January 14, 2020

What Is The True Meaning Of Christmas?

Morgan Welsh, 27

Is Christmas all about presents? Or is it about Yule logs? What about Santa Claus and chestnuts roasting on an open fire? For many people, Christmas can be the worst time of year. Poverty, depression and loneliness can affect us all, but can hit harder during the festive period. For those of us who are lucky enough to have friends and family to share in this joyous period, we tend to forget this, and seem to focus mainly on the material aspect of Christmas.  We can focus too much on the receiving rather than the giving.  In modern society, we can forget to be kind to one another, and turn a blind eye to those in desperate need of help. In my short story, I focus on the true meaning of Christmas, and I hope you will be able to see it too.

The Heart Of Christmas, 2006