Christmas, do you celebrate?

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what i hate is people of other religions who hate christianity but have zero problem with taking the ot or paid days off that come with them,
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the truth wrote: Dec 12th, 2022, 12:10 pm what i hate is people of other religions who hate christianity but have zero problem with taking the ot or paid days off that come with them,
Because it is Canadian LAW.
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We celebrate in our own way at my home. We take turns to which house the diner is at. We make sure it is all about visiting, feasting and then of course the few gifts but those come second.

It's a great time off with family in the middle of the cold season when none of my family would typically take time off. So we all end up visiting!
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Ferchristsakes people (pun intended), live and let live. Not religious, doesn't have to be a religious Holyday (pun intended) for you enjoy any way that suits you. If you are, enjoy this time of reflection and festivities.

Don't we all have bigger issues these days than to bicker about cultural customs?
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alanjh595 wrote: Dec 12th, 2022, 12:14 pm
Because it is Canadian LAW.
I believe t's part of the Labour code and not a Law.

Or everything would be shut down on a Stat Holiday.
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Bigbacardi wrote: Dec 11th, 2022, 4:13 pm Never did understand the whole "family gathering" aspect to celebrate a long dead dude?
Then how about having one day, not to 'celebrate' anything - but to say that day is Christian?

We got days for other stuff. Don't we have one day for some dead British woman - not even a Canadian - called Victoria day?

We have to stop thinking of anything Christian as 'dangerous.'
Right now there are libraries - I'm not making this up - that are afraid to let Kirk Cameron read his Christian
book to kids, but they allow a "drag queen story hour" or similar programs for kids and young people, AND WE HAVE TO STOP THAT.

So, Christmas will be called Christmas - not XMAS. Not Happy Holidays.

When I was a kid, our family went to midnight mass once I remember and then never again.
For several years Christmas was just food, presents, and lots and lots of more food. And good food.
And also, with New Years just a few days later it was a big stretch of days of trying to be happy.
No one was any happier at Christmas time than any other day of the year. But for kids it
was exciting I guess.

So let's not try and cancel Christmas. Even if it's not much of a religious day, Christmas will stay as Christmas.
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Good post Thinktank.
I'm posting this from Traditional lands of the British Empire & the current Lands of The Dominion of Canada.
I also give thanks for this ethos richness bestowed on us via British Colonialism.

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Thinktank wrote: Dec 12th, 2022, 2:57 pm We have to stop thinking of anything Christian as 'dangerous.'
Right now there are libraries - I'm not making this up - that are afraid to let Kirk Cameron read his Christian
book to kids, but they allow a "drag queen story hour" or similar programs for kids and young people, AND WE HAVE TO STOP THAT.

So, Christmas will be called Christmas - not XMAS. Not Happy Holidays.


So let's not try and cancel Christmas. Even if it's not much of a religious day, Christmas will stay as Christmas.
Christmas will never be cancelled.

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Ahh, so you're not against cancel culture. You're all for it. Just so long as the cancel culture doesn't target Kirk Cameron or your precious Xmas. Got it. At least you're honest about it.
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Yup, I like traditions. Traditions are glue. I don't overthink it, just enjoy the tree, the manger, the food, the lights, the baby Jesus, the Christmas cards all that stuff. It's not meant to be something that one enjoys rationally. You can do that when you're building a bridge or pouring a concrete foundation for a new condo building. With Christmas you're meant to just... enjoy it.

I went to watch the lighting of the tree. I didn't think about much else except that it was pretty and it was nice to see a bunch of people out laughing and clapping, singing and cheering. I did have some thoughts about the significance of people gathering around a sacred centre (See: Eliade). And how it was significant that it is a tree (of life) and that a star is at the highest possible point of that sacred centre. But that's me being a nerd.

There's no shortage of cynicism, snark and thinky think going around. It's ok to take a break from that and just be happy and jovial.
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ChocolateNecessary91 wrote: Dec 14th, 2022, 4:57 am Yup, I like traditions. Traditions are glue. I don't overthink it, just enjoy the tree, the manger, the food, the lights, the baby Jesus, the Christmas cards all that stuff. It's not meant to be something that one enjoys rationally. You can do that when you're building a bridge or pouring a concrete foundation for a new condo building. With Christmas you're meant to just... enjoy it.

I went to watch the lighting of the tree. I didn't think about much else except that it was pretty and it was nice to see a bunch of people out laughing and clapping, singing and cheering. I did have some thoughts about the significance of people gathering around a sacred centre (See: Eliade). And how it was significant that it is a tree (of life) and that a star is at the highest possible point of that sacred centre. But that's me being a nerd.

There's no shortage of cynicism, snark and thinky think going around. It's ok to take a break from that and just be happy and jovial.
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I celebrate it a bit
cards, gifts, treats I can only eat at Christmas time ( speaking of tradition

Watching Hans plunge off the Tower, watching my fav TV skit of all time, etc
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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.
This is simply not true. Saturnalia was earlier in December. December 25th was chosen based on Jewish traditions that a prophet dies the same day he was conceived. So 9 months after Jesus died was December 25th.
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Thinktank wrote: Dec 12th, 2022, 2:57 pm So, Christmas will be called Christmas - not XMAS. Not Happy Holidays.
If you don't like XMas, you better take that up with the early christians. They're the ones that coined the term.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xmas:
The "X" comes from the Greek letter Chi, which is the first letter of the Greek word Christós (Greek: Χριστός), which became Christ in English. The suffix -mas is from the Latin-derived Old English word for Mass.
May you have a happy time at mass, celebrating the birth of X (Christós).
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Silly topic, but OK, I’ll play. Face it Christians, God is as real as Santa Claus. So quit the only Christians should celebrate Christmas.
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