A Muslim man has recently come out with "observations" after celebrating Christmas for the first time with his roommates and the internet can't get enough...
For a lot of us, Christmas is the best way to mark the end of yet another year.
via: ShutterstockIt’s truly the most magical time of year.
There's a lot to love about the festivities.Stuffing our faces with food, gift-giving, spending time with loved ones... the list goes on. And even though it might be slightly different this year due to the virus, we're still feeling pretty festive.
But what is the true meaning of Christmas?
via: ShutterstockOf course, we know that the festivities have links to Christianity and the birth of Jesus but in recent years, especially in the West, it has become a somewhat secular tradition.
People of all faiths get involved in the celebrations...
via: ShutterstockFrom participating in Secret Santa to having their own version of a Christmas dinner, it has really become a celebration for the masses.
And with the pandemic still pretty much in full force...
via: ShutterstockSome people have been forced to stay put for the holidays. Rather than spending it with their families, they're making the best of a bad situation and celebrating it with others.
One Muslim man celebrated his first Christmas with his roommates this year.
via: TwitterMohammed Hussain decided to give a bit of an insight into what happens; the perfect list of "observations" for those of us who may not traditionally celebrate it.
Now, Muslims do believe in the importance of Jesus...
via: ShutterstockAs stated in the Quran, he is considered an important religious figure, but they don't celebrate Christmas like Christians do. So that's why Mohammad's findings have been pretty interesting for other Muslims to read.
He posted a list of 8 things that he found about the preparation period leading up to the big day.
@MohammadHussain This is my best thread I’ve read in a long time. Everything is true! 😂 love it! Have a Happy First Christmas Mohammad!— Melissa Candelaria (@Melissa Candelaria)1608425126.0
@MohammadHussain Please don't dwell on the commercialism of Christmas. That's man-made capitalism. Christmas is a… https://t.co/hoe2wzk37s— MKG Copley (@MKG Copley)1608469779.0
@MohammadHussain As an atheist Christmas celebrator, this is a very accurate thread! A suggestion for ornaments: A… https://t.co/ADPtx8jzcj— Heather Intersectional Baseball (@Heather Intersectional Baseball)1608437573.0
@MohammadHussain Mohammad, if you could do a mini-thread on tinsel vs. garlands, I would be forever in your debt. Merry first Christmas!🎄— Tara (@Tara)1608431772.0
@MohammadHussain This is hysterical 🤣🤣🤣 I read the entire thread out loud to my Hubby, and then I followed you. Can… https://t.co/slkMbMURiF— iceblueaccent (@iceblueaccent)1608433656.0
@MohammadHussain This keeps going until everyone ends up with a gift. The best position is being last to choose; y… https://t.co/yc9CIh5bup— Bill Stevens (he/him) (@Bill Stevens (he/him))1608437879.0
@MohammadHussain This thread makes me feel seen. I keep telling my partner Muslim Christmas Day had more of a fam… https://t.co/RCQXA1SFGh— Muna Kadri (@Muna Kadri)1608435332.0
@MohammadHussain As we got older, her mom included me in her Arabic lessons and explained the basics of Islam to me… https://t.co/KdXze2B0nh— Jules_the_Rogue (@Jules_the_Rogue)1608481561.0
@MohammadHussain Please pitch this to the studios. This is a movie everyone would watch.— Rasha Al Aqeedi (@Rasha Al Aqeedi)1608435618.0
Okay, so without further ado, let's get into it.
Growing up, my Muslim family never celebrated Christmas. This year I am not going home, because pandemic, so my roo… https://t.co/lRk7Hvx1Ef— Mohammad Hussain (@Mohammad Hussain)1608420577.0
1. "Christmas is a part-time job that you have from mid-November to the end of December."
Observation 1: Christmas is a part time job that you have from mid-November to the end of December. From the outs… https://t.co/Q6x5Gi7zuO— Mohammad Hussain (@Mohammad Hussain)1608420578.0
Do you want to sleep in on a Saturday? Too bad. Go put up some lights inside the house. Oh you want to sleep in o… https://t.co/sJt1euh1g3— Mohammad Hussain (@Mohammad Hussain)1608420578.0
2. "People have very strong feelings about their Christmas traditions."
Observation 2: People have very strong feelings about their Christmas traditions. If someone is insisting that *ce… https://t.co/WgT897y0l5— Mohammad Hussain (@Mohammad Hussain)1608420579.0
3. You can buy yourself a gift but you can't stuff your own stocking.
Observation 3: You can buy yourself a gift but you can't stuff your own stocking. I don't understand this one but… https://t.co/mpUCSbxAjE— Mohammad Hussain (@Mohammad Hussain)1608420579.0
4. "Your gift budget does not matter."
Observation 4: Your gift budget does not matter. You can set this budget as high as you want but the perfect gift… https://t.co/A77Ol1CbVx— Mohammad Hussain (@Mohammad Hussain)1608420579.0
5. "There are 2 streams of Christmas ornaments. The 'fillers' and the 'keepers'."
Observation 5: There are two streams of Christmas ornaments. The "fillers" and the "keepers". The fillers are the… https://t.co/5eZKOuQEUZ— Mohammad Hussain (@Mohammad Hussain)1608420579.0
He then added this little personal note:
My roommates encouraged me to buy my own keeper ornament. They told me to find something that made me smile and tha… https://t.co/QbCYxB6WSo— Mohammad Hussain (@Mohammad Hussain)1608420586.0
6. "ORNAMENTS ARE EXPENSIVE."
Observation 6: ORNAMENTS ARE EXPENSIVE. That cost me $15.99. That's more than three everything bagels. I am furiou… https://t.co/Pfb9wCg2dy— Mohammad Hussain (@Mohammad Hussain)1608420587.0
7. "The religious aspect of Christmas is optional."
Observation 7: The religious aspect of Christmas is optional. I really like this one. If I was to suggest having a… https://t.co/MW2cDVZIsG— Mohammad Hussain (@Mohammad Hussain)1608420588.0
8. "You need a 'menu.'"
Observation 8: You need a "menu". Yeah... This one is where they lost me. Last Christmas my family ordered Popeye… https://t.co/fvD2Dz4Nhh— Mohammad Hussain (@Mohammad Hussain)1608420668.0
He ended the thread with this:
To wrap things up I want to applaud longtime Christmas celebrators. This is a lot of work and very tiring. I will… https://t.co/l7n1DP2T9E— Mohammad Hussain (@Mohammad Hussain)1608420751.0
Merry Christmas, guys!
via: ShutterstockAll of us here at 22 Words wish you the best for the upcoming year. If you're in the mood for more festive news, keep scrolling...