Christmas was nice then, not now


January 04, 2016

Dear Pastor,

Christmas was nice back in the days when I was a child. There were lots of goodies, merry-go-rounds, etc. I remember the folks dressing up in costumes and dancing around town. I was so afraid of them.

Neighbours came over to our house and had meals with us. My mother would prepare the biggest duck for dinner. Christmas was fun. Now it is just a lot of spending.

Happy holidays, Pastor!


Dear N,

Christmas is still a lot of fun and it can be very enjoyable. People from rural Jamaica celebrate Christmas in a different way than the people who live in the cities.

Some people say that folks have commercialised Christmas. I say, if people want to spend their money to buy the most expensive gifts, they should be allowed to do so.

However, they should remember that it is unwise to put themselves into unnecessary debt. One does not have to have a lot of money to enjoy Christmas.

Those who are living alone should invite friends over or should join up with their relatives. They should never be alone.


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