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This holiday season, just like every holiday season, atheists, agnostics, humanists, and the nonreligious will celebrate the holidays with family and friends. Some of us take part in most or all of our family’s traditions; some will put clever secular twists on old ideas and still others make the holidays their own.

That’s why the Secular Coalition for America and twelve other national secular organizations have partnered together to launch #MySecularHoliday, a seasonal project highlighting the wide variety of ways that nontheists celebrate the holidays.

All month long, we’ll be collecting and sharing stories about how secular people observe the holidays and what this time of year means to them. Our goal is to spread the word about the fun, festive, and creative ways that secular people come together to spend time with loved ones.

We believe that the holidays are an occasion for people to come together, not be divided along religious lines. Instead of falling for the religious right’s contrived “War on Christmas,” let’s use this opportunity to shine a light on our community and spread some holiday cheer.

Spread the Cheer!

Give the gift of visibility to the secular community by sharing your story on social media using #MySecularHoliday. Share this cheerful holiday message with your friends and family and encourage them to submit their stories, too.

#MySecularHoliday

Chicago Humanists@HumanistChicago
A welcoming community of Humanists in Chicago, striving for a progressive society by being good without a god, defending civil liberties & secular governance
Total Tweets42
Followers40
Following139
Chicago Humanists

- December 6, 2019

Instead of keeping ‘Christ’ in “Christmas,” let’s keep ‘liberty’ in “religious liberty” and let people celebrate however they want. How do you celebrate the holidays as a secular American? Share your story! https://t.co/oZR5KOIoF2#MySecularHoliday https://t.co/vRQ0fdKbwx
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Ethical Society of Austin@EthicalAustin
Inspiring Ethical Living
Total Tweets85
Followers67
Following75
Ethical Society of Austin

- December 5, 2019

EthicalAustin Retweeted
AmericanEthicalUnion@EthicalUnion
American Ethical Union creates, nurtures, and inspires ethical humanist communities to foster a world that is democratic, compassionate, just, and sustainable.
Total Tweets9.58K
Followers1.60K
Following740
@EthicalUnion: Being good for goodness sake is a good way to celebrate #MySecularHoliday (and all year round)! https://t.co/4teOoQNoGH
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AmericanEthicalUnion@EthicalUnion
American Ethical Union creates, nurtures, and inspires ethical humanist communities to foster a world that is democratic, compassionate, just, and sustainable.
Total Tweets9.58K
Followers1.60K
Following740
AmericanEthicalUnion

- December 5, 2019

Being good for goodness sake is a good way to celebrate #MySecularHoliday (and all year round)! https://t.co/4teOoQNoGH
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American Humanist@americnhumanist
American Humanist Association advocates progressive values and equality for humanists, atheists and freethinkers. #GoodWithoutAGod since 1941. #humanism
Total Tweets14.40K
Followers66.29K
Following2.40K
@americnhumanist: Tis the month of December and we want to hear,
All of the secular ways YOU spread holiday cheer,
Whether with family or friends or just giving back,
Our values define us, not the religion we lack
Share your story here: https://t.co/XHVae97zaA #MySecularHoliday
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Oregon Jim@jim_oregon
Old white guy allied with all people, places and things marginalized by Trumpism #Resist #WheresWalden #SecularValuesVoter #StopTheFascists #NoTheocrats
Total Tweets47.74K
Followers749
Following780
Oregon Jim

- December 5, 2019

jim_oregon Retweeted
American Humanist@americnhumanist
American Humanist Association advocates progressive values and equality for humanists, atheists and freethinkers. #GoodWithoutAGod since 1941. #humanism
Total Tweets14.40K
Followers66.29K
Following2.40K
@americnhumanist: Tis the month of December and we want to hear,
All of the secular ways YOU spread holiday cheer,
Whether with family or friends or just giving back,
Our values define us, not the religion we lack
Share your story here: https://t.co/XHVae97zaA #MySecularHoliday
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American Humanist@americnhumanist
American Humanist Association advocates progressive values and equality for humanists, atheists and freethinkers. #GoodWithoutAGod since 1941. #humanism
Total Tweets14.40K
Followers66.29K
Following2.40K
American Humanist

- December 5, 2019

Tis the month of December and we want to hear,
All of the secular ways YOU spread holiday cheer,
Whether with family or friends or just giving back,
Our values define us, not the religion we lack
Share your story here: https://t.co/XHVae97zaA #MySecularHoliday
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Richard Koepsell@koepsellrc
retired professor of English, Media, Film
Total Tweets32.44K
Followers195
Following134
Richard Koepsell

- December 5, 2019

koepsellrc Retweeted
American Humanist@americnhumanist
American Humanist Association advocates progressive values and equality for humanists, atheists and freethinkers. #GoodWithoutAGod since 1941. #humanism
Total Tweets14.40K
Followers66.29K
Following2.40K
@americnhumanist: Instead of keeping ‘Christ’ in “Christmas,” let’s keep ‘liberty’ in “religious liberty” and let people celebrate however they want. How do you celebrate the holidays as a secular American? Share your story! https://t.co/XHVae97zaA #MySecularHoliday
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iconogazm@iconogazm
Ronald Reagan's grave is a gender-neutral bathroom
Total Tweets4.95K
Followers151
Following536
iconogazm

- December 5, 2019

iconogazm Retweeted
American Humanist@americnhumanist
American Humanist Association advocates progressive values and equality for humanists, atheists and freethinkers. #GoodWithoutAGod since 1941. #humanism
Total Tweets14.40K
Followers66.29K
Following2.40K
@americnhumanist: Instead of keeping ‘Christ’ in “Christmas,” let’s keep ‘liberty’ in “religious liberty” and let people celebrate however they want. How do you celebrate the holidays as a secular American? Share your story! https://t.co/XHVae97zaA #MySecularHoliday
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Bob Keenan@robertlkeenan
Total Tweets20.93K
Followers36
Following32
Bob Keenan

- December 5, 2019

robertlkeenan Retweeted
American Humanist@americnhumanist
American Humanist Association advocates progressive values and equality for humanists, atheists and freethinkers. #GoodWithoutAGod since 1941. #humanism
Total Tweets14.40K
Followers66.29K
Following2.40K
@americnhumanist: Instead of keeping ‘Christ’ in “Christmas,” let’s keep ‘liberty’ in “religious liberty” and let people celebrate however they want. How do you celebrate the holidays as a secular American? Share your story! https://t.co/XHVae97zaA #MySecularHoliday
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Alvin Green 3rd@Mr_xoxo
Secular Humanist, Atheist, Freethinker, Anime watcher, and Godzilla movie watcher. Lover of Neo Soul music & women rappers 🎤 🎼
Total Tweets118.45K
Followers4.35K
Following4.34K
Alvin Green 3rd

- December 4, 2019

Mr_xoxo Retweeted
American Humanist@americnhumanist
American Humanist Association advocates progressive values and equality for humanists, atheists and freethinkers. #GoodWithoutAGod since 1941. #humanism
Total Tweets14.40K
Followers66.29K
Following2.40K
@americnhumanist: Instead of keeping ‘Christ’ in “Christmas,” let’s keep ‘liberty’ in “religious liberty” and let people celebrate however they want. How do you celebrate the holidays as a secular American? Share your story! https://t.co/XHVae97zaA #MySecularHoliday
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Glenn Coin@glenncoin
Weather, science and environment reporter for @syracusedotcom/The Post-Standard. Not to be confused with a meteorologist.
Total Tweets20.21K
Followers1.83K
Following655
Glenn Coin

- December 4, 2019

glenncoin Retweeted
American Humanist@americnhumanist
American Humanist Association advocates progressive values and equality for humanists, atheists and freethinkers. #GoodWithoutAGod since 1941. #humanism
Total Tweets14.40K
Followers66.29K
Following2.40K
@americnhumanist: Instead of keeping ‘Christ’ in “Christmas,” let’s keep ‘liberty’ in “religious liberty” and let people celebrate however they want. How do you celebrate the holidays as a secular American? Share your story! https://t.co/XHVae97zaA #MySecularHoliday
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willGrill4Food@willgrill4food
i cook meat over fire & play the uke; Baconist; Dudeist; don't believe in god; think what you want but don't force it on me; divergent; militant donut promoter,
Total Tweets2.74K
Followers224
Following1.03K
willGrill4Food

- December 4, 2019

willgrill4food Retweeted
American Humanist@americnhumanist
American Humanist Association advocates progressive values and equality for humanists, atheists and freethinkers. #GoodWithoutAGod since 1941. #humanism
Total Tweets14.40K
Followers66.29K
Following2.40K
@americnhumanist: Instead of keeping ‘Christ’ in “Christmas,” let’s keep ‘liberty’ in “religious liberty” and let people celebrate however they want. How do you celebrate the holidays as a secular American? Share your story! https://t.co/XHVae97zaA #MySecularHoliday
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Elean@TheMerrySadist
RN, CMSRN. Grandma, artist, teacher, instigatrix. she/her.
Total Tweets2.18K
Followers26
Following51
Elean

- December 4, 2019

TheMerrySadist Retweeted
American Humanist@americnhumanist
American Humanist Association advocates progressive values and equality for humanists, atheists and freethinkers. #GoodWithoutAGod since 1941. #humanism
Total Tweets14.40K
Followers66.29K
Following2.40K
@americnhumanist: Instead of keeping ‘Christ’ in “Christmas,” let’s keep ‘liberty’ in “religious liberty” and let people celebrate however they want. How do you celebrate the holidays as a secular American? Share your story! https://t.co/XHVae97zaA #MySecularHoliday
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The CA@the_ca_podcast
Welcome to The CA. A podcast about news, current events and all things atheism from a Canadian perspective.
Total Tweets3.65K
Followers126
Following220
The CA

- December 4, 2019

the_ca_podcast Retweeted
American Humanist@americnhumanist
American Humanist Association advocates progressive values and equality for humanists, atheists and freethinkers. #GoodWithoutAGod since 1941. #humanism
Total Tweets14.40K
Followers66.29K
Following2.40K
@americnhumanist: Instead of keeping ‘Christ’ in “Christmas,” let’s keep ‘liberty’ in “religious liberty” and let people celebrate however they want. How do you celebrate the holidays as a secular American? Share your story! https://t.co/XHVae97zaA #MySecularHoliday
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American Humanist@americnhumanist
American Humanist Association advocates progressive values and equality for humanists, atheists and freethinkers. #GoodWithoutAGod since 1941. #humanism
Total Tweets14.40K
Followers66.29K
Following2.40K
American Humanist

- December 4, 2019

Instead of keeping ‘Christ’ in “Christmas,” let’s keep ‘liberty’ in “religious liberty” and let people celebrate however they want. How do you celebrate the holidays as a secular American? Share your story! https://t.co/XHVae97zaA #MySecularHoliday
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Some Guy@real_canuck
Jeez. Can't anyone just be happy anymore?
Total Tweets6.70K
Followers66
Following145
Some Guy

- December 4, 2019

real_canuck Retweeted
Secular Students@SecularStudents
Official twitter account of the Secular Student Alliance, organizing and empowering nonreligious student activists on campuses across the country!
Total Tweets15.33K
Followers22.21K
Following2.76K
@SecularStudents: Being good for goodness sake is just one of the many awesome ways to celebrate #MySecularHoliday!

How do you celebrate your secular holidays? https://t.co/6P4314VWyV
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Jorro Lee@ballsimpsons
Total Tweets6.18K
Followers36
Following107
Jorro Lee

- December 4, 2019

ballsimpsons Retweeted
Secular Students@SecularStudents
Official twitter account of the Secular Student Alliance, organizing and empowering nonreligious student activists on campuses across the country!
Total Tweets15.33K
Followers22.21K
Following2.76K
@SecularStudents: Being good for goodness sake is just one of the many awesome ways to celebrate #MySecularHoliday!

How do you celebrate your secular holidays? https://t.co/6P4314VWyV
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Lowl3v3l@Lowl3v3l
Realitätsanalysen mit Außensicht, Verbesserungsvorschläge aus dem Wunderland
Total Tweets44.45K
Followers814
Following1.18K
Lowl3v3l

- December 3, 2019

Lowl3v3l Retweeted
Secular Students@SecularStudents
Official twitter account of the Secular Student Alliance, organizing and empowering nonreligious student activists on campuses across the country!
Total Tweets15.33K
Followers22.21K
Following2.76K
@SecularStudents: Being good for goodness sake is just one of the many awesome ways to celebrate #MySecularHoliday!

How do you celebrate your secular holidays? https://t.co/6P4314VWyV
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Camp Quest@CampQuest
Camp Quest® is an educational non-profit that supports a growing network of independently operated secular camps across North America for kids ages 8-17.
Total Tweets2.39K
Followers2.86K
Following1.72K
Camp Quest

- December 3, 2019

CampQuest Retweeted
Secular Students@SecularStudents
Official twitter account of the Secular Student Alliance, organizing and empowering nonreligious student activists on campuses across the country!
Total Tweets15.33K
Followers22.21K
Following2.76K
@SecularStudents: Being good for goodness sake is just one of the many awesome ways to celebrate #MySecularHoliday!

How do you celebrate your secular holidays? https://t.co/6P4314VWyV
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VMC™@iamVMC
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Total Tweets64.00K
Followers1.42K
Following979
VMC™

- December 3, 2019

iamVMC Retweeted
Secular Students@SecularStudents
Official twitter account of the Secular Student Alliance, organizing and empowering nonreligious student activists on campuses across the country!
Total Tweets15.33K
Followers22.21K
Following2.76K
@SecularStudents: Being good for goodness sake is just one of the many awesome ways to celebrate #MySecularHoliday!

How do you celebrate your secular holidays? https://t.co/6P4314VWyV
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RickardQuiroga Retweeted
Secular Students@SecularStudents
Official twitter account of the Secular Student Alliance, organizing and empowering nonreligious student activists on campuses across the country!
Total Tweets15.33K
Followers22.21K
Following2.76K
@SecularStudents: Being good for goodness sake is just one of the many awesome ways to celebrate #MySecularHoliday!

How do you celebrate your secular holidays? https://t.co/6P4314VWyV
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Steven wood@wood_steven
Long time advocate of data innovation as a way of improving society's lot. Former physicist and science fan. Atheist from a young age. Views are my own!
Total Tweets5.66K
Followers409
Following545
Steven wood

- December 3, 2019

wood_steven Retweeted
Secular Students@SecularStudents
Official twitter account of the Secular Student Alliance, organizing and empowering nonreligious student activists on campuses across the country!
Total Tweets15.33K
Followers22.21K
Following2.76K
@SecularStudents: Being good for goodness sake is just one of the many awesome ways to celebrate #MySecularHoliday!

How do you celebrate your secular holidays? https://t.co/6P4314VWyV
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Amy Allendorf@AmyAllendorf
Aspie, nerd & atheist. Love anime, cartoons, movies, animals, creatures/monsters esp. dragons, Disney, furries & urbex. Obsessed w/ Hazbin Hotel & Villainous.
Total Tweets28.86K
Followers220
Following229
Amy Allendorf

- December 3, 2019

AmyAllendorf Retweeted
Secular Students@SecularStudents
Official twitter account of the Secular Student Alliance, organizing and empowering nonreligious student activists on campuses across the country!
Total Tweets15.33K
Followers22.21K
Following2.76K
@SecularStudents: Being good for goodness sake is just one of the many awesome ways to celebrate #MySecularHoliday!

How do you celebrate your secular holidays? https://t.co/6P4314VWyV
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Bill Uminski@BillUminski
Total Tweets157.09K
Followers481
Following765
Bill Uminski

- December 3, 2019

BillUminski Retweeted
Secular Students@SecularStudents
Official twitter account of the Secular Student Alliance, organizing and empowering nonreligious student activists on campuses across the country!
Total Tweets15.33K
Followers22.21K
Following2.76K
@SecularStudents: Being good for goodness sake is just one of the many awesome ways to celebrate #MySecularHoliday!

How do you celebrate your secular holidays? https://t.co/6P4314VWyV
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Geeky reindeer seizing means of presents@geekyfandoms1
Anarchist geeky reindeer coming to seize Capitalism's holiday and free the North Pole
Total Tweets4.97K
Followers59
Following115
Geeky reindeer seizing means of presents

- December 3, 2019

geekyfandoms1 Retweeted
Secular Students@SecularStudents
Official twitter account of the Secular Student Alliance, organizing and empowering nonreligious student activists on campuses across the country!
Total Tweets15.33K
Followers22.21K
Following2.76K
@SecularStudents: Being good for goodness sake is just one of the many awesome ways to celebrate #MySecularHoliday!

How do you celebrate your secular holidays? https://t.co/6P4314VWyV
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BuffaloDavid (who?)@poly_cyborg
A liberal in Utah. We exist .Some jokes come in low to avoid detection.Story links are true, to my knowledge. Intro to the story, not always. You decide.
Total Tweets19.02K
Followers5.78K
Following6.30K
BuffaloDavid (who?)

- December 3, 2019

poly_cyborg Retweeted
Secular Students@SecularStudents
Official twitter account of the Secular Student Alliance, organizing and empowering nonreligious student activists on campuses across the country!
Total Tweets15.33K
Followers22.21K
Following2.76K
@SecularStudents: Being good for goodness sake is just one of the many awesome ways to celebrate #MySecularHoliday!

How do you celebrate your secular holidays? https://t.co/6P4314VWyV
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NewAgeHeretics Retweeted
Secular Students@SecularStudents
Official twitter account of the Secular Student Alliance, organizing and empowering nonreligious student activists on campuses across the country!
Total Tweets15.33K
Followers22.21K
Following2.76K
@SecularStudents: Being good for goodness sake is just one of the many awesome ways to celebrate #MySecularHoliday!

How do you celebrate your secular holidays? https://t.co/6P4314VWyV
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The Thinking Atheist@ThinkingAtheist
The Thinking Atheist isn't a person. It's an idea, an encouragement for all of us to reject faith and embrace reason. Hosted by @SethAndrewsTTA
Total Tweets7.60K
Followers42.89K
Following187
The Thinking Atheist

- December 3, 2019

ThinkingAtheist Retweeted
Secular Students@SecularStudents
Official twitter account of the Secular Student Alliance, organizing and empowering nonreligious student activists on campuses across the country!
Total Tweets15.33K
Followers22.21K
Following2.76K
@SecularStudents: Being good for goodness sake is just one of the many awesome ways to celebrate #MySecularHoliday!

How do you celebrate your secular holidays? https://t.co/6P4314VWyV
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RFRorg@RFRorg
Official Twitter feed of Recovering From Religion! In doubt or struggling with non-belief? Access our Helpline chat via the website or call: 1-844-368-2848
Total Tweets12.37K
Followers3.91K
Following583
RFRorg

- December 3, 2019

RFRorg Retweeted
Secular Students@SecularStudents
Official twitter account of the Secular Student Alliance, organizing and empowering nonreligious student activists on campuses across the country!
Total Tweets15.33K
Followers22.21K
Following2.76K
@SecularStudents: Being good for goodness sake is just one of the many awesome ways to celebrate #MySecularHoliday!

How do you celebrate your secular holidays? https://t.co/6P4314VWyV
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DaveBender90 Retweeted
Secular Students@SecularStudents
Official twitter account of the Secular Student Alliance, organizing and empowering nonreligious student activists on campuses across the country!
Total Tweets15.33K
Followers22.21K
Following2.76K
@SecularStudents: Being good for goodness sake is just one of the many awesome ways to celebrate #MySecularHoliday!

How do you celebrate your secular holidays? https://t.co/6P4314VWyV
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Holiday cookies

"My secular family celebrates Christmas by decorating our house & tree with lights, ornaments, Santa's and snowmen. It looks wonderful, and feels nice and cozy during the cold winter months. You don't have to be religious to celebrate the holidays, and you most certainly don't have to be religious to be a good person."

"We celebrate Christmas with a tree, gifts, dinner and we added a Hanukkah meal this year. We work in some of my Eastern/Northern European heritage with food and our version of Santa. And regular Canadian Santa too! I bake a lot of cookies and it’s a big family night decorating them. We have fun with all of it. My husband is far from his family so we keep some traditions alive so he can feel closer to them."

"We absolutely do not have anything religious around, no angels or nativities. For me it’s all about the TREE! Well, trees. We have two (so far) because I love ornaments. Yes, there is a star atop one of them, however it’s the North Star."

"I celebrate the solstice, although the summer solstice is my big one. My husband does like the decorations associated with Christmas, so we do have a tree and decor all around. We usually have a good friend over for dinner on the eve, and the one tradition I have kept is the Polish tradition of Opłatki. My Babci kept it going, in which a wafer is broken off in small pieces by those gathered for the eve meal as a symbol of thanks and good fortune for the year ahead."

"I teach my weekly class for children living at our Interfaith Shelter, making simple crafts from recycled or beautiful materials, feeding them cheese sticks and mandarin oranges, playing games, and making puppets from paper bags. Then I work on organizing for our neighborhood organization, fuss over a sick cat, and send checks to needy causes and family members."

"My family and I celebrate Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s with food, presents and fun. These are things that everyone can incorporate, and being liberated from religious beliefs allows us to emphasize the awareness and happiness of the season. May everyone strive to be as joyous as we are during this time of the year!"

"I was raised as a nonreligious Jew. While I was an ER nurse I used to volunteer to be on call on Christmas so that my Christian co-worker could celebrate undisturbed with their family."

"It is not yet a "holiday," but a date that I often celebrate is July 20 — that day in 1969 when humanity succeeded in placing the first humans on the Moon, culminating millennia of wonder and speculation about travel to our nearest celestial neighbor."

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