In Britain and its previous colonies, Christmas tends to be celebrated on the 25th of December.
Some don't celebrate Christmas at all be it due to religion or personal reasons. Christmas is, after all, a Christian holiday even if it's more a Capitalist holiday nowadays.
And then some have a more 'Grinch' like attitude - bah humbug - and despite The Muppets' best efforts to show how silly it is to be a Mr Scrooge some insist on maintaining a grumpy, anti-Christmas attitude for a multitude of reasons.
Now, some of those reasons are very valid, if you ask me.
But, that's also beside the point.
It's not about whether Secret Santa is silly, or whether Christmas Jumper Day is redundant, or whether it should be relabelled The Children's Holiday or whether people choose to get into debt to celebrate Christmas.
To me, it's really about connection. It's about choosing to join in. It's about having a dedicated time of year where we're on the same page and focus on infusing a bit more joy and togetherness. It's about belonging.
But that can be tough for those who feel they don't belong or don't feel connected, or don't want to be part of a bigger union. And that might be exactly why they repel the idea of Christmas - to feel like they're taking control of their loneliness.
But what if they joined in instead? Not because it's Christmas or anything to do with Christianity or capitalism, but because it's nice to feel part of something bigger than yourself.
Your life, your choice!
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