- Holidays and Celebrations
Ti's the season of Christmas
Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas
When you think of Christmas time do you think of the limitless amounts of hours you will spend shopping for gifts? Or preparing for meals or being with family. Christmas, just the word feels limitless, doesn't it? It makes you think of limitless amounts of happy things, doesn't it? Eating good food, opening presents the list goes on. Do you like the snow that comes at Christmas time? What do you think of when you hear the word, "Christmas" over the years since Christmas has begun, things have changed. I know that when I was growing up, with my family, you like to go to the children’s Christmas Eve mass at our church. Christmas is one the high masses of the year at any church and for me, it isn’t Christmas unless I go to mass. Not everyone does that, however, but that’s okay, to each his own. How has Christmas changed over the years, in the beginning, it was all about the religious aspect? Wasn’t it? Or was it all about the limitless amounts of gifts people think they should have? Ask yourselves these questions and decide. Christmas is not supposed to be about limitless amounts of gifts its supposed to be about family and Christ.
Christmas is different for everyone that is why it is limitless or at least that is why it feels limitless to me.
As I grew older and Christmas came and went, I noticed some things. It used to be all about the religion years previously but as I got older it was more about the gifts than the religious aspect. At least that is what I noticed, I always looked at it the religious aspect before I looked at the gifts of Christmas though. Now everything is about gifts, and getting rather than giving to the homeless or helping out the poor, who can’t have what we can have. Why not help out a soup kitchen over the Christmas holidays.
When did Christmas become so materialistic? It has stopped being about the family aspect anymore it’s about the gifts. Most of which the kids play with for three weeks and then they discard them. What happened to time spent with family playing games, laughing and telling stories. Although telling stories doesn’t happen much anymore, the playing games and laughing do. Most of the time now people just watch television or do their own thing if they aren’t playing games. At my house on my dad’s side of the family, we celebrate Christmas on Christmas Eve.
When we celebrate Christmas on Christmas Eve, we have a huge seafood meal, then we play games and talk until midnight. At midnight we open gifts that were brought for us from our aunts and uncles on my dad’s side of the family. So it is not so materialistic for us, like hey we eat and open gifts and then it’s over, no we eat, dinner at five o’clock and dinner lasts two hours or more, then we play games until midnight and open gifts, we sometimes continue our games, and hang out until two or three in the morning. On Christmas morning we spend the day with our immediate family and maybe even our grandparents and family on the other side depending on what they have planned sometimes we do that on Boxing Day, or we did when we were younger now we just celebrate Christmas day with our grandparents.
This is just what happens in my family, other families might be different what do you do for Christmas with your families? What do you think of Christmas? Is Christmas fun for you or is it a lot of work? What do you like about Christmas?
Christmas can have a limitless feel to it depending on how many family members you see and what you do during your Christmas holidays. At least that is what I think don't you agree? Spending an overabundance of time with family and friends laughing and having a good time. That is what it is all about, isn't it?
The limitless feel that Christmas can have is amazing, you feel so much more uplifting during the Christmas season which is a sign of limitlessness, yes the Christmas season can be very busy but once you stop and look around at everything that it has to offer what do you feel?
Think about it, do you feel relaxed and at ease during the Christmas holidays or do you feel stressed? What about when everything is done and you are sitting down with your family to a nice meal, or you are sitting in front of the twinkling lights of the Christmas tree? Do you feel limitless doing that? Or is it the opening of Christmas presents Christmas morning and the speed of it that makes you feel limitless?
The Christmas season seems to go by limitlessly fast and once you blink it is gone don't you agree? But it takes a limitless amount of time to prepare for the season of Christmas but once Christmas is here, it feels like no time at all has passed and it's over. Do you think that Christmas feels limitless or have you even thought about it?
With how fast Christmas goes away because of how busy everyone is it doesn't feel limitless, but when you slow down and look around at all the things it has to offer, that is where the limitless feeling sets in. Christmas gives off the feeling of limitless happiness and love, from family and friends. It is limitless because when you open your Christmas gifts whenever you do that whether it is Christmas eve or Christmas day or both, it is like time stops while the paper is being taken off of a package. At least that is what I feel it is during Christmas. It is not limitless in some aspects because it goes by so fast but when you really think about it, there are parts of it that are limitless.
For Italians, for example, the Christmas meal is limitlessly long two or three hours long to be exact I am Italian and that is how long it usually is every year, and for us to be sitting at the table for that length of time it feels limitless. Has Christmas season ever felt limitless to you?
What is Christmas to you?
It's The Christmas Season
Christmas is all about fun, excitement, and love for your family and friends. It about stopping and looking around at all the pretty colors. Christmas is for relaxation and not, just the gifts and running from store to store shopping. Not taking the time to look at everything that is around you that is supposedly a symbol of Christmas. Instead, all people care about is the gifts instead of spending the time with family and friends laughing and talking which is what Christmas is supposed to be all about. It is supposed to be limitless fun to have with family and friends not spending money. The Christmas season feels limitlessly long but we should be looking at it as being a great time to get back in touch with family and friends.