POLL: Has the meaning of Christmas been lost?


Written by DML
Last night, when I arrived home from work, my daughter was watching one of the Christmas specials I watched as a kid. “Frosty the Snowman” is a classic that never seems to get old no matter how outdated the animations appear on TV.

All four of my children are Catholic, all attended religion classes on Saturday morning from the time they were in grade-school until the time they received their first Holy Communion.

That said, I would be lying if I denied that the days leading up to Christmas in our house aren’t filled with decorations of Santa, Frosty, and gift paper. I often catch myself getting caught up in the “gift lists” and ensuring our youngest doesn’t miss any of the TV specials I watched as a kid. All too often, we, as a family, are guilty of forgetting the real meaning of Christmas.

I blame this on equal parts. Some of it is our own fault for getting caught up in the hysteria of the season, and the other side to blame is the media for ripping God and the meaning of Christmas from our view.

I ask you, do you think we, as a society in America, have lost touch with the true meaning of Christmas?

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