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Countdown to Christmas

Wojtek
12-06-2002, 04:49 PM
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19 days

Balaenopteramusculus
12-06-2002, 05:20 PM
Should I start thinking about presents for my family?

Wojtek
12-06-2002, 05:50 PM
Originally posted by Balaenopteramusculus
Should I start thinking about presents for my family?

Yes :D

Balaenopteramusculus
12-06-2002, 06:14 PM
No.20 days it's almost 3 weeks.I've got a lot of time.

harry_potter
12-07-2002, 03:32 AM
and presents for me too of course :D :p

Jorge
12-07-2002, 04:36 AM
well, here in Mexico the ppl is catholic and like in most latinamerican countries and spain, portugal, etc. "Santa Claus" is not the "men in charge" to provide the presents to the kids. That job is made by the "Santos Reyes" the kings that visited christ some days after his birth, at January 6th (according with the tradition)
so here the christmas is celebrated with a dinner, a mass in any church at midnight and a "posada", a party til the dawn!
as we say in spanish ¡Feliz Navidad!

dots
12-07-2002, 05:00 AM
Originally posted by Jorge
well, here in Mexico the ppl is catholic and like in most latinamerican countries and spain, portugal, etc. "Santa Claus" is not the "men in charge" to provide the presents to the kids. That job is made by the "Santos Reyes" the kings that visited christ some days after his birth, at January 6th (according with the tradition)
so here the christmas is celebrated with a dinner, a mass in any church at midnight and a "posada", a party til the dawn!
as we say in spanish ¡Feliz Navidad!


Really????? Santa has to fit somewhere in there, I'm sure. The Santos Reyes is a tradition that is less popular every year.

Jorge
12-07-2002, 05:14 AM
well dots, Santa is popular in the border and among the high class, but in the rest of my country and in some countries more as Spain, the tradition still, is to wait til january the 6th to receive the gifts provided by the "kings".
I think that maybe the media and propaganda could change a bit this, but as you know we have traditions that have thousands years and they are still running.
So... will be many "happy Santos Reyes day" in the future;) :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Wojtek
12-07-2002, 07:53 AM
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18 days

Laury
12-07-2002, 10:06 PM
Originally posted by Jorge
well dots, Santa is popular in the border and among the high class, but in the rest of my country and in some countries more as Spain, the tradition still, is to wait til january the 6th to receive the gifts provided by the "kings".
I think that maybe the media and propaganda could change a bit this, but as you know we have traditions that have thousands years and they are still running.
So... will be many "happy Santos Reyes day" in the future;) :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

This is true :)
The kids wait until January 6th in the morning to recive the gifts, but we use to (ejhem used to) leave grass and water to their camels in January 5th night. And we see in the morning that it has disappear!!!

Jorge
12-07-2002, 10:28 PM
I remember all the stories about the "Kings", and how they were distributing the presents to the good kids. I remember the stories about how the Camel, the Horse and the Elephant (the "Reindeers" of the kings), changed their size to enter by the most incredible sites to our homes, under the door, by the window, by a little hole, etc. (here the houses haven't chimneys):)
I want to be a kid again!:cool:



PD: Laury, ¿no se supone que los camellos pueden resistir semanas sin beber?:D esos reyes eran muy traviesos;)

Wojtek
12-08-2002, 03:24 PM
17 days

Mr. Man
12-08-2002, 05:57 PM
Time flys to quickly! I dont even have my Thanksgiving dinner digested yet. ha :p

harry_potter
12-09-2002, 10:15 PM
i can't wait :bounce: :bounce:

Jorge
12-10-2002, 01:37 AM
Originally posted by harry_potter
i can't wait :bounce: :bounce:

Hey, Harry, does the people in China celebrates Christmas? i know just a few percentage of the chinese population is christian, but maybe you celebrates the birth of Jesus just as an imported custom???
:confused:

Wojtek
12-10-2002, 07:38 AM
16 days

harry_potter
12-10-2002, 08:00 AM
Originally posted by Jorge


Hey, Harry, does the people in China celebrates Christmas? i know just a few percentage of the chinese population is christian, but maybe you celebrates the birth of Jesus just as an imported custom???
:confused:

of course, but most just use christmas as an excuse to spend money and receive lots of presents :bounce: i'm christian myself, so me and other christian will celebrate the birth of jesus christ, but others just like to have a reason to have fun :bounce:

i want my presents now! :bounce: :D

Wojtek
12-10-2002, 05:32 PM
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Wojtek
12-11-2002, 07:40 AM
15 days
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esther
12-12-2002, 02:39 AM
13 days! :)

harry_potter
12-14-2002, 03:41 AM
yay! i only have 4 more days of school and then it's HOLIDAY!!! :bounce: :D

Wojtek
12-14-2002, 08:13 PM
10 days

Wojtek
12-22-2002, 06:55 PM
2 days

esther
12-23-2002, 02:39 AM
1 1/2 days!! :)

harry_potter
12-23-2002, 04:01 AM
christmas is coming! :bounce:

esther
12-24-2002, 04:24 AM
8 1/2 hours! :P

harry_potter
12-24-2002, 05:11 AM
11 hours for me :o ;)

Marat-Moya
12-24-2002, 05:21 AM
10 hours and 19 mins :D here

esther
12-25-2002, 12:25 PM
MERRY XMAS EVERYONE :)

maratski
12-25-2002, 03:56 PM
Merry X-mas everybody :wavey: :wavey:

kazblah
12-26-2002, 02:47 AM
Merry Xmas everyone! :D

harry_potter
12-27-2002, 06:16 AM
yay! hope everyone received great pressies! :D :D :bounce: