Christmas Facts

It’s CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN 2016 here on GUWG, where from now until December 25 we’re preparing for the arrival of the Savior of the World.

In researching material for this countdown, I stumbled across loads of facts and figures about Christmas. Here’s just a sampling:

The Odds Against Christmas

It’s CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN 2016 here on GUWG, where from now until December 25 we’re preparing our s for the arrival of the Savior of the World.

How exactly does Christmas fit into the whole Bible story? Sometimes it helps to step back and take a look at the big picture. Here it is in a nutshell.

Feeling Grinchy?

It’s CHRISTMAS COUNTODWN 2016 here on GUWG, where from now until December 25 we’re preparing our hearts for the arrival of the Savior of the World.

God sent a guy named John the Baptist to prepare the way for Jesus. He shouted to everyone who would listen:

O Christmas Tree?

It’s CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN 2016 here on GUWG, where from now until December 25 we’re preparing our hearts for the arrival of the Savior of the World.

I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life. (John 8:12)

When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy. (Matthew 2:10 NKJV)

Every year when I go through the annual ritual of braving the Wisconsin winter in search of the perfect Christmas tree and then dragging it through the lot, tying it to the car, lugging it into the house, bonking myself on the head repeatedly while trying to get it to stand somewhat straight in the tree holder, searching the basement for the ornament box, trying not to swear when I discover that half the lights didn’t work, running back to the store just before it closes to get new ones and then finally throwing the switch, watching it light up the night and proclaiming it the best Christmas tree ever, I find myself asking this simple question:

WHY?

Love For Christmas

It’s CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN 2016 here on GUWG, where from now until December 25 we’re preparing our hearts for the arrival of the Savior of the World.

If there’s one word that reverberates throughout the Christmas story, it’s this:

LOVE

CHRISTMAS QUIZ-O-RAMA ANSWERS

It’s CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN 2016 here on GUWG where from now until December 25 we’re preparing our hearts for the arrival of the Savior of the World.

Here are the answers to yesterday’s quiz, along with the relevant Bible verses if you’d like to dig deeper.

CHRISTMAS QUIZ-O-RAMA

It’s CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN 2016 here on GUWG where from now until December 25 we’re preparing our hearts for the arrival of the Savior of the World.

A recent study revealed that a shockingly low 12% of adults — and only 8% of those ages 18-24 — know the basics of the real Christmas story.

How well do you know the true facts about Christmas? Take this quick little quiz to find out.