What does Christmas mean to you personally?

What does Christmas mean to you personally?

The sermon at church today caught my interest. How often do we really think about what Christmas is all about? And what does it really mean to you (or me) personally?

So often we forget what it means – or what it is – and if you really think about it, you don’t have a quick answer on what Christmas really means.

We, as a society, tend to get caught up with the commercialization, the stress, the parking, the hectic sales and scrambling to get shopping down. We think about debt, and that the year went by so fast… and we never really contemplate or ponder one simple very important thought.

What does Christmas mean to you personally?
In the Christmas Movie Classic, “It’s Christmas Charlie Brown” Linus does a speech about Christmas.

For me – Christmas means all of the above. Its a depressing time, a time filled with too much debt, and a reflection of a year of goals that weren’t accomplished that you’ll start all over again on January 1st.

Yes, that’s the honest truth. That’s what it means initially.

But deep down – Christmas always means to me, personally, a time to see my family all together and happy that its Christmas. It means deep emotional pleasure to see and be a part of the excitement when Jessica comes home for a visit. It means that we nod and agree to take the corny family picture in front of the tree for a Christmas Card that rarely ever gets sent. It means, as I grow older, that its about the happiness and pleasure I receive when I see my family open up their gifts.

Christmas means to me, personally, the gateway to the start of something newer, better, and happier. A time of year of reflection of the year past. And to look forward to 12/31 to celebrate a new year.

I love Christmas. I love being with my family. I love being a part of love and happiness.

What does Christmas mean to you – personally?

“And there were in the same country shepherds, abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them! And they were sore afraid … And the angel said unto them, “Fear not! For, behold, I bring you tidings o great joy, which shall be to all my people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ, the Lord.”

“And this shall be a sign unto you: Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.” And suddenly, there was with the angel a multitude of the Heavenly Host praising God, and saying, “Glory to God in the Highest, and on Earth peace, and good will toward men.”

“That’s what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown.” – Linus Van Pelt

This is what Christmas is all about!


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