Merry Two Christmases!

In Him We Live

Like many believers worldwide, our family celebrates two Christmases. First, we celebrate God’s gift to us. And then we give gifts to others. It’s the first that makes the second possible. Why? Because without His gifts of life and redemption there would be nothing to celebrate, but with them there is everything!

And so this year, and every year, I wish you a

Merry Two Christmases!

About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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49 Responses to Merry Two Christmases!

  1. Merry two to you too!

    Sorry, I’m in a silly mood today. πŸ™‚

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  2. I’d be an unwise man to disagree with your wise observations, Mitch!

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  3. chapter18 says:

    On this Christmas season, a peep into the message of Jesus, https://chapter18.wordpress.com/2020/12/20/silent-night/

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  4. Kathleen Ellerman says:

    Wishing you and your family the same!πŸŽ„πŸ™

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  5. GolNaran says:

    Merry Two Christmases!
    Warmest wishes for you, your family & all your beautiful creative works, დ

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  6. Richest blessings to you and yours, Mitch. Two Christmases, indeed! And the first one made all the others possible.

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  7. Merry Christmas Mitch!

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  8. Bel says:

    Merry Two Christmases to you and your family! πŸŽ„πŸŽ

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  9. trE says:

    Aww. How awesome and truthful is this?! Merry Two Christmases, Mitch! Have an incredible day!

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  10. Really nice thought. Give gifts to others . 2nd step bring more merrymets in life. I believe that.

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  11. beth says:

    πŸŽ„πŸŽ„

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  12. Michael Sammut says:

    Well said. Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones.

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  13. gregoryjoel says:

    Merry Christmas to y’all as well! Thank you for being par of my life each day. Blessings to you and yours my friend.

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  14. Jennie says:

    Merry Christmas, Mitch!

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  15. Chaya Sheela says:

    Merry Christmas.
    I agree with your beautifully written sentence, “It’s the first that makes the second possible.”

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  16. Manu says:

    Merry Christmas to you and your family πŸŽ„πŸ˜Š

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  17. Lori M-I says:

    Merry Christmas πŸ™‚

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  18. That is wonderfully put and a potent reminder amidst all the consumer nonsense. I like in Spain that Christmas continues till the very special Feast of the Kings. A very happy Christmastide to you.

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  19. Unicorn Dreaming says:

    Wishing you the happiest of Christmas’s ❀️

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  20. SelmaMartin says:

    Merry Two Christmases to you too. πŸ‘ πŸ‘

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  21. Carla says:

    Jesus is the reason for the season. Merry Two Christmases to you as well.

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  22. greenpete58 says:

    We celebrate a primarily secular Christmas and I make a point of recognizing my Jewish, Muslim, agnostic, and atheist friends this time of year with gifts, cards, and a “Happy Holidays!” And many respond in kind. So, respectfully, the first sentence isn’t imperative for the second, and Jesus is not the only reason for the season. But since I know you’re a Christian, Mitch, I hope you had a Merry Christmas!

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    • mitchteemley says:

      Hi Pete, we did, thank you, and good to hear from you! I’m well aware that non-believers celebrate a secular Christmas, and don’t find “the first sentence imperative for the second” (that was the culture I grew up in). That’s why I referred in my post to what “believers” and “we” (I’m a convert) do. “Christmas” literally means “Christ’s sending,” and that’s what my family and I celebrate, along with gift-giving and good cheer with our non-believing friends, as well. And while we’re at it, Happy New Year, my friend!

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