@soulless4now What do you have for Christmas? I haven't had a good Christmas meal since I was a teenager too! Ham. :)
It's almost here, that time of the year where we pretend to forget about that office affair or the ignorant guy that you work with and celebrate the Mass of Christ. Well that is to say those of the Christian faith celebrate for this reason but what about everyone else? I for instance am not a Christian although I'm not an atheist either I'm what you would call agnostic in this area. Do I believe in a God or a creator of sorts? Yes, do I belive in the Christian version of God? No I do not.
Although I doubt many people today celebrate Xmass for the true meaning of the event, and people such as Sinterklaas have merged with company's such as Coke Cola to create a New Christmas if you will. For instance did you know the first recorded history of a santa was a Danish man dressed in green not red? It is strange that we merely accept these new traditions as if they have been there for centuries, when in reality they are relatively new.
Think back a moment to the amount of money you have spent over the years on wrapping paper for xmass time. Did you know that in 2010 it was calculated American buyers had spent $9.36 Billion on wrapping paper alone? Thats enough money for a huge family to live on for generations.....still wanna gift wrap your Aunt Molly's ankle warmers now?
I'll be celebrating this xmass as I have every other, by not celebrating it at all, maybe I'll have a retro day on my PS2 or watch some classic films I've not seen for a while (Terminator is due a watch)
However I will be creating a rather funny xmass video for youtube next week to be uploaded on xmass eve, keep an eye out for it as I think you'll all love it.
So what you guys up too at xmass time?
I find Christmas increasingly stressful each year. There is something about it that gets me down and it's not just a few days where you can have a bit of a dinner with your family iy's months of worry and anxiety (for me anyway).
I simply take Christmas time as a way to unwind and forget the stresses I have and just hang out with friends and family. I do look forward to the gifts, but as the years go by I ask for less and less simply because I don't really think about it (nor am I really bothered by that). Of course, I do make sure to donate when possible to make even a little difference. Sadly, Christmas just doesn't have the same impact on me as before (probably because of the commercialism). Regardless, it's still a favorite time for me, and I look forward to Christmas morning.
My view on Christmas has gotten increasingly negative. I'll still "play along" and enjoy one of the last few times I'll be receiving copious amounts of gifts for no good reason. I don't like asking for much, but my parents practically insist and have to bug me for a list, so what the hell I guess. I do spend a little time with family I don't see very often, so there's that. I also have to go to church and pretend to be a good Christian for a day, though I consider myself non-religious and havn't had the heart to tell my family lol. But yes, the entire meaning of it has virtually been tossed aside and it's pretty much about companies cashing in and advertising the hell out of their products and all that annoying stuff. Ah well, I'll try to enjoy my day in spite of all that.
Yep you pretty much spend Xmas the way I do. :P I spend my time by playing some video games, watch a movie (Action or an Animated) and perhaps an xmas movie in day or night in a local channal. Well actually that's pretty much what I do this whole holiday season.
And I don't belive of god at all. :P