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Old 11-26-2012, 08:30 PM
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and Christmas, I guess
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:48 PM
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I'm an Atheist who celebrates Christmas! My mom is Finnish Lutheran and my dad is Protestant, though not practicing. I also celebrate "Pikkujoulu" (Little Christmas), which is the day we get our tree, decorate our home and exchange one small gift.
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:51 PM
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Christmas, minus the religion.
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Old 11-27-2012, 08:43 AM
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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
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Old 11-27-2012, 08:48 AM
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I celebrate non-religious Christmas, for DH it's Festivus thanks to his family's weird hangups about gift giving....
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Old 11-27-2012, 09:09 AM
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Christmas---religious, as well as Santa, Rudolph, decorated tree and everything else that goes with it!

I grew up that way, but DH's family didn't do much tree decorating or any of the 'fun' traditions. I should say his PARENTS were the fun suckers.......his aunts, uncles, and grandparents celebrated the same as we do now.

Also, I learned something new in this thread! Not much of a Reader's Digest reader, so I'm not familiar with the inventor of Festivus Dan O'keefe........I was never a seinfeld fan, so I have never heard of Festivus that way either! LOL I had to Wikipedia the word, hehe. I'm sure I've heard the word, but never knew it was celebrated as an actual holiday!

Anyone actually do the unadorned aluminum pole and other "traditions" that go with Festivus?

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Old 11-27-2012, 09:12 AM
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I celebrate Christmas as a mostly non-religious holiday.
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Old 11-27-2012, 09:17 AM
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I am trying to word this so it doesnt sound judgemental or rude as I truly do not mean it that way.

For those who celebrate a totally secular Christmas, is there a reason you still call it Christmas? I do at times, mainly because its family tradition but I am trying to pull away from it as I almost feel its rude to call it the same. The tree, the lights, the presents, etc all have mulitple sources and are not really related to the religious aspects (but can be).
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Old 11-27-2012, 09:18 AM
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I am trying to word this so it doesnt sound judgemental or rude as I truly do not mean it that way.

For those who celebrate a totally secular Christmas, is there a reason you still call it Christmas? I do at times, mainly because its family tradition but I am trying to pull away from it as I almost feel its rude to call it the same. The tree, the lights, the presents, etc all have mulitple sources and are not really related to the religious aspects (but can be).
I tend to call it Pugmas. As most of the presents I buy are for my dog hahaha.
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:05 AM
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I am trying to word this so it doesnt sound judgemental or rude as I truly do not mean it that way.

For those who celebrate a totally secular Christmas, is there a reason you still call it Christmas? I do at times, mainly because its family tradition but I am trying to pull away from it as I almost feel its rude to call it the same. The tree, the lights, the presents, etc all have mulitple sources and are not really related to the religious aspects (but can be).
Mostly because Christmas is a mishmash of Roman, pagan and other celebrations and traditions (winter solstice and all). Christmas as it is in this country has little mention of religion at all in all it's commercial wonder (the trees, presents, carols, cookies, santa, sales, etc...etc..) The tree, if anything, is a pagan tradition, and the rest of them are recent American traditions
Like it or not from where I'm standing.. Christmas is basically a secular holiday these days.
I mean, it walks like a secular holiday, it sounds like a duck, it looks like a duck.. it's a duck lol

same goes for valentines day. I mean, I love the story of saint valentine as much as the next girl but come on now..calling it anything but a secular holiday would be quite odd.

As much as I would like to so call it something else, just in the name of word association... as it is, the term is what it is and is already heavily featured everywhere in carols, songs, and other secular things so frankly, I don't mind it.

Plainly..the word muffin top having the word muffin in it does not make it a snack food. That's not it's definition and that's not what I think of when I hear the term.
So for me, same policy goes for christmas.
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