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I know I'm getting ahead of myself, but... If this thing with my female friend (see my other question regarding my dream) becomes a real thing and we become a couple (and hopefully, eventually get married), should we celebrate our first Hanukkah just as a couple (just us) or should we spend it with family (her grandparents, parents, and brothers // my parents, aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, and cousins)?
Once again, the holidays are upon us. And once again, hordes of people will rush to do their Christmas shopping. Some, like me, will want to write down a Christmas wishlist. Two years ago, I had only one item on my wishlist. It wasn't EVEN a list! I didn't get it, I didn't throw a fit. My four best friends rallied to buy it for me and got it for me for my birthday. I'm forever grateful for that and their gift to me hangs on my wall to be seen by all. Someone said that I would eventually get tired of what I had asked for and throw it away or never look at it, watch it, read it, use it ever again (whatever it is that I wished for). I haven't gotten tired of their gift to me. I haven't hidden it in a vault somewhere to never cast eyes on again. The guy called me childish and materialistic. Childish because he said that only children make wishlists. And that when you're an adult, people should be able to give you whatever the hell they want to give you without you asking for it. And materialistic because...it's an object. So now, I'm hesitant to create a wishlist lest I be attacked once again. Am I being childish and materialistic?
"Do what you do. This Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, New Year's Eve, Twelfth Night, Valentine's Day, Mardi Gras, St. Paddy's Day, and every day henceforth. Just do what you do. Live out your life and your traditions on your own terms. If it offends others, so be it. That's their problem." Agree or disagree? And why has saying "Merry Christmas" become so offensive? In the old days, people didn't worry about offending anyone or getting offended by anyone! They greeted Christians with "Merry Christmas" and went to Mass (or service if they were Protestant). To a Jew, they said "Happy Hanukkah." A Christian could greet his Jewish neighbor with "Merry Christmas" and not offend his neighbor. The same neighbor could greet him "Happy Hanukkah" and he won't be offended either. What the heck happened to society?