Philip Newton (pne) wrote,
Philip Newton
pne

It's Christmas time (or is it?)

I wonder how many of those people who profess to celebrate Christmas will be celebrating something else instead... focussing on giving and receiving presents or maybe on spending time with their family or having charitable thoughts, but relegating Christ to an extremely minor position in the whole context of their revels. I know it's something I'm apt to do if I don't make a particular effort to remember exactly what the point of Christmas is supposed to be.

Don't get me wrong: I think giving gifts and getting together with your family, decorating the house, and singing carols are a nice thing to do. I'm mostly curious about who (a) does all that compared to who (b) does all that and sets aside time to think about Jesus.

Or to put it a bit differently, I don't expect everyone to think about Jesus at this time of the year (that would be rather silly); I'm more curious about how many do and how many have secular celebrations. It's not a judgmental thing, just curiosity.

So, have a little poll.

Poll #634142 Yuhannukwanzmas!

In the next two to three weeks, I'll...

commemorate the birth of Christ
0(0.0%)
participate in a gift-giving festival (e.g. the so-called "Giftmas")
0(0.0%)
celebrate Hanukkah
0(0.0%)
celebrate Kwanzaa
0(0.0%)
celebrate Yule
0(0.0%)
celebrate the (winter or summer) Solstice
0(0.0%)
celebrate the Winterval
0(0.0%)
celebrate Yuhannukwanzmas (or a similar celebration)
0(0.0%)
say "Bah, humbug!" a lot
0(0.0%)
go out for Chinese food on the 25th of December
0(0.0%)
send cards
0(0.0%)
put up and/or decorate a fir tree (or I've already done so recently)
0(0.0%)
make and/or eat a special meal
0(0.0%)
return gifts I got which I don't like
0(0.0%)
go to a New Year's Party
0(0.0%)
start a new calendar year
0(0.0%)
make some resolutions for the coming year
0(0.0%)
start the month of January
0(0.0%)
start the month of Sharaf
0(0.0%)
start the month of Tevet
0(0.0%)
start the month of Dhu 'l-Hijja
0(0.0%)
start some other month
0(0.0%)
spend time with my family
0(0.0%)
wish I had a family I could spend time with
0(0.0%)
wish I had time I could spend with my family
0(0.0%)
have time off work or school
0(0.0%)

Tickybox?

Ticky!
7(16.7%)
Ticky ticky ticky!
18(42.9%)
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