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A compelling hub about Christmas being truly celebrated as it should be

Updated on December 20, 2012
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Hub response to fellow hubber LaurinzoScott

This is a powerful message of a hub you recently wrote (located on image below), and very well put LaurinzoScott. This goes to show that its not always about the amount of contents one places into an article, but more about what's actually in it.

I sense you have a desire for the superficial world to no-longer be the focus, and for people to awaken to the more spiritual aspects of such a traditional belief and holiday.
I actually grew up roman catholic, and I do know that many people don't care to celebrate this holiday worldwide and its their prerogative, and as they say "it's to each ones own".

This is LaurinzoScott's hub article & link below to get there

What To Get Jesus for His Birthday!
What To Get Jesus for His Birthday! | Source

As a youth I had doubts

Since my youth I chose not to practice such a faith, and my mother stopped celebrating the Christmas holiday, and soon began to celebrate Kwanzaa. I learned from this experience as a youth that holidays are whatever you choose them to be, for yourself and for your family.

Many of them have lost their true historical connection and authentic values, such as your hub illustrates and tells of such a well known reality.

I agree with you Laurinzo, that if something at all in life is to be worshiped or practiced, it shall only have its truest effects on people, if and only if they do such a thing as its intended to be. Now, today I choose not to ignore such a holiday though, and even if my mother prevented me from celebrating it as a child.



A depiction of the Nativity with a Christmas tree backdrop
A depiction of the Nativity with a Christmas tree backdrop | Source
The famous Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree in New York City
The famous Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree in New York City | Source

Gift giving

I do give gifts to my loved ones today, but only things that they are in dire need of, so this to me reinforces the true spirit of Christmas, which is love of self, of family, and for others worldwide. This love extends itself outwards to others, and when we share with one another so selflessly as the Three Wise Kings had done for Jesus.

This is what I believe is what Christmas gift giving is about, but commercial society and greed has surely taken us all away from the prime objective & as you stated the celebration of Christ's birth.

Many Christians and Catholic's do indeed celebrate it as its once been done in ancient times as well, but its not every church that conducts such religious traditional ceremonies.



Merry Christmas! bro, and a Happy New Year to all!!



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      Mike Pugh 

      5 years ago from New York City

      Thanks @rcrumple, I love this holidays season, and when family comes together. Let's hope this new year brings in the cheerfulness, love, and happiness that this wondeful moment in time truly represents.

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      Rich 

      5 years ago from Kentucky

      The true spirit of Christmas is what the day's all about. Good to see you keep it in your heart, my friend. I wish the best of peace, love and happiness to you on this eve of eve's. Merry Christmas, Mike!

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      Mike Pugh 

      5 years ago from New York City

      @always exploring, Yes indeed I love this holiday and for the sake that it is filled with love of family, and even that of strangers, I just wish it was like this each and every day.

      Thanks for that awesome comment, I definitely know what it means for sure, being happy I'm alive to celebrate anthing is enough. Have a good one Ruby.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Awesome Mike, The true spirit of Christmas is giving and sharing but remembering what the season really means.

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      Mike Pugh 

      5 years ago from New York City

      @Sunnie Day, thank you for that awesome comment, yup its Christmas time and the season to be giving.

      So I'm just doing what I always do for others here and elsewhere, but this time a found a single hub that tops many of the more honest and true ones when it comes to such a message it does indeed deliver to us all.

      Laurenzo definitely deserved the boost, with that one.

      Merry Christmas Sunnie, and may all your wished come true this new year coming!

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      Mike Pugh 

      5 years ago from New York City

      @tillsontitan, Thanks for the cool comment, and for haring with me during this very festive moment in time. Yes Christmas is ringing its awesome bells all over the Internet today, and definitely on hubpages.

      I truly love it! Can't wait to see my brother and his new born baby for the very first time, and that will be our best Christmas gift ever this year.

      Happy Holidays Tillsontitan, to you and yours & Merry Christmas.

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      Mike Pugh 

      5 years ago from New York City

      @Faith Reaper, thanks and I am so glad that you enjoyed this very hub here, I had to write it for Laurenzo, because his article touched my heart too.

      Have a good one Faith, and I know you doing all that you can to give to others and may god bless you this holiday season to have the best, and loads of love as well. Merry Christmas!

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      Mike Pugh 

      5 years ago from New York City

      @diane woodson, thanks for being so thoughtful to share your insight and kind words with me here, that was so nice of you. Have a wonderful! Christmas time and New Years celebration.

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      Sunnie Day 

      5 years ago

      This is a wonderful hub about a wonderful hub Mike. It is so great that you took the time to focus on Lorenzo's hub highlighting some very important ideas concerning Christmas. Your heart is amazing! The spirit of Christmas is alive and well in Hubville!

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      Mary Craig 

      5 years ago from New York

      This hub reverberates Christmas all over hubville! Your selfless act of helping another, your beliefs about the true meaning of Christmas...your wonderful words. I admire you and this hub! Voted up and beautiful.

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      Faith Reaper 

      5 years ago from southern USA

      I almost missed this one, as for some reason, of all things, it went to my junk mail! A couple of others' hubs did as well, so I am glad I checked it, and received a blessing from reading your hub and sharing about another cool hubber too. You always bring it home.

      My sweet mother always says that too, "To each his own," is how she stated it.

      Yes, that is the true spirit of Christmas . . . to give selflessly no doubt, just as Jesus did. My heart is always filled with much joy when I see you actually writing the Name of Jesus or write something about the Bible! You are the best.

      Voted up +++ and sharing.

      God bless you. Merry Christmas.

      In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      diane woodson 

      5 years ago

      I like this one allot Cloud, Have lots of happy times this year and keep giving us these inspiring Hubs. I am glad you wrote this, all of us should remind ourselves of the real Christmas meaning, which is God, not our material longings! blessed holiday to you and yours.

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      Mike Pugh 

      5 years ago from New York City

      Hey Bill, its definitely a cool thing indeed to read a persons hub entirely and especially when we can completely relate to it all, then to turn our massive response to them into a hub to help them out. Also to create a ground for others to discover, and pass it on into further discussion is so super cool indeed.

      I'm so glad to be of service to my fellow hubbers who definitely go the extra distance here for me, oh yeah!

      Thanks bro for the cool comment as we both are doing super things here on hubpages, and it feels good.

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      Bill Holland 

      5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Awesome hub and awesome writer and you, Mike, are awesome for highlighting Hubbers and trying to help them out. That my friend speaks volumes about you.

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