1st December 2017 - Blissemas, Blog - 5 Comments

Blissemas Day 1 – The Real Meaning of Christmas is Love not Stuff!

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The real meaning of Christmas. How many times have you seen that phrase? How many times have you heard it? We all have our own opinions on it. I got to thinking about the subject when I first saw Currys Christmas advert this year. At the end, as she shows of a large plasma TV (or some such) she exclaims ‘It’s What Christmas is all about’.

No, no it isn’t.

 

And it’s not just Curry’s pushing this idea, There’s Ernest Jones with the idea that love beyond words can only be expressed in a piece of their Jewellery, Lidl want you to think you can get everything you need for the season in their store and well, the list goes on and on and on.  I get more and more angry the more of these adverts I see.

Most of us are feeling the pinch this year, some families are facing the decision between eating and heating, these commercials feed the idea that you need to buy lots of stuff at this time of year. Expensive presents, huge feasts and don’t forget the decorations!  No wonder people wind up getting into debt and others just hate the season.

Well I’m putting all the authority of my kinky dog collar behind this statement.

 

Christmas is about Love not stuff.

 

love lights on a christmas tree

You have the Christmas you want and no, it’s not just for Christians. It’s for everyone. Jesus was all about spreading and sharing love, where along the line did that turn into the selfish Christian privilege we see so much these days?  I don’t know. But whoever you are you find your fun in the festivities. You don’t need to focus on the Christ in Christmas, no need for a nativity or a single Christmas carol. Christmas is bigger than that. And hell, we all know the Christians latched on to the pagan celebration of Yule, so I don’t see how we can be so precious about it.

Christmas is for believers of all faiths and none. It is all about finding light and warmth in the midst of the cold darkness of winter. I don’t want anyone to miss out on the joy of the season and I truly believe Jesus would say the same. Everyone’s welcome to share the love.

And that brings me back to my main point, Christmas is about love.  You don’t need to buy lots of stuff, you don’t have to do Christmas in the way advertisers dictate it to you. No, rebel! Do it your way, within your budget and however you want.

Christmas is about love not stuff.  Celebrate it your way.

 

 

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5 responses to “Blissemas Day 1 – The Real Meaning of Christmas is Love not Stuff!”

  1. tabitharayne says:

    What a beautiful post Victoria. This is why I adore you and your wonderful inclusive faith x x

  2. Trix says:

    After the exhausting marketing onslaught of Black Friday/Cyber Monday in the US, I *really* appreciate this post as something we all need!

  3. Colleen C. says:

    What a lovely post! Happy Holidays!

  4. M, I left a reply yesterday and can’t see it. Anyway…. Family for me. Christmas is too commercial. I don’t buy into all these ads, who’s the best, the funniest, cost the most. Don’t make me change where I shop. Your post was a breathe of fresh air.

  5. bn100 says:

    with family

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