I'm just curious, as an theist parent, do you celebrate Christmas? And, if so, what do you tell your kids about Christmas?


I've always told my kids (in short summary) the religious tradition of Christmas, but that we celebrate it because of tradition, not religion.

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    First we celebrate Xmas, just as a happy moment. Nothing to do with any religious belief.

    It does not matter we have a tree or not, but I may give a gift to the kids directly.....not pretend that Santa Claus exist. They know that santa does not exist and has never existed. I have one daughter 6 yrs and a son 1.5 yrs.

    This is a time just to be with my kids, since I am busy anyway.

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      Lana Smith

      We celebrate Christmas with my family, giving each other different presents. I told my child about religious tradition of Christmas, I do not want to take the holiday fom him as his friends have. This year we decided to gift him such backpack,  I hope he'll appreciate, by I am hot sure because it is pink. What do you think such bag will suit the boy?

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        Nerdy Keith

        Well as we all know Christmas is rooted with paganism. 

        Anyway I don't have kids and I don't intend on having kids. But my view on what Christmas means now in this day and age we live in is basically, "giftmas" if you will. 

        Giftmas is sort of the commercial idea of Christmas but with more meaning to it. Its about having a special day dedicated to celebrating your love for your family and loved ones and symbolising that love in the form of a gift. Thats why I call it "Giftmas".

        Happy Giftmas