Birthdays - Famous Ones Part III
In this article we're going to discuss probably the most famous
birthday celebration all around the world, Christmas.
Yes, believe it or not Christmas is a birthday. It's the birth
of Jesus Christ. Actually, if you want to be technical, December
25 is not the actual day of Christ's birth but we celebrate his
birthday on this day because of things that are beyond the scope
of this article. Thought you'd might like to know that though.
Christmas is indeed the most popular birthday throughout most
parts of the world, and the way we celebrate it varies greatly
from one person to another.
For most of us, Christmas actually starts the night before when
we go to Christmas Eve church services. Here we usually
celebrate the lighting of the candles, sing some Christmas
Carols appropriate for church and end the service with "Silent
Night" to a candle lit church. Then we come home, get the kids
off to bed and start putting out the presents that "Santa" left
The next morning we wake up, gather round the tree and watch
with wonder as our starry eyed children open up their presents.
It's really quite a sight to see.
After presents are opened we'll have a big Christmas breakfast,
maybe pancakes or waffles, eggs and bacon. Let's not forget the
danish and sweet buns for after. Usually around now is when
you'll have problems keeping your kids from opening up their
Christmas Santas covered in chocolate.
Later on in the day we'll have the family over for dinner or
we'll go to a relative's house. The meal will have just about
everything you'd expect for a Christmas feast; turkey, stuffing,
candy yams, pumpkin pie and the list goes on and on.
After dinner we'll open up some more presents with the rest of
the family. Here is where the real gift giving kicks in and we
end up needing a U-Haul to bring all our stuff home in. It's the
only time of the year where we go home with more than what we
came with. Of course, no gift giving session would be complete
without a bunch of Christmas cookies to munch on. And they come
in all shapes and sizes, from Christmas trees to Santas to candy
canes. Oh, and let's not forget the Christmas tree lined with
candy canes, tinsel and ornaments.
After we're done visiting with relatives maybe we hop in the car
and go driving around looking at Christmas lights. There are
some houses that spend thousands of dollars on their lights and
are the talk of the whole town.
Finally, the night comes to an end and we head off to bed.
Hopefully, at least for a few brief moments, we remember who's
birthday we just celebrated and the reason why. It's so easy to
forget the significance of one of the most important birthdays
we can celebrate. It's easy to forget that the person born on
this day has changed the lives of billions of people in the last
Way too easy.