December 13, 2008

1st Day of Christmas: Commercial Christmas?

This post begins a series I'm calling "The 12 Days of Christmas". For the next 12 days counting down to Christmas Eve, I'll be posting something related to Christmas, mostly from the 70's and 80's. I hope you'll enjoy them.

We'll begin with an article taken from The Sheridan High School Yellowjacket, December 18, 1987.


Question of the Month:

Do you think Christmas is too commercial? Why or why not? 


Mrs. Patsy Reynolds 
I think Christmas is being exploited. Christmas is a time of awe. Awe, that someone (God) could love us so much that He could give life to a son, that He might die to give us everlasting life in heaven. I cannot imagine such love but am thankful that the love of God encompasses us all. Let us take time to appreciate the true meaning of Christmas in our lives.

Larry Campbell – Senior 
Yes. Everyone gets so concerned at Christmas with getting the gifts they want that they forget that Christmas is a time to celebrate the birth of Christ.

LaShawn Tisdale – Junior 
No, because Christmas is the most important holiday of the year! It’s the celebration of Christ’s birthday, which is very important. Christmas to me could never be too commercialized; it’s the happiest day of the year.

Misty Moody – Sophomore 
Yes. Christmas is a spiritual time and a time to be with family and friends, but sometimes we get so involved with getting the gifts we forget what Christmas is really celebrated for.

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