I looked up ‘Christmas’ on Bing images, and the first two things I found were a Christmas tree, and a candy cane.
Further down on the page were candles, poinsettias, pictures of Santa Claus, snowy landscapes, and more Christmas trees. The last image on the page was of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph.
Each page after was full of ‘symbols’ of Christmas. There was only one, if any, pictures of Jesus, or the Nativity, per page.
Charlie Brown’s theory is that Christmas is getting too commercial. In A Charlie Brown Christmas, Linus explained what Christmas is all about. Where is Linus now? Who will explain what Christmas is truly about?
What we do at Christmas time every year is buy more and more unneeded stuff. Each year newer models of what we already have comes out, each more expensive than the last one. Why do we buy it? Because it has more – a flashlight, the Internet, downloadable music and movies. We spend $50 to $100 on one thing that has what we already have, all rolled into one.
We buy all of this, unheeding of the message never said, not realizing what Christmas is all about, because no one is ever reminding us.
So this season, please remember to remind your friends and family the real meaning of Christmas: Jesus.
Geneva Ferguson, age 11