but if we try, we can focus on the true meaning of Christmas that began over 2000 years ago.
It wasn't about Santa Claus and decorating trees with colored lights. There was nothing about making lists and checking them twice like it is today. Don't get me wrong, I don't these things are wrong and I've done all of them all my life. But that not what Christmas is really about.
One thing that helps point me back to a good perspective of Christmas is listening to music that exalts Christ and his birth. Right now I'm listening to music from the annual concert put on my the Azusa Pacific University choir. A marvelous performance of Christmas music that's presented each year. Hearing the music reminds me how it all started. This, in addition to attending a Christmas Eve service at Fellowship Greenville, help me focus on the true meaning of Christmas.
Now it's your turn. How do you keep the real meaning of Christmas at the forefront of your mind in this season? I'd love to hear your traditions.