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Atheism UK Christmas Message

Dear Members and Supporters

Do atheists celebrate Christmas? Yes and no. It’s a holiday with friends, family, food, drink, and gifts; what’s not to like? We just pay no heed to the ‘Christ’ prefix.

It doesn’t belong to Christians. Populations in the northern hemisphere had a midwinter festival long before the Christians got going. That’s why there’s a decorated tree, holly, ivy, yule log, mistletoe, St Nicholas (Father Christmas, Santa Claus), etc. All pagan and non-religious traditions.

So, Happy Christmas everyone! Just ignore the ‘Christ’ bit; we all know it’s a Winter festival marking the end of one year and the start of another.

We would like to thank you all for your continuing support.

Best wishes for the New Year!

Atheism UK

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