Who Started This Christmas Stuff?

  1. A woman was out Christmas shopping with her two children. After many
    hours of looking at row after row of toys and everything else imaginable;
    and after hours of hearing both her children asking for everything they
    saw on those many shelves, she finally made it to the elevator with her two
    kids.

    She was feeling what so many of us feel during the holiday season
    time of the year. Overwhelming pressure to go to every party, every
    housewarming, taste all the holiday food and treats, getting that perfect
    gift for every single person on our shopping list, making sure we don't
    forget anyone on our card list, and the pressure of making sure we
    respond to everyone who sent us a card.

    Finally the elevator doors opened and there was already a crowd in
    the car. She pushed her way into the car and dragged her two kids in with
    her and all the bags of stuff. When the doors closed she couldn't take it
    anymore and stated, "Whoever started this whole Christmas thing should be
    found, strung up and shot."

    From the back of the car, everyone heard a quiet calm voice respond,
    "Don't worry, we already crucified Him." For the rest of the trip down
    the elevator it was so quiet you could have heard a pin drop.

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    :Holly2: Don't forget this year to keep the One who started this whole
    Christmas thing in your every thought, deed, purchase, and word. If we
    all did it, just think of how different this whole world would be.
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   Roy Fokker
    "Don't worry. We already crucified him".

    Heh!

    Goes along with Deb's signature line of "Christmas children isn't a date. It's a state of mind".
  4. by   jnette
    Quote from Roy Fokker
    Goes along with Deb's signature line of "Christmas children isn't a date. It's a state of mind".
    So true. I love that line. :Holly3:
    Last edit by jnette on Dec 10, '05
  5. by   Jessy_RN
    Beautiful reminder. Thanks for sharing.
  6. by   kitty29
    When I got up before work today I was watching a thing about Christmas celebrations in Europe with Rick Steves...and found something out I didn't realize: That Christmas was first celebrated Dec. 6 (or was it the 8th) in honor of Saint Christopher...and Marten Luther worked to have it changed as a celebration of the birth of Jesus on what we now call Christmas.

    It was interesting to see what others do differently yet the same at Christmas time.

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