(These pics are from decorating the trees the day after Thanksgiving.)
In today's society, any news more than 30 minutes old is old news, so I'm sure you've heard all about the billboards in New York, the ones put up by atheists declaring that "nobody" needs Christ during Christmas. This makes me so sad. You see, for me, Christmas is all about Christ. It's a celebration of the birth of my Savior, Jesus Christ.
It's not about Santa or an elf on a shelf. It's not about fancy meals, cookies, or candy. It's not about spending time with family. All of those things are nice, and I enjoy them all during the Christmas season.
I'm not perfect (far from it), so I'm not going to be all pious and say that every moment of every part of Christmas is spent reflecting on Jesus. We do try to incorporate Jesus as our reason for celebrating Christmas as much as possible. When we decorate the trees, the first ornament that goes on is a nail. This nail represents the nails that were driven into Jesus' hands as he was nailed to the cross. We go to church on Christmas Eve for a wonderful service where we sing about Jesus' birth and listen to the Christmas story from Luke.
I can't imagine Christmas without Christ.