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    Default Father Christmas

    As one who has always bought the presents, wrapped them up and done everything else at Christmas, I just have to share this short poem I've received in my email.



    To dispense with the myth of Father Christmas:

    WHERE ART THOU, MOTHER CHRISTMAS

    Where art thou, Mother Christmas?
    I only wish I knew
    Why Father should get all the praise
    And no one mentions you

    I'll bet you buy the presents
    And wrap them large and small
    While all the time that rotten swine
    Pretends he's done it all.

    So Hail To Mother Christmas
    Who shoulders all the work!
    And down with Father Christmas,
    That unmitigated jerk!


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    Brilliant and soooooo true.
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    That's because Father Christmas is out earning the bacon!



    :ducks in anticipation of the flying shoe:
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    Quote Originally Posted by KiwiHopeful View Post
    That's because Father Christmas is out earning the bacon!



    :ducks in anticipation of the flying shoe:
    The shoe cupboard actually
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    We all know how many shoes you girls have!

    I reckon you're a regular Imelda Marcos, Dawn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KiwiHopeful View Post
    We all know how many shoes you girls have!

    I reckon you're a regular Imelda Marcos, Dawn.
    My shoe cupboard consists of nothing but trainers and dance shoes mate. Throw in one pair of high heels for special occasions and a pair of boots for cold weather and that's me. I don't figure as a 'normal' woman according to most other women and Lauren
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    I'm sure your poem has undertones of sexual discrimination accusations, but we wont go there!!

    It's only the same as the posty. Everyone thanks them (him or her) for delivering the mail all year, but no one mentions the staff at the sorting office, the truck drivers carting it around the country or the pilots flying it abroad, do they? You've never heard of a famous, wealthy cameraman when it comes to a box office hit, have you? What about all those animators who worked on LOTR? Peter Jackson's laughing tho isnt he!
    It pays to be the front man (or woman)
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    Won't somebody think of the elves!?! For the love of god, somebody think of the elves!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KiwiHopeful View Post
    That's because Father Christmas is out earning the bacon!
    Mmmmm, bacon. If only FC ever brought me bacon!

    Loved the poem, BTW.
    If men had wings and bore black feathers, few of them would be clever enough to be crows.
    - Rev. Henry Ward Beecher, mid-1800s

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