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The Spiritual Significance behind Our Earlier-Than-Usual Christmas Celebrations This Year

TrĂ© Goins-Phillips-Opinion : Nov 24, 2020  Faithwire.com

That special something that makes Christmastime so innately appealing to us isn't the songs or the decorations or even the food; it's the profound realization of the radical truth that God is with us.

[Faithwire.com] I'm the one who's been screaming "Santa's coming!" since October, and for perhaps the first year in recent memory, most of America seems OK decking the halls just a little bit earlier. (Image: Unsplash-NeONBRAND)

At the risk of romanticizing the impetus for our speedy embrace of the Yuletide season, I think the reason is perhaps more spiritual than we know.

Holiday decorations are already gracing storefront windows, Christmas tree lights are glowing in our living rooms, and the songs of the season have begun wafting through the air of department stores. The obvious reason for our earlier-than-usual glad tidings is because it's a welcome distraction from what has been a difficult and dreary year.

But I believe there's a deeper motivation behind our embrace of Christmas this year. Perhaps more than ever, we are longing for Emmanuel.

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