Have you ever been unable to celebrate Xmas of any other festival

By Bala
@balasri (26553)
India
November 19, 2008 6:47am CST
for any reason?
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10 responses
@salonga (27955)
• Philippines
20 Nov 08
Luckily not! I have been celebrating the Christmas and all festivals smoothly. I think that will be very annoying if something came in the way to prevent you from celebrating the much awaited holidays. I hope it will not happen to me at all.
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@balasri (26553)
• India
21 Nov 08
That will never happen to you and my best wishes to have a very smooth and uninterrupted celebrations.
@Roseo8 (2947)
• India
20 Nov 08
Hello Bala.....When my children where studying,very often celebrating festivals depended upon their exams and their availablity.....If they had exams around the time of the festival,we would often cut down our celebrations,and give their exams top priority.Aslo if their exams are over and they are free during fesitival times like Onam,Christmas, etc when we get 10 days holidays,we would immediately go for a family vacation to some hill station etc.....And also you see Bala..when living in a nuclear family,away from your relatives,festivals no longer hold any special charms...sigh...Times are changing,and so are we.....
@balasri (26553)
• India
21 Nov 08
Yes times do change.The significance of the festival is drastically changing with every phase of our life.
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@Roseo8 (2947)
• India
21 Nov 08
Yes and the only solace is to be nostalgic and think of the wonderful festival days in our childhood,when we were all happy and contented,and enjoyed life without a care in the world....
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@balasri (26553)
• India
26 Nov 08
“There is a garden in every childhood, an enchanted place where colors are brighter, the air softer, and the morning more fragrant than ever again.” - Elizabeth Lawrence And f you carry your childhood with you, you never become older.
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@Daffodil20 (1754)
• India
25 Nov 08
We do not celebrate Christmas as such. But since childhood We siblings decorate Christmas tree and put stockings in which we used to get yummy goodies.Just that. About seven years back, we had decorated our house with coloured light bulbs for Diwali and we left it for good about a month. Then we children decided to leave it till Christmas. But jus a week before that my Grandfather suddenly collapsed and went into coma and three days later he left this world. I can not express how those lights and decoration seemed to pinch us. What an irony. That was the first and the last time we ever left the Diwali decorations for X-Mas. Not to mention that Christmas celebration was the last thing on our minds.
@balasri (26553)
• India
26 Nov 08
I am sorry.Things like this keep happening in the lives of everyone to have a good understanding of the life itself.
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
20 Nov 08
New Year's, I worked doubles through it one time. Thought I was going to miss Xmas once, people called in sick, but a guy who was an orphan took it for me. I felt badly, he just said, "What else am I going to do on X-mas, I got nobody." That made me feel worse. Wish I could have invited him over to my brother's after he finished work, but that would have been really, really late. Take care.
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@balasri (26553)
• India
21 Nov 08
I feel sorry for that person and salute his good heart.You too are a nice person to have thought of inviting him.
@alokn99 (5717)
• India
20 Nov 08
I have not been able to celebrate Diwali since a few years ,since the demise of my mother on that particular day. Do not get into that festive mood during that period.
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@balasri (26553)
• India
21 Nov 08
I am sorry.Well these things happen in every family.Wishing you a wonderful festival seasons in the future.
@vsraovsr (734)
• India
20 Nov 08
Yes.Two years back, we didn't celebrate any festivasls or even birthdays for one and a half-years period when my father and father-in-law expired within a gap of 4 months.
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@balasri (26553)
• India
21 Nov 08
I am so sorry.
@littleowl (7157)
20 Nov 08
Most christmas times i am on my own anyway so really I don't celebrate christmas with others...littleowl
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@balasri (26553)
• India
21 Nov 08
Merry Christmas anyway.
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
20 Nov 08
We celebrate Christmas every year. We had to postpone it one year for a few days though. It was due to someone passing away in the family.
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@balasri (26553)
• India
21 Nov 08
Yeah.This seeems to be the main reason for not celebrating the festival.
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
10 Dec 08
I'm not going to be able to celebrate Christmas the way I normally do this year. That is, Christmas eve with my mother-in-law, Christmas morning with the kids, Christmas evening at some family member's house (sometimes mine) for dinner. My niece is getting married in Arizona on the 27th. My mother-in-law will be flying down about a week ahead of time, so no Christmas eve. And then we have to hit the road Christmas day, otherwise we would have to make the drive all in one day and my back won't like that at all. So this year is going to be different.
@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
10 Dec 08
Hi balasri! I am not in my home country for two years now and I didn't had a chance to celebrate most of the festival or holidays that I'm used to. This coming Christmas will be my second Christmas that I wont be able to celebrate the way I'm used to. Although I miss so much festival or holidays from my home country I am happy because I'm with my husband all the time. Happy Holidays.