Why do you celebrate Christmas?

By Amy
Abernathy, Texas
December 27, 2007 9:23pm CST
Everyone has a different reason - or many. For some its mainly religious. For others, its about family and good will - others its presents! And for still others its obligation. What's your reason - the above or something else entirely?
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
28 Dec 07
Family togetherness, but some obligation, too. There are very few times when we get altogether as a family any more. Also, I have a pre-Christmas with my husband. I have about three X-mases. Private with hubby, with my family and with his family. Take care
• Abernathy, Texas
28 Dec 07
How nice - three Christmases! I would love to have visited my mom for Christmas! Is it an obligation that you don't look forward to - or do you like the feeling of family togetherness?
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
28 Dec 07
Normally, I look forward to Christmas, but this year was very hard for a variety of reasons, lack of time and money made it almost impossible until the last minute when money came to me and I made time. Time with my hubbie is always something I look forward to. Take care and I like your discussion topic.
• Abernathy, Texas
26 Jun 08
Sorry about taking time to write back. I think time with your hubby is a great reason - I hope this Christmas season is better.
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• United States
28 Dec 07
I celebrate Christmas because it is a family tradition.Without my family, I wouldn't celebrate it at all.I would see my favorite holiday shows/ movies and that would be that.
• Abernathy, Texas
28 Dec 07
We couldn't visit family this year. We did cook a turkey though and watched a Star Trek movie while we ate - my baby adored cranberry sauce! What are your favourite holiday shows/movies?
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• Abernathy, Texas
26 Jun 08
Aw, I remember those from my childhood. And getting very excited about them. I suppose I'll be reliving it again with my toddler!
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• United States
28 Dec 07
For me I think its family and good will but also religious. I have a little girl who I tell the christmas story to every year and we do the whole Santa thing also but I love being able to sit down with my family (knowing there isn't going to be any fighting for once) and have a wonderful dinner together and be able to spend some time together.
• Abernathy, Texas
28 Dec 07
No fighting is always good! :) How do you pull that off - promise of coal in their stockings if they do? :) I think its great that you combine all of these elements
@zhwbeast (328)
• China
28 Dec 07
I don't know it clearly.And the things we do maybe different from others,:) thanks for your prase and topic.
• Abernathy, Texas
26 Jun 08
You're welcome, thanks for the detailed answer.
• Kottayam, India
28 Dec 07
It is because of Jesus Christ born in Bethlehem the Saviour of the World.Welcome him to your home.
• Abernathy, Texas
26 Jun 08
Was Christmas his true birthtime though, I hear there is speculation about that. I know that Christmas is also a a long standing pagan holiday too. Wow, I love your photo - would love to go there! To me, God is found in nature, not in holidays and buildings. :) And in hearts.
• Kottayam, India
28 Jun 08
@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
28 Dec 07
Hi artemis, To me Christmas is about family and goodwill. People seem to smile more at Christmas, it's a happy time. Presents are great, both the giving and receiving. Blessings.
• Abernathy, Texas
26 Jun 08
Yes all of those things are wonderful aspects of Christmas - love your picture. Love owls!
• India
28 Dec 07
I think christmas is celebrated for many reasons but for me it is the sense of joy and content the season brings.The air is full of joy and mirth.One cant help but lvoe and celebrate the season. But I just want to say that there are millions of people who have never celebrated a christmas their whole life.How many times do we pray for them.Atleast for one second.Have we ever given our thought to it.I think its high time we do for kindness towards the fellow human is the greatest way to celbrtae christmas
• Abernathy, Texas
28 Dec 07
Do you mean people to poor to observe the day?
@zhwbeast (328)
• China
28 Dec 07
For our country there is no customs of having Christmas,but the day is popular in the youngers. We celebrate it without religious and family's reasonsAnd I don't know the certain reason for it.But I can give some reasons:(1)In that day we youngers can together with her lover abd bless the safety for the next year;(2)We can go shopping before the day coming and everywhere of the business avenue is fullfil with happiness;(3) id for the trend of it.
• Abernathy, Texas
28 Dec 07
Those are all good reasons. I'm especially interested in the first. What an interesting and sweet custom! Do you know how it was brought about?