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Old 12-03-2007, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Cali
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Default Any Jews here who hate Christmas?

Please give valid reasons too.

 
Old 12-04-2007, 07:11 AM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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Nope... and I'm the only regular Jewish poster (a few others pop in occasionally), so I think this thread is kinda pointless. Or did you have a point to make?

Funny thing is, I actually offered to get a Christmas tree (fake, since I'm allergic to pine) for the house - but my two NON-Jewish roommates declined, since they hate Christmas. I thought "how can somebody hate a holiday?" but apparently some do.
 
Old 12-04-2007, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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I can understand why it bothers people of other religions but they should also realize that Christmas is not founded in christian history, its a pagan celebration made over to attract pagans to join the early Catholic church.

I was happy to hear from my daughter that in her public school they teach about other religions celebrations such as Hannakuh. I think they should all be mentioned and given equal time. Being familiar with other peoples way of life can only make our children more sensitive adults.
 
Old 12-04-2007, 07:54 AM
 
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Well, if they do, it's for the same reason that I do. I HATE the phony Christmas spirit that everyone seems to think a person should have. I hate the pressure to give gifts, send cards, be merry, blah, blah, blah.

I hate the push by charities to collect more money because this is supposed to be the Season of Giving, whatever that means.

This may be the year that I throw up when one person too many asks if I have finished my Christmas shopping.

I hate the pretense that this is a religious holiday. It hasn't been for the general public for many, many years. If I were Jewish, it would bother me a great deal because of the turmoil that it causes in my daily life as others "celebrate." But if I were Jewish, I wouldn't hate it because of what it is SUPPOSED to be. Just what it has become.
 
Old 12-04-2007, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Camberville
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I'm Jewish and I hate Christmas because the music is SO bad. I can't go out in public from November 1st to halfway through January without listening to some corny Christmas song! Jewish music is seriously enough of a reason to convert to Judaism IMO. :P
 
Old 12-04-2007, 08:22 AM
 
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Oh, goodness!!! I had forgotten the Christmas music. It starts before Thanksgiving. And it's the same old same old. I am sooooooooooooo tired of White Christmas. I must have heard it a zillion times since I first heard Bing Crosby sing it. I thought it was pretty once.

And Jingle Bell Rock! Santa Claus is Coming to Town, Rudolf the Red Nose Raindeer, I Saw Mama Kissing Santa Claus.
 
Old 12-04-2007, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Earth
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Originally Posted by Padgett2 View Post
This may be the year that I throw up when one person too many asks if I have finished my Christmas shopping.
LOL
Just give the answer I give (depending on how old you are)
"Ya, I finished 30 years ago."

Any Jews here who hate Christmas?-zenta.jpg
 
Old 12-04-2007, 09:07 AM
 
Location: California
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Jews don't hate Christmas,it's not a Holiday for Jews.
 
Old 12-04-2007, 09:09 AM
 
Location: North Jersey
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Originally Posted by Padgett2 View Post
Oh, goodness!!! I had forgotten the Christmas music. It starts before Thanksgiving. And it's the same old same old. I am sooooooooooooo tired of White Christmas. I must have heard it a zillion times since I first heard Bing Crosby sing it. I thought it was pretty once.

And Jingle Bell Rock! Santa Claus is Coming to Town, Rudolf the Red Nose Raindeer, I Saw Mama Kissing Santa Claus.

Finally!!! People I can relate to I don't care how many times hubbie calls me the Grinch..I can't wait for 12/26 to arrive
 
Old 12-04-2007, 09:10 AM
 
Location: North Jersey
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Originally Posted by Aeroman View Post
LOL
Just give the answer I give (depending on how old you are)
"Ya, I finished 30 years ago."

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Love that response...will have to use it
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