Remembering Why Christmas Is Celebrated – A very poignant joke about what, and Who, Christmas is supposed to be about
A woman was out Christmas shopping with her two children. After many hours of looking at row after row of toys and everything else imaginable, and hearing both her children asking for everything they saw on those many shelves, this woman finally made it out of the store and to the elevator with her two kids.
She was feeling what so many of us feel during the holiday season time of the year: Overwhelming pressure to go to every party, every housewarming, taste all the holiday food and treats, get that perfect gift for every single person on our shopping list, make sure we don’t forget anyone on our card list, and the pressure of making sure we respond to everyone who sends us a card. Not to mention, getting the kids everything they ask for.
Finally the elevator doors opened — there was already a crowd in the car. This woman pushed her way into the car and dragged her two kids in with her, along with all her bags of stuff.
When the doors closed, she let out a big sigh and decided she couldn’t take it anymore, saying out loud, to no one in particular, “Whoever started this whole Christmas thing should be arrested and strung up!”
From the back of the elevator, a quiet calm voice responded, “Don’t worry ma’am, I believe they crucified Him.”