What does Christmas really mean to YOU?

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  1. RBJ33 profile image81
    RBJ33posted 5 years ago

    What does Christmas really mean to YOU?

    What is it that you celebrate, and why?

  2. Tusitala Tom profile image62
    Tusitala Tomposted 5 years ago

    Quite frankly, Christmas doesn't mean much to me anymore.  It did once, a long time ago.   As a child it was an exciting time of the year.  Even after I found out at seven years of age who Santa really was, it didn't lose its appeal.  But that was in England where I was born and Christmas was a lot different than it is here 'down under' in Australia.

    In Australia, Christmas fall in our summer months.  For example, today 20th December, it is expected that the temperature will rise to around 40 degrees Celsius ( pushing up  towards a 100 Fahrenheit) and hardly conducive to baked dinners and eggnog.   Here it's salads and cold beer.

    But its the overwhelming commercialism of the past few decades that really spoils it.   Nearly two months before Christmas the shops are talking up Christmas.   Now it's getting to the stage where people hold off on Christmas presents so they can snap up the after-Christmas bargains.

    Family gatherings are the thing nowadays for me.  Don't even go to many parties any more.   Yes, family; a few cards and emails to friends.  That's about it.

    1. RBJ33 profile image81
      RBJ33posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hey TT thanks for your answer.  I am in concert with the way you feel.  It's for kids, and luckily we have a few little ones (grand kids & great grand kids).  The commercialism is disgusting.  Make your christmas a good one, in spite of it all.

  3. Relationshipc profile image90
    Relationshipcposted 5 years ago

    Christmas is a time to celebrate family for me. That's the main focus of it. My dad is mainly grumpy and unhappy for 364 days of the year, but on Christmas he is all smiles, he pops in Elvis, and I get to spend time with the dad I remember from childhood.

    1. RBJ33 profile image81
      RBJ33posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Give your dad a hug.


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