Christmas Is A Big Deal
To you Christmas may just be another holiday that you get off work, but it is a big deal. Christmas is the day we celebrate the birth of Christ.
If your child only knows about Christmas because of Santa, you are missing the mark. I remember one year when I was in Baraboo, I sat on the bench in the Wal-Mart and I asked parents if I could ask the kids a Christmas question as they walked by. I asked all the kids the same question. “What Is Christmas All About?”
You wouldn’t believe it but I did not get one child to say it was the birth of Christ. The responds were, “lots of gifts, Santa Claus, Christmas trees, snow, lots of food,” and on and on but nothing about Christ. What is happening to our young people that they don’t know the true meaning of Christmas?
I have never criticized parents who talked about Santa to their kids but I have always told them they need to include Christ in their Christmas story about Christmas.
What would your kids or grand kids say if you asked them, “What is Christmas all about?”