We all have our favorite holiday. My favorite holiday is Christmas, but why? Today I will explain why it is my holiday.
The spirit of Christmas is quite strong in many ways. You taste, hear, smell and see Christmas. You taste Christmas through Christmas dinner and, you hear Christmas through Christmas music, you smell it through baking Christmas cookies, and you see Christmas through Christmas movies and the decorations. The spirit happens in more ways. It celebrates the birth of Jesus. See what I mean.
The decorations exist in multiple ways. The decorations of Christmas are the outdoor decorations, the ones on the trees, and the ones spread throughout the house. They are completely beautiful to look at.
There is a reason why we give Christmas presents on Christmas. It is because the Wise Men gave gifts to Jesus on his birth. I love helping wrapping the presents. Then on Christmas day, I love opening mine up and seeing what I got. The stocking is always the first thing I open- all because I am the first on to wake up.
Christmas movies- they are fun to watch. For as long as I can remember, I have watched “A Christmas Carol” (The George C Scott Version) every Christmas season. I love watching other Christmas movies such as Elf and White Christmas for instance. There are others I do love watching- for instance. This year, I am watching one more thing- but it is not a movie.
Theatre- I brought this up in this post because I am seeing a musical this Christmas Season. As some followers may or may not, I am a part of Club Blume, a young adult group who loves theatre, who does get discounts of musicals. I am going with them to see A Christmas Story Musical on December 5th. Some years, I have seen The Nutcracker.
Family and Friends- This is another part of the spirit of Christmas. Christmas is also about being with family and friends.
Candlelight Christmas Eve Service- This is my favorite Church Service of the year. It starts at 10:45 P.M. That sounds quite late to have a church service, but that is so worth it. Regular church services just use the organ, but this one combines the organ with trumpet and the harp. Then at “Silent Night”, the lights are dimmed, and the candles we were handed out at the beginning of the service are lit through help of the acolytes. What I love about the service starting at 10:45 P.M. is that it ends when it is Christmas. This service is very special to me.