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There was a time, not so long ago,
when there was a special day called "Christmas".
Christmas Day came but once a year,
being celebrated on December 25th.,
through special church services;
the giving of gifts; sending
"Merry Christmas" greeting cards;
and family and friends gathering together
around a "Christmas" tree.

How people loved that very special holiday.
It was a solemn,
peaceful time of blessed joy.

It was a time when families and friends
shared their Christian love with everyone.
They would trod through woodland,
or go to their favorite road side stand or store,
for that special Christmas tree.
They would adorn it with lights,
topped with a star or angel.
Towns and cities would put a huge
Christmas Tree in the town square,
and people went caroling Christmas Eve,
to those who were homebound,
or in nursing homes, or hospitals.

Some would tell the story
of the birth in a stable,
of a very special baby boy.

Now all we find are mostly HOLIDAY cards,
decorations, or winter themes.
And our beloved "CHRISTMAS" tree
becomes a holiday tree.
Many stores advertise Holiday Season and not Christmas season
Some day there may be
no Merry Christmas signs
Our school children can't
put on a "Christmas" play.
Now It is called a Winter concert

There are those who want to be rid of the
"Christmas Star" and the "Christmas" angels.
No more nativity, with little children
and baby lambs, and the Christ child,
in plain view.
No more sounds of Christmas bells,
or carols being sung on the streets.
Hearing Salvation Army bells ringing for donations, to
help the poor, now forbidden at most stores.

My Friends:

"Christmas" is a time to reflect
on the birth of a new born babe.
Jesus is his name.

"Christmas" is the Virgin Mary, Joseph,
the three wise men,
and a guiding star in the sky.

"Christmas" is choirs
of earth angels singing Hallelujah.

"Christmas" is the heart and soul of Christianity.

Won't it be sad if one day,
it may be taken away from us?
And Christmas becomes a word
in history, of a day that used to be.

Will it some day, come to pass that we tell the children,
grandchildren and all future generations
About a day we used
to celebrate in December, called "Christmas?"
I pray that this will not happen.

Barbara & Joe Carter

Written: 11/23/2006 by ęBarbara L. Carter aka Bluejay 12
Page design by Bluejay12 & Diamondavid

I do not know who the author is
but the following says it all.

Twas the month before Christmas*
*When all through our land,*
*Not a Christian was praying*
*Nor taking a stand.*

*See the PC Police had taken away,*
*The reason for Christmas - no one could say.*
*The children were told by their schools not to sing,*
*About Shepherds and Wise Men and Angels and things.*

*It might hurt people's feelings, the teachers would say*
* December 25th is just a ' Holiday *
*Yet the shoppers were ready with cash, checks and credit*
*Pushing folks down to the floor just to get it!*

*CDs from Madonna, an X BOX, an I-pod*
*Something was changing, something quite odd! *
*Retailers promoted Ramadan and Kwanzaa*
*In hopes to sell books by Franken & Fonda.*

*As Targets were hanging their trees upside down*
* At Lowe's the word Christmas - was no where to be found.*
*At K-Mart and Staples and Penny's and Sears*
*You won't hear the word Christmas; it won't touch your ears.*

*Inclusive, sensitive, Di-ver-si-ty*
*Are words that were used to intimidate me.*
*Now Daschle, Now Darden, Now Sharpton, Wolf Blitzen*
*On Boxer, on Rather, on Kerry, on Clinton !*

*At the top of the Senate, there arose such a clatter*
*To eliminate Jesus, in all public matter.*
*And we spoke not a word, as they took away our faith*
*Forbidden to speak of salvation and grace*

*The true Gift of Christmas was exchanged and discarded*
*The reason for the season, stopped before it started.*
*So as you celebrate 'Winter Break' under your 'Dream Tree'*

*Sipping your Starbucks, listen to me.*
*Choose your words carefully, choose what you say*
*Shout MERRY CHRISTMAS, not Happy Holiday !*

Please, all Christians join together and
wish everyone you meet during the holidays

Christ is 'The Reason' for the Christ-mas Season!


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