Sunday, December 23, 2007

What is Christmas to u?

May tagged me on The 12 Things I Love About Christmas. These are the 12 things I Love about Christmas.

1) To celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ
2) Time to get together with family members and friends.
3) The warm, peaceful and lovely atmosphere.
4) A great opportunity to share the good news to the others.
5) The Cheerful and Happy Mood
6) Meaningful Christmas Songs, Caroling and Hymns
7) Giving and Receiving Christmas Presents and Greeting Cards
8) Christmas Tree, Christmas decoration and ornaments, Christmas Light and Candles
9) Photography session at the Shopping Mall (which I didn't do this year cos lazy)
10) It is a Public Holiday
11) A White Christmas (which I have yet to experience it)
12) The Christmas Dinner, cookies, cakes and other tit bits (yeah!)

Monaco tagged me on "What is Christmas to you?"

Christmas is a wonderful season of the year. It is more than just a festive season, more than just a holiday, or the caroling, or the giving, receiving or exchanging of gifts among family members, loved ones and friends etc. Christmas celebrates the birth of our Saviour, Lord Jesus Christ. Over 2,000 years ago, a child, who was the Son of God was born in Bethlehem. Jesus Christ is God's greatest gift (which is gift of Love) to us. Jesus has come to show us the way to God. He died on the cross for our sins and to give us eternal life. Jesus Christ is the Reason for the Season. That is the true meaning of Christmas to me.

What is Christmas to u?
What are the things that u love about Christmas?
Have A Blessed Christmas.


angel said...

Christmas is Santa Claus... but Unker Cocka said Santa died liao... so I said he can be Santa Cock... kkkk...

Merry Christmas!
*sampat hugs & kisses*

L B said...

OMG! *close eyes at Angel's*
*dare not say anything in case Santa's watching*

kyh said...

Christmas is snow and bling blings! But here got no snow... SAD!

may said...

*reads angel's comment*
wha?!! kakakakaka!

I forgot about the "public holiday" bit -- I love that as well! can sleep in... zzz... zzz...

thanks for doing the tag!

Doreen said...

Christmas is the most coveted public holiday in a year after a whole year of rushing, working and all! The holiday allows me to clear my mind and get myself ready for the upcoming new year.

Selba said...

you also already made your homework :)

Is there a lot of shopping malls in penang?

White christmas is definitely beautiful especially when you feel the snowflakes, it's just so amazing! :D

Berberboo said...

I LOVE GOING TO CHURCH AT 12 MIDNIGHT... see the procession... and hear the carolings... ah... so serene... but sayang no snow.... haha... and and... TURKEY AND LAMB LEG!!! A MUST!!! =D

Bernard said...

Blessed Christmas, Chen!

rinnah said...

I love everything about Christmas!

Chev said...

Kakkakkaka... tat Unker Cocka really.. dunno wat to say... LOLOL
Faint kaw kaw at Santa Cock :P

*Christmas Hugs & Christmas Kisses*

Yeah, Santa is hiding somewhere..
Might be under the table

*Christmas Hugs & Christmas Kisses*

Christmas Snow is so syiok
but in Malaysia we can only get Christmas cotton. LOL

The best is... hiding inside air cond room to get the "cold" effect :P

*Christmas Hugs & Christmas Kisses*

Chev said...

Pretend to forget temporary what Angel commented regarding Santa Cock. Kekkeekkeke...

Public Holiday is always good unless if there is emergency call or unless if I have to work.
I lup Holidays. Lup lup lup..

*Christmas Hugs & Christmas Kisses*

How many off days or holidays u all get for Christmas? Some places are off for the whole week. How nice :)

*Christmas Hugs & Christmas Kisses*

Yeah, better to do the Christmas tags before Christmas. Else have to answer it for next year's Christmas. LOL

There are quite a number of shopping malls in Penang but not as many nor as big as the one in KL.

*Christmas Hugs & Christmas Kisses*

Chev said...

The Christmas Eve Midnight Mass :)
The church is always packed with people for that mass cos most people will come back from outstation. Can meet up with quite a number of friends over there too :)

Lamb leg? hehehe.. I won't have turkey this Christmas. Used to have Christmas turkey every year for Christmas eve dinner. This year will have beef and other foodstuff instead ;)

*Christmas Hugs*

Have a Blessed Christmas, Bernard

*Christmas Hugs*

Everything and Anything about Christmas. Christmas is the season to be jolly. Have a Blessed Christmas, Rinnah :)

*Christmas Hugs*

Liyin said...

As years pass by I am beginning to understand one thing about Christmas. Christmas is about RECEIVING.

Often times, we hear that Christmas is a time of giving. Oh, yea, true in the sense when one is thinking that this is the time of the year to do some charity and good works when any other time of the year it is not? Is Christmas so significant to some of us in that sense? Or are we just celebrating it because is a tradition or religious festival or simply because it has become so commercial that everyone and anyone is celebrating this so-called year-end holiday because it is a joyful time of gathering with loved ones and present exchange? But does everyone who celebrates this day know the true meaning of Christmas? As for me this festive day is no longer the day I observe.

As I was contemplating today I have come to realise that Christmas is a time for us to receive than to give.

The Bible says in John 3:16 –
"For God so loved the world that HE GAVE his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."

God IS the Giver of a precious Gift of His own Son, Jesus Christ, to us. Christmas is a time to remember the birth of jesus because God the Father GAVE His very own Son to us. God is giving this gift of love to us. On our part, it is for us to RECEIVE this gift of His Son Jesus Christ into our hearts to be our Saviour and Lord. Have you received Him yet? If you have not yet, His gift of Salvation is still waiting for you to receive it, not just on Christmas Day but anytime.

I must say, Christmas Day is not something I have in my heart, but Christ Jesus is.

angele said...

Merry Christmas to you Chen!

Have a happy holiday.

Kopi Soh said...

Merry Christmas and a Happy 2008.

Chev said...

Thanks for your comment. Christmas is a time of Giving and Receiving. No one can receive anything if there is no giver. Thanks to that precious gift of Eternal Life that God has given to everyone of us :)

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year, Liyin.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year, Angele

kopi soh,
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year, Kopi Soh

Doreen said...

We are off from 24/12 afternoon all the way to 03/01. Hehehe. But we don't have CNY and other holidays we normally have in Malaysia. :(

Chev said...

wah... That's a long break.
Have fun and enjoy your holidays :)

Sam I Am said...

please allow me to share these thoughts penned onto this card. It is entitled My Christmas List of Blessings written by Vicki J. Kuyper:

"My Christmas List of Blessings"
My Christmas List is more than just a way to keep track of the special people God has brought into my life to love.

It's like a treasured scrapbook filled with pleasant memories of all the times God's answered prayer through friends and family.

Every name's a touchstone that leads to a place and time,
where God has used another's heart to reach out and touch mine.

It may have happened years ago or even yesterday,
but every person on my list has changed my life some way.

Through simple conversation, a warm hug or a shared meal,
every person on my list has helped me grow or heal, or laugh or love or learn or smile...The blessings never end as God allows our paths to cross as family and friends.

So please know that this greeting is more than a Christmas wish. It's a "thank you" card to God for putting on my list each and every one whose name I've come to hold so dear...

Those who've shown me Christmas joy each day of the year.

From me and mine to you and yours, Merry Christmas and Happy New Years ......:)

Chev said...

Sam I Am,
Thanks Sam, Have a Blessed Christmas :)

Anonymous said...

Is there any proof to the following strong assertion?
- "Jesus has come to show us the way to God."

The following is beyond me an I'm sure many others too and can you elaborate in an earthly language - how so?

- "He died on the cross for our sins and to give us eternal life. "