December 7, 2009 at 4:25 pm #8176BonbonParticipant
We know that that most of the characters on Days are Catholic and the rest of them are Christian so I see no reason why they wouldn’t celebrate Christmas without the other holidays. If there were Jewish or Muslim characters, it would be perfectly natural to do so, but, to my knowledge, there are none so there would be no reason to include them.
Besides, I’m so sick and tired of this Christmas "equality" crap I could just scream. The kids are no longer able to sing Christmas carols in school, they can’t have Christmas trees, they can’t mention Santa Clause. It’s criminal IMO. TV commercials are scared to death to mention "Merry Christmas." When will this country adopt the "Live and Let Live" attitude and stop being so petty.
Sorry about my rant but that subject really peeves me…enormously!December 7, 2009 at 6:43 pm #8179GoodyParticipant
You go girl, tell it like it is! Everyone who has watched ‘Days’ for any length of time knows that there has always been a big Christmas celebration. To my knowledge, no viewers have ever complained. Are the writers just being grinches, or are they just determined to throw Christmas aside in order to be Politically Corect? Please let Salem and the Hortons celebrate Christmas as they always have.
GoodyDecember 7, 2009 at 7:52 pm #8180BonbonParticipant
I can just imagine 10 – 15 years from now where everybody who believes in Christmas has to do their worshiping and celebrating inside locked homes with blankets covering the wondows. Does this remind you of anything?
IIRC, in the past couple of years, the reading of the Christmas Story int the hospital pediatrics ward, they have spent less and less time on it. I don’t know if it’s because NBC is putting the pressure on them not to "offend" anyone or what. I don’t believe it could be costs because what extra costs are there…scenery? And they’d probably do that anyway. -sigh-December 7, 2009 at 11:35 pm #8189GayleDownunderParticipant
I was just thinking about what you were saying about the whole PC/Christmas thing but I’m not entirely sure that’s the reason. It must be monetary (eg, having to pay all actors to appear on the screen on the same week or similar). Because if everyone was so PC in the television world, then you would think that would extend to other shows too. But it seems to me just about every sitcom/drama has a Christmas episode of some sort. (Remember a year or so ago Two and a Half Men, Alan was going out with a woman who seemed perfect on the surface and turned out to be a psychotic obsessive compulsive who redecorated Charlie’s house like it was the Christmas part of a department store! haha). Just about every prime time show I can think of regularly has a Christmas ep so maybe it’s more DOOL related/budget related than anything else. (?)December 8, 2009 at 2:07 am #8192cornbreadParticipant
They used to always have a 4th of July BBQ at Bo and Hope’s house. Hanging the ornaments on the tree at the Horton’s has been a tradition since the show began. There have been galas, carnivals, picnics, ice-skating….it must be budget reasons. Whatever the reason, I miss them.December 8, 2009 at 2:38 pm #8194PattiParticipant
and the traditional lighting and decorating of the Horton tree. Julie and Doug will be there, and Nathan Horton will read the Christmas story at the children’s’ hospital celebration this year. I don’t know where everyone is getting the idea that there will be no Christmas in Salem. It’s being written and talked about all over the soap mags, as well as posted on other boards. Unfortunately, Alice will not be in attendance this year, as she is in a sort of nursing home or private care facility. Too bad there, but cheer up everyone…there will be Christmas in Salem.December 8, 2009 at 10:41 pm #8212cornbreadParticipant
I suppose we just assumed there wouldn’t be a Christmas because there hasn’t been a single holiday celebration since last year. No event, no party, no dances, no celebrations, no benefits, no galas, not a thing~
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