Oh, My Pop Culture Jesus: The Real Meaning of Christmas

True-Meaning-Of-ChristmasIt’s that time of year again—that time when people put up trees in their houses, visit relatives we don’t plan on seeing for at least another year, and gather ’round the television for the plethora of Christmas specials invading our regularly scheduled programming. Most of these specials have a common theme: the true meaning of Christmas. But the thing is, we can’t seem to agree on what that meaning really is.

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In Brightest Day: Ebenezer Scrooge

Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is arguably the most important Christmas story out there, short of the actual story of Christ’s birth.

The story’s main character, Ebenezer Scrooge, is a complex character deserving of redemption. But why was Scrooge so angry and mean in the first place?

That answer can be found in Scrooge’s trip with the three ghosts, brought by the ghost of Jacob Marley in an attempt to save his old business partner’s soul.

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