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dablan
12-25-2003, 11:46 AM
Hey all you LightWave nuts!

Merry Christmas!

riki
12-25-2003, 05:04 PM
Merry Christmas Dan, hope your having a good one. It's already Boxing Day in Sydney.

dablan
12-25-2003, 10:24 PM
Thanks Riki!
It was good.
Ate too much.


Boxing Day?

riki
12-25-2003, 10:35 PM
To be honest I'm not sure myself what boxing day is, but it always falls on the 26th the day after xmas.

Maybe it's when you beat your friends up who didn't send a card.

okay I did a search:


Boxing Day

In England a long time ago…

Servants were required to work on Christmas. They were responsible for making the holiday run smoothly for wealthy landowners. They were allowed to take leave on December 26th and visit their families. The employers gave each servant a box containing gifts and bonuses. In addition, around the 800s' churches opened their alms boxes (boxes where people place monetary donations) and distributed the contents to poor.

In England today…

Few people have servants but the custom of giving gifts or money to those who provide service continues. It is also popular to visit grandparents and shop (the after Christmas discounts begin). Many people get the day off from work. Boxing Day is also celebrated in places where the English have settled like Australia, New Zealand and Canada. Our friends in Scotland tell us it is also celebrate there! Some places observe Boxing Day on December 26th and some celebrate it on the first weekday following Christmas, so, if Christmas falls on Friday or Saturday Boxing Day would be on the following Monday.

Now, the actual origin of this holiday is debatable and has been debated, one idea being more popular than the other at a given time.

hrgiger
12-26-2003, 06:16 AM
Merry Christmas Dan and Riki and the rest of the Lightwave community.

riki
12-26-2003, 06:43 AM
Thanks Steve merry christmas, hope you have a great New Year.

PS check my Chrsitmassy Alien Pix if you get a chance, I need all the feedback I can get.

http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?threadid=96612

willog
12-27-2003, 04:33 PM
Bit late replying here guys but been away.

Best wishes to you Dan and to all the lightwave addicts around here.

Hope you all have a great time with family n friends OH and make sure you have a really good new year.

AngelDream
12-29-2003, 09:25 PM
Merry Christmas everybody, and a very happy new year!!:D