I'm just curious if I'm in such a small minority. How many of you don't celebrate X-mas? I'm not religious at all and since Christmas is a Christian holiday I feel that it would be disingenuous of me to act like I do or care. I realize that for others it's just a gift giving holiday. I feel in some ways that Christmas especially, in America, is very contrived. It's like people make these lists of family members and, in my observation, simply spend money on them as a way of showing they care or thought about them. I feel that if I give a gift to someone on January 8th or May 23rd and it comes from the heart it's just as special as December 25th. These gifts don't have to be extravagant in anyway as long as they are meaningful. I could just as easily send a card or shoot a txt to a family member on a random day to let them know I care and thought of them. To me at least that means more than having a particular day/s marked on a calendar to show I someone I love them. This is true of Valentines day as well. I guess the thing that bothers me the most is I know I'm going to get gifts which I dislike; I've never liked receiving gifts especially on Christmas. And in a way I feel obligated to give gifts especially since my stepfathers family is Catholic. My family understands how I feel and I do those little things throughout the year to show them I care.