Why do you Like Christmas ?
Why do you Dislike Christmas ?
In less then 2 weeks it will be Christmas !!
the favorite day for all the young kids that cant wait to open their presents
and a old tradition to remember the birth of Jesus Christ
i agree Christmas is not like before .. things have changed a lot
it has become more a materialistic day for many greedy people
it is mostly the favorite day of the retailers making big bucks
people spending big money on their cheap merchandise
Christmas in the first place is supose to be a great day for the familly
when its all snowing and cold outside and warm inside the house
with a big familly that have reunited to eat a big meal together
and having fun exchanging stories and wishes around a warm fire
with a nice decorated tree and a small baby Jesus in a creche
a day where we are generous with others .. familly or strangers
reminding us that we should be generous during the entire year
Christmas has been a tradition in my familly for a long time
the parent still love to decorate the entire house with Christmas thing
but at my place i dont do any decorations
maybe because i dont have kids and if i did .. i would decorate for them not for me
one thing about Christmas that i found annoying
is that in many place many poor people can barely eat at Christmas
the spirit of Christmas is obviously not everywhere and that is very sad
Christmas (Old English: Crīstesmæsse, meaning "Christ's Mass") is an annual commemoration of the birth of Jesus Christ and a widely
observed holiday, celebrated generally on December 25 by billions of people around the world. A feast central to the Christian liturgical
year, it closes the Advent season and initiates the twelve days of Christmastide. Christmas is a civil holiday in many of the world's
nations, is celebrated by an increasing number of non-Christians, and is an integral part of the Christmas and holiday season.
The precise year of Jesus' birth, which some historians place between 7 and 2 BC, is unknown. His birth is mentioned in two of the four
Canonical Gospels. By the early-to-mid 4th century, the Western Christian Church had placed Christmas on December 25, a date later adopted in the
East. The date of Christmas may have initially been chosen to correspond with the day exactly nine months after early Christians believed
Jesus to have been conceived, as well as the date of the southern solstice (i.e., the Roman winter solstice), with a sun connection being possible
because Christians consider Jesus to be the "Sun of righteousness" prophesied in Malachi 4:2.
The original date of the celebration in Eastern Christianity was January 6, in connection with Epiphany, and that is still the date of the celebration
for the Armenian Apostolic Church and in Armenia, where it is a public holiday. As of 2012, there is a difference of 13 days between the modern
Gregorian calendar and the older Julian calendar. Those who continue to use the Julian calendar or its equivalents thus celebrate December 25 and
January 6 on what for the majority of the world is January 7 and January 19. For this reason, Ethiopia, Russia, Ukraine, Serbia, the Republic of
Macedonia, and the Republic of Moldova celebrate Christmas on what in the Gregorian calendar is January 7; all the Greek Orthodox Churches celebrate
Christmas on December 25.
The popular celebratory customs associated in various countries with Christmas have a mix of pre-Christian, Christian and secular themes and
origins. Popular modern customs of the holiday include gift giving, Christmas music and caroling, an exchange of Christmas cards, church
celebrations, a special meal, and the display of various Christmas decorations, including Christmas trees, Christmas lights, nativity scenes,
garlands, wreaths, mistletoe, and holly. In addition, several closely related and often interchangeable figures, known as Santa Claus, Father
Christmas, Saint Nicholas and Christkind, are associated with bringing gifts to children during the Christmas season and have their own body of
traditions and lore. Because gift-giving and many other aspects of the Christmas festival involve heightened economic activity among both
Christians and non-Christians, the holiday has become a significant event and a key sales period for retailers and businesses. The economic impact of
Christmas is a factor that has grown steadily over the past few centuries in many regions of the world.
Im wondering why do certain religious people hate speaking about the Christmas day ?
that represent the birth of Jesus Christ
a few place i have worked have received complaints because of the Christmas tree we had
that were placed near the entrance each yrs (in Canada its a old tradition to do that)
but for certain people its like they found it insultive to their religion so we should respect them
i dont understand why cant they respect some old religious tradition of a country
i would never go in another country and start complaining on their old religious traditions
it would make me extremely arrogant and unrespectfull and im not like that
Merry Christmas to all !
and for others well Happy Holidays !
edit on 12/13/2012 by Ben81 because: (no reason given)