Do you like Christmas?

Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
June 30, 2007 12:57pm CST
I know that right now we're really far away from christmas, but because of that it's less "typical" if i ask this to all of you. Do you like Christmas? what are your opinions about it? I personally don't take it much as a religious event, since i am not super religious myself, but i like christmas because it's a great excuse for the whole family to get together, specially for those who live far away from the rest of their families. Just for that, it's great...and well for kids it's cool too LOL...all the presents and such. What do you think about Christmas?
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@raychill (6529)
• United States
1 Jul 07
I don't like Christmas. I LOVE Christmas! I, too, don't think about it in the religious sense and not because I am or am not religious myself but because it's just not how I think about it. I think it's more than just a religious holiday...because it's really a holiday about belief, which is exactly what religion is...a belief. I love the atmosphere of Christmastime. I love the lights and the decorations and the music and the movies. I love that everyone is nicer to each other than they were before hand. I love that you can go into a store and for once have the cashiers tell you to "have a happy holiday" when you're purchasing something because any other time of the year it's amazing to get them to even smile and/or greet you. I think people just seem to be happier around Christmastime...I think people seem friendlier. I don't like the gift giving aspect of Christmas. I hate the stress it causes on both the giving and the receiving end. I just love the atmosphere. I Think it's the one time of year when most people come together and are nice to each other and it's nice to have that even if it's only once a year.
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
2 Jul 07
It's cool that you love christmas...i know people like you who do as well, and they get so excited!! I wish i could feel it like you because that would make Christmas even more fun. thanks for replying.
@raychill (6529)
• United States
2 Jul 07
I think the most important thing to do around christmastime is to get in the spirit of it. Don't stress about family or presents or anything and just enjoy it as a happy time no matter what.
@joodzki6 (596)
• Philippines
2 Jul 07
yes, i agree with you. of course i like christmas, because this is the time you get the chance to be with the whole family and even friends. giving gifts are cool...but you know it's tiring. every year you need to buy lots of gift for the whole family and friends..even officemates and you have to wrap all those..ahhh, that's really tiring. But it's a good feeling when you see that everyone appreciated your gift after all. Christmas is really special for me not because of the belief that it's the birthday of jesus, but also because it was my time to spend time with my family and friends...forget about the work and have a good time with them. and it's cool!
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
2 Jul 07
forgetting about work is always good! you're right, thanks joodz.
@add_im (2712)
• Philippines
1 Jul 07
Yeah, I love Christmas very much...specially during X-mas eve and New Year where there's loads of Foods on the table, I mean table would be full of foods during this time hahaha, I just love foods specially on Christmas...apart from getting together with the whole family and parties in the house and everywhere. lols...ohh, I can't wait I can now feel the Spirit of Christmas and the smell and taste of foods itself lols :-)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
1 Jul 07
it's awesome that you're able to enjoy Christmas so much...the joy of the family together and what you defined as Spirit of Christmas...very beautiful :)
• India
1 Jul 07
We usually don't celebrate christmas as a festival but do enjoy it. I mean: we are not christians and so we do not celebrate it. But when I was in school I used to get around 15-20 days holidays for christmas and so I liked that time. Ours was a missionary school and so along with our festivals they used to give holidays for christmas which was the prime festival for them(father and nuns). But now I am in college and get only 1 day holiday...sigh.....hehehe....
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
1 Jul 07
hehe, glad for sharing bk.
@sacrg793 (429)
• China
1 Jul 07
i'm an eastern guy and i don't have the habit of going through christmas, but today here maybe because of many foreigners came here, they brought the customs of christmas here, the way of spending christmas is novel to me, so i'm just curious about their habit and follwoed it. so i think i like it.
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
1 Jul 07
Yeah, i suppose it's really different when most people in your country don't celebrate christmas since it's a different religion and culture. thanks for sharing.
@Calais (10898)
• Australia
30 Jun 07
I like Christmas for the fact about the family getting together too. Its wonderful and a very enjoyable time. Yes and the kids its wonderful to see their faces when they open the presents.
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
1 Jul 07
very true...a child opening a present is wow, going back to childhood for a second...such naivity...
@rosie_123 (6116)
30 Jun 07
LOL! Well - yes - you are a little early! But my answer is a very miserable - NO - I hate it!!! I am a real Scrooge character - "Christmas - bah humbug!" On a religious level it means nothing to me as I am not in the slightest bit religious, and, to me, all it seems to be is this huge, pseudo, comercial hype where people pay money they can't afford on stuff no one really wants, and people regularly go into damaging debt for it. I totaly loathe it (bet you wish you hadn't asked now!), - and breathe a huge sign of relief when the whole thing's over for another year! Maybe if it only came round every 5 years I might like it better!
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
1 Jul 07
hahaha...gonna call you Ms Scrooge from now on :P It's ok hon, i also know people here that hate christmas...and it's great. thanks for replying.
• Canada
30 Jun 07
I like christmas because like you said its a chance for everyone to get together. I have a very large family and it is hard to always see everyone but we make it a point to get together at christmas to talk and reunite!
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
1 Jul 07
thanks you mrr!!