View Full Version : What Christmas really is?
2008-12-24, 01:57 PM
Today I overheard an argument between my mother and her boyfriend on the subject of what Christmas really is. It intrigued me because, I had to disagree. And that brings me to the point of making this thread.
What really is Christmas to all of you?
Happy Holidays. =]
2008-12-24, 02:23 PM
Used to be a great day to see all my family, and get a few presents out of it.
2008-12-24, 04:04 PM
to me its being with the people i love and giving my kids the best day possible.
MERRY CHRISTMAS, HAPPY HANUKKAH AND MERRY KWANZA?
2008-12-24, 04:15 PM
It's not the day that Christ was born, I'll tell you that.
2008-12-24, 05:01 PM
A holiday to show that regardless of how cold the world can get at times, people still have the warmth of heart to care for each other.
I've also looked at it as a post-op to Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is when you're thankful for what you've been given, Christmas is the holiday you give back to others what you're thankful for. The one month gap is intended to really find out what you've been really thankful for and to give back to the people who you know have really helped you throughout the times.
2008-12-24, 07:07 PM
To me it's being with family & the ones that you love & of course presents..After doing A LOT of research from being in private school & people telling me that it marked the day of Jesus' birthday, I believe that this isn't the case. I really do believe he was born sometime in the Spring but this exact day was set by the Christians. I can see why the presents because Jesus received presents by the 3 Wise Men when he was born, so from then on children get presents..but this is just my theory..
2008-12-24, 07:24 PM
Christmas is what you make of it. I know some families go all-out for present shopping, decoration, big meal, etc. My family never was quite into all that stuff. It was just a day to give inexpensive presents- the stereotypical Asian trait of frugality showed itself when our parents went shopping after Christmas and 1/1 passed.
2008-12-24, 09:54 PM
A Commercial Success?:glitter:
2008-12-24, 10:07 PM
It's all about the presents!!
Just kidding. I like it just because all my family comes home, and we have a great time playing games together. It gets lonely when your 7 older siblings are all moved out and you're stuck home alone with your parents. >.< I love Christmas~
2008-12-24, 11:31 PM
Christmas is a time of love,
A time of joy and cheer.
Christmas is a peaceful time,
That wondrous time of year.
A time of faith, a time of hope,
Of friendships much more true;
Christmas is a joyous time
When love shall come to you.
Christmas is a little child.
It's tinsel shining bright,
Frosted windows, snowy lanes,
Candles in the night.
It's Santa Claus and dreams come true,
So much that gladness sees;
It's holly wreaths and silver bells
And star-tipped Christmas trees.
Christmas is a place called home...
A door thrown open wide;
A crackling fire all aglow
And loving hearts inside.
It's happy faces, shining eyes,
Soft music in the air;
It's tissue, ribbon, cards to write
And secrets everywhere.
Christmas is a lighted church...
The very nicest part,
Believing in a special way
A prayer that fills your heart.
It's friendliness so much more real,
A blessing from above;
Christmas is the special time
We greet the folks we love.
2008-12-24, 11:37 PM
Christmas Eve > Christmas
On Christmas Eve, my sister, mom and I make an awesome snack-like supper (different meats, cheeses, crackers, fruits) and eat in the living room while chatting. Afterwords, we clean up and play a board game or two. Tonight we played Clue (I won both games ;D), and it was as fun as ever. We have a great time! It's definitely our most fun tradition.
Christmas Day used to be fun...when I was younger and looked forward to something (like a new game, usually). But now Christmas is really just another day for me. The only difference is I have to wake up earlier to open some presents. It's still fun, I guess, but it has lost its luster to me.
Despite my mom and sister being avid Christians, I've never cared about what Christmas is "supposed" to be about.
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