wishing you a happy & holy Christmas 2015

Well it’s Christmas Eve. While all of the preparations are underway for tomorrow the most special thing we do is mass on Christmas Eve and preparing our hearts for Christmas day.

Each year I try not to get caught up in the busyness, rush and commercialism of Christmas. Yes I love the baking, treats and gift giving but am forever reminding myself of the real reason we celebrate Christmas. Thank goodness for Advent and beautiful carols to sing. We’ve been singing along to the radio and some of our favourites during Advent. Mind you we have one little one who only wants to sing jingle bells.

Every Christmas I get a bit older and learn more about the true meaning of Christmas and as my faith grows so does my love of this special time of year. It really is a miracle when I reflect on what happened all those years ago in Bethlehem. It was no coincidence that the Holy Family were humble and that Jesus was not born into wealth or royalty. In a world today that praises the celebrity, the rich, and the flashy we should never forget that Jesus and his family were none of these. I know who I want to follow and teach my children to follow as well.

My Christmas wish for everyone is a happy and peaceful time, a time to reflect on the year and its ups and downs. To be grateful for the roof over our heads, the comforts we have, the people around us, to keep praying for peace and happiness to people who don’t have it and an extra hug for those who are missing loved ones who have gone before us. I hope you have memories of those special people and carry them in your heart and your celebrations this Christmas season.

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.  

Isaiah 9:6


  1. Wishing you all a Joyous Christmas Corrie, may you discover anew in a fresh and ever deeper way the wonder of our Lord’s birth this Christmas. Enjoy celebrating. With love, Robyn

  2. Thank you so much Corrie for sharing such beautiful music with us!! Such a lovely, meaningful (and emotional) start to my day. So nice to read a thoughtful, caring post too. They are always thoughtful, entertaining and inspiring. Wishing you a blessed, happy Christmas. Christine x

  3. Jesus (peace be upon him) was born an Arab refugee. I really really hope we all reflect on that, and how he was treated, and how we treat Arab refugee babies today.

    Happy Christmas Corrie xxxx

  4. Thank you for these beautiful words about what Christmas is really about. planning to find time amongst the fun to get on the TEAR website with my kids and give to others. Merry Christmas :)

  5. Wishing you & your family a wonderful Christmas & a happy & healthy new year. Thankyou for sharing your family with us this year x

  6. Merry Christmas Corrie. Such a wonderful was to celebrate this time of year with the family and putting Christ into Christmas. Also celebrating the three parts of it: Mary, Christ, and Mass. Merry Christmas to all. I love that he is called the Prince of Peace. Jesus was Semitic Jewish, not Arab.

  7. A beautiful Christmas message Corrie, God bless you and your family, have a great day :)

  8. Michelle Luck says:

    Thankyou for a lovely message, and the links to those lovely songs. merry Christmas.

  9. Merry Christmas Corrie! I hope you and the rest of your family have a lovely day tomorrow celebrating and remembering our saviours birth.

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