As I relax on the couch with my laptop, instrumental Christmas hymns playing in the background, my siblings watching The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming…well, I can’t think of what to say. I’d say that this Christmas means more to me than all the others since I actually came to Christ this year, but I don’t have the Christmas spirit. Haven’t had it this year at all so far and the holiday season is almost over. I know it seems horribly cliched and the subject of pretty much every cheesy Christmas movie ever – “Oh no, honey! Our angsty teenage daughter can’t find the Christmas spirit so we have to do everything possible to make her realize The True Meaning of Christmas!” – but that’s the way it is this year. (Not saying my parents are like that or anything. Not at all.)
The thing is, I do understand the true meaning of Christmas…
And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. ~Luke 2:8-14
…I just don’t feel Christmas-y. It’s really depressing.
Do you guys have ANY suggestions??? Have you ever lost the Christmas spirit? And if so, were you able to regain it? And if so, how?
And I just wanted to say MERRY CHRISTMAS to ya’ll anyway. Because it is Christmas.
Love you all!