This thread is for people who grew up Christian but aren’t any more, for whatever reason. Maybe you converted to another religion, like me (I converted to Judaism). Atheists/agnostics/spiritual-but-not-religious people who grew up Christian are welcome here.
At first, I missed Christmas, and tried to avoid all things Christmassy. But as time goes on, I’m developing more of a spectator’s appreciation for Christmas. I get to see the pretty lights, trees, etc, without having to do the work to put them up in my own home. For a while, I put up tinsel and such for Hanukkah, but now I just put out an electric menorah and a few candle menorahs. (I get the high-maintenance holiday at Passover, though, so it’s not like things have gotten easier overall)
You? Do you decorate for Christmas, bake cookies, send cards, have family get-togethers, etc? Are there things you used to do for Christmas that you don’t do any more? Have your feelings toward Christmas changed since you stopped being a Christian?