POLL: Christmas Trees

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How Does Your Family Get One?

Poll ended at Sat Dec 25, 2010 3:02 am

Cut Your Own From a Farm
4
8%
From a Pre-Cut Lot
9
18%
From a Box in the Attic
30
60%
Bah Humbug! I Don't Observe Xmas
5
10%
Dig a Tree and Replant it After the Season
2
4%
 
Total votes : 50

Re: POLL: Christmas Trees

Postby DudeMan2766 on Thu Nov 29, 2012 7:05 pm

BigMcK wrote:At work, we have an artificial 6' 'Holiday Tree' (happy phone call from HR regarding the use of the "C" word forced the change), .



:face: Unbelievable.

Well no, actually completely believable
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Re: POLL: Christmas Trees

Postby Rylan on Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:45 am

I have yet to meet someone that didn't/doesn't celebrate Christmas state that the word Christmas Tree bothered them at all. In fact, I have yet to meet anyone that gets angry at the use of Merry Christmas. It blows my mind that people are so thin skinned/eager to make a quick buck because they feel "infringed" upon. If there is no malice behind the use of words (examples: Merry Christmas to a Jewish person or Happy Hanukkah to a Christian or what have you) then there should not be any issues. I don't snap and cry foul when someone tells me "God Bless" or equivalent. Annoying really.
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Re: POLL: Christmas Trees

Postby mac5155 on Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:47 am

my fiancee bought some sticks that hang on the tree to make it smell real. my allergies are suffering very badly.
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Re: POLL: Christmas Trees

Postby mac5155 on Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:49 am

Rylan wrote:I have yet to meet someone that didn't/doesn't celebrate Christmas state that the word Christmas Tree bothered them at all. In fact, I have yet to meet anyone that gets angry at the use of Merry Christmas. It blows my mind that people are so thin skinned/eager to make a quick buck because they feel "infringed" upon. If there is no malice behind the use of words (examples: Merry Christmas to a Jewish person or Happy Hanukkah to a Christian or what have you) then there should not be any issues. I don't snap and cry foul when someone tells me "God Bless" or equivalent. Annoying really.


I see where they are coming from but it's grasping at straws really; its just easier for a company to force their employees to call it a holiday tree than to deal with backlash from those against calling it a christmas tree.
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Re: POLL: Christmas Trees

Postby Rylan on Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:52 am

I understand that. Just annoying that people will literally complain about every little thing that they don't agree with. Very little tolerance for different beliefs/customs anymore.
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Re: POLL: Christmas Trees

Postby canaan on Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:59 am

this country allowed its citizens to think their opinion, and their opinion of themselves for that matter, is more important than it actually is. self-centered dingleberries.
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Re: POLL: Christmas Trees

Postby shafnutz05 on Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:02 am

canaan wrote:this country allowed its citizens to think their opinion, and their opinion of themselves for that matter, is more important than it actually is. self-centered dingleberries.


FASCIST
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Re: POLL: Christmas Trees

Postby Eismann on Sat Dec 01, 2012 12:51 am

blackjack68 wrote:We take the kids to a tree farm, take a hayride out into the field and cut a nice, fresh 8-foot Douglas or Frazer Fir.

How about you?


That's what we did as a kid, and I loved it. Now that I'm the dad, we're all artificial. There's good reasons for it, but I do miss the old ways.
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