Rea­son for the cel­e­bra­tion

The Freeman - - OPINION -

Likely one can ask as to whether this com­ing Christ­mas would be as happy as or more in­ter­est­ing than the past. What's more, we gen­er­ally think back on how we cel­e­brated years ago. What's more, we think about whether what might sat­isfy us in this cel­e­bra­tion when we are as yet search­ing for mo­ti­va­tions to be up­beat par­tic­u­larly when we are har­bor­ing some ill sen­ti­ments from un­re­solved clashes.

But then again the sea­son is some­thing that we can­not break off. For the year will not end without this muchawaited cel­e­bra­tion. For chil­dren, are they wait­ing for gifts from the grown-ups? And for adults, are we wait­ing for greet­ings with presents from friends and loved ones? Or are we wait­ing for peo­ple to rec­on­cile with us per­haps for bet­ter re­la­tion­ships?

Let's first take a look at the con­sump­tion as­pect of the cel­e­bra­tion. Cul­tural im­pacts on con­sump­tion are draw­ing in ex­pand­ing con­sid­er­a­tion. Specif­i­cally, en­thu­si­asm for the rich phenomenon of Christ­mas uti­liza­tion has de­vel­oped. In spite of the fact that Christ­mas re­flects as­sorted top­ics, some of which have pos­i­tive or neg­a­tive in­cen­tives for cus­tomers and some of which are viewed as sacro­sanct or com­mon. Both ma­te­ri­al­is­tic and he­do­nic val­ues and dis­tinctly dif­fer­en­ti­at­ing col­lec­tive qual­i­ties, sim­i­lar to love, lib­er­al­ity, and phi­lan­thropy are all the while for­ti­fied. Fes­tive prac­tices are loaded down with im­pli­ca­tions that get from and add to the way of life, and the way in which they are ex­e­cuted is so­cially es­tab­lished and con­sti­tu­tive. Christ­mas presents are es­pe­cially es­teem ex­pres­sive, serv­ing dif­fer­ent so­cial, mone­tary, and in­di­vid­ual pur­poses. One mes­sage prin­ci­pally passed on by Christ­mas presents is love, warmth, and re­gard for the ben­e­fi­ciary. The im­agery of the ar­range­ment of bless­ings ex­hib­ited con­veys the provider's val­u­a­tion of every re­ceiver. Gift shop­ping may, thusly, in­volve se­ri­ous ex­er­tion to ac­quire en­dow­ments that mir­ror the idea of the con­nec­tion among giver and re­ceiver.

Thus we as a whole re­al­ize what Christ­mas im­plies; heaps of presents and a fat, bearded man be­ing glo­ri­fied for a whole sea­son. How­ever, a few peo­ple will in gen­eral over­look that Christ­mas re­ally started as a path for Chris­tians to cel­e­brate the birth of the sav­ior, Christ. What­ever re­li­gion you rec­og­nize as, Christ­mas is im­por­tant from nu­mer­ous points of view.

Christ­mas has a way for bright­en­ing every­body up. It gives in­di­vid­u­als some­thing to dis­cuss, re­gard­less of whether it's sim­ply wish­ing them "Merry Christ­mas" in pass­ing. There are a lot of rea­sons to in­vest en­ergy with fam­ily amid the oc­ca­sions. En­hanc­ing a tree is a cus­tom that any­body can ap­pre­ci­ate. Ob­serv­ing lit­tle chil­dren ap­pre­ci­ate the en­chant­ment of Christ­mas sea­son is ex­cit­ing. Christ­mas tunes are com­pletely dif­fi­cult to es­cape in your head. Christ­mas turns into a pe­riod of giv­ing, re­gard­less of what re­li­gion you might be.

For some in­di­vid­u­als, Christ­mas is a pe­riod of dis­tress. They don't have the ad­di­tional cash to pur­chase presents for their young­sters, fam­ily, and com­pan­ions. Many are dis­heart­ened at Christ­mas­time when they think about their friends and fam­ily who won't have the ca­pac­ity to get back home for dif­fer­ent rea­sons.

Christ­mas is a gath­er­ing. In par­tic­u­lar, it's a birth­day party — for Je­sus — and birth­day events are in­tended to be cel­e­brated. It's the rea­son we say "Merry Christ­mas!" Iron­i­cally, at most Christ­mas par­ties the in­di­vid­ual whose birth­day we should cel­e­brate is to­tally dis­re­garded. He is never at any point ref­er­enced. He is fre­quently ig­nored or only ref­er­enced along­side Ru­dolph, Frosty the Snow­man, Santa Claus, the Grinch, elves, and a con­sid­er­able run­down of cel­e­brated anec­do­tal char­ac­ters. Af­ter all, it's a party for Him, the rea­son of the cel­e­bra­tion.

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