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Old 12-24-2016   #1
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Comfy Christmas Thread

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Mute the music to the above and use the original that is below and later replaced due to copyright issues.

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I stopped to look at Christmas cards recently, not buying but just to look. It just dawned on me how there's still a market for a type of imagery that probably hasn't really changed in a century. The paintings are still quite atmospheric and yes "comfy". Nice to see talented illustrators still getting work, or maybe the images are just recycled from a long time ago.
I'm not a Christmassy guy but I still like a lot of the imagery and decorations when it's done well.

From my memory, December was reliably snowy in the 80s and 90s. There was one Christmas in the early 00s that was really snowy but I feel sorry for kids these days who don't have that volume of snow I used to expect, and I feel sorry for me too. I miss the heavy snow. I'm not a driver though.

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This year, in an attempt to get into the holiday spirit, I created a 26 track Xmas mix CD. On Facebook I've been posting a video for each song a day, as a countdown to the actual holiday (track 26 is a bonus track). Anyway, for those who don't know me on Facebook, here's a screengrab of the playlist.


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Haven't heard that ELP song. Wishing Carl Palmer the best after the passing of Emerson and Lake this year.

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Is Christmas much of a thing for you guys? I did say I wasn't very Christmassy but I'm always a bit underwhelmed and wish more had happened. Since heaps of snow aren't likely to come and most of the family are working, it doesn't seem like much is left of it.

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Is Christmas much of a thing for you guys? I did say I wasn't very Christmassy but I'm always a bit underwhelmed and wish more had happened. Since heaps of snow aren't likely to come and most of the family are working, it doesn't seem like much is left of it.
No, it's not. Objectively speaking, it's the absolute worst time of year - a time of increased debt as well as suicide. It's also a time when family gets together so everyone can size up one another in terms of financial success.

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Is Christmas much of a thing for you guys? I did say I wasn't very Christmassy but I'm always a bit underwhelmed and wish more had happened. Since heaps of snow aren't likely to come and most of the family are working, it doesn't seem like much is left of it.
One of the reasons i felt drawn towards Islam has to do with the discrepancy i felt between the (to my mind) spiritual miracle that is the birth of Christ, and the blasphemously commercialized nature of Christmas. Now i'm a muslim, i feel i'm actually celebrating christmas more than i ever did before...

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Celebrating the birth of Jesus, presents day or house decoration time? One of these or all?

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