Monday, December 24, 2012

Santa Claus And Such

Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house…

Christmas has finally arrived and many of us are anxiously awaiting the arrival of Family, Friends, and gifts, it’s funny as I have gotten a little older how much the gifting has changed, I would rather see the face of a loved one receiving a gift than to get one myself, but it’s still kind of nice to get a little something…Right?

Christmas is in fact a Christian holy day marking the birth of Jesus, many of us were raised with these teachings and these lessons should never be covered up nor forgotten.

I wont get into religious teachings right now but just want to make a few observations with you.

Merry Christmas has become the wrong thing to say in many places, Happy Holidays seems to be the PC way to say Merry Christmas, I don’t have a problem with Happy Holidays when we are lumping the season all into one greeting, I just don’t think that one should be replaced by the other.

And how about Santa, how many of us still believe in Santa” Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus.

I had a group of people come knocking on the door to discuss their religion, one lady made the comment that people should not be allowed to teach their kids fairy tales like the Easter Bunny, Santa Claus and such, because all this is doing is confusing them about Jesus.

My question is why can’t we have both? Shouldn’t our kids be allowed to believe in and take part in holiday celebrations, as long as we read and teach them the Bible also?

Why can’t our children be allowed to use their imaginations and look forward to the fun that Christmas brings? Yes I know that it is becoming more and more commercialized but in my opinion, believing in Santa is not harming our kids as long as they also know about Jesus.

I think we can teach our kids religion and the truth, without taking all the fun out of it.

For now I am going to leave you all with Seasons Greetings, Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, and many more Christmastime salutations because I really have to get myself into bed and cover my head before Santa sees I am still up and skips me again this year.
From our bunch to yours Merry Christmas!

29 comments:

  1. It is Christmas and even if you are not a Christian there is nothing wrong with wishing a Merry Christmas.


    Merry CHRISTmas!!

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    1. Very true statement Joe, there is nothing wrong with saying Merry Christmas, sad that so many leave CHRIST out.

      Merry Christmas my Friend

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  2. Merry Christmas, Jimmy & Cindy!

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    1. Thank You Ms. A, and a Merry Christmas to you also.

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  3. Excellent thoughts, Jimmy. MERRY CHRISTMAS to you and Cindy. Hope she is feeling a lot better now. Enjoy your day.

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    1. Thank You Valerie, Cindy is getting along much better now, a Merry Christmas to you too.

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  4. Merry Christmas to you and your family, Jimmy!

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  5. Merry Christmas, Jimmy and Cindy!

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    1. And a Merry Christmas to you also Bijoux

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  6. "I think we can teach our kids religion and the truth, without taking all the fun out of it."

    You hit the nail on the head, Jimmy!

    We can still teach the truth about Christmas, without taking all the fun out of it.

    Amen!

    Wishing you, Cindy, and your entire family a blessed and very Merry Christmas!

    Cheers!

    P.S. hope Cindy is mending well.

    (((((( Cindy ))))))

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    1. Thank You Buddy, Cindy is doing much better, Doc says she has to take off work for about 6 weeks, not sure I can hold her down that long Ha Ha

      Merry Christmas to you too my Good Friend.

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  7. I say live and let live. I know of people who want retail workers to wish them "Merry Christmas" instead of "Happy Holidays". I don't tell other people how to greet me. We never played the Santa thing with our kids, but I'm not going to push my beliefs on any other kids' parents.

    Merry Christmas to you all Jimmy!

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    1. Hi Abby, Live and let live that's it in a nutshell, we all need to celebrate as we see fit and allow others to do the same, just because someone does it different does not give me the right to say they are wrong.

      A lot of people do not do the Santa routine and this does not change a thing in my home so as you said Live and let live and we all win.

      Merry Christmas my Friend.

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  8. We wanted to teach that Santa was a man who lived a long time ago, who did wonderful and magical things for kids, and now we exchange gifts and do nice things to honor his memory... and then the in-laws ruined it with the traditional Santa ideas.

    My kids know both. The Christian aspects and the giving aspects. I say Merry Christmas to every one, and they can wish me a happy (insert your holiday here) if they'd like. It's more about being civil to each other, no?

    Anyway... Merry Christmas!

    And Happy Festivus (for the rest of us)

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    1. Hi Juli, What a cool way to present the idea of Santa, I actually like the way you presented this to your kids, teaching your children both the Christian aspect and the giving aspect with the Santa story is definitely a win/win.

      Yes when it comes down to it being Civil to one another is what it is all about.

      Merry Christmas/Festivus to you :^)

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  9. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

    I don't mind people saying "Happy holidays." "Holidays" comes from "holy days," and what could be more holy than Christmas?

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    1. Amen Pixel Peeper, Christmas is the most Holy day so looking at it like this no one is wrong :)

      Merry Christmas my Friend.

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  10. Religious people knocking on your door with enough pent up rage against childhood memories as a muslim watching someone kill a cow. Now THAT'S what her Christmas is all about. I'd hate for her to knock on an athiest's door. He would tell her than in HIS home, biblical reading is the same as mother goose. People are SO ready to shove their ideas onto others and expect an instant epiphany to happen.

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    1. "People are so ready to shove their ideas onto others and expect an instant epiphany to happen" yes there are a lot out there that actually think it works this way.

      I say celebrate in the manner that makes you happy, just because it is different doesn't mean it is wrong, and just because I am different doesn't mean I am going to change just because you knock on my door and tell me I am wrong.

      I Love it :)

      I hope your Christmas was Great.

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  11. Merry Christmas!! hope you had a happy holiday:)

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    1. Thank You Bev, I hope you had a very Merry Christmas too.

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  12. Hey Jimmy! Hope you all had a very Merry Christmas! I don't understand why it is labeled wrong either. I had a friend whose kids didn't believe. I felt sad for them. St. Nick loved children. And was a very giving and charitable man. I believe his legend is based on the fact he brought gifts to orphanages. Why not teach children about giving? And Jesus too. :-)

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    1. Hey Angelia, That is how I was brought up we were taught all about Jesus and had the legend of St Nick also, I think it is good for kids to know both without hiding one in spite of the other.

      Hope your Christmas was Grand.

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  13. Jimmy, I wish you and your family a merry Christmas and prosperous New Year.

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    1. Thank You Bryan, I wish the same for you my Friend.

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  14. Hope you had a happy Christmas! :)

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    1. Hi Rachael, Our Christmas was very good how about yours?

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