Christmas Of Simpler Times

These thoughts of mine were posted last December. Even though a year has passed, the thoughts remain.

It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year
Andy Williams

Please click onto the links to see the post and videos on the blog.

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Matthew 1:18-23 New King James Version (NKJV)

Jesus, God With Us

18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: After His mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Spirit. 19 Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not wanting to make her a public example, was minded to put her away secretly. 20 But while he thought about these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take to you Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. 21 And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.”
22 So all this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying: 23 “Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.”

The year was 1959. The month was September. I had just started sixth grade in Gretna, Louisiana. I would spend the next three years at the same “Grammar School.” My life was common to those of my school mates. I lived in a small house that was located only about three hundred feet from the school. At lunch time, I could go home, or go to a nearby grocery store and buy a “po boy” sandwich (French or Italian bread with ham, turkey, shrimp, or oysters, mayonnaise, lettuce and tomato slices). I could also have my lunch at school where we would have tasty red beans and rice, with links of smoked sausage, every Monday. I would arrive at school every day early enough that I could play basketball or jacks. I might also shoot marbles or try to sharpen my yo-yo skills. When we started our school day, we would say the pledge to the flag and say a prayer. We had real Christmas holidays, and had real Christmas programs at school. We would sing Christmas carols, which included biblical songs. The school would give the children song sheets that showed the words to those biblical songs. Teachers were free to talk to their classes about their church lives. Most of my friends watched the same television programs. We didn’t have cable tv or dish types, so our selection was limited to traditional network programming. The programs were family oriented and were not restricted to “church and state” limitations. The Cleaver family went to church and Sunday School. Andy, Barney, Aunt Bea, Opie, and Gomer were shown in their church, even when Gomer might fall asleep and snore during the “Reverend’s” sermons. The Christmas programs that were produced and shown by ABC, NBC, and CBS did not hide the fact that “Jesus was the reason for the season.” Television hosts did not omit “Jesus” from their discussions when they were talking about Christmas. Jesus was truly “God with us” during those programs. Please take time to play the videos that I have selected to show that there was truly a much simpler time of Christmas in our nation’s not too distant history. You may gather that I am a fan of Bing Crosby’s songs. May God bless the USA!

The Christmas Waltz
Frank Sinatra

The Christmas Song
Nat King Cole

Christmas
Andy Williams

The Secret Of Christmas
Bing Crosby

Silver Bells
Bob Hope And Olivia Newton John

The Bells Of St. Mary’s
Bing Crosby

O Sanctissima
Bing Crosby

The Lord’s Prayer
Perry Como

Do You Hear What I Hear
Bing Crosby

Ave Maria
Perry Como

The Carpenters
On The Perry Como Show

Silent Night
Bing Crosby

O Holy Night
Andy Williams

White Christmas
Bing Crosby

If you have any memories that you would like to share, I would be honored to read them. Please have a Merry Christmas, in the Name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus. Amen.

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8 thoughts on “Christmas Of Simpler Times

  1. I REALLY DO NOT SHARE TOO MANY MEMORIES, AS MY SOUL IS MOVING FORWARD TO PREPARE FOR THE KINGDOM OF THE HEAVENLY FATHER AND THE RETURN OF HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON YESHUAH HO MESSIAH(JESUS CHRIST). EACH GENERATION HAS HAD THEIR PROBLEMS AND ADVERSITY, BUT WE AND I MEAN WE ARE LIVING IN THE MOST DOWN RIGHT EVIL TIME OF THE PLANET. RATHER THAN SHARE TOO MANY MEMORIES THAT REALLY ARE NOT GOING TO SOLVE THE HERE AND NOW, WE NEED TO KEEP EACH OTHER AWARE OF THE TRUE, REALISTIC NEWS, AND BIBLE PROPHECY THAT IS MOVING US TO THE ENDTIMES. WE ARE NOW IN THE ENDTIMES, BEFORE LONG WE SHALL BE SAYING WE ARE AT THE END, THE FOLLOWING LINK PROVES THE EVENTS:

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