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Pam
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Post Number: 27
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Posted on Friday, January 13, 2006 - 1:13 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

3 weeks past Christmas and the CM tree is still up. Anyone know when it is coming down?

(Message edited by Pam on January 13, 2006)
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Skulker
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Post Number: 3380
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Posted on Friday, January 13, 2006 - 1:14 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

After the Winterblast
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Johnnny5
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Posted on Friday, January 13, 2006 - 1:27 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Maybe they plan on decorating it for the Super Bowl, Valentines day and Easter.
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Jsmyers
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Posted on Friday, January 13, 2006 - 1:41 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Traditionally, Christmas celebrations started basically on Christmas Eve, and went all the way to January 6th.

To some extent, many of our subcultures still practice that. I went to a party on Kings Day (January 6) that a Mexican grad student put on.
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Rms
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Posted on Friday, January 13, 2006 - 1:54 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Technically Christmas starts on Dec 25 and just ended on Jan 6 (with Epiphany)....remember the Twelve Days of Christmas?

Our very commercial culture won't let us celebrate one holiday at a time. They have started pushing Christmas marketing earlier and earlier. It used to be that people complained that it interfered with Thanksgiving. This year I saw the first Christmas push of advertising just before Halloween! And on Nov 1 WNIC switched to solid Christmas music. Sheesh. So naturally, with that kind of saturation, most people are sick of it and start tearing down stuff by New Years, if it even lasts that long. I for one am not sick of it yet, since I do my best to ignore it all until the week before Christmas starts.

At least the tree at Campus Martius adds a seasonal (not just holiday) change and is pretty. The Winterblast seems a good thing to leave it up for. The tree is impressive and they are still able to allow the fountain underneath to do its thing in a scaled down manner. I'm sure it goes up at considerable expense. It would seem a shame not keep it up for our one major winter outdoor festival. I do agree that it should come down soon after Winterblast.
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Hamtramck_steve
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Post Number: 2624
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Posted on Friday, January 13, 2006 - 1:54 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Considering that Christmas on the Orthodox calendar was less than a week ago, I think they should leave it up.

I've never quite understood the rush to take down the decorations. It's the dreariest time of the year, and we can't leave it up past New Year's Day? Maybe if they didn't go up in the stores in September, we wouldn't be sick of them the day after Christmas.

I've started referring to the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas as "Consumer-mas Time" (not that I'm the originator of that idea) and "Christmas Time" as beginning on the 25th and running for the historical 12 Days.
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Mackinaw
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Posted on Friday, January 13, 2006 - 1:59 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Jsmeyers and H_steve, as a corollary, you could definitly make a legitimate case that the Christmas season goes until February 2nd, the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord (this is from at least a Catholic point of view I know).

Great last point, H_Steve...from Christmas through January is the time to hear Christmas songs, not so much leading up. Playing songs before Christmas is just so that people will get in the spirit and buy, buy, buy.

Anyhow, the tree makes C-Martius festive as hopefully will be up for three more weeks (SP XL).
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Pam
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Posted on Friday, January 13, 2006 - 2:52 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)


quote:

Maybe they plan on decorating it for the Super Bowl,




Actually not a bad idea, otherwise I think a Christmas tree in Feb. is going to look silly.
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Susanarosa
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Post Number: 664
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Posted From: 68.79.116.168
Posted on Friday, January 13, 2006 - 2:54 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Old superstitions are to have all of your christmas decorations down before Twelfth Night (the epiphany)or the rest of your year will be accursed.
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Psip
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Posted on Friday, January 13, 2006 - 2:59 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I can think of a few other trees that need to come down, like the one on the roof on the Fort Shelby and the Lafayette.
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Supersport
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Posted on Friday, January 13, 2006 - 3:34 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

KEEP THAT SCHITT UP!
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Lmichigan
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Posted on Friday, January 13, 2006 - 5:30 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Well, with bulk pick-up not....:-)
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Naturalsister
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Posted on Sunday, January 15, 2006 - 2:09 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Quote:

KEEP THAT SCHITT UP!

Enough said.

later - naturalsister
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Leoqueen
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Posted on Sunday, January 15, 2006 - 2:30 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Last year my tree stayed up until April
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East_detroit
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Post Number: 470
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Posted on Sunday, January 15, 2006 - 3:10 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Which would look better for the Motown Winter Blast?

The fountain with alternating colors...

The tree with lights...
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Shark
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Posted on Sunday, January 15, 2006 - 6:22 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Keep it up, it looks nice.
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Kurwo
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Posted on Sunday, January 15, 2006 - 7:13 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Have we had the troublingly named Feast of the Circumcision yet?

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Upon the Circumcision

John Milton

YE flaming Powers, and winged Warriours bright,
That erst with Musick, and triumphant song
First heard by happy watchful Shepherds ear,
So sweetly sung your Joy the Clouds along
Through the soft silence of the list'ning night;

Now mourn, and if sad share with us to bear
Your fiery essence can distill no tear,
Burn in your sighs, and borrow
Seas wept from our deep sorrow,
He who with all Heav'ns heraldry whileare
Enter'd the world, now bleeds to give us ease;
Alas, how soon our sin
Sore doth begin
His Infancy to sease!

O more exceeding love or law more just?
Just law indeed, but more exceeding love!
For we by rightfull doom remediles
Were lost in death, till he that dwelt above
High thron'd in secret bliss, for us frail dust
Emptied his glory, ev'n to nakednes;
And that great Cov'nant which we still transgress
Intirely satisfi'd,
And the full wrath beside
Of vengeful Justice bore for our excess,
And seals obedience first with wounding smart This day, but O ere long
Huge pangs and strong
Will pierce more neer his heart.
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Zulu_warrior
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Posted on Sunday, January 15, 2006 - 7:25 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

"Every Day is Christmas, and every night is New Year's Eve."

-Sade
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Hamtramck_steve
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Posted on Sunday, January 15, 2006 - 8:03 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The Feast of the Circumcision is the 8th day after Christmas, so the western Church took care of it on January 1. Those churches using the old calendar celebrated it yesterday, I think.
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Jerome81
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Posted on Tuesday, January 17, 2006 - 3:33 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Will they put up a sign?

"This tree was illegally cut"

ha.
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Solarflare
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Posted on Tuesday, January 17, 2006 - 11:20 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

After that it can be used to mark a giant ice-fishing hole.
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Susanarosa
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Posted on Wednesday, January 18, 2006 - 3:37 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Are my eyes deceiving me or are that tearing that tree down?
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Psip
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Posted on Wednesday, January 18, 2006 - 3:46 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Sure looks like they are doing something
Pix

http://www.campusmartiuspark.org/webcam.htm
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Susanarosa
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Posted on Wednesday, January 18, 2006 - 3:48 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

From outside my window I can see a cherry picker off Woodward and the bottom of the tree is gone...
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Psip
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Posted on Wednesday, January 18, 2006 - 3:50 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Gotta make room for a beer tent.
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Susanarosa
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Posted on Wednesday, January 18, 2006 - 4:01 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Seriously?
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Bsu
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Posted on Wednesday, January 18, 2006 - 4:15 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I was just in Campus Martius park a couple of hours ago and a work crew was cutting branches off the bottom of the tree. It appeared they were taking it down. Sorry to change the subject but I just have to say,I was amazed by the amount of work going on all over downtown. It's hard to point out one area or project anymore, because there are just too many. Keep up the good work Detroit.

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