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Tales from Tuggeranong – Shop keepers forget it’s Christmas

By DorothyDix 21 December 2012 29

I don’t think many people would even know it is Christmas in Tuggeranong.

The Hype Dome has few decorations.

Walking through there you would be forgiven for thinking it was just another day.

And, every other business in Greenway appears to have forgotten it is Christmas.

What is wrong with businesses in Tuggeranong joining forces, kicking in some money and decorating the main street.

Or are they more interested in Christmas sales than getting into the spirit?

I remember when I was young my parents would take me into town to see the decorated shop fronts.

Each store would compete with the next for the best Christmas display.

And, the main street would be filled with decorations and buzzing with families and kids with their eyes agog.

They were real Christmas’s, not today’s sales hype, pressure to buy bigger and better and the constant ringing of cash registers.

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gooterz 11:48 am 22 Dec 12

Madam Cholet said :

Someone calling into ABC radio this week reminded the presenter that Christmas is for Christians. Essentially suggesting that if you are not practicing then you should not be celebrating. I was when I had no choice as a kid, but now choose to not believe in anything until it’s proven basically. But I still feel that she was being a bit bah humbug.

What if all practicing Christians got time off to celebrate Christmas and Easter and the rest of us had to carry on working? I bet everyone would have a change of heart about ‘getting into the spirit’ then.

Merry Christmas to one and all, and thank ‘The Lord’ for workplace relations.

Christmas being a Pagan tradition of bringing the evergreen green tree inside to keep the plants perforce going until spring. Then having a feast with a sacrificial animal.

later taken by the Romans and Christians. the Romans used to call it Saturnalia, a festival to the Roman sin God Saturn. Originally starting dec 17 the winter solstice (pagan) and going for 7 days ending in gift giving.

Christmas was never about being Christian.

Deckard 11:45 am 22 Dec 12

Madam Cholet said :

Someone calling into ABC radio this week reminded the presenter that Christmas is for Christians. Essentially suggesting that if you are not practicing then you should not be celebrating. I was when I had no choice as a kid, but now choose to not believe in anything until it’s proven basically. But I still feel that she was being a bit bah humbug.

What if all practicing Christians got time off to celebrate Christmas and Easter and the rest of us had to carry on working? I bet everyone would have a change of heart about ‘getting into the spirit’ then.

Merry Christmas to one and all, and thank ‘The Lord’ for workplace relations.

It’s christmas so cue one or two christians whining that it’s their holiday and no one else can celebrate it. As Ricky Gervais said they could call it shitmas and if it was still all about getting together to eat and drink with family and friends then we’d still celebrate it.

Seriously, if they gave us the option of working over christmas and getting extra holidays to use at another time for a religious ceremony of our choosing (eg. Melbourne Cup day) I might take them up on the offer.

Festivus for the rest of us…

Madam Cholet 7:46 am 22 Dec 12

Someone calling into ABC radio this week reminded the presenter that Christmas is for Christians. Essentially suggesting that if you are not practicing then you should not be celebrating. I was when I had no choice as a kid, but now choose to not believe in anything until it’s proven basically. But I still feel that she was being a bit bah humbug.

What if all practicing Christians got time off to celebrate Christmas and Easter and the rest of us had to carry on working? I bet everyone would have a change of heart about ‘getting into the spirit’ then.

Merry Christmas to one and all, and thank ‘The Lord’ for workplace relations.

KB1971 7:11 am 22 Dec 12

Dorithy, if you don’t like Tuggeranong or the shopping centre, bugger off.

Evil_Kitten 11:31 pm 21 Dec 12

“I remember when I was young my parents would take me into town to see the decorated shop fronts.”

Are you from the 1920’s?

Anna Key 7:52 pm 21 Dec 12

I too wish for the days when shopkeepers and businesses shunned the commercialisation of christmas and only put up those decorations to wow the kiddies. When we would play in the snow before the big christmas dinner and then listened to the King’s c-c-c-c-c-christmas message on the wireless

TheDancingDjinn 7:49 pm 21 Dec 12

gazket said :

I wonder why they don’t put up Christmas decorations. Probably in fear of having some social network Nazi campaign put out against them.

For 5 or more years now the bleeding hearts and do gooders have been telling Australians it’s wrong to even mention Christmas, put up Christmas decorations, have Christmas parties or give out presents and make Christams just like any other day so we don’t offend new immigrants and Muslims.

ohhh man!! Here i was thinking that, the people of Canberra were smart enough to not be taken in by this hoax.

You sir, have ruined Christmas!!

Postalgeek 7:04 pm 21 Dec 12

gazket said :

I wonder why they don’t put up Christmas decorations. Probably in fear of having some social network Nazi campaign put out against them.

For 5 or more years now the bleeding hearts and do gooders have been telling Australians it’s wrong to even mention Christmas, put up Christmas decorations, have Christmas parties or give out presents and make Christams just like any other day so we don’t offend new immigrants and Muslims.

Zis would’ve never have happened under ze Nazis. Zey would’ve kept Christmas white.

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