What is Christmas really about? I hope its not the presents?

@aperez (13)
United States
December 10, 2009 3:24pm CST
I think its family, but what if your family sucks? Then i think its the presents, but what if you never get any good ones? is it about the time off? is it about jesus?
4 responses
@benny128 (3624)
10 Dec 09
christmas is different to everybody personally for me its about my kids its not about jesus or presents its about me and my kids having the month of december together and just doing family things. Then the big day we have all the family around and see relatives that we haven't seen in years, so to me the religious part of christmas isn't that important to me but the tradition and the quality family time and also the magicel feeling that is everywhere in the month of december is what christmas is all about.
• United States
11 Dec 09
Then, for you, it shouldn't be called Christmas...because "Christmas is about the birth of Christ". That's why it is called "Christ Mas" . You are celebrating a simple holiday....not Christmas.
@benny128 (3624)
14 Dec 09
the name is irrelevant its what it stands for that is important and for everybody the meaning is different the religious aspect as I said isn't that important as I live my life in a moral way but only because that is how everybody should live their life. if it was the case then whats lights got to do with christ so to speak or even santa etc etc though I see alot of religious people with santa claus outside their houses, as I said christmas means different thing's for everybody
• United States
11 Dec 09
The meaning of Christmas is explained very well, by Margie Harell - Here is a short version: "Just a week before Christmas, I had a visitor. I opened the door to the front room and to my surprise, Santa himself stepped out next to the fireplace, with tears in his eyes. His usually jolly manner was gone. Gone was the eager, boisterous soul we all know. He then answered with a simple statement "Teach the Children". With one quick moment he brought forth a toy bag from behind the tree. Santa said,"Teach the children!" Teach them the old meaning of Christmas, the meaning that now-a-days Christmas has forgotten". He reached in his bag, and pulled out a.... fir tree - "Teach the children that the pure green color of the fir tree remains green all year round, symbolizing the everlasting hope of mankind, all the needles point heaveward, making it a symbol of amn's thoughts turning toward heaven." a brilliant star - " ...that the star was the heavenly sign of promises long ago. God promised a Savior for the world, and the star was the sign of fulfillment of His promise." a Candle - "...that the candle symbolizes that Christ is the light of the world, and when we see this great light we are reminded of He who displaces the darkness." a Wreath - "...that the wreath symbolizes the real nature of love. Real love never ceases. Love is one continuous round of affection." Santa Ornament - "...that the ornament of himself symbolizes the generosity and good will we feel during the month of December." Holly Leaf - "...that the holly plant represents immortality. It represents the crown of thorns worn by our Savior. The red holly berries represent the blood shed by HIM. A Gift - "...God so loved the world that he gave his begotten son." Thanks be to God for his unspeakable gift." Candy Cane - "...that the candy cane represents the shepherds' crook. The crook on the staff helps to bring back strayed sheep to the flock. The candy cane is the symbol that we are our brother's keeper." Angel - "...that the angels that heralded in the glorious news of the Savior's birth. Bell - "that the lost sheep are found by the sound of the bell, it should ring mankind to the fold. The bell symbolizes guidance and return." Santa finally said, "Remember, teach the children the true meaning of Christmas and do not put me in the center, for I am but a humble servant of the ONE that is, and I bow down to worship HIM, Our Lord, Our God!"
@dodo19 (19794)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
10 Dec 09
I think that Christmas can be about many different things. Everyone see Christmas differently. For some, it might be about presents. For others, it's about family and friends. I think it really depends on who you ask.
@johnnykay (1057)
• Hungary
10 Dec 09
well i have a huge family and not all the family members see each other from day to day, so it's a great time to have the whole family together, chat, drink, eat, and have fun together! i just love christmas, cuz i love my family!:) have a nice day!