Christmas has always meant a time of togetherness to me. I did not grow up in church, nor do I really remember God being talked about. My Nanny used to make me go to church when we were visiting Oklahoma but that wasn't often. I didn't start going to church until I was in high school so I don't remember Christmas being "Jesus' Birthday". I will admit that decorating is a blast and presents are nice but its not what I look forward to. When I look forward to Christmas, its the time with family that is my favorite part. Well and the food. Now that I have a child of my own and am very involved in church, I do want to make sure she knows why Christmas is really celebrated. Christmas really is meant to celebrate Jesus' birthday. We'll figure out how we're going to do that once we start putting our own Christmas traditions in place.
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