What makes Christmas?

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Finally it is Christmas. There is that chill in the air. The streets are filled with beautiful decorations. There are Christmas trees all decked up. There are cribs made replicating that nativity scene from a long time ago. There is Santa going around to the sounds of happy carols giving gifts. The mood is merry and nice. But what makes Christmas?
There is this song that I sang once upon a time.
“What makes Christmas do you know?
Is it pretty gifts and shiny toys?
All wrapped up so nice and bright,
For little girls and boys.
Is it prettiness at all,
Fairy lights and sparkling Chirstmas tree,
No these do not Christmas mean.
It is pretty more than these.
Christ was born on his birthday ,
And that is what makes Christmas”
How true are the words of this song! Most of us are so busy making external preparations that we forget to look into ourselves and our preparation. Christmas isn’t just another holiday with the gift giving and the decorations. It is about Christ being born, about God becoming man. It is not Xmas it is Christmas for reason. And Christmas isn’t Christmas without hearts being at peace. It is about forgiving the ones who have hurt us, apologizing for our mistakes, spreading joy and cheer among friends and family by being with our near and dear ones. If there is peace in our hearts, only then it is Christmas- Christmas in our hearts, Christmas everywhere! Merry Christmas everyone :)  

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