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Old 11-26-2012, 06:00 PM
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I celebrate the birth of Christ primarily, but I also participate in the secular portions and traditions. I love Christmas music (secular and religious) and the fun "Santa" traditions, etc.
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:07 PM
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Advent, Christmas, Epiphany...but mostly Christmas. It is a good excuse to get the entire family together, which doesn't happen very often.
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:09 PM
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Christmas, without religion. It's just so much fun and cheery. I love Christmas music, giving gifts, getting together and having fun and socializing and eating good food with family! Everything about it makes me happy, except for the choosing what to get people part (since I can't think of any ideas).
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:33 PM
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Christmas. As a family holiday get together too. And Christmas isn't about all the presents and Christmas tree to us. It's about family time and that's better than any present, really.
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:17 PM
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For those that observe Yule, how do you celebrate?
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:54 PM
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We celebrate Christmas but not as the birth of Christ, or for any religious reason. We celebrate the birth, life, and death of Christ every day. But we celebrate family, and love, and the joy of Christmas time.
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:59 PM
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Christmas, non-secular, the good old American way with extra capitalism

Yule/Solecist just with a yule log or yule candles and holly/mistletoe

I used to celebrate Hanukkah as well, because most of my friends were Jewish and my ex/his family were also, but this is the first year I'm away from my friends and without Zach, so I doubt I'll do anything for that. I might just go to a service at temple alone, if I don't think it will be too depressing.

Oh, and December 8th is Bodhi, or Enlightenment Day, in Buddhist tradition, but there aren't any celebrations really, and no where around here to go to service except a thai temple where I don't understand anyone, so I'll just meditate extra hard and try to be an extra good Buddhist.
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Christmas and Chanukah, minus the religion.
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:30 PM
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We celebrate as a family Holiday too. Don't care one bit about the religious bit. It's more about the spirit of it all, I guess.
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:48 PM
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We do church and Christ's birthday, along with Santa and Frosty and all of that. The kids will pick out and donate a toy, and buy gifts for the church (they started that a few years ago, they do a tree with ideas, and people pick up some supplies or other items, so the church gets stocked up), as well as buy but mainly make gifts for others. Nothing too insane on that end, actually so far most of their gifts are used which is fine.

Christmas eve we will go to Church, DH is playing trumpet, then Santa comes to the house in the fire truck to give out candy and make sure we're home for later. We hang out in the morning after opening gifts then go to dinner at the BIL's house.
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