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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

12 Days of Yule: Day Eleven

My mom and I are Pagans. Actually, I’m going to be a bit more specific. I’m an eclectic Pagan who customizes how she worships, and my mom is a Wiccan. My dad is a Christian/Agnostic.
Yeah, we’re a pretty crazy bunch, with a lot of conflicting ideas.

We’ve had to really compromise this year for the holidays (my mom converted this year). Yes, we have four Christmas trees, and we have a nativity and a pentagram. It’s a little strange when people walk in.

I think we see Christmas as an excuse to hang out with family and friends and spoil them, without really much religious overtones. Even for Yule, I don’t think we’re doing that much out of the ordinary. My extended family doesn’t even say grace unless my grandmother is there, so they really don’t have any sort of religious connection either.

Anyway, do any of you have to blend your holidays? How do you do it?

I have a question as well. I like some of the Christian holiday music. Mary’s Boy Child is probably my favourite. Does this make me a bad Pagan?

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