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Re: Festive sightings

Post by Dreamweaver » 22 Sep 2017, 17:50

My guess it's all to do with marketing, rather than any 'political correctness' mistakes. They can now attract many buyers who don't specifically celebrate Christmas.
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Re: Festive sightings

Post by Perrorist » 22 Sep 2017, 18:13

BigW online is advertising Christmas trees.

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Re: Festive sightings

Post by Perrorist » 22 Sep 2017, 18:14

I suspect this is another example of Murdoch appealing to xenophobes.

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Re: Festive sightings

Post by godfather » 22 Sep 2017, 23:05

DW, why would those who don't celebrate Christmas want to buy a Christmas tree?
I believe it is totally political correctness gone too far!
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Re: Festive sightings

Post by Dreamweaver » 23 Sep 2017, 17:19

godfather wrote:
22 Sep 2017, 23:05
DW, why would those who don't celebrate Christmas want to buy a Christmas tree?
Same reasons atheists do, especially if born or raised here. . Fun for/with kids. Good excuse to eat, drink and be merry. A way to keep in touch with others who might otherwise slip through the cracks. A way to show intentions of peace and goodwill without conceding any religious doctrines. More?

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Re: Festive sightings

Post by Dreamweaver » 23 Sep 2017, 18:29

The name 'Christmas' didn't always apply.
In ancient Greece, the God Attis, the son/consort of the Mother Goddess Cybele, was believed to have died and been resurrected.** His birthday was celebrated on December 25th, and decorated evergreen trees were carried in processions in his honor.

The evergreen tree has also been long associated with gift giving- citizens of ancient Rome celebrated the Saturnalia, a week long December festival honoring the God Saturnus, by exchanging gifts attached to evergreen branches.

http://symboldictionary.net/?p=2733

The future Father Christmas was also Father Time, Cronus. Grandfather Frost, clothed in blue and silver, came later to Russia, but still served the same purpose.

It doesn't worry me if some want to follow old traditions, or make new ones. Friends of mine have a Gift Tree. :happy-sunshine:

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