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    Luke Cage, wrongly convicted and unjustly imprisoned, was altered in a failed prison experiment that granted him unbreakable skin and superhuman strength. With his street smarts, and unending determination to do right, he fights for the common man! He eventually married Jessica Jones and had a daughter with her. Luke was also a member of The Avengers and the Leader of Thunderbolts for a time.

    what does sweet christmas mean ?

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    Edited By darkcloakx

     and why does luke cage say that ?

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    #1  Edited By Decoy Elite

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

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    #2  Edited By darkcloakx

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

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    #3  Edited By The_Martian

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

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    #4  Edited By xerox_kitty

    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  Edited By darkcloakx

    ok, i was just curious. 

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    #6  Edited By omdway

    it translates loosley to...                                      HOLY $H!T 
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    #7  Edited By cbishop
    @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."
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    #8  Edited By turoksonofstone

    "Sweet Jesus" would be my guess as well.

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    #9  Edited By Night Thrasher

    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"

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    #10  Edited By Osiris1428

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

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