What is your favorite holiday to celebrate?

United States
March 11, 2007 8:20am CST
My favorite is Christmas - I love the season and the way people are generally in a happier friendlier state. I know the "reason for the season," but I enjoy all the festivities, celebrations and decorations that go along with the Christmas season. I do alot of decorating and will have all my outside lights ready to be plugged in on Thanksgiving day - that's the day the outside lights go on - and they will stay on til New Years. My tree goes on the day after Thanksgiving and the house is completely decorated that weekend as well ~ I want to enjoy it all for as long as possible. My youngest son was born early on Christmas day - he used to get angry that everybody got presents on his birthday ~ lol We do separate the two - Christmas in the morning and his birthday presents/cake at night. He gets a party either before or after Christmas so he won't "lose out." What is your favorite holiday? How do you celebrate it?
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• Singapore
11 Mar 07
My dear friend ShadyGrove, I hate to burst your bubble but... Christmas is long over already. We are now in March already. :P But seriously, for me, I like holidays for their festive moods. In Singapore, the Chinese New Year has the most intense of such moods. Christmas would be a second. But I like them both anyway. ;-)
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• United States
11 Mar 07
LOL You are too funny!
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@langhua (501)
• China
11 Mar 07
you have side your favorite is Christmas ,i guess you comes from west countries ,i comes from east countries,and in my countries the largest holiday is spring holiday,
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• United States
11 Mar 07
Yes, I am from the U.S. What kind of celebration is Spring Holiday? You'll have to tell me about it :o)
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@gberlin (3836)
11 Mar 07
In our house Christmas is definitely the favorite. We used to put up our tree the day after Thanksgiving. Them my wife got allergies and the doctor said no real Christmas trees. So now we set up our fake Christmas tree the first weekend in November. Nobody minds that there is a Christmas tree up for Thanksgiving. My wife collects snowmen so we put those up and they usually stay up all winter. Our Christmas tree comes down after New Years day. We also do a lot of decorating. On Christmas Eve or a day close to Christmas eve we always watch White Christmas. On Christmas morning we read Luke 2 from the Bible about the birth of Jesus.
@ganwn071 (1117)
• Singapore
11 Mar 07
Mine is Christmas. I usually go for a short trip with the family. My company will have plant shutdown and you are force to take a week off and with all your co workers off from work, you will have very little email to catch up when you return to work. And with no activities going no in the factory, you will have a good holiday without worry the piles of work waiting for you when you retrun.
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• United States
11 Mar 07
I absoultely love Christmas as well! I love the food, the scents (such as cinnamon, vanilla, and of course, a fresh Christmas tree!), my kids faces light up each day as they are a day closer to presents, the time spent with friends and family, etc. It also warms up a very cold time of year. (By the way, I am very thankful I live in the northern hemisphere where Christmas is part of a cold winter, not like below the equator!) I get in the spirit right after Thanksgiving is over, but I usually try to start my shopping long before that, sometimes even as early as September.
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@chiyosan (30204)
• Philippines
18 Mar 07
wow! so cute that he thought about that.. he should think that everyone is celebrating his birthday! :) i love christmas holidays too.
@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
18 Mar 07
My favourite holiday is Christmas because I enjoy buying Christmas presents and the post christmas sales which i can buy some stuff at huge discount. Also ,few days after Christmas ,it will be the New Years Eve day when i can see one of the most beuatiful firework of the world in sydney.
• Canada
12 Mar 07
I think my favorite time of the year is Christmas as well. I love giving and especially when I have the money! I love the Christmas hustle and bustle and my favorite thing to do at Christmas is going to Midnight Mass and watching it on tv when the Pope does it. The only thing I don't like up here in Canada, not sure if you guys have this down in the States but they don't want you to say Merry Christmas because it's "politically incorrect" I still say it and NOBODY will tell me otherwise if these people get offended that's just too damn bad! This country started off with Christian values and I'd like to keep it that way for me and my family anyway even if these other people don't like it! To each their own and the other cultures that don't celebrate Christmas that's fine, I'm sure they have their own celebrations and that's great but to tell me not to say Merry Christmas because of them forget it! I sure hope I didn't start a big debate here, I don't mean to but this has been a real pet peeve of mine since they've started all this politically incorrect business!
@lap_andi (76)
• Indonesia
12 Mar 07
my favorite holiday is Christmas too. i very happy and years to years i always waiting for this time. especially i can celebrate my Christmas holiday with my girlfriend. i always go pray in church on the Christmas night. its time is very special in my life. i can felt very happy can together with my father, mother, and all of my family and my girlfriend too.
• United States
12 Mar 07
Christmas is my favorite also. Especially after I had children. It adds to the excitement. I enjoy the lights and putting up the tree. And I really enjoy seeing my son get so excited as we decorate the tree. And Christmas morning is great too. We get up, open gifts, and then go to my parents for dinner and more celebrating. Usually, I'm ready to go to sleep by 5 or 6p.m.
@shuz697 (1046)
• United States
12 Mar 07
Id definitely have to say Christmas is my favorite holiday.. I love Christmas time all the present and just the fun that comes with that time of year, it doesnt get any better.. oh and I love the month leading up to it so I can bribe the kids to behave or Santa wont come to them ..lol.. It a wonderful time of year ...
@sherie (66)
• United States
12 Mar 07
My favorite holiday is Halloween, it has been since I was a kid. I don't really know why, I just love it--the spooky decorations, the dressing up, the trick-or-treating--I just love everything about it!
• Philippines
12 Mar 07
of course christmas season!!!its very special for me to celebrate because jesus was born on that month of december!!!
@mystrics (40)
• India
12 Mar 07
my favourite is holi_full of lots of color and happiness all around.peoples loves to throw colors over each other, u get to eat "gujia"...its so delicious u cant just miss it...more importantly and worth seeing part of the festives is lots of color and u love to have all those color on ur body and throw to others ... everywhrere peoples throw colors and share goood sense of feelings....enviroment that time become so colorful that u just love the beauty of the scenary
@liranlgo (5748)
• Israel
12 Mar 07
oh i love hunuka..it is 8 days and it is at the same time at the year that christmas is..we light a candle every day eat donutes and lutkes and alote of other things i also enjoy purim which is much like haloween for the christians:)
• India
12 Mar 07
My favorite is uttrayan.It is celebrated in india specially in gujarat where people fly kyte and cut each others and the person who has the best technique and best cord wins by cutting the other ones kyte. it is celebrated on 14h of january every year.
@humpicas (82)
• United States
12 Mar 07
Christmas is pretty much everyone's favorite holiday, I personally enjoy Halloween the most. Dark and spooky things fascinate me for whatever reason, I prefer bats and spiders to Elves and candy-canes any day.
@luna_sea (38)
• Indonesia
12 Mar 07
I love Christmas...Well even when I think of it I can feel the joy of celebrating Christmas with my family. I usually go to attend the mass with my parents and sister. After that I have family gathering with grandma, sister, aunts, uncles, etc. I love the food also, especially aunt's homemade recipe -macaroni soup, hm yummy yummy. I got a lot of gifts last year from my relatives. Another Christmas is approaching, I can't hardly wait every year.
• United States
12 Mar 07
The only holiday i truly and willingly celebrate is Halloween. i LOOOOOOOVE Halloween like whoa! Yes, that is a DF expression. In all seriousness, though, i truly love the holiday. Not the little kids begging for cand y bit, butthe dressing up and the parties and the spooky stories and pranks. SO fun.
@meenus (12)
• India
12 Mar 07
My favorite is Christmas. I like the story of christmas the most and also of Santa Claus and the main reason is the season.. What a climate it is!! My mind become cool even thinking of that. Children will be having holidays and we all go for a get together. Go to the church for night mass and have fun making cribs and cakes.