What makes "Christmas" special to you???

Philippines
October 9, 2006 9:00am CST
For me , even though December is not the exact birth of Jesus Christ; still i can remember that he was born here on earth to bring good tidings, peace and salvation!!! The gift givings...
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@daphne009 (301)
• United States
23 Oct 06
Time with family and being able to watch my son open his gifts and see his eyes light up. Best gift I could ever get!
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• Philippines
25 Oct 06
Same as above!
@daphne009 (301)
• United States
23 Oct 06
Time with family and being able to watxh my son open his gifts and see his eyes light up. Best gift I could ever get!
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• Philippines
25 Oct 06
Make the most of it, pal!
• India
23 Oct 06
Well lotta celebs and gifts
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• Philippines
23 Oct 06
Celebrate with gifts, very nice!!!
@jmp824 (741)
• Philippines
23 Oct 06
Christmas is magical. You can see it, feel it, smell it, hear it, and even taste it. Christmas is a blessed event that makes non-believers believe the power of love. It's wishes being granted - dreams coming true. So this Christmas season, look around and see that gift that can’t be bought. Make someone’s day and do the unexpected, let a friend know you care, or greet a stranger with a warm smile, or fill the heart of little young ones with happiness. Give the gift that keeps on giving. Its open twenty-four hours a day, three hundred and sixty five days a year, it’s a gift from the heart. Afterall, isn’t that what Christmas is all about? But most of all, it has to live, all year long, deep within your heart. Christmas isn't for a day - it's all year long. Christmas is a lifetime affair. (got this in one of my readings...)
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• Philippines
23 Oct 06
Very well said!!! Let's learn from him/her!!!!!!!
• United States
23 Oct 06
being with my loved ones
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• Philippines
23 Oct 06
Yap, being with your loved ones and that cute little angel of yours!!!
@missybal (4492)
• United States
23 Oct 06
Family time. I just love when my family is all around me and they can cook too, so that is the best meal of the year.
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• Philippines
23 Oct 06
Yap,family first then food...
• India
22 Oct 06
holiday
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• Philippines
23 Oct 06
What a holiday???... i remember that stanza in a Christmas song!
• India
22 Oct 06
Though im not a christian but Christman for me is colorful, jolly and vacation time! I love Santa Claus and Cakes!
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• Philippines
23 Oct 06
It's OK!!! as long as you enjoy the Christmas time!!!
• India
22 Oct 06
yes
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• Philippines
23 Oct 06
Yes yes YYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
@raghavibm (544)
• India
22 Oct 06
because only then my company pays me bonus and holidyas..
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• Philippines
23 Oct 06
Oh, that's nice! at least they have given you a special gift as well as the others!!!!!!!
@mshaw85 (34)
• United States
21 Oct 06
*claps hands proudly* not many people know that Christmas is not Christ's birthday. I am very proud that you know that! KUDOS!
• Philippines
21 Oct 06
Thanks for your applause! Is that the picture of your baby? It's very nice!!!!!!!
• United States
21 Oct 06
yes that is the light of my life. :) he is my 3rd reason for living. :) first comes Christ then my husband of course. :)
• Philippines
21 Oct 06
I love to see the picture of your baby! God bless your family! He/she is really cute! May i know where are you from?
• Kuwait
19 Oct 06
its not the gift or party that makes it special but the faces of my family and friends they are so sweet and happy,,
• Philippines
20 Oct 06
Yap, not the party or the gifts but the happiness on their faces that make you glad!
• Philippines
21 Oct 06
I think, he knows us all before we were born. You are trying to say that; the past,present and future sins we have committed. Thanks for your comment.GBU
• Philippines
21 Oct 06
GBU; when you text in celphone means God bless you!
@kids91911 (4366)
• United States
21 Oct 06
My kids!!!!!!!!!
• Philippines
21 Oct 06
Yap, children are gifts from God. As parents, we are stewards of our children. You have great and nice kids! Enjoy your time with them until they are young because when they are grown ups, they will have their own world to deal and they will not accompany us, wherever we want to go! God bless your children!
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@kids91911 (4366)
• United States
21 Oct 06
I love watching them put out the cookies that I make.. And can't wait for them to go to bed becuz I made my favorite cookies!!!!!!
• Philippines
21 Oct 06
I think you are a very good cooky maker not a cookie monster,lol!
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@shellyrios (1215)
• United States
24 Oct 06
Christmas is all about family and spirituality to me. I love the feeling I get when I'm around the people I love wrapped up in our moments of visiting, sharing, giving, etc. It reminds me of why we are here through Jesus Christ. I wish it could be like Christmas all year round, all around the world. Just sharing with one another.
• Philippines
25 Oct 06
Thanks for posting, at least i feel very good now with your comment...
• Philippines
25 Oct 06
Well, i really felt bad when i saw the comment of slippiefist, the no. 130 response about my discussion... that's why when i review your response and post my comment, i felt a relief!
• United States
25 Oct 06
usually people have reasons to hate a holiday like Xmas, and I think maybe something bad happened at that for them or they're lonely, don't have anyone to celebrate the holiday with. I wouldn't take it too personally. The person was just being honest with the question.
@Hemant259 (421)
• India
22 Oct 06
ITS the CAKE and TURKEY.
• Philippines
22 Oct 06
YUmmy!!! oh, my stomach becomes more hungry...
• India
22 Oct 06
Do u like butter TURKEY.
• Philippines
23 Oct 06
Honestly, up to now, i haven't taste turkey in my life. But anyway, there is a time for everything and i will try to taste the Yummy butter Turkey, sorry for my ignorance!!!
@BuffMom (2215)
• United States
23 Oct 06
its the fact that im with my family and we are all enjoying it and making memories is what makes it special
• Philippines
23 Oct 06
That's good! Enjoy your time with your family not only for Christmas but throughout the year!!!
@Cortney (3982)
• United States
23 Oct 06
Family makes it special.. forget the gifts.. as long as my family is around it is great. But the kids don't relize that, so we do get them gifts. We have over 60 people at my moms house on Christmas eve and my brother, his wife, their baby, my husband, our daughter, and me all stay so that my mom can enjoy the kids on Christmas morning.
• Philippines
23 Oct 06
It's alright, when we were kids at Christmas times, we feel very sad if we don't receive any gifts... But when we are grown ups, we understand that's not the gift per se but the love of togetherness and unity!!!!!!!
• United States
21 Oct 06
EnGliSh - Dumb englishing
Going to midnight Mass
• Philippines
21 Oct 06
OK! What time do you go to midnight mass and where are you from???n If you don't mind?
• United States
21 Oct 06
Hi. It usually starts at 11:30pm, and gets out after Midnight. I am in Arizona.
• Philippines
21 Oct 06
Ok, in our country; Philippines, there are Dawn masses start at Dec.16-24; start at 4 am, then at midnight of Dec. 24, There is a midnight mas start at 11 pm onwards.This is the practise of Catholics but other Christian Churches they have only Dec. 24 midnight worship service.
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
20 Oct 06
What makes Chrismas special to me?? Well, It's when my family stops fighting enough to get together and remember what a special day it is..And remember that although we argue and fight we all still love each other....
• Philippines
20 Oct 06
Thus, Christmas becomes the referee of arguments and fights, lol! There are cease fire when Christmas time!
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
21 Oct 06
well, my mom has made the rules no fighting or they have to leave and that they would not be invited to a next one if they were to be a next one...i hate fighting never start many fights unless you count the ones with hubby and those arent fights, just yelling discussions lol but it does stop the fighting at mom's house atleast after that it's anyones guess i have a big family and it seems that all of us have different personalities and they clash sometimes...I'm usually the peace maker... if that don't work a big loud yell works most times to tell them to shut the he(( up and stop fighting lol ...
• Philippines
21 Oct 06
Good, you are the peace maker! Continue to be one rather than to the headache of the family, lol!
@ddsully (1064)
• United States
19 Oct 06
christmas brings me back to when i was young and the family was all together, its such a warm feeling. and i love now that having my daughter it makes it better seeing her face on christmas day or when we are making gift from the heart, baking, singing, the snow, going to church
• Philippines
20 Oct 06
It became a "family reunion" and bringing special food to eat!!! Don't forget your gifts to bring!
• India
25 Oct 06
we indian celebrates 'diwali' festival as christmas
• Philippines
25 Oct 06
Ok! My friend from India told me about that Diwali festival but i don't understand it.Can you explain it more clearly, if you don't mind! Thanks for your comment!
• United States
25 Oct 06
The good news of the birth of HE that has brought SALVATION to mankind
• Philippines
26 Oct 06
Very nice comment!
• United States
28 Oct 06
Thanks