Is this Christmas?

Christmas for me. - The very reason why we celebrate Christmas in the first place.
@bjcyrix (6910)
Philippines
December 28, 2009 7:01am CST
There are a lot of objects or things associated with Christmas. There are a lot of symbolisms as well. What 3 things come to mind that would mean "Christmas" for you? This discussion might be a few days late but would appreciate all of your responses. Thanks for sharing, Happy Christmas and Merry New Year everyone!
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9 responses
• Philippines
28 Dec 09
During my childhood days I am so excited every time Christmas time is approaching. My main interest are to receive gifts, lots of gifts, then decoration of the Christmas tree and hanging of the socks filled with small stuffs like toys and candies. At present Christmas for me is the time to give respect and thanks to the creator for the gifts of life, parents, and friends..secondly, attending and completing the 9 days dawn mass and third, is attending lots of parties and good food...Lastly to share the blessing receive to with the unfortunate people.. Mery Christmas and prosperous New Year then to you..
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@bjcyrix (6910)
• Philippines
29 Dec 09
Those are wonderful meanings of Christmas you just shared neelia. Have you completed the 9 days Simbang Gabi this year? I wasnt as lucky this year. Thanks for the response.
• Philippines
3 Jan 10
Hi Bj, Well, I have fun attending masses though I fail to complete it and only last year I had complete it. I just had fun doing the countdown and watching the beautiful fireworks...Happy new year to you and to your loved ones..
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@bjcyrix (6910)
• Philippines
7 Jan 10
Oh well at least you were able to complete it last year. You changed your avatar twice today I think because now, its a girl with big hair, earlier I remember that it was a girl and a boy kissing.^_^
@kalav56 (11497)
• India
2 Jan 10
Hi bjcyrix First of all I should tell you that Iam not a Christian and am a HIndu.But I am termed a christian at home because I was bred in a Christian institution through and through up to my post graduation and would talk with great respect about my teachers and the nuns who taught me.When I think of Christmas what comes to mind are 1]The regular CHristmas vacation and the anticipation associated with it during school and college and University days. 2.The CHristmas cake seen in bakeries. 3.The decorated star /crib seen in any house [the illuminated one ] But there is another thing that comes clearly to mind.When I was a young child[up to my 4th standard] I was always chosen to be an angel in the school concert[I used to wear a white gown and have wings attached and would recite some verses[I forget the verses but I remember the role which was lovingly assigned by my teachers because I was a topper and would speak well]In my 4th grade this role of angel changed and I was asked to play the role of Mary[this was the scene in the stable with baby Jesus and Joseph by my side] --so these are what I remember.
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@bjcyrix (6910)
• Philippines
7 Jan 10
Oh wow, you were an angel! I really wanted to be one in those celebrations when I was a kid. A cousin became one and I never was. I guess it was because of my weight. I was a real tub of chubby when I was a kid and back then, the angels in those celebrations were being pulled up by two men manually. Imagine if it was me at that time, I dont think 2 men can lift me up to the top. Thank you for sharing your stories!^_^
@kalav56 (11497)
• India
7 Jan 10
In my school, I was just asked to stand [perhaps on a bench or something or whether it was just on the floor of the stage I do not remember] but I well remember the angel part and my mother was mighty pleased about it. THanks a lot for the BR.I was as happy as recalling my childhood memories when I saw the BR.
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@bjcyrix (6910)
• Philippines
17 Jan 10
Ah, if only we had that kind of setup with the angels back then. Maybe I could have been one. I did have the size of a cherub.LOL Glad to have made you recall happy memories. You deserved it.
@danilliam (278)
• Philippines
7 Jan 10
Christmas for me is many gifts and many food on the table.i love christmas because we are happy in this time.i get to see my family and my lola and my cousins and my aunties and uncles.they also give me gifts.it also the birth of jesus christ.the things that i think of christmas is gifts, food, family and jesus.we pray this christmas and attend the simbang gabi.=)
@bjcyrix (6910)
• Philippines
7 Jan 10
Heya Dan.^_^ So you went to your hometown last Christmas. You havent really told us about it. Thanks for the chocolate though and for responding!
@Cannonball (3634)
• France
4 Jan 10
3 first things that it makes me think in order are: Christmas Tree, Santa Claus and a huuuuuuge dinner or lunch whatever. What about you?
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@bjcyrix (6910)
• Philippines
7 Jan 10
That must be one "huuuuuuge dinner". Mine would be Jesus, gifts and family. Thanks for the response!^_^
@ervan2 (3)
• Indonesia
31 Dec 09
christmas from your inside, then to the world... what in my mind?! question. just like your title "Is this Christmas?" plenty. plenty of food, joy, etc good stuff for some people... ask for the others?! forgiveness. why?! bicause we are human... not and angel, heaven's creature, etc... thanx for all good thing in the past, im ready for the future. marry christmas for all :D
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@bjcyrix (6910)
• Philippines
7 Jan 10
Hiya! Welcome to myLot. Thank you for sharing your insightful response.^_^
• Philippines
29 Dec 09
Here are three things which popped into my mind during Christmas: 1. Gifts 2. Love 3. JESUS Hope everyone found the true meaning of Christmas!
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@bjcyrix (6910)
• Philippines
29 Dec 09
Just realized the items on your list are interconnected somehow. Jesus is a gift given to us because of God's love. Thanks so much for responding!
• United States
28 Dec 09
A Christmas tree, Santa and wrapped gifts. Those are what most people think are symbols of Christmas, but that is corporate stuff. The baby Jesus and a manger and the wise men is what we associate Christmas to be. I grew up thinking that Santa and the tree was the reason but later I found out it wasn't the only reason.
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@bjcyrix (6910)
• Philippines
29 Dec 09
Good to hear that you found a deeper meaning into the main reasons for Christmas. I think most kids would think of Santa Claus who brings in the gifts under the Christmas Tree be the top symbol for Christmas. Thanks for the response!^_^
@cwgarten (12)
• United States
28 Dec 09
Christmas, for me, means celebrating the birth of the Savior of the world and remembering him. Along with that, I associate family, giving and love. At Christmastime, we tend to be a little kinder, share a little easier and love a little better. My wish is that the spirit and joy of Christmas be felt throughtout the year in every human heart.
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@bjcyrix (6910)
• Philippines
28 Dec 09
Savior, family, giving and love; so that is what Christmas is for you. I wish the same. Thanks so much for sharing.^_^
@fifileigh (3619)
• United States
31 Dec 09
decorations like tree, wreath, and other stuff. santa clause nativity
@bjcyrix (6910)
• Philippines
7 Jan 10
okay, thanks for your direct approach in responding.^_^