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!