Christmas gifts, 2015!
CHRISTMAS!! (and Hannukah too) I didn't grow up with Christmas, but I've always loved Hannukah. When Julie moved in three years ago she introduced me to Christmas, which I rolled into Hannukah and New Years to fully transform December into one massive, blurred-together holiday. I've never felt a conflict: as far as I'm concerned, Christmas is a secular holiday for me. Jesus doesn't appear in most Christmas traditions, and happens to have been born in April. For what it's worth, Hannukah isn't really a religious holiday either. A few years ago I was making an exchange at Banana Republic in Pittsburgh and the clerk actually apologized for wishing me a Merry Christmas. I told her that Hannukah sensitivity was thoughtful, but seemed unnecessary since it's not an actual religious holiday. The mother in line behind me objected. I wish I could say I kept my mouth shut, but the truth is I politely pointed out that God does not appear in the Hann