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Spirit of Christmas

It’s the 24th of December, a few more hours ’till Christmas Eve. Everyone’s  busying themselves for the final preparations, people going to church, last minute Christmas shopping, and other “Christmasy” things to do. I, on the other hand is busying myself typing this post away. I remember as a child I’d excitedly await for Christmas. On most occasions I’d be too impatient to wait for Christmas Eve and open my presents an hour or two before. It was that badly I was excited, but as time passed by I grew up. Strange yet horrifically as I grow up I lost the excitement, the thrill of awaiting Christmas. It’s almost Christmas Eve and yet I still don’t feel it. I find Christmas as an ordinary day, nothing special. Sure, we may rob our family and friends of their money but I don’t feel the ‘speciality’ of the day.

As tradition to a Catholic such as I, it is manditatory to go to church on the evening of the 24th or on the 25th of December. This is all to commemorate to the birth of Jesus Christ. But the thing is, Jesus was never born on the 25th. Why? To those familiar to the story of the birth of Christ, he was born in a barn/stable. In Jerusalem, temperature drop extremely low in the evening until early morning yet will reach to extreme heat in the afternoon. According to the tale told about his birth, he was born at night in a barn. With the extreme drop of temperature he would’ve never even survived. Now you ask, why do we still celebrate the birth of Jesus on the 25th when he was not born on that day? I for a fact do not. For this reason, I refuse to go to church for I find it unnecessary.

As the day progresses, series of unfortunate events continue to progress. It does stop, it doesn’t give one a break. I finally realize that this is the utmost reason why the spirit of Christmas is at a distance. But the closer Christmas Eve arrives, I continue on wards. I cannot let it stop me, and I shall now. I shrug them off, of which I usually do. And try my best to be cheery and overly excited about Christmas for I do not want affect those around me.

In about 15-20 mins Christmas Eve shall arrive on my part of the world. I wish you all a merry, merry Christmas. May you all enjoy your evening.

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