All I Want for Christmas is Jesus

You’ve probably heard the song “All I Want for Christmas is You”. The singer says that presents and Christmas decorations are nice, but she doesn’t need those things to make her Christmas complete. While the song is meant to be for a lover, what if we sung it to Jesus?

Can you stand before Jesus and say with all honesty, “All I want for Christmas is You”? I’d be stretching the truth a little bit.

You see, when I was younger, I would have detailed wishlists every year labeled “101 Things Melissa Needs”. No kidding. All sorts of things would make that list: computer games, dolls, play makeup, and, I must admit, a Jesse McCartney CD, which I thought would make me the coolest person ever, even though I knew nothing about him except that he had a CD. Gift cards didn’t mean much to me until a few years later, when I realized I could actually put that plastic to work for me. Clothes were another thing that never made the list until much later – but I didn’t want anyone to buy clothes for me…how could they possibly have better taste than yours truly? The biggest flaw of my “101 Things” list was the simple fact that nobody ever asked me for it. They either got me something of their own creation or asked what the one thing I really wanted was. Well, how should I know? I don’t have one thing I want – it says right here: ‘101 Things’! That’s 101, baby! Not one. This year, I had no list. Sure, I mentioned gift cards or the last two Twilight books which will of course make my life so much better, but I was blank with ideas. So, the year I had no wishlist, everyone asked me what I wanted. Well, you’re a few years late, I’m afraid. Even so, presents have always been exciting to me – the shiny new toy (or vampire book with fold-out poster) has always gotten me a little more giddy about Christmas. I think Jesus is slowly prodding me to focus on Him as I’ve gotten older, but He needs to keep prodding.

So, as of now, I am almost to the point where I can say, “Jesus, all I want for Christmas is You.”
Then again, what about Christmas breakfast? Christmas brunch? Christmas lunch? Christmas dinner? Christmas second dinner? What about family, red plaid nightgowns, fake trees, ornaments, hot chocolate, and last but not least, what about Santa? (And if you don’t believe in Santa, it’s been scientifically proven that reindeer can fly. I think.) Does Jesus want us to ditch all of that?
Christmas traditions are fun and a great way to spend time with family and get you hyped about the season, but it all comes down to Jesus and His miraculous birth, life, death, and resurrection. So, I ask you – what do YOU want for Christmas?


  1. That's what I want for Christmas =) Give me Jesus!

    But, thanks for the comment on my girl post. I can assure you I am a guy haha But no, really, I'm glad I could be of encouragement and that you could here the truth from a guy. Live for Him, Melissa. There is no greater joy than that!

    Have a very Merry CHRISTmas - may everyday be Christmas for believers!

  2. You can have all this world, give me Jesus.

  3. It's what I want to want =P but I'm not really sure when I'm honest with myself. My mp3 player broke down but now is working again so I'm very thankful for that. I really can't think of much that I want for Christmas. Maybe that my class will change and have a heart for GOD and that I'll get closer to Him but really... Jesus is probably the best thing I could have more of, and the only thing that won't mess me up in some way =P I want to treat my time like it should be, making the most of it as much as I can. And that my mind will stay clean and clear. That I will see as Jesus does and will model my entire life after His =) And that I will want that all the time and be making that effort because it is so easy for me to be lazy. Thanks for posting! =) Jesus loves you!


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