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Here’s one definition of Christmas: the Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines Christmas as “a Christian feast on December 25 or among some Eastern Orthodox Christians on January 7 that commemorates the birth of Christ and is usually observed as a legal holiday.”

Christians and many other non-Christians celebrate Christmas as the Lord Jesus Christ’s birthday on December 25. The holiday includes gift-giving, family and other social gatherings, symbolic decoration, and feasting. It’s all about celebrating.

The King James Holy Bible talks about gifts in the New Testament. In the book of James, chapter 1, verse 17, the Bible says “every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.” Amen!

Here’s a small song about Christmas. It’s called “We Wish You a Merry Christmas”:

“We wish you a Merry Christmas,

We wish you a Merry Christmas,

We wish you a Merry Christmas,

And a Happy New Year!”

The King James Holy Bible, in the Old Testament, talks about birth in the books of Isaiah, chapter nine, verse 6: “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.”

Did you know what God loves? It’s when we offer a cheerful gift. It is truly a blessing when we can give cheerfully to those in need, and receive cheerfully from those who just might have more than they need.

God gave his only begotten son Jesus Christ so that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life in heaven. It is better to give than receive. Give and it should be given back to you.

The King James Bible talks about gifts again in the New Testament, book of Romans, chapter six, verse 23: “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

Back in the New Testament, the King James Bible talks about birth once again. In the book of Matthew, chapter 1, verse 21, the disciple writes “And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins.”

The King James Bible talks about gifts once again in the book of Ephesians, chapter 4, verse 7: “But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.”