A Fun Christmas? Not This Year!
Think very long, and very hard, about the following headline used for a story published by a Christian retailing association, reporting a survey by a consumer specialist, predicting that sales will be lower this Christmas:
Survey warns that Christmas “Won’t Be Fun” This Year.
Can you think of a better example of just about everything wrong with our culture’s view of Christmas, and, sadly, the view of too many in the Church as well? In light of the Incarnation, can any Christmas celebration, when celebrated in the grace of the gifts Christ gives, not be “fun” [that word properly understood, of course!].