It’s always difficult for me to maneuver around Christmas. Christmas cards, Christmas greetings, Christmas presents, Christmas songs, Christmas everythings. It is difficult because as a revert to Islam, and one who no longer celebrates Christmas, I still am accosted by Christmas from every angle. From well-intentioned family to the friendly co-worker, everyone has a bit to share during this gift-giving, fun-loving, merry holiday cheer-time.
I’m all for the good stuff of Christmas, not trying to be a downer, it’s just that it gets difficult, as I said, to maneuver around. It’s hard to keep reminding your family, no, thank you – we don’t do Christmas. It’s hard to tell co-workers and explain to them why you don’t celebrate. It’s hard to be constantly be barraged with Christmas Everything.
So to my fellow converts, let me know if you have had a similar holiday experience!