Why you should have a Christmas Tree?

@vingyan06 (2489)
Malaysia
November 23, 2009 9:04am CST
Christmas is near, I see shops and malls are starting selling Christmas tree, Christmas stuff, Christmas decorations and ornament. I think of want to get a Christmas tree just for fun of it. I am sure my kids will like it. We are not Christmas, we don't go to church. Though we aren't Christian, we still can have a celebration on Christmas. Do you celebrate Christmas? Why should you have a Christmas tree?
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@cwong77 (2011)
• Malaysia
23 Nov 09
oh.. I celebrate Christmas.. and I was being labelled as a submarine Christians.. muahhaa.. but nvm, as long as I am close to GOD, it make sense for me not attending churches.. I don't have a Christmas tree either.. coz I am not one that like to do deco.. but when I used to work in an office, I do... My office will have a small Christmas Tree and we will placed our gift there to be shared.. and also of course, to make it looks merrier, we have some empty boxes too.. It's nice to have a Christmas Tree at home, and it's good to just teach the children the culture of festive celebration.. and they will learned how to appreciate our multi racial country..
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@vingyan06 (2489)
• Malaysia
23 Nov 09
Hi Cwong, Being a Malaysian really not easy, LOl. Sometimes, we got to be multi religion because we live in this multi races country. Any where it is good for us to know more on other races festival celebration. Not only Christmas, we can also celebrate Hari Raya, Deepavali and etc. Still remember we did have this Gong Xi Raya festival before? I plan to buy a small Christmas tree to placed at home. I have see a very cheap Chritmas tree at a low price store, should be going to get one from there. But I worry my kids will sure destroy the tree before the Christmas is here.
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@JamesKYTan (1607)
• Malaysia
23 Nov 09
We are Christians. We celebrate Christmas and Christmas was a tradition passed down long time ago. Nowadays celebration of Christmas has become international for all to join in irrespective of religion. Christmas tree is pine tree that can stand the freezing cold harsh winter. Christmas is the spirit of giving and spreading,hope,love joy and new beginning. HO,HO,HO,HO. MERRY CHRISTMAS.
@ilyzium (1206)
• Canada
23 Nov 09
Well personally I just think it's a really beautiful tradition, and while yes Christmas is a Christian holiday per se, I know many people from different faiths that also celebrate it as well as their own holidays. One of my neighbors happen to be Sikh, and in addition to their own holidays they also celebrate Christmas every year, which is nice I think. As the saying goes: "when in Rome"...I know that in many parts of Europe, Christmas trees were not so big years ago, however today they're really gaining popularity everywhere and people are even buying bigger trees. Technically yes I am Christian, although I don't go to Church myself, but I still appreciate Christmas because I just think it's a beautiful holiday with lots of rich traditions. Also kids really enjoy Christmas and everything about it from the Christmas tree, to the hanging up of stockings, the presents and ornaments. Really I think Christmas is really for the kids.
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@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
23 Nov 09
We love to decorate our tree at Christmas. My husband and I come from Christian Families. I've heard that the Christmas Tree isn't really a Christian thing, but it doesn't matter. We get our fake tree down and decorate it and have fun, because we're celebrating the holiday season and what it stands for.
@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
24 Nov 09
That is beautiful and a great way to look at it! I really enjoyed reading that! Thank you so much!
@climber7565 (2579)
• United States
2 Dec 09
Well, society's peer pressure will drive us all to the stores and in this case to buy a Christmas tree. For many is a symbol for others is fun or decoration. So you are right maybe the kids will like it, do you think you would be in the giving mood because of that?
• United States
24 Nov 09
Family Family Family is why you should get a tree. It doesn't matter if you are a christian or not, And just because a person doesn't go to church does not mean that they aren't christian. I believe in God and talk to him everyday I am a non practicing catholic because I don't feel the need to have the church tell me right from wrong and when and where to pray. A Christmas tree is a symbol of the season, not if you are a christian or not. It is a great tradition and experience with children. It gives you time together to be creative . Its wonderful to see their faces light up with the lights on the tree. When my boys were younger I use to take them and each would pick out an ornament for the tree that was their very own. They really enjoyed that. I remember one year not being able to afford to do that so we made ornaments the excitement they showed knowing the tree was really them is unforgettable. Now the boys are older 15 and 24 I'll still make popcorn pull out the apple cider and or eggnog and we'll go to town making our tree and our time together special
@Ritchelle (3797)
• Philippines
24 Nov 09
i think the thought of having a christmas tree is bringing back that childhood feeling that something really, really special is coming up. besides the gifts that children would open on christmas they know already that it's something more: the birth of christ. they still wouldn't be able to put their finger on the real reason for their jubilant spirit but i guess it's true when they say christmas is in the air. it's not just the gifts or smell of baked goodies. even grown ups feel this and still couldn't quite figure out why the air during christmas seems to be really, really special .
@celticeagle (119388)
• Boise, Idaho
24 Nov 09
I used to really enjoy the picking out of the Christmas tree. Now days it is very expensive to buy a tree and it only lasts afew weeks. Then there is the issue of the mess it makes in a warm house. We decided several years back to use a fake tree and do away with the mess.
@sasalove (1710)
• China
24 Nov 09
Hi Vingyan, I am not a Christian, but I like the atmosphere of celebration. When I was in campus, I always attend the church with my roomate, who is definitely a christian. I learnt the bible and the pastor advised that Jesus will come to me only if I am ready to accept. But several times attempt, I did not see Jesus open the door for me. Then I did not go to the church after campus. I always want to buy a Chrismas tree positioned in the room and then decorate with the ornament to increase the festival atmosphere. But now the thinking did not come true yet. I think I will do that after I have the kid.
@doryvien (2293)
• United States
24 Nov 09
Hi Vingyan, My family is Catholic and we do celebrate Christmas. I like putting up Christmas tree and decorating the house with Christmas trimmings. My Christmas tree has been gracing my living room for over 10 years now, just a little older than my eldest son who is 10 years old now. Every year I change the motif - the trimmings like balls, bells, flowers - but the Christmas tree remains, and I hope it will be there even when my kids are grown up already. My Christmas tree has been a witness to all our Christmas Eves spent together with the whole family.
• Philippines
24 Nov 09
i put christmas tree in our living room not just because its beautiful to look at but because its a symbol of what we are celebrating for. its a tradition to put our gifts for our love ones under the christmas tree. it is fun to see that the children are all happy waiting for the time that they can open their gifts. we usually let the kids open their gifts during christmas eve, the eve, christ was born.
• United States
23 Nov 09
I have a friend who is Hindi and she still puts up a Christmas Tree and exchanges gifts with her friends and family. She puts up ornaments and other decorations. I do not see any reason why you can not have a tree if you want to. To me I feel that all holidays should be celebrated, that's what this country is built on. I think it is great that you want to share the Christmas Tree with your kids.
@jugsjugs (13045)
23 Nov 09
I always put a christmas tree up every year as the children love to see it as well as that is what makes it christmas as well.Christmas would not be christmas without having a tree or decorations up.I do not go to church either so that is not why i put the tree up.Christmas is for the children after all.
@toataim (59)
• Estonia
23 Nov 09
Yes we celebrate christmas. Its a holiday. no work, having people around, very nice dinner table with lot of food . Christmas treee is a symbol of christmas, Santa puts gifts under a christmas tree :)
@nautilus33 (1831)
23 Nov 09
Hi, we must have a Christmas tree, because it makes the athmosphere more festive and the holiday will not be the same without it. I also love to decorate the Christmas tree, it gives me such pleasure and hapiness.
@cream97 (29166)
• United States
23 Nov 09
Hi vin. I think that we should have one because it brightens up the front room. The tree brings a feeling of excitement that is to come. It makes me feel happy and thankful for the season to come.
@Iriene88 (5352)
• Malaysia
23 Nov 09
Christmas Trees and Reindeers - Snapped this photo in front of Pavillion, KL
Dear Vingyan, Yes, I snapped some photos of Christmas Deco at the malls too. It seems this year the Christmas promotions, events are early. I think the malls are trying to get shoppers to shop...due to the economy slow down. You should get a Christmas tree, this will help the economy, the more people spend, it will regulates the economy...LOL Yes, I celebrate Christmas. We have a 5 feet tall Christmas tree but I have not put it up yet for this year. It gives an ambience of Christmas when we have Christmas tree, deco etc. Putting those wrapped presents and gifts under the trees is excellent! However, putting those lights on the tree are dangerous if you have children around. Happy Holiday and Merry Christmas!