What Does Christmas Mean To You ...?

@rtslvtwy (1088)
Malaysia
December 22, 2009 7:31am CST
Christmas comes but only once a year and every time most people will wait for this time of the season looking forward towards something ........ So, what does Christmas mean to you? Does it mean it's a time for presents and gift? a time to share the love and joy? a time of holiday?
4 responses
• Hungary
22 Dec 09
Christmas means a lot to me. It definetely is a reminder of what the Lord did for me and I draw closer to him at this time. I also find that others that are in need of him, open up to hearing about him more. It's also a lot of fun and we do a lot of programs for children, for poor children, which is special. You can really call it the season of giving. We came to the Philippines only the beginning of this year and it's my first Christmas here. They start early, already decorating in September, October.
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@rtslvtwy (1088)
• Malaysia
22 Dec 09
That's really very nice and meaningful. Do you work as a volunteer or some shelter programs for children?
• Hungary
23 Dec 09
Yes, I'm a volunteer. I do missionary work.
@codris (783)
• Italy
22 Dec 09
for me christmas is holidays, presents, a lot of food, snow and a lot of relax. The religious mean of christmas is now lost, i don't celebrate christmas because is jesus birthday but because i love the christmas atmosphere, christmas tree, the snow, it's a romantic and warm atmosphere. I like also foods on christmas period, my motehr cooks a lot of delicious foods for christmas lunch.
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@rtslvtwy (1088)
• Malaysia
22 Dec 09
I think it's the atmosphere and the environment with lots of smiles and warmth and love glowing in the air during Christmas.
@atebuds (187)
• Philippines
22 Dec 09
It has always been instilled in our minds that Christmas is the day when our Saviour was born. Gift-giving as a token of appreciation. Time to share love and joy, yes. It's just so unfortunate for some people, especially those who have been stricken by calamities, and tragedies, this year 2009. I feel it is now improper to be indulging in extravagance. Thinking that those affected might not even have any food to lay on their tables on Christmas Eve. And maybe not even a home where they can be together with their families. Times have changed. I personally don't feel any Christmas spirit anymore, except for the cold weather which reminds me that IT IS Christmastime.
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@aulius111 (332)
• Australia
22 Dec 09
I think Christmas (and I'm sure lots of people would agree with me)is a time for familis to get together, eat a meal with each other and exchange gifts to show their appreciation and love for each other. I'm sure kids would see it just as getting present but it changes as you get older to the opposite ie. Being with loved ones.
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