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Post by DianeL » Tue December 11th, 2012, 12:07 am

There were two Disney versions of Pocahontas ... ??
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Post by Nefret » Tue December 11th, 2012, 4:48 am

Erm, I meant sequel. There are direct to video (or is it disc?) sequels for everything.
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Post by Madeleine » Tue December 11th, 2012, 9:58 am

Les Mis not out til Jan in the UK either.
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Post by SonjaMarie » Tue December 11th, 2012, 10:08 am

[quote=""Madeleine""]Les Mis not out til Jan in the UK either.[/quote]

Yeah but it's out on Christmas Day in the US, but Vashon just won't see until Jan.

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Post by Vanessa » Tue December 11th, 2012, 10:43 am

Do people go to the cinema on Christmas Day? I don't think they would be open in the UK - everything closes apart from the pub (and Indian corner shops!) and pubs usually only have limited hours unless their serving Christmas Dinner.
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Post by Madeleine » Tue December 11th, 2012, 11:19 am

The cinemas here aren't open on Xmas Day, and I think they close early on Xmas Eve too.
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Post by Brenna » Tue December 11th, 2012, 4:13 pm

[quote=""Vanessa""]Do people go to the cinema on Christmas Day? I don't think they would be open in the UK - everything closes apart from the pub (and Indian corner shops!) and pubs usually only have limited hours unless their serving Christmas Dinner.[/quote]

I know several family members that consider it a tradition to go to the movies on Christmas day. There are actually several movies open on the 25th specifically. I always find it a bit sad because the workers don't get to spend the day with their families. Hence the reason I boycott shopping on any major holidays-even has the right to enjoy family time.
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Post by fljustice » Tue December 11th, 2012, 5:01 pm

I live in the city that never sleeps or closes down (except for hurricanes!) There are millions (literally) of people here who do not celebrate Christmas as a religious holiday. Although many of us still "celebrate" it as a secular event with music, decorations (Hanukkah bush anyone?) and parties. There's an urban legend that all Jews go to Chinese restaurants and the movies on Christmas Day in New York. I confess we've done so on more than one Christmas (but always in a hipster ironic way ;) ) I do feel sorry for anyone who wanted the day off and had to work. When he worked as a news producer, my husband always volunteered to take the Christmas Eve and Day shifts so a Christian could have the day with his/her family.
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Post by Vanessa » Tue December 11th, 2012, 6:59 pm

There isn't much choice in the UK - everything shuts apart from pubs and Indian corner shops. It wouldn't be worthwhile them opening as the majority of people will be over indulging in food and drink. It's the one day when everywhere seems deathly quiet and there are hardly any cars on the road. Our local pub is shut all day Boxing Day (the 26th), too. Apparently they like to sit around in their pyjamas and have a 'duvet' day! LOL. The sales start on Boxing Day which I tend to avoid like the plague - the thought of queuing doesn't appeal at all. We usually have a party instead.
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Post by DianeL » Tue December 11th, 2012, 11:32 pm

I'm old enough, and cracker enough, that I do sometimes miss the days when everything closed on Christmas (and Christmas Eve too, a lot of retail). BUT, I try to remember that my city has grown enormously, and is a lot more diverse than it was just 40 years ago. Nostalgia in this case is, necessarily, Christo-centric, so I try to resist that.

Christmas Day stateside is a HUGE box office date. It's been over the past 25 years this phenomenon has grown and, indeed, established itself to the point where like Brenna, a lot of people and families consider an outing part of their tradition.

Me, I prefer Jim Beam bourbon balls and fudge for my traditions!
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