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Didn’t ceberate it when I was a kid, don’t celebrate is now.
So pretty much nothing has changed.
It was specialas a kid..it was magical. It was so wonderful …It hink Christmas should be made special for children…Now as an adult it just another day..
When I was a child I woke to find a sack of presents, downstairs there were more under the tree. My mum and I decorated the tree a few weeks before presents would build up to Christmas day. I loved receiving and giving presents, gift giving is so different from buying things in a shop for oneself. Presents: drawing paper, cars, books opened up a whole new world of possibilities. Christmas dinner was fun but, sadly, we could not visit our friends on Christmas day, so we couldn’t play with our toys. Christmas is no more commercial now, but I’m an adult with no children and sometimes spend Christmas day alone.
The only thing I liked about Christmas when I was little, was the fact I would be getting a new cheap 30 buck or so toy that we had bought a couple weeks before. Christmas dinners with family were always pretty bad; you can guess what you get when you put together a big family when half of them don’t speak to the other half. It would never be boring though! I stopped getting presents when I was 10 or 11, and at 15 I’d make any excuse to skip Christmas with family.
When I got older (18) I moved out and stopped celebrating Christmas altogether, not even a Christmas tree. I’ll go out with some friends if any are available (which is rare), but normally I just eat something different and watch some movies by myself, since everything is closed.
When i was little i still recieved presents from Santa only. And we would decorate weeks before and then on Christmas morning we would have a mountain of presents all from Santa :) and we used to have a big Christmas party with all of our friends.
Then one night my brother told me that Santa wasnt real! And so I asked my friends at school, they said the same thing. We buy our own presents now for everyone i neatly put them under the tree and i only get on special present that says SANTA. Plus all of our friends moved away.
So now we do stuff by ourselves, but i still believe in Santa! But I overheard my mom talking to one of her friends and saying we were going to her house for Christmas, and their like family so i guess we wont be so lonley…
When I was younger, I used to actually want material objects and enjoy trees and lights and believe in God, Santa, all that stuff. Now I don’t care and see most of the holiday as both meaningless and a waste of money.
When I was a kid, my brother would usually wake up really early (usually around 4 or 5am) and he would come into my room and wake me up and then after I woke up we’d both go into our parents room and wake them up. Once everyone had gotten out of bed that’s usually when the opening of presents would commence. After all the gifts were opened we typically went back to bed for a couple of hours. Christmas was very special when I was a kid.
As an adult, Christmas is still special to me but for a different reason. I enjoy the act of giving far more than receiving. Sometimes I have a hard time waiting until the holiday to give my friends and family their gifts b/c I enjoy it so much.
One thing that hasn’t changed that I do enjoy is the holiday cheer that people seem to have and share around Christmas time. People seem to be more polite and helpful than they typically are. I believe that this is one of the things that makes Christmas enjoyable.
An Undisclosed Location | 1 year, 5 months ago (10 hours, 1 minute after post)
When I was a kid, Christmas was very much about presents and Santa Claus. Now Christmas is about family and charity and that WONDERFUL feeling of happy Christmas time ^_^
It’s much better now. :)
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