Do you buy a decorate a Christmas Tree even if you are not a Christian?

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  1. peachpurple profile image81
    peachpurpleposted 3 years ago

    Do you buy a decorate a Christmas Tree even if you are not a Christian?

    I see eatery outlets and friends who are not Christians, decorate fake Christmas tree just for the joy. I admire them. Do you do the same?

  2. The Examiner-1 profile image71
    The Examiner-1posted 3 years ago

    The eatery outlets will have Christians - and others who celebrate it, not only Christians do - as customers. So they most likely put the tree up for the customers.

    Also, in the US it probably began as a tradition for this day many years ago. Since then there have been changes in religions and our people who live here.

    1. peachpurple profile image81
      peachpurpleposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      i see, so maybe the owners are christians or majority of the customers are christians. Do you decorate the real or fake tree?

    2. The Examiner-1 profile image71
      The Examiner-1posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I have a 24" fake tree since I live alone and maybe the only guests I would have are my brother and his girlfriend. Besides, the decorations are still packed somewhere from the last move.

    3. peachpurple profile image81
      peachpurpleposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      So you didn't decorate the tree this year? I don't have one

    4. The Examiner-1 profile image71
      The Examiner-1posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Not this year. The tree is in the closet and I could have made some simple decorations for it but Christmas sneaked up on me this year since I have been so busy.

    5. peachpurple profile image81
      peachpurpleposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      yeah, too busy with your work eh? I prefer to watch those tall Xmas trees well decorated at shopping malls

    6. The Examiner-1 profile image71
      The Examiner-1posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I do not go to malls anymore, I only go to Publix and WalMart. Maybe Home Depot.

  3. Lady Guinevere profile image59
    Lady Guinevereposted 3 years ago

    The Christmas tree is not a religious symbol at all.  I am quasi Christian and my husband is Roman Catholic and we do not put up a tree.  The main reasons for that is one..it is stored in the crawlspace and neigther of us loke t go under there.  The other one is we have cats...enuf said about that one!  We have a new kitty that we just adopted--actually left here and we just do not like the mess of getting everthing out and then putting it away.

    1. peachpurple profile image81
      peachpurpleposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I see that it is a big chore to put up and back while the cat is around too

    2. Lady Guinevere profile image59
      Lady Guinevereposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Try 6 cats.  That is how many that I have and 5 live in the house most of the time.

    3. peachpurple profile image81
      peachpurpleposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      gosh 6 cats will cause chaos in the house. No wonder you don't put up the Xmas tree

  4. Nathanville profile image95
    Nathanvilleposted 3 years ago

    Today, most people in Britain don’t celebrate Christmas for its religion but because it’s a festive tradition reinforced by also being a public holiday.

    A large percentage of the British population is not religious (25.7%), compared to America where it’s only 15%.  And more striking, only 59% of Britain’s are Christians, compared to 73% in America (2011 and 2012 surveys).

    Yet most Britain’s celebrate Christmas, including buying and decorating Christmas trees, just as much as anyone else. 

    Years ago we bought a real Christmas tree rooted in a pot, which we keep in the garden and each Christmas bring into our conservatory for decorating; it’s now grown to about 5ft tall, and still growing slowly, its growth restricted by being potted.

    1. peachpurple profile image81
      peachpurpleposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      yes, my mom in law said that christmas tree can't grow any taller if grow in a pot compare to grow in the garden

  5. Michaela Osiecki profile image77
    Michaela Osieckiposted 3 years ago

    I have a "holiday" tree. The idea of decorating trees for the winter solstice or Yule (particularly pine trees) dates back to Pagan times. In fact, it didn't even become a tradition to have a decorated tree indoors in the United States until the late 1800's.

 
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