What does Christmas really mean for you? (Whether you are a Christian or not)

@ronaldinu (12439)
Malta
December 25, 2008 2:07am CST
I am a Christian ( a catholic) so for me Christmas is the remembrance of the birth of Jesus Christ. It is an occasion to reflect about our spiritual life and let Jesus be born not in the Betlehem's crib but this time in our heart, by loving our brethren including our enemies, being generous towards others who are in need. Whether you are a christian or not... what does Christmas really means for you? Is it a simple holiday a good excuse to buy gifts to your relatives? A spiritual feast? It does not mean anything to you?
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@littleowl (7157)
26 Dec 08
Hi ronald Happy Christmas/Yuletide. I am a Pagan and I celebrate it as the changing of the seasons and the spiritual side..it is our new Year but time for resting and reflecting on the past year...Brightest Blessings littleowl
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@wolfie34 (26790)
• United Kingdom
25 Dec 08
Christmas to me is just another weekend, an extra weekend in the week to be honest, it's all commercialized any how, the true meaning of Christmas has been buried beneath the buy buy buy syndrome, people spend too much, eat too much and all that planning, hassle etc just for two days? Hardly seems worth it and why should you wait till Christmas Day to give your loved ones a present? Shouldn't you be able to express your appreciation and love any day of the year? I look forward to the new year when you can start a fresh, roll on 2009 and happy holiday to you my friend and wishing you a very happy and successful 2009!
• Canada
25 Dec 08
For me Jesus is the reason for the season, as we say at my Presbyterian church. Others in my family are more secular, and others are extremely religious. I am somewhere in the middle, but with the belief that JESUS is the most important element of Christmas. My mother's family is rather religious, and my Dad's family is rather secular. For me if I have Jesus in my heart, that is what counts.
@ronaldinu (12439)
• Malta
25 Dec 08
I do believe that christmas without Jesus is like going to a wedding without the spouses.
@kun2349 (23381)
• Singapore
30 Dec 08
Christmas does not mean anything to me at all.. lol =D It's just like a ;arge party around the world whereby everybody gathers around for fun, countdown parties etc.. A time to be filled by booze, women as well as loud blasting music.. lol =D UNless one is a christian, only then they will be celebrating with their family or be eating turkey.. IF not, they will be singing in the church.. lol =D
• United States
28 Dec 08
I was brought up as a Christian until I was a teen , Then I became Jewish. Christmas means a time of gift giving and great movies and shows.My sister is Christian so I celebrate both Christmas and Hanukkah.It is a time of love and family.The holiday that is solely about Christ to me is Easter.
@DawGwath (1042)
• Romania
27 Dec 08
Well, it's the end of the year, it's celebration, holidays, presents, good laughs, going out and it should've been lots of snow and good songs. Unfortunately the snow is little and the singing is not what it used to be.
@chrislotz (8200)
• Canada
26 Dec 08
I am a christian also and am of the prodestant sector. I believe in the birth of Jesus too but I don't go to church anymore on Christmas although that doesn't mean I am not a christian. For me it is a time for the family to get together and celebrate together. This year is the first year I wasn't with my husband in the last 12 years, for christmas. But he will be here on Saturday and we will celebrate then. We did have a dinner for my daughter and her boyfriend and two of her other friends and myself and I talked to my son and daughter-in-law on the phone, long distance, and my mom, long distance, so it was still a good christmas. Alrighty then, talk to you later my friend, Have a good mylotting day, Chris
@KrauseHome (36690)
• United States
26 Dec 08
Since I am a Christian, for me it is a time of reflection on Jesus birth and to remember all he did for us being born. It is also a time to be Thankful for family, friends and to give gifts. This has always been a time for me to remember the less fortunate, and be able to help some of them as well. I always get gifts for some of my friends from work who have kids and may not always be able to easily get something for their kids as well. I know even if I do not get something back in return, God will bless me for it later.
• India
26 Dec 08
It means nothing to me. As far as I am concerned, Christmas is a Pagan festival stolen and corrupted beyond meaning by Christians. It has lost its ancient value now and has become nothing but a commercial feast. Cheers and happy Mylotting
@mediamax (120)
• Malaysia
26 Dec 08
i don't know how to say it...... but I feel comfortable every time Christmas has coming, that is why I like Christmas very much......
@Gwapako_28 (2142)
• Philippines
26 Dec 08
Its Jesus Birthday. And its a season of giving,sharing,togetherness and most of all forgiving. This day is very special because aside for christmas, its my mothers birthday too.
@annjilena (5620)
• United States
25 Dec 08
christmas mean the day christ was born we are celebrating the birth of christ jesusthe celebrating starts in the heart by loving all member who love christ jesus.actually gifts i don,t worry about it, spending time with family and friends sharing such a special day.merry christmas
• United States
25 Dec 08
I am a catholic too. Christmas was really meant to me, it is remind me that little baby Jesus, who born to save us and give us a unconditional Love and peace. When Jesus born in Betlehem, Joseph and Mary filled of love and joy. They never measure how great they are and happy when they first saw the innocent face of their child Jesus who will become our savior. Christmas is for all the family ,to remind us how great our parents when our mother given birth us to filled a love in their life. The spirit of Christmas wasn't in foods, drinks or party but it is in the heart of all of us.Listen your heart and welcome again the birth of Jesus now and then.
@winterose (39893)
• Canada
25 Dec 08
wow what a beautiful way of putting it, I like your way and I am a professional writer, but you know what you said it all the best. thank you my friend.
• United States
25 Dec 08
since we all know Jesus was not born on dec 25th it means more to me about sharing with freinds and being aware of his existance we should celebrate christ every day not just today!
@walijo2008 (4646)
• United States
25 Dec 08
I'm Christian also, and Christmas for me is the day that we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, and remember what he has done for us, even though we aren't deserving of it. Its a day that we should show love for one another, and to think about the people that are less fortunate than we are. The gifts are nice, but thats not the whole reason for the season.
@savypat (20245)
• United States
25 Dec 08
I don't know anyone can ignore the Christ, even if you don't think he existed he has had a tremendous effect on humans. I just try to hold the message in my mind of peace on earth good will toward all men. Merry Christmas
@bombshell (11265)
• Germany
25 Dec 08
Christmas is celebrating Jesus Birthday giving gifts to our loveones to show how much we care for them just what jeus did to us.but for me even not christmas i still nice to anyone even the one who hates me because i dont have a habbit to grudge people.we are only humans.
@underdogtoo (9589)
• Philippines
25 Dec 08
Christmas means being together with my family. Cheers!!
@riyasam (16567)
• India
25 Dec 08
i am a christian(a protestant)).there are now so many schools of thought.i try not to go deeper into its meaning.i just enjoy and have a good time with my loved ones. merry christmas