I just posted that I don't know how to start a thread, and ten I see this: So my thread is to ask What kind of xmas are you planning now that it is not an Adventist Xmas? Presents? Tree? Gifts? Turkey? or maybe a ham since you've always wondered what one tasted like?
I'm going to enjoy Christmas this year as an Ex Adventist. (I even dressed up for Halloween for the first time this year). I enjoy being able to celebrate the holidays without restriction. I was always a partial vegetarian before becoming an atheist. Its still a big deal now that I can eat pork without guilt.
Not sure how we're going to do it this year. My wife is the one who likes holidays, while I personally don't care. However, she's having a hard time getting into the "Christmas spirit" this year. Regardless of how it goes, I will be drinking beer.
Come to the Dominican Republic and enjoy the beach for Xmas!