Do You Believe in Christmas?


I had to write today as busy as I am with preparations for Christmas to emphasize the importance of believing in this sacred holiday.

I know that not everyone is Catholic or celebrates Christmas but for those of you who are please cherish this time and spread the joy that God would want for us with others.

You don’t have to believe to feel the charge in the air and the love that is spreading around. Please share something with one another like a hot cup of coffee, a warm meal, a comfortable place to sleep, a coat or hat to keep the chill off or just a kind word to someone in need. These are all part of being a Godly person. Giving something to others is an act of kindness that warms not only the receiver’s but the giver’s heart as well.

I feel sad when I hear that some schools do not celebrate Christ or allow anyone in the school to celebrate or show signs of this sacred holiday. I can imagine Christ is crying when He sees His flock turning away from Him. It hurts me deeply to. What is wrong with showing some love for Him who has given us life? Why give children the time off from school if not to celebrate Christ’s birth?

I am not ashamed of saying Merry Christmas or acknowledging He who has given me my very existence. For it is through Him that I am who I am. I feel blessed. Thank you, God!

May God bless all our servicemen and women who are away from home and keep them safe.

Merry Christmas to all whether you believe or not. May all your wishes come true in 2016!

I hope that we do not continue to ignore Him. Please pray for all of us who need His help in this troubled world. For who else are we to turn to in times of trouble and turmoil? Who will help us?


Thank you for reading!

Blessings to all!


About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 35 books: 17 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen/young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 5 novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her books have received 26 Book Awards and a few Finalists in contests. AWARDS: 4 MOM'S CHOICE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Lamby the Lonely Lamby, Ricky the Rambunctious Raccoon, Louey the Lazy Elephant, Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear 11 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, Books 1, 2, 3, 5, & 6. Abby & Holly Series, Books 1-6 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION - Davey & Derek Book 1, READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, Book 3 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - BRONZE MEDAL - Abby & Holly Book 1 READERS’ FAVORITE AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION — Abby & Holly Book 2 READERS’ FAVORITE AWARDS - FINALIST - Davey & Derek Book 6 5 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Jerry the Crabby Crayfish, Broose the Moose on the loose, Colby the Courageous Cat, Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe, Sebastian Meets Marvin the Monkey BOOK EXCELLENCE AWARD - FINALIST - Davey & Derek Book 6 Authorsdb Cover Contest Silver Medal - Davey & Derek Book 5 FINALISTS: Authorsdb First Lines Contest, - Hunting Mariah and Mariah's Revenge were Finalists Red City Review Awards - Finalist - Davey & Derek Book 4 READERS’ FAVORITE BOOK AWARDS - 5-STAR REVIEW - Davey & Derek Book 4 All Janice's books are available on, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on book 1 of a YA fantasy series. There will be six books in all in this series. She hopes to work on a series of four books in a crime/mystery genre that will be offsprings of her thriller, Hunting Mariah. Her hobbies are crocheting, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, tap dancing, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
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15 Responses to Do You Believe in Christmas?

  1. Sue Vincent says:

    Have a merry and blessed Christmas, Janice.

  2. Deanie Humphrys-Dunne says:

    I agree Janice! Everyone should have the freedom to celebrate Christmas if they so choose, children included. I don’t believe you impose your religion on anyone by doing that. I think our country would be a happier place if more Christmas celebrations were encouraged. it’s part of our national tradition.
    Merry Christmas!

    • jjspina says:

      Thank you, Deanie! I am happy you agree. I didn’t want to anger anyone but we have freedom of speech and should be able to say, Merry Christmas! Wishing you the best Christmas and a wonderful New Year! Xo

  3. Bless you. I agree as well.
    This year, this season, i haven’t heard ONE person say Merry Christmas, although I have.
    Merry, Merry Christmas, Janice, to you and yours. 🙂 ❤

    • jjspina says:

      Thank you, Tess. I didn’t know if I would be getting into trouble with some people with this blog. I believe we should all be able to celebrate and say Merry Christmas. I am happy you agree. Wishing you the best Christmas ever and a wonderful New Year! Xo

  4. Have a blessed Christmas, Janice. Merry Christmas

  5. noelleg44 says:

    Merry Christmas, Janice. May the peace and love of the season fill you and your family.

  6. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your family, Janice.

    Seasons Greetings,
    Hugh 🎅

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