Day 2: Do you celebrate Christmas?

Your writing prompt for today is: do you celebrate Christmas?

If not, why not? Do you celebrate something else instead?

If you do, how do you do it?

I'm an agnostic atheist, a humanist, and every now and then a religious person expresses surprise that I celebrate Christmas. But why wouldn't I?

I'm lucky enough to have had a fab childhood and many happy memories of putting out mince pies and carrots for Santa and his reindeers, of watching Christmas movies, and eating festive food, and playing silly games.

I love Christmas carols and hymns. I even love a singalong in church.

Mostly, though, I value spending some time with the people I love (then hiding from them when it all gets too much). I enjoy picking out gifts, and writing messages, and eating too much, and lazing around reading books.

Set your timer for 5 minutes and write. No editing, no overthinking, no second-guessing—just read the prompt and then start writing.

Happy writing!



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