The Boomer generation, born between 1946 and 1964, is the first generation of Americans to have grown up in the post-war world of the Cold War.
Its legacy is intertwined with the country’s ongoing battle over whether to keep the Christmas holiday.
As a result, the way that Americans celebrate Christmas and celebrate other holidays is changing.
The Boomers’ generation is more open-minded about other holidays, but it’s still largely seen as a family tradition.
In an effort to keep up with that trend, we talked to people who grew up during this time to find out how their generation is changing the way Americans talk about Christmas.
We spoke to people in their 40s, 50s, and 60s who were born between 1945 and 1964.
Here’s what they had to say.1.
“It’s so important for us to understand how much people care about Christmas and what makes Christmas special.”
—Jennifer, 47 years old, Brooklyn, New York”When I was in high school, Christmas was a big deal, and there were so many things to do.
It was a way to have fun and spend time with my friends, who were also in high schools.
I always had a little Christmas card with a picture of a snowman and Santa Claus, so that’s when I knew Christmas was special.
I was very lucky.
I also went to a lot of different churches and took my mom’s car out to a church in Brooklyn.
She was a church goer herself, and we would all sit around and read Bible stories.
Then I’d bring my mother’s car to the church and go on my bike to the parking lot.
She didn’t have any car, so we’d just walk around and talk to people.”1.
I have always been open-hearted about Christmas, even before I knew how much I cared about it.
I think I’m more accepting of it now than I was before.
“—Carolyn, 47-year-old, Virginia Beach, Virginia”I grew up in a small town in upstate New York, and Christmas was one of my favorite holidays.
There were so few places that celebrated Christmas, so there was always something to do, especially after school.
The kids would spend all day playing with Christmas trees, eating presents, and then it was time to go to school.
My mom would make up a new song for us each year, and it would start with a song from her favorite Christmas movie.
We would sing along and sing along, and everybody would cheer and have a good time.
We loved to play outside, so I would play in the park, which was my favorite time of the year.
I remember going to a birthday party in highschool and thinking, ‘Oh my God, I’m going to have to bring a bunch of Christmas cards and decorations and make them look like Santa Claus.'”1.
We all had different kinds of experiences with Christmas.
For me, it was my mom, who always had her Christmas cards with her, and I would bring her one every year.
But it was always Christmas time, and everyone was doing their part.
My brother, who is in the Navy, had to do his part too, because my mom would take him to the grocery store and pick up a bunch.
We went to Christmas parties all the time, so the whole family was on board with it.
We were a lot more accepting, and a lot less religious.”
—Kathleen, 46-year old, Dallas, Texas”My mom had a big influence on my Christmas, and she would bring me presents, too.
I used to bring her a whole bunch of presents and give them to my sister and my mother.
I would put them in the fridge and open them and take them out.
She had a special gift for me every year, which always was a new Christmas song, so when I came home from school, I would just open it and sing it.
It wasn’t like Christmas songs, but Christmas songs.
I wanted to share the song with everyone, and if they had a problem with it, they could just tell my mom.
My dad and mom would be upset, but they would still go through with it and go out for the rest of the day.”1,2.
I don’t think we’re changing much.
There’s a lot that’s been changed over the years.
But I don ‘t know how much of that is because of technology, and how much is because I’m not as open-thinking about it.
“—Kelly, 45-year, Austin, Texas2.
My family is pretty much traditional.
We have no interest in anything else.
—Laurie, 48-year thet, Dallas”My parents always made it a point to give us presents, so it was hard for us not to do