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The Christmas Spirit – What is it all About?

December is officially the first month of Winder and let’s face it usually when we think of December our mind instantly relates it with Christmas. We would probably think of family gatherings, Christmas trees and lights, presents, and even Santa. But none of them truly is about the Christmas spirit. Is it?

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Everything I mentioned is just some Christmas traditions and customs. Of course, lots of them are fan to follow and put us in a festive mood.  There is nothing wrong with that. But to me Christmas is not all about lights, spending money, and eating food like there is no tomorrow.

I have never been much of a religious person but truth is that Christmas is all about religion. After all, we celebrate the birth of the son of God, Christ. Even people of other religions celebrate Christmas. I guess it must be due to the whole party atmosphere and the huge profit industry created around them.

But what does this birth of Christ represent? Christ was a gift of love from God that was supposed to come into this world in order to save humans.

Thinking of it this way the story of humanity until that point must have been a big disappointment. To simplify it even more I would just call it a sad story where the birth of Christ came to bring a sense of hope. Hope that no matter what, things might have a happy ending.

My Christmas Spirit Translation

The way I translate the true spirit of Christmas is that it is all about love and hope.

These last couple of years we all lived were definitely a sad story. Something which we all hope that it will soon come to an end.

These Christmas I would suggest you to spend them with your loved ones, whoever they are, and never forget that no matter what there is always something to hope for!

I want to thank you all for this last amazing year that blogging came into my life! I love you all and I hope to see you all again in 2022!

Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year!

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61 thoughts on “The Christmas Spirit – What is it all About?”

  1. I’m not at all religious but I definitely understand Christmas to mean hope and love also. Its about generosity, but not about the gifts. And it’s a out family. Lovely post Eri!

  2. Love this post! I agree – my family is not religious but Christmas is a time to spend together, enjoying good food and company, and showing each other that we care.

  3. I think this season is one of love and hope too. I’m also not religious but it’s definitely a time when we can all make the effort to come together and show those around us that we can share and show kindness. Thanks for the reminder!

  4. For me, it’s just about sharing time with your family and showing appreciation for them! Without Christmas, how often would we all get together like that?

    Corinne x

  5. Happy Christmas to you also. Hope 2022 will be a year filled with great accomplishments and fulfillment. Christmas 🎄 in the Caribbean takes on a different meaning compared to the US. The true meaning of Christ-mas is Christ Jesus.

  6. Great post! I don’t do a lot for Christmas but that doesn’t matter as I spend it with the people I love- and that is enough. Thank you for sharing these interesting and insightful thoughts on Christmas spirit and what it means for people with faith or without x

    1. I don’t do much either Eleanor. Just choose to spend them with those I love. I am glad you found my thoughts interesting. Thank you for commenting ❤️

  7. Christmas seemed to have morphed in to a commercial time rather than families, religion and caring about others. It’s rather sad.

  8. I totally agree, christmas is about love. It isn’t about the amount of presents you’ve got under the tree, it’s about being with loved ones, treasuring moments together. I love this post! Thank you so much for sharing. Merry Christmas, I hope you have a lovely day and a huge Happy New Year! Xo

    Elle –

    1. I am glad you share the same thoughts with ne Elle. Thank you for commenting. I wish you have a great time during these holidays surrounded with all your loved ones!

  9. I think looking at the phrase “christmas spirit” as meaning love and hope is a really lovely way to explain it because you don’t need to be religious in order to give/receive love and hope. And you’re so right, it’s definitely something we all need after these last 2 years x

  10. I love your interpretation of the Christmas spirit; it is the community that helps bring out the festive feeling because, when celebrated in joint, it is hard not to feel the influence of something as pure as love and hope!

  11. Christmas is definitely about the birth of Jesus and all He represents… bringing to the world hope and demonstrating pure love. For me spending time with family means so much too. Thank you for sharing this post. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

    Pastor Natalie

  12. This is such a lovely post. I love that christmas is filled with my loved ones, love and laughter. Thank you for sharing. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!

    Lauren – bournemouthgirl

  13. This is a great reminder. In recent years, I have changed my lookout towards Christmas. After many years of working on Christmas Day. All I want to do is spend time with my friends and family. Thank you for sharing.

  14. It definitely gets more difficult to find the Christmas spirit as I get older. It used to be so easy! But I love what you said about love and hope. I think we could all use some love and hope in our lives right now.

  15. I think it’s very much how you wish to translate it. I find it hard to have any sort of Christmas spirit working in retail when we’re open all of Christmas and the customers aren’t as pleasant. But that’s just me. How other choose to find it is up to them and, frankly, I think it’s great if you still manage to have it this day and age.

    1. Unfortunately I can understand how tiring and frustrating it is working in retail during Christmas. There is no energy left to think about the Christmas spirit. Hope you manage to have some good time and enjoy yourself! Merry Christmas!

  16. Love this! I’m not religious either but I agree that it’s about much more than presents and food – it’s about the love we share for each other and hope for what the future brings. I’m really looking forward to spending quality time with my loved ones this year! Thanks for sharing <3

  17. I love how you interpreted the religious meaning behind christmas as a time of love and hope for non christians too. This is such a wholesome thought!

  18. This is such a great way to see it! Luckily I have been off this Christmas, sometimes working in hospitality doesn’t really let you have a long break, but its great to spend time with family and share memories together! Hope you are having a great time x

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