We all know that Jesus is the reason for the season, right?
But I cannot tell you how many times that I have heard some variation of a phrase that goes something like this:
Kids don't care about that.
Kids know...but they don't know.
The kids know this....but they only care about the gifts and the parties and Santa.
So is it enough to read the Christmas story and sing some O Holy Night Christmas songs and think that, as parents, we are passing on a legacy of what the true meaning of celebrating Christmas is?
All the while, we are getting caught up in the shopping, baking, partying, Santa stuff, etc.?
Is Jesus in any of that, or are we all caught up in the commercialization of Christmas rather than the true meaning of Christmas?
I'm going out on a limb to say that it is okay to get caught up in it.
To go to the party.
Decorate the tree.
And yes....even go see Santa.
Because Jesus is there.
He wants to meet us in the celebrations.
He can be found at the mall.
In the gifts.
In the lights on the tree.
In the colors of the season.
And even hiding in the story of Santa
.....and the partridge in a pear tree.