Halloween II

(Collector's Edition) (1981) Jamie Lee Curtis

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Halloween

(Two-Disc Special Edition) (2007) Malcolm McDowell

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History of Halloween

The Haunted History of Halloween (History Channel) (A&E DVD Archives) (2005)

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Return to Halloweentown

(Ultimate Secret Edition) (2006) Sara Paxton

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The Day After Halloween

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SpongeBob SquarePants

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Halloween III

Season of the Witch (1982) Tom Atkins

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Playhouse Disney Halloween

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25 Years of Terror (2006) John Ottman

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How would you describe Christmas in your own words & how would you describe the paganism associated with it?

How would you describe Christmas in your own words and how would you describe the paganism that is in the holiday and the simple fact that Jesus never said anything about celebrating it,what are your points of views on the history of the holiday and it’s commercialization?

I don’t care what I read about Christmas,I will always adore it?

4 Responses to How would you describe Christmas in your own words & how would you describe the paganism associated with it?

  • ?Energy? says:

    Xmas or "Yule" as I prefer, since I’m Norwegian/Laplander is one of the four primal holidays based on the turning of the four seasons and their physical and emotional effects, which man has always celebrated in one way or another since time immemorial. The others are Easter/New Year, High Summer/Independence Day, and Samhain/Halloween. I reject all mythological bases for these holidays and consider them completely natural and reasonable and their celebration important to the human psyche, which developed in close proximity to the whims of nature for hundreds of thousands of years.

    The simple fact of Yule is that half way through the winter (originally it was celebrated closer to the end of January) for a community to survive the winter they would have to share their excess with those who were lacking, for the mutual benefit of all when it came time to plant crops, hunt and fight other groups, and thus Xmas was born! There’s nothing more to it than that: Sharing for the benefit of all. Everything else, pagan or Jesusy, which to me is the same mythology, is just window dressing on the basis for familial love, loyalty, generosity, and compassion.

    Well now that I’ve written that, my desire to follow my ancestor’s tradition of ingesting amanita muscaria/fly agaric mushrooms during the Yule season, after processing it through a reindeer’s urine, doesn’t seem as an important requirement as I’ve been thinking…

  • Old Timer Too says:

    I enjoy Christmas as a celebration of hope (i.e., faith) in Jesus. I do not associate it with any pagan (or other) celebration.

  • Lucinda S says:

    Well I love the gods and nature and the great mother goddess so I do not have a problem with us sharing a holiday!

  • OLP_fan says:

    Christians intentionally placed the Christmas holiday in competition with the pagan Winter Solstice-related holidays on December 25 (probably specifically Natalis Sol Invicti). They did this to easily accomodate pagans to convert them to Christians.

    Over the centuries, some elements from the old pagan holidays became syncretized into Christmas, until the pagan holidays finally fell out of favor altogether.

    There is a totally separate second theory as to why Dec. 25 was chosen— that ancient texts did indeed claim that Jesus was conceived on March 25, and December 25 is 9 months later.

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