Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Christ, Christmas, and Traditions
For many people December is a busy and festive time of year. As a christian I proudly celebrate Christmas and love the reason why we celebrate. The birth of Christ was, and still is, a huge even to put it lightly. It is played out across many communities across the globe. Now I don't claim to be well traveled or cultured so take this next statement for what it's worth. The best reiteration of Christ birth is done by the St. Mark's Church at their "Living Manger" and it is coming up December 18th.
I have watched this event for the last 10 years. It has become a family tradition where my wife and I invite our family to park in our drive way and walk a couple hundred meters down the street to where they host the "Living Manger." Afterwards we all come back and have some hot chocolate as the kids play rambunctiously in the back bedrooms. The chill in the air, the smell of the tree mixed with slopped hot chocolate, laughter, and music, it is a family tradition where we put Christ at the center of our thoughts, where family is important, and where memories are made.
Not only have I taken in this great event, I have also written about it here before. Check them out if you want to know more about the event. I encourage you to take it in December 18th with two showings in the early evening.
Corner Christmas Carols
An Alabama Rockwell Christmas Town