It’s Christmas Once Again!

Well, it’s that time of year again!!! Commercialism, red jumpers, turkey, crazy family feuds, presents, Santa Claus, snow, wine, pudding, brussel sprouts, church, mistletoe, carols, the film, ‘It’s a Wonderful Life(1946), the song, ‘I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas’, etc etc. IT’S DEFINETELY CHRISTMAS!  I enjoy this season every single year!

Where Did The Idea of Decorations Come From Anyway?

I haven’t put my decorations up yet, even though the shops, neighbours and shopping malls have. The weirdest decoration that i saw was a DIY Christmas tree in which someone literally used a ladder and then attached all sorts of decorations to it. They didn’t even paint the ladder green!

Question…..what happens if you eat Christmas decorations? You get tinsel-it is. Hahaha!

Germans were apparently the first to use decorations on their trees. In the 16th century, during the Renaissance, devout Lutheran Christians brought pyramids of wood into their homes, decorating them with evergreens and candles. German immigrants then brought the practice to America. The royal family in the UK celebrated the practice, and from then on local businesses started the commercialism, where the ornaments from Germany sold fast.

A few representations of the Christmas ornaments are as follows:-

The holly decoration represents, immortality, the crown of thorns and the shedding of Jesus’s blood.

The mistletoe decoration represents the symbol of love, that comes from God who is love.

The evergreen decoration symbolizes perseverance and resilience to adversity. Jesus reminds us to persevere to the very end!

Candles and lights represent Jesus Christ as the Light of the World. We too need to be light to others!

Bells were part of the attire of the Jewish priests, reminding us that Jesus is the High Spiritual Priest in which comes much joy.

The wreath has neither a beginning or end, symbolizing God Himself.

Angels symbolize the presence of God, so that we can obey and praise Him.

Who Says That Jesus Was Born 25th December Anyway?

Matthew 2:1 Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea. 

A Roman Christian historian dated Jesus’s conception March 25th, so adding 9 months for Jesus’s birth in December 25th. In 336AD the emperor Constantine choose the 25th for political purposes, so that the pagan established celebrations would be weakened. Some scholars speculate and believe that Jesus was born in the early spring, closer to Easter.

Date of birth of Jesus

There is no date of Jesus either in the gospels or in historical references.

What Are Some Christmas Symbols?

  1. The star that goes on the top of the Christmas tree!  MATTHEW 2:2  They asked, “Where is the child who has been born to the king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose. Now we have come to worship Him.” JESUS IS THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD, A SHINING HOPE TO ALL OF MANKIND!
  2. The candy cane, in the shape of a shepherds crook represents bringing back the lost lambs into the fold. JESUS IS THE GOOD SHEPHERD, BRINGING LOST HUMANS BACK INTO A RIGHT RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD.The red stripes on the candy represents the blood Jesus shed for everyone and the white is for the purity of Jesus.
  3. Santa Claus represents St Nicholas who wore red and went about loving everyone.
  4. Gifts and the giving of gifts is the symbol of love and kindness. ROMANS 6:23….But God gives you the gift of eternal life. That’s because of what Christ Jesus our Lord has done.  
  5. There are numerous songs and films that always remind us of the Christmas symbols. MARIAH CAREY ‘THE STAR’, The film ‘CANDY CANE CHRISTMAS’ is showing all season long. Who doesn’t love the song ‘SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN, by MICHAEL BUBLE. ‘THE CHRISTMAS GIFT’, the made for television drama starring JOHN DENVER is a warm tale of human relationships.

Why is Santa the Anagram for Satan?

Well, they both come from extreme temperature climates with helpers. They both love the colour red. What is the flying reindeer all about? When did they grow wings? What is even the difference between an elf and a gnome?

I’ve not yet read the book by John Milton ‘PARADISE LOST’.  

In the book, Satan rebels against God determining to corrupt all human beings for his evil purposes, having balance for both himself and his fallen Angel’s!

What an interesting book! There are many different perceptions of Satan…..he is a fallen-angel, he is strong, he has great abilities as a leader, he is the serpent of hell, he masquerades as a humble cherub, a bird, a toad and a snake. He believes that Earth is more beautiful than Heaven and lives there on the planet. He is so intelligent that he is blinded by God’s grace and cannot repent of his evil vanity proud past, and therefore is condemned eternally by God.

Where Did the 12 Days of Christmas Originate From?

Most people have heard of the song, ‘On the 12th day of Christmas my true love sent to me’

In Christian theology,  the 12 days begins on December 25th and runs through to January 6th, with the coming of the Magi, the 3 wise men.

The 12 days were really to help Christian’s who were being persecuted for their faith in God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit.

Two Turtle Doves – The Old and New Testaments

Three French Hens – Faith, Hope and Charity virtues

Four Calling Birds – The Four Gospels

Five Golden Rings – The ‘Pentateuch’, the first 5 books of the Old Testament(man’s fall from God’s grace)

Six Geese-a-Laying – 6 days of creation

Seven Swans-a-Swimming – The 7 gifts of the Holy Spirit 

Eight Maids-a-Milking – The 8 beatitudes 

Nine Ladies Dancing – The 9 fruits of the Holy Spirit 

Ten Lords-a-Leaping – The 10 commandments 

Eleven Pipers Piping – The 11 faithful apostles

Twelve Drummers Drumming – The 12 points of doctrine in the Apostles Creed

The partridge in the pear tree is Jesus Christ!

So Christmas is next week. Enjoy the celebrations with family and friends and try not to forget the true meaning of Christmas!

Here’s a poem that i’ve written about Christmas. Enjoy everyone!

              *•x°YULETIDE CELEBRATION~IT’S THE FESTIVE SEASON °x•*

CHRISTMAS COMES BUT ONCE A YEAR☆FAMILY AND FRIENDS JOIN IN THE CHEER,☆WANTS OF CHILDREN EVERYWHERE 

HORRIBLE COMMERCIALISM YOU SHOULD HATE*SPENDING LOTS OF MONEY BECAUSE OF A DATE*RUSHING AROUND THE SHOPS, IT’S NOT TOO LATE

REMEMBER THAT THIS IS A CELEBRATION☆RISEN CHRIST FOR ALL GENERATIONS☆OVERCAME ALL OF THE EVIL TEMPTATIONS

IN THE WORLD OF ENTANGLING SIN TODAY*JESUS, HE IS THE LIFE, TRUTH AND WAY*TO TAKE US TO HEAVEN, ETERNAL HOME ONE DAY

THE CHOICE OF GREED DEBAUCHERY AND PAIN☆IS JUST HISTORY REPEATING ITSELF ALL OVER AGAIN☆WHAT WILL ALL THIS MATERIALISM REALLY GAIN

THE NATIVITY PLAY OF COURSE WILL BE SUCH A JOY*TELLING THE BIRTH OF JESUS, MARY’S HOLY BOY*CHRISTMAS TREE~GIFTS~SNOW ANGELS~AND LOVELY TOYS

MIDDLE OF WINTER THE KING OF KINGS WAS BORN☆REMEMBER HIM ALWAYS, DAY NIGHT AND MORN☆AND PRAY TO OUR LORD JESUS EVEN AT THE BREAK OF DAWN

ALWAYS REMEMBER THE LOVE OF JESUS CHRIST*ALL ALONE PAID THE FINAL SACRIFICE*SO THAT SOMEDAY WE TOO ALL SHALL RISE

SONGS OF THE SAINTS WILL SURELY NOT DEPART☆MAKE ROOM FOR LOVE’S PEACE TO DWELL IN THE HEART☆SPREADING FAITH, HOPE AND LOVE AS THE NEW YEAR BEGINS TO START

             *•x°YULETIDE CELEBRATION~ENJOY THE FESTIVE SEASON°x•*

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