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Christmas   -46 (73%)
Hanukkah   -10 (15.9%)
Kwanzaa   -2 (3.2%)
none of the above   -5 (7.9%)
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« Reply #25 on: December 18, 2005, 09:07:47 pm »
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Kwanzaa is just some politically correct BS pulled out of some obscure african tradition by some stupid bureacrats.

I have to agree.

What pisses me off is when people elevate it to the level of Christmas.  It is not a religious holiday, and most blacks are Christian and already celebrate Christmas anyway.  Kwanzaa is more like a long St. Patrick's Day, or something like that.  Just because it's right after Christmas doesn't elevate it to the level of Christmas or even Hannukah.
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« Reply #26 on: December 18, 2005, 09:26:54 pm »
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Kwanzaa is just some politically correct BS pulled out of some obscure african tradition by some stupid bureacrats.

If memory serves me right, I believe it was a "holiday" made up by a professor at Temple University (One of the colleges I applied to) right here in Philly. Something about celebrating the African harvest, I believe.
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« Reply #27 on: December 18, 2005, 09:37:29 pm »
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Kwanzaa is just some politically correct BS pulled out of some obscure african tradition by some stupid bureacrats.

If memory serves me right, I believe it was a "holiday" made up by a professor at Temple University (One of the colleges I applied to) right here in Philly. Something about celebrating the African harvest, I believe.

I thought it was created by somebody at Berekley in 1968?
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« Reply #28 on: December 18, 2005, 09:40:03 pm »
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Kwanzaa is just some politically correct BS pulled out of some obscure african tradition by some stupid bureacrats.

I have to agree.

What pisses me off is when people elevate it to the level of Christmas.  It is not a religious holiday, and most blacks are Christian and already celebrate Christmas anyway.  Kwanzaa is more like a long St. Patrick's Day, or something like that.  Just because it's right after Christmas doesn't elevate it to the level of Christmas or even Hannukah.

Hannukah is a relatively minor holiday, it just gets so much attention for being so close to Christmas. It's nothing on the level of Christmas. Of course the fact that most blacks are Christian and thus celebrate Christmas too makes giving it that level of attention pointless.

And Christmas and and my birthday.
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« Reply #29 on: December 18, 2005, 09:45:34 pm »
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Christmas, but not in any religious fashion.
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« Reply #30 on: December 18, 2005, 10:25:39 pm »
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Hannukah and Christmas Smiley
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« Reply #31 on: December 18, 2005, 10:45:21 pm »
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Christmas and Yule.

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« Reply #32 on: December 18, 2005, 11:01:48 pm »
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36 people have voted.  Of them, 34 voted Christmas.  3 have voted none of the above.

Do the math.
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« Reply #33 on: December 19, 2005, 12:37:28 am »
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Christmas only..
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« Reply #34 on: December 19, 2005, 12:52:21 am »
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Kwanzaa is just some politically correct BS pulled out of some obscure african tradition by some stupid bureacrats.

I second that motion.

I celebrate Christmas. I suppose that makes me a hypocrite since I bash American Christianity the other 364 days of the year, but there are some presents I'm too cheap to buy.

I wish I could say I celebrated Hannukah, but its more of a private and family holiday, its not like Passover where I get invited by my Jewish friends.

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« Reply #35 on: December 19, 2005, 11:09:46 am »
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christmas and new year.

so, between dec. 24-jan.1 ill double up on the captain morgan!
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« Reply #36 on: December 19, 2005, 11:34:16 am »
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christmas and new year.

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« Reply #37 on: December 19, 2005, 12:10:27 pm »
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Just Christmas, and this thead has made me realise that I don't know any Jewish people Shocked
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« Reply #38 on: December 19, 2005, 12:16:46 pm »
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None of the above. "Observe" Christmas is more like it. The December holiday that I *celebrate* is New Year's Eve.
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