Christmas: An Atheist Point of View

      Credit// The NY Times

By: Annabella Giorgio

I don't really do anything at all to celebrate Christmas. Many in my family do, and I love eating my grandmother's Christmas Cookies and playing the piano while my family sings slighty-off key carols. 

However, aside from the tree at my grandparents house, we don't hang up any decorations. My grandparents usually insist we see them on Christmas, but other than the gifts my family receive from them, we typically don't get each other anything.

Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love the twinkly lights in my neighborhood, and I adore watching "How the Grinch stole Christmas" which is honestly one of my favorite movies. However, Christmas itself is just like another regular day for my family. We take part in my grandparent's festivities, but we usually just take the time to appreciate each other. 

We don't typically attend any Christmas parties, and when we get home we will all resume our normal activities. If we happen to get home early from my grandparent's house, my dad may pop in "How the Grinch stole Christmas" as he knows my sister and I love it. But, usually we all take the time to tell one another how much we love each other. 

Christmas is a happy occasion for our family, but mostly for the reason that we get to bask in each other's warm love.



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