What does Christmas mean to you?Watch
I don't see it as a chance to see family, because I see people I care about anyway not just a Christmas...that sounds more like you don't care if you only see them then. I am not religious so don't care about the apparent birth of Christ which is not said anywhere in the Bible that it was 25th December anyway. I don't care for some kind of Dickensian Christmas spirit of milk and honey, as Dickens was a bleak b*stard who thought everyone has their place some above some below, and that's the end of it and all he hoped was the authoritarians would be a bit kinder. Not exactly a visionary or radical was he.
Anyway, sorry for all that. Just wondering what does it actually mean to you, if anything?
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(Yes I know he wasn’t literally born on 25th December but it’s the remembrance that counts)
A time to be with your family and spend some quality time. Eating, drinking, and generally catching up and making up for lost time.
Christmas is too commercialised. It is about the simple birth of Jesus, love and family. This is why I love getting together with my kids over Christmas. We haven’t bought each other expensive presents either.
So that’s what it means to me: a convenient time to get together with my extended family. We often have our annual ski trip around then as well. I suppose other families will have other traditions.
The festivities are also nice e.g. Christmas/winter themed films on TV, songs in the charts, sales in the shops and holiday activities available etc. but I tend to take them in more passively. I’m not celebrating anything in particular.
It is one time of year where all the lads are back in once place for a week, and we all get together and get pissed and have a meal or two. So that's why I like it
Jesus is a typical Capricorn, so his birthdate of 25th December is accurate.