President Donald Trump added a radical twist to the annual National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony last Friday by invoking the divinity of Jesus Christ. You would think revering the season’s central figure would be expected, but you’d be wrong. Although his predecessor, Barack Obama, mentioned the Nativity in general terms as “the story of a child born far from home … who’d ultimately spread a message that has endured for more than 2,000 years,” the more direct Trump went right to the sacred heart of the matter.

“As the Bible tells us, when the wise men had come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary, his mother, and fell down and worshipped him. Christians give thanks that the Son of God came down to save humanity,” Trump said. In fulfilling his promise to renormalize the greeting “Merry Christmas” away from the deliberately vague “happy holidays,” Trump venerated the Yuletide’s raison d’être. Hollywood didn’t get the memo, though. That’s no surprise; the industry has long had a problem with religiosity.[Lou Aguilar]

On the surface G-O-D is a deadly poison to the liberal left. After all, they believe they are the ultimate judges of anything and everything to do with power; the arbiters of ‘anti-everything’. While trusting souls receive spiritual regeneration (second birth, born again) the skeptics on the left get cartoons and a continuation of life without hope.

The sin and spiritual death of mankind was the moral and heavenly necessity requiring the ‘virgin conception’, the Advent of Christ through Mary, supported by Joseph. By the sacrifice, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus Christ, the restoration of spiritual life to the repentant, faithful soul is now offered. There is no other ‘real meaning’ of Christmas.[DGH]

Last week, ABC re-broadcast the perennial classic, A Charlie Brown Christmas, on its 54th network run. By now almost everybody has seen the Peanuts holiday special, along with its show-stopping climax.

Charlie Brown, depressed by the commerciality of his Christmas, cries, “Isn’t there anyone who knows what Christmas is all about?” Linus calmly responds to him, “Sure, Charlie Brown, I can tell you what Christmas is all about.” He climbs onto the school stage, gets under the spotlight, and proclaims the Gospel according to Luke, King James Version, verbatim on national television:

And there were, in the same country, shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them. The glory of the Lord shone round about them, and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, “Fear not, for behold I bring you tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.” And suddenly there were with the angel a multitude of Heavenly hosts praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on Earth peace and goodwill toward men.”[Lou Aguilar]

The alt left don’t like this because the alt left want people to worship the government. The government is their G*O*D. People with faith are dangerous to the alt left; ie the socialist and the communist DemoMarxocrats. CHRISTmas after all, begins with CHRIST, who is the Reason for the Season.

Christmas is about the birth of Jesus and not just a happy holiday. Acknowledging Christmas is an act of defiance against the poisonous Left, their on-going attacks against our constitutional republic, and their specific attack on Christmas. Why is Christmas celebrated? Jesus is the why. Enough said.[DGH]

I just reread an even older novel, the most famous Christmas-themed fictional work of all time, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. The timeless tale of a bitter misanthrope’s Yuletide-prompted redemption avoids overt religiosity while stressing the unique goodness of Christmas. It has non-clerical charity workers and spirits rather than angels.

Yet Christianity permeates the work.

The accursed Marley’s ghost moans, “Why did I have to walk through crowds of fellow beings with my eyes turned down, and never raise them to that Star which led the Wise Men to a poor abode?” A little later, Scrooge’s poor clerk Bob Cratchit desperately praises his invalid son, Tiny Tim: “He told me, coming home, that he hoped the people saw him in the church, because he was a cripple, and it might be pleasant to them to remember, upon Christmas Day, who made lame beggars walk and blind men see.”

But it is Tiny Tim himself, and Dickens, who speak for all during this wonderful holy season, clear enough for even Hollywood to hear, “God bless us, every one!”[Lou Aguilar]

The Conclusion of the Matter
Charles Schulz was always a good and faithful witness, evoking ‘God be with you’, and ‘Merry Christmas will come’, just as certain as Jesus will return to His visited planet (Matt 24:44). Epiphanies warm hearts and enlighten minds for Christ. When individuals encounter the Holy Spirit, they become humbled and healed.

Just keep in mind folks, the power that you have to thwart the fiery darts of the enemy deceiver each and every time he comes after you. Remember that he has been defeated and he is currently on a very short leash. Stand up, be bold, be brave, be courageous. The entire resources of Heaven are available to you freely to protect you and make you victorious.

And it all began with the birth of Jesus on that first Advent night of Glory which today we call Christmas!

From yours truly and my abode to yours – I pray you all have a wonderful, CHRISTmas-filled celebration with your family and friends. Bring in the neighbors even, and wish them all a ‘Merry Christmas everyone, and to all a Goodnight’!

Gloria in excelsis Deo!


Lou Aguilar, American Spectator: Putting the Christ back in Christmas


Face of Jesus by Richard Hook

Soli Deo Gloria!