Since leaving and fading. I don't celebrate Christmas but in its place which is sad I know. We have present day. It's not on Christmas day and I know many other JWs have a present day so they don't make their kids feel left out. Which is nice.
My GF never a JW has put up a small tree, tinsel, lights, it looks so nice. Funny that I have this fear that if my mum came and saw it I would say it's out present day tree. Pathetic I know. But the indoctrination in my was huge. I still have this guilt with birthdays and Christmas. This year I will be giving my 13 year old her first real birthday.