45% of Americans want to skip Christmas?


				
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It’s Christmas time again and the usual war on Christmas has started up. Nativities are being taken down by atheists, crosses are being replaced with ‘holiday trees’ and on it goes. But a new poll out there raised some eyebrows when 45% of Americans said they’d rather just skip Christmas. And in some respects, Glenn agrees – why?

Christina Cheddar Berk explains, “Some 45 percent of those polled said the holiday season brings so much financial pressure, they would prefer to skip it altogether. Almost half said their level of stress related to holiday expenses is high or extremely high.”

But as Glenn, Pat, and Stu pointed out their wives are often stressed with all the holiday shopping and preparing meals for the large family gathering. They had some suggestions for their wives (WARNING: Spouses will probably not like it if you use any of these suggestions).

(Don’t read this Jackie) “Just start sooner, and get your work done on time,” Pat said. “If you would start around the 22nd you would be done by the time Christmas rolls around.”

(Tania isn’t going to like this one)  “Stop your belly aching.  Start your dinner.  Get it on the table, and start your talking later,” Glenn suggested.

“You probably aren’t talking down to her enough when you explain it,” Stu said. (Sorry Lisa!)

 

 

  • landofaahs

    I believe they just want to skip the hectic pace and pressure to go into debt.  If your kids are older and have a liberal bent, then try cutting them off of gifts and tell them that gifts are so capitalizing on Christmas.  For the little ones, make them something or just a few cheap toys.  Have a good meal but not too much and try spending some time in prayer and Church.  If you can sing, try a carol or two to some shut ins.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    I can all too easily understand the reasons for skipping Christmas anymore. It has become a unending season of ‘buy this’ and ‘buy that’. This is in addition to the constant, non-stop effort of the left and the Atheists to demonize and denounce all of Christianity.

    We are in an age of madness and of encroaching darkness; and yet we still have the spirit of the season, the fact of God sending His son into the world for the salvation and redemption of mankind.

    Also on a side note, Christ was not born in the winter, but sometime in spring or early summer based on the biblical account of the shepherds and their flocks being out in the field. In the winter time – unprotected sheep freeze.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/W3E3M5V2NSS63M35NQ6QSCIOPI imnoangel512

    Christmas has been overly commercialized and demonized to the point that the spirit of the season is pretty much broken. 

  • mudslide

    I don’t think ’45%’ of Americans want to skip Christmas….

  • Anonymous

    I disagree;   it’s only broken if you let it be broken in your heart.    Cut the spending in half,  spend time with family, listen to Christmas music, and, most important, do something for someone else (pay it forward)…..

  • Anonymous

    I’m not one to want to change tradition but this one would be a good one i think , Do to all the crap that has been shoved down our throat’s about being Christian’s!
    Let’s just change the name of the day from Christmas to JESUS CHRIST DAY if you don’t like it then just go to work,you see for us it’s about CHRIST not present’s or commerce it’s ALL about our loving saviour !!!!!!!!!!!!
    Now go to black friday and act like you love it but be careful the people there might kill you for a Hershey’s kiss.

  • http://twitter.com/nutts2020 nutt

    (Your side-note. These are sheep in Israel. They don’t freeze.)

  • Anonymous

    Your side note worries about when Jesus was born and not that sheep are freezing in Israel? 

  • Anonymous

    I don’t want to skip Christmas…what I am doing is,    not buying into the notion that one needs to go into debt to show family & friends I love them….That’s  #1.
    #2.   Everyone seems to forget why we celebrate Christmas.    Do most Americans really know or understand the meaning?    I submit to you,  they do not.
    #3.   It’s time for people to reflect the true meaning of the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ.   
    We do not know absolutely whether it is December 25;  does it really matter?    We should celebrate Him everyday.

    These days,  whom among us can afford Christmas this year?    We can all thank the person who has us all in a state of uncertainty.    For those of you that voted for Obama,  thank you!    You will finally start to see what the rest of us have been trying to tell you since 2007…since you didn’t seem to get it the first four years.    You voted for four more years of the same…what’s wrong with you people?     Did you not get it the first time?     Obviously not!

    Merry Christmas Barack Hussein Obama..may you and your family be happy and safe during these times.   We will all pray for your salvation.

  • OscarK44

    I think you should celebrate Christ every day of your life. I use Christmas to celebrate what Jesus stood for to me and that’s love. So I spend it with those I love, sharing small gifts and food and most important time. God be with you all.

  • greywolfrs

    Here’s a thought, if you want skip Christmas, do it. We live in a free country, for the moment, so feel free to not celebrate in any way, shape or form. Here’s the kicker, stop trying to make the rest of us follow suit. All you atheists can piss up a flag pole, stop trying to limit other people’s freedom.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PGJZA6HFIZKBN42EZ6367GH6IM Ajean72

    Nothing will stop me and my family from celebrating Christmas, period. So sorry, atheists. Hope you all go to hell.

  • Anonymous

    I agree. People can come up with statistics to prove anything. 14% of people know that.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/DT3ZXTKIYIJFQVWU3SML5557LM AnnW

     Or cut it even more than in half–one thoughtful gift, handmade or store bought, read the story of the Nativity and make it special to your family and yourself by volunteering your time and talents to others.  To the atheists, volunteer to go to work instead of having the day off.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kathy-Hodge/1636040594 Kathy Hodge

    As a single mother of four I worked two jobs so my children would have a nice Christmas. All my children are grown now and have their own families. I still try to get each one a gift and now the spouses and grandchildren. I am married now but this is the first year we will not be giving gifts. My husband and I are now both unemployed and no job prospects to see. It is really very depressing. We will still get together for family time all talking at the same time and have a nice dinner. Remembering “He is the reason for the season” . Look at people now sleeping in  tents in parking lots on Thanksgiving just to buy something cheap. Not hard to see what they are thankful for. Remember whats important and keep it close to you.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/GW6ALM3N2YFTOT6TN3GZGAHQG4 Frank Balcer

    This disease called Political correctness has gone to far. We need to stand up to it, say merry Christmas to everyone, set up decorations outside your house no matter what those atheists say or do. It is freedom of expression. When We celebrate Christmas, We celebrate the birth of our Savior & the love He has for us, & We have every right to do so.
    There’s more to Christmas than gifts, it’s about being together with those that love you, your family, We should not let those atheists ( or anyone else ) stop us from celebrating Christmas.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HSJULSAVFJIJYR6PCTCUPMNXRA Take 2

    I hate Christmas is why I am told still solo dude.  Life is good.   

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YMJUHF4UNZWSLIDRXPSSTOHA3Q Shane

     Yes, Christmas has become too commercialized, but I oppose the war on Christmas by the Left.

  • Anonymous

    Been trying to get my wife to stop for a few minutes to watch this segment but she is too busy baking pies and cakes so we can travel for Thanksgiving.

  • Anonymous

    I used to tell women in September “Chritmas is almost here” and watch the panic in their faces.

  • Anonymous

    The sheep may not have “frozen”, but temperatures in the low 40′s is a bit cold to be sitting out and tending sheep. Sheep go out to the hills and fields during the spring, summer, fall and come in from the colder weather in winter. Jesus was not a capricorn, more likely an Aries.

  • http://twitter.com/nutts2020 nutt

    They probably weren’t literally ‘sitting out’ – shepherds were nomadic, living in cabins or wagons. Don’t base your view of husbandry on modern, northerly practise.

  • http://twitter.com/nutts2020 nutt

    It’s easier for Christians to think that way; reduces the whole ‘Christmas is just a reworking of pagan celebrations, created to help attract converts’. (see also ‘virgin birth’)

  • http://twitter.com/paoligarcy Paolina

    Pretty soon the North will be secular/atheist and will have taken the Christ out of Christmas. Why stick around in such a corrupt, socialist nation?

    If nothing is done, in 10-20 years even Texas will be democratic if we don’t leave and end the constant bombardment of propaganda from Hollywood and D.C. We also need to secure our borders. That ONLY happens if we secede.

    All the good work our churches do is undone when their members go home and turn on the television, the radio, or view filth on the internet. Worse our churches can’t speak out for fear of losing “tax-exempt status” which the Feds use as blackmail against them! Secession is the only way to stop all this blackmail and propaganda!

  • http://twitter.com/LeapFrog114 Carol Sheppard

    I don’t want to skip Christmas.  It is like that time of year when everyone should pause  and hopefully remember what Christmas is all about.  God gave us something that you cannot buy in a store or find under your tree.  There is not a price tag on it.  That’s what makes His gift of Jesus Christ so special; for his great purpose and plan for us – to save us from sin and death.  

  • Anonymous

    Really?  I thought 69% of people knew that, lol.

  • R. Brancatelli

    Why do they have to give up Christmas? Have we not learned anything from Dr. Sues? Take away the toys,games, all the high end gifts and gadgets even the food. Christmas will still come. Another question I have is why do people feel that they have to go into debt at Christmas time? How about doing something really nice for someone as a gift or making something simple and giving it. Get the kids involved. Invite people over for dinner with everyone bringing  a dish to share. You don’t need to eat prime rib and turkey…sit on the floor if you don’t have enough chairs……Please God don’t forget what Christmas is about. I know this may seem naive but lets really evaluate why we celebrate the way we do. 

  • R. Brancatelli

    Amen.

  • Anonymous

    Wait just a darn. Why should you not celebrate Christmas? We all know the real reason we celebrate Christmas and we all do so in our own ways.I for one will never stop celebrating Christmas no matter the reason.It’s a great time of the year no matter weather  you give gifts or not.You already give gifts to people whenever you give of yourself, your time, your love, giving joy or happiness to others is a gift as well. Look people, don’t become SCROOGES just because of the way others feel, DO what you think is best for you and your family, Don’t rush, slow down, be happy, there is still a lot to be happy for, and for those, be happy. Give a smile Be happy, Shake hands with someone you don’t know and TELL THEM,   MERRY CHRISTMAS. iF YOU FEEL YOU DO NOT WANT TO SHAKE HANDS THEN JUST GREET THEM WITH A SMILE AND TELL THEM MERRY CHRISTMAS.  Don’t be afraid, spread good cheer, and be happy, even when it’s hard to be happy. Some times our own problems are not as bad as someone else’s, so do what you can and pay it forward.DO NOT GIVE UP ON US – BE POSITIVE– STAY CLEAR OF DOOMSDAY NAYSAYERS, IT WILL BRING YOU DOWN AND YOU WON’T THINK CLEAR AT ALL.All those who really know our LORD and SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST ALREADY KNOWS TO BE OF GOOD CHEER AND TO PASS IT ON. We are not bound to give gifts if we have not, there is plenty of other ways to give. If you give up on HOPE, IT IS YOU WHO WILL BE WITHOUT, Be of good cheer my friends and MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL OF YOU!
    Diane