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Sermon Illustrations: Christmas

Anecdotes

My wife had queued at the shopping centre for thirty minutes. Parents were arguing, kids were bickering, and a lady turned to her, sighed, and said, "Joy to the world."



Christmas letters from children to Santa: "Dear Santa, you did not bring me anything good last year. You did not bring me anything good the year before that. This is your last chance. Signed, Alfred." Another said: "Dear Santa, there are three little boys who live at our house. There is Jeffrey; he is two. There is David; he is four. And there is Norman; he is seven. Jeffrey is good some of the time. David is good some of the time. But Norman is good all of the time. I am Norman.


Playing Christmas carols in shops during the festive season is tantamount to "psychological terror" for store workers, according to a study by an Austrian trade union. By the time the big day arrives, the study says, hours of listening to piped carols such as Jingle Bells and Silent Night will have made many store workers aggressive and confrontational. The union wants shops to limit the number of hours per day the music is played, and restrict it to areas where Christmas gifts are being sold. Time Magazine, 15-12-03, p12


Why is Christmas just like a normal day in the office? You do all the work and the fat guy in the suit gets all the credit.


If the three wise men had been three wise women, they would have asked for directions, arrived on time, helped deliver the Baby, cleaned the stable, and made a casserole.


Quotes


He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree. Roy L. Smith


Merry Mas - it's just not the same without Christ.