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Celebrate! Winter Festivals in Popular Culture
« on: December 20, 2011, 04:29:51 AM »
From the Wikipedia:
Chrismahanukwanzadan: This is the modern-day merging of the holidays of Christianity's Christmas, Judaism's Hanukkah, African-American holiday of Kwanzaa, and Islamic Ramadan.
  • Flying Spaghetti Monster Holiday: Around the time of Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa, Pastafarians celebrate a vaguely-defined holiday named "Holiday", which doesn't take place on "a specific date so much as it is the Holiday season, itself". Because Pastafarians "reject dogma and formalism", there are no specific requirements for the holiday.
  • Snowflake Day: The Secular and politically correct holiday from the tv show Clone High, when in 2002, the United Nations declared that all exclusive Winter holidays, including Christmas, Chanukah, and Quanza, should be abolished in favor of the all inclusive Snowflake Day. A day of celebrating snow and spices and the best dance known to mankind, the Cabbage Patch. On Snowflake Day, Snowflake Jake, the Spice Pirate, launches his spice cannonballs at the holiday's symbol of peace and celebration, the Target. Lamb tacos are eaten.
  • Winter-een-mas: The annual week long celebration of video games and the people that play them.[2] Winter-een-mas is a holiday that takes place every year from January 25 to 31,[3] but is also commonly celebrated for a month. The entire month of January constitutes the Winter-een-mas season, very similar to the "Christmas season", where people begin to gear up for the holiday, and get into the spirit of things.[citation needed] The holiday was started by the fictional character Ethan in webcomic Ctrl+Alt+Del[3] by Tim Buckley. Its stated goal is to "celebrate the joy of video gaming".[citation needed] Many gaming stores, such as EB Games, celebrate the holiday.[3]
  • Wintersday: The annual winter holiday in the MMORPG Guild Wars. This holiday is based on Christmas and Yule and one can obtain festival related drops from monsters and collect gifts in select cities. Special quests are available and at the end players may get Wintersday related headgear.
  • Starlight Celebration: The annual winter holiday based on Christmas/Yule/winter solstice in the MMORPG Final Fantasy XI (aka FFXI). Players can collect various holiday equipment, Mog house furnishings, fireworks, and food.
  • Freezingman: - 11 January - A Burning Man inspired event held in Colorado as a Winter Arts and Music Festival.[4]
  • Feast of Winter Veil: December 15 to January 2 - holiday in the MMORPG World of Warcraft. This holiday is based on Christmas. Cities are decorated with Christmas lights and a tree with presents. Also special quests, items and snowballs are available. It features 'Greatfather Winter' which is modeled after [Santa Claus]. [1] [2]
  • Kwansolhaneidmas: December 19 - an interdenominational holiday celebrated by people on Facebook.
  • Holiday Number 11, in the TV series Quark.
  • Xmas, a twisted version of Christmas featuring a murderous Robot Santa in the TV series Futurama.
  • Refrigerator Day, in the TV series Dinosaurs.
  • Agnostica: Agnostic winter festival created by Daren "Gav" Bleuel in the webcomic Nukees and celebrated by many of its fans.
  • Frostval: Adventure Quest, Dragonfable, AQworlds etc.
  • Chalica: A holiday celebrated the first full week in December by some Unitarian Universalists to honor the Seven Principles of Unitarian Universalism.
  • St. Yorick's Day: Holiday celebration/even celebrated by the members of Zantarni.
  • Crimbo: December 1 to December 25 - The season in which Uncle Crimbo (or a reasonable facsimile thereof) delivers toys, chocolates and disaster to the Kingdom of Loathing.
  • Thanksgivoween. September 1 to January 1.
  • Decemberween: a parody of Christmas that features gift-giving, carol-singing and decorated trees. The fact that it takes place on December 25, the same day as Christmas, has been presented as just a coincidence, and it has been stated that Decemberween traditionally takes place "55 days after Halloween". Homestar Runner
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