The True Meaning of Christmas

nativityscene“Isn’t there anyone who knows what Christmas is all about?” ~Charlie Brown

“Maybe Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas … perhaps … means a little bit more.” ~The Grinch

Two of our family’s favorite Christmas videos in a nutshell right there!

Davey and Goliath’s “Christmas Lost and Found” is another one. Click here to watch.

This year I vowed to avoid the madness, busyness, rudeness, and self-centeredness that can quickly ruin the true spirit of the season. Instead, I wanted to focus and reflect on the simple things – Peace, Hope, Joy, and Love – as Jesus would have done.

Sometimes the best gifts one can give or receive do not cost anything, and do not come wrapped in fancy paper and bows. A hug; an act of kindness; understanding and loving words can be the most meaningful gift of all.

Sadly, the true “reason for the season” often becomes lost in all the hustle and bustle of the holidays.

Now is the time to celebrate and reflect on the real meaning of Christmas.

To remind children what Christmas is all about, watch Linus’ monologue from “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” in which he recites an excerpt from Luke Chapter 2 of the Bible:

A creative retelling of “The Nativity Story” is also one of our family’s traditions.

Download the free handout here for reading aloud and sharing with others.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year!

P.S. Here is a free activity page to print out: Christmas Word Find

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