What does Christmas mean to you?

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have2agree

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Dec 19, 2012
 
Does anyone else feel guilty because they can't afford to give to everyone that they would like to? Most of us feel obligated to get at least a little something,for a lot of people.Those little somethings add up quick and before you know it,there's the electric bill money! Don't get me wrong,if I had the extra money after the bills I love to give but times are tough,most everyone including me live paycheck to paycheck.We should all remember that Christmas is the marking of Jesus birth.No where in the bible does it say that we should give gifts to each other.Why do we do this to ourselves?
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Dec 19, 2012
 
Hate what xmas has became, keeping up with the Jones, back when it used to be you got a useful or needed present,now because so & so has it, they WANT it.
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Dec 19, 2012
 
I feel ya. Seems this Christmas I paid the utilities and half the rent. Thank god for a great land lord. I hope to get the kids a little something. But I'm still grateful to be able to do this. I know people are worse off than me. Christ is the only meaning for Christmas which it seems most people forget this time of the year.
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Dec 20, 2012
 
Christmas to me is remembering there is always HOPE!!! Many get wrapped up in the commercialism. Our family has always had gifts, we just take them to the Hospital & Home if The Innocence our the womens shelters. I always told my children ” you have everything you need, you get plenty throughout the year, Christmas is about Hope, now let's give HOPE to those without”
That has been a tradition since I started my own family.
I used to worry about not buying gifts after our finances changed but seem to always find a way to make gifts throughout the year.
Hand made with love, those are the best and that is what Christmas used to be....
JESUS IS THE REASON FOR THE SEASON :)~
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Dec 20, 2012
 
Christmas is the birth of Christ, plain and simple. Everything else we do is in celebration to that, as well as an opportunity to share His love.
Just me HB

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Dec 20, 2012
 
Bahum Bug wrote:
Hate what xmas has became, keeping up with the Jones, back when it used to be you got a useful or needed present,now because so & so has it, they WANT it.
I'm not being controversial I really am a curious person so I am just asking friendly. Why do you put xmas, instead of Christmas? I know it is quicker, but is there another reason that people do it as well?,
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Dec 20, 2012
 
Just another way to take Christ out of Christmas. You would think it would not be to much trouble to spell his name out. He only died for us.
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Dec 20, 2012
 
Just me HB wrote:
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I'm not being controversial I really am a curious person so I am just asking friendly. Why do you put xmas, instead of Christmas? I know it is quicker, but is there another reason that people do it as well?,
One reason..... quicker...... at least for me God Bless
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Dec 20, 2012
 
rebelgray wrote:
Just another way to take Christ out of Christmas. You would think it would not be to much trouble to spell his name out. He only died for us.
You are so wrong I would never take Christ out of my life.....so don't read something that is NOT there>>>
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Dec 20, 2012
 
May the good Lord bless each and everyone of us,and keep us safe and sane,Jesus name,Amen. P.S.Please put all the hard feelings aside and move on.Not one of us are perfect.

“life is what you make of it.”

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Dec 20, 2012
 
Christmas to me means spending time with my family and my beautiful little girl. I do go all out for my daughter and spoil her but she is the only child I will ever have. She does however know the true meaning of Christmas. We have always instilled into her that Jesus Christ our lord was born that day and that's why it is suppose to be celebrated. So we have always opened all gifts Christmas Eve and Christmas Day is spent with family. She only gets 1 or 2 gifts under the tree for Christmas morning. And she appreciates the meaning of Christmas more by being raised and being taught about Jesus.
God bless everyone of you out there tonite! And a very merry Christmas to you all as well!
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Dec 20, 2012
 
_princess1_ wrote:
Christmas to me means spending time with my family and my beautiful little girl. I do go all out for my daughter and spoil her but she is the only child I will ever have. She does however know the true meaning of Christmas. We have always instilled into her that Jesus Christ our lord was born that day and that's why it is suppose to be celebrated. So we have always opened all gifts Christmas Eve and Christmas Day is spent with family. She only gets 1 or 2 gifts under the tree for Christmas morning. And she appreciates the meaning of Christmas more by being raised and being taught about Jesus.
God bless everyone of you out there tonite! And a very merry Christmas to you all as well!
We made it past midnight....... God Bless

“life is what you make of it.”

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Dec 20, 2012
 
Bahum Bug wrote:
<quoted text>We made it past midnight....... God Bless
Lol I know it!!! God bless u as well friend. Seems the wind has died down a little. Kinda scary after it being so rough ALL day long!!:/
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Dec 20, 2012
 
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Lol I know it!!! God bless u as well friend. Seems the wind has died down a little. Kinda scary after it being so rough ALL day long!!:/
Snowing like it has to... and my horse is standing out in it , got a nice warm barn but don't seem to care.
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Dec 20, 2012
 
goodtidingstoALL wrote:
May the good Lord bless each and everyone of us,and keep us safe and sane,Jesus name,Amen. P.S.Please put all the hard feelings aside and move on.Not one of us are perfect.
I don't think that about half of us are sane as it is kiddo.God bless you as well though,,,and thanks for thinking about us.Gotta go.
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Dec 20, 2012
 
It means I miss her even more it means another bottle of Jack

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Dec 20, 2012
 
Lol.
well drown urself in it friend. It's not good to drink away ur sorrows hun
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Dec 21, 2012
 
Both my parents are gone, I have no kids, and my gf is the only person who I'm exchanging gifts with. I also think that Mary was just a s1ut with a story.

I'd rather just have another Thanksgiving. You don't have all the annoyance and miss as much work.
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Dec 24, 2012
 
have2agree wrote:
Does anyone else feel guilty because they can't afford to give to everyone that they would like to? Most of us feel obligated to get at least a little something,for a lot of people.Those little somethings add up quick and before you know it,there's the electric bill money! Don't get me wrong,if I had the extra money after the bills I love to give but times are tough,most everyone including me live paycheck to paycheck.We should all remember that Christmas is the marking of Jesus birth.No where in the bible does it say that we should give gifts to each other.Why do we do this to ourselves?
The whole idea of gift giving at Christmas makes me sick.I wish we lived in a world where everyone didnt expect a gift on a made up holiday!Why would we give gifts to each other to celebrate Jesus birth he didnt even want us to celebrate it.The retailers have made up the Christmas holiday.
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Dec 25, 2012
 
have2agree wrote:
Does anyone else feel guilty because they can't afford to give to everyone that they would like to? Most of us feel obligated to get at least a little something,for a lot of people.Those little somethings add up quick and before you know it,there's the electric bill money! Don't get me wrong,if I had the extra money after the bills I love to give but times are tough,most everyone including me live paycheck to paycheck.We should all remember that Christmas is the marking of Jesus birth.No where in the bible does it say that we should give gifts to each other.Why do we do this to ourselves?
Christmas is a day that was chosen by historic government to be celebrated by and unify growing population as the birth of Christ,,,Son of God.However,all historians agree that this date couldn't have been the birth of Christ,so it is obviously a "man-made" birth-date.The date that was chosen to celebrate,December 25,placed at the end of the year,,,must have been chosen as the date to be celebrated for obvious economical reasons right before a Government,,,comes to claim taxes.However,I'm pretty sure that the Good Lord would strongly appreciate a person holding to the day that's been assigned,and celebrating it honorably in His name once a year,,,and won't hold it against you if it's the wrong one.Praise God,,,and merry Christmas.

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