Jesus is the reason for Christmas season

Are we forgetting original reason for festive time of year?

Editor, The News:

Re: Merry Christmas to you all (Letters, Dec. 7).

As Christmas is quickly approaching, people are consumed with decorating their trees, gift buying, special concerts, baking, and the list goes on and on.

One evening while my husband and I were leafing through the local paper we came across a booklet entitled “Cookies and Carols.” As we looked further at the selection of Christmas carols, we were shocked to see that not one of them had an inkling to do with the real meaning of Christmas: the birth of baby Jesus.

As a woman who has a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and believes in the existence of God, I found it very disturbing.  Songs like Frosty the Snowman, Jingle Bells and Let it snow are cute for the kids to sing.  But what about some hymns like Oh little town of Bethlehem and Silent Night. I grew up singing those carols in school at this time of year, as many people did in my generation.

Let’s not forget this country was founded on Christian principles. We can have Santa Claus, St. Nick, toys and candy canes, but let’s get back to the basics and teach the wee ones the real reason we celebrate Christmas. Let’s put some holiness back into the holiday.

By the way, you won’t catch me saying “Happy Holidays” to people at this time of year. Merry Christmas, everyone, and God bless.

S.D. Kwong

Maple Ridge