During the mostwonderfultimeoftheyear everyone writes about Christmas and thankfulness and Jesusness. It’s the thing to do. That’s okay with me, because I would rather read about Christmas right now than the fourth of July or the Easter Bunny or Back to School time. Writing about Christmas just makes sense.
I wrote about Christmas in my great-grandma post last week and also in my scorpion and egg post a teensy bit too. If you haven’t read those, you might wanna take a look.
Since Christmas should be all about spreadingthelove I decided today’s post should be less about me and more about others.
If you read only one of these posts, it should be the post by Jody Hedlund about Thanksgiving.
- Why We Might Need to Go on a Diet – Jody Hedlund — Everyone forever should read this post.
- Who is the real St. Nick? Who was the famous yet alltooeasilyforgotten inspiration for our lovable, jolly Santa Claus…and how did he become associated with a holiday centered around Jesus Christ? I don’t know if everything on this site is true, but I have read the story of tossing gold through a window to prevent girls from turning themselves over to prostitution in many different places. Basically St. Nicholas lived like Jesus by giving to the needy. We should too.
- When Christmas Gets Radical: Whose Birthday Is It Really? – A Holy Experience — I love this post for many reasons: simplicity, children, Jesusloving, selflessness. The incredibly relaxing solo piano playing in the background makes me think of lovey things. Piano is my most favorite of alltheinstruments. I could read a blog about dragons and wars and trolls and winged monsters (all things I’m not thrilled about), and if solo piano music was playing in the background, I would probably love that post too. Not to discount the amazingness of this post…I would still love this post sans piano. I’m just sayin’ a little piano makes a great post even greatester. Also, I must have been floating around the same cloud as the author of this post, because I had already written my great-grandma post when I read this one. We are completely onthesamepage.
- Red Letter Christians: A Season for Mischief and Conspiracy: A New Take on Christmas – Let the Mischief begin! This is a beautiful idea.
- The Advent Conspiracy -Worship Fully, Spend Less, Give More, Love All. Consider buying one less gift this Christmas and give that gift to someone in need.
- Our Take: Rethinking Christmas – Shane Claiborne and Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove Rated: S — Superbold. How many of us have forgotten Herod’s decree to kill all boys under the age of 2 when he heard Jesus was born? I surely don’t think about it often. Jesus was impacting the world before he could walk or talk!
- The Christmas Conundrum – Jen Hatmaker — This one’s bold so watchout!
- In Defense of Christmas – A Response to Jen Hatmaker’s Christmas Conundrum post