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    5 Ways to Put Christ Back into Christmas

    Ladies, Christmas is a wonderful time of year, from the music, lights, tree and decorations to family gatherings and, of course, the presents! But what about the real reason we celebrate Christmas?

    Unfortunately, in this era of commercialization, along with a secular desire to push God out of everything public, the birth of Jesus Christ doesn’t seem to be at the forefront of Christmas. If your desire is to put Christ back into Christmas, check out the following five ways you can accomplish this!

    1. Give. In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: It is more blessed to give than to receive.” (Acts 20:35) Christmas is a great time for giving. So besides the usual gift-giving to family and friends, consider giving to a child in need. Find a giving tree with gift ideas for needy children. Add a few more toys to your gift list and put them in a Toys for Tots drop-off. Volunteer at a soup kitchen. There are so many ways you can remember others this time of year.
    2. Forgive. For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. (Matthew 6:14) Christmas is a great time to set those grudges aside. Forgiveness is not an easy thing to do, but if Christ can forgive us of our sins, then who are we to deny forgiveness to others?
    3. Say “Merry Christmas!” What is this season about if it’s not about the birth of Jesus Christ? Why does the holiday even exist? This is why we celebrate, so let us remind everyone that it’s Jesus’ birthday. Wish everyone a blessed and merry Christmas!
    4. Go to church. Christmas is about Christ, so take a moment out of your day to worship Him.
    5. Read the story about Christ’s birth. The Night Before Christmas is a popular book to read on the night before Christmas, but what about the story of Jesus’s birth? Christmas is not about presents and Santa; they’re just a fun bonus. So let’s focus on what really happened the night before Christ was born.

    PI Girls, what do you do to put Christ back into Christmas?

    T.M. Gaouettehttp://www.tmgaouette.com
    T.M. Gaouette is a freelance writer, ghostwriter, blogger and fiction novelist. She was born in Africa, brought up in London and is now living in New England with her husband and four children. Devoted to Him, Gaouette is dedicated to glorifying God through her stories for teens and young adults. T.M. Gaouette is the author of "The Destiny of Sunshine Ranch" and "Freeing Tanner Rose," Christian novels for teens and young adults. She's currently working on completing her upcoming novel -visit tmgaouette.com for more on her Christian fiction work. Connect with her on www.facebook.com/TMGaouette and https://twitter.com/TMGaouette .

    14 COMMENTS

    1. I do all of these things! 😀 When I get up on Christmas day,I always say thank you to God for letting Jesus be born before I open any gifts. I just want us to start praying as a family on Christmas again. We did all the time,but we haven’t done it in a while.

      • I can tell you respect the diversity of other people, and that’s fine, but Christ is more important than any human. Christ IS God. We need to love God above all else. Sometimes that means straying away from everything the media says, and right now society is telling us to keep our faith to ourselves and keep CHRIST out of the holiday season. CHRIST is the reason for CHRISTmas. I have never met one person (and I don’t see why) anyone would be offended by someone saying “Merry Christmas.” I get offended when the store managers and schools try to tell the teachers and us students that the teachers HAVE to say “Happy Holidays” and not “Merry Christmas,” or that our CHRISTMAS break (while it’s during the week of Christmas) has to be called a “winter break,” and then how my sister is in a club to beautify the school, and they can have a countdown calender, but it has to be a countdown to “Winter Break” and can’t be a countdown to CHRISTMAS. I think all this stuff makes the one who matters most (Jesus) more unhappy than any non-christian would get for you saying “Merry Christmas” to you. I bet if you said “Merry Christmas” to a non-Christian, they would probably not be offended, but rather think, “I don’t celebrate that, but thanks anyways, I hope you have a good Holiday,” I know that’s what I would be thinking if someone told me “Happy Hanukkah” or something else. No one is going to be offended by your saying “Merry Christmas” and if they are, who cares, at least you’re glorifying God.

        • BTW, excuse me for some of the errors,
          Corrections:
          * I haven’t met one person (I don’t see why one would be) who is offended
          * more unhappy than any non-christian would get for you saying Merry Christmas to them

    2. Yeah, it`s so important to keep Christ in Christmas the person this season is all about!! We need to celebrate the birth of Jesus, not ourselves or material stuff!! And to make His birthday a great one, not for us, but for Him!

    3. Every year, me and my little sister bake Jesus a birthday cake. We buy different colored frostings and icings and paint all sorts of things from the story of his birth. It always involves a manger, a few stars, lots of angles and Mary and Joseph and Jesus himself :3. I believe in saying Merry Christmas, and even though I go to a public high-school, we sing hymms at the Christmas concert.

    4. When I was younger, I would draw a picture of the nativity every Christmas and have my mom hang it up. That’s something I’d really like to do again. It’s fun to see how my drawing skills have changed, not to mention it’s a great way to slow down and really focus on Jesus’ birth.

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