When Christmas lands on Friday, it only makes sense to do a Friday Favorites Christmas edition.
Merry Christmas from our little family!!
Favorite Christmas Tradition: staying in pajamas all day long. No exceptions, even when we go out to deliver gifts to our neighbors. It represents such a comfortable and relaxed day, which is what I love!
Favorite Christmas Carol: “Joy to the World.” Christmas can so easily turn into a holiday of stress or sorrow, but this song reminds us to be JOYFUL. The Lord has come! Despite any circumstance, Jesus’ birth gives us a joy that can overcome all other emotions.
Favorite Christmas Movie: White Christmas! It may not be as well known as some of the other Christmas classics, but Danny Kaye and Bing Cosby put on a great show! “I’m dreaming of a white Christmas…”
Favorite Christmas Food: I’m going to go with my favorite for this year specifically, because there are just too many delicious Christmas recipes to choose from. I made a Chai Snow Party Mix to give as gifts- a perfect mix of Chex, white chocolate, almonds, coconut, and chai spices. We had to bring the snow somehow! I’ll take it in coconut form anyday!
Favorite part of the Christmas Story: Christmas is a celebration of Christ’s birth. Even though we have to be “polically correct” these days and bury the true meaning beneath Santa, presents and snowmen, the true meaning of Christmas will always be the miraculous birth of our savior. Luke 2:7 says, “And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.” This verse has significant meaning to me because it makes me question whether there is room in my heart for Jesus. Am I open and welcoming his birth, or am I too busy with baking, shopping and sending out Christmas cards (that haven’t been mailed quite yet)?
Christmas isn’t quite over yet. Remember to make room for him today in the midst of everything else.
What are your Christmas favorites??
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This year, since we are unable to go to church for various security reasons, going to Church on Christmas eve and on Christmas Day would be one of my favourites. I read so many posts about Christmas but rarely do I see one which quotes the Bible or the meaning behind the real Christmas. Most of the time, we strive hard to be politically correct and not to offend anyone but we can state what we believe in, without offending.
Agreed! It is definitely possible to express personal beliefs without offending people and I strive to accomplish that. I am sorry that you were unable to make it to church this year, but the important thing is you celebrated Christ’s birth and what it means to you… no matter where that may be!
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There is nothing offensive about expressing your true beliefs. It only becomes offensive when you expect everyone else to share them. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!
Well said, Lydia. Happy Hanukkah to you, Matt and Asher! I loved seeing pictures of Asher’s new castle!