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I consider myself to be atheist but I'm celebrating Christmas simply due to the fact everybody around me is. I feel like I should give gifts back also. Not that I dislike Christmas. I actually love it. I like hearing to Christmas songs too.
I went to church of England schools for primary and secondary education so I do carry some Christian values and I used to pray. My Sikh friend is also celebrating Christmas and stuck a tree in her living room.

It's interesting to see that it's something embedded in our British culture.

I'm just wondering what everyone is doing on Christmas Day.
I'm just having a turkey dinner with the family and working on my portfolio and coursework as well as opening gifts.
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I'm atheist and I'm celebrating Christmas too. For me and my family, Christmas has never been a religious celebration, we focus on making and sharing a nice meal, spending time together and giving each other presents
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My family are Muslim and we sort of celebrate it
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Yep! Agnostic person right here
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Yes. It's a great excuse to drink some quality whisky and lay down a few extra layers of body fat for the harsh months ahead.
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I am , hindu family but we love christmas
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(Original post by Galaxy Lord)
I consider myself to be atheist but I'm celebrating Christmas simply due to the fact everybody around me is. I feel like I should give gifts back also. Not that I dislike Christmas. I actually love it. I like hearing to Christmas songs too.
I went to church of England schools for primary and secondary education so I do carry some Christian values and I used to pray. My Sikh friend is also celebrating Christmas and stuck a tree in her living room.

It's interesting to see that it's something embedded in our British culture.

I'm just wondering what everyone is doing on Christmas Day.
I'm just having a turkey dinner with the family and working on my portfolio and coursework as well as opening gifts.
Yes atheist but absoloutely love Christmas hymns / church choirs. Absolutely beautiful music and just reminds me of my childhood

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dm3xkiwC3Ao

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjFPM-9u80E

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kHH6LJpEbQ



BEAUTIFUL
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Christmas is not a Christian festival, it was adopted by Christians from earlier festivals especially in northern regions. In more temperate regions like the middle east, Easter is much more important.
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(Original post by Galaxy Lord)
I consider myself to be atheist but I'm celebrating Christmas simply due to the fact everybody around me is. I feel like I should give gifts back also. Not that I dislike Christmas. I actually love it. I like hearing to Christmas songs too.
I went to church of England schools for primary and secondary education so I do carry some Christian values and I used to pray. My Sikh friend is also celebrating Christmas and stuck a tree in her living room.

It's interesting to see that it's something embedded in our British culture.

I'm just wondering what everyone is doing on Christmas Day.
I'm just having a turkey dinner with the family and working on my portfolio and coursework as well as opening gifts.
My family are Jewish, and we say that 'we're enjoying Christmas, not celebrating it'.

We appreciate it's cultural significance here and feel as if we may as well join in; so we do!
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As a muslim i do nothing except hope for snow

Doesn't seem like its happening though

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Apathetic agnostic. I'm not going to say no to a holiday, even if its basis is centres around sky fairies.
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I dont think many celebrate it now adays have jesus in their minds so its ok <3
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I am a Loyal Protestant and I can't be bothered with Christmas. It is a joke and has nothing to do with religion anymore. Easter is better. I would rather Christmas just went away and my life wasn't disturbed by it.
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hardly any religious people celeberate christmas anyway it's become more of a tradition thn a religious practice so does it really matter?
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Oh my.. Christmas is not a christian event, its pagan I think. Im agnostic/ atheist and I celebrate it. My dad however is a christian and he doesn't, hes against it. However I think he uses it as an excuse not to buy presents. Cause he thinks Jesus was born in september or something.
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pretty much my entire family are atheists (or otherwise irreligious) and we celebrate it :awesome:


it's just not a religious thing anymore. Strange that the pretence that it is still exists.
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(Original post by Kholmes1)
Oh my.. Christmas is not a christian event, its pagan I think. Im agnostic/ atheist and I celebrate it. My dad however is a christian and he doesn't, hes against it. However I think he uses it as an excuse not to buy presents. Cause he thinks Jesus was born in september or something.
Nobody knows when Christ was born. It is a Christian festival however. It's meaning is based on the story of the birth of Christ.

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Nobody knows when Christ was born. It is a Christian festival however. It's meaning is based on the story of the birth of Christ.

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Its not actually christian though. Its pagan. Some christians might celebrate it because they think thats when Jesus was born. But its not.
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Its not actually christian though. Its pagan. Some christians might celebrate it because they think thats when Jesus was born. But its not.
It replaced an old pagan tradition in terms of the time it takes place, but it is about the birth of Christ. That's why it's called CHRISTmas.

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It replaced an old pagan tradition in terms of the time it takes place, but it is about the birth of Christ. That's why it's called CHRISTmas.

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Yes so its pagan. Im not religious but he wasn't born on christmas day. Some christians just believe that which is why its called christmas. But its false. Well I say that but obviously i cant be certain. And im also not religous. But all I know is that my dad goes to some holiday in september/pctober. Which they believe when he was actually born. I personally don't believe it.
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