The meaning of Christmas

A resident provides some reflections on the holiday season

What happened to Christmas, the real meaning of Christmas? Nowhere have I seen anything about the birth of Jesus or nativity  scenes. All you see is Santa Claus, snowmen and animals,etc. Do the children of today know what Christmas is?

How many adults remember what it was like so long ago — going out and getting your own real Christmas  tree, making gifts for one another, putting up a nativity scene and singing Christmas carols?

I have a feeling there are not too many that do. All it is now is, I want, buy buy buy, and, in the new year, try and pay for it all. When someone says happy holidays to you, ask, “What holiday?” Merry Christmas and peace on Earth  to everyone.

Isbell Durand

Vernon