What if every day were Christmas?

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By David Davis

I like history.

I’m not a student of it, but I like researching historical sites for ideas and articles I can use.

The following article from “Biblical World” published in December 1913 caught my attention because I have bemoaned for years that Christmas is way too commercialized; that the true meaning of Christmas is lost in all the decorations, lights and gift-giving.

I am comforted knowing that I am not much different than they were 104 years ago.




“Heaven defend us from such a misfortune!” you say. For Christmas is one of the most dreaded joys of life.

But this terror at the mention of Christmas is due to our having commercialized the day until it is a synonym for anxiety lest we give someone a present of less (or more) value than the present this someone has given us.

Yet in reality Christmas is a bit of prophetic idealism. It is a testimony to our persistent belief that our present economic order is not ideal. Even the most brutal industrialism cannot destroy this faith.

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