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Should Christmas be moved back a month


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#1 808tone

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 09:49 AM

Could be a good idea as I hate the dark, cold months after New Year with nothing to look forward too (apart from SL/NRL/6 Nations).

Or even Jan 6th as the Orthodox Church celebrate it.

http://www.newser.co...january-25.html


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#2 Johnoco

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 09:52 AM

Why not move New Years Eve to June? Much better for barbeques 


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#3 Amber Avenger

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 09:56 AM

Isn't (one of) the ideas of Christmas being where it is in the calendar is because it's already in the middle of dark winter months with nothing to look forward to?


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#4 Futtocks

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 09:59 AM

Could be a good idea as I hate the dark, cold months after New Year with nothing to look forward too (apart from SL/NRL/6 Nations).

Or even Jan 6th as the Orthodox Church celebrate it.

http://www.newser.co...january-25.html

Or January the 7th, according to the Coptic calendar.


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#5 hindle xiii

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 10:08 AM

Move it to 22nd July, the Royal baby already stole my birthday, might as well chuck in Christmas on top.

 

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 10:17 AM

They should move New Year back to 1st April. No more of this hoity-toity, namby-pamby modern stuff. Give us back a proper year starting on a proper date.

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 10:46 AM

As no one knew the date, or even year, of Jesus birth wasn't the 25th December chosen to coincide with some pagan festival to make it more acceptable to the recently converted.

I say end of January, beginning of February time when we need a bit of a lift from those cold dark (and snowy) days.


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#8 Futtocks

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 10:53 AM

I think we should move November, because it means that, during RL's highest public visibility (international matches), half the players are sporting dodgy porn-star moustaches for Movember.


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Posted 12 December 2013 - 11:08 AM

The whole point of Christmas is that it is in the cold dark months


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#10 G Las D

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 11:35 AM

Why not move New Years Eve to June? Much better for barbeques 

 

That's a lot of bother when you could just move to, or holiday in, Australia at the appropriate time. That'd save us having the massive cost of reprinting all the calendars here.

Christmas Day, or New Year's day for that matter, in Oz could see you gambol playfully on the beach and BBQ to your heart's content.

Traditional Christmas seems right to me.

Some folk like snow and ice - they even go on skiing holidays - funny I know, but that's people for you.
if that's not enough, how about a swim in the nearest river on New Year's Day?

 

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#11 Tiny Tim

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 12:13 PM

Perhaps we could have more than one Christmas every year. Maybe a summer Christmas and a winter Christmas....or even one for each season.

 

 

More than one Easter would be good too, I love Cadburys Cream Eggs.


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#12 808tone

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 12:19 PM

After Xmas and New Year I try and look at the winter months as a time to keep warm and have nice food and drink to keep the soul happy.



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Posted 12 December 2013 - 12:55 PM

Perhaps we could have more than one Christmas every year. Maybe a summer Christmas and a winter Christmas....or even one for each season.

 

 

More than one Easter would be good too, I love Cadburys Cream Eggs.

Cream Eggs are available all year round, as long as they have enough baby sick for the centre.

 

Leave Christmas where it is. All the Carols are Deep Winter based anyway

 

"In the bleak midwinter"

 

"Good King Wenslecas looked about" when the snow was deep and crisp and even.

 

"Higgily Piggly spud, the cows played in the Mud"

 

 

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#14 Methven Hornet

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 07:01 PM

That's a lot of bother when you could just move to, or holiday in, Australia at the appropriate time. That'd save us having the massive cost of reprinting all the calendars here.

Christmas Day, or New Year's day for that matter, in Oz could see you gambol playfully on the beach and BBQ to your heart's content.

Traditional Christmas seems right to me.

Some folk like snow and ice - they even go on skiing holidays - funny I know, but that's people for you.
if that's not enough, how about a swim in the nearest river on New Year's Day?

 

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I've celebrated Christmas in WA and it was freakin' weird. Temperatures of 40 degrees in the shade, so hot that you take a dive in the pool - surface and you're face-to-face with a decorative snowman! I know the bulk of the Australian population are of European stock - and from north Europe at that - but I'd have thought different traditions would have developed by now.

Yule logs, Christmas tress, snow men? These are symbols associated with Europes winter solstice, which Australia is most definitely not celebrating. Surely the Australian climate is more akin to Christ's birthplace, why not try and replicate what it would have been like in Palestine in 6 to 4 BC?

One thing I did like were the girls in red cowgirl-type santa outfits, with red Barmah hats trimmed with white tinsel. Very nice!


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#15 Methven Hornet

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 07:04 PM

Could be a good idea as I hate the dark, cold months after New Year with nothing to look forward too (apart from SL/NRL/6 Nations).

Or even Jan 6th as the Orthodox Church celebrate it.

http://www.newser.co...january-25.html

 

You could move Chistmas, but we'd still be celebrating the Solstice around about the original date - that isn't a moveable date! Then you'd have the traditional Hogmanay, so you'd still have the week-long party.


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#16 Ullman

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 07:15 PM

Isn't (one of) the ideas of Christmas being where it is in the calendar is because it's already in the middle of dark winter months with nothing to look forward to?

I've always assumed it was a festival to celebrate the passing of the solstice and the shortest day.


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Posted 12 December 2013 - 07:20 PM

They should move New Year back to 1st April. No more of this hoity-toity, namby-pamby modern stuff. Give us back a proper year starting on a proper date.

 

I though the 'old' new year was 1st May, ie Beltane.


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#18 808tone

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 08:28 PM

You could move Chistmas, but we'd still be celebrating the Solstice around about the original date - that isn't a moveable date! Then you'd have the traditional Hogmanay, so you'd still have the week-long party.

Yeah but there seems a void after New Year as i just can not get into Burn's/St.Patrick's/Chinese New Year/Valentine's.

 I like listening to Carols and Classic Yuletide music on Classic FM at the this moment but it all goe's away after the 26th sadly.



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Posted 13 December 2013 - 05:36 PM

imagine if like "wizard" sang -it was Christmas everyday! a living hell? I don't think roy wood thought it through when he wrote this song.


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#20 808tone

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Posted 13 December 2013 - 09:00 PM

imagine if like "wizard" sang -it was Christmas everyday! a living hell? I don't think roy wood thought it through when he wrote this song.






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