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View Poll Results: Do you celebrate Christmas
Yes 48 73.85%
No 17 26.15%
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Old 12-09-2011, 09:53 PM
 
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I do put up some non religious ornaments and have extra food in the house, I used to put up a tree but haven't in the past few years...it's just a "going along with the rest of the world" type thing but not whole heartedly celebrating...I used to do more celebrating in the US because I had a family situation there...
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Old 12-11-2011, 04:37 PM
 
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Why is it silly? Why don't you celebrate Diwali, Hanukkah, or Solstice? Why only Christian holidays?
Is New York decorated for Diwali???

XMAS is a part of western culture whether you like it or not.
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Old 12-11-2011, 07:52 PM
 
Location: NC, USA
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Do you celebrate Christmas?

Of course, I wouldn't spoil the magic that is wrapped up in the whole Santa Clause notion. It's a great excuse to spoil grandchildren. AND.....I like giving and getting presents as much as the next guy. A good feast is always welcome.
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Old 12-11-2011, 10:45 PM
 
Location: Katonah, NY
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Sure I do! I love it! So does my hubby! Thanksgiving is actually my favorite holiday - but I love me some Christmas, too! We have a beautiful tree (Chanukah bush, as my dad used to call it), hubby put up lights on our house, we have our stockings up, a wreath on the door, and I'll soon start making cookies! I'm not religious at all. Christmas to me is a time of love, family, giving, food, and good cheer!
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Old 12-11-2011, 10:57 PM
 
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My wife and I buy things for each other as needed. We dont wait until the end of the year to give presents to one another so in that aspect no we dont celebrate Christmas. To us, its about "peace on Earth, good will towards man" not buying presents for people.
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Old 12-12-2011, 11:38 AM
 
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Just to add (as i saw this was the atheist area) that my wife and I are Christians. We just dont buy into the "you have to buy stuff for everyone and sing about jolly old Saint Nicholas (sp?)"craze.
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Old 12-12-2011, 01:12 PM
 
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Default Cover me. I'm going in!

I was raised Catholic. Although I am no longer a believer, and I do not "celebrate" any religious or theological aspects of Christmas, I do subject myself to the torture of untangling lights every year.

I also put up a tree, which I've come to think of as a "memory tree" as every ornament reminds me of either the person who gave it to me or a place I've been. Some of the ornaments are 25 years old, going back to Secret Santas in offices, and so on, so half the fun is taking everything out and thinking of all the good times and wonderful people who have been part of my life.

And now, if you do not hear from me for a few days, it's because I've either been injured getting all of my holiday stuff out of the closet--"we only use it once a year so just put it in the back" always seems like a good idea at the time--or I've set the place on fire with the lights.
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Old 12-12-2011, 09:54 PM
 
Location: Staten Island, New York
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I still like it. I think decorating a tree is fun, I love FOOD, and of course, presents! My family still believes and it's a nice family time here.
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Old 12-13-2011, 03:04 AM
 
Location: Victoria, BC.
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History of the holiday today celebrated as Christmas...


To XMAS And Beyond! - YouTube
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Old 12-15-2011, 01:20 AM
 
Location: Bronx
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Xmas is about sharing presents and materlistic consumerism plus procreation which happened om every december 25th from people who worshipped zues to jesus. Two jesus christ was not born on xmas day, his birth is unknown. The roman authorities and the sillly council nicea placed christ birthday on december 25th which used to be a pagan holiday about harvest and winter. Even santa is greek and shared gifts with pagan children. Im an athiest I celebrate xmas.

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