isn’t there anyone who knows what christmas is all about?

Some people just don’t get it.

I felt like Charlie Brown this weekend when a reporter interviewed shoppers.  Knowing that many were making cut backs, the reporter asked people how Christmas would be different this year.

One mother said, “This year I want my children to learn the real meaning of Christmas.”

That is a perfect setup.  That is a great opening line, isn’t it?  The woman sounds like she is going to describe the true meaning of Christmas.  Great starts, however, do not always guarantee a strong finish.  If only the mother had a clue.

The young woman continued, “I want them to know there is more to it than getting presents.  I want them to enjoy being with family, and having a good time, while they take a break from school.”

What?  Enjoying family?  Having a good time?  Being out of school?  What kind of answer is that – talking about clueless?

How could someone miss the big picture that much?  Perhaps the television station edited out the best part.  Since that particular channel usually treats Christianity with respect, I doubt they cut out any references to Christ.

The message of Christmas is so simple even Linus of Charlie Brown gets it.

Surely, you remember the story.  Charlie Brown finds himself depressed at Christmas time, searching for the true meaning of the holiday amidst the glitz and commercialism of the modern age.  Charlie asks Linus, “Isn’t there anyone who knows what Christmas is all about?”  And Linus nails it.


4 Responses to “isn’t there anyone who knows what christmas is all about?”

  1. December 22, 2008 at 2:10 pm

    I love Linus:) That’s great!

  2. 2 Anne
    December 23, 2008 at 7:28 am

    I think someone at Ace Hardware on Chalkville Road got it, too. Their sign says “Merry Christmas from Ace”. I got so excited, I ran in and bought something–you can always use another package of batteries!!

  3. December 23, 2008 at 10:20 am

    Perhaps the good news is spreading. An employee at Home Depot told me “Merry Christmas” last night.

  4. December 23, 2008 at 12:02 pm

    I just found this quote today, from FOX & Friends co-host Brian Kilmeade, discussing “killing Christmas:”

    “A holy symbol like Frosty [the Snowman] should not be taken away from Christmas.”

    Do wha???

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