The meaning of Christmas....

United States
December 18, 2007 2:47pm CST
Sure I believed in Santa when I was a kid, and I wasn't to depressed when I found out he wasn't real. Why is it such a huge thing to keep your kids believing in Santa? Isn't the true meaning of Christmas the birth of Jesus and the wisemen bringing him presents? I mean there was never really a Santa right, just a saint or something that would give presents to the poor children or something like that? I don't know. My boyfriend is all about keeping the fantasy alive for his children, he enjoys it...so I think it is more for him, but in my opinion it doesn't really matter to me whether or not my son gets a present from "Santa". Isn't the true meaning about giving and family anyway? Hmm.
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• Canada
19 Dec 07
well can you please tell me what santa clause, christmas trees,chrsitmas ham,wreaths...all have to do with "jesus" birth??
• United States
19 Dec 07
I was wondering the same thing so I did some research and found a site that proved to be very informative and very interesting. It gives the meaning behind all of our Christmas traditions and customs. Things I never knew for sure. the site is... www.penitents.org/stmartin2006.htm Please check it out. I was trying to be condescending as one person put it, I have my own questions. So I researched it and came across some cool answers.
• United States
19 Dec 07
*I wasn't trying....* oops!
@dfinster (3535)
• United States
18 Dec 07
Santa just adds a little magic for kids. Lets get something straight, I do not in any way teach my daughter that gifts are the true meaning of christmas. I teach her how important giving is. Each year we go shopping for a few toys that she picks out to donate to toys for tots. She knows the whole story of Jesus and his birth. She is growing into one of the most sensitive and thoughful little girls I have known and I have many people comment to me on how giving and unselfish she is. The true meaning of christmas is alive and well here, but yet she's an innocent child who I think deserves a little extra magic as an added bonus to everything else about christmas.
• United States
18 Dec 07
I agree. And kudos to you for your daughter and bringer her up right. I just get frustrated b/c kids like my sister who is 13 and my boyfriends kids (whom I love dearly don't get me wrong) all want "this" and want "that" for Christmas and...I don't know...I just don't have the money, we don't have the money. Let alone to get gifts from "Santa" too. So, I just don't know if I want to get to hugely into the whole Santa thing with my son who is only 3. You know?
• United States
18 Dec 07
LOL, wow, my first time on here and I already upset someone...I wasn't trying to sound condenscending. I was just trying to say....this was something I was thinking about and would like to get some input on it ;-) Sorry if I upset you in anyway.
• Italy
19 Dec 07
Don't you build a Presepe at christmas in your country? It's a small representation of the nativity, with Mary, Joseph, little Jesus, the 3 kings and a bunch of angels and peasants. I think it's better than the Christmas tree, because it's fun to do for the kids (I did it with clay when I was little. It came out horrible but I had the time of my life :D) yet it still reminds them that we are talking about Jesus, who, indipendently from our religion, is one of the most important people in history.
• United States
19 Dec 07
We always did growing up. Not called that, but just nativity. But, I was brought up in a christian based background. I think mostly the people that celebrate that side of it do that sort of thing. Thanks Rowena ;-)
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