Why I Love Christmas

We love Christmas too!  Ho Ho Ho
We love Christmas too! Ho Ho Ho

The meanings of Christmas are many. How brightly they blend into our lives as we share something special all across the miles and years. One of the things that I love about Christmas is seeing the kids with their bright eyes and happy smiles.

In our preschool, we always teach the kids the Christmas Alphabet Song which I am pretty sure you are familiar with. It goes like this:

  • C is for the candy trimmed around the Christmas tree
  • H is for the happiness with all the family
  • R is for the reindeer prancing by the window pane
  • I is for the icing on the cake as sweet as sugar cane
  • S is for the stocking on the chimney wall
  • T is for the toys beneath the tree so tall
  • M is for the mistletoe where everyone will kissed
  • A is for the angels who make up the Christmas list
  • S is for old Santa who makes every kid his pet

    Be good and he’ll give you everything in your Christmas alphabet

Now that we are older, I realized that my Christmas Alphabet remains the same in some aspects and yet have expanded and deepened in other aspects. I now share to you the reasons why I love Christmas.

I love Christmas because there's plenty of chocolates, candies and the cute vision of little elves carrying candy canes. I love the wonderful feeling of receiving Christmas cards from friends in far away places. In fact, I still have with me a box full of cards that I have received all these years. And I love hearing and singing Christmas carols. I would spend my mornings having my very own personal show - Christmas concerts in the comfort room! Well, the last time I checked, nobody has yet filed a complaint of noise harassment. So I'm safe.

I love Christmas because of holidays and Christmas breaks. Being in a school setting, we don't have problems filing for a leave because we are all forced to have a vacation. Lucky for me! I love Christmas because it's a time to share happiness with those you love, lots of hugs, and to experience hope from heaven above.

I love Christmas because of Rudolph, the red-nose reindeer. He reminds me of everyone who feels odd and different (even feeling left out in many occasions) and yet is special in every way. It makes me recall all the wonderful times when someone kind and caring would reach out and make all the “Rudolphs” in the world feel important.

I love Christmas because of all the sweet things that are there for the taking. There’s plenty of icing on cakes and yummy ice cream. And more importantly, beyond all that is the joy of giving and receiving an inspiration- the sweet nourishment for our hearts and souls.

I love Christmas because of jolly Santa Claus and red stockings hanging on the fireplace as the kids wonder what gifts await them. And no matter how young or old we are, nothing beats the delight of receiving a surprise from others or giving a neat surprise of our own.

I love Christmas because of family traditions – a time to share, to bond and to show how much we care. I love browsing through the toy shops, watching the twinkling lights and watching kids running around the Christmas trees.

I love Christmas because of baby Jesus in the manger, of mothers, fathers and wonderful memories (like attending mass where we prayed as one family) to warm the heart. I love Christmas because of the gift of miracles when God sent his son to remind us that there will always be peace found in His love.

I love Christmas because of angels of heaven and earth. Angels who touch, guide and inspire us in the little and big ways. Angels in the form of a pet, a child, a friend, a family member, even a stranger on the street. Angels are among us.

I love Christmas because it makes me smile as I sing songs and share stories all night long. When I look up at the sky, I smile as I see the stars up above for I remember a long time ago, love came down on Christmas day and changed my life.

Well, and that’s why I love Christmas. Wishing you a merry and blessed Christmas.

By: Michelle Simtoco

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BDazzler profile image

BDazzler 8 years ago from Gulf Coast, USA

May this hub cause ripples of Christmas Joy!


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Storytellersrus 8 years ago from Stepping past clutter

Inspirational message that brought a smile to my face this morning as I prepare to welcome my college kids home in little over a week- yay!!! Thanks.


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dayzeebee 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

HOHOHOHO Merry Christmas Ripplemaker! Boy talk about spelling out the love Christmas brings. You sure did a good job here -- ending with links to your favorite Christmas hubs.LOL. The joy of little Michelle emanates in this hub and I feel like playing in the snow with you and the other Charlie's Angels. We will make that happen soon. Happy Christmas:)


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Lgali 8 years ago

very good hub check my hub as I have some gift ideas


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ripplemaker 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hi Bdazzler :) that's a beautiful Christmas wish! Thanks :)

Hi Storytellersus :) Yay for you. LOL I remember it was always good to go home and be with mom and dad during christmas. :) To joy and excitement.


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ripplemaker 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Dayzeebee, I was laughing as I imagined you in a loud voice saying HOHOHOHO! :) Good thing I was able to spell it right. Hahaha Well, I would like that tremendously, playing in the snow with the Charlie's Angels. That sounds great! :) Happy Christmas to you too.

Hi Lgali, ok thanks :)


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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

I'm here and I'm ready to play in the snow, HOHOHOHO!

Great idea for a Christmas hub ripplemaker. Many of the things you love about Christmas are my love too. The love of children, CHOCOLATES, Christmas cards and carols, christmas lights, trees and miracles to name a few. But my Heart sprang forth when I read your Christmas H; Happiness, Hugs, Hope and Heaven. You are all of those and more to me. Thanks Sis!


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VioletSun 8 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

I caught the spirit of Christmas from you. I love Christmas because it casts a magical touch to Earth- with the twinkling lights, the cheer, the food, the love.


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ripplemaker 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hi sis Dottie, that would be fun! Hohoho Hmmm... I see CHOCOLATES in bold letters - hahaha you have such a sweet tooth to match your sweet heart :) Thanks for all the love.

Hi VioletSun, yes somehow it does -- feel magical. It's my favorite season of the year. Sending you lots of Christmas cheer. Feel like playing too? Hohoho


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Juliet Christie 8 years ago from Sandy Bay Jamaica

L ove your article and I love Christmas because I cook lots of food and invite friend and family over


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ripplemaker 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Yummy...yes food glorious food! Hahaha Enjoy...


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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Beautiful hub, Michelle! Christmas is the only time that I actually like snow (as long as I don't have to drive in it). Softly falling snow on the exterior Christmas lights and decorations is soooo beautiful. Get carols playing in the background and it can bring a tear to your eye. The whole season just has its own special feel to it and everyone seems to be happier and kinder. The whole world gets "softer" for a day or two. I can't imagine life without it.

So, are we building a snowman first or a snow fort?

Thanks for the link, too!


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Anamika S 8 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

Wonderful Hub! I love the Holidays of Christmas!


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Lgali 8 years ago

nice hub x mas time check my hub related to xmas

http://hubpages.com/games-hobbies/What-Weird-Chris...


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G-Ma Johnson 8 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

I tried 3 times now and it wouldn't go through....in short...it was a great hub as usual and loved the side pix...You are a very special lady...Merry Christmas and Happy New Year my dear....G-Ma :o) Hugs


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ripplemaker 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hi Shirley, I am smiling at your comment. Yes, that would be the right word..."soft" as the spirit makes everyone become kinder and more giving. :) I want to build a snowman first please!!! LOL

Merry Christmas Anamika and Lgali! :)

Hi G-Ma, this one finally came through. LOL Hugs to you G-Ma. I truly wish you a beautiful Christmas. :)


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SweetiePie 8 years ago from Southern California, USA

What a sweet and positive hub. I love decorating around this season too :).


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Nayberry 8 years ago from nayphat@yahoo.com

I love this hub, but then again I love quite a few of your hubs. You are a true poet. I can see the beauty in you through your hubs.

Tootles!!


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Rob Jundt 8 years ago from Midwest USA

What a great hub with a positive message! May every day be like Chistmas in the heart! -- Have a great Christmas!!


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ripplemaker 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hi SweetiePie, let's decorate and sing too. C'mon... LOL

Hi Nayberry, thank you so much for the lovely comment. I am touched. :) Wishing you a wonderful Christmas.

Hi Rob, to your family from my heart, more love as we celebrate Jesus- the reason for this season :) Merry Christmas to you! :) Hohoho


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compu-smart 8 years ago from London UK

Hiya ripplemaker.

You just keep on flowing!! This is a wonderful, funny, interesting cute hub! a must dig:)

I dont want to spoil the mood, but i could actually write a hub, "why I hate Christmas"..maybe next year, but id rather want to love it by then...


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Mr Nice 8 years ago from North America

Hi ripplemaker, Great alphabet story about Christmas. An early Merry Christmas and a happy new year for you and everyone dear and near one's to you.


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ripplemaker 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hi, Compu-smart! YOu have every right to write a hub on why you hate Christmas? LOL Yes, since I cannot tickle you...I wish you would love it by then. :)

Hi Mr. Nice, merry merry christmas to you too :) Have fun!


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compu-smart 8 years ago from London UK

I wont write it! but if i did you would tottaly understand ripple maker!

I hope your wish comes true:)


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BDazzler 8 years ago from Gulf Coast, USA

Compu-smart - May God grant that your heart be filled with Joy and Peace - even this Christmas! And I am, of course, still praying for you. Ripplemaker -- your ripples of Joy continue!


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BDazzler 8 years ago from Gulf Coast, USA

Oh, yeah --- keep it up!


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Dorsi 8 years ago from The San Francisco Bay Area

Christmas is an awesome time- I love Rudolph too! And the love that God gave us is the best gift of all in his son Jesus!

Beautiful hub!


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compu-smart 8 years ago from London UK

BDazzler, that is soo kind of you! really! thankyou!

:)


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ripplemaker 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Thanks BDazzler for leaving a trail of joy :) Compu-smart, I give you more hugs! :-)

Dorsi, great to hear from you! Rudolph and Jesus for Christmas LOL Yes, love to be simply happy!


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Charia Samher 7 years ago

It's already September, I can now feel the spirit of Christmas. I love everything about Christmas, even the traffic and the Christmas rush! LOL!


Jessica 7 years ago

I love Christmas time!! and I love what you wrote. =) It is November and I'm ready to begin decorating NOW.


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Tga 7 years ago

It is really a wonderful explanation of Christmas. Good. I love Christmas.


Ty 7 years ago

I love Christmas and the joy it brings... In that spirit here's my new favorite little Christmas movie that's only 8 minutes, has won a bunch of awards and will put a smile on every Christmas lovers face! It's called The Gift Wrapper and I'm sending it out as a video email Christmas card this year...

Merry Christmas!


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Charia, Jessica, Tga and Ty, glad you love Christmas too! LOL Keep radiating your love this Christmas and always :)


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Peter Denly 6 years ago

wow! Thanks for sharing information. Happy Christmas!


me 6 years ago

You three percent who don't absolutely love Christmas... You Suck!!! How can you hate Christmas???


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ripplemaker 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

May I ask..why are you so mad at the world? :( That makes me sad. I hope you are okay. Hugs and blessings to you.

Peter, I never got the chance to wish you happy Christmas. Hope you had a great one. :)


Macy 6 years ago

That's Really Good, Merry Christmas All!


Marcell Hoyte 6 years ago

I love Christmas!!! Next to Thanksgiving, it is my favorite holiday. I wish you all a Merry Christmas and joyful New Year!

Thanks for sharing.

Marcell Hoyte


Ben 6 years ago

I love Christmas because of; its commercialism, optimism in the face of really bad (but sometimes romantic) weather, presents, food and also as an excuse to party! :D

ohhh and the decorations too! :P


Toni Hertz 5 years ago

being such a festive spirit i thought you all might like my new Christmas song!

You can hear it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lSl3-3Exyo

Have a very Merry Christmas

Toni


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida

What an uplifting, joyous article. It makes me long for Christmas to come sooner. It's my favorite time of the year.


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teaches12345 4 years ago

Couldn't have said this better. It's my favorite time of year for the reasons you listed above. Love the way you used the letters of Christmas to list the many joys of the season. Be blessed with joy!

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