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#4580588 - 11/20/17 10:04 PM It's that time of year...
gregk24 Offline


Registered: 04/13/13
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I moved in to my new to me (and first) home of my own 3 months ago, so this is the first time putting up my own Christmas decorations. Our family has always been big on Christmas, in fact I have been listening to Christmas music for weeks already LOL These went up on Saturday, and two other neighbors followed in my steps and put some lights up also!

Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas!


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#4580597 - 11/20/17 10:18 PM Re: It's that time of year... [Re: gregk24]
Nick1994 Offline


Registered: 02/19/13
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Loc: Phoenix, AZ
Christmas music already? I was flipping through radio stations in the car last week and heard Christmas music, turned it off asap crackmeup

Here in the desert, I've got lots of cactus in my yard. Every year I toss some Christmas lights on a couple of them and hang some of those light up candy canes on them. I'll hang them up in a week or two

The neighbors probably think I'm insane, but that's ok. That's the point grin2
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#4580601 - 11/20/17 10:24 PM Re: It's that time of year... [Re: gregk24]
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Registered: 07/03/17
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My parents were not big on Christmas(or any holidays, including birthdays) at all, and I continued with that as a young adult. Then I realized how much I was missing out on, and I do it big now. And loving it. Started listening to Christmas music last week.

Good for you, Greg.

Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas to all!

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#4580603 - 11/20/17 10:33 PM Re: It's that time of year... [Re: gregk24]
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Loc: MTL, CANADA
Christmas with no snow?!? What?!! Too weird for me! LOL

With that said, Id prefer palm trees to bitter cold and snow!
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#4580739 - 11/21/17 07:04 AM Re: It's that time of year... [Re: gregk24]
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I am moving next month into a new house and unfortunately at each corner of the roof there is an electrical outlet. That means my wife might force me to hang lights.
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#4580750 - 11/21/17 07:15 AM Re: It's that time of year... [Re: gregk24]
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There are 12 days of Christmas and none of them are in November. LOL
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#4580759 - 11/21/17 07:23 AM Re: It's that time of year... [Re: E150GT]
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Registered: 11/09/08
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Loc: NH
Originally Posted By: E150GT
I am moving next month into a new house and unfortunately at each corner of the roof there is an electrical outlet. That means my wife might force me to hang lights.


If she wants 'em, she can hang 'em. That's what my wife does. I'd do it, but when she gets the bug she decides to do so. Fine by me.
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#4580765 - 11/21/17 07:41 AM Re: It's that time of year... [Re: StevieC]
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Originally Posted By: StevieC
There are 12 days of Christmas and none of them are in November. LOL


Hahaha +1
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#4580933 - 11/21/17 11:07 AM Re: It's that time of year... [Re: gregk24]
Linctex Offline


Registered: 12/31/16
Posts: 6178
Loc: Waco, TX
I love putting up lights!

My Acreage is on the outside of a corner, so I only have about 300 feet of frontage on the road (Property looks like a slice of pizza with the very tip bit off)

My house can't be seen from the road, so I decorate the gate & trees out front instead:

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#4580939 - 11/21/17 11:13 AM Re: It's that time of year... [Re: gregk24]
OneEyeJack Offline


Registered: 09/14/10
Posts: 7480
Loc: S California
I'm happy to see Christmas is making a comeback and starting to replace X-mas.

In the LA area, a homeowner was asked to take down his Christmas lights and display because it offended his Muslim neighbor. His response. He got his credit card and purchased a thousand dollars of additional lights. His other neighbors donated a manger scene and a big Santa Claus and they had a decorating party. To appease the cranky neighbor they put up 3 cardboard camels. The kids had a great time. Christmas, a time of good cheer and fellowship.

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#4580952 - 11/21/17 11:26 AM Re: It's that time of year... [Re: OneEyeJack]
supton Offline


Registered: 11/09/08
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Loc: NH
Originally Posted By: OneEyeJack
I'm happy to see Christmas is making a comeback and starting to replace X-mas.


Careful, a quick look reveals that using "x-mas" (or a derivative) dates back 100+ years. It's hardly a modern snub--perhaps some use it today to do so, but the usage of x-mas is very old.
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#4580969 - 11/21/17 11:50 AM Re: It's that time of year... [Re: OneEyeJack]
Nick1994 Offline


Registered: 02/19/13
Posts: 10135
Loc: Phoenix, AZ
Originally Posted By: OneEyeJack
I'm happy to see Christmas is making a comeback and starting to replace X-mas.

In the LA area, a homeowner was asked to take down his Christmas lights and display because it offended his Muslim neighbor. His response. He got his credit card and purchased a thousand dollars of additional lights. His other neighbors donated a manger scene and a big Santa Claus and they had a decorating party. To appease the cranky neighbor they put up 3 cardboard camels. The kids had a great time. Christmas, a time of good cheer and fellowship.
“Xmas is a common abbreviation of the word Christmas. It is sometimes pronounced eksmes, but Xmas, and variants such as Xtemass, originated as handwriting abbreviations for the typical pronunciation krismes. The "X" comes from the Greek letter Chi, which is the first letter of the Greek word xpiotoc;, which in English is "[censored]".[1] The "-mas" part is from the Latin-derived Old English word for Mass.[2]

There is a common belief that the word Xmas stems from a secular attempt to remove the religious tradition from Christmas[3] by taking the "[censored]" out of "Christmas", but its use dates back to the 16th century.”


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xmas
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#4581084 - 11/21/17 02:01 PM Re: It's that time of year... [Re: gregk24]
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Registered: 12/08/10
Posts: 623
Loc: SF Bay Area, CA
Originally Posted By: gregk24
I moved in to my new to me (and first) home of my own 3 months ago, so this is the first time putting up my own Christmas decorations. Our family has always been big on Christmas, in fact I have been listening to Christmas music for weeks already LOL These went up on Saturday, and two other neighbors followed in my steps and put some lights up also!

Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas!


Congratulations on the new abode and nice decorations not over the top.
Kevin
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#4582098 - 11/22/17 04:16 PM Re: It's that time of year... [Re: Nick1994]
Yah-Tah-Hey Offline


Registered: 05/26/14
Posts: 3415
Loc: Columbus,Nebraska
Originally Posted By: Nick1994
Originally Posted By: OneEyeJack
I'm happy to see Christmas is making a comeback and starting to replace X-mas.

In the LA area, a homeowner was asked to take down his Christmas lights and display because it offended his Muslim neighbor. His response. He got his credit card and purchased a thousand dollars of additional lights. His other neighbors donated a manger scene and a big Santa Claus and they had a decorating party. To appease the cranky neighbor they put up 3 cardboard camels. The kids had a great time. Christmas, a time of good cheer and fellowship.
“Xmas is a common abbreviation of the word Christmas. It is sometimes pronounced eksmes, but Xmas, and variants such as Xtemass, originated as handwriting abbreviations for the typical pronunciation krismes. The "X" comes from the Greek letter Chi, which is the first letter of the Greek word xpiotoc;, which in English is "[censored]".[1] The "-mas" part is from the Latin-derived Old English word for Mass.[2]

There is a common belief that the word Xmas stems from a secular attempt to remove the religious tradition from Christmas[3] by taking the "[censored]" out of "Christmas", but its use dates back to the 16th century.”


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xmas
I had a Sister of Charity of Cincinnati assault me when I was a kid for using Xmas on a homework assignment. Said I was trying to cross [censored] out of my life. Those nuns could whip a pointer out from under those robes faster than Hopalong Cassidy could draw his six shooter. Times long gone bye. Wouldn't want to do it all over again.

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#4582556 - 11/23/17 01:24 AM Re: It's that time of year... [Re: ag_ghost]
gregk24 Offline


Registered: 04/13/13
Posts: 5605
Loc: FL, USA
Originally Posted By: ag_ghost
Originally Posted By: gregk24
I moved in to my new to me (and first) home of my own 3 months ago, so this is the first time putting up my own Christmas decorations. Our family has always been big on Christmas, in fact I have been listening to Christmas music for weeks already LOL These went up on Saturday, and two other neighbors followed in my steps and put some lights up also!

Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas!


Congratulations on the new abode and nice decorations not over the top.
Kevin


Thank you sir!
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