The true is that Christmas is a catholic celebration, because this is the birthdate of Jesus, son of Mary and Joseph and well, we know the rest of that story. So, what is the relation with buy things for our dearest people?. We can find the answer if we remember The Three Kings from the East that arrived when they knew that Jesus was going to born. Their names were Melchior, Caspar and Balthasar, and they gave him gold, frankincense and myrrh, trying to say thanks because the thought that Jesus will save them and all the people in the world. So, by this date, we do the same thing that the Three Kings from the East, with the only difference that it’s true that we commemorate the birth of Jesus, but our presents aren’t for Jesus, they are for our family, friends, or the people that the choose for that. The problem is that people turns crazy the days before Christmas, buying everything in stores and, turning this day in a merchandising day.
Now that we know how Christmas works in our globalized society, it’s our responsibility choose a side or at least have an opinion about this topic, I mean, do we really remember Jesus in Christmas? Or we are just worried about the dinner and our presents? In my opinion, I think that it’s true that sometimes we forget the birth of Jesus, but also, in my opinion, we could do the same thing that Mary and Joseph that night, wait with our family reunited zero hours from December 25 and use this meeting to talk about us and our life family. So, Christmas is the perfect day, for me, to live a beautiful night with the people that we love and we can express that feeling with a present.