Soon be Christmas! Is it about Jesus or Santa?

November 8, 2009 4:58pm CST
I just cant believe it is like nearly Christmas already! It only seems like yesterday i was sat with family eating Christmas dinner and its nearly here again! Is anyone ready for Christmas yet or do you not bare thinking about it? It does seem that the actual point of Christmas has been lot amongst the money grabbing, prezzy selling people doesnt it! I mean if you was to ask a child what Christmas was about, presents and Santa Would come first and Jesus would likely come nearer to last! At least the primary/elementary schools are still doing nativity plays but even they have seemed to miss the point a bit. Sorry im ranting now haha! What do people think? And are you prepared for Christmas? Tell us your thoughts.
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@Harley009 (1420)
• India
10 Nov 09
People says Christmas is about the Birth of Jesus. But if you check bible, nothing about Christmas nor about December 25. Have u found anything about Santa in Bible? I think it's made by some comic artists to depict the Father. Have a happy and nice time. ! Peace.
10 Nov 09
Apparently there isnt anything in the bible about christmas so i wonder where it comes from? its got to be just for gifting and money making!
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@Harley009 (1420)
• India
11 Nov 09
Lol, ask the church people, they might have made their own laws. I heard some people saying it came from the Winter Solace of Pagans. I think pagans also celebrating the same thing but with a different name and it is no where related to Jesus for them.
11 Nov 09
Thats very interesting that it may have come from the Pagan society, i didnt think the church community had anything to do with Pagans.
@victory12 (348)
• Nigeria
9 Nov 09
Hi friend, am really preparing for Xmas also the new year, just because Xmas mark the day Our savior was born and also new year mark the beginning of another blessed year. As a result of that Jesus will come first
9 Nov 09
The preparation for christmas can be very tressfull But very worth it. We all get into fancy dress for new year and go to our town clock and theres usually loadsa people there its great! But yes i think Jesus should come first.
• Nigeria
10 Nov 09
Not think am very sure that Jesus Christ will come first because He is the only ways that lead to heaven and without Him no one can enter the kingdom of God
10 Nov 09
well put, it makes sense doesnt it.
@lindiebiz (1013)
• Canada
9 Nov 09
Not ready for Christmas yet but hope to be soon, just noticed a neighbour has put on the lights. Kids may not understand that Christmas is about Jesus yet but with continuous teaching and maturity, they will know
@agv0419 (3027)
• Philippines
9 Nov 09
Yes it seems like yesterday when we celebrated Christmas I can't believe how past the days go by. Some people doesn't happy if they don't have money during Christmas but for me it doesn't important as long as I'm with my family and we are all together even if we don't have food. Christmas is about Jesus we should not forget it.
9 Nov 09
we have never been very well off so its never been about the money for us but i think thats why we appreciate it more.
@udnisak (610)
• Australia
9 Nov 09
i love chiristmas a lot as it is not only about jesus or santa.. the envisonment, the human beings all are affected in that season so it is so wonderful to celbrated chirismas every year.. last time i spend Xmas with my parents and my sister's family which was a fun and memorable moment for all of us.. we shard presents with each ohter and our past memories to meke it more momorable..
9 Nov 09
Its great to be around the people you love this time of year as i think its a time to share and care for luved ones.
@rg0205 (2638)
• Hong Kong
9 Nov 09
Christmas means different things for different people. It also depends on your religion I think. Those agnostic people would probably be more inclined to celebrate the gift of giving instead of the birth of Christ. As for Jesus or Santa, if you were Christian, you'd say Jesus. If you weren't, I think you'd say Santa.
9 Nov 09
Very true, some people dont celebrate christmas atall.
@alkivt (34)
• Cyprus
9 Nov 09
Well it is a bit of both, even though it depends where you are living. Where I live the schools still do nativity plays BUT the minds of the kids are on Santa. It is the parents fault of course. Shops are trying to get a bigger and bigger share of this huge pie called Christmas that is why we see christmas displays as early as October. Can't blame them. Some live for the spending of the christmas season. It is so commercialised.
9 Nov 09
Christmas has become so commercialised its all about the money isnt it!
9 Nov 09
yeah,christmas is almost near and yet i lost my job for a very trivial reason.i wonder how christmas would be for me? :(
9 Nov 09
Im not working either as where i live jobs are few and far apart so i know i will be down to the bare essantials this christmas!
@jayzelle (76)
9 Nov 09
on my own opinion christmas is all about the birthday of jesus and not about santa. Santa just symbolizes christmas and christmas is not all about SAnta
9 Nov 09
Yep i agree, however its only recently that ive started to have faith!
@kailah (36)
9 Nov 09
Definitely it's about Jesus. It's the celebration of the birth of Jesus.Santa is just a symbol for the gift giving.
9 Nov 09
i think deep down most people know its all about Jesus.
@danitykane (3191)
• Philippines
9 Nov 09
Hi loneraver, Of course it is about Jesus Christ! It's his date of birth! Well not exactly his date of birth but, it is the main reason of the celebration. While Santa Claus is an added bonus to make kids see how fun and beautiful it is to celebrate Christmas.
9 Nov 09
Trouble is where i live if people are quite well off they spoil their kids and kinda defeat the object as we should be teaching them that its more about giving aswell.
@Leaf1110 (30)
• United States
9 Nov 09
Christmas is awesome and forget santa we want jesus thats what its all about not to be rude to santa but still anyway until next time Chao
9 Nov 09
Im hoping to have a good one this year cos las year i got kicked out of my g/friends at 6am christmas morning and had nowhere to go as i was living in a different town to my family it was horrible but im with my family this year so its all good!
@saisakth (77)
• India
9 Nov 09
Time goes very fast.. and i still cant belive the same... but i am looking upon christmass for celebration.. and we have lot of enjoyment in that
9 Nov 09
Im spending time with family this Christmas so i hope to celebrate and have alot of fun!
@solared (1210)
• United States
9 Nov 09
Santa is just Christmas commercialized, just like the Easter Bunny is Easter commercialized. Jesus is the reason for the season.
9 Nov 09
Ha Hav vonmac someone had to didnt they hahaha!
@mariposaman (2967)
• Canada
9 Nov 09
It is obviously about both. While it does start to as a religious holiday it has grown into a secular holiday that even non-Christians celebrate. You really cannot deny either one way of celebrating the Christmas season. I do think a lot of people go overboard with the presents and decorations though.
9 Nov 09
Its a shame its become all about the money though, but the good thing is that it seems to bring family together.