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To be Happy I do not have to worry about Christmas...Because I married jewish?

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Chickensoupyum Mon 23-Sep-13 13:23:58

That's all really grin

Tee2072 Mon 23-Sep-13 13:25:04

I'm Jewish. I still do Christmas.

So you'll be celebrating Chanukah, then?

LeMousquetaireAnonyme Mon 23-Sep-13 13:25:52

Don't you have to worry about Hanukah instead?

nicename Mon 23-Sep-13 13:25:55

No reason not to have chrimbo. Is it banned in your household then? Bah Humbug.

FeliciaDoolittle Mon 23-Sep-13 13:28:18

I'm atheist. I do Christmas. I see it as more of a cultural thing than a religious day.

howardbear Mon 23-Sep-13 13:29:20

What is there to worry about? Christmas is supposed to be fun!!

twistyfeet Mon 23-Sep-13 13:30:15

I'm jewish but we still do a 'watch TV and stuff your face day' on the 25th. We just dont do presents. And surely you do all the other 37 million jewish festivals with required giant meals and visiting?

Chickensoupyum Mon 23-Sep-13 13:30:47

What I mean it's I do not have to worry about all the 'which house (set of grandparents), presents (too expensive, too cheap), food (who is going to cook), etc.' I see my friends have to deal with.

I think I have been on musmnet for too long, soon you will all see the christmas related arguments in YABU.

Tee2072 You probably won't have the problems I have just mentioned above.

LeMousquetaire Chanukah cannot be compared to Christmas. Passover would be more like to Christmas I think.

Feminine Mon 23-Sep-13 13:32:04

I can't form an opinion either way.

CircassianLeyla Mon 23-Sep-13 13:32:47

There is plenty of holidays and whatnot that you do have to be bothered with isn't there in Judaism. We are Muslim and Christmas is a big deal in this house from a cultural perspective.

FrigginRexManningDay Mon 23-Sep-13 13:33:35

Well I suppose you can celebrate the festival but just leave out the dinner,gifting etc.

LeMousquetaireAnonyme Mon 23-Sep-13 13:37:41

You still have a lot of festivals to be worried about. Which food will be replaced with do I have the right food? You will still exchange presents, and all gather in someone house with the right appropriateness about everything, sometime.

Quangle Mon 23-Sep-13 13:37:55

I know where you are coming from although we are atheists! We do Christmas in a big way in my family and increasingly it's a chore because it's soooo much work. I would quite like to opt out and fly to Mauritius for the week or something - but it's a huge tradition for us and I suppose I want the DCs to have the Christmases I had so I've only got myself to blame really.

scrummummy Mon 23-Sep-13 13:39:06

we are Jewish we do Xmas as in 1 present from Santa but Hanukkah is still ££ as we do a present every day ie 8 x barbie for each dd .
but I do agree no faffing about where to go and eating turkey. but as we've had rosh hashanah, yom Kippur and sukkot all in the last 3 weeks I'm a bit festivaled out at the moment. but I love Hanukkah grin

Tee2072 Mon 23-Sep-13 13:43:49

I have no idea what you're talking about. You've obviously never sorted who is doin first night of Seder or where you're going to break fast.

Also, my husband is not Jewish.

TigOldBitties Mon 23-Sep-13 13:49:35

I'm Jewish, DH isn't.

We celebrate both Christmas and Hanukkah, I, the Jew, go crazy for Christmas. So if they fall at the same time we often shuffle celebrations around a bit. I know lots of jews who celebrated both, and I'd consider us unlucky not to, so rather you than me.

You aren't dong Hanukkah how I like it done if it isn't a massive deal for you (and I do think it is comparable to Christmas-presents, games ad family time which invariably involves feeding them).

You also must be yet to encounter Pesach and the drama that is the Seder Table.

Or your MIL is dead?

TickledOnion Mon 23-Sep-13 13:53:41

Christmas is nothing compared to a Seder for 30 people where you've had to clean the house from top to bottom, swap your entire kitchen over and had a last minute trip to ikea as you only have 26 glasses and your sieve has gone missing and a mouse decided to move in to the plastic box that was full of leftover food from last year while it was stored in the loft. And then you find out that your aunt and uncle have taken offence at not being invited personally and decided to go somewhere else.

Yama Mon 23-Sep-13 13:56:48

I am 37 and have to say that I have never worried about Christmas. I have only ever looked forward to it with a childlike glee.

Christmas is at my house. All welcome. Dh and I are good cooks so no big deal. I'm excited already.

sonlypuppyfat Mon 23-Sep-13 14:02:55

I'm a Christian I love Jesus more than anything he is my Lord but I don't care who celebrates Christmas why people make such an issue about it I don't know. Just use it as a day to celebrate with your families!

HomeHelpMeGawd Mon 23-Sep-13 14:07:22

What?! You think making latkes is easy??

LaRegina Mon 23-Sep-13 14:13:42

YABU because I love Christmas; and all the hassle, schmaltz' overeating and overspending that goes with it smile

KatyPutTheCuttleOn Mon 23-Sep-13 14:14:22

I'm an atheist as well, we'll still be celebrating Xmas. If that makes me a hypocrite then so be it; it's a lovely time regardless.

Latara Mon 23-Sep-13 14:18:16

I'm trying to start enjoying Christmas... I've decided it's Christmas at mine this year If i'm not down to work.

Latara Mon 23-Sep-13 14:19:18

Sorry I meant to say, YANBU anyway.

YouTheCat Mon 23-Sep-13 14:25:30

I'm an atheist and love Christmas.

But I'm beginning to think I should encompass all faiths, just to be fair, and celebrate everything.

One big party! grin

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