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The holiday season is one of my favorite times of year. I love the decorations, the parties, the fellowship with friends and family. Most importantly, I love the true meaning behind the holiday. Jesus CHRIST, my Savior was born as a sacrifice for our sin.  He was and still is the ultimate gift!

Unfortunately, I believe there has been a major shift from the birth of Christ to an over commercialized retail holiday. There has been a lot of controversy surrounding even saying the words “Merry Christmas”. It seems it has become the norm in taking CHRIST out of Christmas. What annoys me most is reading the words Merry Xmas….it’s Merry CHRISTmas not Merry XMAS!

Questions Of The Day:

What are your thoughts about Christmas?

Is it still the same Christian based holiday as it has been in the past or has it gone to the retail giants and political correctness

What’s your favorite Christmas memory?

Leave your response to one or more in the comments below!

 


2 Comments

PCGuyIV · 12/24/2013 at 12:08 pm

While I do agree that it does seem that the true meaning of Christmas does tend to get lost in the overhyped retail consumerism proliferated by the various companies looking to make a buck off of an all-to-eager to one-up-what-Jimmy-gave-Sue society, the thing I find more loathesome is the fact that people forget that X-mas is an abbreviation, not a censoring. the “X” in X-mas is in fact, the Greek letter, “Chi”, which just so happens to be the first letter in the Greek spelling of the word “Christ”.
Now, to those who get bent out of sorts at the phrase, “Happy Holiday,” keep this in mind: the term “Holiday” comes from a contraction of “Holy Day”. Again, nothing unreligious there, just a potential to include more religions that also happen to have holy days around the same time. Not to mention, it’s a good way to cover both Christmas, New Years, not to mention some less common observances such as Childermas and 3 Kings Day.

    Brittany · 12/24/2013 at 12:14 pm

    Wow! You definitely learn something new everyday. I never knew about the abbreviations and their meanings. I was always under the impression that the X was censoring Christ’s name. Thanks for sharing 🙂 Merry Christmas!

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