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Merry is as merry celebrates (standard:humor, 913 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Dec 18 2011Views/Reads: 955/1083Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Although I may look a little stodgy on the outside with a few gray hairs blossoming on the top, I still know how to celebrate, and this is the time of the year to do that sort of thing. I love a good Christmas celebration.
 



Although I may look a little stodgy on the outside with a few gray hairs
blossoming on the top, I still know how to celebrate, and this is the 
time of the year to do that sort of thing. I love a good Christmas 
celebration. 

For the last few years, I have never had to check my calendar to know
when it is time to celebrate the Christmas season. It seems that the 
Thanksgiving turkey always gives rise to what I shall refer to as the 
Holiday Turkey. No sooner is my Thanksgiving turkey resting snugly 
inside of me when the Holiday Turkeys begin their assault on Christmas. 


Do not let this get out, but I love it. 

Some people are quite offended when these Holiday Turkeys begin their
assault on Christmas. I would be insulted if they did not. I expect 
them to attack anything to do with Christmas. It just goes to show that 
the Christmas story has not lost its offense. 

Those of us who celebrate the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ embrace
this time of the year with a great deal of joy and praise. After all, 
we are celebrating the fact that Jesus Christ came into the world to 
save sinners. What better message to celebrate at this time of year 
when most people are having a difficult time. 

Don't get me wrong here. I believe in celebrating Jesus Christ every
day. There is something special about setting aside one day out of the 
year to recognize his birth. I do not worship the manger nor do I 
venerate the three wise men. I do, however, appreciate the fact that 
Jesus Christ came into this world and it certainly is my privilege once 
a year to celebrate His birthday. I know He was not born on December 
25, but it is the thought that counts. 

Even those who do celebrate Christmas sometime celebrate the wrong
thing. People who do not have much money spend themselves poor getting 
Christmas presents for their family, and then they spend the rest of 
the year trying to pay off those purchases. That is a nice gesture but 
that is not the reason for the season. Instead of spending money this 
year for your family, why not spend a little time with them. That will 
do more good than something you buy in the store that will be obsolete 
by the time they open it Christmas morning. 

Then there are those who take this time of the year to do nothing but
party, party, party. By party, I mean getting so inebriated they have 
no idea what they are doing or saying. Many people will die during the 
celebration of Christ's birth because of some intoxicated driver. 

This is not the reason for the season. 

You can always tell the quality of a person by what they celebrate and
how they celebrate. Of course, the Holiday Turkeys will accuse me right 
here of being judgmental. Perhaps they are right. 

What is wrong with a little bit of being judgmental? 

Why is it we can be judgmental in every area of our life except those
areas that are matters of life and death. 

My doctor is so judgmental that sometimes I would like to punch him in
the nose. What right does he have to tell me that I have something 
wrong with me? Well, he's the doctor. How many people have shortened 
their life by not listening to their judgmental doctor? 

Some alcohol-saturated person will challenge me and say, "You have no
right telling me what to do. I'm going to have a good time. Don't you 
judge me." Then they get smashed, jump in their car and end up killing 
some young family coming home from a Christmas party. 

That certainly is not the reason for the season. 

The Christmas season is not the season to get so drunk you do not know
what you are doing that you hurt other people and it is not the season 
to spend yourself into the poor house for the next year or so. 

The Christmas season is the season to celebrate God's answer to man's


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