How Christmas Has Changed in Our Lifetime



What is Christmas?

  • Christmas is celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ
  • The Nativity Scene was displayed and everyone had deep respect
  • Now you are discouraged to mention the name of the “birthday” person
  • Now most retail people can not say Merry Christmas for fear of a lawsuit
  • Now you hardly ever see a Nativity Scene in a town square
  • Now the Christians themselves hardly ever display the Nativity Scene

Christmas Treescutting-tree.jpg

  • Dad and the kids took a walk in the woods and cut their own tree
  • The aluminum tree with a colored light became popular
  • The whole family would go to the Christmas tree lot and buy a tree
  • Now you can buy a tree already decorated or hire a person to come and decorate it for you

Kids at Christmas

  • Every child believed in Santa and it never caused psycho problems in later years
  • Most adults wanted to believe in Santa
  • Kids looked at the catalog and wrote a wish list to Santa
  • Now kids can go to the mall, shop online and they get way too much for Christmas
  • Some kids know Christmas is celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ

Christmas Goodies

  • The Sunday School would give each person a “treat”.  The little brown bag had an orange, apple and two or three bars of candy
  • Daddy always bought a big box of assorted candy that was in little pleated cups.  This was the only time of the year we had a big box of candy.
  • The aroma of Christmas cookies would meet us when we got off the school bus.
  • Mother made a big container of fruit salad

My dear BLOG readers…..Let me know how Christmas has changed since you were a kid.  What special tradition did your family have during the Christmas Season?  Please leave your comments for others to share.


About yellow6347

Memories, thoughts, life, business, God and family are in the circle of my life. I am writing the story of my life from Early Life in a WV Coal Camp in the 40's to the present time. Expressing my thoughts have made me very thankful for today. I hope they touch you.

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