Put Christ back in Christmas, Holy back in Holiday, Give Santa Claus and commercialism the boot, Make Christmas the celebration of Christ’s birth

Put Christ back in Christmas, Holy back in Holiday, Give Santa Claus and commercialism the boot, Make Christmas the celebration of Christ’s birth

“What’s to-day, my fine fellow?” said Scrooge.
“To-day!” replied the boy. “Why, Christmas Day.”
“It’s Christmas Day!” said Scrooge to himself. “I haven’t missed it.”

“He became as good a friend, as good a master, and as good a man, as the good old city knew.”

“God bless us every one!”…Charles Dickens, “A Christmas Carol”

“Thank God for the life of Charles Dickens.”…Citizen Wells

 

I think about this often, especially during Christmas Season.

I have been planning this article for some time, what I would say, saving fitting articles.

And there it was a few minutes ago, running errands getting back in my car, on the rear of the car in front of me.

Santa was very much a part of Christmas and the gluttony of “I want I want” of my childhood.

As I got older the empty feeling after it was over began to make an impression on me. The empty feeling of thinking more of myself instead of others and the letdown that material goods always eventually provide.

Thank God it did.

Even though I was raised in the church and actively took part in the services, the pull of material possessions was too great.

Christmas is about celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, being with family, giving not receiving and reflecting on life.

Sadly, the focus on non Christian materialism, Santa etc., has steadily increased since then as well as the me me me mentality that permeates our society.

Many folks these days substitute holidays to avoid a reference to Christ but even that word originated as Holy Days.

So let’s put the Christ back in Christmas and Holy back in holidays.

Greet people with Merry or Blessed Christmas even if they don’t understand or feel uncomfortable.

Help them to understand.

God bless and Merry Christmas.

 

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44 responses to “Put Christ back in Christmas, Holy back in Holiday, Give Santa Claus and commercialism the boot, Make Christmas the celebration of Christ’s birth

  1. “I wear the chain I forged in life,” replied the Ghost. “I made it link by link, and yard by yard”
    Charles Dickens, “A Christmas Carol”

  2. CW………
    ………….way back in HS I remember we had to read some of Dickens works.

  3. Same here.
    Love Dickens.
    Especially A Christmas Carol.

  4. CW…..
    ……….it seems like the human course on earth is set by humanity rather than the creator.

  5. Too too often.

  6. CW………..
    ………..there must have ben a reason why Dickens was included in my English classes. Could it be that the teachers were trying to teach us about the value of classic literary works?

  7. He was just a really great writer.

  8. He seemed to have genuine empathy for the masses around him, their plight.

  9. Rayetta J Woods

    Amen. Happy Birthday Jesus!

  10. Another month long funeral, along with all the foolish pomp and circumstance that goes along with it.

    Plant President ‘New World Order’ and let’s be done with it; it’s time to celebrate Jesus’ birth.

  11. SueK …….
    …………..10-4 !!!!!

  12. CW……….
    In thinking back about 7 decades I seem to remember the “David Copperfield” classic which I had to write 500 words about. These days I feel lucky just to remember my name. In my high school years I spent a lot of time at our public library. The library had copies of everything from Dickens, and many authors. As a youngster I spent a great deal of time at our public library looking for answers to questions which I felt were important. In those days I also remember the “Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner” as another high school English class chore.

  13. CW

    Put Christ back in Christmas, Holy back in Holiday, Give Santa Claus and commercialism the boot, Make Christmas the celebration of Christ’s birth
    and
    Lets send President Trump and Melania Trump a Christmas card.

  14. hapnHal………
    ………….beautiful thought !!!!!!

  15. hapnHal………
    ………..of late we are hearing the anguished, and otherwise frantic screams of people like Mr. Steyer along with a few other big time hedge fund operators. These radical people believe that THEY RULE THE WORLD, but slowly they are discovering that the world does NOT revolve about them. Their money really serves only as toilet paper. Hopefully one day soon God will have a discussion with Mr. Steyer, about a whole range of things.

  16. AT THE FUNERAL.
    ………..GW Bush offered a real sweet word to MICHAEL Obama. !!!!

  17. Many writers whose stuff was taught in High School wrote “stories” that were HEAVY in Morality, Empathy, Patience, Courteousness, Common Sense. Andy & Barney on TV was as close as our “culture” got to “relating” these Values to children. And, Mister Rogers & Captain Kangaroo will be missed.

  18. “Principal banned candy canes because ‘J’ shape stands ‘for Jesus.’ But that was just for starters.

    Also on the naughty list were Christmas carols, Christmas music, and making Christmas ornaments as gifts”

    https://www.theblaze.com/news/ready-principal-banned-candy-canes-because-j-shape-stands-for-jesus-but-that-was-just-for-starters

  19. I live in Kentucky and one of the few communities that airs Christmas sentiments on the radio stations –they actually say..’Jesus is the reason’.

  20. According to an article at americanthinker, there are about 10 to 12 more states that are getting ready to enact laws that will allow them to do the same kind of ballot harvesting the democrats did in California this year.
    Once they do that, they’ll sweep up seats just like California did.

    If republicans don’t do something quick to counter, it’s going to be all over soon.

  21. The US Achieves Energy Independence, Becomes Net Oil Exporter For First Time

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-12-06/us-achieves-energy-independence-becomes-net-oil-exporter-first-time

  22. fhl……….
    …………and the STUPID, are becoming even more stupid.

  23. AND TODAY………..
    ………….is Pearl Harbor day……Dec.7 1941 !!! A SNEAK ATTACK. Somehow I get the feeling that in today’s world there aren’t many people around anymore who even give a damn.

  24. As you know, I do!

  25. Japanese American Yoshio Harada helped enemy flier Shigenori
    Nishikaichi, Hawaii island Niʼihau December 7, 1941, Hero Ben Kanahele

    http://eachstorytold.com/2018/12/02/japanese-american-yoshio-harada-helped-enemy-flier-shigenori-nishikaichi-hawaii-island-ni%CA%BCihau-december-7-1941-hero-ben-kanahele/

  26. Monsieur Frenchy to the hoi-polloi….

  27. Posted by a friend on Facebook, sharing.

    **************************************

    NEW PREAMBLE TO THE CONSTITUTION
    .

    This is probably the best…..
    I’ve seen in a long, long time. The following has been attributed to Lewis Napper, a Jackson, Mississippi computer programmer.
    He didn’t expect his essay — a tart 10-point list of “rights” Americans don’t have — to become an Internet legend.
    We the sensible people of the United States, in an attempt to help everyone get along, restore some semblance of justice, avoid more riots, keep our nation safe, promote positive behavior, and secure the blessings of debt-free liberty to ourselves and our great-great-great-grandchildren, hereby try one more time to ordain and establish some common sense guidelines for the terminally whiny, guilt ridden, delusional.
    We hold these truths to be self evident: that a whole lot of people are confused by the Bill of Rights and are so dim they require a Bill of NON-Rights.’

    ARTICLE I:
    You do not have the right to a new car, big screen TV, or any other form of wealth. More power to you if you can legally acquire them, but no one is guaranteeing anything.

    ARTICLE II:
    You do not have the right to never be offended. This country is based on freedom, and that means freedom for everyone — not just you! You may leave the room, turn the channel, express a different opinion, etc.; but the world is full of dummies, and probably always will be.

    ARTICLE III:
    You do not have the right to be free from harm. If you stick a screwdriver in your eye, learn to be more careful; do not expect the tool manufacturer to make you and all your relatives independently wealthy.

    ARTICLE IV:
    You do not have the right to free food and housing. Americans are the most charitable people to be found, and will gladly help anyone in need, but we are quickly growing weary of subsidizing generation after generation of professional couch potatoes who achieve nothing more than the creation of another generation of professional couch potatoes.

    ARTICLE V:
    You do not have the right to free health care. That would be nice, but from the looks of public housing, we’re just not interested in public health care.

    ARTICLE VI:
    You do not have the right to physically harm other people. If you kidnap, rape, intentionally maim, or kill someone, don’t be surprised if the rest of us want to see you get the blue juice.

    ARTICLE VII:
    You do not have the right to the possessions of others. If you rob, cheat, or coerce away the goods or services of other citizens, don’t be surprised if the rest of us get together and lock you away in a place where you still won’t have the right to a big screen color TV or a life of leisure.

    ARTICLE VIII:
    You do not have the right to a job. All of us sure want you to have a job, and will gladly help you along in hard times, but we expect you to take advantage of the opportunities of education and vocational training laid before you to make yourself useful.

    ARTICLE IX:
    You do not have the right to happiness. Being an American means that you have the right to PURSUE happiness, which by the way, is a lot easier if you are unencumbered by an over abundance of idiotic laws created by those of you who were confused by the Bill of Rights.

    ARTICLE X:
    This is an English speaking country. We don’t care where you came from, English is our language. Learn it!

    Lastly

    ARTICLE XI:
    You do not have the right to change our country’s history or heritage. This country was founded on the belief in one true God. And yet, you are given the freedom to believe in any religion, any faith, or no faith at all; with no fear of persecution.

    The phrase

    IN GOD WE TRUST

    is part of our heritage and history, sorry if you are uncomfortable with it.
    If you agree, share this with a friend.
    No, you don’t have to, and nothing tragic will befall you if you don’t.
    . I just think it’s about time common sense is allowed to flourish.

    Sensible people of the United States must speak out because if you do not, who wil

  28. Front Line America with Ben Berguam on Face Book has Paloma he partners with …. Let me give you a little information about Paloma… She was born in Mexico and has duel citizenship with the U.S. and Mexico. She has been going around in tewanna (sp) she carries a video camera with her and she is showing and telling us what is going on. Long story short she was interviewing a male from Honduras (sp) This is what he said in the conversation that Paloma tried to get him to repeat. He said that Obama sent guns to Honduras and they wanted food! More gun running maybe? He said he loved president Trump for what he does and has no anger towards him. Paloma let him talk a lot but it was in Spanish but she would cut in and tell us what he said. She got into an argument with a American lawyer and pushed him to tell her what exactly he was doing in Mexico! I do not have much to do with FB any more I just go because of Ben and Paloma and the Ampcoil page I go to. It was mainly invented to help with Lyme Disease and now it helps a lot of things. I am saving to buy one. Any one interested it is called… Ampcoil Discussion Group Unoffical It’s a private one and to read the post you have to join. Other then these two groups and marketplace Face Book sucks! I have been trying to convince Deidra the owner to leave FB and start a web page. I think I am about to be dumped by FB because I am Christian, conservative, and republican!!! Zuckerberg does not like people like me so he has his little peons harass us or just take down our home page and hardly any time line. Then we are banned or put in FB jail. I am tired of being harassed to except ‘Friends’ OK! I’m done…Good Night

  29. AND TODAY…………
    ……………the “RUSSIA, RUSSIA, RUSSIA” lunacy is clearly still raging, as Mueller makes additional charges against his favorite whipping posts. In truth what is indicated is that the alleged federal government has become so deeply involved in criminal venture it has lost all sense of direction. It has become a TYRRANICAL government. We are seeing total lies being used as a basis for indictments. There was a war fought over this sort of government behavior. Apparently nobody ever paid any attention to US History.

  30. AND TRUMP is RIGHT AGAIN……..
    …….The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals IS A TOTAL DISASTER. They think they are controlling America. In reality it is nothing more than a pack of RABID FOAMING AT THE MOUTH LIBERALS who live in their little vacuums where UP IS DOWN, and they have legal authority to levy their INSANITY upon the POTUS. Now the Chief Justice of the SCOTUS has finally sided with them……….this is about as UNCONSTITUTIONAL as the SCOTUS can get. It shows that we no longer have a non political US SUPREME COURT. The only court left is the fourth branch of government………..which was long ago CASTRATED. America is now solidly in the hands of the elites. Soon they will be brought down by a FOREIGN POWER which is largely where the elites are taking America. Sadly in their twisted ideas of superiority over all others they will discover what happens when they try to ram their BS down the throats of other countries. I believe that Socialist America will finally start another war, and Socialist America will LOSE that war possibly with the greatest loss of life ever before seen on Earth in a war. The ELITES in America have become so convinced of their SUPERIORITY that they have lost all ability to think rationally………….they can only see their IMAGINED SUPER IMPORTANCE. Further they will try to ram their IMAGINED IMPORTANCE down the throats of foreign countries. Look what happened to Hitler when he tried the same thing. “YA VE ISS DER SUPERMEN”. The Nazis imagined themselves to be SUPERHUMAN, and they would endure for 1000 years. The REICH lasted a little over 6 years……the SUPERHUMAN soldiers were driven one by one into the ground………..not so SUPER after all. !!!!

  31. IT APPEARS THAT………
    ………the American Socialist OVER EDUCATED ELITISTS think they are the MASTER RACE., and because they fancy themselves as SOOOOOOOO IMPORRRRRRRTANT they should have the legal right to tell everybody else what to do , and how to live. The elitists want to rule everyone around them. If you want an example of this simply look at what is happening in California in the last decade. SOON California will be a MECCA of CHIEFS, totally without any WARRIORS. EH CUMPARI !!!

  32. fhl……….
    ………….and the second person saluting is STILL NOT A US CITIZEN. We have a helluva lot of DUMMIES among us. How many American presidents have ever claimed to have been in 57 states. How many US citizens have travelled to Kogele Kenya, and given a speech in which they state “I am the FIRST American president to have come from KENYA.” How many American Presidents have ever given military addresses wherein they referred to their wives as MICHAEL? We don’t really need to know much more……..so it is time for the appropriate authorities to arrest and deport the ILLEGAL who has been in our country FAR TOO LONG without the appropriate paperwork. What is the holdup??????

  33. fhl……….
    …………clearly THE SALUTING CRITICISM is another indication of the mental deterioration of our so called OVER EDUCATED……VIPs and media. Here is a newsflash for such nitwits. The POTUS is also the CINC of the military. It is expected of him to salute at such moments as he deems NECESSARY, APPROPRIATE AND/OR IN COMPLIANCE WITH ACCEPTED MILITARY PRACTICE FOR THE LAST 200 YEARS. It is time for the low IQ MORONS to re enroll in Kindergarten…….so that they can go skipping about the classroom and singing “THIS IS THE WAY WE SOW OUR SEEDS, TRA LA LA LA” Perhaps they can do that correctly……only requires a child level IQ.

  34. Donald Trump IS in the military since he is Commander in Chief of the Military and is authorized to salute. Retired military are also authorized to salute.

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