The True Meaning of Christmas

Linus True Meaning of Christmas SpeechIt’s Christmas time once again, the perfect time to remind ourselves and others of the true meaning of Christmas. Put aside the shopping and parties, the boxes and bags, the gifts and the bows, and remember that God himself came into this world to save all those who would believe. And His name was Jesus, meaning Savior, because He would save the world from sin.

As we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, I could not think of a better “true meaning of Christmas” speech than that delivered by Linus of Charlie Brown fame. So, I hope you enjoy this video clip from A Charlie Brown Christmas as you celebrate this year. We at Bible or Not would like to wish our readers and the world a blessed and happy Christmas.

Linus Speech on The True Meaning of Christmas

Charlie Brown: Isn’t there anyone, who knows what Christmas is all about?!

Linus: Sure Charlie Brown, I can tell you what Christmas is all about. Lights please?

And there were in the same country shepherds, abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them! And they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, “Fear not! For, behold, I bring you tidings o great joy, which shall be to all my people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ, the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you: Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.” And suddenly, there was with the angel a multitude of the Heavenly Host praising God, and saying, “Glory to God in the Highest, and on Earth peace, and good will toward men.

That’s what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown.

The True Meaning of Christmas from the Bible

And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)  To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child. And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. – Luke 2:4-14 KJV

Special thanks to Charles Schulz and the whole Peanuts gang for having the courage to put the true meaning of Christmas in their animated film. It has become a true Christmas classic.


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The True Meaning of Christmas — 3 Comments

  1. Our children are beginning to establish their own Christmas traditions this year for their children. After I posted a few scriptures on fb that especially speak to me this time of year one of the kids (26 years old) mentioned that what I posted reminded her of Linus and his speech. I your posted speech to take to her this morning so she might make it part of their newly developing traditions. I was so excited to see that I not only found Linus’ speech but also the Biblical version along with it. As their children grow the story will grow right along with them.
    Blessings and Merry Christmas,
    Tammy (Granny)

  2. Thanks for your note Granny, it’s very uplifting to see how you continue to nurture your children in the Word of God even as they raise their own. I’m so happy that Linus’ true meaning of Christmas speech and the Bible reference was a blessing to you. I hope and trust you had a wonderful Christmas holiday.

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