Monday, December 18, 2006

Monday Question of the Week . . . Traditions


Today, in the United States the Christmas season has come to represent much more than the birth of Jesus Christ. Beyond the commercial trappings of Santa Clause and gift giving, the Christmas season is about spending time with our families and the traditions, old and new, that have come to represent what Christmas is really all about to us. With Christmas only a few days away what are the Christmas and Christmas Eve traditions, both religious and not, that you look forward to the most?

6 comments:

Pappy McVulgar said...

I love the commercial marathon that began at Halloween for us to consume as much as possible so that we may express how much we love those that love us. I almost forgot about baby Jesus.

I also enjoy the vigil on Christmas Eve.

And Egg Nog!!!

Stushie said...

If you want to see what the Spirit of Christmas to come has in store, check out the following link...

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20061219/od_afp/britainchristmas_061219003159

And remember Scrooge's words: is this what shall be or what could be?

Stushie said...

I hate it when these comment boxes cut off the long web links...if you visit my web profile and go to Heaven's Highway, you'll find the full link there!

Anonymous said...

I love going to Christmas services. I love being with my family in Virginia and I love being with my community in Pittsburgh. We moved a lot, so "set traditions" of doing things aren't really there, but my mom puts up the creche and little villages live all over our living room.

John Shuck said...

My favorite tradition is to read the Christmas messages on Presbyterian Bloggers. A Happymerrysolstihannakwanzamas to Miranda for managing this site! I am also oddly pleased that Shuck and Jive is permanently "updated" while others are not. And yet...I still feel...somehow...different.

Love,
John

Stushie said...

I love it when Christmerce ends at the closing of the stores, and Christmas begins with the opening of the churches for late night services. Only then do I feel the peace of Christ has come.