A thought about christmas
October 3, 2009 1:55am CST
I was in a discussion in the wee hours this morning where the question concerned the commercialization of christmas. Part of my response was that 'Jesus is the reason for the season.' And from that this notion bubbled to the surface.. Do non-christian folks celebrate the 'social' aspects of christmas and why? What is the basis for the action?
• Pamplona, Spain
3 Oct 09
Hi greenfeathers, With there being so many ideals about Christmas one thing I can say is that in Spain Christmas itself seems to be celebrated as though you were on another Planet you never get to feel the real essence of it unless you take yourself off say maybe to watch your Christmas Tree light flickering on and off all the things you might want to give this Christmas. I ignore most of the commercial side of Christmas here as it does not give me any joy at all that does´nt mean to say that I don´t love Christmas I have tried joining in with their religion too but it is not the same. I think Christmas is an individual celebration for each of us because my Sons do not think the same as me they do not see Christmas the way I do. For me Christmas should be every day of the year well at least for me it would be I love a lot of Films about Christmas where only the good things come true for once. You are right Jesus is the reason for the season without him we are nothing. Made this a bit too long but Christmas has so many facets you could spend forever and a Day figuring them out. My best explanation would be "A Christmas Carol" but not so much the film itself but the Book this is how Christmas reaches me it´s more digestible. Also the Christmas in "Little Women". Take care now.