Some of the best-loved stories of all time are Christmas stories. They can
transport us back to our childhoods, and remind us of the Christmases we used
to have. They often tell us about people who are talking stock of their lives,
and hating themselves for what they see. They can tell us about lonely people,
and people who are misunderstood and shunned by society. Christmas stories
tell us about the feelings of people who are at the lowest point in their lives.
They also tell us about those characters who are at the end of their lives
and want a second chance. They tell us about the sacrifices that people have
made for others, and those that have suffered in silence without recognition
for their efforts.
Christmas stories, have a habit of drawing us into identifying with their characters
and their problems, and feel what they are feeling. The good part is that with
these stories we can always count on a Christmas miracle to save our characters.
These miracles come in many shapes and sizes, but they always come, and give
us hope in our own lives. Christmas stories remind us that anything can and
does happen, and that it can happen for us too.
Our eyes fill with tears when the lonely are no longer alone, and the dying
have their chance at redemption and maybe even a second chance at life.
The end of almost every Christmas story has a very happy ending with a hint
of the Almighty's hand in it. This is to remind us that Christmas, before
all else, is about Christ and our belief in God.
Whether you are looking to read a good Christmas story, or write one, there
are many waiting to be read and many more waiting to be told.