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Old 11-30-2007, 05:40 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Fine for the catholics and christians, but there are many of us who go the other way. The secular way.
Catholics are Christians, just a different denomination.

 
Old 11-30-2007, 05:43 PM
 
Location: Pinal County, Arizona
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I have a few Mannheim Steamroller tapes than I have to force myself to put away in March.
I got Mannheim's NEW Christmas album - Old Standards, done their way - some with vocals - IT IS FANTASTIC!. If you like Mannheim - get it!

Also got Josh Grobans album - very nice
 
Old 11-30-2007, 05:50 PM
 
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I got Mannheim's NEW Christmas album - Old Standards, done their way - some with vocals - IT IS FANTASTIC!. If you like Mannheim - get it!

Also got Josh Grobans album - very nice
Cool. Thanks for the tip!
 
Old 11-30-2007, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Sunshine N'Blue Skies
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I got Mannheim's NEW Christmas album - Old Standards, done their way - some with vocals - IT IS FANTASTIC!. If you like Mannheim - get it!

Also got Josh Grobans album - very nice
Oh that Josh Groban, he gave me the chills lighting that NY City Tree.
Plus, he was on ABC this morning with Diane Sawyer and the News........
Sings like a lark, he does!
I have to get that. Darn if I went to Ellens Show, I'd of gotten it for free
 
Old 12-01-2007, 06:16 AM
 
Location: Sunshine N'Blue Skies
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As I recall, it is the Christains who are getting offended by the use of "Happy Holidays", not the other way around. I haven't heard of anyone complaining that someone told them to have a "Merry Christmas."

If you are one of those Christians who gets offended when someone wishes you a "Happy Holidays", get over it. First of all, the person wishing you a "Happy Holidays" may not know (or care) your religion. Secondly, they are still wishing you to be happy and only the most stuck-up intolerant jerk could take offense at that.
Glitch I really don't care one way or the other.......Say "Happy Holiday" or say " Merry Christmas". So I don't have to "get over it"
I don't care also how someone chooses to worship, or not. Thats not my worry, it is too personal. Worship as you wish,and be happy with it.
My reference was to "ending" completely the term........."Merry Christmas"
Which some have hopes that we will.
If it makes me a stuck-up intolerant jerk to want things as they have been for hundreds of years.......so be it.
But, tonight I am headed to church with my family, and it feels so good.
 
Old 12-01-2007, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Gilbert, AZ
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Oh that Josh Groban, he gave me the chills lighting that NY City Tree.
Plus, he was on ABC this morning with Diane Sawyer and the News........
Sings like a lark, he does!
I have to get that. Darn if I went to Ellens Show, I'd of gotten it for free
I'm not naysaying Groban, but I do think he's hyped up a bit. I was actually thinking about this earlier today. He has a pretty face, which is why a lot of people think he's greater than other singers, I think. He really sings no better, and dare I say not as well, than many great broadway singers.

Maybe I'm just jealous because I haven't gotten off my butt to record my own album, and I know I can sing better (and write better songs...for those who actually write their own material) than many people who are making lots of cash out there.

I was thinking of getting that album for my grandma. She loves him.
 
Old 12-01-2007, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Sunshine N'Blue Skies
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I'm not naysaying Groban, but I do think he's hyped up a bit. I was actually thinking about this earlier today. He has a pretty face, which is why a lot of people think he's greater than other singers, I think. He really sings no better, and dare I say not as well, than many great broadway singers.

Maybe I'm just jealous because I haven't gotten off my butt to record my own album, and I know I can sing better (and write better songs...for those who actually write their own material) than many people who are making lots of cash out there.

I was thinking of getting that album for my grandma. She loves him.
I'm jealous of him too, because I'd of loved his job also...........
Singing is great ,and rewarding.
I don't think he is handsome at all. I like old, and young singers, actually.
I always loved N'Sync as a group. The Back Street Boys also as a good group.
Right now there is not that many good male singers out there.
I do like Josh Turner, for country.
Groban, is good for Christmas songs other then that.........I doubt I'd buy anything else of his.
 
Old 12-01-2007, 06:52 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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As I recall, it is the Christains who are getting offended by the use of "Happy Holidays", not the other way around. I haven't heard of anyone complaining that someone told them to have a "Merry Christmas."
If you are one of those Christians who gets offended when someone wishes you a "Happy Holidays", get over it. First of all, the person wishing you a "Happy Holidays" may not know (or care) your religion. Secondly, they are still wishing you to be happy and only the most stuck-up intolerant jerk could take offense at that.
Some of the posters have complained about that. I'd have to go all through this thread to find the posts, and I have groceries to unload. So look back through. I don't want to offend anyone who doesn't celebrate Christmas, particularly people of another faith that doesn't recognize this holiday. I think many Christians see the holiday hype as taking away from the religious aspect of Christmas as well. I would be happy if the clerks at the stores said "Thank you"! I don't know them, I don't care if they wish me a merry Christmas or whatnot. Yes, if someone says "Happy Holidays" I will be pleased.
 
Old 12-01-2007, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Near Manito
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Some of the posters have complained about that. I'd have to go all through this thread to find the posts, and I have groceries to unload. So look back through. I don't want to offend anyone who doesn't celebrate Christmas, particularly people of another faith that doesn't recognize this holiday. I think many Christians see the holiday hype as taking away from the religious aspect of Christmas as well. I would be happy if the clerks at the stores said "Thank you"! I don't know them, I don't care if they wish me a merry Christmas or whatnot. Yes, if someone says "Happy Holidays" I will be pleased.
I agree. I would much rather hear "Happy Holidays" than "Can I see some ID?", or the ever-popular "Is that going be it?"

"Is that going to be it." What the hell am I supposed to say? "No, that's not going to be it." "Something else is going to be it"? How about "No, you're going to be it."

Or "Did you find everything okay?" ("No, I found everything not okay." Or "No, I didn't find everything okay." Or "No, I didn't find everything. Okay?")

I rarely go out in public except at Christmas time. My wife makes me stay home. When I do go out, it's usually for stocking stuffers. Tootsie rolls, gold foil-wrapped chocolate money, sugar plums, pencils, socks, and trinkets. I stand in front of huge displays of merchandise, muttering.

Sooner or later some clerk wearing a blinking snowman pin walks up and asks "Are you finding everything okay?"

....................
 
Old 12-01-2007, 08:24 PM
 
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Default Holiday party

I went to a community holiday gathering. The performers put on a song/dance and one of the songs was Merry Christmas, however they plugged in Happy holidays instead. But didnt hesitate to bring Santa out. Santa is the make believe figure for Christmas...funny huh? Plus big companies have no problem making millions off of us for Christmas, but can't say Merry Christmas.
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