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Mary Jo Brown: Keep Christ in holiday

It’s depressing to see how some people leave Christ out of Christmas.

That’s not how it’s meant to be, for Christ is the meaning/reason for Christmas.

After all, it’s his birthday, you see.

Yes, presents, Christmas trees, stockings, treats and Santa all add up to a holiday that wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for a babe born in Bethlehem, where he lay on a star-lit night in a hayfield manger, wrapped in swaddling cloth.

He presented quite a sight to the shepherds and wise men who came to see him. That’s where the star led them. That was the first Christmas.

Our Christmas is a continuation of that special night. Keep Christ in Christmas, don’t leave him out.

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It’s his birthday. Yep, that’s what Christmas is all about.

Happy birthday, Jesus, from us all.

Merry Christmas.

Mary Jo Brown