Because "There's a lot of bad isms and one of the worst is commercialism," I don't want to keep on blogging about Christmas sales. There still are some, my ebooks are all $0.99 until the new year and signed paperbacks are $8.00 through the same, but I don't want that to be the purpose of this post. Because that's not what Christmas is about.
Christmas is a special time. We tend to think of Christmas as a time to get presents. A time for Santa. A time for busy stores. A time for getting together with relatives. A time for putting up the Christmas tree. For watching loads of Christmas movies. For nutcrackers and Grinches.
I like our Christmas tree. I like gift giving. I like Christmas movies (though to be honest, I'm kind of picky about them). I like spending time with family. But that's not what Christmas is all about.
Christmas is about the greatest gift ever given in the history of the world. God's gift to us. His gift of His only begotten Son, who died to take away our sins.
Amidst all the commercialism and Santas, there's one Christmas special, miraculously still on TV, that actually tells what Christmas is all about. Have my favorite part of my favorite Charlie Brown.
This Christmas season, don't get so caught up in Christmas presents and worldly traditions that you forget what it's really all about: Jesus Christ. The Savior.
For unto you is born this day a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.
That's what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown.