Did you celebrate Christmas? Why or why not?

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The world just celebrated Christmas so we asked Pittsburghers if they celebrated and this is what you said.

“I do and don’t celebrate Christmas. My family does and I am willing to support them. I celebrate the gathering of friends and family but I don’t celebrate the ripping and running, the buying of gifts and spending of lots of money. Christmas for me is a stepping stone for Kwanzaa.”
Kelly E. Parker
Student

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“I am celebrating all holidays because I believe in the universal expression of spirituality. I have always celebrated in this way because I come from a very diverse family.”
Pamela Kristan
Greensburg
Entertainer

“I don’t celebrate Christmas. It’s not my holiday. I believe in living life every day. We all should live life to the fullest and not wait for a certain time of year to really enjoy ourselves.”
Henry Gaston
Homewood
Material Handler

“I will definitely be celebrating Christmas as I always have. It is a special holiday for me. The joy I felt as a child is now a part of what I create for my own children. I can’t wait to see their faces Christmas morning.”
Angela Perry
Lincoln
Night Auditor

“I celebrate Christmas in as much as spending time with my family. I don’t believe in the consumerism of the holiday and don’t support the idea of telling children that Santa is the gift-giver. I will be celebrating Kwanzaa this year as I have done over the past couple of years.”
Menes Nowe
Forest Hills
Computer Technician

“I am celebrating Christmas with friends and family as its tradition. It’s not about gifts or a huge feast; it’s about family and being together. I come from a huge family with conflicting religious backgrounds. It’s our own kind of fellowship and one thing I try to instill in my children is that family is everything.”
Marki Fields
Point Breeze
Wedding/Event Planner

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