The True Meaning of Christmas

There are a number of Christmas movies that I enjoy, however I must admit there are 2 that I hold above all others.  The first is “It’s a Wonderful Life” and the second is “A Charlie Brown Christmas”.  I believe that both these movies really help to remind us of what Christmas is about.  

The first movie reminds us what is important in life (family, friends, neighbors vs. presents, wealth, etc.) and the second reminds us the reason for the season – that God sent us his son to save us because he loves us.  After watching A Charlie Brown Christmas last night, I really can’t get Linus’ speech out of my head today, and I must admit I am happy for this.  I wish more people would realize the excess and extra just does not matter.  What matters is remembering why we celebrate Christmas and that we should be spreading kindness and love to our friends and family.

From: A Charlie Brown Christmas.

Charlie Brown: Isn’t there anyone, who knows what Christmas is all about?!

Linus: Sure Charlie Brown, I can tell you what Christmas is all about. Lights please?

And there were in the same country shepherds, abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them! And they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, “Fear not! For, behold, I bring you tidings o great joy, which shall be to all my people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ, the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you: Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.” And suddenly, there was with the angel a multitude of the Heavenly Host praising God, and saying, “Glory to God in the Highest, and on Earth peace, and good will toward men.

That’s what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown.
 

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