Diary entries relating to "Christmas"
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Christmas is a feeling, more than anything. Whether or not we celebrate the date of Jesus' birth in the right month (we don't) or if the Bible describes the scene correctly (most theologians say it doesn't), we want to feel happy and in a giving mood at this time of year.
Christmas decorations and lights help with this--they're...
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Every year, when Thanksgiving rolls around, I begin to get nervous, because--in many ways--I really do hate Christmas. I hate the awful canned music one hears in stores. It's bad enough when they massacre the old-fashioned carols, but when they play "upbeat," modern Christmas tunes like "Jingle Bells," or "Frosty the...
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Clement Moore wrote these immortal lines: "'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse." If only that was true!
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
A few years ago, I kept seeing billboards saying "Put the Christ back in Christmas" (objecting to the shortened term "Xmas," and to the secular "Santa Claus" celebration of the holiday). This never made any sense to me, because I think it's clear that there are at least three Christmas celebrations: The Christian one...