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Christmas Question - what do I say?


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I'm very aware that this question has been spoken about before, but I'm on an old lappy that won't let me do a search - not one that I would like a result for before I go to bed anyhow :D

 

Sooo... I've been asked as a pagan if I celebrate xmas. What is xmas day to me etc.

I was a bit stumped at that one.

What is the pagan meaning of xmas? I know about Yule/21st Dec.

 

Do you all still do the big day with presents etc?

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Only you can answer what Christmas means to you. Don't be cowed into thinking you can't celebrate it if you want to because you're pagan. If it fits for you, do it. I do, secularly with the rest of my family like we always have.

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I'm very aware that this question has been spoken about before, but I'm on an old lappy that won't let me do a search - not one that I would like a result for before I go to bed anyhow  ;)

 

Sooo... I've been asked as a pagan if I celebrate xmas.  What is xmas day to me etc.

I was a bit stumped at that one. 

What is the pagan meaning of xmas?  I know about Yule/21st Dec. 

 

Do you all still do the big day with presents etc?

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Of course - its part of my culture. Its all part of the mid winter lift that carries us through the grey days to spring.

 

If you want to think of it that way we are using the harvest of our savings over the year to get us through the lean times. Of course some of us use the seed corn from next year in the form of credit cards with exactly the same effect!

 

For me it is all worthwhile.

 

Edited to say that even when I was a fanatic Anglican, the feast and present giving had nothing to do with Christianity.

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Hiya Louisa. This thread is on the go at the moment and is full of info on how people celebrate Christmas and what they believe about it. You are probably having difficulty accessing it so you can link to it

 

HERE

 

So rather than have two identical threads sort of weakening each other I'll close this one (no offence....... just good housekeeping). If you have trouble accessing the other thread let me know.

 

Mike

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What is the pagan meaning of xmas?  I know about Yule/21st Dec. 

 

All right, seeing as you don't have much time, I'll generalise.

 

The return of the strength of the sun is what's celebrated (by some pagans) on the 21st. The Winter Solstice - the darkest time of year and the rebirth of the sun.

 

 

Do you all still do the big day with presents etc?

 

Many do, if the people they live with and love do. There's no embargo, just because you're Pagan. Vert and I aren't Christian so we don't celebrate Christmas but we do celebrate that day if we're with our families since they do. And we do our own Yule thing on the day itself.

 

Nobody's going to come around and beat you about the head with a stang if you don't be all "pagany".

 

Okay? ;)

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