What Christmas means to me

What Christmas means to me:

dark

winter

cold

crowds

hustle

frantic

busy

shopping

hurry

snow

 

What I try to make it about:

home

tradition

family

food

laughter

fun

good times

poignant memories

pictures

finding the best gift

candy

music

movies

 

But if I do it right:

more Christ

renew

repentance

forgiveness

the Atonement

scripture

life

light

hope

faith

and love

there’s gotta be love.

© 2013 ck’s days

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The First Gift of Christmas by ck

A Few More Words

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3 thoughts on “What Christmas means to me

  1. I think everyone has a negative and a positive view of Christmas. We have to make it what it means to us, because it’s difficult to avoid it entirely. I can remember when I was part of that church that went to great lengths to avoid it – which I thought was a bit silly. Fine if you don’t agree with it, but there’s no need to try and pretend it’s not happening! People went to so much trouble to avoid being invited for Christmas dinner by family who weren’t part of their belief, that they ended up inviting other church members round to dinner – no Christmas trimmings, but there was turkey meat involved. Mm…. somehow I think they just recreated Christmas dinner in their home with only people that thought like them. Might have been better to have just had Christmas dinner with their family, and not left them feeling rejected. Kind of a bit weird really, and a little two faced – or possibly just very naive. My family was much more relaxed about it all – we just didn’t tell anyone that someone had kindly given us a very large Christmas pudding, and we enjoyed it! 😉

    And there’s always got to be love – all year long! 🙂

  2. That’s interesting about the church you grew up in trying to avoid dinners. I often wondered how that was handled 🙂 As for me, I’m pretty thankful for our Christmas dinners growing up. They are some of my favorite childhood memories I have. I still love Christmas and Christmas dinner – though it is definitely different. Like you said, we have to make it what it means to us. For me, a big family Christmas dinner is a huge part.
    And yes, love should be all year long – but I think we need this extra focus on it at the end of the year. To remind us, “Oh yeah, I’m supposed to be loving you.” haha! “)

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