so many holiday questions!

As Christmas draws near, my poor blog gets neglected even more than usual.

It’s the hustle and bustle time of year.  I think about writing a blog post while I’m in the middle of doing something else, and never seem to get around to typing it and hitting publish.

Why is it that we get so caught up in the holiday season?

Why is it that we will spend hours writing and sending Christmas cards to friends and family that we don’t see or talk to at any other time of the year?

Why it is that we will spend days baking treats for everyone at Christmas without doing it all through the year?

Why is it we will spend an inordinate amount of time and money buying Christmas gifts for people when we don’t give them gifts throughout the whole year?

Why is it we will read the story of Jesus’ birth from the Bible on Christmas Eve when we don’t read the Bible any other time of year?

Why is it we tell children Santa Claus is watching them only in December and no other time of year?

Why is it we gather with friends and family for festive parties around Christmas and not many other times of year?

We should send greeting to our friends and family throughout the year, especially those we rarely see, to let them know we’re thinking about them.

We should bake treats throughout the year to let those we bake for know we’re thinking about them today, not just at Christmas.

If we see something we know a particular loved one would like, we should buy it for them and give them a “just because I love you” gift.

We should read the Bible every day, especially to our children.

Children should know Santa is watching them every day of the year.

We should have more parties throughout the rest of the year.

We should have the Christmas spirit every day of the year.

Why can’t every day be like Christmas?

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4 Responses to so many holiday questions!

  1. melsar93 says:

    I see the point you are making, but the literal answer to this question is because we would all be exhausted all the time. This holiday stuff is a lot of work.

    • Seashell says:

      True, but I think a little bit here and there is doable, rather than saving it all for the holidays. Perhaps if people did that, they wouldn’t be so inclined to do the massive pre-holiday preparations and the real meaning of Christmas wouldn’t be lost.

  2. barb19 says:

    If we did these things spread out over the year, it would be more enjoyable to everyone, rather than cram it all in a few days.The whole meaning is lost, there is too much pressure to ‘get things done’.
    It means so much more when a gift is given out of thoughtfulness rather than out of pressure, just because the season expects it.
    Great post Shell!

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