What is Christmas really about?
The question has been asked in many ways for many years. We certainly understand that Christmas is about more than unwrapping presents, decorating trees, hanging lights or eating large meals. We hear the voices of children expressing that Christmas is something more. We sense there is something deeper to Christmas.
For many years I’ve been a firm believer that the sooner the Christmas decorations go up, the less special the Christmas holiday feels and becomes. Don’t get me wrong, I love Christmas and all the arbitrary yet “seasonally appropriate” colors, flavors, smells, and traditions. But I prefer to savor each ‘holiday season’ rather than giving in to the hyper-capitalism that encourages us to rush through each one to make it to Christmas.