WHAT DOES CHRISTMAS MEAN TO YOU? -DECEMBER 25 1991- DOES CHRISTMAS MEAN THE TIME FOR THE F

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WHAT DOES CHRISTMAS MEAN TO YOU? -DECEMBER 25 1991- DOES CHRISTMAS MEAN THE TIME FOR THE FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS? WHAT SIGNIFICANCE DOES ALL THOSE LIGHTS MEAN TO YOU? IF KRISMISS MEANS THE SAME AS X-MAS...WHY IS {CHRIST} FORSAKEN? DOES CRIS KRINGLE OR THE FAMOUS SANTA CLAUS COME THAT DAY TO TAKE AWAY FROM THE TRUE MEANING OF THIS SPECIAL HOLY-DAY {or holiday}? DOES IT ONLY MEAN A HOLI-DAY FOR EXCHANGING GIFTS WITH FAMILY & FRIENDS? SINCE THE THREE WISEMEN STARTED THE GIFT GIVING THE 1st CHRISTMAS SHOULD IT BE CONTINUED AS IT IS TODAY? WITH LIL' CHARITY TO STRANGERS? DOES CHRISTMAS MEAN A DAY TO BE MERRY? AND IS CHRISTMAS JUST A SEASON OR REASON TO HAVE MERRIMENT & FUN? DOES CHRISTMAS MEAN A DAY THAT YOU GO TO MIDNIGHT MASS AND PRAY? & DOES IT MEAN A DAY YOU CAN PARTY AND GET DRUNK AND ACT LIKE AN ASS? AFTER COMING HOME AND OPENING YOUR PRESENTS ANYWAY... YOU CAN SEE WHAT CHRISTMAS MEANT TO US BY OUR PAST TRADITIONS. THEN CAN WE UNDERSTAND WHY CHRISTMAS TO SOME IS NO MERRY DAY OF FUN? THOSE POOR THAT HAVE NO MONEY TO BUY GIFTS FOR OTHERS FEEL BAD. IF CHRISTMAS MEANS A MERRY DAY OF MATERIALISTIC GIVING & RECEIVING THEN THOSE POOR FOLKS DO FEEL DEPRESSED AND SAD! DO WE MAKE CERTAIN THAT WE ONLY GIVE GIFTS TO ONLY THOSE THAT HAVE ARRANGED TO GIVE BACK TO US IN RETURN? IT SEEMS THAT THIS IS THE ACCEPTED NORM TODAY BY MANY FAMILIES NOT TO GIVE UNLESS YOU GET! FOR THIS IS THE AMERICAN WAY!...RIGHT? SO I'M SORRY THEN IF YOU GAVE ME A PRESENT OR GIFT THIS YEAR FOR IT SEEMS THAT DO TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND OUR CONTROL THAT I CAN NOT AFFORD TO GIVE YOU A GIFT IN RETURN... OH DEAR ALL I CAN GIVE YOU IS THIS LITTLE SORT OF A CHEAP PAPER POEM: YOU SEE THANKS TO OUR POOR ECONOMY, MANY... MANY PEOPLE WILL FEEL THE SAME ABOUT CHRISTMAS AS WE... JESUS SAID THAT IT IS BETTER TO GIVE THAN TO RECEIVE... SO I HOPE YOU FEEL THAT WAY ALSO AND WILL NOT BE ANGRY OR GRIEVE. AND IF YOU DO FEEL LIKE GIVING A LITTLE MORE THIS YEAR... THE SALVATION ARMY WHERE YOU LIVE, COULD USE MORE PEOPLE THAT GIVE. FOR THE SALVATION ARMY REALLY HELPS THE HOMELESS AND POOR OUT THERE. OUR ECONOMY MAY BE WORSE I FEAR NEXT YEAR, WAS IT TOLD IN THE BIBLE? WE THANK GOD THAT WE ARE NOT YET ON THE STREET WE DO HAVE A ROOF OVER OUR HEADS AND STILL SOMETHING YET TO EAT WE ARE SO MUCH BETTER OFF THAN WAS JOSEPH-MARY & JESUS OF LONG AGO. REMEMBER...LET'S TRY TO PUT CHRIST BACK IN OUR CHRISTMAS AGAIN, IF EVERYONE DID... WOULD'NT CHRIST-MAS BE GREAT? FULL OF LOVE AND PEACE & CHARITY TO ALL MANKIND INSTEAD OF WAR-GREED -CORRUPTION - MATERIALISM AND HATE! WE ARE STILL PRAYING & WISHING ALL OF YOU THE VERY BEST AND MAY G O D OUR FATHER CONTINUE TO BLESS. WHAT MORE CAN I SAY? HAVE A FINE HOLY DAY!

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