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(Snopes)   In keeping with the spirit of Christmas, here's a list of Christmas urban myths   ( divider line
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2001-12-25 10:29:58 AM  
Guarrenteed to piss of Fundamentalists!
2001-12-25 10:30:41 AM  
2001-12-25 11:07:57 AM  
Another Urban Legend: "It is better to give than to receive". Anyone who believes that has a blind eye to the majority of todays society, especially its youth. Thats why youth items cost so much. All kids ask for are big ticket items and piss and moan when they don't get then. Most today believe in the saying "Whoever has the most toys, wins". I rest my case.
2001-12-25 11:41:34 AM  
"It is better to give than to recieve" is anti capitalist.
2001-12-25 11:43:20 AM  
Which strengthens my belief that Santa is a Communist (come on, don't act like you never noticed: wears mostly all red clothing, has elves (the prolateriate) slaving year round, none of which have private property, need I go on?)
2001-12-25 11:44:19 AM  
Note that not one of those superstitions has a Christian origin...go figure....

That immaculate conception thing was farking nuts....
2001-12-25 11:47:01 AM  
Is this where I say that Christianity has no "original" holidays, and merely absorbs the 'heathen' pagans'? :D

All hail the Great Satan.
2001-12-25 11:49:38 AM  
FifthColumn: Got the ancient Romans to thank for that one. Now you know why I don't observe Christmas. And I steer clear of the malls during that time!
2001-12-25 11:50:45 AM  
The story about the two brothers-in-law exchanging the same pair of pants each year is the best of that bunch... very amusing. :)
2001-12-25 11:56:06 AM  
I hate the ancient Romans!

There are too many holidays now. Remember when Christmas was suppose to be a day celebrating a birth of a religion's savior (even though he wasn't born on the day on which they celebrate the holiday), and not about draining every last cent in your wallet? Nah, didn't think so.
2001-12-25 11:56:57 AM  
Check out the fruitcake recipe, keep checking the whiskey!
\_/ cheers!!
2001-12-25 12:13:11 PM  
Ancient Romans blow!

Well, think about it. December 25 was supposed to be the birthday of some pagan god. I'm sure I wouldn't like it if someone decided to say a rival's birthday was my birthday and didn't even bother with me. Pagan festivals were incorporated into Christianity and given a Christian label. You look at the origin of just about every Christmas custom and you'll find it's not of Christian origin, so it beats me how it gets to be called a Christian holiday.
2001-12-25 12:16:36 PM  
Got the ancient Romans to thank for that one.

We have the Romans to thank for a lot of things. Go Romans!
2001-12-25 12:28:45 PM  
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what have the romans ever done for us?
2001-12-25 12:33:11 PM  
2001-12-25 2:31:25 PM  
I didn't see the "Santa Claus exists" Urban Legend there.
2001-12-25 2:42:58 PM  
Rudolph was created in 1939 as a marketing gimmick? I feel like such a corporate whore.

God bless snopes. That and Straightdope are two of the best info packed sites on the net.
No capitalist style crap their either, like tons of pop-ups to pay for lots of totally un-necessary employees.
2001-12-25 4:42:39 PM  
"It is better to give than to recieve" is mispelled.

It's "receive".

He he

2001-12-25 4:49:23 PM  
I git stuck with doing the Xmas afternoon shift at the radio station ( NO-ONE IS LISTENING! I said enough bah-humbug stuff to make any self respecting Santa workshipper scream, but I didn't get a single call!

I also read the "pantyhose" story on the air: I couldn't keep from laughing as I was reading it!

This season too shall pass!

2001-12-25 7:16:42 PM  
"A blow-up doll clad in pantyhose caused hilarity."

Yea, I bet it would.
2001-12-25 7:25:03 PM  
cool link!
2001-12-25 8:09:30 PM  
Bah Humbug...
2001-12-25 8:25:28 PM  
Hey Davide, " got" is spelled got not git, ok buddy?
2001-12-25 8:43:57 PM  
Why do non-Christians get Christmas as a day off, but we don't get any other religious holidays off? I think as a Christian, we are getting ripped off. GIVE US OUR HOLIDAY BACK!
2001-12-25 10:13:50 PM  
Actually, I wish that we could party like the Romans did "back in the day". i'm rusty on the history...but i think that it was saturnia or something like that, and everyone debauched, and whored around, and partied like no tomorrow for a couple or more days. but then, the pope put a stop to all the good stuff, and made people behave and not screw around, sing carrolls. so yeah, to hell with the romans.
2001-12-25 11:17:59 PM  
2001-12-25 11:22:45 PM  
2001-12-25 11:53:34 PM  
That site was
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2001-12-26 12:22:33 AM  
It should be illegal for a webpage to force you to listen to crappy background music. If you want to do that, either have it as a fully featured plug-in where I can quickly turn it down or off, or let me CHOOSE to hear the music by clicking a link, not force me to hear it.
2001-12-26 12:28:46 AM  
Try pressing the "no music" button :)
2001-12-26 2:47:04 AM  
12-25-01 10:13:50 PM DGAR

Some of the old popes weren't so staunchy. I remember reading about one pope participating in a public orgy that included some of his relatives (cousin?). Don't remember the details but I don't think they do this much anymore.
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