Christmas: A Celebration of Love, Joy, and Warmth

Christmas is not a celebration of consumerism, materialism, and capitalism

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The true meaning of [a secular] Christmas is family, friends, and loved ones. Photo by S&B Vonlanthen on Unsplash

Christmas is a special time that brings families together, fills our hearts with joy, and reminds us of the true meaning of love. It is a season filled with festivities, decorations, and the spirit of giving. It is a time of peace and goodwill and a time when we can show our love for one another.

“Christmas is not a time or a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.” — Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens’s timeless classic, “A Christmas Carol,” beautifully captures the true essence of Christmas. He reminds us that Christmas is a time of peace, goodwill, and spreading love and joy. By being compassionate and showing mercy, we can create a warm and welcoming atmosphere for all.

Dickens’ story emphasizes the importance of kindness and generosity and reminds us that it is never too late to turn things around. He teaches us the power of redemption and that, with a bit of effort, anything is possible.

“Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.” — Norman Vincent Peale

Norman Vincent Peale’s quote reminds us of the magical transformation that Christmas brings to the world. It softens our hearts, making everything around us more beautiful. Christmas brings a sense of warmth and serenity, allowing us to appreciate the simple things in life. It reminds us that even amidst the chaos, there is still beauty and love to be found.

Peale’s quote also encourages us to take time to reflect on the true meaning of Christmas, which is the birth of Jesus Christ. This birth symbolizes hope, peace, and love, and it brings people together to celebrate. Christmas also encourages us to be kind and to give to others, which is another aspect that makes it such a wonderful holiday.

It took me nearly a lifetime to realize the true meaning of Christmas. When I was growing up Christmas was about family, this is the common interpretation of Christmas in society. But when I moved out on my own I stopped celebrating Christmas, but not…



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ElbyJames is an American disabled combat vet exiled in the UK & a free speech absolutist. He’s an occasional Top Writer