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Nov. 8th, 2012 09:19 pm
[personal profile] greenchestnuts posting in [community profile] group_x
In my infinite togetherness, I inadvertently posted my original question, which was about the weather, to my own journal.

Therefore, here's a new question! This open thread is about celebrations. Specifically, which holiday or celebratory customs would you like to add, and which would you like to make go away forever?

Date: 2012-11-08 11:22 pm (UTC)
kaz: "Kaz" written in cursive with a white quill that is dissolving into (badly drawn in Photoshop) butterflies. (Default)
From: [personal profile] kaz
You... did?

*looks*

You did. Whoops. I totally didn't notice.

Ummm. I am generally pretty happy with my holidays as they stand? Although my family has been talking about dropping presents for birthdays and Christmas: in practice, we end up either telling each other what to buy or getting one another something useless so the spirit isn't quite there, I don't really get birthday presents anyway because it's in March and I'm never around then, and we generally end up getting each other stuff throughout the year anyway. This is probably some kind of sacrilege...

I also wish Advent was a bigger deal in the UK, because it's lonely to have nobody around you celebrating. Also, I Do Not Get mince pies or Christmas pudding, but I figure it must be something you grow up with.

Oh yeah, and I have noooo idea why it's traditional in Germany to watch an obscure British comedy sketch from the 1960s on New Year's Eve, but I think the tradition is sufficiently hilarious (...ly ridiculous) that I wouldn't want to change it. :)

Date: 2012-11-09 01:13 am (UTC)
shiyiya: Shiyiya, a very pale white girl with brown hair and eyes. (Default)
From: [personal profile] shiyiya
Hah, I didn't notice either.

Date: 2012-11-09 01:15 am (UTC)
shiyiya: Shiyiya, a very pale white girl with brown hair and eyes. (Default)
From: [personal profile] shiyiya
I don't know about in general, but theoretically this year I'll be coordinating a group video call sometime around christmas so we can watch each other open the presents we're sending each other. Which will be awesome. I don't really object to holidays at my grandmother's - particularly now that I no longer am required to wear itchy christmas nightgowns, which were annoying - but I won't really mind missing them after I move.

Date: 2012-11-11 12:11 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] morethanx
The group call is such a good idea!

Date: 2012-11-11 11:15 am (UTC)
morethanx: Dark purple square with off white >X in the centre (Default)
From: [personal profile] morethanx
I'd like a day to celebrate awesome friendships. Also I'd like birthdays to be seen as optional.

Date: 2012-11-11 10:21 pm (UTC)
norah_liath: Yet another ME2 Shepard avatar, with a scar showing clearly on her cheek,only one side of her face is showing (profile) (Default)
From: [personal profile] norah_liath
Hmm. I treat most holidays and birthdays as an excuse for (baking) cake.

We don't really celebrate holidays beyond using them as excuses for cake and getting together, which we're just not very good/pro-active at usually, but even so we don't celebrate many holidays at all. We're not families (both mine and my partner's) that see each other a lot.

I kind of wish people near me would not celebrate New Year's with fireworks, because closing all windows, doors and curtains and using earplugs still only goes so far. One can dream.

Date: 2012-11-12 04:49 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] veerserif
Well, I'm about to go celebrate Thanksgiving for the first time. And I think it'd be nice if Valentine's got expanded to include something, *anything* that wasn't just the narrow confines of heterosexual monogamous romance. (Though I do appreciate the candy sale the day after.)

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