Monday, July 17, 2017

Emergency Christmas Post in July

I don't usually do any sort of Christmas in July, unless you count writing, and like Arthur Rankin and Jules Bass, most of my writing winds up being Christmas-related, such as the new version of the "Nutcracker" that I am working on and "The Sun Shines in Heaven".

But since I do so much writing and most of it winds up being holiday oriented, it's time to discuss something I came up with recently so you can read my writings and see this in them: The 5 Types of Christmas Specials.

Yes, there are different TYPES of Christmas Specials, and I divide them into 5 categories based on what they present the "True Meaning of Christmas" as.

TYPE ONE CHRISTMAS SPECIALS present the True Meaning of Christmas as the Biblical True Meaning of Christmas - the birth of Jesus.
Well known examples: A Charlie Brown Christmas

TYPE TWO CHRISTMAS SPECIALS are the most common. They present the True Meaning of Christmas as the fact that it is better to give than to receive, and that the actions of one can touch another.
Well known examples: It's A Wonderful Life, Santa Claus is Coming to Town, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, A Christmas Carol

TYPE THREE CHRISTMAS SPECIALS are not so much about giving (your only begotten son or otherwise). Rather, Type Threes are about believing (though not necessarily in Santa Claus) and always being a child at heart.
Well known examples: Miracle on 34th Street, The Year Without a Santa Claus, The Polar Express, The Nutcracker

TYPE FOUR CHRISTMAS SPECIALS say that Christmas is about accepting people no matter how different from you they are.
Well known examples: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (My "The Sun Shines in Heaven" is also a Type Four.)

TYPE FIVE CHRISTMAS SPECIALS say that the True Meaning of Christmas, in two words, is "family togetherness."
Well known examples: Home Alone, A Christmas Story

So, in short:

Type One = about Jesus
Type Two = about generosity
Type Three = about believing
Type Four = about acceptance
Type Five = about family

If you're reading my blog...I hope to get as many people to say, by Thanksgiving, what type they resonate most with.

So what type resonates most with you?







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