What's your favorite holiday that you are looking forward: Christmas or New Year

@jlamela (4908)
Philippines
October 15, 2009 4:08am CST
I always prefer Christmas, it is my happiest season of the year and it seems all things in my surrounding looked wonderful and peaceful, i have a very relaxed mood. How about you?what's your favorite and happiest holiday of the year?
7 responses
@coldmoon (1092)
• France
15 Oct 09
My favorite holiday is the summer vacation, because it's the longest holiday, and it's convenient to travel as well as many outside activities. Christmas and New year are for family reunion, but my family is not always happy, so I prefer to be with my partner in those days.
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@jlamela (4908)
• Philippines
16 Oct 09
Christmas holiday is our longest vacation and I always love Christmas gatherings. I'm sad that your family is not always happy, why?my family too is not really that happy that's why these past years I am not enthusiastic to go back to the province every Christmas and choose to spend alone in the city where I can be myself.
@coldmoon (1092)
• France
16 Oct 09
Take it easy and evrything will be ok. I always let the trouble go off though it's hard to do.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
15 Oct 09
I've always been especially fond of Christmas for a lot of reasons. We always spend Christmas with my extended family whom I don't get to see really often, so that is the main reason that I prefer Christmas over New Year's Day. The other reason that I really like Christmas is that I get to see the joy in the faces of the people I love when they open their gifts. Additionally, I think Christmas is the superior holiday because it is a holiday that is about the entire family while I've always seen New Year's to be more about adults.
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@jlamela (4908)
• Philippines
16 Oct 09
Hello! I do agree with you, Christmas is the season where we can see happy people's faces everywhere and gifts bring excitement too, but my favorite part of Christmas is the caroling and playing of Christmas songs in the radio, I loved it because it bring warm memories back from my childhood, it's always good reminiscing past back when life was still young and no complication, I really loved those days and Christmas always remind me to go back to my childhood again.
@inutme (372)
• Philippines
15 Oct 09
Christmas or New Year, both are nothing exciting for me really. Although I treat these as important, I don't really look forward or get excited when they're almost here. Until recently. I think because every year, even if I'm not at home, I am always with some family or friends that I take it for granted. It's just like another day spent with people close to me. Last year however, I was alone. Yes, I spent Christmas and New Year alone in my tiny studio apartment, with only a book to accompany me. It was the worst Christmas and New Year of my life. I just arrived here for about 2 weeks and I couldn't afford to go back home, so I spent the holidays alone. It was very bad. I didn't have computer at home yet, no tv, no radio, nothing. I didn't want to go to my colleague's house as well because they were with their families and I didn't want to intervene. After that time, I have totally changed the way I think and realized that holidays such as these are indeed really special.. That was long.. Sorry! So anyway, to answer your question, I think I prefer Christmas..
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@jlamela (4908)
• Philippines
16 Oct 09
Hello!it's okay, we have different views about holidays.hehehe. For the past holiday seasons too I became disinterested to go home because of some personal matters with my family. I choose to stay in my boarding house in the city I worked with and spent time with some of my friends and go shopping.
@yayazyh (14)
• China
15 Oct 09
In china, i tell you, we treat the new year day more meaningful, even though we like the Christmas day and it become more popular in our country. We will do a lot of easten things like you do in Christmas and this is a fantastic experence for us
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@jlamela (4908)
• Philippines
16 Oct 09
Hi Hello!that's great. Back in our province, Christmas is more popular and more joyous celebration than New year, but of course we still celebrate New year in a more wonderful way. Good luck to all of us!
@rainmark (4303)
15 Oct 09
For me, I do prefer xmas, it's my favorite holiday. I can't wait to decorate my house and put our family xmas tree and It's time for exchanging gifts too, oh i love presents, i can't wait to see what santa put inside my socks. Happy myloting.
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@jlamela (4908)
• Philippines
16 Oct 09
Thank you for the response. We have the same feeling about Christmas. It's always my happiest season of the year.
@danitykane (3191)
• Philippines
15 Oct 09
I like Christmas!Because we are complete as a family every Christmas day and I have more gifts in Christmas than that of my birthday. And the ambiance and the atmosphere during this season is really magical. So i like it so much!
@jlamela (4908)
• Philippines
16 Oct 09
Hello! Yes, me too always believed the magic of Christmas it seems the feeling is very relax and the environment is calm, cool and peaceful. Aside from the feast of food, I love Christmas because it always reminds me that the World is so fantastic and worthy to live by.
• Japan
15 Oct 09
I love Christmas and spend a lot of time, money and effort to make it special for my family. It's kind of difficult because I live in Japan but I manage. My youngest is 7 and looks at the calender almost everyday to see how close we are to Christmas.
@jlamela (4908)
• Philippines
16 Oct 09
Thank you. Yes, Christmas is my happiest season of the year too, there's always a warm feeling of looking forward to a joyous gathering of friends and relatives. When I was still a child in the province I used to go out with friends at Christmas eve and go around the neighborhood caroling.