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Do you Have to Be Christian in order to celebrate Christmas?

Posted by on Dec. 2, 2013 at 7:06 PM
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I was on another forum and there was a thread about how children are demonstrating how they are "keeping Christ in Christmas." but it got me to thinking, does one HAVE TO BE Christian in order to celebrate Christmas?! I know plenty of people who celebrate and they are not Christian at all. My one Hindu friend comes to mind. She celebrates and partakes in the exchange of gifts and presents with her family. Still others I know who are not particualrly religious ( let's say agnostic) but they celebrate Christmas day with a gathering of family and friends and exchange of gifts. There is even talk of Santa Claus among this set. My dd even has several Jewish friends and they exchange gifts amongst themselves during this time of year.

So- I ask you, is Christmas reserved just for Christians?

Is Christmas "cheapened" by others who celebrate the day but who do not practice the faith?

by on Dec. 2, 2013 at 7:06 PM
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FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on Dec. 2, 2013 at 7:08 PM

No, Christmas in not only reserved for Christians.

People celebrate in many different ways, some not at all.


Sisteract
by Whoopie on Dec. 2, 2013 at 7:08 PM
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Yes, yes it is.

If you do not believe in and accept JC, no nog or stocking for you.

Bah humbug.

sticking out tongue

katy_kay08
by on Dec. 2, 2013 at 7:08 PM
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Nope, it certainly isn't reserved just for Christians.  

ReginaStar
by Gold Member on Dec. 2, 2013 at 7:14 PM

Heck NO! Anyone can celebrate any holiday or tradition they want. Christmas is apart of our culture and it's so much more than just a Christian holiday. 

rfurlongg
by on Dec. 2, 2013 at 7:15 PM
Yep

Quoting FromAtoZ:

No, Christmas in not only reserved for Christians.

People celebrate in many different ways, some not at all.


.Bubbles.
by Silver Member on Dec. 2, 2013 at 7:15 PM
We celebrate Christmas as we aren't Christian.
RitaTequila531
by Member on Dec. 2, 2013 at 7:16 PM
Nope, my hindu friend celebrates it as "an American tradition"
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SweetCL
by on Dec. 2, 2013 at 7:18 PM

Christmas is for anyone who wants to celebrate it. My Buddhist friend is celebrating Christmas.

Carpy
by Ruby Member on Dec. 2, 2013 at 7:19 PM
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Just believe in Santa.

Donna6503
by Platinum Member on Dec. 2, 2013 at 7:20 PM
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Christmas really is a secular holiday.

(I know this statement will upset a lot of people .... But in reality it really is secular celebration)
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