Is Christmas too commercialised these days?

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Sprinter

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I ask this because I just heard that Watford will have thier Christmas lights switched on TONIGHT!!!! Good grief its only the 3rd of NOVEMBER!! Crazy!!

Also in most big stores I go in, what do I see? Christmas decorations and advent calendars plus the TV is full of adverts for toys/gadgets around kids TV shows.

I am just waiting for the Christmas tree to appear in Trafalgar Square now! I know thier are only 54 days to go, but this going a bit far!

Christmas is mean't to celebrate the birth of Jesus to those who follow Christianity not for the High Street to make ££££!
 
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I'm told that at Sainsburys, the official date for bringing out the Christmas stuff is the week after the schools go back in September.
 

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I normally put mine up the 3rd weekend in November, because the ones in town always go on the Thursday night before, but Sains 'we will put apostrophes where we damn well want' burys had a christmas tree singing Jingle bells in store today, which is totally OTT, they don't even sell singing christmas trees!
 

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Sprinter said:
I ask this because I just heard that Watford will have thier Christmas lights switched on TONIGHT!!!! Good grief its only the 3rd of NOVEMBER!! Crazy!!

It's a good job your not in Lambeth then. They are not having Christmas Lights this year. So they don't offend Non-Christians, they are now calling them Winter Lights :shock: :shock:
 

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It's a good job your not in Lambeth then. They are not having Christmas Lights this year. So they don't offend Non-Christians, they are now calling them Winter Lights :shock: :shock:

A while back a Birmingham MP proposed we rename the whole of Christmas to 'Winterfest' for the very same reason. :roll: So by the same logic, Diwali should be renamed 'Lightfest' so as not to offend people who aren't Hindu or Sikh, and Eid should be known as something like 'Break of Fast-Fest' so as not to offend non-Muslims?
 

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not being racist, but why should we change the name?

If i went to china, and asked them to stop celebrating chinease new year, the would tell me to go forth and multiply.
 

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But then why should we call it Christmas? We've had a festival at this time of year for the winter solstice for thousands of years and then, relatively recently in historical terms, Christians took over and renamed it 'Christmas'.

So, they can't complain can they? :P
 

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Simming said:
not being racist, but why should we change the name?

If i went to china, and asked them to stop celebrating chinease new year, the would tell me to go forth and multiply.
Shame you weren't around in the 4th century then! ;)
 

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Loved Christmas when i was little now i have four kids it costs a fortune.
Wife works in Asda and they have Christmas stock arriving in september which i feel is early but then some people do like to start early and some buy the Christmas stuff cheap after Christmas ready for next year.
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