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Xmas (Yay or Nay?) Party

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  • Harry's Hofbrau

    390 Saratoga Avenue , San Jose, CA (map)

    37.320770 -121.970596

  • We will be in the banquet room in the back of the restaurant
  • Tonight let's celebrate being together this season! Join to discuss various xmas related topics with your fellow freethinkers! We will also have an optional white elephant gift exchange, a candy jar guessing game, an ugly christmas sweater contest (with prize!) and a non-publicly-listed movie of an enjoyable nature.

    New Members very welcome! Enjoy food and beverages sold by Harry's Hofbrau! There are plenty of tables to eat and hang out at where we are, in the banquet room!

    Discussion start times are meant to encourage you to participate in everything, but discussion tables will be active all evening.

    • 6:15pm First things first, are you okay? Are you dreading this? Isn't December a whole lot of THIS? Share, listen, connect with your fellow atheists about how much this time of the year can bum ya out. (Meet at the Blue table)

    • 6:45pm War On Christmas? Is there... really? The so-called "War on Christmas" (or less sensationally, the Christmas controversy) a primarily American right-wing demagogic neologism referring to secular attempts to keep the December solstice holiday shopping season culturally inclusive. It sets the standard by which all other manufactroversies may be judged. It is famously fought every year by none other than Bill O'Reilly. (Meet at the Red table)

    • 7:15pm Should atheists celebrate something else? Winter Solstice, Yule, Festival of Lights, Xmas, Saturnalia, Festivus,... nothing? (Meet at the Yellow table)

    • 7:45pm Do you actually love Christmas in some ways? Those twinkling lights? Black Friday/Cyber Monday? That movie A Christmas Story that you've seen repeatedly due to that 24-hour Christmas Eve marathon on TBS? Lying to children (about Santa Claus)? (Meet at the Green table)

    • 8:15pm White Elephant Gift Exchange! Bring a wrapped item priced between $10-$20, and play the swapping game where everyone wins... something. (Meet at the White table)

    • 8:45pm Estimation Candy Jar Winner Announcement

    • 8:50pm Ugly Sweater Winner Selection and Announcement! Winner will receive their very own ACSJ travel mug! (Everyone participating will get a consolation prize!)

    No ugly Xmas sweater? No worries! All members wearing an ACSJ shirt will also get a free gift as a thank you for your community support and pride!

    ACSJ shirts on sale for $10 at the welcome table.

    This event is totally free, though we do accept donations ( http://sanjoseatheists.org/donate/ ).

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  • Kurtis R.

    No discussion of the Trumpocalpyse? After all, if we're going to talk religion at the friends and family get together we might as well include politics. :smile:

    November 11

    • Kennita

      Hope you can make it, Larry! Either way, be safe on the road and enjoy the holiday!

      1 · November 13

    • Larry G.

      I plan to be there after all. I can't afford the trip. My sis will be upset, but that's how it goes. Maybe February.

      Kurtis, I will look forward to talking politics. You will actually be able to see me having apoplexy! ;^)

      4 days ago

  • Jim L.

    I'll be out of town in NJ but have fun.

    November 26

    • Kennita

      With a "Yay" ("Yea" ) crowd, I'll warrant :-) . You have fun anyhow, too!

      November 26

  • Sena & Alex H.

    Oh, good.

    November 19

  • Sena & Alex H.

    I misunderstood when I talked to Sean. I didn't realize that it was no longer joint with HCSV at Humanist House on the 30th. We would still like to have it there . The 21st would be fine. I am so disppointed at the change!

    November 19

    • Lyn C

      Yes, you misunderstood. We are having a New Year's potluck event on the 30th at Humanist House. This is a separate event.

      1 · November 19

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