Yes Max Christmas is Special

Kingwell By Kingwell, 21st Dec 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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A Teenage boy has doubts about Christmas but then has a change of heart.

Christmas Eve

It was Christmas Eve and Max had just said good night to his best friend Danny after an evening of admiring the Christmas lights in their neighbourhood. His watch said nine fifty and Max remembered his promise to be home by ten. He thought of his little sister Nina and how she was probably already in bed dreaming of Santa Claus, just as he would have been doing just a few short years before. He suddenly felt something akin to regret, and realized that even at fourteen he still missed the magic of being a little child at this time of year.

Doubts

Standing outside his house, he gazed at the starlit sky and thought of the story of the first Christmas. Was it too just a fairy tale like the one about jolly old St. Nick? He thought of how his grandparents loved to talk of how things had changed since they were kids, but had they really? Sure there were tons of new things but wasn’t all the technology the result of education and a lot of hard work by some very intelligent people? In reality, what had really changed? How was Christmas day any different from any other? The stars were the same as they had been every other night. The moon made the same journey across the sky. The days were shorter at this time of year, but could anyone remember when it
Had been any different? The same moon and stars that he saw tonight had shone from the same sky two thousand years ago, only man had changed.

A Change of Heart

Startled Max realized that he had just dismissed two thousand years of Christian teaching as if it meant nothing, and suddenly he felt very small and even a little foolish. Whether anything special had happened on that first Christmas or not, the world was certainly a better and kinder place because millions of people believed it had. He laughed as he made his way up the lane to home. No wonder his parents called him “serious Max”. There were presents under the tree and a turkey stuffed just waiting for Christmas day – and yes there was magic in the air. Merry Christmas!

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A Sleeping Child, Christmas Eve, Christmas Presents, Christmas Tree, Kingwell, Santa Claus, Starlit Night, The First Christmas

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I am 75 years old and retired.I like writing short stories, poetry as well other articles of interest.

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author avatar GV Rama Rao
21st Dec 2014 (#)

A brief but excellent piece about Christmas.

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author avatar Kingwell
21st Dec 2014 (#)

Thanks GV. I think there is a time for many when they can lose the magic of Christmas.

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
21st Dec 2014 (#)

It took me back to my childhood as a boy. Great story

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author avatar Kingwell
22nd Dec 2014 (#)

Thank you Mark.

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author avatar Kingwell
22nd Dec 2014 (#)

Thank you Mark.

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author avatar Retired
21st Dec 2014 (#)

Ah lovely. Merry Christmas to you too.

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author avatar Kingwell
22nd Dec 2014 (#)

Thank you Coffeequeen. Blessings.

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author avatar M G Singh
21st Dec 2014 (#)

Merry xmas, Nice post

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author avatar Kingwell
22nd Dec 2014 (#)

I mean thank you Madan. Blessings.

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
22nd Dec 2014 (#)

Happy Christmas Kingwell and my best wishes for you and your family!

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author avatar Kingwell
22nd Dec 2014 (#)

Thank you my friend and a Merry Christmas to you and yours.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
24th Dec 2014 (#)

Merry Christmas dear Kingwell. Let the magic and goodness of the day prevail - siva

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author avatar Kingwell
28th Dec 2014 (#)

Thank you Siva. Blessings to you and your family.

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