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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?

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  1. sha566

    Posted by sha566 on December 14, 2013 at 19:00

    Where in the Bible is the story of Jesus’ birth??

    • Cami

      Posted by Cami on December 16, 2013 at 05:50

      The most detailed account of Jesus’s birth is in Luke chapters 1 & 2!! 🙂

  2. SomethingGoodCanWork

    Posted by SomethingGoodCanWork on December 13, 2013 at 16:37

    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.

  3. coolnavina

    Posted by coolnavina on December 12, 2013 at 19:38

    Our Loving Christ !

  4. nerdyburdy01

    Posted by nerdyburdy01 on December 12, 2013 at 16:35

    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.

  5. IdaPahus

    Posted by IdaPahus on December 11, 2013 at 00:51

    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!

  6. murphylauren15

    Posted by murphylauren15 on December 10, 2013 at 16:58

    Awesome list of ideas! 😀

  7. Eurydice

    Posted by Eurydice on December 10, 2013 at 16:47

    As someone who recognizes and respects diversity, I will continue to say, “Happy holidays.”

    • Crossed1996

      Posted by Crossed1996 on December 12, 2013 at 13:51

      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.

      • Eurydice

        Posted by Eurydice on December 12, 2013 at 15:40

        There is no “War on Christmas,” only progress toward respect for diversity.

      • Crossed1996

        Posted by Crossed1996 on December 12, 2013 at 13:57

        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

  8. gracedgirl

    Posted by gracedgirl on December 10, 2013 at 15:57

    These are great ideas! I like to give back to my community.

  9. TrustingThroughTrials

    Posted by TrustingThroughTrials on December 10, 2013 at 15:31

    I like this, I do these things but I do want to try all the more to emphasize this year how very important Christmas is because of Jesus and nothing else:)

  10. Paris

    Posted by Paris on December 10, 2013 at 15:24

    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.