If we were an observer from another planet, we might agree that humans reach a whole new level of strange behavior that defies explanation during what we call the Christmas season.
The following is the report of an alien scout to his commander.
This is the strangest place I have yet visited. As you know, you sent me to earth to observe humans during what they call the Christmas season.
Since you sent me here at the height of what is supposed to be the most joyous season, I had great hopes of seeing a level of Peace and Joy that might even exceed that on our planet.
So far, peace and joy seem in short supply.
The life forms here apparently limit some of the most joyful music to only certain times of the year. To play their “December music” in any other month but late November or December is considered unusual.
Their Christmas music is a very odd assortment. They play songs every year sung by people who died years ago. I have not actually seen these dead people in the flesh.
But they have somehow captured and preserved their likenesses and voices. It’s a little creepy, but we might want to explore how they are doing this.
They play these Christmas songs everywhere, on radios, on tvs, in stores, even on the streets. Even those seeking shelter in their own homes are often sought out, so they can be exposed to the music. I think it may be a form of mind control.
The music seems to affect humans differently. Some seem happy and even peaceful. Some seem agitated.
I’ve looked for some of the ones they sing about. But so far I have not been able to identify them.
These humans seem to truly honor reindeer. They have reindeer statues on their lawns. They sing about one with a red nose. He seems to have been a real hero.
I tried to get a glimpse of these creatures by waiting at a place where they are supposed to cross the road. It was clearly marked “deer crossing,” but these creatures must be quite independent. None ever came. I shall continue to look.
The humans also put a lot of emphasis on someone they call Santa Clause. At first I thought he was the head reindeer, but he apparently is some advanced human life form.
He can do things other humans cannot do. He apparently cannot fly himself, but he commands some of the reindeer who can fly.
He has some magic power that all the thicker humans wish they had. He eats constantly, mainly a diet of cookies and milk. He is rather thick around the middle, but is able to deflate himself and be skinny enough to slide down chimneys.
The humans hold him in such high esteem that they dress like him and give gifts in his name.
I have also noted another very puzzling practice of these life forms. They decorate their houses inside and out during the Christmas season. But as soon as the season ends and it is the darkest time of the year, they turn off the lights and take down the decorations. Very strange indeed.
They also argue a lot about what is a proper way to greet each other in this season. Instead of just saying “hello,” they insist on a special greeting during the season.
Some insist on saying, “Merry Christmas” while others say, “Happy Holidays.” Both sound pretty close to what they call “merry” here, but apparently the argument has something to do with a baby named Jesus.
I have tried to research Him, since apparently He also fits somewhere in this season on planet earth.
I asked many humans about Him. Many were too busy to answer me. Some tried to explain. They often used the same phrases, but I did not understand.
I asked a small human if she knew where to find out more and she said the strangest thing of all. She told me to ask Him directly.
When I asked her where to find Him, she told me He was in my heart. I don’t understand.
Can you send me further instructions? Who is this Jesus? How do I find Him?
In due time the scout received an Answer. It didn’t come from the planet commander. It came from The Grand Commander of The Universe.
I AM called
Prince of Peace.
I am the Alpha and the Omega,
Who is, and
Who was, and
Who is to come,
You will seek Me and find Me when you seek Me with all your heart.
And so it was that the scout learned about Love, Joy and Peace … and the true meaning of Christmas.