I was fascinated by these radio spots. They were probably part of the reason why I couldn't sleep -- I didn't want to miss the next update! They built the anticipation of Christmas day, and created a sense of excitement and wonder about what was happening.
As we grow older, I think our excitement for Christmas is, unfortunately, replaced by a sense of relief: once the 25th comes, we no longer have to worry about Christmas parties, shopping and wrapping gifts.
What a sad attitude!
On this Holy Night, the Word became incarnate in flesh! What an incredible thought: that out of His love for us, God sent His only Son! The Creator came to save the creature.
Something so special, something beyond what we can ever fully comprehend, happened that night.
That's far more exciting than any creative radio spot.
That's awe inspiring!
Have a holy Christmas and may the Christ child fill you with the same sense of joy and wonder of that first Christmas.