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Christmas is on 25th december, 2013..
How to Celebrate Christmas
Christmas has become a very commercialized holiday. In the rush to buy presents and outdo last year’s gift giving, many people tend to submerge the true meaning of Christmas beneath frantic holiday activity and consumerism.
Aside from big dinners and expensive gifts, there are other ways to celebrate this important event in the Christian calendar that reflect the true meaning of the holiday, and give the gifts to the One whose birthday it is! And even if you aren’t a Christian, you can still celebrate the festive season in your own way, without the attendant commercialism.
1. A Religious Celebration
1.Reflect on the reason for Christmas :
Talk to children regularly about the meaning of Christmas and tell them the stories about Christmas.
2. Choose some activities that you and your friends or family will enjoy and which fit with the meaning of Christmas :
We can prepare some special foods for the poor and needy, also we can visit the people who live alone or have no family close or dropping in to see the sick in hospital. You might even give handmade gifts as a christmas gifts to those people.
3. Spend time celebrate Christmas with your family and friends.
Gather together at the homes of friends and family, and spend some time in fellowship with others who believe as you do during this special time.
4. Wish others a Merry Christmas.
You don’t have to worry that you will offend them. If they want to wish you a Happy Chanukkah, in response, thank them and wish them the same. Wishing others a Merry Christmas helps spread the cheer.
5. Give to others.
Whether to your family and friends, or to others less fortunate, spend some time this Christmas in giving. We give in remembrance of the gifts of the Magi to the Savior, but at the very heart of it all, recall that we are to give because He first gave to us.
6.Spend time quietly being thankful for the gift of Jesus to the world that we celebrate on Christmas.
This is the day that Christians have set aside to celebrate the beginning of the greatest gift mankind has ever received.Jesus’s giving of His amazing gift to your giving and receiving.
7. Invite God to come and celebrate the day with you.
Some people choose to do this by attending a Christmas Eve service. Some do it by sitting before the Christmas tree and silently inviting God to just be with them. However you decide to do it, for the Christian, making God a part of your day is vital.
2. Taking the Commercial out of Christmas
1. Choose ritual and tradition over gift giving.
Establish family rituals and traditions that honor the spirit of Christmas and involve all family members. It might be attending church as a whole family, it might be giving a meal preparation task to each member of the family, however young or old, or it might be writing heartfelt letters to one another describing how their acts of kindness have helped you through the year. Whatever your ritual (or set of rituals), place more emphasis on caring and sharing than trying to outdo one another with gift giving.
2. Avoid spending money you don’t have. Don’t go into debt for the sake of one holiday.
You don’t have to give expensive purchased gifts; instead, you can make a gift. Many people feel a homemade gift is better because it shows thought and consideration for the recipient. gifts. Give within your means, people will understand and you set an excellent example that liberates others from the consumer treadmill.
3. Learn some of the non-commercialized Christmas songs.
There are some beautiful carols that you can sing together––maybe someone in your family or circle of friends can play the piano or guitar; if so, encourage them to play, and have a sing-along. Consider carols like "O Come All Ye Faithful," "Joy to the World," and "The First Noel." You can find the lyrics online if you don’t know them.