What Is Christmas?

What Is Christmas?

Christmas. Is it just another holiday or is it the birthday of our Savior Jesus Christ? These posts look at the history and background of Christmas.

Christmas and the Christian

Now that Thanksgiving is officially behind us, the next holiday on the calendar is Christmas. Each year millions, maybe even billions of dollars get thrown after this holiday.

With our words we claim that we’re celebrating the birth of Christ. We do this by eating lavish meals, hosting and attending galas, buying expensive (and inexpensive) toys for ourselves and our children.

But where is Christ in our festivities?

5 Things You Already Know About Santa Claus

Santa Claus died when I was four. The story I was told is that his plane crashed while he was on his way to deliver gifts in the Caribbean.

Previously there would have been little tokens of pencils and notebooks given out in our schools at Christmas courtesy of ‘Santa Claus’. After that year, nothing.

There are children all over the world who have never heard of, much less see Santa. Yet every Christmas the media pushes the myth of Santa Claus that gets ever more elaborate and complicated as the years go by.  Read more...

Why Do We Give Gifts at Christmas?

One of the greatest draws of the Christmas holiday are the gifts. Children go into gift frenzy as they anticipate (and pester parents into giving) the biggest most expensive toy, gadget or whatever it is that the media is promoting as the next big thing.

Couples start shopping for the “perfect” gift and it’s true that some couples will break up during this season. Read more...

Symbols of Christmas: The Evergreen Tree

It’s probably the biggest holiday of the year. As Christians we have to learn about the true meaning of Christmas. What do we mean when we say “Merry Christmas?” Or have we joined the majority and taken Christ out of the season that we claim is for him?

Today I want to talk about some of the symbols of Christmas starting with the Christmas tree. Read more...