Wednesday, November 07, 2012

The Christmas Season

Are you all ready for Christmas? Without a doubt for me the Christmas season is the best time of the year and yet for many years we struggled to get pass it. Yes, I know that now Christmas is highly commercialized but that is not what Christmas is all about. To put it in very simple terms Christmas is the annual commemoration of the birth of Jesus Christ and to do this we have come out with many customs and traditions not celebrated by one or two people but by billions of people around the world.

There is a warm and fuzzy feeling I get througout the entire season. I love to also live the Christmas season through my kids and grand kids and hope that in some way we all get past the hoopla that comes with it and just share the love and goodwill that surrounds this important celebration.

There are many traditions such as hanging Christmas lights, getting a Christmas tree to decorate, sing Christmas Carols, exchange gifts, and eat lots and lots of delicious food but I have a tradition of my own that I adopted and that is to watch as many Christmas movies as I can. The reason for this is that the majority of them have a positive message and in many cases are inspirational and most of the time I end up by myself watching as many as I can.

In previous years I use to set my DVR on overdrive to record all the Christmas movies on Lifetime and Hallmark channels and kept watching the recorded movies well into January or February, but I no longer have the luxury of a DVR and my current cable plan doesn't even include the Hallmark channel so last year I had Christmas movie withdrawals.

Well, this year it seems this won't be a problem. Thanks to Netflix I am already on my 8th or 9th movie this year so far and counting, and I already am in a Christmas mood.
The Advent and Christmas season is also a busy season for our church choir and I look forward to it. I think of Christmas as the best time of the year to share life with family and friends and just as Christmas is the best time of the year in the economy representing a big part of any business yearly revenue, it should also create a sort of spiritual revenue in our souls to carry our love and goodwill for one another until the next Christmas season.

My wish for you is that no matter how you stand economically this Christmas season, you get to enjoy the magic of the season by counting your blessings and realizing that the best things in life are free.  Visit your local church and attend the Christmas mass and then just celebrate with a wonderful Chrismas dinner in the company of your family.

I hope you all get into the Christmas spirit.



ChrisJ said...

Whoa...nice post Jose, but I'm not ready to think Christmas yet. Still it's nice to be reminded of how much this time of year means to so many people. So...Merry Christmas, Jose, my first of the season!

Jose said...

Hello Chris, long time no see. I do understand that we still have Thanksgiving first but just getting a jump start on feeling good and sharing the goodwill. Merry Christmas to you too!

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