Today I am thankful for Christmas trees! It’s the day after Thanksgiving, so we can officially get a Christmas tree! Instead of Black Friday shopping, we go Christmas tree shopping! I love getting the Christmas tree. It is so Christmassy and special and I always think of when Charlie Brown and Linus got a little tree when they went shopping. For them, it wasn’t all about the glitzy, tall, filled out tree. It was the one that seemed to need them. I think that is just beautiful. 🙂
There’s a girl I know who’s family doesn’t put up a Christmas tree on religious terms. A few years ago I went and watched Kirk Cameron’s “Saving Christmas” (I totally recommend watching it!) It brings up Christmas trees and whether or not Christians should actually buy them and decorate them. While I can’t remember exactly what the wording was, I found another similar question answered in similar way by Billy Graham.
Q: Does the Bible say that it is wrong to have a Christmas tree?
A: We understand your concerns about the use of the Christmas tree. Some have indicated that this practice is wrong because of the words in Jeremiah 10:1-5. These verses, however, do not apply to Christmas trees, but they do condemn the idolatry practiced in Jeremiah’s day. God’s people were following the customs of the heathen who cut down trees, shaped the wood into idols, decorated them with silver and gold ornaments, and worshiped them as gods.It is important that we keep Christ central and our worship of Him unhindered in our observance of Christmas. However, we do not believe it is unbiblical to have a Christmas tree lighted and decorated in the home or the church. It has been suggested that the branches of the tree pointing upward can signify praise to God. The star at the top can represent the star of Bethlehem. Also, the green of the evergreens has been recognized as symbolic of eternal life, God’s gift to us through our Lord Jesus Christ.
As always, I think that your opinion is your opinion. Christmas tree or not, Christ is the reason for the season. 🙂