Parental Guidance December 9, 2017: Put the X Back in Xmas

Hello and welcome to Parental Guidance, The Avocado’s Weekly thread for parents, prospective parents, caregivers and other lunatics 1 who think they have what it takes to raise some humans. Each week I, Corn, and/or Miss Rim will put up a thread with a discussion prompt and open the floor to all parents who may be looking for advice, sharing a fun experience, or just venting about how goddamn maddening this crazyass responsibility can be.

This week’s topic: What does Christmas mean to your family?

Is it a religious holiday, or just a secular one? Do you teach them anything about the origins of this celebration? Does Christmas have any particular meaning, or is it just family togetherness thing? Share the traditions you’ve kept up and the ones you’ve just discarded from your own family as well, if you have time. We’re all pretty busy these days.