Now that i have your attention, i can explain it. I have a strong instinct to rebel against what is forced, what is usual, average, dogmatic and considered necessary. Mostly i encounter it with reason and try to find a good decision. Sometimes, and i still can’t really tell how often, this instinct remains unconscious and so avoids the direct influence of reason. But that is not this case.
If by Christmas we mean snobby decorations, spending a fortune on useless things, traditions with no purpose or anything religious, then no, i don’t celebrate this. You don’t need a christmas tree, gifts, special food, christmas songs, television or family to make sure it is a celebration. All you need is the right state of mind. And your mind doesn’t require you to take so many actions just to get in the special state. At least my doesn’t. Maybe the 21st century would like to tell you otherwise, but no, you don’t have to do all that stuff to celebrate.
There are other things i find important for inspiring me. For example, since i live in middle Europe, it is the snow, the long nights and short days. Seeing how the nature itself, the planet Earth, changes in this time period tells me something is happening. If i lived somewhere else, i could get exactly the same feeling if there was any other similarly important change in weather. Personally i prefer cold over warm, but i think that is purely physiologically determined, as i feel better in colder climate. If my family would never teach me to celebrate Christmas, maybe i wouldn’t know the traditions, but i would still experience the changes in weather and nature. And iam not nature lover, maybe of the virtual, sometimes.
Isn’t it better to search for the real reason to celebrate, for the state of mind, for what is really good for a human?