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The Spirits of Christmas Battle
by Buddy McCloskey     12/18/2010

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        1. Introducing Winter Solstice:

Now most of you know that the beginning of winter is when the noon sun reaches the lowest altitude above the horizon near 21st Dec. Man not knowing the true God were called heathens and celebrated this return of daylight. However, it was not the return of warmer weather but the beginning of the coldest weather because of the heating & cooling lag. This is seen during the warmest time of the day 3-4 hours after high noon, not at noon. We have the summer solstice near 21 June and the hottest weather comes a month or two later.

            A. Seasonal Change Celebrations:

You can read these winter celebrations in details on the web easily by a search. Here are a few such as The Xmas Story Parts 1-7 in Heathen Holidays and their last topic and Who Says X-mass Is Wrong? As a summary, in order to convert pagans, Constantine combined the two religions. It became the biggest compromise in history. Also, the Bible proves that Jesus was not born on 25 Dec so this nullifies the whole celebration. To be contemporary, for the last 26 years, I have compiled notes and pick up a few more pointers from Bro Terry's Website. Also, as a child, I was exposed to all of this and bear the scars of being spoiled as most all of us were.

            B. Santa Transformation:

Now we can see the progression of Santa Claus in Yule Goat, Sinterklaas -> St. Nicholas and Santa Claus. At the end of the last topic, notice all the publicity from our government agencies, defense and major stores, local TV and weather channels. What an insult to God spreading this lie. I almost took a job as a TV meteorologist but I wouldn't be there today if I had to pull this stunt. Since we have those pics of Santa's costume there, here they are again in Santa 1, Santa 3, Santa 4, and Santa 2. Another combined group of Santas is Santa 5. Notice the one on the right, he wears a crown? Similar to Jesus' crown in Revelation 14:14. Now notice the compilation in the Santa Figurines. Well we see his style changes to our contemporary days. Lately, it becomes a fad to dress like Santa as seen in Santa 6, Santa 7, Santa 8 and Santa 9. Maybe this overexposure will cause children at an earlier age to see all this as a fraud.

        2. Pre-Christmas Ceremonies:

            A. Parades and Tree Lighting's:

In the early 40's, the Philly & New York Thanksgiving Parade kicked off the Christmas season for Gimbels & Macy's respectively. Of course Santa Clause appeared in both. I had been taught that Santa put up our Christmas tree also as well as our train platform. No wonder my parents were exhausted and could never wake as early as me. Later, finding out that others put up their trees much earlier and with artificial trees today, as much as weeks earlier. We now have more community tree lighting services besides the televised Rockefeller Center and the National Tree in Wash, DC. I even had an album picked up by my parents entitled, "The Living Christmas Tree" as to justify decorating one in their church as their Christmas Carols will make this all good?

            B. More Christmas Lights:

To add to the lights of attention, we decorate our house and outdoor trees. Have to admit, driving home at night, it was nice to see the lights and Jesus did say - as a city built on a hill. However, now we have blow up items of Santa, snowmen and reindeer and animation and blinking lights like a Broadway show or casino as seen in outdoor lights. Older towns string their lights above and across their main road from pole to pole. You can't avoid Christmas decorations regardless. Even a subdued hint of Christmas celebration can become a gaudy idol.

            C. Office and other Parties:

Now your confronted with an office party with no way out. Pollyana - exchanging gifts, eat & drink on work hours with the secretaries decorating the office tree that week? However, bigger companies sponsor a Christmas Party Dinner at a large restaurant. Try to play low key? Watch out for the misseltoe that could start or break relationships. Is Jesus Christ birth evert mention here? Maybe in a Christmas Carol? Notice, this is the biggest weight gaining week every year. Now we glutton to refill the taste senses senseless.

            D. God's Commandments:

The Apostle Paul in Galatians 4:9,4:10 and 4:11 not to even observe this Christmas or any other season. Some say that Jesus' destroyed the ordinances against us but that which God disliked, we reestablish and give excuse for? The Holy Ghost convicts us of sin. Nobody feels guilty? Notice these heathen customs in Jeremiah 10:2, 10:3 & 10:4. Of course we don't nail it any more but have tree stands - so it won't move. With gold and silver so expensive, we use gold & silver tinsel, balls, ornaments and lights, blinking lights and candy canes? So we stare at the beautiful tree and we have made a top idol but even put a star on top to indicate the star of Bethlehem. Consider this is an idol to God's great star and then signify it is pointing to God's son, however we will just use our super man made idol instead of Jesus. Then the real insult is to put one in a church and feeling no guilt. So here we have the 1st of our 5 senses (sight) flooded.

            E. Letters and Visits to Santa:

Of course, we write letters to tell Santa what we want. Notice, the movie "Miracle on 34th St justifies this as the USPS recognizes that the Macy's Santa Claus was the official Santa. Now today, I could agree with the judges decision in the movie, so when he died, the era of Santa Claus is over. No, we have him springing up everywhere so we can send all the children to see him and have a photo taken with him. Then we send the photo out to friends and relatives to wish them a Merry Christmas too. After reading the rest of this sermon, I hope your too embarrassed to do it anymore. Also, this extends his life from Europe to the USA today making him the oldest living being - competing or imitating Christ?

            F. Imitating Jesus Christ?:

Am I hinting that Santa is imitating Jesus Christ instead of glorifying him? Absolutely - all the way - big time. Read on as I have just started this exposure. As we have all the children in line to see him, recall this is what Santa wants? This is what Jesus wanted in Matthew 19:14, Mark 10:14 & Luke 18:16.

            G. Santa's Residence & Seat:

We have Santa at the North Pole with his helper elves. Why the North Pole? As you read Isaiah 14:13 , you see why. God is saying that Satan resides there as he boasted he would and will try to outdo our God - Jesus. So yes, he will imitate him. Notice, as the children visit him, he must sit on a throne like chair as he said he would. Look at a sample of his throne chair in Santa's Throne 1 and a modern throne in Santa's Throne 2 . Notice, in comparison, we have God's throne in Revelation 3:21, 4:2, 4:3, 4:9, 5:1,5:7, 5:11, 5:13, 6:16,7:9, 7:10, 7:11, 7:15, 19:4, 20:11, 21:5, 22:3.

            H. St. Nick's Nickname:

Now we are not only saying that Santa is imitating Christ because he himself is Anti-Christ and only trying to duplicate Christ in order to harbor his souls. So now we have Satan as Santa? Absolutely. In plain sight, we just move the N in SANTA to get SATAN using the same letters. How about the code to track the Antichrist. I wrote a little computer program where it was suggested that each letter in order represents a counted numerical value in order. Simply, A=6,B=12,c=18 or 6 x the alphabetical letter sequence. There were interesting names and there are many more but I found "Computer" and "Kissenger" = 666 and a Drexel University student was assigned to me as summer help discovered "Santa Claus" = 666. He almost fell out of his chair. I found that Christmas and New Years = 660 - close but we see that "a Christmas" and "a New Years" = 666. All 3 of these are enough hints for me. Also, the real pronunciation is Santa Claws, noting now that Christmas is really "Satan's Claws" to be proven below from I Peter 5:8. We say we love Jesus but why do we love what his Father hates?

            I. Christmas Cards:

A mixture of Christ's birth, snow scenes, family portraits and Santa & reindeer make the scene as the busiest time of the year for the US Mail, then to include gifts also. Now we have e-mail cards & music.

            J. Shopping:

The spirit of Christmas floods the malls with no parking available, crowds, waiting for counter help, checkout and packages overflowing. The pressure to have a list of presents for friends & relatives. They have just about everything and then to struggle to guess what they might need when they really don't need it? Also, you may have matched presents that someone else thought of. This is a force of status to buy presents because it's Christmas time rather than buy someone something when they really need it during another time of year? Do you buy summer clothes in the winter that they might need in the summer?

Of course the pickpocketers really make you change your mind about Christmas if it ever has happened to you. Is this the type of stress that Jesus wants for you? Of course right after Christmas, we have loan companies offering to pay off your Christmas debt shopping bills?

        3. The True Meaning of Christmas?:

So all this is to celebrate the birth of Jesus? Yes Jesus came to earth as a baby in the flesh. However, is this a ploy for the mothers of the world to rejoice because they can relate to a baby? It sure is. You know the scene - Mary & Baby Jesus. Here we present them as Mary-Jesus 1 and Mary-Jesus 2. What good is it to remember Jesus as a baby? That memory is gone. I prefer to know Jesus as he is now and ready to return. You can see all of these verses describing this as I present to you The New Jesus.

            A. Christmas Eve:

Now the big night has arrived as Santa is on his way. You realize that even with the time zone on his side as he travels from east to west across the USA, he couldn't carry enough presents to even do a whole neighborhood before sunrise even if he went through their front doors. So feeding this misconception of time and space to an undeveloped mind is to lie to your very own children and possibly inhibit their understanding of the real world. Taking advantage of their poor little ignorant minds is cruel. No wonder kids lie later in life too when they find out the truth. I have not heard of an apology that parents owe to their children for being so un-Christian like. Should we make up one here? Maybe.

                (1) The Night before Christmas:

Here is the main thesis of this article. To take this inspired Satanic poem as an alternative to the real Bible verses he is referring to. I hope you will receive this as coal in your stocking.

by Clement Clarke Moore
or Henry Livingston

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;

Notice the preparation for the kids - all is quiet.

The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads;

Here we assume the kids in a state of imagination of the unreal world. Then to use the word vision, denoting that God's Holy Apostles, Prophets and Jesus himself having visions are sugar-plums as childless. Here is the real use of visions by God as seen in Matthew 17:9 , Luke 24:23 , Acts 2:17, 9:10, 9:12, 11:5, 16:9, 18:9, 26:19, 2Cor 12:1 and Rev 9:17.

And mamma in her 'kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled down for a long winter's nap,
When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.

The disruption of peace and quiet is by Santa Claus. A parallel to Jesus as he describes his coming as a thief in Matthew 24:43 and Luke 12:39. In those days, the thief was not sneaking into a house when nobody is home or asleep. It was a boisterous raid just like a task force drug arrest does today. This is the way Jesus will return to be such a clatter as Santa portrays himself.

Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.
The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow
Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below,
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature sleigh, and eight tiny reindeer,

You will see Jesus' arrival as this in Matthew 24:27

With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick.

He knew in a moment it must be. When Jesus comes, you will know for sure from Rev 1:7.

More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name;
"Now, Dasher! now, Dancer! now, Prancer and Vixen!
On, Comet! on Cupid! on, Donder and Blitzen!
To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!
Now dash away! dash away! dash away all!"

When Jesus comes, there will also be a shout as shown in I Thess 4:16.

As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky,
So up to the house-top the coursers they flew,
With the sleigh full of toys, and St. Nicholas too.

Here we are describing a mighty wind as an imitation to the wind in John 3:8 and especially Acts 2:2.

And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof
The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.
As I drew in my head, and was turning around,
Down the chimney St. Nicholas came with a bound.

Coming down a chimney is interesting. On such a cold winter's night, why wouldn't the fireplace still be lit? So another lie as they had just settled down to sleep and the fire was out? More likely the fire was still lit and the clothes and sack block the airflow and cause smoke to fill the room while igniting his fur. While on the topic of his wardrobe, it's clearly bright red & white. Why did he choose those colors? It's because you will think of him rather than the red & white Jesus wears when he returns as told in Rev 19:13 and Rev 19:16

Back to the fire in the fireplace. Now Satan knows his time is short and knows where he will be cast. Now you may not believe this part but time will prove this true or false later. I say that the chimney represents tunnels through the earth to the inner side where we have a 600 mile diameter sun which may be the lake of fire. Recall that people dying and coming back for another task before they die travel through a long tunnel. Actually, the tunnel is at it shortest length 800 miles. The light they see at the end could be that center earth sun, referred to inaccurately as the "inner core" theory. In his world now, he sees this sun in his residence - "The Bottomless Pit" which you have heard about. This is a deep subject and is linked to another Holiday - which? Challenge your early training with this suggestion - Hollow Earth # 1 and Hollow Earth # 2 . I have some Bible verses and some more science info theory on this wild topic - later?

He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot,
And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot;

Here we have a direct contrast or fun made of Jesus wardrobe. Jesus has his garment stained in the blood of his saints while Santa has his tarnished with ashes and soot. Actually, Santa's red is made dirty. That is, duplicating Jesus' red blood of the saints dipped vesture, Santa has it defiled in ashes and soot.

A bundle of toys he had flung on his back,
And he looked like a peddler just opening his pack.

When Jesus returns, he has his gifts with him as mentioned in Matthew 16:27.

His eyes -- how they twinkled! his dimples how merry!

How cute. However, note the eyes of Jesus in Rev 19:12

His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!

Compare this to the face of Jesus in Dan 10:6.

His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,

So cute but the bow is a weapon? What about the mouth of Jesus in Rev 19:15.

And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow;

What about the appearance of Jesus' hair in Rev1:14?

The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,
And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath;

Smoking? There is the kids first acceptable hint that smoking is OK if Santa does it. Also, it encircles his head like a wreath? Is this why we hang wreaths all over doors? What about the real wreath that Jesus wore in Matthew 27:29,Mark 15:17, John 19:2, and 19:5.

He had a broad face and a little round belly,
That shook, when he laughed like a bowlful of jelly.

Santa and his Ho - Ho - Ho. You know what he is laughing about? It's you for allowing him into your house. He is saying, you suckers, I'll see you again and your children in Hell? See if you can laugh then.

He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,
And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself;

This is a poor example to keep in good physical shape instead of looking like a glutton as this is OK if Santa does is.

A wink of his eye and a twist of his head,
Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread;

If he is doing this alone, why is he winking? Just a form of witchcraft?

He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And filled all the stockings; then turned with a jerk,

If he only fills the stockings, then why are all those presents under the tree? Have we parents magnified his office and lied to make him even more capable? You fill out the name of your children on tags TO: and FROM: Santa. So after you buy all these presents, you let your children give thanks to an imposter and love him more than their own parents? You let Santa steal your kids affection towards you.

Also, what about exchanging gifts at all. Even under the tree, there are gifts from friends and relatives and do not say FROM: Santa. Where is it in the Bible that we are to exchange gifts? Here it is in Rev 11:9 and 11:10. Surprise to note that it was a celebration over the death of the last 2 great prophets on earth before Jesus returns, killed by Satan himself. Are you all practicing for this soon event? Notice the people doing this make a merry time out of it. Is this why we send all the cards too saying Merry Christmas? We are celebrating the death of God's great after all instead of their birth?

If we give gifts to others at various times of the year, we are supposed to do it by Col 3:17. How many times have you given presents under the tree and said - I give you this present in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. This might mollify the commandment? Probably not much. That leaves birthdays, baby showers, anniversaries retirements? Now use it in Jesus name then. However, as for birthdays shouldn't we be celebrating our born again by the Spirit birthday instead of that by the flesh?

Santa really turned with a jerk? This seems to imitate the people who receive the Holy Ghost. Reports of jerking motions with ladies long hair snapping as whips have been normal with old Holy Ghost Revivals. I have seen this too. I guess he is taking a chance blaspheming the Holy Ghost here but does he care? So maybe it's best to requote as Santa really turned into a jerk when he did this instead.

And laying his finger aside of his nose,
And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose;

Here is a classic insult. He duplicates or makes fun of the resurrection of Jesus. Also, laying his finger aside of his nose, almost as "I Dream of Jeannie" did in the witchcraft TV series or as some of us block up the one side of the nose to blow out the other side on the ground instead of using a hankie which is now outdated. You all must have seen this done as I may do this also if nobody is around. For review, here is when Jesus leaves after the earth after returning from his resurrection in Mark 16:19, Luke 24:51 and Acts 1:9, Acts 1:10, Acts 1:11.

He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.
But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight,
"Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night."

If he drove out of sight, why didn't he drop into the neighbor's house? Was this an isolated house on a prairie or similar? Is he sarcastic when he says "Happy"? Why is it that between Christmas & New Years, we have the highest suicide rate.

Well now, taking the above, Warren D. Jennings tried to modify this a bit and made up a prayer that would get the OK from Jesus. Did it work?

Santa's Prayer on Christmas Eve - By Warren D. Jennings

The sleigh was all packed, the reindeer were fed, But Santa still knelt by the side of the bed. "Dear Father," he prayed "Be with me tonight. There's much work to do and my schedule is tight. I must jump in my sleigh and streak through the sky, Knowing full well that a reindeer can't fly. I will visit each household before the first light, I'll cover the world and all in one night. With sleigh bells a-ringing, I'll land on each roof, Amid the soft clatter of each little hoof. To get in the house is the difficult part, So I'll slide down the chimney of each child's heart. My sack will hold toys to grant all their wishes. The supply will be endless like the loaves and the fishes. I will fill all the stockings and not leave a track. I'll eat every cookie that is left for my snack. I can do all these things Lord, only through You, I just need your blessing, then it's easy to do. All this is to honor the birth of the One, That was sent to redeem us, Your most Holy Son. So to all of my friends, least Your glory I rob, Please Lord, remind them who gave me this job."

Realizing that they're not enough presents to go around, he asks Jesus to keep creating the toys like he did for the loaves & fishes. This does more harm than good if anybody believes that. The crowd had become hungry after listening to Jesus for a few days. The Apostles and Jesus didn't want to send the multitude away weak and fainting. Here, it's just to keep pumping toys to the children to play with, not sustain them with food.

He also admits his reindeer can't fly so we assume Jesus lifts them to each house.
So I'll slide down the chimney of each child's heart? That's what we're afraid of. Stick to your chimney and Lake of Fire man. He will eat every cookie left in each house? At least that would justify his overweight problem but Satan missed that chance. He states "So to all of my friends, least Your glory I rob, Please Lord, remind them who gave me this job." He admits that Santa would rob the glory of Jesus but blames Jesus if Jesus don't tell all the kids that the gifts are from him. The parents could give the gifts in Jesus' name as I stated above. As per your request, since we know who gave you this job, Jesus says - the answer is NO NO NO. Jesus could say, "I'll have much better gifts when you grow up and recognize me". See James 1:17. These gifts can be used forever as indicated by Matthew 7:11 and Luke 11:13 . Notice Jesus also says give good gifts to your children, even though you are evil natured.

            A. Song Battles:

Right after Thanksgiving, we have an onslaught of Pagan-Christian song battles on radio. We could have included this in the topic 2. Pre-Christmas Ceremonies: above but this should be a lengthy topic so we included this as a separate topic. As of 2004, here is the Christmas Song List. Some great Christmas carols we only hear at Christmas time but simply can't be heard alone without bringing in the other songs. You would have to turn on the carols then turn off the other songs. Just impossible to do unless you have your own copies of just the carols.

Now we can expose the lyrics for some of the other songs. We will just run the lyrics together so you won't have to scroll down. For "Carol of the Bells" we have:

Hark how the bells, sweet silver bells, all seem to say, throw cares away Christmas is here, bringing good cheer, to young and old, meek and the bold, Ding dong ding dong That is their song With joyful ring All caroling One seems to hear Words of good cheer From ev'ry where Filling the air Oh how they pound, raising the sound, o'er hill and dale, telling their tale, Gaily they ring while people sing songs of good cheer, Christmas is here, Merry, merry, merry, merry Christmas, Merry, merry, merry, merry Christmas, On on they send , on without end, their joyful tone to every home Dong Ding dong ding, dong Bong

This is a typical almost neutral song just telling us to really celebrate Christmas. However, we have those ringing bells that alone adds the special touch to only this type of song as not many know the lyrics. Another top is "There Is No Place Like Home for the Holidays" shown below:

Oh, there’s no place like home for the holidays, ‘Cause no matter how far away you roam When you pine for the sunshine Of a friendly face For the holidays, you can’t beat Home, sweet home I met a man who lives in Tennessee And he was headin’ for Pennsylvania And some home made pumpkin pie From Pennsylvania folks a travelin’ down To Dixie’s sunny shore From Atlantic to Pacific, gee The traffic is terrific Oh there's no place like home For the holidays, ‘cause no matter How far away you roam If you want To be happy in a million ways For the holidays, you can’t beat Home, sweet home

Below we have the #1 Christmas song by Bing Crosby (1949).

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas Just like the ones I used to know Where the tree tops glisten and the children listen To hear sleigh bells in the snow I'm dreaming of a white Christmas With every Christmas card I write May your days be merry and bright And may all your Christmases be white

Again, just building up Christmas Day and memories again. Then they jump to romantic moods that will add to all the emotions already as I mention a few below:

Blue Christmas - Elvis Presley
Merry Christmas Darling - Karen Carpenter
Mariah Carey - All I Want For Christmas Is You
Bruce Springsteen - Merry Christmas Baby

Now you can honestly see that a better name for the Christmas celebration should more likely be called - The Family Bash - # 1, that is. So now we have the real pagan and worse, Christ duplication, imitation lyrics imbedded into our children and even our adult minds. As a kid, thinking that Gene Autry always being the good guy singing cowboy sends us:

Here Comes Santa Claus By Gene Autry, Oakley Haldeman

Here comes Santa Claus! Here comes Santa Claus! Right down Santa Claus Lane! Vixen and Blitzen and all his reindeer are pulling on the reins. Bells are ringing, children singing; All is merry and bright. Hang your stockings and say your prayers, 'Cause Santa Claus comes tonight. Here comes Santa Claus! Here comes Santa Claus! Right down Santa Claus Lane! He's got a bag that is filled with toys for the boys and girls again. Hear those sleigh bells jingle jangle, What a beautiful sight. Jump in bed, cover up your head, 'Cause Santa Claus comes tonight.

Notice, "say your prayers". What might that be and to whom? Yes, we need some kind of religion in deep paganism too.

Now we actually sing praises to the Christmas Tree below:

O Christmas Tree

O Christmas Tree O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree! How are thy leaves so verdant! O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree, How are thy leaves so verdant! Not only in the summertime, But even in winter is thy prime. O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree, How are thy leaves so verdant! O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree, Much pleasure doth thou bring me! O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree, Much pleasure doth thou bring me! For every year the Christmas tree, Brings to us all both joy and glee. O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree, Much pleasure doth thou bring me! O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree, Thy candles shine out brightly! O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree, Thy candles shine out brightly! Each bough doth hold its tiny light, That makes each toy to sparkle bright. O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree, Thy candles shine out brightly!

Then the prohibited silver and gold?

Silver and GoldSilver and Gold

Silver and gold, silver and gold Ev'ryone wishes for silver and gold How do you measure it's worth? Just by the pleasure it gives here on earth. Silver and gold, silver and gold Mean so much more when I see Silver and gold decorations On ev'ry Christmas tree.

How blatant? Notice, "Now we really rally around The Christmas Tree too by Brenda Lee in 1958".

Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree by John Marks Rockin' around the Christmas tree at the Christmas party hop. Mistletoe hung where you can see ev'ry couple tries to stop. Rockin' around the Christmas tree, let the Christmas spirit ring. Latter we'll have some pumpkin pie and we'll do some caroling. You will get a sentimental feeling when you hear voices singing "Let's be jolly, Deck the halls with boughs of holly." Rockin' around the Christmas Tree. Have a happy holiday. Ev'ryone dancing merrily in the new old fashioned way.

Bad enough to put up the tree but to dance around it - now do we feel guilty? Not enough decorations, so now we Deck the Halls

Deck the halls with boughs of holly Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la 'Tis the season to be jolly Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la Don we now our gay apparel. Fa-la-la, la-la-la, la-la-la Troll the ancient Yuletide carol. Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la See the blazing Yule before us. Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la Strike the harp and join the chorus. Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la Follow me in merry measure. Fa-la-la, la-la-la, la-la-la While I tell of Yuletide treasure. Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la Fast away the old year passes. Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la Hail the new ye lads and lasses Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la Sing we joyous all together. Fa-la-la, la-la-la, la-la-la Heedless of the wind and weather. Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la

So there is the referenced Yule Tide. Now we have to behave because Santa Claus Is Coming To Town:

Oh! You better watch out, You better not cry, You better not pout, I'm telling you why: Santa Claus is coming to town! He's making a list, Checking it twice, Gonna find out who's naughty or nice. Santa Claus is coming to town! He sees you when you're sleeping, He knows when you're awake. He knows if you've been bad or good, So be good for goodness sake! Oh! You better watch out, You better not cry, You better not pout, I'm telling you why: Santa Claus is coming to town!

Kids aren't supposed to cry at that age? Just to obey an imposter? So what happens when they find out the fraud? Who do they obey now? Nobody, because he doesn't exist. So hurt once, will Jesus be another fraud? Santa makes a list, what a cheap imitation to the one Jesus makes in Revelation 3:5, 13:8, 17:8, 20:12, 20:15,21:27 and 22:19. All your life, you strive to be in Jesus' book. Even though the phony Santa and his list is gone, Jesus has his big book of the saved humanity forever.

Now we take it outside to another top hit, Frosty the Snowman - Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins

Frosty the Snowman, was a jolly happy soul, With a corncob pipe and a button nose, and two eyes made of coal. Frosty the Snowman, is a fairytale, they say. He was made of snow, but the children know he came to life one day. There must have been some magic in that old silk they found, For when they placed it on his head, he began to dance around! Oh, Frosty, the Snowman, was a live as he could be; and the children say he could laugh and play, just the same as you and me. Thumpety thump, thump, thumpety thump, thump, look at Frosty go. Thumpety thump, thump, thumpety thump, thump, over the hills of snow. Frosty the Snowman, knew the sun was hot that day, so he said, "Let's run, and we'll have some fun now, before I melt away." Down to the village, with a brooomstick in his hand, Running here and there, all around the square, sayin', "Catch me if you can." He led them down the streets of town, right to the traffic cop; and only paused a moment, when he heard him holler, "Stop!" For Frosty, the Snowman, had to hurry on his way, But he waved goodbye, sayin' "Don't cry, I'll be back again some day."

So cute for the kids but so dangerous for them later. So some magic silk cloth made an already graven image of snow into a life like creatures. I guess that's training for the big bad scene in Rev 13:15. Your already worshipping one now if the kids believe the snowman came to life. A brooomstick in his hand - borrowed from a Halloween witch? Also, he says "Don't cry, I'll be back again some day." Sorry, you have been preempted by Jesus in Acts 1:11.

Then there are the great Christmas Carols that you only hear this time of year. So, we really can't separate the time from these carols as we hear them every time of the year all through our life. Just to push the Christian place into this pagan time, here is one of the best if you click on O Holy Night - Celine Dion

            B. We Have Been Beaten?:

You see why Jesus didn't indicate what day he was born because he knew there would be too much of a celebration over this event and miss his spiritual emphasis. Also, we don't know the day he will return. During Christmas, we are off from work, have all our family and friends together and all our senses fulfilled with Jesus on board a little. Well that's what we all want, our family, friends and pets all in heaven with no heavy work, all having fun and enjoying each other with Jesus. What a time of the year? Another song - Andy Williams - It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year.

It's the most wonderful time of the year With the kids jingle belling And everyone telling you "Be of good cheer" It's the most wonderful time of the year It's the hap-happiest season of all With those holiday greetings and gay happy meetings When friends come to call It's the hap- happiest season of all There'll be parties for hosting Marshmallows for toasting And caroling out in the snow There'll be scary ghost stories And tales of the glories of Christmases long, long ago It's the most wonderful time of the year There'll be much mistltoeing And hearts will be glowing When love ones are near It's the most wonderful time of the year There'll be parties for hosting Marshmallows for toasting And caroling out in the snow There'll be scary ghost stories And tales of the glories of Christmases long, long ago It's the most wonderful time of the year There'll be much mistltoeing And hearts will be glowing When love ones are near It's the most wonderful time It's the most wonderful time It's the most wonderful time It's the most wonderful time of the year

The lyrics say it best. There'll be scary ghost stories - why bring this up - an overlap of Halloween again? That's certainly not the Spirit of Jesus Christ.

                (1) The Senses Make Sense?:

We are hit hard with all the 5 senses as I have hinted throughout. Let's expound them.

                    (a) Sight:

We have the outside house and lawn decorations and on the Christmas trees, wreaths & ribbons everywhere. Driving through a town's local decorations are varied. Food artwork like the Gingerbread House. Some snow adds to this from all the songs and poems. We see all the pretty wrappings, bows and ribbons on the presents and the opened presents itself. New Christmas movie releases and older Christmas classics. Kids off from school playing. Excess shopping traffic. Reading and sending scenic or Santa Christmas cards. Pets into the pile of wrapping paper scraps. Outside water-light-music colored fountain shows.

                    (b) Sound:

Weeks of Christmas songs on the radio and in stores. The Salvation Army bells and collection pot. Sounds of extra heavy traffic. Some carolling and sing along at parties. Kids laughing. Dogs barking at the Christmas tree. The crackling of all the wrapping paper scraps during clean up.

                    (c) Touch:

The bitting cold and handling snow? Lugging and wrapping presents, decorating Christmas tree handling ornaments and being pricked by tree needles. Kissing under misseltoe. Writing Christmas cards and placing stickers and stamps on envelope. Putting up outside decorations. Mixing batter for cookies or stuffing dates, turkey, etc.

                    (d) Taste:

Well now this takes the cake? We probably see Christmas most of the time but this in a sense is the biggest sense impact. So what do we have? The basic Christmas cookies is only the beginning. Assorted candies and candy canes. Let's have another turkey or ham. Variety of all sorts of delicacies that you women can just imagine that I could not even begin to mention all. Here are some tasty examples? Cookie #1,Cookie #2,Cookie #3, Cookie #4,Cookie #5,Cookie #6, Cookie #7 and Cookie #8. Even these pics remind you that this hard to shake? All orderers compound this. The same with holiday drinks - egg nog, special juices and mixed drinks - unlimited combinations?

                    (e) Smell:

Most all in (d) Taste: above has smell to some extent. Then we add the background of cooking aromas and of course the indoor outdoor freshly cut Christmas tree, let alone the gifts of soaps, perfumes and oils that leak out or sampled their aromas also.

                    (f) Romance:

Now add this romantic affect or lack of it (sorrow) and we have an impact that can't be forgotten. Is it no wonder that especially women, alone at Christmas are so lonely because of the yearly rampage on all the senses? What little they can eke out are the Christmas Carols and memories. Jesus is always with us even though her loved ones are too far away or gone.

            C. What Can We Do?:

Admittedly, after reading all this, we have to admit that we have been tricked and inspired by 1000's of years of traditions and Satanic inspired poems and songs. So, just shut down Christmas? Go try it and you will discover your flesh cries out for it. You might try to recall these notes when the scene dictates this.

Put Christ back in Christmas? Is there room? Put back? He was added to the Pagan original holiday festival so when was he ever taken out? The only way you can keep Christ in it is ignore all the other events. You can try.

                (1) Short Sighted Selfish Mothers:

As the mothers prepare for this master Satan onslaught by singing these jolly tunes and decorating trees, the children believe their moms. All these mothers are just giving their children the happiest time, sacrificing their kids to Satan down the road of life. Proof: the God haters and non believers are calling Jesus a fairy tale. Why? Because they built up the kids real hope at that early age by forcing them to believe in an imposter. As they mature and see that this is all a lie, the child's faith is destroyed and the hurt scars remain in older life. See, they admit they don't want to be deceived by another fairy tale as is was so much of a shock to their finite early emotions. Also, the mommy reading other fairy tales even makes it more so. Instead, if the mothers would have started with the best - Jesus instead of Santa, the kids would mentally block out Satan and believe their moms. Instead, the mother would rather soak in the joy of their children's stupidity just so they would be deluded as their kids are.

At a later age, as we present the new super man Jesus that did so much, they will never let their emotions to be hurt again and to accept that Jesus did all and conquered death, the minds and heart are not willing because of the big lie told earlier. So they say it's a fairy tail. I tell them that they have not matured enough to throw off the first hurt and accept the real Jesus. Throw it off and move up in life. When I hear them say a fairy tale, I hear Satan with his hands clapping.

Well we at least have fulfilled a scripture with all this. After shaking off the Santa Claus syndrome, it is more difficult in believing Jesus for all that he did. Our parents have set us back. Now we are supposed to honor our parents but now we have one time here to despise them thus fulfilling Luke 14:26 for Jesus. Also to hate ourselves in believing this Santa when we could have been more blessed and be like Jesus himself.

            D. The Final Blow?:

Well if we survived Christmas, the 2nd punch arrives a week later - New Years. Many New Year's Eve parties with booze and special meals, fireworks, noise makers, music and the midnight countdown and kiss will probably knock out what is left over from the Christ in Christmas. However, a 2nd thought on dropping the illuminated ball at midnight at Times Square in NYC, is this to imitate or replace Jesus' appearance as he returns to earth as in Zechariah 14:4 indicated by Matthew 24:27. Millions on TV and in the streets watch this, recalling for all to see Jesus Rev 1:7 as that light in Acts 26:13?

Of course, we have more big parades like the Rose Bowl & Philly Mummers, etc. and about 4 football games. On the 2nd of Jan, ask yourself if the past week built you up like an old fashion Jesus Revival? Examine yourself. You all realize that the Christmas celebration of the Hessians helped George Washington's raid on Trenton, NJ that next night. I go see the re-enactment on occasions at Washington's Crossing, PA.

There is only one way out. If Jesus would send the Holy Spirit like he did on the day of Pentecost, it would wipe out all these desires. I bet if every Christian in the country prayed to be forgiven of this holiday and did their best to cut back, that Day of Pentecost comes to the USA.

            E. This Message Verified?:

A final added note, as this was first posted, Europe Christmas early travelers were stranded with the snow. Then the floods came on our west coast then moved into the mid west with flight delays and over 400 flights canceled in Chicago & Atlanta. After that, the 20" that hindered the NYC flights home after Christmas and 30+" in NJ and the first snow to cancel a NFL football game since 1934. Vikings vs. Eagles @ Philly.

From 10PM New Years Eve till 3AM New Years Day, there were more US tornadoes this year than all the 50 years combined according to the Weather Channel. The worst was in N. Arkansas. Also, New Year's Eve Storm Produced 7 Tornadoes In Miss. Tornadoes Damaged More Than 150 Miss. Homes. Officials at southern Missouri's Fort Leonard Wood are alerting residents to watch out for medical equipment scattered by the tornado that struck the post on New Year's Eve. In a statement Friday, the Army says the tornado that destroyed or damaged more than 90 homes on the post also destroyed five shipping containers filled with new, unused medical equipment.

In S. America, we had Earthquakes Magnitude 7.0 - SANTIAGO DEL ESTERO, ARGENTINA 2011 January 01 09:56:58 UTC then Magnitude 7.1 - ARAUCANIA, CHILE 2011 on January 02 20:20:18 UTC.

The final cap of confirmation occurred in mid February 2011 as the final blow to the National Christmas tree as seen in the Washington Post.