Tuesday, January 11


Here's the thing. Christmas is too important a holiday and too enjoyable a season to last for just one day or one month. And, how do you define the days before Christmas? Christmas Eve is recognized worldwide. But what about all the other days? The 23rd and 22nd? Or the many days after?

It all started out by defining the day before Christmas Eve, December 23rd, as Christmas Adam. Adam came before Eve, after all.
Before Adam there was just God, but you can't call something Christmas God. Sounds a little too sacreligious. And besides, God created before Adam. He created the world. I had thought about Christmas Earth and Christmas Sky and such, after the different days of creation, but that felt a little too tree-hugger-y. So we settled with Chaos. Christmas Chaos. Has a nice, crazy ring to it, doesn't it? It's official, by the way.
After Adam and Eve, naturally, came Cain and Abel. Therefore, the 26th and 27th are Christmas Cain and Christmas Abel, respectively. I really wanted to keep things going after that, too, at least through New Year's. So, after Cain and Abel came Seth (28th). After Seth, the Bible doesn't list any of Adam and Eve's children, so where to go?
Straight to Genesis 5, for Seth's descendants down to Noah. We have Enosh (29), Cainan (30), Mahalalel (31 and one of my favorites. It's just fun to say, ya know?), Jared (Jan 1), Enoch (2), Methuselah (3), Lamech (4), and Noah (5).
Once I got through Noah, it's already the first week of January, so why not keep it going?
Therefore, according to Luke 3, we have Shem (6), Arphaxad (7), Cainan, II (8), Shelah (9), Eber (10), Peleg (11), Reu (12), Serug (13), Nahor (14), Terah (15), Abraham (16), Isaac (17), Jacob (18), Judah (19), Perez (20), Hezron (21), Ram (22), Amminadab (23), Nahshon (24), Salmon (25), Boaz (26), Obed (27), Jesse (28), and David (29).
I was actually going to to all the way to Jesus, but Luke and Matthew give different genealogies so I gave up.
For now.

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