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08 Nov 2023, 9:51 pm

I hate Christmas commercials, I hate them cuz they make me feel so sad & emotional. Christmas is not the same, cuz my grandmother not here anymore. I wish my mommy was here, she was the only one that REALLY REALLY CARED about me, cuz she learned about my Aspergers, Psoriasis, Cerebral Palsy & Learning Disability, I been calling my nana every month at least once a month, cuz it was a comfort to me, cuz she was my mother’s mom, now I don’t have anyone to call. She was the only one that give me presents, she use to come to visit me, she always bought me food, Persian food, once she bought me quarters for my laundry. I know I still have family, but they don’t care about me very much, I only get a birthday text from one of my aunts, my other aunt did give me $100 gift card for my birthday, my nana gave me $100 gift card to Walmart, I think she learned that I didn’t like her presents, once she gave me perfume & something else, I never wear perfume, I’m allergic to too much perfume. My dad use to give me $100 cash for my birthdays, not anymore since he lost his jobs. Christmas is not the same without my grandmother, my other aunt & my mom, I’m more emotional this year. Is Christmas a Christian holiday?



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08 Nov 2023, 9:56 pm

Kitty4670 wrote:
I hate Christmas commercials, I hate them cuz they make me feel so sad & emotional. Christmas is not the same, cuz my grandmother not here anymore. I wish my mommy was here, she was the only one that REALLY REALLY CARED about me, cuz she learned about my Aspergers, Psoriasis, Cerebral Palsy & Learning Disability, I been calling my nana every month at least once a month, cuz it was a comfort to me, cuz she was my mother’s mom, now I don’t have anyone to call. She was the only one that give me presents, she use to come to visit me, she always bought me food, Persian food, once she bought me quarters for my laundry. I know I still have family, but they don’t care about me very much, I only get a birthday text from one of my aunts, my other aunt did give me $100 gift card for my birthday, my nana gave me $100 gift card to Walmart, I think she learned that I didn’t like her presents, once she gave me perfume & something else, I never wear perfume, I’m allergic to too much perfume. My dad use to give me $100 cash for my birthdays, not anymore since he lost his jobs. Christmas is not the same without my grandmother, my other aunt & my mom, I’m more emotional this year. Is Christmas a Christian holiday?


Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Christ on December the 25th (there are people who say Jesus was born on other dates or not at all), but, in principle, Christmas is indeed a Christian holiday.

I am sorry if you are feeling lonely this Christmas, Kitty.



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08 Nov 2023, 9:59 pm

Christmas = Christ Mass - Mass for Christ, just like Michaelmas is Mass for Michael.

I'm sorry you feel so sad.

My dad died on Christmas Eve so it's always tough for me too.

It will never be the same.


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10 Nov 2023, 5:44 pm

IsabellaLinton wrote:
Christmas = Christ Mass - Mass for Christ, just like Michaelmas is Mass for Michael.

I'm sorry you feel so sad.

My dad died on Christmas Eve so it's always tough for me too.

It will never be the same.



That must be alot hard for you, were you close?



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11 Nov 2023, 2:02 pm

Christmas is just a solstice celebration hijacked by Christians.
It's both pagan and Christian, depending on the aspects you emphasis.


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11 Nov 2023, 2:07 pm

I don't care about adverts. I don't really have an emotional response to them at all.


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21 Nov 2023, 12:37 pm

The holidays are a very sad time for a lot of people and especially when you lose someone. A couple of years ago, on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, I was at the office by myself and I started crying about family members who I had lost. I was scared of being alone on Thanksgiving too.

It's also harder for me because I have gone no contact with my other family members due to the circumstances being toxic.



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21 Nov 2023, 11:48 pm

I personally don't enjoy holidays like I used to anymore. They've all been hijacked by capitalists and nutjobs with a political agenda.


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30 Nov 2023, 7:44 am

Are Christmas commercials Christian?


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30 Nov 2023, 8:08 am

The Commercialism of Christmas got too overwelming to me .. years ago .Oh No..Ho..ho....ho..
But once in a while it reminds me that such a season exists..And once in a while , someone offers me a Merry Christmas..mostly , if i say it first .Tis the Season for Salvation Army and red buckets . Leaving me with guilt complexes everytime I pass one without putting change in it. :santa:


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30 Nov 2023, 8:17 am

I'm starting to feel like its an act of worthy subversion to celebrate Christmas wholeheartedly without paying attention to the commercialisation of it.

The adverts are cynical and manipulative, but you can switch them off, and you should.


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