The Reason For The Season


By The Coach – Contributing Editor


We are now in the Christmas Season of 2014.

My entire family are Christians. I make no apologies for saying that and am VERY proud that we practice our religion.

I will start by telling you that the below idea was NOT mine. I give my daughter, who now has her own family, full credit for it.

On my first grandsons first Christmas, my daughter started her own family tradition. I have always thought it was a great and appropriate idea.

It is now thirteen (13) years later and I have a second grandson and a beautiful granddaughter.

My daughter bakes, from scratch, a cake. My three grandchildren decorate the birthday cake for baby Jesus. All of this is done on Christmas Eve. On the cake it says, “Happy Birthday Jesus”. The three (3) candles on the cake represents the, “Father, Son and Holy Spirit”. Everyone in my daughter’s family participates in the making of the baby Jesus, Happy Birthday cake.


On Christmas morning, as soon as everyone wakes up, everyone gathers around Jesus’s birthday cake, which is sitting on the dining room table. They say Grace and then lite the three candles on Jesus’s birthday cake. They sing Happy Birthday to baby Jesus. Then the candles are blown out and my daughter cuts everyone a piece of Jesus’s birthday cake. Everyone eats a piece of Jesus birthday cake and drinks a glass of milk. It is only then that my grandchildren are allowed to open their Christmas presents.

My daughter has continued, all of these years, with her Christmas morning tradition.

I am extremely proud of her!

I thought it was such a great idea that I would pass the idea along to you. I often wonder why I had not thought to do the same thing when my daughter was a child. Who ever said we cannot learn from our children, if we bring them up properly.

I hope you think it is a good idea also.


The Christmas Season!

If you have attempted to go into any of the shopping malls or major stores, Wally World, etc., the crowds look like bees buzzing around their hive.

Of course everyone has to have the latest widget to give someone on Christmas morning and if they can get it for $.50 off of the regular price they will fight anyone, literally, to obtain that item.

How sad the Christmas Season has become!!!!

Can you imagine what Jesus Christ would say if he were alive today watching us during this time when we are supposed to be celebrating his birth? I can see the tears flowing from his eyes as he observed how this time of the year has turned so commercialized. The rudeness, arguing and fighting that goes on in the stores by the shoppers is unbelievable. What ever happened to “Joy to the World” and “Peace and Good Will towards Men”?

When was the last time anyone, other than your family, has told you Merry Christmas or Have a blessed day!? Or have you been hearing and seeing, “Happy Holidays”, the politically correct thing to say.

When was the last time that you have gone out to eat at a restaurant, of any type, and observed someone or a family bow their head and say Grace before they started to eat their meal? My family and I always say the blessing before EVERY meal, even when we go to eat at the fast food restaurants.


How many of us have really forgotten what Christmas is all about!

Let’s not forget the reason for one of the most blessed of Christian holidays and pass along to our children and grandchildren what we know is right. There are too many people and groups trying to stop Christians from observing their long standing holidays in our great country. PLEASE do not help them with their task by setting a bad example for our children and grandchildren to follow.

During this blessed time of the year, “Remember The Reason For The Season!”

May all of you have a most blessed and Merry Christmas!

NOTE: If this offends you in ANY way, tuff. I do not believe or follow the being politically correct philosophy. More people in the United States of America need to stand up for what they believe in before we loose all of our long standing traditions. [Rourke: Right On Coach!!!!]


There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God.”

2 Timothy 3:1 – 4

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  1. Well said Coach. I lament the commercialization of the Christmas season but I do not feel it is the problem. Forgetting the REASON for the season is the real shame. Giving and receiving gifts in celebration is a nice thing. Celebrating the gifts themselves is where we go wrong.
    In my small town, “Happy Holidays” is said by some but Merry Christmas is alive and well and said far more often.
    I have tried to maintain some Christmas traditions with my family but they are slowly fading. I love your daughter’s idea. May her kids keep it going.

    Finally, to you, Rourke, and all the readers here on MSO,
    Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year

    DesertRatJak and family

  2. I love living in a small town…EVERYBODY says Merry Christmas here! Love the Birthday Cake tradition! Merry Christmas to everyone at MSO!

  3. Coach-you raised your daughter well . We also have a birthday cake for Jesus on Christmas for our dessert .I always wish people a Happy cHanukah if I sense they are Jewish and a Merry Christmas or a Blessed Christmas.Here in upstate NY many more people say and show their Merry Christmas spirit with a Nativity .
    In the past I have written letters to store telling them I will boycott them if they say Holiday tree instead of Christmas tree etc. As consumers we are very powerful.
    We combine the Spirit of St Nickolas =Santa and our deep faith in Jesus and also help others who are less fortunate.Balance is important . May you and Rourke and all our truly good folks on this site have a very Blessed and Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthful New Year !!! Arlene

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