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Dec 25 2006

Merry Christmas

Santa ClausOur society has forgotten what Christmas is all about. It has turned into a time to receive gifts and eat food. For little children it is about gifts, time off from school, Santa Claus and his Reindeer. What about the true spirit of Christmas? Celebrating the birth of Christ and the magic that occurred. Spending time with your family and the ones who love you?

Baby_Jesus_MaryThe Nativity refers to the birth of Jesus. According to biblical accounts, Jesus was born to the Virgin Mary, assisted by her husband Joseph, in the city of Bethlehem. The birth took place in a stable, surrounded by farm animals, and the infant Jesus was laid in a manger. Shepherds from the fields surrounding Bethlehem were told of the birth by an angel, and were the first to see the child. Christians believe that the birth of Jesus fulfilled many prophecies made hundreds of years before his birth. This is one of my favorite Christmas Songs:

Hark! the herald angels sing,
“Glory to the new-born King;
Peace on earth and mercy mild,
God and sinners reconciled!”
Joyful, all ye nations, rise.
Join the triumph of the skies.
With th’angelic hosts proclaim
“Christ is born in Bethlehem!”
Hark! the herald angels sing,
Glory to the new-born King!

This is the other of my favorite Christmas songs:

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Jack Frost nipping at your nose
Yuletide carols being sung by a choir, and folks dressed up like Eskimos
Everybody knows a turkey and some mistletoe (will) help to make the season bright
Tiny tots with their eyes all aglow will find it hard to sleep tonight

They know that Santa’s on his way, He’s loaded lots of toys and goodies on his sleigh
And every mother’s child is gonna spy to see if reindeer really know how to fly
And so I’m offering this simple phrase, to kids from one to ninety-two
Although it’s been said, many times, many ways: “Merry Christmas to you.”

Merry Christmas Everyone!
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About the author

Timothy Haroutunian

Timothy Haroutunian is a ServiceNow Cloud Implementation Specialist at Acorio. ServiceNow is an IT Management solution that allows for a complete view of your IT and physical environment.

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  1. Armenian Eagle » Merry Christmas To All 2007

    […] Last Christmas was good, this christmas was different, but I enjoyed it. However, it is more about the birth of Christ and spending time with family. […]

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