Our family was either Presbyterian or Methodist until I was about 10 years old and got dragged to the Kingdom Hall, kickiing and screaming to no avail. So, we had the normal childhood memories of traditional Christmas.
I remember the strangest JW Christmas - it was in Clinton, Oklahoma. I was about 20, and had just discovered my first clear doubts about the Witnesses...( discovered the dishonesty about plugging the "divine name" all over into the NWT bible). I was scheduled to go to "overseer school" in Pittsburgh PA the following February but was already getting a kind of funny feeling about the whole thing.
Anyhow, I am living in an Airstream trailer out behind the Kingdom Hall & pioneering there to help out this little congregation. I had to drive downtown to get something on Christmas Eve. It was snowing, and all the stores had their lights on and the decorations & music up and going. I suddenly had the strangest feeling of Deja-Vu or something --- I suddenly missed Christmas and being a normal person. The really strong part of this feeling lasted about 2 or 3 days, but I have never forgotten it.
Strange, isn't it, the way the Watchtower Society arrogantly rules on which holidays you can or cannnot do - without any authority from the Bible at all except for their own whims of the moment!
Merry Christmas to all you fellow Apostates!