Have you ever done an acronym of a word by using each letter of that word? In this Christmas blog, I will be doing just that to share what Christmas means to me. It will be a fun one for Christmas. Hope that you will enjoy it.

Let us start with the letter C. C stands for: children playing and getting all excited with opening their presents either on Christmas Eve or Day, depending on the family. It’s exciting to see their eyes light up as they open their presents in hoping they get what they want. When they get their toy that they asked for, they play with it until it either break or they get bored with it. With the presents that they aren’t too thrilled about, they put that in a pile to forget about.

C also stands for Christmas cookies. Who doesn’t love eating cookies? This is the time of year to be busy baking cookies of all kinds, and some even decorating. The most favorite is chocolate chips, M&M’s, Peanut butter, and sugar cookies. People baked cookies to share with friends, neighbors, and coworkers. It can be an all day product. It can also be fun for a child to help out with. Kids even leave out cookies and milk or hot coco for Santa when he comes delivering their toys.

H is for home. Home is where the heart is at. Family comes home for Christmas to celebrate with each other. No matter how bad some family members are.

H also stands for holiday. A holiday from work and school.

R stands for Rudolf the red nose reindeer. He leads Santa’s sleigh with his red nose all aglow.

I stands for icy roads and sidewalks. I also stands for the icing and trimmings.

S stands for the stars in the sky to light the way in the dark. S also stands for snow. S stands for shepherds watching over their flock when they were visited by an angel announcing the birth of Jesus.

T stands for the tree all decorated with lights and trimmings. T also stands for toys for tots.

M stands for the manger where Jesus was born. also the manger scene that is used in so many Christmas pageant. Those on the Left protest the most about the manger scene and complain about it every year. They tried to cancel it every year but it seems to fail every time.

M also stands for the malls. The mall is always very crowded and busy this time of year. People goes there to shop and buy gifts for their family and loved ones. I don’t know about you, but I hate going to the mall this time of year.

A stands for angels watching over us and sending good tidings to all.

The last S stands for shopping until you drop. Shopping until you maxed out your credit cards. People seems to overspend every year at this time of year.

S also stands for Santa Clause. It seems the world puts more emphasis on Santa Clause than on the birth of Jesus. Parents take their children to the mall to meet with Santa, and sit on his lap to tell him what they want for Christmas. They write letters to Santa also.

This is what Christmas means when you put it all together.

The world seems to have taken Christ out of Christmas. Even some churches have failed at that as well. Instead of Merry Christmas, they shortened it to just Xmas. Or they would say, “Happy Holiday” instead of Merry Christmas because they do not want to offend anyone.

Christmas is time for celebrating the birth of Jesus. It should be a jubilant time for all. A time for joy and peace for all. A time for family and friends to get together to celebrate with each. A chance to get along even when you may not tolerate a certain person.

To those who would rather just say or write Xmas, they are just being lazy to write out the whole word, CHRISTMAS.

If you are offended by someone saying, Merry Christmas, get a life and quit whining about it. I will always say Merry Christmas, not Happy Holidays. If that offend you, go cry me a river.

May your Christmas be everything you wish for. May there be joy and peace for all. I wish you all a Merry Christmas not Happy Holidays!