Well it’s that time of year, Christmas Day. The day adults have been waiting to hurry up and get here so they can stop worrying about buying gifts, so they can get past all the wrapping paper thown everywhere, so they can make Christmas dinner and just get it over with. It’s also a time when kids wake up before the rooster crows, asking to get their stockings and see what santa brought. It’s also a time when everyone sits down together as a family and open gifts.
Now if you are christian or even if your not but you believe in God, then this is also the day to celebrate Jesus’ birth. A time of reflection and renewal of the spirit. Though whether you believe in him or not it’s also a time to gather around the tree as a family, open gifts, and give thanks to everyone. In today’s high paced, electronic society, this can be a rare moment for most families. It’s a chance to bond, laugh, eat together and drink some spiked egg nog for which the rest of the year there never seems to be enough time for.
Unfortunately over the years we have gotten so worried about offending people and those who don’t believe in God that most have gone to saying “Happy Holidays” instead of “Merry Christmas”. It’s the only holiday we do this too. Personally I don’t subscribe to this. Those who do believe have as much right to say “Merry Christmas” as those who don’t believe say “Happy Holidays” and no one should be getting offended because someone’s beliefs are different from their own. Last I checked it was a semi-free country.
So in closing I would like to say MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY HOLIDAYS to everyone who believes in God and to those who don’t. I hope everyone has a blessed and joyful day with your family and friends.