Saturday 9 December 2023

What is Christmas


WHAT IS CHRISTMAS?: BY Helen Steiner Rice

Is it just a day at the end of the year?

A happy holiday filled with merry & good cheer

A season for presents both giving and receiving

A time to indulge in the pleasures of living

Are we lost to meaningless much muddled daze that

that covers our minds like a grey autumn haze.

Have we closed our hearts to God and His love?

Do we turn our eyes from “The bright star above”

Oh Father in Heaven, renew and restore the real

true meaning of Christmas once more.

So we can feel in our heart again that

peace on earth and good will to all men”

It is still a promise that man can claim if

He but seeks it in thy name”


  1. Religious and family significance are very important; rank commercialisation is not.

    1. It is the commercialisation of this special time that I do not like

  2. Yes, to me it is the season of love and kindness. The world needs all it can get. :)

  3. God's love came down at Christmas with the birth of precious Jesus. May we celebrate that love each day of the year, Jo-Anne.

  4. I had never seen that before. Christmas is a very special time for our family, always has been. A time for family, love, traditions, and reflection.

    1. It came from a small book I found in my Mum's stuff after she passed, Christmas is an important and specia time of year

  5. Great poem, true meaning. And why I'm still in the bah humbugs despite Laurie's deco job.

  6. Beautiful words. I love the simplicity of Christmas which is hard to find these days. It’s still there - it’s up to us to be still enough to see it.


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