Christmas appears to be dead in the eyes of the younger generation. Despite it being the most lively time of year, the true meaning behind the winter holiday is no longer a priority or even thought about by young people. Here is what a few had to say.
Christmas is all about being with family”
Stepehen Wright, 19, Poole, stated: “Christmas for me, is all about being with my family, eating mince pies and a big roast dinner and just enjoying other people’s company. I like have my grandparents come around who bring stockings I love to celebrate it because it’s a holiday I enjoy. I don’t really think about it’s traditional meaning. I just like to use the time to celebrate with my family. ”
I celebrate Christmas by being thankful”
Celine Byford, 18, Poole, said: “To me, Christmas is all about getting together with family and exchanging presents. My favourite part about it is how happy everyone is to be spending time with everyone and the reactions on people’s faces when they open presents they wanted. I celebrate by feeling thankful for the food and presents we receive and by mostly spending time with the people I love.”
I don’t think [celebrating Jesus] is as relevant nowadays”
Lizzie Plumb, 18, Poole, stated: ” I love gathering with my family at Christmas. Presents is the one of the highlights for me, both giving and receiving. Seeing my extended family who I don’t get to see often is my favourite part. I know it is also about Jesus but I don’t celebrate that element. I don’t feel it’s as relevant nowadays.”