Jeannie's Cottage carries a variety of gifts for Christmas, including Nativity Sets. Christmas is probably the most widely celebrated holiday in the whole world. But it has always had its critics. There are those who complain that it is full of pagan traditions and rituals, that Jesus was not born on December 25th, that the Bible doesn't tell us to celebrate the birth of Jesus. It's too commercial and it's lost its true meaning. With all the confusion, it's easy to become depressed like Charlie Brown did in the TV special, "A Charlie Brown Christmas." It took Linus Van Pelt, a child, to tell Charlie Brown -- and the rest of us -- the true meaning of Christmas. Linus quoted this scripture from the King James Bible: "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 tidings of great joy, which shall be to all my 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, and good will toward men." That is what Christmas is all about. And if God chose to celebrate the birth of His Son, why should we be quibbling. Let's just celebrate it with joy and thanksgiving. After all, what would this world be like if Jesus Christ had never been born?