Who is NOT celebrating christmas?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by MBX, Dec 23, 2008.

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Are you celebrating christmas?

Poll closed Jan 2, 2009.
  1. Yes.

    52 vote(s)
    64.2%
  2. No.

    29 vote(s)
    35.8%
  1. MBX macrumors 65816

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    #1
    Anyone else who's not into the whole christmas thing?
     
  2. paintballer macrumors regular

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  3. Big-TDI-Guy macrumors 68030

    Big-TDI-Guy

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    #3
    I'm not religious, and I'm not into the materialistic side of Christmas.

    But I do enjoy a day or two with the family.

    Otherwise, it almost bothers me. Wait, actually, it does. Mainly because my town is a major shopping hub for people in Northern MA. (tax free sales up here) Anyhow - 5 minute errands become 40+ due to constant gridlock traffic, usually from Friday after Thanksgiving until mid-way into January (when the gift certificates and exchanges are finally done)

    Also, I feel it's more personal to give gifts / remembrance of friends and family at special times. (with them) Using Christmas just seems watered-down, IMO. (as everyone does it)

    I'm wHierd.
     
  4. shecky Guest

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    im celebrating Jew-mas; chinese food and a movie :)
     
  5. ZiggyPastorius macrumors 68040

    ZiggyPastorius

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    #5
    I'm starting my retreat away from celebrating Christmas after this year. It's not so much me, I don't care, but everyone else in my family celebrates it, so I can't just not get them stuff. When I have my own family, I'll probably replace Christmas with some more personal family tradition.
     
  6. itcheroni macrumors 6502a

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    #6
    I never celebrate it. I used to wish I could take part in a big Christmas shindig but now I'm quite happy treating it as any other day. I do enjoy seeing others enjoy the holidays.
     
  7. bigjnyc macrumors 603

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    I kind of wish i wasnt right now lol. I am having a christmas eve party in my house and i've spent so much money on gifts and such its ridiculous. my living room looks likes santas workshop right now.
     
  8. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601

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  9. Melrose Suspended

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    #10
    I always like a day off work... no Christmas for me, but 'tis nice for a day off.

    I sleep in, get up 'round 7:30-ish, start the coffee, turn on my notebook, check my eBay, email, MR, etc etc. Hey, wait, that's how I start every day... hmmm...
     
  10. Schtumple macrumors 601

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    #11
    Xmas is a time for getting together with family, not about having a materialistic OCD fit (despite what the major retailers have been hemorrhaging into us for years...), and I will be celebrating it. :)
     
  11. .Andy macrumors 68030

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    #12
    Going to have lunch with the in-laws but besides that no real celebration. Instead I've got four rounds of golf booked in with friends in the space of 8 days which I'm really looking forward to. Golfmas :D.
     
  12. Much Ado macrumors 68000

    Much Ado

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    #13
    Christmas is an excuse to be happy, so take it :)
     
  13. ixi macrumors newbie

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    #14
    Getting drunk with good friends and family? I'm celebrating.
     
  14. Melrose Suspended

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    #15
    ^^ You can do that at the drop of a hat. :D

    ..methinks we need some pollage.
     
  15. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Being one of the chosen people :rolleyes:

    My family got together this past Sunday. Xmas eve I'll head out to moms for dinner. Xmas Day, I have no plans. Might just couch surf all day. :D
     
  16. gadgetgirl85 macrumors 68040

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  17. Galley macrumors 65816

    Galley

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    #18
    I still exchange gifts with my family, but that's it. There are no Christmas decorations at my house, only a Festivus pole. As a protest to the over-commercialization of ALL holidays, I leave it up year round. ;)
     
  18. iVeBeenDrinkin' macrumors 65816

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    righteous
     
  19. LeahM macrumors 6502a

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    #20
    Christmas is overrated. My family gets together and has a brunch. Thats my favorite part. But the aunts and uncles (me and my sisters & bro) buy for the nieces and nephews.
     
  20. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    #21
    do you do the Airing of Grievances?
     
  21. dmr727 macrumors G3

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  22. cherry su macrumors 65816

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  23. yg17 macrumors G5

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    #24
    I'm a Jewish Atheist (Jewtheist!) so I'll spend the day at home doing nothing. I've got 2 movies from Netflix and a few more recorded on my DVR to keep me occupied
     
  24. iVeBeenDrinkin' macrumors 65816

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