Temperature starts to drop. Snow flakes start to fall. Malls are crowded with people trying to get the best bargain for the items they are planning to give to their loved ones. There is no doubt that Christmas is just around the corner.
When I was a young kid (not so long ago :)) I regard this season as a time for family gatherings. Around this time of the year, almost every family holds their family reunion. People take advantage of this merry celebration to catch up on each other's life or for each member of the family (especially the distant relatives) to get acquainted with each other. Usually there will be games not only for the young ones but also for the young at heart. Of course a family affair held during Christmas will never be complete without exchanging gifts.
As I grew toward my teenage years, I wonder why people exert too much time and effort planning on what food they are to prepare for Christmas eve and buying things for their loved ones and for themselves as well. Isn't it the time we should reminisce what truly happened on that night thousands of years ago? Have we all forgotten what Christmas is all about? May we be always reminded that this season is all about the coming of Christ. It was the time when Jesus was born so that we may have an eternal life.
Have a blessed Christmas everyone!