Merry Christmas from the Oak Park, Il Blog!

Just a quick hello, and Merry Christmas to all my Christians readers but also a Happy Holidays to everyone else of different faiths as well! Please enjoy this day as peacefully as you can and I hope you find some joy in today, and in the upcoming new year!

I will still have some new stuff to post when the holiday season winds down, BUT I have some more crazy rants already scheduled to finish out the year. Thank you for reading and have a great holiday season!

Christmas in Oak Park, IL part 2

Did you know that Christmas was not always celebrated on December 25th? Maybe that Christmas is celebrated 13 days after the 25th, in the Greek and Russian orthodox churches? Charles Dicken’s created A Christmas Carol to illustrate the need for charity and good will during the Christmas season. However, it was America that brought upon the changes in the holiday as we presently know it after it was made a national holiday in the late 1800’s. I must admit I had to look at the link below to learn some of these facts about Christmas, as I am not always perfect but this was a great learning experience. The history channel’s website is a fantastic resource for article with Christmas information, videos about, pictures, speeches about the holidays along with other Christmas related information and items. I hope this helps increase the basic religious and cultural intelligence of the residents of Oak Park, IL so that they do not think because they are just putting up lights and going to church finally for annual visit means that they are exhibiting the spirit of Christmas. There is actually a lot more to it, although they are a lot of shallow individuals in this village that always put up a fake front of being “decent” people. I hope that learning more about the holiday will edge them closer to the practice of actually being that individual.

The history channel’s website is a fantastic resource for article with Christmas information, videos about, pictures, speeches about the holidays along with other Christmas related information and items. I hope this helps increase the basic religious and cultural intelligence of the residents of Oak Park, IL so that they do not think because they are just putting up lights and going to church finally for annual visit means that they are exhibiting the spirit of Christmas. There is actually a lot more to it, although they are a lot of shallow individuals in this village that always put up a fake front of being “decent” people. I hope that learning more about the holiday will edge them closer to the practice of actually being that individual.

The history channel’s website is a fantastic resource for article with Christmas information, videos about, pictures, speeches about the holidays along with other Christmas related information and items. I hope this helps increase the basic religious and cultural intelligence of the residents of Oak Park, IL so that they do not think because they are just putting up lights and going to church finally for annual visit means that they are exhibiting the spirit of Christmas. There is actually a lot more to it, although they are a lot of shallow individuals in this village that always put up a fake front of being “decent” people. I hope that learning more about the holiday will edge them closer to the practice of actually being that individual.

However, it was America that brought upon the changes in the holiday as we presently know it after it was made a national holiday in the late 1800’s. I must admit I had to look at the link below to learn some of these facts about Christmas, as I am not always perfect but this was a great learning experience. The history channel’s website is a fantastic resource for article with Christmas information, videos about, pictures, speeches about the holidays along with other Christmas related information and items. I hope this helps increase the basic religious and cultural intelligence of the residents of Oak Park, IL so that they do not think because they are just putting up lights and going to church finally for annual visit means that they are exhibiting the spirit of Christmas. There is actually a lot more to it, although they are a lot of shallow individuals in this village that always put up a fake front of being “decent” people. I hope that learning more about the holiday will edge them closer to the practice of actually being that individual.

The history channel’s website is a fantastic resource for article with Christmas information, videos about, pictures, speeches about the holidays along with other Christmas related information and items. I hope this helps increase the basic religious and cultural intelligence of the residents of Oak Park, IL so that they do not think because they are just putting up lights and going to church finally for annual visit means that they are exhibiting the spirit of Christmas. There is actually a lot more to it, although they are a lot of shallow individuals in this village that always put up a fake front of being “decent” people. I hope that learning more about the holiday will edge them closer to the practice of actually being that individual.

I hope this helps increase the basic religious and cultural intelligence of the residents of Oak Park, IL so that they do not think because they are just putting up lights and going to church finally for annual visit means that they are exhibiting the spirit of Christmas.

There is actually a lot more to it, although they are a lot of shallow individuals in this village that always put up a fake front of being “decent” people. I hope that learning more about the holiday will edge them closer to the practice of actually being that individual.

http://www.history.com/topics/christmas/history-of-christmas

Christmas in Oak Park, Il part 1

Christmas in Oak Park, Il should bring out the best of people, the good Christian people of Oak Park, Il who do not celebrate that many other holidays, that do not have the cultural intelligence to celebrate or accept other cultural based holidays. This also leads to a basic ignorance of the real meaning of Christmas accepting what is culturally acceptable, meaning, the more commercial side of the holiday. Getting back to the basics of this Christian holiday, it is all about the birth of Jesus, yet we take away from it there is a standard of mandatory gift giving.

Giving gifts is the “be all end all” for this holiday now, and children everywhere expect a gift upon this holiday, Greed instead of generosity has replaced the mainstream message of this holiday, Christmas has become more of a corporate holiday than a religious one although it is very similar to Diwali. The holiday of Christmas no matter what the denomination has as it, a foundation of giving and selflessness not of wish lists and the force fraternizations with everyone and their mother. However, I am hopeful there are people in Oak Park, IL who do still grasp upon the original Christian beliefs of Christmas and still give of themselves as per those religious beliefs. To help understand better this famous and misconstrued holiday I have set up in this post a couple of links that discuss the customs of Christmas and includes for a countdown clock to Christmas.

This is a website that details different customs for the Christmas holiday: http://www.whychristmas.com/customs/

I have added a website here that may add to the Christmas for the kids: http://www.xmasclock.com/