Too many Christians do Christmas wrong

This post is a timely reminder. My family laugh that I wait till Christmas eve to put up my decorations, and leave them up until 6th of January – or even beyond (my youngest s birthday is on the 7th so I used to keep them up until the 8th.)
Whatever happened to Advent as a time of preparation and fasting? People have their parties before Christmas, and come Boxing Day are bored.

Faith on the Fringe

Christmas express

If you’re a Christian who thinks the Christmas season ended on Dec. 25, then you’re already a casualty of the ‘war on Christmas,’ and you don’t even know it.

In the United States, the annual commercial assault on Christmas begins on Thanksgiving, when some Christians line up in the middle of the night for special sales that force others to work on a national holiday.

In the bigger picture, the modern attack on Christmas, and Christianity, has been ongoing in one form or another for more than 100 years.

As too many Christians have grown ignorant of Christian history, they’ve surrendered the faith to the mainstream cultures in which they find themselves. From closing churches across Europe to Americans ignorant of the liturgical calendar, the Christian tradition has slowly given way to Christmas trees, theologically flawed nativity scenes and the drawings of Thomas Nast.

The fact is, for the…

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About Sandra Delemare

follower of Jesus, retired mental health nurse, writer. Interests: crochet, photography, wildlife I blog on biblical meditation, mental health and crochet. I'm also posting a series on my life story so people know where I'm coming from.
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2 Responses to Too many Christians do Christmas wrong

  1. Phil Groom says:

    Let them laugh: it’s their loss. Our tree usually goes up just a couple of days before Christmas, in time to welcome our visitors; and it stays up until Epiphany, its star still lighting the way for any magi who might pass by. This year, as it happens, it’ll be the day after Epiphany before we take it down.

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