And our sins (those problems that are the result of our Elephant and baby Santa Christmas sweater state of Sin), and, acceptance of His way to Holiness: the blood of Jesus that was shed on the Cross to pay the price necessary to escape His wrath. That is why Christmas is so joyous! God, seeing us in our ugly misery and depravity, provided the way out of our sinful ways. He Himself redeemed us. THAT is why we celebrate the birth of Jesus, the Christ, at Christmas, it is because God has *now*, at that time of His birth, provided the “mechanism” by which we can now enter into Heaven. Meanwhile, those traditions and new ones have taken over, the story of Christ and his birth (whichever version of it you want to pick) is rarely even mentioned, instead, we have Santa, we have Reindeer, we have BB Gun,
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we have Ghosts of Christmas past present Elephant and baby Santa Christmas sweater and future, we have “what if you were never born. But the best of all is Santa, which is a dark-skinned Turk (who resembles, if anyone, Worf of TNG) portrayed as a white man, who mysteriously keeps tabs on every boy and girl and maintains a list of Naughty vs Nice (by standards never clearly explained) and magically meets out rewards and punishments… and is so transparently false that every little boy and girl are expected to see through the ruse as a part of their journey to maturity.