3 October

Christian Christmas in a nutshell

If you’re staunchly Christian (or just happy to line up with Jesus for the festive season), there’s a lot of Christmas you can embrace. As well as seasonal church services, there are:

  • St Nicholas or the Christkind
  • plenty of carols[1]
  • church bells
  • decorations based on the nativity, like shepherds, angels and stars[2]
  • advent wreaths
  • peace, love and joy.[3]

And you can also co-opt any of the religion-free elements that tickle your fancy (like snömys and crackers and Christmas sales).

So if you want to put the Christ into Christmas, God be with you!

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Why would angels need song sheets?

[1] And even more hymns.

[2] And donkeys in theory, but seldom in practice.

[3] My mother had an old schoolfriend called Joy who collected Christmas knick-knackery that said “Joy” and decorated her house with it both in December and in April, which was her birthday month. (Personally, I thought that the fact that she could get a human-sized stuffed elf holding a flag saying “Joy” didn’t mean that she should set it up in her lounge room twice a year.)

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