I guess it wouldn’t really surprise anyone if I said that Christmas time is my favorite time of the year. Of course it is. It’s pretty much everyone’s favorite time. I won’t list everything I love about it, but I guess I felt like talking about it a bit. I figure if Jesus were down here right about now, He’d more than likely be totally pumped about his birthday coming up. I wish I knew what date he really was born. It had to have been in the winter time though. I suppose something miraculous could have happened and it snowed in July, but I think the sheperds or the wisemen would have mentioned something. So, Jesus was most likely born in the November, December, January, and maybe February months.

I’ve made the decision to absolutely celebrate Jesus’ birthday to the maximum! In everything that I do, whatever tradition I fulfill, I will remind myself that Jesus is the reason for the season. With every snow that falls, I will kneel into the snow, and praise God for creating me and sending baby Jesus to live and die for me.

I’ve also made the ultimate plans to do things completely different this year. I want to do the things that I’ve always wanted to do for Christmas. I’m going to buy my own miniature Christmas tree and make homemade ornaments and buy lights and make my own star for the top. Leah, (newday101), and a bunch of other friends from bible study and school are going out about a week before the celebration to sing various Christmas carols, which I have never done before. I’m also going to write notes to friends on cut-out snowflakes! I’m going to do everything that I’ve seen other people do and more! I’ll come up with my own traditions and activities! I’m going to make a Christmas video journal starting December 1st till Christmas morning! I’ve got so many great ideas flying through my head, I can’t get them written down fast enough. So as you can probably tell, I am very excited about all this!

Happy Holidays and may the love of Christ be your reason for the season! From the jeffersonairplane staff.

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