The truth about Christmas

Do you know the real story behind why we celebrate Christmas?

We didn’t start celebrating Christmas because of Santa. We didn’t begin exchanging gifts because of Santa either. In fact the real story of Christmas is actually an amazing story about love.

There is a wonderful song by Chris Tomlin called Noel, which also features Lauren Daigle, which so beautifully tells us about the amazing love story that happened on that very first Christmas morning when the light of the world, Jesus, was born.

Love incarnate, love divine
Star and angels gave the sign
Bow to babe on bended knee
The Savior of humanity
Unto us a Child is born
He shall reign forevermore

Noel, Noel
Come and see what God has done
Noel, Noel
The story of amazing love!
The light of the world, given for us
Noel

Son of God and Son of man
There before the world began
Born to suffer, born to save
Born to raise us from the grave
Christ the everlasting Lord
He shall reign forevermore
Noel, Noel

Come and see what God has done
Noel, Noel
The story of amazing love!
The light of the world, given for us
Noel

Noel, Noel
Come and see what God has done
Noel, Noel
The story of amazing love!
The light of the world, given for us
Noel, Noel

17 comments

  1. Amazing grace how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me. I once was lost but now i’m found was blind but now I see. ‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear and grace my fears relieve. ‘Twas precious when that grace appeared the hour I first believed. My chains are gone. I’ve been set free. My God my Saviour has ransomed me and like a flood His mercy reigns. Unending love. Amazing grace. Through many dangers, toils and snares I have already come. ‘Twas grace that kept me safe thus far and grace ’twill lead me home. When we’ve been there ten thousand years bright shining like the sun. We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise than when we first began. My chains are gone. I’ve been set free. My God my Saviour has ransomed me and like a flood His mercy reigns. Unending love. Amazing grace. ((Victory Church)

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  2. It’ll be lonely this Christmas, lonely and cold. It’ll be lonely this Christmas without you to hold. It’ll be cold, cold, cold without you to hold this Christmas. (Mud, 1974)

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      1. How about these lyrics? “Christmas time, mistletoe and wine, children singing Christian rhymes with logs on the fire and gifts on the tree etc …. (Cliff Richard)

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      2. Excuse me for being thick here but you said that the lyrics I posted (ie it’ll be lonely this Christmas) were sad lyrics so I thought I would post some happier lyrics.

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      3. Not sure why you keep quoting song lyrics against posts, particularly as they seem to completely miss the point of my blog post.
        For example in this blog post ‘The truth about Christmas’, I’m reminding everyone about the amazing love story that happened on the very first Christmas morning, when the light of the world, Jesus, was born. So I’m therefore not sure how the George Michael lyrics you quoted, fit with the blog post.

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      4. Please don’t call me, or anyone else an idiot.
        Yes the lyrics you’ve posted are Christmas songs, however, as I have already said, this blog post ‘The truth about Christmas’, is about reminding everyone about the amazing love story that happened on the very first Christmas morning, when Jesus, the reason for the season, was born.

        So quoting George Michael against tis post, suggests you have completely missed the message contained in my blog post, about the reason we actually celebrate Christmas.

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  3. How about these lyrics? Last Christmas I gave you my heart but the very next day you threw it away. This time to save me from tears i’ll give it to someone special. (x2) Once bitten and twice shy I keep my distance but you still catch my eye. Tell me baby do you recognise me? Well it’s been a year it doesn’t surprise me. etc …. Last Christmas I gave you my heart but the very next day you threw it away. This time to save me from tears i’ll give it to someone special. (x2) The face of a lover with a fire in his heart. A man undercover but you tore me apart. But maybe next year i’ll give it to someone, i’ll give it to someone special. (George Michael)

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      1. Excuse me for being a bit thick here but I’m asking you if you prefer these more cheerful lyrics to the sad lyrics I posted on 23rd December?

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  4. Yvonne, much as I like George Michael as a singer, I find it insulting that you would think it appropriate to share the lyrics of Last Christmas against Dot’s post reminding us why we as Christians celebrate Christmas. This George Michael song may be considered a Christmas song but it certainly isn’t a song about the real Christmas, as it’s a secular song. If you’re going to share lyrics in comments against post, I’d suggest you read the blog post first as it seems to me you’ve possibly not even read some of these great blog posts before sharing what can only be described as inappropriate comments or lyrics.

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  5. Been following your blog for years. I’ve been challenged and inspired by many of your very honest and open posts. However I’m getting confused by many of the comments this Yvonne person is posting as they seem unrelated to what you’ve shared – This post is a good example of this.

    It seem that this commenter (Yvonne) wants to share song lyrics on a daily basis, so can I suggest Yvonne, that you get your own website or blog and share them there instead of randomly posting them here.

    Happy new year to you Dot. Keep up the great posts in 2020!

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    1. Well said George! Its as if Yvonne wants to take over Dot’s blogs and make this into her song lyrics site. Ridiculous. She needs to get her own blog where she can share whatever song lyrics she wants, whenever she wants. Dot you should stop approving Yvonne’s comments as they aren’t adding anything but negativity to your blog. I love your posts, as your so honest in what you write but do it in a way that challenges for us when we read it.

      Thanking you for all the blessings your posts have given me in 2019. Happy new year to you and yours when it comes. Dx

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    2. Thank you for following my blog for so long. I’m so please you still find I have something new and challenging to share with you.
      All the best for 2020!

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  6. Come on guys get back to what this site is about, READING “The thoughts, experiences and views of the unique person God knows as Dot”. help one another and Dot she puts loads time n effort into writing these posts so, read them and be inspired and challenged.

    Comments are not for sharing unrelated content as some have been doing. Don’t approve them anymore Dot, those who wanna share loads of content need to get there own site and not try n use yours to seek attention from u or ur readers.

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