Introduction: The Christmas Story

Wow. Who feels really inspired and very challenged by November’s challenge? I know I do.

I hope that everyone has grown and been inspired by the amazing work that the team has done. Although I don’t know about you guys, after such a productive month, I’m ready for the “end-of-the-year” vacation. Which means: December. Christmas. Holidays. Lazy summer days. Cold winter days. Snow. Lights. Decorations. The beach. The mountains. Reading. Sleeping. Good food. Family. Jolly Christmas songs.

I’m sure at least one of these words invokes a memory. Maybe a childhood memory, or a more recent memory. Maybe you remember the mountains of food you and your family manage to consume; those dishes that only surface once a year. Maybe you remember sleeping until the day was already half over. Or playing in the snow. Maybe your whole family gets squashed into a car, or if you are an only child you ride in luxury, either way, you hit the road and go somewhere exciting. Maybe grandma and grandpas house, or a holiday house somewhere. Maybe your family has special Christmas decorations or perhaps a unique tradition. Some of you might also sing Christmas carols. Whatever your Christmas memories may be, I’m betting they’re festive. Because Christmas is a time for celebrating.

Why is it a time to be celebrating? I’ll provide you with a clue: a child was born to save the world. I’m going to assume that you’ll all mostly get the gist of where I’m going – “The birth of Jesus Christ!” is what you’re probably saying to your computer screens. What? You guys don’t talk to your computers? Okay, it’s obviously just me who does that.

Anyway, back on topic. December is festive, and it generally also means that our posts have a Christmas theme. This year is no exception.

So, what are we writing about? Well, I think that’s quite obvious. Are we going to tell you the story of Christ? Yes. Is it going to be the same as last year? NO.

Most of you probably know the Christmas story, you probably know it very well. But I’d bet that you’ve never heard it quite like this. For the month of December, the Reckless Abandon Team have a treat for you. We are going to share our favorite Christmas carols with you and tell you why we love them. But not only that, we’re going to use them to tell you the Christmas story.

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