We wish you a merry (insert your own here!)

  1. ok.... What do you celebrate?

    I do yule and christmas....
    pagan and christian... its kinda funny how similar they are!
    (I'm not gonna go into it)


    ok.....

    what about yous guys?

    quizzically yours
    --Barbara
    •  
  2. 14 Comments

  3. by   NurseDianne
    We do the whole Christian Christmas route! Our advent candle wreath is on the coffee table to be lit every Sunday. It represents Hope, Faith, Love and Joy. Of course the center candle which is lit on Christmas day represents Christ's birth. WE also do the major gift giving, gaudy display of spending lots of money!
    My favorite time of the year!
  4. by   jevans
    Pagan holiday here

    Going to Stonehenge for soltice

    So we at our house wish everyone seasonal greetings. It covers all


    j
  5. by   PennyLane
    Christmas, minus the religious overtones. It's more about family and eating.
  6. by   Gomer
    Reformed Druid...we worship bushes.
  7. by   Love-A-Nurse
    christian christmas, because my family and i do celebrate the "birth" of christ and give thanks and praise for the son of god.

    however, i must say, we are humans who also get caught up with the everyday hussle about what to give as a present and what we are going to eat, etc.

    i do explain what the true meaning of christmas is to my children as a christian, but we enjoy the day in several ways.

    this is the favorite time of year for me!

    happy holidays!
  8. by   maire
    Wow, I hate to cop someone else's post, but Stephany, your answer is mine.

    Whatever and whyever you celebrate, happy holidays everyone!
  9. by   nursegoodguy
    This year Santa is the theme of the celebration complete with gift giving and all, however...
    I feel a lifestyle change coming...
    I'm more to the idea of "living" whatever you celebrate all year long...
  10. by   JedsMom
    originally posted by love-a-nurse
    christian christmas, because my family and i do celebrate the "birth" of christ and give thanks and praise for the son of god.

    however, i must say, we are humans who also get caught up with the everyday hussle about what to give as a present and what we are going to eat, etc.

    i do explain what the true meaning of christmas is to my children as a christian, but we enjoy the day in several ways.

    this is the favorite time of year for me!

    happy holidays!

    me too couldn't have said it better. happy holidays everyone.
  11. by   CashewLPN
    love-a-nurse...
    You celebrate the son of god.... I celebrate the God of sun....
    and, its my favorite time of year too...

    Gomer-- never met a reformed druid before! Happy bush? You'll have to explain it to me...(I follow wicca.... although its similar to druidism, I have no clue.)

    Jevans-- I hope stonehenge is as wonderful as I've heard it to be... eventually when I save enough, i'll go there....

    alrighty then!

    Happy Holiday!
    -Barbara
  12. by   Gomer
    Yeti --

    In ancient times, Sacred Groves were places of sanctuary and worship for the Druids. Like a temple or chapel set within the natural world, they were places of spiritual refuge: places to calm the mind, refresh the spirit, and give comfort in times of distress. Druids today continue this tradition of seeking tranquil clearings in woods and forests, in which to meditate and hold ceremonies. Trees are an important part of Druid worship.

    I was trying to be funny with my "reform" comment. Sometimes I'm the only one who sees the joke in my humor.
  13. by   kavi
    I call myself a Pagan Buddhist, but it's so hard to classify these things! I recognize the Pagan origins of Yule/Christmas/Holiday of Light, and believe we need all the light we can get this time of year. So my tree (I also wait till a few days before Christmas) has lots of lights. But of the fake electric kind. I'm a klutz and have a crazy dog, so I know I'd burn the house down with candles.

    However, I have my grandma's very old Nativity set and it's a nice story too, and I honor that by putting it out to remind me of my family, and of respecting diversity. I also live near the woods, and love to walk and talk with the trees---especially in the cold crisp night air under a starry sky.
  14. by   Tweety
    I'm very sedate this year, as in years past. I'm working 12-hour shifts xmas eve and xmas day to make room for those with traditions.

    I'm not Christian. My spouse is pagean as well, and he says the same thing, how similar the two are.

    I'm not a Scrooge but not holly jolly either. Kind of middle of the road.
    Last edit by Tweety on Dec 18, '02

close