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(MyFox Atlanta)   Once again, travelers wonder whose idea it was to have Christmas during the worst weather of the year   (myfoxatlanta.com) divider line 4
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2012-12-25 11:28:43 AM
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Gig103: Blame the Romans for stealing the winter solstice celebrations from the pagans.


Bingo!

The entire point of a dead-of-winter party is to make everyone feel better in the darkest, coldest part of the year. One should celebrate with the people around one's self, not make a pilgrimage.

Besides, what I find amazing is how people consider travel like this difficult. You get on a plane and can be anywhere in the world in a day, with the vast majority of travellers reaching their destinations in less than six hours, without a whole lot of regard for the weather. Only the worst weather causes problems, and even then, many airports have found ways to deal with that.
2012-12-25 08:45:03 AM
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The whole thing about Yule-Tide was the weather was so miserable you couldn't travel. You couldn't go off doing the Viking thing with the boys- which meant not only was the rape/pillage/burn/rape stuff right out, but so were your chances of getting some dinner that was not based on salt mutton, salt pork or salt fish- or worse yet, lutefisk.
So there you were, stuck at home. With the longboat pulled up ashore needing repairs and currently covered with several feet of snow.
So in order to keep from going crazy or, worse yet, insulting Bjorn Skullbreaker's fat-arsed sister and starting a blood feud which would last at least six generations, you had to party. Sure, you might still insult someone's sister, but hey, you were drunk!
So you feasted. And drank those barrels of calvados and wine you looted from that nice monastery in northern France. And feasted some more. And sang songs and made up stories of how many Frankish warriors you fought single-handed. And drank some more, and eventually ended up under the table.
With Bjorn Skullbreaker's fat-arsed sister.
2012-12-25 05:18:57 AM
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Christmas was invented in 1983 by the Cinnabon/Starbucks Airport Kiosk Illuminati Complex to maximize profits at the end of the calendar year.
2012-12-24 11:16:08 PM
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Blame it on the Romans.
 
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