Best Things About Christmas

PotBellyPup
You don't have to be a ten year old kid to like Christmas you know. I'm not and I love it.

The Top Ten

1 The Birth of Jesus Christ

Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Our Lord Jesus Christ. All the atheists say "Well 25th December Isn't Jesus's real birthday it is the start of winter solstice. Christmas has Pagan roots blah blah blah" Maybe Jesus wasn't born on 25th December. Maybe We will never know his actual real birth date because it may have been lost through history, But WHO CARES? We're still Celebrating Jesus's Birthday, Once A year we are still taking time to celebrate Our savior coming into the world.

How can this not be number 1? It's the reason we have Christmas and he would've died for any one of us. Even if there was just one of us! Christ was perfect, sinless, clean, pleasant, humorous, loving, wise, hard working, fun. When I think of the things he is I live him even more and there is no doubt he's number 1!

God becoming flesh & blood and showing what real love looks like not just to a bunch of shepherds 2000 years ago but inviting us today to follow him, know him and know God's acceptance, peace, joy, forgiveness and the reason why He gave us breath. Got to be the very best thing about Christmas!

Insult Pagans, who even exist now and even Ancient Roman Pagans. Catholics stole the holiday and turned it into Christmas.

V 19 Comments
2 Christmas Eve

Ahh yes...I have fond memories of one Christmas Eve in particular. Watching my younger brother's little face light up as he helped decorate the tree. Licking out the cake bowl as mum and I slaved away baking special festive cupcakes. I remember him looking out of the window with a touch of sadness because the snow hadn't arrived yet but getting sick with anticipation and excitement as the evening wore on, jumping up and down, clapping his hands together and chanting "Christmas is coming! Christmas is coming! " No, I shall never forget his excited little face, bless him. He was 30 years old at the time... - Britgirl

Aah, yes. The day before Christmas Day. I actually like both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day to be honest.

When I was a little girl, I used to think Christmas was about presents, but as I started growing up (I'm currently 16 years old) my parents explained to me that the true meaning of Christmas was about friends and family getting together, having meals, gift-giving (PS: I know it is a cool part about Christmas) When my parents told me that Santa Claus wasn't real, I was disappointed at first, but I was okay afterwards.

On Christmas Eve, me, my parents, and older sister (I'm 16 and she's 19) would open our stocking-gifts after we would come home from church.

On Christmas Day, my grandma would come over for breakfast and we would be happy every year - Stazemar000

To be honest, Christmas for me is not about the presents or fancy decorations, it's about The Birth of Jesus, Family, Sharing & The spirit of Christmas. But I love spending time with my family on Christmas Eve, Warm & snuggled up on our sofa, drinking Hot chocolate, eating mince pies & watching a Classic Christmas film. The only lights we have (other than the light from our T.V.) is the twinkling Christmas tree lights to light up our lounge. Some people like to celebrate Christmas Eve getting hammered in town or in a pub but not for me, I like spending it with my family.

Nothing special really happens on Christmas Eve for me. My family does everything before then. - LemonComputer

V 14 Comments
3 Presents

Laugh out loud everyone LOVES this.. When you say Christmas I think of presents (and jesus ), pretty epic moment when you get what you want - SmoothCriminal

I think the excitement when my mom puts presents under the tree two weeks before Christmas and I'm wondering what they are is just as exciting as actually opening them. - RockFashionista

I love presents. It's the time I get things I don't get when it's not Christmas

Gift cards rule!

V 8 Comments
4 Being With Family

I love my family I wish it could be Christmas Every day I love receiving and giving presents whats not to like.

Getting together to share this religious festival together. With food and presents, it's always better if you have family and friends round.

I love my family I wish it could be Christmas Every day I love receiving and giving presents whats not to like.

Seriously 4th Family's everything. - PatrickStar3

V 6 Comments
5 Christmas Day

It ends quick. But its all worth it. - PotBellyPup

After you've opened your presents seen the family and had your dinner that's it. Christmas is over then

I'm getting a boogie board for Christmas and they're only 24 days left! I'm begging my parents for it

HI!

V 2 Comments
6 Snow

Yes Snow is beautiful! I wish I was in the States or Somewhere real Cold for Christmas so I could see some snow. In Britain it rarely snows and if it does it normally snows January - February because they are the coldest months it never really snows In December because it's to mild for snow. The best we get is rain or some sleet at best. I have never seen a white Christmas, I'd love to see it 1 day

It rarely snows over here in england. But it has done. - PotBellyPup

I live in England. In my town, at least, there's no white Christmas to be hoped for. Our snow usually comes in January. This year it came on the 12th of December or around there. - LemonComputer

I love snow, even though most people hate it. its here at least one season and that is winter the season that has the most snow, and it's less of a Christmas if there's no snow. which is starting to happen. want more snow!

V 7 Comments
7 The Music

The music should pick anyone up from the brink of depression. - PotBellyPup

Oh look a new song from Ariana Grande, oh and it's Christmas related. Cool

Christmastime is the only time of the year I don't feel suicidal. The music is a huge part of that. - RockFashionista

HI!

V 4 Comments
8 The Lights / Decorations

So nice, I live near the harbour so going out and seeing the lights reflect on the sea and the christmas lights everywhere. Love it! - PotBellyPup

Putting up the decorations, our family put up the tree on the 1st of december, too early?

Oh my god its so so so so so beautiful. - fireinside96

I HATE flashing lights though! Such a nasty headache they give me! I like the ones that go from one colour to the next slowly though, they're cool. - LemonComputer

V 2 Comments
9 Christmas Dinner

Personally I never ate Christmas dinners, but I ask the cooks whats on the menu for Christmas dinner and the food looks so delicious.

Yorkshire puddings, spuds, perhaps mash, carrots, and the turkey, peacefully drowning in gravy. Amazing! - LemonComputer

It's SO nice except for the sprouts - lizard302

The Pigs in blankets <3! - senpai_patel

V 1 Comment
10 Decorating the Tree

Decorating the tree just reminds me of when I was an innocent little child with no worries. Spending time with family decorating the tree is one of the best Christmas experiences of my whole life.

The Contenders

11 Santa Claus

Well Santa Claus is based on Saint Nicholas who was A real person, I guess you could continue the examples & legacy of Saint Nick. Good will, helping the needy & giving gifts to others. Maybe Santa isn't real and Saint Nicholas is now in Heaven but you can continue the spirit of it which keeps it alive =)

I stopped believing in him when I was seven because science got the best of me. Being smart has completely RUINED my childhood. - RockFashionista

Admit it... As a kid you loved Santa... - senpai_patel

I mostly found the idea of him looking at children constantly creepy (try saying that fast, haha). And I was cautious of how he breaks into houses. And my house doesn't have a chimney. My family had to kinda change the story. Instead of the story of him looking at children constantly to see their behaviour, my parents say they phone him every night to say how I've been each day. But he was generous, giving presents. - LemonComputer

I'm a child (don't be alarmed) and I know that Santa isn't real. My sister says he is, but in like, sprit. The truth? Saint Nick (Santa) is dead and buried in Italy. #Besmart - FennikenFan9

V 5 Comments
12 School Holidays

I'm doing so much this year in the holiday.. Practicing guitar (playing my own songs mostly), Photoshop (I'm learning very fast on there), drawing and playing Roblox. I feel good about myself. I'm getting so much done. I know that I'm getting better at things and my achievements. At school, not so much. Excuse my language, but I feel about myself. Although I feel I've improve on things (especially PE.. I went from not doing the lessons at all to actually liking a sport and taking part in every lesson I can), I still feel worthless. I feel like everyone at school knows I feel worthless and agree, though it doesn't necessarily mean they do. This is the mind that low self-esteem gives you. Kinda emotion. I'm away from all the emotion. I know it's not school's fault necessarily. It's mine, and I know it. I should stop thinking bad about myself.

The holidays just feel so good. I do so much in them and feel way better about myself during the holidays. - LemonComputer

For those school haters. Its brilliant to relax for days. - PotBellyPup

I know it says School Holidays but work Holidays are the same thing LOL, It's really nice to break up from work for 1 or 2 and just chill out with your family and get into the Christmas Spirit.

I wish I can have 15 mounths off

V 2 Comments
13 Eating Milk and Cookies

Am I the only one who doesn't have this as one of their Christmas traditions? My family does have a strange tradition I guess.. We drink Fanta smoothies. Put some Fanta and vanilla ice cream into a blender and pour into a cup. It tastes AMAZING! - LemonComputer

NamNam Nam!

14 The Spirit

WOW I can not believe this is number 16! This should be way higher! Christmas time spreads an infectious Holiday Spirit of Good will, Giving, Thoughtfulness and Kindness. It's not the Presents or the Fancy decorations & lights, It's not the material things at all. It is the spirit that warms people to think of others and Give to see others happy. Even some of the most coldest heartless people can't resist The Christmas Spirit that warms them. It is just beautiful!

I believe the spirit of Christmas is a form of The Holy spirit of God. The Christmas spirit is love and thinking of others. God is love x The Father. The Son and The Holy Spirit. Amen.

The Christmas Spirit is magical. It's like The spirit of Saint Nicolas, Giving, good will & thinking of other people.

If only people had the christmas spirit all year round, the world would be a better place everyone is nice & kind to each other at christmas people are not so mean n selfish.

15 Celebrating

I add, did I just say 'drink whiskey and get drunk'?. Wow, just wow. - PotBellyPup

For some, they love to put there feet up and drink whiskey and get drunk. Happly. - PotBellyPup

Getting drunk then acting like a football holligan haha. - LemonComputer

16 Stockings
17 Christmas Lights
18 The Happiness

Yea I love it in the Christmas movies when they're all waving to passing people in the streets, sometimes complete strangers and they're like "Merry Christmas", "Hey, Merry Christmas! " Spreading the Happiness. I find Christmas shoppers are always smiley & happy not unless it's like 2 days before Christmas & they rush into panic mode LOL

Walk down a street near christmas, everybody seems to be happy. - PotBellyPup

Christmastime is the only time of year I'm not depressed and suicidal. Everyone else seems to be really happy too. - RockFashionista

19 Spending Time With Family

Going a family members for a party and getting more presents and having a laugh and a great time

20 Play With the Gifts

Can't you do this all year? - LemonComputer

21 Waiting

It gets better when you wait. - PotBellyPup

22 Candy
23 Hot Chocolate
24 Being With Friends

Spending time with your boyfriend/girlfriend for the single one's :/

yes

25 Drinking Hot Chocolate

So relaxing and tasty, I've yet to try it with marshmallows in but I hear it's nice!

Doesn't everyone like hot chocolate?

Hot chocolate rocks!

26 Christmas Movies

My family watches A Christmas Story, Home Alone, and Elf every year.

My favorites are “Miracle on 34th Street” and “It’s a Wonderful Life”

27 Sharing

Giving gives me so much more than receiving.
I can't believe with what I've read, everyone so into receiving! "Oh I'm getting this, I'm getting that" damn I think y'all missing the point what Christmas is all about.

28 Christmas Shopping

It's nice to think of others and actually take the time and go and buy them a gift.

Who doesn't like Christmas shoppin

29 Eggnog

What is this

30 Christmas Outfit

Love getting Christmas clothes

Christmas sweaters are bae

31 Baking
32 Gingerbread Houses
33 Christmas Holiday
34 Christmas Story
35 Prayer

Worship and Praising God for giving us Jesus, Amen

No one shall be sad in Christmas day

36 Giving

Don't you mean getting - Sausagelover99

37 Krampus

He's just so evil and well cool! :-)

It looks really good

38 Turkey
39 Campfire
40 Advent

That was the worse thing counting down getting excited haha

41 Chatting
42 Watching Sports
43 Going to Church
44 The End

I love Christmas all of it, but I really hate the expenses of it, Gifts can be so expensive. And I dislike having to sit around twiddling my thumbs and exhausting my brain for hours on end trying to figure out what to buy people for Christmas. It's really difficult to buy people gifts when they have already got everything they want and need it gets really difficult. So the end is nice when it's all over with and you look forward to a New Year.

For a parent struggling to get by, once its done its relaxing. - PotBellyPup

45 Love
46 Getting a Promotion

You would get more money and get more presents for the kids

47 Christmas Carols
48 Midnight Mass/Church

Midnight Mass is nice, I always find I get a little tired staying out past midnight

49 Family Get Together
50 Nearly The End Of The Year
PSearch List

Related Lists

Things You Shouldn't Get TopTenners for Christmas Best Things to Do On Christmas Eve Best Things to Do On Christmas Morning (Besides Presents) Top 10 Things to Get In a Christmas Cracker Top 10 Logical Things That Can Go Wrong While Setting Up a Christmas Tree

List Stats

400 votes
51 listings
8 years, 289 days old

Top Remixes (8)

1. Presents
2. The Spirit
3. Santa Claus
Nateawesomeness
1. Being With Family
2. Christmas Eve
3. Christmas Day
Ajkloth
1. Decorating the Tree
2. Christmas Lights
3. Christmas Holiday
AdamBurt

WRemix
View All 8

Error Reporting

See a factual error in these listings? Report it here.
P