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- 1 Notes
- 2 Folklore vs Media
- 3 Hello
- 4 Template image
- 5 Christmas Tradition?
- 6 Folklore
- 7 Should Literature and Film be included under their own section?
- 8 From Spain
- 9 Annunciation to the Shepherds
- 10 Yule tree
- 11 Prime Red
- 12 Font color
- 13 Construction technics
- 14 Origins of christmas subheadings
- 15 Rosca de reyes
- 16 Zwarte Piet
- 17 Semi-protected edit request on 25 November 2014
If anybody wants something to be added or taken away feel free to suggest it here. Remember 14:03, 19 December 2006 (UTC)
- I feel like the Folklore section is very strongly POV in favor of a few English-speaking Western countries... jengod 20:47, 22 December 2006 (UTC)
- Probably true. If you have any related pages that you think should be added that reflect the folklore of Christmas from other regions please suggest them. I don't really know of any so it is hard for me to suggest them myself. Remember 21:21, 22 December 2006 (UTC)
Folklore vs Media
I don't think that Frosty the Snowman, the Grinch, Rudolph, and Ebeneezer Scrooge count as Folklore, as they are from specific fictional works with a known author and origin. I would place them under Media, give them a separate section, or remove them from the infobox altogether, as the individual works can be found in the various Media categories. Clement Cherlin 00:50, 21 April 2007 (UTC)
- I have removed them altogether since they are easily accessed through the "fiction" link in media. If someone feels they should be linked in this template, they certainly do not belong under folklore. I have also removed links to Lapland and Rovaniemi since they contain very little, if any, content relevant to Christmas. SlackerMom 14:34, 30 November 2007 (UTC)
- Oh, sorry. He was hidden behind the "other characters"-section. ☺ Spiby ☻ 19:07, 19 February 2008 (UTC)
- It's a nice photo but I just noticed, after seeing it 100s of times, that only the top two thirds of the tree are lit. Is this a candles thing?PurpleChez (talk) 16:05, 4 December 2010 (UTC)
- Tough, its staying.--EveryDayJoe45 (talk) 19:41, 3 January 2009 (UTC)
Should Literature and Film be included under their own section?
This seems to be an ongoing debate. We need consenus. Now, I will voice my personal opinion... I honestly see no reason why these shouldn't be included. People have pointed out to me that the template would be to large. Well, yes, but as I've said before, I've seen many other templates that are larger than average, and I've only seen one occasion where people say it is a problem, and that is the Stephen King template. Somebody said "why not add a porn movie?" Come on, seriously? You seriously believe that someone's going to add that? I think that most people here have enough common sense. Voice your reasoning here. -- Special:Contributions/220.127.116.11 16:56, 6 December 2009 (UTC)
- There are more Christmas films then Stephen King books. So yes, it would make the template too large if every Christmas film, book or music would be included. A link to the categories or list pages is enough. Garion96 (talk) 17:13, 6 December 2009 (UTC)
- 'Why not...' is rhetorical. Your argument, 'I've seen many other templates...', is unvalid because of the Wiki rule of WP:OTHERSTUFFEXISTS: just because other templates are like that doesn't mean this one should be. My two arguments are these: a) the template already has a link to both List of Christmas films and Category: Christmas fiction b) the works listed were random, that's why I named up a few Christmas-themed films at random too. --Soetermans | drop me a line | what I'd do now? 17:25, 6 December 2009 (UTC)
Annunciation to the Shepherds
Rather than the crass, contemptible, commercialized image of the pagan Christmas tree, I know, why don't we show something that's actually Christmasy, like, uh, a nativity scene? Something that's, you know, universal, like Baby frickin' Jesus perhaps, considering we are celebrating His birthday?
It's offensive having the WP Christmas template shoving anti-Christmas propaganda down our throats.
Varlaam (talk) 22:15, 20 April 2010 (UTC)
- Would you like to suggest a picture with the right shape? -- Radagast3 (talk) 23:29, 20 April 2010 (UTC)
I am going to change the colour of the template from the current red "Red" to something that gives less contrast. I find the bright red distracting and the headings difficult to read.
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Origins of christmas subheadings
Rosca de reyes
- Wiki page says it is eaten on a Día de Reyes which is celebrated on Jan 6 - doesn't appear to be on Christmas. Ckruschke (talk) 16:57, 30 December 2013 (UTC)Ckruschke
Zwarte Piet has nothing to do with Christmas.
He is the companion of Saint Nicholas in the Dutch Sinterklaas tradition. Saint Nicholas himself has little to do with Christmas as he is patron saint of children, the city of Amsterdam and seafarers with his name day on December 6.
However, I can imagine that Saint Nicholas is included as much of the father Christmas tradition (the name Santa Claus) the red and white costume, handing gifts to children are derived from the Dutch Sinterklaas tradition (trhough early Dutch settlers in the US). However, the link to Sinterklaas is already tentative and that to Zwarte Piet is in my view at least one step too far. The associations chain would be Christmas - Santa Claus - Saint Nicholas - Sinterklaas - Zwarte Piet (5 steps). Compared to that many other symbols would be equally closely related (or even more closely). For example Christmas - Birth of Jesus - Death of Jesus - Easter - Easter Bunny makes the same number of associative steps, yet I do not see either easter or the easter bunny here.
In short inclusion of Zwarte Piet is in my view arbitrary and lack argumentation and reliable sources that indeed anyone considers this a mythical Christmas symbol. Arnoutf (talk) 20:34, 18 November 2014 (UTC)
Semi-protected edit request on 25 November 2014
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