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Old 12-18-2007, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Metrowest, MA
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Beside going to church, stay home with family and movie...

Any idea about things one can do on Christmas day for those who do not go to church?

 
Old 12-18-2007, 01:10 PM
 
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Go to a Chinese restaurant and be prepared to wait for a table.
Go walking in some touristy attraction, like Walden Pond or downtown Boston, and appreciate that it's not crowded.
Do whatever you would do at home or in town on a normal day off work.
Observe the holiday frenzy as if you are a Martian learning about alien customs.

Know that many people just find it to be just another day, and some of us even work. And get overtime.
 
Old 12-18-2007, 01:37 PM
 
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I can't help you for Christmas but we've always made it a tradition to go see all the ice sculptures on New Year's Day. No "First Night" crowds and unless it's very warm (very unlikely this year!), the sculptures are in great shape!
 
Old 12-18-2007, 01:50 PM
 
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Beside going to church, stay home with family and movie...

Any idea about things one can do on Christmas day for those who do not go to church?
visit arch street, the paulist center. yes, somewhat church, why we have Christmas. walk the freedom trail, visit Boston gardens. Enjoy, the peace!

The Boston Public Gardens, and enjoy! Regarding Arch Street-it is open to all.

It always gave me peace- Downtown Boston would be so neat to explore.
 
Old 12-18-2007, 02:34 PM
 
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Those of us of the Jewish persuasion usually go to a deli and a movie.
 
Old 12-19-2007, 08:34 AM
 
Location: West of Boston
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You can get a temp job at the mall
If you're Jewish you can go to the Matzo Ball on Christmas Eve, but it's typically for singles.
 
Old 12-19-2007, 08:55 AM
 
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I once went to an early show of "My Dinner With Andre" on Xmas Day with a Jewish friend, thinking we'd be the only ones there. We got sold out and had to wait for the next show.
I don't think one must do anything. It's a day off, assuming it IS a day off. Do whatever you feel like doing on a day off.
 
Old 12-19-2007, 09:03 AM
 
Location: West of Boston
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You can also go ice skating w/the whole family ... try New England Sports Center near Solomon Pond Mall. Then you can go to the Regal for a movie afterwards.
 
Old 12-20-2007, 01:39 PM
 
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Even for those who go to church, it's still not an all day affair! (at least for us Methodists)

Go volunteer somewhere.

You don't have to be Christian or a church-goer to participate in the true spirit of Christmas.

For example, my cousin and her husband take their 3 kids to serve breakfast at the Ronald McDonald House near them every Christmas morning. Yes, even before seeing what Santa brought. They go to mass on Christmas Eve, and I'm not sure whether they go or not on Christmas Day...

Have a dinner party with your friends/family

Build a snowman!

Whatever you do, have a Merry one, Church-goer or not.
 
Old 12-20-2007, 02:23 PM
 
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You can volunteer at Community Servings in Jamaica Plain. They prepare free, home delivered meals for people across eastern Massachusetts that are critically ill. 95% of their clients live in poverty.

A bunch of us from the company I work for went there to prepare meals a few weeks ago. They're a wonderful organization and actually a really fun crew of people to work with. www.servings.org.
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