… I find it ironic that so many of the very same people that demand we keep “Christ” in Christmas fail to even observe Christmas during the actual Christmas season. Again and again, it is still Christmas. Christmas doesn’t end on December 26th, it is just beginning. Nor does it end on January 1st. Settle down, take a deep breath and enjoy the still of winter accompanied by the warm glow of the Christmas tree just a little bit longer.
Advent can be a crazy time for many, treated as nothing more than hectic preparation for the one single day. Then, sadly, by December 26th many people over Christmas are all too anxious to rip up the decorations, chuck the tree, and get back to normal business with little or no thought to what this time of year means.
The Word became Flesh and dwelt among us. Adore Him…
Adoration of the Magi, Gentile da Fabriano c. 1423
Advent is the Little Lent before the Christmas season. Christmas is the time after the Nativity of Our Lord to celebrate His birth. How can we do this when all around the rest of the world has moved on?
The week directly following Christmas is still a bit festive. Most commercial light displays are still up till the 31st making Christmastime activities still possible. But then what? How can we keep the party going?
Aside from keeping our decorations at home up a bit longer, please leave me a comment and share what you do, either yourself or your family, to keep celebrating the Christmas season.
Merry Christmas, y’all.