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Offline Penthesilea

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Re: What irks me about the holidays
« Reply #110 on: December 20, 2010, 02:50:38 pm »
Oh I just love a Christmas Carol.  It is one of my favorite works of literature.  It also scares me to death -- all season I'm on edge because I watch every Christmas Carol show/movie/production shown on TV and I've collected just about all of them on DVD.  I'm even working on a screenplay of A Christmas Carol with a twist.  Who knows, perhaps soon you'll see a production of my version of this classic.


With a twist
or
With a Twist?
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Re: What irks me about the holidays
« Reply #111 on: December 20, 2010, 02:55:17 pm »

With a twist
or
With a Twist?
 ;)


Ebenezer Del Mar?

Oy!  :o
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Re: What irks me about the holidays
« Reply #112 on: December 20, 2010, 03:13:09 pm »
Ebenezer Del Mar?

Oy!  :o


Oh! Now someone has to write a !A Christmas Carol"inspired BBM fan fic

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Re: What irks me about the holidays
« Reply #113 on: December 20, 2010, 03:22:59 pm »

Oh! Now someone has to write a !A Christmas Carol"inspired BBM fan fic

That could be entertaining. I do remember a BBM Christmas fic called Silver Bells that quite nice.
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Re: What irks me about the holidays
« Reply #114 on: December 20, 2010, 03:26:15 pm »
Oh! Now someone has to write a !A Christmas Carol"inspired BBM fan fic
Indeed, and instead of the main character mumbling "Bah humbug!" over and over, he (or she) can just say "sh*t" every other line, like in the movie. :laugh:
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Re: What irks me about the holidays
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Re: What irks me about the holidays
« Reply #116 on: December 20, 2010, 03:35:16 pm »
Indeed, and instead of the main character mumbling "Bah humbug!" over and over, he (or she) can just say "sh*t" every other line, like in the movie. :laugh:

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Re: What irks me about the holidays
« Reply #117 on: December 20, 2010, 03:36:51 pm »

Oh! Now someone has to write a !A Christmas Carol"inspired BBM fan fic

I'd be surpized if it hadn't been done already.
I think in the very faaaar back of my mind I might have read about such a story, ages ago.



To bring this thread back on topic, well kind of:
I don't think there's anything about Christmas that irks me. I truly love it.
Okay, there's one thing, but it really hasn't anything to do with the holiday itself: it irks me when I see chocolate Nikolšuse (Santas) and Lebkuchen (sort of gingerbread) in the shops in - August! :o
Yes, I've seen them in the last week of August. That's insane.

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Re: What irks me about the holidays
« Reply #118 on: December 20, 2010, 03:41:50 pm »
That could be entertaining. I do remember a BBM Christmas fic called Silver Bells that quite nice.


There's also one about the Twelve Days Of Christmas.


Trying to get the curve back to topic once more ( ::) at me ;)): I'll look for it, and you can look for the Silver Bells link (I'm sure Monika is interested) and we open a new thread in the FF section. Sounds good?


Edit:
Here's the new thread about Christmas themed fanfiction: http://bettermost.net/forum/index.php/topic,48384.0.html

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Re: What irks me about the holidays
« Reply #119 on: December 20, 2010, 03:52:41 pm »
They can party all they want. But if they're going to call it Christmas, they can at least give Jesus his props.

I certainly don't call it Christmas.  But as was pointed out earlier, you try to call it something else - because as you said it's all about the paganism and not Jesus - people get called out on the floor by conservatives who've appropriated all the pagan-ness and want others to call it that, whether we want to or not.