As I write this, the UK’s shopkeepers are bracing themselves for the last minute stampede of shoppers in search of last minute Christmas gifts. Amidst this annual spending frenzy come the accompanying complaints that we’ve lost the true spirit of Christmas.
But what does this actually mean? Is it really about the birth of Jesus Christ? Have we forgotten about the meaning of Christmas?
Clay County Democrat blogs: ‘To me, Christmas is more than just another holiday…The true meaning of Christmas is all but lost in our “me” society of today, where most people only think of ways to help themselves. ‘
Is it still a ‘religious’ holiday? Blogger, Filipino Voices thinks it’s gone beyond the birth of Jesus, saying: ‘Even when I lost belief in the Christ, who Christians assert to be the reason for the season, I never lost my love for the holidays. ‘
Do you still mark or celebrate Christmas if you’re not a Christian? This muslim blogger doesn’t, but celebrate in the traditional sense, but does mark it in her own way. Aetheists, still seem to be sentimental about the day too, as this one comments.
Get in touch to let us know what Christmas means to you.