Is Christmas More About People than Christ?

Christmas.  To celebrate or to not celebrate.

At one end of the spectrum how can one celebrate Christmas without Christ being in their heart? In other words, many people celebrate Christmas and don’t believe in Christ. While on the other end there are many Christians who don’t celebrate Christmas at all.

Is either one of these two scenarios more right than the other?  How about the Christians who goes all out during Christmas?  Is buying gifts, singing Christmas carols, and decorating Christmas trees celebrating Christ?

(1 Corinthians 11:23-26) For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread,  and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.”  In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.”For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.

From this scripture one can summarize that Christ would want us to celebrate His death while the essence of Christmas is celebrating His birth. What you think?

I would love to hear your thoughts so leave me your opinions in the comment section.

 

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8 replies

  1. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. I’ve so enjoyed your insightful words this year and look forward to what you come up with in 2015

  2. Hi Vernon,

    I think Christmas is definitely about the people. Especially with black Friday deals that practically rob people of a proper Thanksgiving.

    You make a good point about supposed to be celebrating is death. Seems like somewhere down the line there was a misunderstanding. But we might celebrate his birth rather than his death because it is more celebratory to remember life and legacy versus lost.

    ~Lea

    • Hi Lea,

      I’m glad you brought that point up. I never thought of it that way. People seek a Christian reputation than Christ himself.

      I just told my wife I believe one day we won’t be doing this Christmas stuff just for that very reason you mentioned everything being commercialize. She agreed.

  3. Hi Vernon, just paying respect for you reading my blog. On Christmas, it is about his birth, not his death. Easter some might say is about his death, when in fact it is his resurection we celebrate. That being said, as a Christian I take advantage of Christmas to spread the Gospel of Jesus and set their eyes on the “reason for the season”. Jesus came to pitch his tent during the Feast of Tabernacles. Christmas is celebrated during this season. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. John 1:14. I think that is cause for celebration.

    • Thank you Ricky!

      It’s good to hear that there are some Christians who still understands the meaning of it. It’s easy to get caught up into the glamor of it and forget the spiritual part which is spreading the Good News!

      Thanks again for coming by and have a Happy New Year to you and your family!

  4. HI Vernon,

    Christmas is definitely about the birth of Christ and the celebrations associated.We don’t celebrate death and hence it is rightly the birth which is celebrated.

    Reminds me of when i was in 7th grade way back in mid 1980’s. I have done my schooling in a christian school and i had to dress up like an angel who were present during the birth of christ.

    Alas, the gadgets were not available then for a “Click”. From then on christmas celebrations are near to heart.

    Cheers and let all of us be blessed by the lord almighty.

    • Hey Ajay,

      Thanks for the positive feedback and sharing your childhood memories. At Christmas time and all other times we should spread love for others. Lets all start celebrating what He did by repeating His actions. Because everyday we can make a choice to love.

      Thanks my friend!

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