With only two days until Christmas, the holiday spirit is all around. I want to take today’s post to tell you what Christmas means to me.
On Christmas day, it is said that Santa Claus, an older man named Saint Nicholas, travels around the world in his sleigh pulled by his reindeer, to deliver gifts to every boy and girl who is on his nice list. If the child has been bad, they will receive a lump of coal in their stocking and no gifts.
The “Christ” in Christmas
Growing up in the South, my family always filled the pews in the church, so I knew the story about Jesus Christ. He was born on 25th of December and the 3 wise men traveled, following a star, to bring Jesus gifts while he was in a manger. Christians believe this story and give gifts on his birthday to remember the event.
What Christmas Means To Me
For me, Christmas is the time of year that everyone gets the much needed time to unwind with their families and share good times and exchange gifts with those who mean something to them. I love this time of year for the lights it brings, the songs that are sung and the togetherness. There aren’t many other times of year that the world is on the same page as with December.
I must say that I have a few things that I dislike and disagree with that happens. A lot of people spend their last trying to be like everyone else and getting the most expensive gifts. This makes this month one of the hardest working of the year for delivery companies. Another thing is when Christmas is written out as “X-Mas”. To me that means they are completely crossing out a part of the holiday and that is not right. I am not the most religious person but to completely eliminate a part of the story grinds my gears. I plan on telling my children both stories and let them figure out in their own time.
What does Christmas mean to you? Comment Below.