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is christmas less joyful when you haven’t and won’t have children?

i don’t have a big family - just me and my hubby. since my mom passed i feel like christmas is more about childhood joy.
I would say for a lot of people it’s better. They don’t have to shop for ungrateful children. Less stressful.
NiftyWhite · 46-50, F
@MsAnnThropy wow good point. flashbacks of my own childhood (not me - i faked it wel when i hated a gift lol)
Allelse · 31-35, M
I dont have any kids and I still love Christmas, always have.
NiftyWhite · 46-50, F
@Allelse i loved it at ur age too but as i grow older and my parents not really present and brothers are distant... i feel christmas is somewhat lost. it’s just me and my husband. if i didn’t have him i prob wouldn’t even observe it.
Allelse · 31-35, M
As an adult I've done all I can to make sure Christmas for me is simply my wife and I, so my mother dying or my family dying wouldn't make much a difference for me.
NiftyWhite · 46-50, F
@Allelse what kind of awesome things do you do?
ChatterinSeuss · 61-69, M
Christmas is different for everyone.. It brings back great childhood memories for me.. for some it's very religious.. I like to celebrate it with my grandkids, and to see their eyes light up is my present.. I made them a big winter wonderland to view.. It's a time of peace and relaxation time...
NiftyWhite · 46-50, F
@ChatterinSeuss me either - how long did that take?
ChatterinSeuss · 61-69, M
@NiftyWhite took a month of planning, and another month ordering the pieces and train set
NiftyWhite · 46-50, F
they will love it
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NiftyWhite · 46-50, F
@xxxxxx hahaha. ur funny
Thevy29 · 36-40, M
Nah, Christmas is a time were you wanna slap people the least.
Neoerectus · M
It is definitely more fun. But adult children-who get all excited (not just the gimme thing) ...relatives are fun too...
Runningwolves · 61-69, M
The joy should come from what one has and cherishes. Remembering the true spirit of what christ-mas really means...
It's certainly larger to you when you have someone that takes joy in it.
NiftyWhite · 46-50, F
we take joy but christmas festivités still seem more about kids. the shopping and preparation the santa stuff the carols — heavily centred on kids@SW-User
cherryari · 36-40, F
Even when you have children it's less joyful
NiftyWhite · 46-50, F
@cherryari lolllll. that’s 😄 funny
cherryari · 36-40, F
@NiftyWhite Thanks
clamenza · 56-60, M
Yep.. not as fun when the kids grow up and leave the nest
Jibby · 56-60, C
Everyday is Christmas without children
NiftyWhite · 46-50, F
@Jibby lolllll thèse comments make me laugh! lol
cycleman · 61-69, M
Christmas is the birth of Jesus.

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