Repost: Merry Chistmas, Happy Holydays

(This is a repost of a blog written last December 17,) The holiday season is upon us.  It does start earlier and earlier each year – at least in the stores.  In the good old days, you didn’t see Christmas decorations until Thanksgiving.  You didn’t see Halloween stuff in the stores until October.  Well, it’s […]

I Saw a Christian Christmas Play That Terrified Me!

Children’s Christmas Pageants are supposed to be uplifting.  They usually embrace some kind of definition of the spirit of Christmas – Christian or secular.  This can take the form of a telling or reliving of the Christmas story of the birth of Jesus or some version of a secular Christmas tale. In December, our church […]

Merry Xmas – I Mean, chi mas, I mean Χριστός mas, I mean Christmas – Part 2 — And Happy New Year!

In the last post, the meaning of Xmas was discussed.  As it turns out, Xmas is not an attempt to take Christ out of Christmas, but the Greek letter chi standing for Christ.  We then talked a bit about the usual anti-Christmas stuff that goes on.  The premise was that God, the Creator of the […]

Merry Xmas – I Mean, chi mas, I mean Χριστός mas, I mean Christmas – Part 1

Many people get themselves in an uproar when someone uses the abbreviation Xmas.  To them, it symbolizes the effort to remove the Christ from Christmas – if not to obliterate Christian overtones to the holiday.  And clearly, there are those who use Xmas with that intention. It seems legitimate for committed Christians to get exacerbated […]

Happy Holidays – I mean Merry Christmas

The holiday season is upon us.  It does start earlier and earlier each year – at least in the stores.  In the good old days, you didn’t see Christmas decorations until Thanksgiving.  You didn’t see Halloween stuff in the stores until October.  Well, it’s a lot different now. The store displays relating to holidays are […]

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