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Post by Syl on Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:58 pm

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Are all the old Christmas traditions dying out or do you still keep to old ways of celebrating this time of year?
Do you still put a tree up, decorate outside, cook traditional fare, send cards, buy presents, or have you adapted the way you spend Christmas to a more modern lifestyle?


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Post by Raggamuffin on Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:48 pm

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Raggamuffin wrote:Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer is indeed about bullying. The other reindeer only liked Rudolph when he became famous.

It's a workplace that promotes that sort of attitude.  Isn't a lump of coal just a way of shaming?


Do you mean the elves' workshop?


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Post by Syl on Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:05 pm

I always thought the ugly duckling was a song about bullying too.
The message in both is if you are considered ugly or different others dont want to know you.

Luckily kids just see the happy endings and dont delve too deep into the message.

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Post by Vintage on Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:19 pm

Shouldn't these songs be seen as morality tales then instead of banning them. I'd hate to see what would happen with the banning folks and fairy tales.

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Post by Vintage on Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:20 pm

Vintage wrote:Shouldn't these songs be seen as morality tales then instead of banning them. I'd hate to see what would happen with the banning folks and fairy tales.
Well thnking about it they have started on fairy tales - sadly.

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Post by Vintage on Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:23 pm

Think I'd better put a light on - mucked that up.

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Post by Syl on Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:27 pm

Vintage wrote:
Vintage wrote:Shouldn't these songs be seen as morality tales then instead of banning them. I'd hate to see what would happen with the banning folks and fairy tales.
Well thnking about it they have started on fairy tales - sadly.

I dont agree with banning them either. Fairy tales and songs of old are part of our heritage. Times change but that's no reason to wipe out the history of childhood tales.

The ugly/different ones came good anyway, so like you say, they are tales of morality that kids can learn from.

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Post by nicko on Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:28 pm

Xmas Dinner in my house is just the Wife and I, the kids all have their own families now. But after Dinner it's chaos, 3 of my kids, 8 grandchildren,15 great grand children, all opening Presents. The Cat disappears god knows where, wish I could !
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Post by Vintage on Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:37 pm

Sounds great Nicko, our Christmas is very quiet these days, I remember our house bursting at the seams at Christmas when I was a girl, family, friends, and sometimes people we'd only just met. Wonderful chaos. Then all the nephews and nieces grew up and had families of their own, now they have grandchildren so they are experiencing the delights of family Christmas, although very nice I bet its not as magical as our old fashioned Christmas.

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Post by Raggamuffin on Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:38 pm

Syl wrote:I always thought the ugly duckling was a song about bullying too.
The message in both is if you are considered ugly or different others dont want to know you.

Luckily kids just see the happy endings and dont delve too deep into the message.

Yes, but what about the adults? Crying or Very sad

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Post by Raggamuffin on Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:40 pm

I keep meaning to get the tree out of the loft, but I can't get up there at the moment - keep having trouble with my joints.

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Post by Ben Reilly on Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:56 pm

Raggamuffin wrote:I keep meaning to get the tree out of the loft, but I can't get up there at the moment - keep having trouble with my joints.

Oh, cruel irony!

If you could but roll the joints, you could smoke them and get a little relief from the pain!

Wait what?

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Post by Raggamuffin on Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:03 am

>THE Ben Reilly< wrote:
Raggamuffin wrote:I keep meaning to get the tree out of the loft, but I can't get up there at the moment - keep having trouble with my joints.

Oh, cruel irony!

If you could but roll the joints, you could smoke them and get a little relief from the pain!

Wait what?

Huh? Have you been imbibing?

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Post by Guest on Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:42 am

Raggamuffin wrote:I keep meaning to get the tree out of the loft, but I can't get up there at the moment - keep having trouble with my joints.

maybe you're rolling them too tight

do the tree first then sort out your joints

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Post by Raggamuffin on Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:26 pm

gelico wrote:
Raggamuffin wrote:I keep meaning to get the tree out of the loft, but I can't get up there at the moment - keep having trouble with my joints.

maybe you're rolling them too tight

do the tree first then sort out your joints

Cool

It's OK - someone else is going to get the tree down. Laughing

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Post by nicko on Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:20 pm

My Joints keep falling apart, all over the Carpet !
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Post by eddie on Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:41 pm

nicko wrote:My Joints keep falling apart,   all over the Carpet !

You’re not licking the sticky bit properly. Razz

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Post by nicko on Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:56 pm

I'll have you know, I'm very good at licking, up, down and sideways !
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Post by Syl on Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:06 pm

Raggamuffin wrote:
Syl wrote:I always thought the ugly duckling was a song about bullying too.
The message in both is if you are considered ugly or different others dont want to know you.

Luckily kids just see the happy endings and dont delve too deep into the message.

Yes, but what about the adults? Crying or Very sad

These songs and tales are specifically meant for children, we adults have enough stuff without messing around with Hans Christian Andersons beloved stories or Santas little helpers.. Smile

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Post by Syl on Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:09 pm

Raggamuffin wrote:
gelico wrote:

maybe you're rolling them too tight

do the tree first then sort out your joints

Cool

It's OK - someone else is going to get the tree down. Laughing

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Post by Original Quill on Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:12 pm

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It's a workplace that promotes that sort of attitude.  Isn't a lump of coal just a way of shaming?

Do you mean the elves' workshop?

Technically, it would be the reindeer stables.

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Post by Original Quill on Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:29 pm

Vintage wrote:Shouldn't these songs be seen as morality tales then instead of banning them. I'd hate to see what would happen with the banning folks and fairy tales.

That's a good point. If a reindeer with a lighted nose has value, then a Muslim or a Mexican surely has value as well.

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Post by nicko on Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:31 pm

What's a Muslim have to do with it ?
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Post by Original Quill on Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:42 pm

nicko wrote:What's a Muslim have to do with it ?

RW'ers are not adept at seeing analogies.

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Post by Syl on Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:57 pm

Syl wrote:We should take a photo of our Christmas decorations when they are put up in a few weeks and post it .
We did this once before on a forum ...it's nice to see how other people decorate their houses.
OH has just done the tree outside....it gets bigger every year, it's his pride and joy.

Bollox....I cant get the pic to load. Rolling Eyes

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Post by Syl on Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:47 pm

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