Christmas time is a time of celebration. It is a time to get together with family and friends. It’s a time to remember how blessed you are to have had another year of life. It is also the time to start buying gifts for your family and friends. Christmas light will be starting to pop up on your street and all around your neighborhood. There will be hordes of people trying to buy just the right gifts for their loved ones.
You’ll start hearing Christmas music. Do you start listening to Christmas songs in early November or do you wait until December? I normally wait until after December first to start listening to Christmas music. What’s your favorite Christmas song? One of my favorites is “On This Very Christmas Night” by the Tran Siberian Orchestra.
What are some of the traditions that you and your family celebrate during the holiday season? Do you go caroling with a group of friends or people from your church? Do you go help care for the homeless, or bring clothes to those who are less fortunate? My family and I often go see Christmas lights around our city and then go see Christmas lights and decorations downtown. My dad often puts up our Christmas tree and the Christmas lights over the few warmer days that we get in late November, or early December.
My mom starts decorating the house in early December. Our praise team starts singing Christmas songs at church in late November, when we start preparing for Advent. We lead worship at the 5p.m. service on Christmas Eve. Normally, the church is filled with over 200 people on Christmas Eve.
Some of my other Christmas traditions include listening to “The Time, Life and Treasury of Christmas” and “The Child of The Promise” CDs.
We also go to my grandmas on Christmas morning to open presents. Going over to her house was and is one of my all-time favorite traditions. We normally rotate who hosts Christmas every year. Sometimes we end up hosting it at our house two to three years in a row. Who hosts Christmas every year in your family?
The most important part of Christmas is celebrating Jesus’ birth. We get so busy with the rush of the holiday that we forget to focus on Him. We get so caught up in buying gifts and getting our house ready for Christmas that Jesus is often overlooked as the reason for the season.
Jesus’ birth paved the way for everyone who believes in Him to be saved and eventually go to Heaven. Unfortunately, the world thinks it’s all about the gifts and the decorations, when it’s all about focusing on how important Jesus is in all of our lives. As much fun as it is decorating our homes and spending time with our loved ones, let us never forget the true reason for every Christmas season.
Lexie Wohler is a repeat guest blogger with The Unsanity and you can find some of her previous posts here, along with her author bio and social media links.
Such a lovely post to read! I’m usually the person that starts listening to the same Christmas songs all over again somewhere halfway through November up until January even! One of my favourite Christmas songs is definitely “Shake Up Christmas” by Train. Every year I usually put up the Christmas tree in our house during either the last weekend of November of the first weekend of December. It usually depends on when the 1st of December comes! Every year, my mum and her sisters switch roles on who hosts the Christmas Dinner. This year it’s my mum’s turn and I’m excited to help her out cooking. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas time! 🙂
Lots of love,
Chloë – lifethroughmydarkbrowneyes.com
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I love that song as well! I’ve had my tree up since November 23rd 😀 I just couldnt wait to get it up and we had alot going on recently so it was the best option for us at the time to get it done early. My husband and I now have a tradition that we cut down our own tree and haul it home! ❤