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Elwood
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Animated .gif of lighted tree

This is a Christmas tree.
It is not a Hanukkah bush,
it is not an Allah plant,
it is not a Holiday hedge.
It is a Christmas tree.

Say it... CHRISTmas , CHRISTmas , CHRISTmas

Yes. CHRISTmas - celebrating the Birth of Jesus Christ!!!

Take a stand and pass this on !!

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Torquemada would be proud!

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Canuckistan
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quote:
Originally posted by Elwood:
Take a stand and pass this on !!

If we take a stand, won't the tree fall over?

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erinker74
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Can forwarding an obnoxious email really be considered "taking a stand"?

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Page Three
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Does it help that the song "O Christmas Tree" is called "O Tannenbaum" in the original German? In other words, not "O Christmas Tree" but "O Fir Tree"? What with the whole thing being a German invention, doesn't that make the song authoritative? [Big Grin]

To be fair though, we do call them "Weihnachtsbaum" more often than not, which does mean "Christmas Tree."
And that is far too much information for a premise as ridiculous as "other religions are usurping OUR HOLIDAY DECORATIONS".

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snopes
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Yes. CHRISTmas - celebrating the Birth of Jesus Christ!!!
Excuse me, but Christmas is the celebration of Santa Claus' birthday, which is why our so-called "Christmas" trees are traditionally types of trees found in northern climes.

How dare you try to take the Santa Claus out of Christmas!

- snopes

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Methuselah
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quote:
Originally posted by Elwood:
Animated .gif of lighted tree

This is a Christmas tree.
It is not a Hanukkah bush,
it is not an Allah plant,
it is not a Holiday hedge.
It is a Christmas tree.

Say it... CHRISTmas , CHRISTmas , CHRISTmas

Yes. CHRISTmas - celebrating the Birth of Jesus Christ!!!

Take a stand and pass this on !!

[Confused]
It's a Menorah
It is not a CHRIST-orah
It is not a Holiday-orah
It is a Menorah...yes, celebrating the longevity of Maccabeean lamp oil. Say it...MENorah.
[Confused]

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Griffin at the Maul
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So Methuselah, does that mean that women cannot enjoy it's glow during the Festival of Lights?

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Nonny Mouse, on Santa's laptop
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I guess it's easier to forward indignant emails about keeping our dead trees sacred than go serve Christmas dinner to the homeless, or some other act of kindness that would genuinely honor Jesus' teachings.

Nonny

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Jay Temple
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quote:
Originally posted by Page Three:
Does it help that the song "O Christmas Tree" is called "O Tannenbaum" in the original German? In other words, not "O Christmas Tree" but "O Fir Tree"?

That would explain why my wife keeps asking me if I'm buying her a fir this Christmas. Oh, wait, maybe I misunderstood.

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Pogue Ma-humbug
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quote:
Originally posted by Canuckistan:
quote:
Originally posted by Elwood:
Take a stand and pass this on !!

If we take a stand, won't the tree fall over?
Not if it's hung upside down.

Pogue

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Methuselah
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quote:
Originally posted by Griffin at the Maul:
So Methuselah, does that mean that women cannot enjoy it's glow during the Festival of Lights?

Perhaps I should have written it as ME-norah. [Razz]

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Canuckistan
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quote:
Originally posted by Pogue Ma-humbug:
quote:
Originally posted by Canuckistan:
quote:
Originally posted by Elwood:
Take a stand and pass this on !!

If we take a stand, won't the tree fall over?
Not if it's hung upside down.
[lol]

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Purple Iguana
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[Smile] Notwithstanding, of course, that there is no mention of conifers (that I know of) in the New Testament AND that Jesus' birthday was moved to December 25th to trick Pagans into going to church....

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Spamamander in a pear tree
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er...
This is an ATH-ame
Not a CHRIST-ame
Not a MENOR-ame
It's not a HOLIDAY-ame
It's an ATH-ame

... either way, it's a really sharp double edged dagger, and if I have to see any more of these emails...

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Jerry's Kids
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Perhaps I should have written it as ME-norah.
Well, you can call it a Chanukiah (sp?) which is actually more accurate--"menorah" is defined as a candelabra.
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Simply Madeline
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quote:
Originally posted by Methuselah:
quote:
Originally posted by Griffin at the Maul:
So Methuselah, does that mean that women cannot enjoy it's glow during the Festival of Lights?

Perhaps I should have written it as ME-norah. [Razz]
It's always about you, isn't it? [Wink]
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Sharpened Steel
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quote:
Originally posted by Nonny Mouse, on Santa's laptop:
I guess it's easier to forward indignant emails about keeping our dead trees sacred than go serve Christmas dinner to the homeless, or some other act of kindness...

Nonny

Of course. This is from the OTHER, less known teachings of Jesus that say always take the easy way out and then bitch and moan about it later when people try to take it away. At least, that's what I learned from all those silly christian* e-mails that get passed around...

*silly christian= fundamentalist, not the christians who actually focus on the important parts of the faith

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Shoebox
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If we take a stand, won't the tree fall over?

Not if it's hung upside down.

[gasp]! An inverted CHRISTmas tree?

Oh, you guys are so going to Hell.

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LeaflessMapleTree
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Who the hell has ever heard anyone call a Christmas tree an "Allah Plant"?

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I wonder if Thomas Newton, Conservative Poet (TM) would think this poem is great too.

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Em
Happy Holly Days


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I got bored and had a left-over tree after changing my avatar, so... seasonal non-denominational and hopefully inoffensive trees for everyone (or for a few who looked easy to add trees to, anyway).

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Did I mention that I need to get out more?

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Pseudo_Croat
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[lol]

I like the Christmas tree on the Moon, Em. The Hello Kitty one isn't that bad, either.

OTOH, I doubt my avvy would look too good with a Christmas tree next to it. Strung with lights, yes; next to a tree, no.

ETA: I think Canuckistan's Chicken Little avvy needs a few presents under his tree to dance about. Just a thought.

- Pseudo "merry Croats-mas" Croat

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Methuselah
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quote:
Originally posted by Jerry's Kids:
quote:
Perhaps I should have written it as ME-norah.
Well, you can call it a Chanukiah (sp?) which is actually more accurate--"menorah" is defined as a candelabra.
Considering that I don't live in the State of Isreal, nor am I a Sephardic Jew...I'll continue to refer to it as a Menorah, as does the majority of North American and European (non-Iberian) Jews.

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Canuckistan
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quote:
Originally posted by Pseudo_Croat:
I think Canuckistan's Chicken Little avvy needs a few presents under his tree to dance about.

This is also true of the Non-Demoninational Plant of Light that's sitting on my desk.

So, what are you waiting for, people? Get to it!

Em, you're brilliant! [lol]

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Canuckistan
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quote:
Originally posted by Christmas LightDan:
I wonder if Thomas Newton, Conservative Poet (TM) would think this poem is great too.

Hmmm, let's see.

No meter, no rhyme, dreadful subject matter ... should be right up his alley! [fish]

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It's a Yule Log. With the branches still on. And lights and ornaments. Yeah ... that's it... Yule Log.

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It began circulating a year ago, as near as I can tell, in response to all the stuff about stores telling clerks ot say "HAppy Holidays" instead of Merry Christmas.

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quote:
Originally posted by Elwood:

Say it... CHRISTmas , CHRISTmas , CHRISTmas

I have never in my life pronounced this word with a long i in the first syllable. Why should I start now? And do I always have to say it 3 times?

Toad"Bah humbug, anyway"Magnet

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Em, those avatars are great! (One of these days I'm going to get a frog-themed tree.) I especially like Indy's avatar - looks like the bear is pushing his tree home.

I say we forget about all these nasty emails and have a grope-hug under the mistletoe!

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[Razz] I want in on that grope-hug. I haven't been groped in YEARS!

Sorry Frogpond, I couldn't resist...it brought a smile to my face on a rather depressing day.

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quote:

Say it... CHRISTmas , CHRISTmas , CHRISTmas


Better Off Dead is one of my favorite movies. [Big Grin]

Do you have CHRISTmas in Frayance?

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frogpond
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quote:
Originally posted by tweetilynn:
[Razz] I want in on that grope-hug. I haven't been groped in YEARS!

Sorry Frogpond, I couldn't resist...it brought a smile to my face on a rather depressing day.

Sure! A group/grope hug is no fun unless there is a group to grope!

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Elwood
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Better Off Dead is one of my favorite movies.
I want my two dollars!

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I love Ikea's new commercial here, they're selling christmas trees for only 20 dollars, and if you don't celebrate christmas, Ikea's now selling 7 ft tall pine scented room decorations for only 20 dollars...
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