I'm actually debating on whether to decorate at all. I came out as an atheist last year (which has been very hard for my Christian partner to bear). I decorated for years, usually three weeks before Christmas. I would like to keep up tradition, but he might not appreciate the hypocrisy. Then again maybe he would like it if I decorated for his sake. I'm dreading asking him about it because any time religion is brought up we fight, but I suppose sooner or later it's going to come up. :/
I'm not religious at all (I was raised Catholic), so for me, it's a secular holiday.I do not decorate at all for "Christ"mas nor celebrate it. It is a Holiday for those who believe they are made right with God not through repentance, forgiveness of their neighbor and doing what is right(as Christ preached), but rather that a man-God came down to be brutally murdered for original sin they aren't even responsible for. The so called "Christian" holidays are a mockery of Christ's teachings in favor of those by the murderer Saul/Paul, which is preached in most "Christian" churches. If my understanding of things is correct, it was originally the Catholic church's "Christianization" of Saturnalia, a pagan holiday.