Health & Family Merry 2021 Xmas!

Discussion in 'Living Room' started by hammer, 25th Dec, 2021.

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  1. hammer

    hammer Well-Known Member

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    Just wanted to wish all of you a merry Xmas.

    Although not a lot of us get to meet in person the community here is strong and full of great people.

    So, um keep it up!

    Merry Xmas you lot! May you eat yourselves senseless and spend the day with friends and family.
     
  2. samiam

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    Same to you @hammer
    May our ips goes up too :p
    Happy 2022!
     
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  3. geoffw

    geoffw Moderator Staff Member

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    A merry Christmas and a happy new year to all forumites.

    It's been an eventful 2021 for our family.

    Our daughter eloped (well, a Covid wedding - just her husband, herself, the two of us, celebrant and photographer). Covid restrictions meant that her sister and her husband's family couldn't visit from Victoria. This was less than 12 months from her graduation (honours in construction management, with a faculty medal).

    We've sold our PPOR of almost 28 years. We'll be moving to Newcastle in the next few weeks, close to our married daughter. We'll start to build our Central Coast home while we rent.

    Our first grandchild is on the way. Not completely unrelated to the wedding.

    Our other daughter in Victoria had a lot of trouble coping with the lockdowns. But she's doing well at university despite the challenges.

    So while Covid has presented us with some challenges, it's been nowhere near as much as it has for many.

    And just when everybody thought life was going to return to normal, another set of challenges has been thrown to all of us.

    I trust that we'll all be able to cope with all that's going to be thrown at us once again.
     
  4. The Y-man

    The Y-man Moderator Staff Member

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    Strangely I read that as "iqs" :eek::eek::eek::D

    The Y-man
     
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  5. datto

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    Merry festive season to all! Happy and safe new year, especially to all the bogans who have lost track of time.
     
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  6. WattleIdo

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    I'm sure a lot of people are taking it easy at home this year for one reason or another. Wishing everyone a peaceful break.
    Merry Christmas
     
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  7. Lizzie

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    Resting up after a huge feed of fresh oysters and prawns with champers, and some token greens ... gotta digest ready for the roast and ham and trifle coming later

    Having a great family bubble Christmas ... 3 family groups plus the patriarch, all piled into two houses in the snowy mountains, tested before we came and totally chilling
     
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  8. Baker

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    Happy Festivus everyone.

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  10. Piston_Broke

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    Merry Christmas to everyone.
    And Happy Christmas Holidays.


    FTR I'm not religious
     
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    Merry Christmas to all,
    I'm not religious at all, but any event to bring people together and improve the world, I am all for

    MERRY CHRISTMAS after a tough year for most
     
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  12. Sackie

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    Recently I was wished merry Xmas to which I replied "happy holidays to you too". They didn't look very happy and take my reply too well. Oh well. Their issue.
     
  13. wylie

    wylie Moderator Staff Member

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    Did you think about just saying Happy Christmas to someone who celebrates it? Or was your response automatic, because it is not something you partake in? Not being critical... just curious about your response.

    I am not religious, but if someone says Happy Christmas, I respond with the same, because you don't have to be religious to enjoy the festivities, gift giving etc.

    We have a young Muslim friend (friend of our son) and he visited us Christmas Eve to give us a gift. We gave him a Christmas gift as well, knowing he doesn't celebrate Christmas, but he accepted graciously.

    We also invited him and his friend to eat with us to celebrate the end of Ramadam. We've had some conversations about religion, his country of birth, beliefs, how he manages Ramadam in Australia etc. I've learned a lot and I'm glad we know him well enough to have these discussions.

    His Australian friends are very thoughtful in helping him through Ramadam.

    I believe one problem people have (I certainly do) is to tend to keep quiet and not ask questions or discuss our different beliefs for fear of offending someone.
     
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  14. The Y-man

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    That is so weird! (their reaction that is). It's not like you were wishing them an unmerry christmas and a disaster filled new year! :eek:

    The Y-man
     
  15. Sackie

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    No I didn't think of any particular answer tbh. Just first thing that entered my mind..

    I have no issue saying merry Xmas to someone. But we wouldn't go beyond that..eg wouldn't attend a Xmas dinner if invited or put up a Xmas tree, send Xmas presents etc.
     
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  16. Sackie

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    Yeah was bizarre. Maybe it's the politics behind it that he was sensitive about... no idea.
     
  17. The Y-man

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    Maybe next time dress as a druid and wish them a merry solstice. :D

    The Y-man
     
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  18. Truly Exotic

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    i find it odd that your natural reaction to merry christmas is happy holidays,
    my initial/gut reaction is that you dont celebrate it and/or you are making a point of it (not a criticism)
     
  19. Sackie

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    Maybe it's a subconscious automatic reaction, but it wasn't a conscious word choice at the time.
     

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