Christmas is probably the biggest Holiday of the Year~~lets face it, Promotions start in September as stores start showing all the Glitter and Shine, and when we see these "early Christmas signs" I would swear there comes a collective "How will I get through this Holiday?"
People start to worry about the costs of gifts-money they might not have, children they will let down if that "perfect Tree with tons of Gifts" is not waiting on Christmas morning--while family relations are churning all around them.
Christmas brings a load of emotions toward us~~~Bells Ringing, Christmas Carols sung non-stop, the struggle through shopping lines, watching the cash register soaring upwards, stopping to wait for that "fast Credit Card Swipe" bringing more worry while nervous Store Clerks say a "Happy Holidays" greeting, hoping the customer will just move on and not insist on saying "Merry Christmas!" Why should a clerk live in fear of losing their job by saying those two words, "Merry Christmas?"
Worry, anger, sadness, frustration, helplessness--the list sadly goes on as to the range of emotions flying around as this holiday rapidly approaches us. There is no magic cure--people must find their way through this time, and the statistics of Violence around this time of year are rising at an alarming rate.
What can be done to change the "Commercial Christmas?" Its not that easy but there is a way to start~~~PRAYER. Remember the Christmas story~~a BABY was born in a manger, surrounded by animals, shepherds stood still, Three Wise Men arrived with Gifts for the child. They called him Jesus...................
May your Christmas find moments of Peace. God bless everyone.