Christmas is all about celebration. This is the time of year when everyone can find a reason to rejoice, be happy and get into the spirit of this most favorite season of the year. It’s odd when we have to tolerate a small number of loud humbuggers who are trying to eliminate Christmas.
Some call it a war on Christmas. I’m not sure who declared hostilities against something so good but it seems weird. It really doesn’t make sense to the vast majority.
I liked a comedy TV show that interviewed people on the streets. They asked people a simple question of identification. He stopped some pedestrians on the street for a simple survey.
What followed was remarkable and pointed. It was so simple that the war on Christmas took a major hit in a manner of moments on national TV. All it took from the host was a wry smile.
He pointed to tree in the town square. It was decorated with lights, ornaments and garlands. Then, he simply asked, “What is that?”
The unsuspecting pedestrians answered the obvious, “It’s a Christmas tree.”
“Are you sure about your answer?” the host pressed his guests.
“Yes,” they responded incredulously, “it’s a Christmas tree.”
“That’s correct!” the host exclaimed. “Did you know that there was a war on Christmas? Some people are trying to get rid of the name ‘Christmas’,” he informed them.
“Why would anyone want to do that?” they shook their heads in disbelief.
Turning to the TV audience, the host rolled his eyes, “It seems overwhelmingly obvious that Americans still believe in Christmas.”
That suits me just fine. Reasonableness aside or in the middle of the discussion, why should a few complaintants impose their opinion that infringes on the opinion of others. I’m not offended when someone says “Happy Holidays” to me but I feel just as free to say to others, “Merry Christmas!”
No use getting all PC on each other. Just celebrate freely. Your individual joy will not be offensive to anyone. It might be someone else’s excuse to express their complaint. But, what can you do for people who are by nature sour and looking for a fight?
Christmas is special. Sure, Jesus is the real reason for Christmas. If people are offended by Him, then that’s between them and the LORD.
As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. We will also celebrate His birthday. We are into rejoicing. Merry Christmas!
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