In the 1980s the Whistler Question began posing a question to three to six people and publishing their responses under “Whistler’s Answers” (not to be confused with the Whistler Answer). Each week, we’ll be sharing one question and the answers given back in 1982. Please note, all names/answers/occupations/neighbourhoods represent information given to the Question at the time of publishing and do not necessarily reflect the person today.
Some context for this week’s question: We’re not sure this one actually requires any context, as it is a purely personal question.
Question: How does the feeling of Christmas differ for you now compared to when you were a child?
Steve Morgan – Equipment Operator – Squamish
It’s different for me now because I’m a new parent and it changes in that respect – I think Christmas is for the kids. I enjoy it mainly for my child, and then the opportunity for visiting all your friends.
I’ve restrained my Christmas spending to run along the same lines as my earnings this year.
Christine Handley – Nanny – Cymmer (South Wales)
I’m from a large family and it’s not the same thing now as when I was young. I look forward to the social end of it. I like going out with friends and for dinner, but it’s not the same when you get older – Christmas is for kids.
Sandi Wallace – Liquor Store Employee – Gondola Area
Actually I like the feeling better – even more so than getting up and seeing a bunch of toys, I like getting together with friends and going out for dinner and a few drinks.
Everyone says Christmas is too commercial, I don’t really think so, especially here at Whistler. At least up here everybody’s happy.