The weather is what many people who participated in last week’s caymancompass.com online poll like the most about Christmas in the Cayman Islands.
Of the 360 total respondents in the one-week poll, 150 of them – 41.7 percent – like the weather best about Christmas in Cayman.
“You know, I enjoy most of the things mentioned (although I don’t go to church), but the thing I think I like most is the beautiful weather around Christmas time here,” said one person. “While others might dream of a white Christmas, I am perfectly content with a sunny Christmas with nice, cool breezes. What better way to enjoy the food, beverages, music, decorations and friendly spirits of the season?”
“The Christmas breeze is special,” said someone else.
The decorations, music and lights were what the second largest segment of respondents – 79 people or 22 percent – liked most about Christmas in Cayman.
“Especially visiting Rex Crighton’s home,” said one person.
Another 45 people – 12.5 percent – liked the Christmas food and beverages in Cayman best, and 40 people – 11.1 percent – liked the charitable giving and the friendly attitudes most about Christmas in Cayman.
Twenty-five people – 6.9 percent – liked the Christmas church activities in Cayman most.
“We did a wonderful carolling outing the other night, bringing good cheer to many,” said one person.
“Happy singing and love to all,” said someone else.
“Christ is the central reason for the season,” said another person. “The activities of the churches celebrate and remind the world that peace is possible in our own hearts and lives through the Saviour Messiah Jesus. Worshiping, praising, adoring and honouring Him brings an inner thrill to my soul. I also play Handel’s Messiah daily to really focus on why we celebrate the life, sacrifice, and redeeming grace of Jesus Christ.”
Twenty-one people – 5.8 percent – responded “other” to the question, with several saying “all of the above.”
“Family coming home,” said one person.
“Lobster season,” said someone else.
“Days off work,” added another person.
“Family, food and friends,” said one respondent.
“I love it all,” said another. “The weather, Cayman Christmas dinner (yum!), the decorations, the attitudes. Everything except the constant pressure to shop and spend money.”
Two people used the poll to make sociopolitical statements.
“I love watching the dump grow with all the extra refuse at this time of year,” said one person of their favorite thing about Christmas in Cayman.
“The driftwood that comes ashore at this time of year is second to none,” said someone else.
Next week’s poll question
How optimistic are you that the Cayman Islands will have a prosperous economy in 2015? [Explain why in comments]
To participate in this poll, visit www.caymancompass.com