Christmas? Xmas? Holiday? Or what?

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Christmas? Xmas? Holiday? Or what?

Postby pasta_piratist » Wed Dec 19, 2007 6:05 pm

So what does the FSM call Christmas? Seeings how CHRISTmas is a Christian holiday. I usually write Xmas, cuz I'm not about to miss out on gift getting, and giving of course!

Xmas is a wonderful family time of year for me and mine, even without the nativity scenes and going to the church at midnight. Although I think I may just try that out this year, as people seem to get plenty pissed (drunken, not angry sense).. probably because the sermon is boring otherwise. So I will booze it up on mulled wine with the family on Xmas eve, then join my religious relatives in their tradition at the local church here in England.

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Postby GarlicRice » Wed Dec 19, 2007 8:12 pm

I guess there are a lot options:

Spaghettimas
Pastamas
Mithrasmas
Winter Solstice (Summer Solstice for those fond of kangaroos)
Turkey Harvest Festival
New Year's Rehearsal

What name would you like to give it?
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Postby Robbobrob » Wed Dec 19, 2007 8:53 pm

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Postby lordpunkmonk » Wed Dec 19, 2007 10:10 pm

Holiday is what it is called
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Postby GarlicRice » Wed Dec 19, 2007 11:21 pm

lordpunkmonk wrote:Holiday is what it is called


Holiday is quite boring though. I suggest that we petition the spaghetti monster to get the name changed to something more enlightening. Pastamas seems to me an improvement - a celebration of the birth of pasta - but I'm sure the collective wit of the Pastafarian community can come up with something better.

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Postby St John the Blasphemist » Thu Dec 20, 2007 9:56 am

In one of the E-cards on the main page it's called Chrifsmas.
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Postby ChasIam » Fri Dec 21, 2007 12:47 pm

Getmas!
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Postby Clifford » Fri Dec 21, 2007 5:25 pm

It's called Happy Holidays.
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Postby Robbobrob » Fri Dec 21, 2007 11:36 pm

I know for me, I have a Christmas Tree, a Menorah, and New England Patriots decorations hanging this time of year (well, ok, the Pats stuff is up all year long).

Does anyone know Bobby's birthday? If he won't tell us (and I hope he don't) we could move that to Dec 25th.

Happy Bobbymas everyone.
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Postby Cardinal Fang » Fri Dec 28, 2007 12:22 am

A related question - a friend asked me this in the pub and I couldn't answer:

What place does Santa have in regards to our festival of Holiday?

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Postby Moral Minority » Fri Dec 28, 2007 12:54 am

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Postby pieces o'nine » Fri Dec 28, 2007 10:54 am

...says the acolyte of Oscar Wilde...
I will honor Monkey in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.
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Postby jekka » Mon Dec 31, 2007 4:52 am

i just don't like the "Xmas", i really can't find the reason people do it, is our culture just obssessed with X's? (wow, that's fun to pluralize) because i mean really does ecks-mas sound at al like christ-mas. that's just my two-cents
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Postby ChowMein » Mon Dec 31, 2007 5:05 am

Pastamus ?

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Postby pieces o'nine » Mon Dec 31, 2007 5:47 am

jekka wrote:i just don't like the "Xmas", i really can't find the reason people do it, is our culture just obssessed with X's? (wow, that's fun to pluralize) because i mean really does ecks-mas sound at al like christ-mas. that's just my two-cents


"Xmas" really pushes the buttons of (usually) ignorant Christianists. It is not, however, necessarily an insult. Many of the oldest Christian writings are in Greek, where Chi Rho (looks like PX in English) are the first two letters of Christ in Greek (not a middle name, it means anointed). Stacking them made a pleasing symbol, eventually abbreviated to "X". That spelling is convenient in contemporary English for implying secular rather than religious elements of the holiday, but it still is not the work of the debbil. Hope that helps, jekka.
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