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**MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!**

Discussion in 'Zoo Cafe' started by kiang, 24 Dec 2015.

  1. kiang

    kiang Well-Known Member

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    To all Zoochatters, wherever you may be, may I wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy new year.
     
  2. zoomaniac

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    Merry Christmas also from my side and from an unusual warm and sunny Switzerland.
     
  3. Dassie rat

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    Merry Christmas, Kiang, Zoomaniac and all other Zoochatters.

    Does anyone else notice zoological mistakes at Christmas, such as polar bears and penguins on the same card?

    I like seeing the misidentified reindeer in shops. Some have palmate antlers like fallow deer, while others resemble axis deer. I read years ago that Rudolph must be a female, as males drop their antlers before Christmas, while females retain their antlers until after Christmas.
     
  4. savethelephant

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    Although I, my family, and really my entire county don't celebrate christmas, I certainly wish everyone else a happy holidays!!
     
  5. Arizona Docent

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    Do you celebrate Festivus instead? :D
     
  6. Arizona Docent

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    Certainly wish everyone a very Happy Christmas! (I prefer the term happy over merry because I don't live in the 1700's).

    On the subject of Christmas cards, I have not noticed the animal mistakes. There is of course the ubiquitous mistake of having wise men (magi) at the manger, when the biblical account indicates only shepherds at the manger and the wise men did not arrive in Bethlehem until Jesus was around two years old and living in a house. Also no number of wise men is given, but it was most likely a caravan of many more than three people.
     
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    Also Merry Christmas from the Netherlands to all ZooChatters and their family, friends and so on !
     
  8. Macaw16

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    Merry Christmas all! And to those who don't celebrate Christmas, happy December 25th.

    I've noticed lots of animal related mistakes on cards (but this year I gave somebody a card with a Visayan Spotted Deer on :p).
     
  9. TeaLovingDave

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    He celebrates Hanukkah!
     
  10. Hix

    Hix Wildlife Enthusiast and Lover of Islands Premium Member

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    Merry Christmas

    Merry Christmas everyone, from me here on Christmas Island!

    :p

    Hix
     
  11. Ned

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    Good tidings to you all this Christmas time.
     
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    Its in the 60s here on Christmas Eve in New England, and there is a Beluga Whale in my nativity scene.
     
  13. Dassie rat

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    MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE

    That makes a change. I wonder if Nicola Sturgeon appears in SNP Nativity scenes.

    In the 1970s, my plastic Triceratops appeared in the family nativity scene.
     
  14. wensleydale

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    We've never been strict around where I live about what goes in Nativity Scenes, Giraffe are common and also I have seen Elephants...shame the Syrian subspecies died out by the time of Jesus. I really ought to find a Basenji dog too.
     
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    Feliz navidad y prospero año nuevo.
    According to mediterrean traditions that were passed on to latin america, there were 3 wise kings, Gaspar - a european king who rode a white horse, Melchor, a arabe or moor nobleman who rode a camel and Baltazar, a nubian ruler who rode an elephant. This is all popular tradition, it is not in the bible. But many natitivity scenes in the mediterrean and latin america show a horse, a camel and an elephant for these reasons. In colonial Cuba, the slaves would celebrate the feast of Epiphany when recognizing that Baltazar a black man who was also a king, was among the first to recognize Jesus as the new redeemer king.
     
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    It's now Christmas Day in the UK, so I can send my compliments of the season to all ZooChatters (and even to lurkers), however they choose to celebrate this day.

    Alan
     
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    Merry Christmas to all my fellow ZooChatters!!! I live in southern British Columbia, Canada, about an hour from Vancouver. As usual we've only had perhaps 2 days of snow in the entire year but today the white stuff did come down for a few hours only to melt at great haste.
     
  18. FunkyGibbon

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    Happy Christmas from China everyone. Thanks for a wonderful year of sharing stories and pictures.
     
  19. Milwaukee Man

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    Merry Christmas everybody!!! :D
     
  20. Mikezoo12

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    Merry Chrstnas to all Zoochatters and have a wonderful day!