View Poll Results: What winter holiday do you celebrate?

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  • Christmas

    51 80.95%
  • Hannukah

    9 14.29%
  • Kwanzaa

    3 4.76%
  • Yule/Winter Solstice/Modranect

    8 12.70%
  • Saturnalia

    4 6.35%
  • Black Friday

    5 7.94%
  • Eid

    2 3.17%
  • Diwali

    3 4.76%
  • Festivus

    10 15.87%
  • Holiday (Pastafarian)

    6 9.52%
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    Re: What winter holiday do you celebrate?

    Christmas, though not in any religious sense of the word. The celebration for me is a time for family and friends to get some time off and relax with each other. And presents. Oddly enough though, my elder sister is crazy Evangelion, so Christmas is the only day of the year I go to a church. I haven't burst into flames yet, so I think I'm still good.
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    Re: What winter holiday do you celebrate?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    For some reason, Korimyr, I'd have guessed that you were one of the resident pagans.
    You'd have guessed correctly, but Yule is celebrated much the same way Christmas is and I have no stomach for it. Besides, I have no one to celebrate it with except witches and, my foul mood aside, our notions of how to mark holy days don't really line up.

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    Re: What winter holiday do you celebrate?

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    You'd have guessed correctly, but Yule is celebrated much the same way Christmas is and I have no stomach for it. Besides, I have no one to celebrate it with except witches and, my foul mood aside, our notions of how to mark holy days don't really line up.
    Is Solstice meaningful to you? It's meaningful to me without any kind of ceremony. Just acknowledging the return of the light......

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    Re: What winter holiday do you celebrate?

    Quote Originally Posted by windovervocalcords View Post
    Generally, I acknowledge Solstice but don't celebrate it per se. It's more that I'm aware that Solstice is the return to the days getting lighter and feel an ease about that.

    I don't celebrate Christmas, although I've been known to give small gifts at this time to friends if its meaningful to them and I will likely do that for my co-workers this year.

    My holidays are Buddhist holidays.

    Losar, (Tibetan New Year) is probably the most well known Buddhist holiday that I celebrate.


    Solstice is usually (but not every year) my husband's birthday (the 21st). So we celebrate his birthday, and I welcome the end of the shortening of daylight. I hate the short daylight.



    Catz - you forgot New Year's!!!

    And Little Christmas! And Martin Luther King Day! And Valentine's Day!
    Last edited by jackalope; 12-17-09 at 11:54 AM.

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    Re: What winter holiday do you celebrate?

    The etymolological origin of the word "holiday" is "holy day." Thus, if you don't celebrate a "winter holiday" in a spiritual or religious manner, it really isn't a "holiday."

    There are however, national "holidays." But observance as well as non-observance of these becomes a political issue.

    If you don't think holidays are a political issue, you're deluded. Just check out this video.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NdiCH4sDi4"]YouTube- Happy Holidays from the Bates Family[/ame]
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    Re: What winter holiday do you celebrate?

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    You'd have guessed correctly, but Yule is celebrated much the same way Christmas is and I have no stomach for it. Besides, I have no one to celebrate it with except witches and, my foul mood aside, our notions of how to mark holy days don't really line up.
    It's a shame you don't live closer, we could celebrate the yule by burning stuff, drinking some mead, and feats of strength.

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    Re: What winter holiday do you celebrate?

    Quote Originally Posted by niftydrifty View Post
    The etymolological origin of the word "holiday" is "holy day."
    The etymology may be holy day, but the term has been co-opted into meaninglessness.

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    Re: What winter holiday do you celebrate?

    Christmas in the regular, entirely secular fashion.
    There is nothing demonstrably true that religion can provide the world that cannot be achieved more rationally through entirely secular means.

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    Re: What winter holiday do you celebrate?

    Quote Originally Posted by niftydrifty View Post
    The etymolological origin of the word "holiday" is "holy day." Thus, if you don't celebrate a "winter holiday" in a spiritual or religious manner, it really isn't a "holiday."

    There are however, national "holidays." But observance as well as non-observance of these becomes a political issue.

    If you don't think holidays are a political issue, you're deluded. Just check out this video.
    And people say Christianity isn't political.

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    Re: What winter holiday do you celebrate?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    And people say Christianity isn't political.
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