what does sweet christmas mean ?

Posted by darkcloakx (788 posts) - - Show Bio

 and why does luke cage say that ?

#1 Posted by Decoy Elite (30041 posts) - - Show Bio

It mean Sweet Christmas and Luke Cage says it because it's his catch phrase.

#2 Posted by darkcloakx (788 posts) - - Show Bio

isn't that a lame catch phrase to have though? 

#3 Posted by The_Martian (36980 posts) - - Show Bio

From what I've seen, he uses it as an expression when surprised or shocked.

#4 Posted by xerox_kitty (15761 posts) - - Show Bio

The House of M Luke Cage explained that his mother hated swearing... so he would swear & cuss even more.  Then on her deathbed, he promised that he would never swear again.  Hence, 'Sweet Christmas' instead of F-ing or blinding. 
 
I can only presume that the same applies for the regular Earth-616 Luke Cage since the House of M was based off the mainstream heroes.
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#5 Posted by darkcloakx (788 posts) - - Show Bio

ok, i was just curious. 

#6 Posted by omdway (307 posts) - - Show Bio

it translates loosley to...                                      HOLY $H!T 
#7 Edited by cbishop (6936 posts) - - Show Bio
@xerox-kitty said:

"The House of M Luke Cage explained that his mother hated swearing... so he would swear & cuss even more.  Then on her deathbed, he promised that he would never swear again.  Hence, 'Sweet Christmas' instead of F-ing or blinding.  I can only presume that the same applies for the regular Earth-616 Luke Cage since the House of M was based off the mainstream heroes. "


I didn't know someone had finally had the character explain that!  Awesome! 
 
@darkcloakx: Back in the day, it was just his pseudo-swear word, because comics didn't use regular swear words.  It's such tradition now though, I'm glad they've found an explanation for it. Now, he just needs to say it in a movie. lol 
 
@omdway:  I'd say it was probably meant to be more like "Sweet Jesus."
#8 Posted by turoksonofstone (13199 posts) - - Show Bio

"Sweet Jesus" would be my guess as well.

#9 Posted by Night Thrasher (3581 posts) - - Show Bio

It's a substitue for "Jesus Christ" b/c you couldn't put "Christ" in media. You could say "Sweet Christmas" but not "Jesus Christ"

#10 Posted by Osiris1428 (1349 posts) - - Show Bio

  The TRUE story of the origin of "SWEET CHRISTMAS", as told by the late Dwayne McDuffie. He will be missed....

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