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    Christmas in the Southern Hemisphere

    I'm surprised at the lack of Christmas hype here in SA..The only clue to it being christmas is the pick and pay till ladies wearing Xmas hats.. I'm loving it because I can't stand all the commercial rubbish that goes along with it in Europe, I guess that just goes along with it being winter there and them having nothing else to do then..

    So how do the fellow upside-downers spend the day? Braai or Beach? Somehow the thought of not being indoors watching it p*** down with rain doesn't seem right..
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    Years gone by a game of driveway or backyard cricket with relatives followed by competitive board games at night. That is, after all the Christmas lunch and gift giving is out of the way


    Now it's much quieter here at the household..everyones grown up and moved out!
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    Quote Originally Posted by NZTailender
    Years gone by a game of driveway or backyard cricket with relatives followed by competitive board games at night. That is, after all the Christmas lunch and gift giving is out of the way


    Now it's much quieter here at the household..everyones grown up and moved out!
    Greg have you noticed how theres like **** all decorations and that around town, its a bit strange considering council generally go way over the top with it...


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    Depends who I'm with, usually. Standard fare for Australian Christmas is definately barbeque, beer and backyard cricket, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by broncoman
    Greg have you noticed how theres like **** all decorations and that around town, its a bit strange considering council generally go way over the top with it...


    I know. They used to have those banners on the poles along the main street with tinsel and stuff, right? Apart from that Santa outside the Reject Shop...


    Even Myer hasn't got much setup in their store, and it's usually really well done in there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by broncoman
    Greg have you noticed how theres like **** all decorations and that around town, its a bit strange considering council generally go way over the top with it...
    Christmas stuff is religious.. Now we wouldn't want to offend other religions by displaying religious material, would we?

    I think we should just rename Christmas to something less offensive..

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    Christmas is huge. I love it. Everyone gets into the festive mood. The fact companies are out there to make a killing is a bit disappointing, but otherwise it's great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shounak
    Christmas stuff is religious.. Now we wouldn't want to offend other religions by displaying religious material, would we?

    I think we should just rename Christmas to something less offensive..
    its the way you look to christmas, to me christmas is a day to get around with family and just be with each other. nothing to do with relegion for me, same with most people I reckon(nowadays)
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    Nah, I was joking.. Everyone's trying to be very politcally correct and phase out Christmas because of it's religious element..

    I'm from a strong Hindu family and we celebrate Christmas in a big way.. Everyone in the family comes from all over the country, we have a huge Christmas lunch (Turkey, Ham, Christmas Pudding, Alcohol), play heaps of cricket, have a huge Christmas tree and exchange gifts..

    Christmas plays a huge part in our family, yet none of us are really concerned about the religious aspect..

    It's just a joyous occasion..

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwek
    its the way you look to christmas, to me christmas is a day to get around with family and just be with each other. nothing to do with relegion for me, same with most people I reckon(nowadays)

    Yeah that's what it's like for our family.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shounak
    Nah, I was joking.. Everyone's trying to be very politcally correct and phase out Christmas because of it's religious element..

    I'm from a strong Hindu family and we celebrate Christmas in a big way.. Everyone in the family comes from all over the country, we have a huge Christmas lunch (Turkey, Ham, Christmas Pudding, Alcohol), play heaps of cricket, have a huge Christmas tree and exchange gifts..

    Christmas plays a huge part in our family, yet none of us are really concerned about the religious aspect..

    It's just a joyous occasion..
    same here roughly (although no cricket :P)

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    How good are Christmas trees? I love the smell. They add another dimension to Christmas.

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    Christmas is all about one thing, getting free stuff.

    But yeah, normally my Christmas and Boxing Days are spent in the pool with all my cousins, and we only come out to have lunch or unwrap presents, or watch the cricket (if it's on Boxing Day).
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    damn its cold here, forst everywhere, nearly snow....brrr, although personally i wouldnt have xmas any other way, having it in the sun would seem a bit alien to me.

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