Christmas!

Christmas is my favorite time of the year. A lot of people ask me why, and so I thought a blog post to explain why was a good idea.

There are many reasons why I love Christmas. One of the reasons I love Christmas is that almost everywhere I look there are decorations such as lights or nativity scenes. I love to look at these displays because they always seem to add ‘joy’ to the house. I say joy because I don’t know what other words would better describe it.

Another reason I love Christmas is that God sent us his son Jesus! This is by far the more important reason to celebrate Christmas. One of my favorite things that my family does is that on Christmas day before we open presents we read the Bible story of the birth of Christ. My parents have always made God a priority in our lives, I am so thankful because that influence has guided me to where I am today.

Lastly, I love the music. I love walking into a store and hearing the Christmas music playing. I love listening to the kids at church sing their songs for the Sunday school concert and I love having Christmas music blaring in my car. The thing about Christmas music is that it is so cheerful that it is hard not to be in a good mood when listening to it.

I want to end this post by saying that I know that not everyone out there gets to enjoy Christmas this way because maybe they don’t have money or maybe their parents aren’t loving. I don’t know where everyone one is at in life and my prayers go out to those less fortunate. This is the very reason why I try to do something to make the less fortunate joyful at Christmas. My friend has a charity that collects gifts and food and hands it out to families that can’t afford it. This year I helped collect gifts. It was cold and sometimes not that fun, but if it means that someone that can’t afford Christmas gets Christmas I say it was worth it. I encourage anyone reading this to find a charity like this in your local area and donate or volunteer.

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