Christmas Nonsense

5 Dec

Humorous Columnist Dave Barry wrote, “To avoid offending anybody, the school dropped religion altogether and started singing about the weather.

“At my son’s school, they now hold the winter program in February and sing increasingly non-memorable songs such as “WiSuzy Snowflake Picturenter Wonderland,” “Frosty the Snowman” and ~ this is a real song ~ “Suzy Snowflake,” all of which is pretty funny because we live in Miami.

A visitor from another planet would assume that the children belonged to the Church of Meteorology.”*

Suzy Snowflake was born in the classic 1951 song performed by Rosemary Clooney. She is one of the modern-day “legends” of modern-day Christmas, meant to add an element of fun to the winter season.

This wouldn’t be so bad, except that the true meaning of Christmas is now misunderstood by millions of children.

Some parents give a nod to a baby in the manger who came to bring Peace on Earth, but they don’t really explain to their children that that baby was and is now the Son of God. He is deity! To them, He’s still the little baby in the manger, not the Lord of the Universe.

Jesus Christ is God the Son (part of the Holy Trinity: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit). There are many religions that speak well of Jesus. They call him a prophet or a teacher or other nice names, but they forget that He has a name that explains who He is ~ Immanuel, God with us! (Matthew 1:23; Isaiah 7:14)

I (Dawn) remember how surprised my youngest Son Michael was to realize that Baby Jesus existed as God before He was born on earth. Jesus’ deity isn’t an invention; He didn’t suddenly become God. The Bible clearly teaches that Jesus has always been God… but He became man! He was fully human and fully divine.

  • John 1:1 tells us that the “Word,” Jesus, was already existing “with God” and indeed, “was God.”
  • The apostle Paul tells us that Jesus, the Son, is “the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of His [the Father’s] being” (Hebrews 1:3).
  • John 1:14 tells us the Word, Jesus, became flesh. He was in the form and shape of a human being (Philippians 2:7-8).

Some churches would like to remove these passages from the Bible, or interpret them in ways to strip Jesus of His deity or question His humanity.

It’s Christmas nonsense.

The message of His coming is an amazing story. The Creator sent His Son to be clothed in our nature as a man, so that Jesus could atone for our sins (2 Corinthians 5:19a). It’s a story we need to remember, and we need to tell the next generation!

NOTE: Jesus was probably not born on Christmas Day. (ChristianAnswers.net addresses this and other misconceptions about Jesus’ birth.)

But the fact is, Jesus was born. And we need to celebrate His coming every day.


Note: Henry Morris III at Institute for Creation Research wrote an excellent article about how Christmas has become un-miraculous and secular. The article is a call to teach our children and grandchildren the truth about the Incarnation.


*Joke: Dave Barry in his “Notes on Western Civilization”,

Chicago Tribune Magazine, July 28, 1991. http://www.sermonillustrations.com/a-z/c/christmas.htm

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One Response to “Christmas Nonsense”

  1. Sharon G. December 5, 2010 at 10:37 pm #

    You said “(part of the Holy Trinity: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Son)” You meant God the Spirit, right? 😉

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