Oh my heart loves Christmas. I love the lights, I love the music I even *gasp* love the snow that comes with December!! Growing up it was all about the gifts, it was all about Santa. Waking up at 3 in the morning (yes we were anxious children haha) running to the living room and seeing what Santa had left us. It was about rattling packages and guessing what our parents were going to get us "this year". Even as I grew up and moved out it was still about the presents, what we could afford. Going above and beyond just because we could with the gifts.
I'm happy to say this year is different, we're such a materialistic world. Thank God my perspective is different. Christmas is Jesus's Birthday. His Birthday! What do you do on your birthday, you throw a party, you probably have cake and you are the one getting presents. Can you imagine the world we would live in if He hadn't been born? We'd be a world with no hope.