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#31 of 33 Old 10-06-2009, 04:31 PM
 
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Storm Bride,

I know it would be possible to do Christmas in a less materialistic way but since my family celebrates it (I don't talk to them much but still) I think it would be easier if my daughter and I did something separate from them in our own way.

Also, I lean more toward antitheist and plan on talking to my daughter about religious holidays. I would feel strange celebrating one even in a non-religious way. It just does not feel right to us.

I am considering telling stories about St Nick and stuff but i am not sure just yet. I think solstice fits our lifestyle a little better. I think on Christmas we'll sleep in and cuddle while everyone else runs around.

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Storm Bride,

I know it would be possible to do Christmas in a less materialistic way but since my family celebrates it (I don't talk to them much but still) I think it would be easier if my daughter and I did something separate from them in our own way.
Ah - gotcha. That makes perfect sense.

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Also, I lean more toward antitheist and plan on talking to my daughter about religious holidays. I would feel strange celebrating one even in a non-religious way. It just does not feel right to us.
I can understand that. I'm agnostic, not atheist, but I do get what you mean. I think I just see it differently, because I've never really internalized Christmas as being religious. I'm a second-generation agnostic, with Christmas family traditions, so it's really just a family thing to me. That's not going to apply to everybody, though.

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I am considering telling stories about St Nick and stuff but i am not sure just yet. I think solstice fits our lifestyle a little better. I think on Christmas we'll sleep in and cuddle while everyone else runs around.
That sounds good, too!

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I know a lot of people celebrate Christmas without Christianity, but that just doesn't ring true for us. So, we prefer to celebrate the Solstice. Otherwise, we would feel we weren't being honest to ourselves.

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