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Why Do I Love Christmas?

Hello! Welcome Back! Well, it’s official Christmas is in just one week. I feel like every year it just creeps up on us quicker and quicker. I have mixed feelings about that because obviously I love Christmas so I love that it’s so close but also it feels like the Christmas season passes so quickly that I hardly get time to enjoy it. As I get older I feel i have less time to do some of my favorite Christmas activities. I have yet to make sugar cookies, I don’t think I’ve watched a single Christmas movie, even though I did an entire post on my favorite Christmas films. I haven’t even wrapped a single present, nor have I used hardly any of my Christmas candles, I need at least another month of Christmas please. Now that I’ve probably given you some sympathy stress from all the Christmas things I have yet to do, let get into today’s post. As I’ve already said in this post and in almost every other post this month, I love Christmas, but why? What about Christmas makes it my favorite time of year?

I’m not shy about saying that I am a Christian, nor am I shy about how important Christianity is too me personally. My religion is the biggest reasons why I love Christmas. While Jesus wasn’t actually born on Christmas ( I think he was born in like July?) this time of year makes me feel closer to him. I do my best to always feel strong in my faith but, knowing that this time of year signifies when my Lord was born has not lost it’s magic on me. I don’t think it ever will honestly, because I’ll never be able to fully comprehend the fact that God literally put his only son on this Earth for me. You always see things like “Keep Christ in Christmas” and while I am completely understanding that some people aren’t religious, I do think it’s important to remember the reason you celebrate this holiday. It’s not about the amount of money you spend on a gift, it’s not about gifts at all. It’s about family and spreading kindness. It’s important to remember those that don’t have as much as you do at Christmas and that you do your part in making their holiday season more enjoyable. For me, angel trees or donating to a food bank are an act of keeping the spirit of Christ in Christmas but, you can also look at it as just an act of kindness. I could get all sappy about how much Christmas reminds me of my love for Jesus but, you can read more about that in my post on How I live for God because otherwise we’d be here for ages. To sum up the religious part of why I love Christmas, it reminds me of the comfort I get from believing in God and allows me to really reevaluate if I’m truly living my life by His will. Which then allows me to adjust and realign myself with His plan for the coming year.

Another reason I love Christmas is because of Santa. Yes, I, a 24 year old grown woman just said that a reason I love Christmas is because of Santa. Before anyone rolls their eyes at how silly I sound let me say, I do know Santa isn’t actually real but I like to believe in him. I try my best to look on the bright side of things and not let negativity consume me but, sometimes you can’t escape just how awful this world is. With things like pointless terrorist attacks, greedy politics, deteriorating living conditions for animals and humans and unexplainable natural disasters this world can really make you depressed. I think it’s nice to believe that their is this jolly old chubby guy whose whole life purpose is to bring joy to people. I believing it’s important that we keep this sense of a child like mind or else this world could become soul crushing. I will say though, as an adult I don’t think you should use the thought process of “If I’m good all year I’ll get a bunch of presents” because that’s not what it’s about. You should just be a good person because that’s the right thing to do. However I do think that the idea of Santa is a good opportunity for children to learn that if you’re a good person and you’re kind, it will pay off in the long run. Have you seen how some little kids look at Santa? ( not the ones who are crying, the happy ones) They have this magic in their eyes and I think it’s important to hold onto that.

The final reason I love Christmas so much is because of the lights. Clearly I am all about my comfort and feeling cozy, and string lights give me that comfort. There is really nothing I love more than driving home after a long day at work and seeing all the string lights lining all the houses. Seeing everyone’s creativity come out and how they choose to showcase their home is always so exciting for me. Again, I am going to go back to the magic that is all around at Christmas and the lights just add to that, it’s like they are Santa’s fairy dust that he sprinkles over everyone’s house. There is this sense of warmth and community when you travel through your neighborhood on a cold winters night and see all the lights people have strung. I especially love when you can see into someone’s front window and see how they have their tree decorated. I know that sounds a little creepy but, I feel it gives you a view into that family and it’s just nice to imagine the family decorating it together.

There you have it, that’s why I love Christmas so much. If I’m being honest whether it’s the lights, the magic of Santa, the birth of Jesus or something completely different there are plenty of reasons to love Christmas. What is your favorite thing about the Christmas season? Is it the food? Is it spending time with your family? Is it going to church? Let me know down in the comments! Also, leave me your favorite family tradition at the holiday’s down in the comments, I would absolutely love to hear from you guys. Not long now till Christmas…Thanks for stopping by, until next time

Be Nice. Be Good.

Mich. x

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Simply Michelle

Hi! I’m Michelle, but you can call me Mich. I’m just your normal 24 year old trying to figure out life and thought I’d share some of my experiences and interests with the world. This blog will cover all things under the sun from makeup favorites to mental health to religion and everything serious or not so serious in between! I want us to build a little community filled with love and support so please leave me comments and hit that follow button on your way out. This blog has a very special place in my heart and feels like a important part of my path in life so I hope you stay a while and check out what it’s like to be Simply Michelle.

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31 Comments

  1. I love the whole atmosphere during Christmas, the lights, the food, spending time with close ones, it makes me happy! xx

    1. that all sounds so wonderful, i hope you have a great christmas xx

  2. Chloe Jane says:

    This is a great post ♥️ Christmas is magical, and I love all the lights too, I love walking through town and seeing all the shops and houses decorated with Christmas trees and fairy lights! For me as well it means I can travel back to my family home and spend some lovely days with them 🥰

    Chloe xx
    http://www.chloechats.com

    1. Yes! seeing all the stores and parking lots have their Happy Holiday decorated up makes me so excited each year, I hope you have a magical christmas chloe. sending lots of love ❤️

  3. This is such a lovely post Mich! Christmas is such a wonderful time to be with our families and spread joy and kindness. I love your description of Santa: a jolly old chubby guy whose whole life purpose is to bring joy to people. Aww yes, I love going for a walk in the evening, wrapping up warm and admiring all the pretty Christmas lights, it’s such a cosy feeling. Thanks for sharing lovely, hope you have a fabulous Christmas! <3 xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

    1. Thank you for reading! I’m so glad you enjoyed it. I hope you have a wonderful christmas as well. sending lots of love to you bexa❤️

  4. Lisa's Notebook says:

    Oh, this is lovely, Mich. I love Christmas too but mainly because Flora gets so excited. She still believes in Father Christmas – just – and seeing things through her eyes is the greatest thing. I can’t wait for some proper family time and meals together. Your Christmas sounds wonderful, I hope you have the best time 🙂 xx

    Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com

    1. I can only imagine how excited she gets. I hope Santa brings her everything on her list as i’m sure she’s top on the nice list. Have a great Christmas with your family as well Lisa xxx

  5. Creative Nails says:

    This is a lovely post, I agree that it is lovely walking/driving down the roads and seeing all the pretty lights. It’s great how different everyone seems to do it! I’m not sure what my favourite thing about Christmas is – there’s so many things! I do really enjoy the family time, and sitting down and playing the board games together. That is definitely a highlight of the holiday 🙂

    Amy,
    https://creativenails.uk

    1. yes completely agree amy! last year my mom and I sat and worked on a puzzle which was really heartwarming to spend that quality time with her. it was a highlight of the day for me. have a great holiday xx

  6. Lovely post – I too have my faith and Christmas reinforces my belief that God gave his only son as a gift to us all. To me, the story of the nativity is the great story ever and even at my age it still feels so magical, especially when delivered by children. Hope you have an amazing Christmas x

    1. Completely agree james! I think it’s cool that the nativity story is the first of the New Testament and we hear it at the very end of the year feels like a nice refresh to get us ready for the new year. God bless and merry christmas xx

  7. Suzanne Kopecki says:

    Lovely post. I admire your reasons for loving Xmas. I hope that you have a wonderful Christmas.

    1. thank you so much, greatly appreciate that. i wish you a merry christmas with your loved ones xx

  8. rioribaya says:

    Christmas is definitely worth the stress, rush, and tasks!

    -Rio, http://www.rioribaya.wordpress.com

    1. completely agree, thank you for reading. have a wonderful christmas xx

  9. Such a lovely post, what you said about Santa was so cute! I really feel like the older I get, the less I enjoy this time of year. It’s so sad but I’m just not excited how I was when I was younger. For me it lost the sparkle when all of the childish elements of Christmas disappeared. We don’t have any kids in our family either so there wasn’t any way of stretching that out longer. It’s nice to see other people so excited about it, it makes me think I might get some of that sparkle back…maybe not this year though, it’s getting kinda late… x

    Sophie
    http://www.glowsteady.co.uk

    1. I have to say my best friend having a little girl who is under 2 years old really helped keep the spirit alive for me this year. my parents also still sign presents from santa even though we’re all adults so that helps as well. i hope you have an amazing christmas sophie xxx

  10. Thank you for sharing! I love Christmas, to me it’s a whole feeling and this post completely captured it!

    1. that’s so kind of you to say, thank you! i hope you have a magical christmas with your loved ones xxx

  11. The fairy lights and bringing in a tree so the wood spirits are happy, that’s Christmas to me, and family x

    1. I love that, i’ve just started burning a christmas tree scented candle in my room and forgot how much i love the scent of them because we’ve had an artificial tree for years. have a lovely christmas debbie, send love to you and your family xxx

      1. Merry Christmas Michelle and Happy New Year xx

  12. Christmas is definitely like a comfort blanket, for me. I love being able to spend the much needed time with my family and childhood friends. It’s a great way to reset before the new year.

    Alana| SolelyLiving.com

    1. I couldn’t agree more, I hope you have a great holiday with your loved ones. thanks for reading Alana xx

  13. Simply Chloe says:

    Great post! I love Christmas too but I’ve been so late Getting things done this year it’s crazy. It’s like I’m in the Christmas spirit but have no motivation to actually sort things out that I need to 😂 Hopefully I’ll do it soon! X

    1. i’m exactly the same way! i’ve wrapped like two presents! starting to stress me out how much christmas i need to pack into this weekend lol! xx

  14. I love Christmas. It’s all about the family for me xxx
    Have s fabulous holiday x

    1. thank you! i hope you have a great holiday as well! xxx

  15. My favorite thing about the Christmas season is being able to celebrate my faith (with the Winter Solstice) but also still honor the traditions and beliefs of family and friends who invite me to their Christmas parties. It’s one of those times when we can all agree that the season is one of warmth and love and generosity.

    1. absolutely, you can still celebrate your faith while being respectful to others. I actually tell all my customers “enjoy your holiday” instead of “merry christmas” because I don’t know what they celebrate

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