History UsefulNotes / ChristmasInJapan

6th Jun '15 3:22:35 PM ShinyTsukkomi
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21st Dec '14 2:00:51 PM crusader777
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Christmas is also considered a very romantic holiday, and lovers are supposed to spend the evening together doing [[RuleOfRomantic suitably romantic things]]. It is really crucial for single women in Japan to have someone to spend Christmas Eve with; it is also really important where they spend Christmas Eve and what present they receive. The whole evening must be very special, gorgeous and romantic. Japanese women who have a boyfriend tend to show off, so women who don't are not happy to talk about the topic. In this respect, Christmas Eve in Japan is very much like Valentine's Day in the west (right down to the miserable single women who don't want to celebrate). Perhaps for this reason, staple Christmas songs in Japan include "Christmas Eve" by Tatsurō Yamashita and "Last Christmas" by WHAM!, which both speak to heartbreak and loneliness on Christmas. After hearing them seemingly on repeat at any commercial venue, you're sure to be sick of them well before Christmas.
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Christmas is also considered a very romantic holiday, and lovers are supposed to spend the evening together doing [[RuleOfRomantic suitably romantic things]]. It is seen as really crucial for single women in Japan to have someone to spend Christmas Eve with; it is also really important where they spend Christmas Eve and what present they receive. The whole evening must be very special, gorgeous and romantic. Japanese women who have a boyfriend tend to show off, so women who don't are not happy to talk about the topic. In this respect, Christmas Eve in Japan is very much like Valentine's Day in the west (right down to the miserable single women singles who don't want to celebrate). Perhaps for this reason, staple Christmas songs in Japan include "Christmas Eve" by Tatsurō Yamashita and "Last Christmas" by WHAM!, which both speak to heartbreak and loneliness on Christmas. After hearing them seemingly on repeat at any commercial venue, you're sure to be sick of them well before Christmas.
10th Nov '14 8:23:00 AM SaiyaJedi
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The main celebration revolves around Christmas Eve and not Christmas Day, as opposed to U.S. practice but common in some European countries.
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The main celebration revolves around Christmas Eve and not Christmas Day, as opposed to U.S. practice but common in some European countries. countries. Decorations typically go up at commercial centers and storefronts at the beginning of November, then disappear the morning of December 25th, to be hastily replaced by decorations for Japanese New Year's.

Christmas is also considered a very romantic holiday, and lovers are supposed to spend the evening together doing [[RuleOfRomantic suitably romantic things]]. It is really crucial for single women in Japan to have someone to spend Christmas Eve with; it is also really important where they spend Christmas Eve and what present they receive. The whole evening must be very special, gorgeous and romantic. Japanese women who have a boyfriend tend to show off, so women who don't are not happy to talk about the topic. In this respect, Christmas Eve in Japan is very much like Valentine's Day in the west (right down to the miserable single women who don't want to celebrate).
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Christmas is also considered a very romantic holiday, and lovers are supposed to spend the evening together doing [[RuleOfRomantic suitably romantic things]]. It is really crucial for single women in Japan to have someone to spend Christmas Eve with; it is also really important where they spend Christmas Eve and what present they receive. The whole evening must be very special, gorgeous and romantic. Japanese women who have a boyfriend tend to show off, so women who don't are not happy to talk about the topic. In this respect, Christmas Eve in Japan is very much like Valentine's Day in the west (right down to the miserable single women who don't want to celebrate). celebrate). Perhaps for this reason, staple Christmas songs in Japan include "Christmas Eve" by Tatsurō Yamashita and "Last Christmas" by WHAM!, which both speak to heartbreak and loneliness on Christmas. After hearing them seemingly on repeat at any commercial venue, you're sure to be sick of them well before Christmas.
29th Apr '14 5:15:37 PM RhoEpsilon
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Christmas is also considered a very romantic holiday, and lovers are supposed to spend the evening together doing [[RuleOfRomantic suitably romantic things]]. It is really crucial for single women in Japan to have someone to spend Christmas Eve with; it is also really important where they spend Christmas Eve and what present they receive. The whole evening must be very special, gorgeous and romantic. Japanese women who have a boyfriend tend to show off, so women who don't are not happy to talk about the topic. In this respect, Christmas Eve in Japan is very much like Valentine's Day in the west.
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Christmas is also considered a very romantic holiday, and lovers are supposed to spend the evening together doing [[RuleOfRomantic suitably romantic things]]. It is really crucial for single women in Japan to have someone to spend Christmas Eve with; it is also really important where they spend Christmas Eve and what present they receive. The whole evening must be very special, gorgeous and romantic. Japanese women who have a boyfriend tend to show off, so women who don't are not happy to talk about the topic. In this respect, Christmas Eve in Japan is very much like Valentine's Day in the west. west (right down to the miserable single women who don't want to celebrate).
29th Apr '14 5:15:37 PM RhoEpsilon
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12th Jan '14 6:23:44 PM Orbitron24
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There is also a joke that compares Christmas to a woman's age. Cake shops throughout Japan always try to sell all their Christmas cakes before Christmas Eve. Any cakes left after Christmas are seen to be very old or out of date. Unmarried women over 25 years old used to be called 'unsold ChristmasCake'. Since the average age for marriage has changed, with people marrying older and older, and cakes [[LikesOlderWomen are delicious]], this joke is falling out of use, thankfully.
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There is also a joke that compares Christmas to a woman's age. Cake shops throughout Japan always try to sell all their Christmas cakes before Christmas Eve. Any cakes left after Christmas are seen to be very old or out of date. Unmarried women over 25 years old used to be called 'unsold ChristmasCake'. Since the average age for marriage has changed, with people marrying older and older, and cakes [[LikesOlderWomen are delicious]], this joke is falling out of use, thankfully. use.
12th Jan '14 6:22:10 PM Orbitron24
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More to the point, the main celebration revolves around Christmas Eve and not Christmas Day.
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More to the point, the The main celebration revolves around Christmas Eve and not Christmas Day. Day, as opposed to U.S. practice but common in some European countries.
26th May '12 9:35:00 AM FELH2
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27th Mar '12 12:48:45 PM tracer
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Christmas is also considered a very romantic holiday, and lovers are supposed to spend the evening together doing [[RuleOfRomantic suitably romantic things]]. It is really crucial for single women in Japan to have someone to spend Christmas Eve with; it is also really important where they spend Christmas Eve and what present they receive. The whole evening must be very special, gorgeous and romantic. Japanese women who have a boyfriend tend to show off, so women who don't are not happy to talk about the topic.
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Christmas is also considered a very romantic holiday, and lovers are supposed to spend the evening together doing [[RuleOfRomantic suitably romantic things]]. It is really crucial for single women in Japan to have someone to spend Christmas Eve with; it is also really important where they spend Christmas Eve and what present they receive. The whole evening must be very special, gorgeous and romantic. Japanese women who have a boyfriend tend to show off, so women who don't are not happy to talk about the topic. topic. In this respect, Christmas Eve in Japan is very much like Valentine's Day in the west.
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