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Folklore: Do you Put Out for Santa?

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Subject: Folklore: Do you Put Out for Santa?
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 12 Dec 10 - 10:14 PM

Well, it's nearly that time of year again, so now you have to consider seriously, taking itno all the consequences of doing it, or of not doing it.





Will YOU Put Out for Santa this year?


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Do you Put Out for Santa?
From: Joe Offer
Date: 13 Dec 10 - 12:05 AM

I'm going to assume that this was a misclick, that it was really intended to be a non-music (BS) thread.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Do you Put Out for Santa?
From: meself
Date: 13 Dec 10 - 12:06 AM

Rather personal question, isn't it?


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Do you Put Out for Santa?
From: ClaireBear
Date: 13 Dec 10 - 12:27 AM

I do. I put out salami, cheese and French bread -- or sometimes lasagne -- and (always) a glass of red wine. I figure Santa is probably pretty sick of cookies by the time he hits California.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Do you Put Out for Santa?
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 13 Dec 10 - 12:39 AM

This was NOT a misclick - it is an old fashined bit of Folklore Tradition.

When did it start?

If some people's first thoughts reveal that they just have a dirty mind, as my grandmas would say "they should be ashamed". There are only so many characters available in the title, you know!


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Do you Put Out for Santa?
From: meself
Date: 13 Dec 10 - 01:01 AM

I am ashamed.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Do you Put Out for Santa?
From: Ebbie
Date: 13 Dec 10 - 01:06 AM

Humph. I'm not ashamed. Since Daddy and Santa tend to be interchangeable, where's the harm?


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Do you Put Out for Santa?
From: Janie
Date: 13 Dec 10 - 01:20 AM

Of course! Cookies and milk, and carrots for the reindeer.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Do you Put Out for Santa?
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 13 Dec 10 - 05:47 AM

Nope


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Do you Put Out for Santa?
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 13 Dec 10 - 06:06 AM

Yes, a mince pie and a glass of sherry for Father Christmas, and a carrot for his reindeer (principally Rudolf). My African husband half believes it's all true, especially when he sees all the things are consumed by morning.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Do you Put Out for Santa?
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 13 Dec 10 - 07:29 AM

So what songs do you know about the ritual of Putting Out for Santa? I have some rattling around the back of my head, but just can't think of them.

I really do want this to be a Music Thread ....


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Do you Put Out for Santa?
From: GUEST,Patsy
Date: 13 Dec 10 - 09:31 AM

When I was little I used to leave out a glass of sherry a mince pie a Quality Street chocolate, some nuts and a carrot for the reindeer. One Christmas morning I howled the place down because everything else was gone but mean Santa hadn't picked up the carrot for Rudolf. Shame on him!


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Do you Put Out for Santa?
From: Wesley S
Date: 13 Dec 10 - 09:45 AM

I know for a fact that Santa doesn't drink when he's working. And he never gets tired of milk and cookies. He has a special DNA makeup that makes him able to consume large quantities of them. So skim milk is not necessary.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Do you Put Out for Santa?
From: katlaughing
Date: 13 Dec 10 - 11:38 AM

Here ya go Fooles: Mommy puts out for Santa.:-)


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Do you Put Out for Santa?
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 13 Dec 10 - 11:50 AM

In the memory gained in my long life (my experience of folklore, if you will), I have ONE meaning assigned to the words "puts out", and it doesn't have to do with the charitable donation of snacks to a midnight gift-bringer!

"Charitable", yes, possibly. But not calorific.

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Do you Put Out for Santa?
From: Art Thieme
Date: 13 Dec 10 - 02:33 PM

One Christmas I left a package of condoms for him. The day dawned and he had replaced them in my stocking. All had been used.

Art


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Do you Put Out for Santa?
From: gnu
Date: 13 Dec 10 - 02:51 PM

Cookies and milk?


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Do you Put Out for Santa?
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 13 Dec 10 - 07:32 PM

katlaughing

Thank you for taking me seriously...

well, "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" comes close, if you'll allow me to say that.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Do you Put Out for Santa?
From: katlaughing
Date: 13 Dec 10 - 10:46 PM

Why certainly, Foolestroupe; it's the first song that came to mind, even though I don't particularly like it.:-)

I don't know how accurate THIS ARTICLE IS, but it does give some "folklore" about the traditions from which it may have stemmed.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Do you Put Out for Santa?
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 14 Dec 10 - 12:49 PM

Definitely sherry, mince pie and a carrot for the reindeer.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Do you Put Out for Santa?
From: GUEST,Suibhne Astray
Date: 14 Dec 10 - 01:33 PM

Putting Out for Santa (there must be better term for this) is simply to give kids another level of evidence for his visit than presents. As kids we would leave out cake and glass of sherry which, come morning, would be an empty glass and crumbs on the plate. There was always that moment of hushed reverence and wonderment to think that Santa had actually been.

Here's something though, can anybody recall being traumatised or otherwise feeling let down upon discovering that Santa didn't, in fact, exist? I never did, and even now might play with notions of Father Xmas and other such folklore which provides a rather absurd counterpoint to the religious stuff. People still bang on about the real meaning of Xmas (as WAV did recently) but what is more real - Santa Claus or Jesus Christ? Personally I can live quite happily with both but I don't think anyone was ever put to death for not believing in Father Xmas.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Do you Put Out for Santa?
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 14 Dec 10 - 02:13 PM

Intrestin Sean, still think your holding on to the possibility of SC/FC. I think throwing in fake evidence is dodgy but they all do it.

We visited the Church of St Nicholas in Turkey earlier this year, Intrestin for sure. batted along for a thousand odd years as an Orthodox St of no particular standing until Czar Nicholas visited and kicked all sorts off. Throw in some present giving from holland and that red coat from Coca Cola and Turkey is forgotten (! get that?)

Cheers
Les


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Do you Put Out for Santa?
From: frogprince
Date: 14 Dec 10 - 10:40 PM

What do good little girls get for Christmas? Not as much as bad little girls.


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