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DAYS: Horton Ornament Ceremony: 2011 Edition


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The only thing that stands out for me is one more statement "The Bradys alone are the real core family at Days".

I'll wait before I pass final judgements, but I'm not liking the sounds of this. For the past 30 years of my soap-opera viewership, there were certain traditions I incorporated into my personal life - and one of them was watching Days on Christmas Eve to get the story at the hospital then the tree ceremony with the Hortons. Even when I was years without watching any other day, I would still tune in Christmas Eve to watch the show.

Who are these writers and who do they think they are appealing to? I haven't watched in weeks, what they gave Magic as a wedding was insulting in more ways than I can count and I'm not seeing a single story that is worth my time and attention.

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I don't see the big deal about the tree decorating happening so early. My mother always puts the Christmas tree/decorations up the weekend after Thanksgiving.

The christmas episode does not have to be realistic, it just has to be a nice celebration of christmas. Since no one is in the holiday mood on the 6th and the day before christmas is when we would expect a holiday episode, by putting it on the 6th it will mean the ornaments will be a Hallmark moment in non-holiday world. Dec 24th, sing all the Bing Crosby songs you want. Dec 6th, sorry don't bother me.

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I don't see the big deal about the tree decorating happening so early. My mother always puts the Christmas tree/decorations up the weekend after Thanksgiving.

The tree is always decorated far before the special Horton Ornaments are placed on the tree. They are put on during an age-old ritual on Christmas Eve. If it was merely having a decorating party on the 6th - no problem. But to place the Horton Ornaments on the tree that early diminishes their significance IMO, and certain slaps the face of tradition.

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The tree is always decorated far before the special Horton Ornaments are placed on the tree. They are put on during an age-old ritual on Christmas Eve. If it was merely having a decorating party on the 6th - no problem. But to place the Horton Ornaments on the tree that early diminishes their significance IMO, and certain slaps the face of tradition.

Quite frankly, the fact that they are having it all is a joy to me, considering most of the soap traditions have gone the way of the dinosaurs in recent years. Special moments and family being together doesn't need a specific date. It's the holiday season, and it will be a happy event. That's all that matters.

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The tree is always decorated far before the special Horton Ornaments are placed on the tree. They are put on during an age-old ritual on Christmas Eve. If it was merely having a decorating party on the 6th - no problem. But to place the Horton Ornaments on the tree that early diminishes their significance IMO, and certain slaps the face of tradition.

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Quite frankly, the fact that they are having it all is a joy to me, considering most of the soap traditions have gone the way of the dinosaurs in recent years. Special moments and family being together doesn't need a specific date. It's the holiday season, and it will be a happy event. That's all that matters.

Mmmm….. if this was other shows that prove time and time again they don't respect their history or traditions, then I might be inclined to agree. But Days has been very loud and clear on their "respecting history" and "respecting vets". Arguably it's BS except for a few chosen vets, but when they brag so loudly about the importance or the Hortons and traditions, then don't even keep the most basic one intact, I'm not so amused.

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Quite frankly, the fact that they are having it all is a joy to me, considering most of the soap traditions have gone the way of the dinosaurs in recent years. Special moments and family being together doesn't need a specific date. It's the holiday season, and it will be a happy event. That's all that matters.

Good point. I'd rather have an early "Horton Balls" ceremony than what I saw on Y&R's Thanksgiving episode: crazy Patty snuggling next to Jack, whose dinner she just drugged with some kind of sleeping medication. (Gobble-gobble, everyone!)

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The only thing that stands out for me is one more statement "The Bradys alone are the real core family at Days".

I'll wait before I pass final judgements, but I'm not liking the sounds of this. For the past 30 years of my soap-opera viewership, there were certain traditions I incorporated into my personal life - and one of them was watching Days on Christmas Eve to get the story at the hospital then the tree ceremony with the Hortons. Even when I was years without watching any other day, I would still tune in Christmas Eve to watch the show.

Who are these writers and who do they think they are appealing to? I haven't watched in weeks, what they gave Magic as a wedding was insulting in more ways than I can count and I'm not seeing a single story that is worth my time and attention.

I'm with you. We always, ALWAYS tune in to the Christmas episodes of DAYS. And when we do, we do it expecting to hear the Christmas story read and, most importantly, to watch the Hortons hang their special ornaments. Even during the Reilly years, when the DAYS I grew up with was virtually unrecognizable, we still got the Hortons hanging their balls. Hell, he even brought back Hortons many years, including Marie, Melissa, and that's when they started bringing Doug & Julie back every year. And it was always poignant wattching them hang the ornaments of those that had passed or were no longer on the show.

Watching them is a Christmas tradition in my house. I remember watching it with my Grandmother when she was alive, and I watch it with my mother every year. Hell, even my brothers and sister, who don't even really watch, end up watching the Hortons hang their balls every year on Christmas.

Not only is it a DAYS tradition, but a family tradition in many homes like mine.

I really needed this good laugh!

People getting upset over Christmas bulbs being hung a little early?

That just cracks me up!

How cute.

LMAO!!

Like I said and remos said, it's a Christmas tradition, both on the show and in certain people's families. It's not the same that it won't be part of the Christmas show this year for whatever reason

You have to understand, some of us having been watching DAYS with our parents and grandparents since we were little kids. For example, I was born in 1979 and have been watching and can remember watching since 1982. So for the past 29 years, every year on Christmas I've watched the Hortons hang those ornaments. Where other soaps have broken traditions or never had traditions in the first place, DAYS always did and this is probably the most important one.

Now I fully back MarDar and am LOVING what they're doing with the show, but the ornaments not being hung on the Christmas Eve episode is a HUGE disappointment and it breaks tradition. As Mystic Pizza's Leona would say, you don't monkey with tradition.

Yes, it's "tradition" to do it around Christmas, but I have no problem with it being done earlier. At least they are keeping the tradition. I really don't see the big deal.

I think my above post explains it pretty well, but as I said, for many people, like myself, watching the Hortons hang their ornaments on Christmas is as much an annual tradition as opening our gifts.

There HAS to be some reason that they're doing it early this year. What that is I'm not sure of but I'm POSITIVE there is something going on here and an explanation for this in story. Any of the actors would have told the writers/producers that this is a Christmas tradition so something is definitely up IMO, which is why this spoiler has me more curious than it does angry, especially with all this mystery surrounding Alice (a storyline that I'm LOVING and has me intrigued, far more than any DAYS storyline has in YEARS!).

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I have watched for over 25 years and I am not in the least upset that the show is going to hang their balls early.

LoL

I actually think it's not a big deal at all.

Some people are getting worked up for nothing.

Making drama where there is no need for any.

In total it takes what...5 minutes to show them hanging them on the show?

Maybe even 10 minutes?

I highly doubt everyone's ''tradition'' is going to be ruined by the time switch.

Maybe DVR it and just watch it on Christmas Eve then.

It will be just the same.

I can't be the only one who thinks it's funny how some fans get worked up over this???

Reminds me of the great bedsheet switch!

LMAO still.

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I have watched for over 25 years and I am not in the least upset that the show is going to hang their balls early.

LoL

I actually think it's not a big deal at all.

Some people are getting worked up for nothing.

Making drama where there is no need for any.

In total it takes what...5 minutes to show them hanging them on the show?

Maybe even 10 minutes?

I highly doubt everyone's ''tradition'' is going to be ruined by the time switch.

Maybe DVR it and just watch it on Christmas Eve then.

It will be just the same.

I can't be the only one who thinks it's funny how some fans get worked up over this???

Reminds me of the great bedsheet switch!

LMAO still.

For some reason that cracked me up....LOL

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