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.