Do you feel Christmas is just about the birth of Jesus, or is it also about sharing, giving, and spending special time with family?

  • Yes it's all about the bith of Jesus

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  • Yes it's about Jesus birth and it also teaches us how to give and share the love of Christ with one another

    93%
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ladynell4g...
Submitted by at 1:47 AM on Dec. 14, 2008
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Do you feel Christmas is just about the birth of Jesus, or is it also about sharing, giving, and spending special time with family?

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ladynell4g...
Submitted by at 1:47 AM on Dec. 14, 2008
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  • justanothe...
    Submitted by   at 4:30 PM on December 14, 2008

    For us it has nothing to do with Jesus. It's about family bonding and traditions.

  • BonesDrago...
    Submitted by   at 12:39 PM on December 15, 2008

    For us its about winter and the rebirth of the Sun God as well as celebrating family and giving to the ones we love,etc.

    Nothing to do with Jesus.

  • notsunligh...
    Submitted by   at 6:30 PM on December 16, 2008

    nothing to do with jesus... it's about giving and winter.

  • MojitoMama
    Submitted by   at 9:53 PM on December 16, 2008

    If it's not about Christ, it wouldn't be called Christmas!
    Celebrate whatever you like, but don't celebrate Christmas if you don't believe it's about Jesus Christ!

  • Nassau_Bay...
    Submitted by   at 3:09 AM on December 17, 2008

    Jesus was not born in Dec.. Christmas was actually an ancient pagan winter solstice holiday. These pagans worshipped a lesser god called Mithras, whom they claimed to be the son of an omnipotent god. During the Holy Roman Empire, these pagan lands were converted to Christianity. The pagans celebrated the birth of Mithras on the 25th. It was easier to control the lands through conversion and adapting the 2 cultures together- as Christ as the son of god instead of Mithras. The pagans also celebrated a day set aside for the children by giving gifts. St. Nick came along later. The Yule log is also pagan, they kept the log burning through the longest night of the year to keep away unwanted spirits.

  • AdoptingTw...
    Submitted by   at 2:42 AM on December 18, 2008

    Jesus is my reason for the season!

  • ladynell4g...
    Submitted by   at 3:22 AM on December 18, 2008

    It is true that Jesus was not born around December: but why take Christ out of Christmas if it's doing what he expresses his children to do (love, give, and share). We learn about love, sharing, and giving through God when he gave his son up for our sins. So if we look at it the way God shared his son, then Christmas should be about Christ as well. But you won't go to hell if you don't celebrate Christmas or believe Jesus is the reason for the season. I love my family, and there are only a few times a year we spend time and share Christ together on the same level of understanding. Christmas and Easter is probably the holiday’s people dispute over most, because of the tradition of how people celebrate. Jesus celebrated before his death. Nothing’s wrong with celebrating: but I rather keep Christ in it all of it because in my life he is truly the reason for all seasons!

  • Jill42721
    Submitted by   at 6:36 AM on December 18, 2008

    I celebrate Yule on the 21st, but partake in family gatherings on Christmas and Christmas Eve.
    For those saying not to celebrate because some aren't Christian that's awfully hypocritical if you have a Chritmas tree, wreaths, mistletoe, give/receive gifts, have a star on your tree, do anything where Santa is involved, have a fire, etc... Because you see, then you're a Christian partaking in ALL the customs of Yule.
    We're just gathering with family.

  • ladynell4g...
    Submitted by   at 12:30 PM on December 18, 2008

    But didn't they throw different decorations at Jesus feet when he celebrated in the parade before his death? It might not be mistletoes, Christmas trees, ect., but it's still enhancements for enjoyment. Passover was celebrated with all kinds of fine foods and I'm sure they decorated for the occasions. What's wrong with decorating for your celebration or feast. I believe God intended for us to learn how to love (the golden rule), and what ever way that shows his love and compassion, as long as it's not sinful, is accepted in the eyes of Christ. We as human beings just adds our own thoughts and doctrine of what we believe God wants for others and ourselves. When you are confessing to be a child of God, I believe he have his way of telling us when we are sinning, out of order, disobeying, and living outside of his will, by convicting us. The only conviction I've received is how judgemental I am when I take the joy of others and shatter dreams, enjoyment,  and happiness because of how I believe things should be. How is celebrating Christmas sinning when all it's about is showing the gift of God in love, sharing, giving, unity, gladness, helping, and the golden rule? And why not celebrate the birth our Lord to show our appreciation to him. Yes he's not here in mortal life, but his spirit is always here. My children understands Santa clause is a man and the story of him is a fairytale of another. Would you say God gave saint nick the love to show his kindness and appreciation to his neighboring friends, and the dream to carry on through centuries is the rise of God instead of satin because of the examples it shows how God truly is? Not attacking here, just wanted to know how you feel about it: and not trying to enforce my belief on you, just using common knowledge and pure heart of gold from our Lord God and showing my expressing of God which indeed could also be wrong:  but by any means am I trying to be misleading. Thank You!:) love ladynell4godgroup hug

  • JulieJacob...
    Submitted by   at 4:58 PM on January 1, 2009

    But I like Satin. It's smooth and feels good against the skin.

    Jesus has no place in any of my celebrations.

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