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November 20th, 2010, 09:59 AM
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While reading a "Are you in the Christmas Spirit" thread, many of the posters said yes, but that they aren't religious. It got me thinking, would Christmas still be as huge as it is if Santa and all the secular parts were removed? Do you think we would still see decorations, carolers, and the such? I would like to think that Christmas would still be a huge celebration.

It seems odd to me that the "Christmas spirit" does not refer to Christ. In fact, it made me rather sad. I wanted to put on a Christmas movie for our little one, and realized that even we didn't have a religious movie. So I went out to buy one. She's three this year, and I want to make sure she knows WHY we celebrate Christmas.

Anyway, just a random thought.
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November 20th, 2010, 01:31 PM
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Interesting question but sadly I don't think it would be as HUGE honestly. I wish it would be but I doubt that it would be realistically.
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November 20th, 2010, 02:06 PM
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I tend to think Christmas would be forgotten. Its sad that Christmas isn't about Christ anymore.

I don't keep too many holidays movies but I need to get one this year about nativity story.
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November 20th, 2010, 02:25 PM
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"The Nativity Story" is a great one, but not really entertaining for little ones.
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November 20th, 2010, 09:03 PM
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The Toy That Saved Christmas (from Veggie Tales) is a good one.
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November 20th, 2010, 10:30 PM
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I agree with you thats why i let my kids know that Christmas is about Jesus not about Santa. This is a pic i like
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November 21st, 2010, 02:26 AM
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I agree with you thats why i let my kids know that Christmas is about Jesus not about Santa. This is a pic i like
I have that same pic but with a light background!
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November 21st, 2010, 05:30 AM
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Aww...I like that pic.

Amanda, I also like the Nativity Story but I don't think my son will like it since its "real people". he doesn't like "real people" movies.

Dawn, thanks for suggestion of veggie tale. My son is starting like them now. I might get that one.
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November 21st, 2010, 04:51 PM
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I have to agree, I don't think Christmas would be nearly as "big" without Santa.

One thing that I found ironic was when I lived in the Middle East, they celebrated Christmas to some extent. But it was more centered around just giving small gifts to people you love to let them know you love them. I found it much easier there to focus on the Christ at Christmas because Santa was really not in the picture.

So for me it was easier to keep the true meaning of Christmas in the Middle East than it is here the US. Go figure that one.
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November 21st, 2010, 06:46 PM
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Veggie Tales Star of Bethlehem is another really good dvd about the true meaning of Christmas, and little ones do love their veggies...(tales that is, lol!)

I find it very sad that a lot of people think Christmas is just a money maker for the stores...they never realize that all those gifts are never going to make them truly happy. I make sure I say "merry Christmas" to everyone I see, too. Most people appreciate it instead of Happy Holidays.
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