1. says

    Christmas is what people make it to be. Thus to me, Christmas is really about crass consumerism, crowds, intrusive and obnoxious music & lights & advertisement, forced & insincere cheeriness, difficulty to buy anything or getting anywhere and lastly obligatory holiday at a time I cannot use free time meaningfully.

  2. Matt G says

    Christians pushed to have Christmas be a national holiday, so now it belongs to all of us. The law of unintended consequences strikes again.

  3. says

    Christmas for an atheist is about picking the bits you like and discarding those you don’t. A glass of white wine in the sun, shared with a close friend, will do me.

  4. John Morales says

    I’ve never thought much of that attitude, which amounts to the exception that proves the rule. I mean, there is one day per year where people are supposed to be nice and share goodwill and whatnot. What does that imply about the rest of the days of the year?

  5. John Morales says

    KG @3, 🙂

    On Christmas Day you can’t get sore
    Your fellow man you must adore
    There’s time to rob him all the more
    The other three hundred and sixty-four

  6. sonofrojblake says

    @ Lofty, 5:
    “Christmas for an atheist is about picking the bits you like and discarding those you don’t.”

    So, like Christianity for a Christian?

  7. says

    @sonofrojblake, not at all. I don’t have a minister to tell me what to do, or a congregation to reinforce my prejudices. And before you rabbit on about advertising, I have been resistant to the siren call of needless purchase since I took off the back of Mother’s black and white TV and wired the volume control to a small box by her side. Ads-be-stuffed.


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