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6/21/2017 8:25:40 PM
Posted: 12/23/2001 9:44:19 AM EDT
Just a poll... How many of you celebrate christmas? I.e. put up the tree, put lights on the house, etc. Personally I really haven't done it in years. I still honor it with a nice dinner, but that is it.
Link Posted: 12/23/2001 9:54:35 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/23/2001 2:55:28 PM EDT
If someone defines "celebrate Christmas" as putting lights up and decorating a tree, I would suggest that that person is missing the point of the holiday.
Link Posted: 12/23/2001 3:04:36 PM EDT
I'm not putting up a tree or lights this year. We did get the kids some stuff, but mostly we will just spend the day with friends and family. Maybe go shooting or play in the snow if there is any left nearby. It just doesn't feel much like Christmas this year.
Link Posted: 12/23/2001 3:12:15 PM EDT
I will be with my family this year, my parents and brother. First Christmas in seven years without my ex-girlfriend. Both my parents and brother make sure I won't be alone this Christmas. Have put up a tree, also a first since she did that every year. This Christmas is different for me any way you look at it. Although the thought had crossed my mind to just get shitfaced and silly and howl at the moon and end up with someone who looked far more prettier when I was drunk..to be honest I like the first scenario better. Kuiper
Link Posted: 12/23/2001 5:03:27 PM EDT
What's not to celebrate? The birth of a Savior. Simple as that. And of course, there's the family aspect. Miz Hun and I are planning Christmas dinner for, let's see, fifteen Huns. Miz Hun goes a tad overboard in decorating the house - it looks like a Christmas store in here. But the grandchildren wouldn't have it any other way, and, truth be told, neither would we! Whatsamatta you? Got no Christmas Spirit? C'mon, get with the program! If you don't have family or friends, take a turn assisting at the downtown soup kitchens on Christmas Day and see what you're missing! Where in God's name did you folks grow up? Eric The(Katmandu?)Hun[>]:)]
Link Posted: 12/23/2001 5:12:59 PM EDT
Yes, with a prayer of thanks and a day of peace and good will, if nothing else.
Link Posted: 12/23/2001 7:09:18 PM EDT
We are total secularists. The family goes gambling and drinking on Christmas Eve and hand out the loot on Christmas Day, start the drinking and eating. About as religious as it gets is grace before the meal.
Link Posted: 12/24/2001 3:48:29 AM EDT
I celebrate Christmas as simply a somewhat enjoyable holiday. As for it being the birthday of Jesus, I don't care about that at all. Santa, family, friends and food.
Link Posted: 12/24/2001 4:25:49 AM EDT
No CHristmas celebrations here. My wife and I have been married for 5 years and together for 7. We have NEVER had a Christmas tree or decorations.
Link Posted: 12/24/2001 5:16:05 AM EDT
Bah. Humbug.
Link Posted: 12/24/2001 5:37:36 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/24/2001 6:28:05 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/24/2001 6:41:04 AM EDT
I do Hanukkah, the wife does a secular Christmas. We put up holiday lights, and food is food. Santa has a beard, wears a hat, works on Christmas Day, he isa Jew! Merry Christmas to all
Link Posted: 12/24/2001 7:05:27 AM EDT
Yes, communion this afternoon and a Christmas play at church. Tomorrow morning we will be opening the presents Santa brought.
Link Posted: 12/24/2001 7:27:45 AM EDT
Where is garandman when you need him!!![:D] With all the commercialism and secularism, we need to remind ourselves of the "reason for the season" - the birth of our savior. I know that as for me and my house we will be reading the Christmas Story (Matthew 1:18 - 2:14) before exchanging presents.
Link Posted: 12/24/2001 7:14:17 PM EDT
I'm pulling the graveyardshifts this Xmass. Are there any other unlucky sods besides me working this xmass? Happy Holidays, RG.nl
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