What does “Christmas spirit” mean? Santa Claus? The world has made it a lot about buying, getting, and giving material gifts. I know this because going into the mall this time of year is chaos! But is it not supposed to be about love, joy, peace and kindness? Is this the only one time of the year we are to show love and kindness?
When I started searching on Google for the meaning of the Christmas spirit I came across a page of Christmas quotes:
“‘When Christmas is over,’ said the merchant to the minister, ‘it’s over, and it’s our job to rid the store of Christmas in a day.’ ‘Well,’ the minister replied, ‘I’ve got a bigger job – to keep Christmas in the hearts of my people for all year.'” [Log of the Good Ship Grace]
“I heard the bells on Christmas Day, their old, familiar carols play, and wild and sweet the words repeat of peace on earth, goodwill to men!” [Henry Wadsworth Longfellow]
“Christmas is a gift of love wrapped in human flesh and tied securely with the strong promises of God. It is more than words can tell, for it is a matter for the heart to receive, believe and understand.” [Unknown]
“I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.” [Scrooge in Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol]
“Christmas is not a date. It is a state of mind.” [Mary Ellen Chase]
“When we ask our children ‘What do you want for Christmas?’, we are asking a question that breeds selfishness. In order to develop selflessness we should be asking ‘What are you going to give?’ Christmas is the celebration of God’s great gift giving -‘For God so loved the world that He gave…'(John 3:16)” [Robert Flatt]
“Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.” [Calvin Coolidge]http://www.hopetriumphant.com/christmas_quotes.htm
We hope that you find the true meaning of “Christmas Spirit” this Christmas in God’s gift of love to you!
Merry Christmas! From Mary and Mandie.
Here are a couple of videos which to me are in the spirit of Christmas.Marys boy child / Oh my Lord, with Lyrics by Boney M
Boney M – The little Drummer Boy (Christmas album)