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Sir Isaac Newton, [ profile] draich_goch, Humphrey Bogart, [ profile] blacktone, Quentin Crisp, Ismail Merchant, Rick Berman, Shane Macgowan, Sol Invictus and Helios.

Those being people picked from the list of birthdays I either like or that have had some impact on the world. Remember, if anyone tries to "remind" you that "the true meaning of Christmas" has something to do with the birth of some kid just over 2000 years ago, remind them that, well, it's got nothing to do with that and true Christians wouldn't celebrate a pagan festival anyway. So eat, drink and be merry, because that's what it's all supposed to be about.

I'm about to turn in, having wrapped all our gifts and decorated the tree, busy day tomorrow—the joys of a 4-year-old. Still, there's more chocolate than she can possibly eat, and we're off to the pub for lunch. G'night all, and Happy Christmas.

Date: 2007-12-25 02:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Annie Lennox?

I'd have thought that the true meaning of Christmas would vary depending on the person and their values and character, I guess.

Date: 2007-12-25 06:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
That's what it's supposed to be about.

Nah. The winter holidays aren't supposed to be about anything. I strongly feel that there are so many ways to celebrate this time of year that if some one wants to pretend it has something to do with Jesus, well, knock yourself out and enjoy. I only mind when they tell me that's what I'm supposed to think, too. We celebrate Christmas in our home as a secular holiday. There's no creche anywhere and no one mentions Bethlehem, but there's a tree with lights all over it and Santa has been by. I wouldn't want some one telling me I'm supposed to call it 'Yule' or that I can't do these things because I do Hanukah, too (where I do have religious feelings) or any other holiday.

To paraphrase Yoda, "There is no supposed. Do, or do not."


Date: 2007-12-25 07:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
season's greetings to you too, Mr Mat :)

Date: 2007-12-25 01:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Amen! I mean... Here..Here!

Hope y'all got lots of pictures and video of Shrubbie this morning!

Date: 2007-12-26 02:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Ignoring the rest - which I understand to simply be your typical pique with aspects of this season - to say that Annie Lenox and Jimmy Buffett also share this day as their birthday.


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