Christmas is the Christian holiday that celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ, The Son of God. The arrival of Jesus was prophesied by John the Baptist. The Bible says Jesus went to Jerusalem, where many were visiting the city for Passover. Christmas’ celebration is often combined with customs from pre-Christian winter celebrations.
Many people in the United States celebrate Christmas Day on December 25. Many people erect Christmas trees, decorate their homes, visit family or friends and exchange gifts. Every year, those little red hats and decorated trees find their way onto every continent across the globe. Christians also took over some of the customs from the Winter Solstice and gave them Christian meanings, like Holly, Mistletoe and even Christmas Carols!
During the holiday season it can be all too easy to lose yourself and get caught up in the wrong things. Often, there is more attention paid to the price of the gifts, the elaborateness of decorations or the decadence of the food. But the holiday season is the perfect time to focus on family.
Here’s a charge: Instead of focusing on the things that will only matter for a day or two, focus on building better relationships with family or celebrating the family’s history.
Every family should have something unique to its celebration during the holidays. And if you do not have one, now is the time to start one. For some families, a toast can work as a tradition. For other families, a prayer may be better. In families where names are drawn to buy gifts, notes should be written to other family members. After all, it’s the thought that counts!
No matter how you and your family choose to celebrate the holidays, don’t get caught up with things that are fleeting. Focus on family.
If you insist on gift-giving during the Christmas holidays, GIVE THE MOST PRECIOUS GIFT OF YOUR TIME!
For children who are preteen or teen, a meal with their grandpa and/or grandma will also offer an opportunity to eat well and have a good conversation with them.
But while there is a need to focus on the younger ones in the family, there is a definite need to focus on the older family members as well. Yes, Christmas holidays have always been about family reunions, getting together with parents and grandparents. A lot of times, families simply forget about the fountain of wisdom and knowledge that older relatives have.
Here is a Christmas joke from us to share it with your friends and elders:
– What did Adam say on the night before Christmas Day?
– He said: “It’s Christmas Eve.”
The best way to spread Christmas cheer is sing aloud with your nearest and dearest for everyone to hear.
So sing along with your grandmas and grandpas!
This old man received from his children and relatives only refusals for Christmas Day, so he had to resort to a nasty trick to celebrate Christmas with his family. Watch the old man’s knack at:
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