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Christmas is here! It is time for family and for Jesus. This is the most important holiday.

Christmas occurs on December 25, and it is an annual celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, who would later die to give us life, and would rise again from the grave so that we could also do so and join him in Heaven. This holiday is celebrated by both Christians and non-Christians, and it a joyous affair that everyone should take part of.

There are Christmas trees (see my earlier post for more information), there are presents (my family has lots of them, and this tradition probably came from the Wise Men’s gifts to baby Jesus),  and (for some) there is the thought of Santa Claus coming down the chimney. In my opinion, Jesus is much more important than Santa Claus, and, just like the Easter Bunny, Santa Claus serves to many as a replacement for Jesus in yet another holiday. I am sure that the Christian St. Nicholas would not want that. We should focus on the presents that Jesus gave us- those of hope, the Holy Spirit, and unbelievable love and forgiveness.

Christmas is definitely time to celebrate. It is the holiday I look forward to and reflect upon the most, and even for those who don’t or can’t celebrate Christmas, this is also a holiday of love and hope.