Christmas Eve 2019

Christmas Eve

The night before Christmas Day–what is usually called Christmas Eve–has a number of traditions associated with it.

And while MANY of those Christmas Eve habits are common to all, some are only experienced by a particular set of folks and quite a lot of those traditions vary from region to region; town to town; even, family to family.

IF a family has children–certainly not an automatic assumption in the times in which we live–then Christmas Eve is usually a time for making those last-minute lists to Santa Claus; writing Santa a last-minute letter; leaving cookies and milk out for a snack; and, in some homes, leaving Santa’s reindeer some sugar cubes!

Readers might think families with children are the original tradition-starters.  In some families, Christmas stockings are hung on a fireplace or (more commonly these days) a mantle on Christmas Eve.  Some families with children put the children to bed with a reading of “The Night Before Christmas.” In some families with many children, the night before Christmas is a time of letting the children open one present.

Guess that sort of takes the edge off of the waiting for morning.

One very common Christmas Eve tradition of those families with children (particularly, small children) is the assembling of the toys. Some toys–no matter the manufacturer’s promises–take a long time to put together. Others are more complicated  In these families,  Mom and Dad, some years, are (for some reason) are VERY sleepy on Christmas morning.

One Christmas Eve tradition which is not as popular as it once was: the attendance at a Christmas Eve service at a local church.

For those families without children, Christmas Eve is often when couples enjoy some time together.  SOMETIMES, this time together is of the reflective nature.

Other times, it is of the amorous variety.

And some times, Christmas Eve is a time of putting one’s feet up and taking it easy for a few hours.

One other happening peculiar to Christmas Eve is a fairly recent one.

For MOST of the Christmas season, stores, radio stations and playlists often feature the secular brand of Christmas songs made popular over the last 20 years or so.

However, on Christmas Eve, it seems like the traditional “Christmas carols” are played.  For some, it is the only time they get to hear music which used to be a regular feature of Christmastime.

The trends away from traditional Christmas Eve traditions seems likely to continue on Christmas Eve 2019 and beyond.

DOES the reader have any special Christmas Eve traditions?

DOES the reader focus on Jesus Christ during Christmas Eve?

It is not YET too late: there is still time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

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DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

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THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

MORE: Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ: Salvation Messages from End Times Prophecy Report

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: December 24, 2019.]

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