort by these jerks.

I also resent this attitude, and it certainly does not inspire me to become a fundamentalist Christian. Quite the contrary. It makes me want to drop trou and fart in their general direction.
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[User Picture]From: talonvaki
2009-12-11 12:49 am (UTC)
Seriously.

I celebrate Christmas, but it's entirely secular. I don't get why some people find that offensive.
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[User Picture]From: srs_breakfast
2009-12-11 01:04 am (UTC)
Mostly, it's because people don't co-opt other religious holidays, especially not holidays as high up on the holy totem pole as Christmas is. If anyone were to attempt a secular Ramadan, it'd go over like a lead balloon.

We call ours Giftmas out of respect for others because for us it really IS all about the whole Santa-presents-eggnog-ham thing, but for others (like my grandma), it's about Christ.
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[User Picture]From: compost75
2009-12-11 02:47 am (UTC)
Hell, Christmas co-opted Saturnalia.
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[User Picture]From: ayanamisama
2009-12-11 12:26 am (UTC)
Man, there's nothing like shitting all over people's celebrations to bring out the TRUE spirit of Christmas! Now with ten times more "I'm gonna whiiiiiine about this FREE download that I didn't even have to pay for!"

I hate those assholes. It is not all about them. OMG.
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[User Picture]From: talonvaki
2009-12-11 12:51 am (UTC)
I know, right?

Me, I celebrate Christmas. That's the day on the calendar, the day all the stores are closed. December 25.

I celebrate it the way I have since the 60's...and guess what? It's an entirely non-religious, Rankin/Bass, 20th century Christmas. Deal with it.
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[User Picture]From: ayanamisama
2009-12-11 12:52 am (UTC)
I don't even mind when people stress that it's a religious holiday. It is. I'm just glomming onto it in a non-religious way. But me having a tree and santa isn't hurting anyone.
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[User Picture]From: drjayphd
2009-12-11 01:01 am (UTC)
Well, that's certainly more tact than I would've shown.
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[User Picture]From: buggrit_1979
2009-12-11 07:53 am (UTC)
Can you unlock this so I can point Adrian towards it?
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[User Picture]From: talonvaki
2009-12-11 02:52 pm (UTC)
Sure!
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[User Picture]From: buggrit_1979
2009-12-11 04:58 pm (UTC)
ty kindly, I have alerted him to it so he should be swinging by at some point today :3
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[User Picture]From: bjornh
2009-12-13 10:00 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: bjornh
2009-12-14 12:03 am (UTC)
Tom Minchin has made a song that is a bit sentimental, but sums up an atheist's feelings for Xmas pretty well: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCNvZqpa-7Q

Just so you don't get the wrong impression... He's quite capable of off-colour songs: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6raVzrbqrM

A bit like a modern Tom Lehrer.
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