Do you still believe in Christmas

Philippines
August 1, 2008 8:34pm CST
We could already count the days before Christmas. How time really flies. In fact just recently I already heard over the radio having their countdown and some commercials over the television. But during this time, we can;t avoid hearing other people talking negative thoughts about this holiday season. They don't believe on Christmas anymore. Christmas slowly fading its' spirit and real meaning. What do you think so? Do you still believe in Christmas?
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• Philippines
2 Aug 08
Asking "do you still believe in Christmas?" is synonymous in asking "do you still believe in Christ?" For me that's the very essense of that season. Christ. Yes it's about giving. But it's more about the greatest GIVER, Jesus Christ. =)
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@suzu12345 (470)
• India
2 Aug 08
yes ofcouse we do and will believe in christmas,,i think that is frowning to hear if u stilll believe,,well tha day is a holy day for all of us..we too count the days in december..and wen it reaches 1 then the party celebrations praying begins....we love christmas
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• Philippines
2 Aug 08
baby jesus - baby jesus lying on a manger
Yes, I believe in Christmas because I believe in Jesus Christ... Christmas is not only about the gifts we're going to receive, it is remembering the time when he was born, but we should remember Jesus not only during Christmas season, but everyday...
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@djoyce71 (2512)
• Philippines
2 Aug 08
Our group does not commemorate Christmas on Decembers, but we believe in Jesus Christ. God meant that Jesus be born to save the people in his fold or flock. Never did we forget Him.
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@Jenaisle (3803)
• Philippines
2 Aug 08
I still believe in Christmas, in fact , everyday should be Christmas for us. It is because I consider Christmas as a time for giving and sharing and for renewing soured relationships. Christmas should be found in every person's heart by the good deeds that she/he does. Oftentimes we associate Christmas with material affluence. Gifts may not be always material, gifts can be - giving time, sharing knowledge, listening and showing empathy..etc...this is the true meaning of Christmas. So for me, I do believe in Christmas. If we no longer believe in it, then we also give up hope of ever achieving our dreams and of eventually living in a better world.
@lilaclady (28238)
• Australia
2 Aug 08
Christmas doesn't mean anything to me anymore simply because i have no family now, and it is never the same when you lose your family, christmas is no longer something you look forward to it then becomes a depressing time because it is at that time you really miss your loved ones.
• Philippines
2 Aug 08
That sad and I'm sorry to hear that. I hope that one day you'd come to appreciate it again. I notice that as we grow older and expose to the "real' world and it's problems, the holiday season simply losses it's glitters and subsequently it's meaning. It just becomes a red mark on the calendar and wishing it would come soon so one can have their xmas bonuses and the much needed xmas break. I just hope that the christmas spirit be revived in our hearts, I know its too much to ask but that is why we celebrate christmas right? We celebrate the spirit of loving and giving.
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• United States
2 Aug 08
Some people just get caught up in Life's rat-race, and don't slow down to enjoy the simple things in life. It happens to so many, and it's really sad.
2 Aug 08
Hello sweetbarbie, Christmas is not the same for us anymore because my mother's birthday was on Christmas day and she has passed six years ago but we always try to celebrate her bithday and Chrustmas as always but I think the reason people don't believe in Christmas that most families ahve all split up and then again some are out to spend so much money that don't really remember the true meaning of Christmas and everything is so commercialised thses days the only thing people look forwar to is the holiday(vacation period. Tamarafireheart.
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• United States
2 Aug 08
This is so very true. People need to remember what Christmas is all about. I'm sorry about your mother. But it's good that still honor her memory in such a great way.
@vicky30 (4777)
• India
2 Aug 08
Yes i believe in Christmas.Its the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ.Because it comes in the cool season of winter here.I really enjoy it.
@gemini_rose (16194)
2 Aug 08
I absolutely used to adore christmas, and when I started having children it was even more exciting. One christmas would end and come the 1st January I would be planning the next already. I used to go mad on pressies, I would save up all year and thoroughly spoil everyone. But somehow over the years the fun seems to have slowly gone out of it, it just seems to be coming more of a pain but yes I do still believe in it.
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@sweetie1026 (1723)
• Philippines
2 Aug 08
Of course i do. No matter how hard life is nowadays with the continuos rise of prices of everything from fuel to food items. I would still be looking forward to a happy christmas. it is the time of year that now matter what the past months have been when the season of christmas comes it seems that life gets a little easy. maybe it's just the way i think or the way i see things but i am one person who anticipates this season each year. it makes me really happy to celebrate christmas even in the simplest way.
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@underdogtoo (9599)
• Philippines
2 Aug 08
For many people Christmas is something which is celebrated and done with. I don't count it as something special anymore. We used to make a big fuss about Christmas but it now seems to be outdated.
@salonga (27952)
• Philippines
2 Aug 08
The true meaning of Christmas is very meaningful to me so I always and will always believe in Christmas. Without the first Christmas then a Savior did not live to save me from the doom of Hell. Jesus became flesh in order to fulfill the greatest sacrifice no other human could ever do. Salvation becomes possible and true because Christmas happened. Of course the date December 25 is not the exact date of His birth but the date does not matter it is the event, the spirit for which all of us should celebrate and be thankful for. Well to me the giving and the receiving and all the festive activities during Christmas are but spices that give this celebration added joy and luster. To some Christmas means you should have money to buy gifts and new stuff and to buy food to prepare for a bountiful meal; but even without those things Christmas will still be meaningful to me. In the first place, Jesus himself was born sans all the grandeur. He was born in a manger sans all the comfort. But He was still a King and most of all a Savior to mankind. And so the Christmas spirit to me will never fade and in my heart it will always be Christmas because Jesus is in my heart. Have a blessed day!
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• United States
2 Aug 08
i haev always loved christmas and now that i have two boys i want them to love christmas as well that is why i make sure to celebrate it to the fullest. i decorate and i put up a big tree and i wrap presents in all different pretty colored paper. my 4 year old gets very excited about it and every day up until christmas he asks if it is time to open his presents.
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@kenzie45230 (3560)
• United States
2 Aug 08
I'm a Christian, so Christmas is one of my favorite times of year. (The other is Easter.) Even with the way the world is becoming, with how self-centered and selfish people have become, I enjoy seeing the "magic of Christmas" - when people suddenly learn how to smile and be nice again, for a short while.
• Sweden
2 Aug 08
I still believe in Christmas,I think there other people who dont believe in Christmas but im sure there more people believe in Christmas..I like the spirit of the Christmas,i always thought when is Christmas all people is happy that only my thought i know theres other people who is sad during christmas and i am sad for them.
@ayou82 (3460)
• Philippines
2 Aug 08
Christmas I believe is for kids . Well i still believe but not as much when I was younger.
• United States
2 Aug 08
Regardless of all the hype associated with Christmas, these days, yes, I do still believe in Christmas. I think of it as the celebration of the Birth of Christ, and a time when the goodness in people really shines through. Yes, I know, this time of the year brings out the worst in some, too. Higher robbery rates, and all that. People get stressed over money matters. But it's nice to slow down and look at it through a child's eyes. Christmas is a magical time, when love and peace are abundant.
@exziit (35)
• Philippines
2 Aug 08
Hmm...Christmas for me? Nope, I don't really believe in it anymore. It just seems so commercialized lately. It doesn't help either that most people become hypocrites during that time of the year. Sad. Really, better celebrate Christmas EVERY day than just for a few days a year.
@thestar (304)
• Egypt
2 Aug 08
i don't know about christmas eve a lot but i like to congratulate my friend whom celebrate in christmas day . sure i got it a holiday to in my country we have a lot of different religion here the most important thing that we really enjoy and celebreatting in all these days in our religion and other friends religion we enjoy together and this what make it a fest for all of us . have a nice time my fiend and sure christmas is very important day for all ppl allover the world .
@sags2008 (128)
• Philippines
2 Aug 08
i think.... its not true...i don't believe on it because i'm only based on the bible that's all... just read it first when it happened. thanks