I have a habit of getting up early on christmas mornings and taking walk, everything is always extra still and quiet. Even the local fauna seem more reserved than usual making the moment seem a little magical.
On Dec. 25, Christians commemorate Christmas. For Jews, this year Hanukkah begins at sunset on December 20, 2011, in the Western and international Gregorian calendar, and ends at sunset on December 28, 2011. Shia Muslims, meanwhile, celebrated Ashura on December 5, the 10th day of the Islamic lunar calendar's first month. Yet others in the Northern Hemisphere will party on December 22 for the Winter Solstice, as druids might have ritualistically done so at Stonehenge in the U.K. 4,000 years ago. Buddhists celebrate Bodhi Day (a.k.a. Rohatsu) on December 8 or the Sunday immediately preceding, some Native Americans and Aboriginal groups elsewhere in the world also observe the Winter Solstice, Zoroastrians observe Zartusht-no-deeso on December 26, Nova Romans (a.k.a. Romana) celebrate Saturnalia, a seven day feast starting on December 17, and Wiccans and other Neopagans celebrate Yule at the time of the Winter Solstice. So, saying "Season's Greetings" and "Happy Holidays" is the best way to express your good wishes to all.
This is my fave Xmas song from the great album called "A Christmas Gift For You" from Phil Spector. Here's Darlene Love's "Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home) I'm wishing everyone here at the Current Community a Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year!
I must say I am the Grinch where Christmas is concerned... The only thing I really like about Christmas is when it's over and gone... I know there are many that find it to be the best of the Holiday season, so please do not take my Grinch attitude as your own, and enjoy the Holiday with all your Friends and Loved Ones... Lets Hope for a more peaceful new year as well.... =)
We all gather here on Current to give a gift of time to one another and to help shape our future. Regardless of our religion we all join together in discussions to find the truth. Happy holidays everyone!