I didn’t know that Charles Spurgeon the renown Baptist Preacher from London had a love-hate relationship about the celebration of Christmas. In his sermon preached on 12/24/1854 called, “The Birth of Christ” he said, “Now a happy Christmas to you all; and it will be a happy Christmas if you have God with you. I shall say nothing today against festivities on this great birthday of Christ.” But 17 years later he had a change of heart. He said, “WE HAVE NO superstitious regard for times and seasons. Certainly we do not believe in the present ecclesiastical arrangement called Christmas: first, because we do not believe in the mass at all, but abhor it, whether it be said or sung in Latin or in English; and, secondly, because we find no Scriptural warrant whatever for observing any day as the birthday of the Saviour; and, consequently, its observance is a superstition, because not of divine authority. Superstition has fixed most positively the day of our Saviour’s birth, although there is no possibility of discovering when it occurred.” Jordan Standridge wrote, “Spurgeon was no Buddy-the-Elf when it came to Christmas, in fact, he resembled the Grinch more, but no one can deny that he loved the opportunity Christmas created to exalt and point people to Jesus Christ.” Let us all opt to make this Christmas a celebration to Christ and not ourselves by pointing our family and friends not only to the manger but to the cross because when we recognize His birth, we must also recognize His death, burial, and resurrection!