Christmas Eve: How We Observe the Day Before Christmas

My family has a lot of places to be during the Christmas season. Not surprisingly, two of those Christmas gatherings fall on Christmas Eve.

Amidst all of the hustle and bustle, there are a few things we thoroughly enjoy doing to observe Christ’s birth.

1. Light the final advent candle

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Not everyone chooses to light five advent candles- the final one, the Christ candle, is said to represent the purity and perfection of Christ. The candle also symbolizes that the light of Christ is always with us. Associated scriptures are “Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord: though your sins be like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool (Isaiah 1:18).”

2. Attend candlelight service at our church

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If you have never had the opportunity to enjoy a Christmas Eve candlelight service at your church, please go. I am attaching a video of our church’s service last year. It’s truly beautiful and it’s a great worship experience.

3. Just for fun: Read The Night Before Christmas

We own this beautifully illustrated edition of this book and I look forward to reading it every year!

Merry Christmas, everyone. Enjoy your day today and tomorrow. I hope you receive lots of joy and sweet memories.

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