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  1. Profile photo of SaintPatty
    SaintPatty Male 18-29
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    December 11, 2008 at 7:18 pm
    Link: 8 Truly Strange Christmas Customs - And you thought Kwanzaa was different.
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    idontknow951 Male 18-29
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    December 11, 2008 at 9:07 pm
    Uhh.... WTF @ the first, 3rd, 4th, and 5th...
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    GothicQueen Male 13-17
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    December 11, 2008 at 9:08 pm
    A poop log....

    ok then.

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    IkeRay Male 18-29
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    December 11, 2008 at 9:11 pm
    the first made sense, for every good there is an evil: Jesus-Satin, Santa-Krampus, Jobs-Gates (take your pick).

    the funny one has to be the pooping manger scene occupant. I`m tempted to get one for my mom`s manger scene just so I have something to laugh at about the scene without being sacreligious in font of my religious family, me being atheist/agnostic.

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    pick_me Male 18-29
    544 posts
    December 11, 2008 at 9:38 pm
    umm mine beats them all every Christmas i dress up as Santa and scream RUN ITS THE EASTER BUNNY!
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    HOLYCRAP1234 Male 13-17
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    December 11, 2008 at 9:56 pm
    Krampus... Waking up with a Krampus clinging to my ceiling would scare the drat out of me.
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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    December 11, 2008 at 10:00 pm
    See, all the good holidays are stolen from the Pagans.


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    Raccoon Female 18-29
    340 posts
    December 11, 2008 at 10:12 pm
    Blessed Yule, everyone!
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    Winter_ICE_0 Male 13-17
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    December 11, 2008 at 10:20 pm
    My family has the pickle tradition every year. Yay for German heritage!
  10. Profile photo of LadyMorgue
    LadyMorgue Female 30-39
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    December 11, 2008 at 10:47 pm
    Yep, we have the pickle tradition too.
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    December 11, 2008 at 10:51 pm
    vv "WTF @ the first, 3rd, 4th, and 5th"


    Oh, right. Sorry. As you were.

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    Ty-Force Male 18-29
    400 posts
    December 11, 2008 at 11:07 pm
    Anti-santa ownz. I want to hit people with sticks.
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    Negative_One Male 30-39
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    December 11, 2008 at 11:25 pm
    I have never heard of any of this crap.
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    Mani-Jac Male 40-49
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    December 12, 2008 at 12:31 am
    Sinterklaas has got nothing to do with Christmas.

    A lot of families in the Netherlands celebrate Sinterklaas, and as a consequence, they don`t exchange gifts on Christmas, they have a nice dinner of course and the tree and stuff, but no gifts.

    If you consider Sinterklaas to be some Christmas thing you should also include the "Reyes Magos" who give presents to Spanish kids on 6th of January

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    LunarMoon Female 13-17
    217 posts
    December 12, 2008 at 3:33 am
    They left out the burning goat in Sweden.
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    quaintness Male 13-17
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    December 12, 2008 at 4:07 am
    let`s sing to the poop log! "Ooh, there once was a poop log...who pooped an oreo"
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    ohlax Male 13-17
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    December 12, 2008 at 4:09 am
    Ive heard of krampus and that one with the people riding on a float because I had to do some christmas research and that was like a week ago. And I am proud to say I have the pickle ornament
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    Blackdeath Female 13-17
    31 posts
    December 12, 2008 at 4:39 am
    i have a pickel ornament =D
  19. Profile photo of Lyannovitch
    Lyannovitch Female 18-29
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    December 12, 2008 at 5:54 am
    Hmm...Actually, Sinterklaas is where Santa Claus originates from...When the frist Dutch settlers went to america, they took the Sinterklaas custom with them!
    And also, like it fairly says in the article, although Zwarte Piet may seem like a totally racist symbol, he is not regarded as such, in the Netherlands...a study has shown that hardly any children will call coloured people, Zwarte Piet, so they don`t make the link!
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    Painter13 Male 40-49
    1370 posts
    December 12, 2008 at 5:56 am
    Krampus day sounds like fun.
  21. Profile photo of IkeRay
    IkeRay Male 18-29
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    December 12, 2008 at 6:26 am family DOES celebrate on the 6th of january, but we don`t call it the mexican/spanish name. if you know your religious history, that is the day the 3 kings came and gave Jesus his presents. hence, they come and give 1 gift a person in the middle of the night (much like santa).

    btw, Reyes Mago de Oriente translates to (3) wise kings from orient.

    if you were to celebrate any religious aspect of the holiday, you would need to follow the spanish/mexican as they are much more religious, even if the religion is Roman Catholic.

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    ChronicJ Male 18-29
    353 posts
    December 12, 2008 at 7:03 am
    Too much reading.
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    alice_x Female 18-29
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    December 12, 2008 at 7:12 am
    That was very interesting, though i still don`t understand why you would need a guy having a turd tucked away in the nativity scene....
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    fr0d0lives Female 18-29
    611 posts
    December 12, 2008 at 7:14 am
    that first picture is scaaary. if i was a little kid, i would be TERRIFIED!
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    amaqdrinker Male 18-29
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    December 12, 2008 at 7:25 am
    "And you thought Kwanzaa was different."

    actually, i thought kwanzaa was a bullsh*t celebration made up by some idiot in the sixties in order to have a day during the holiday season that basically says, "you know, we used to live in africa."

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    Joolz200 Female 18-29
    129 posts
    December 12, 2008 at 8:18 am
    never heard of mari lwyd, and I live in Wales...
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    WhenIsLunch Male 18-29
    460 posts
    December 12, 2008 at 10:02 am
    haha kfc christmas party in japan alright!
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    h0ax_d3m0n Male 18-29
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    December 12, 2008 at 11:39 am short for parts of the world christmas = beating things with a stick.
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    habbazoot Male 13-17
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    December 12, 2008 at 12:22 pm
    i learned the KFC thing from a book about confucianism (ruined my life). Everyone in japan wants to be americna because its cool. so KFC went in and said that all americans eat KFC on christmas. so naturally they followed, and now you hve to make reservations about a month before christmas to go to KFC in japan
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    Jasonbobdude Male 18-29
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    December 12, 2008 at 12:39 pm
    Who celebrates Kwanzaa, anyway? None of my black friends even know what it`s about.

    But yeah, I really want to celebrate an authentic Catalonian Christmas this year. Poop log and pooping guy at the Nativity! Awesome!

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    Hylian4Hire Female 18-29
    329 posts
    December 12, 2008 at 1:13 pm
    My family did the pickle ornament one year. My father neglected to remember my keen sense of deduction, and I found it immediately in our 10-ft. tree. Good luck my ass, the whole next year was the stuff therapy is made of. Happy Christmas, indeed.
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    yellowsquare Female 18-29
    1545 posts
    December 12, 2008 at 1:13 pm
    I`m surprised at the amount of "anti-Santas" there are. I was expecting to see Knecht Ruprecht, who is the German anti-Santa. He comes with St. Nick, and if you`ve been bad instead of good, Knecht Ruprecht snatches you up, and puts you in his burlap sack full of other naughty children, and steals you away.

    And WHY am I not surprised about the Japan KFC tradition?

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    spazking Male 18-29
    301 posts
    December 12, 2008 at 2:44 pm
    ahahah, my mother is of german descent and we do the pickle thing
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    silversoul46 Female 18-29
    189 posts
    December 12, 2008 at 2:59 pm
    Well you don`t have to be black to celebrate Kwanzaa and I do remember being taught the words and their meanings used during the libabtion ceremony, but yea I know no one who celebrates it either
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    Soundsasian Female 13-17
    282 posts
    December 12, 2008 at 3:04 pm
    aha, the netherland picture.

    Man, i`m starting to feel homesick, i don`t know why but i remember one of those black guys giving me a cookie on christmas.

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    subzeroblue2 Female 18-29
    204 posts
    December 12, 2008 at 3:06 pm
    haha my mother is from spain so we do the caganar thing. It cracks me up to see my friend`s faces when they come over and find it in our nativity model
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    Mitchster Male 18-29
    544 posts
    December 12, 2008 at 3:30 pm
    What the heck? My family has been doing the Pickle thing since I was born! I didn`t know it was mainstream.
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    White_Wolfos Female 18-29
    1145 posts
    December 12, 2008 at 6:54 pm
    Poor delusional Japanese.
    I think I`d be a whole lot happier if I got to eat fried chicken on Christmas.

    On a different note, the whole beating candy out of the log thing sounds marvelous.
    I want a weird holiday tradition. :(

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    darkhawk Male 70 & Over
    260 posts
    December 14, 2008 at 6:56 am
    The "Zwarte Piet" thing from halland is compleetly wrong. 1. Its a compleetly diffrent holiday. 2. We have christmas and santa here too. 3. The holiday is calld Sinterklaas, NOT "zwarte piet". Wonred where he got his info from. He would have known if he lookd at wikipedia a min, the moron.
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    Ughhzombie Female 18-29
    231 posts
    December 15, 2008 at 12:03 pm
    Krampus. lol, awesome.
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    Vagrant86 Male 18-29
    2557 posts
    December 18, 2008 at 10:47 pm

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