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I'm fairly new to this site and haven't searched through all the old posts yet. This is a topic that I imagine has already been discussed ad nauseum, but I haven't seen it so I want to throw it out there.

Are there any atheist/agnostics out there that celebrate christian holidays with their kids?

I grew up in a catholic family and grew up with easter and christmas. And to this day I still love christmas. Easter I can take it or leave it. I always thought that was kind of a weird holiday. But christmas is just fun.

I celebrate both christmas and easter with my kids. To me, there is so much comercialism around both of those holidays that I don't feel like christians have sole claim to them. A fat guy in a red suit putting presents under a tree. A bunny delivering eggs and candy. I can talk about those things all day without having to awkwardly dance around some religious meaning. I celebrate the holidays with my kids as a special time to spend together with family and those you love, and enjoy the magic of the season.

Anyone else celebrate these holidays in non religous ways?

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Yep. We love any excuse to gather, eat good food, and act celebratory, if for better reason than having the OPPORTUNITY to gather and eat. (:

Zster Level 8 Sep 30, 2018
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Nether were originally Christian to begin with. They are family events, so I participate.

As usual, bill hicks explains it better than me.

JeffB Level 6 July 29, 2018
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Why not? Celebrate the secular versions. If your kids ask about the religious aspects, tell them that you don't believe the nonsense part of it. Demonstrate the strength of your convictions, and show you're proud to believe in what you believe.

GlyndonD Level 7 July 29, 2018