Christmas, do you celebrate?

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Seems a little hypocritical to celebrate Xmas if one isn't a Christian?
It's a birthday party?
Never did understand the whole "family gathering" aspect to celebrate a long dead dude?
And the commercialization of the whole bloody thing....???
Why is it a stat?
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I'm perfectly fine with Christmas, not so much with Xmas.

Religious holiday? Absolutely, for those who believe.

Just a day off work? Yes, for those who don't believe, and they can thank our forefathers who believed.

And if you don't believe and don't think it should be a stat, then go to work and tell your boss to just pay you straight time.
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Bigbacardi wrote: Dec 11th, 2022, 4:13 pm Seems a little hypocritical to celebrate Xmas if one isn't a Christian?
Why is that? Christmas is not a "Christian" holiday. Never was.
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Nope.

I do enjoy some time off, but as far as all the Jesus being born stuff it's all bunch of baloney.
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Christians co-opted winter solstice from the pagans and made it his "birthday", so it's not hypocritical at all to celebrate this time of year as the pagans did.
We have always celebrated christmas, but not the christ part, just the family getting together for dinners, going to parties, and having a few days off.
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Season Greetings, Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and of course my favourite Happy Festivus.
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My grandmother said don’t take the Christ out of Christmas but Xmas means the exact same eons ago.
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Bigbacardi wrote: Dec 11th, 2022, 4:13 pm Seems a little hypocritical to celebrate Xmas if one isn't a Christian?
Why? My family exchanges gifts and that's about it. No Christian stuff involved.
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GordonH wrote: Dec 11th, 2022, 6:05 pmmy favourite Happy Festivus.
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Bsuds wrote: Dec 11th, 2022, 6:32 pm
GordonH wrote: Dec 11th, 2022, 6:05 pmmy favourite Happy Festivus.
Wasn't he Marshal Dillons sidekick on Gunsmoke? :biggrin:
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The odds that December 25 was in fact Jesus' birth day are not very good. The day was likely chosen because it coincides (roughly) with the winter solstice.

It is apparently much more likely that he was born in September based on biblical references to what was going on at the time.

Be that as it may, I am not much of a fan of Christmas anymore. I used to be but the ways n which it has become twisted with commerce has made it, for me, an almost unbearable time of year,

The insanity and commercialism is not representative of anything good.

So, I don't know that I "celebrate it" it as much as I recognize it.

As long as everyone enjoys each others company and can take some time to relax and de-stress, I am good with that.
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mexi cali wrote: Dec 12th, 2022, 9:25 am The odds that December 25 was in fact Jesus' birth day are not very good. The day was likely chosen because it coincides (roughly) with the winter solstice.

It is apparently much more likely that he was born in September based on biblical references to what was going on at the time.

Be that as it may, I am not much of a fan of Christmas anymore. I used to be but the ways n which it has become twisted with commerce has made it, for me, an almost unbearable time of year,

The insanity and commercialism is not representative of anything good.

So, I don't know that I "celebrate it" it as much as I recognize it.

As long as everyone enjoys each others company and can take some time to relax and de-stress, I am good with that.
Over my many decades I’ve noticed consumption of alcohol in many Families holiday get togethers apparently helps.
I am happy to say not needed in our family though.
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Btfsplck wrote: Dec 11th, 2022, 5:54 pm Christians co-opted winter solstice from the pagans and made it his "birthday", so it's not hypocritical at all to celebrate this time of year as the pagans did.
We have always celebrated christmas, but not the christ part, just the family getting together for dinners, going to parties, and having a few days off.
christians pretty much stole every pagan holiday and made it their own
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Even Steven wrote: Dec 11th, 2022, 5:47 pm Nope.

I do enjoy some time off, but as far as all the Jesus being born stuff it's all bunch of baloney.
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At my house, Christmas is typically written as Xmas because it's just easier, but not because any of us are against the Jesus part of it. But, nobody here even thinks about Jesus or faith in any way on or around Christmas. The time of year is when my kids get out of school for 2 weeks at home when it's often snowy out. It's a magical time for them. They wake up Xmas morning to presents we bought at a store, and get to watch them extend their belief in Santa just one more year. For me, it's a chance to spend time with my family and avoid the mall. I just can't stomach the Xmas music played non stop from Nov 15 onward.

But as mentioned above, Christmas did not start out a Christian holiday. That part was borrowed.

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