Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa,Boxing Day, Ōmisoka, & New Years Eve/Day all have a significant impact on the mood of people around the world for about 30-45 days. The Holiday Season is known for spreading joy and merriment. At times even the most dour of curmudgeons can be jovial and accommodating. This may be directly related to the fear of being visited by the 3 ghosts as Ebeneezer Scrooge was, but I think not.
During this time of year, the material aspect of these holidays overtakes us. There are many that shun the reference to gifts , shopping decorations and the like, lamenting that the real meaning of the holiday is lost, but I believe it is the opposite.
You see, there are millions of people that celebrate these holidays that are not very religious. If based solely on the dogma of the day, they would more than likely ignore it. By…
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