4 thoughts on “Why are all the great Christmas classics about depression?

  • December 23, 2015 at 4:47 pm

    Christine,

    Thank you for a wounderful article. I’m on board!

    Gary

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  • December 23, 2015 at 10:43 pm

    Hey! Bravo for pointing out that antidepressants are not the end but the beginning. I try to explain to people that antidepressants don’t make you happy, they give you back the choice to be happy. Nice to hear it from someone else!

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  • December 25, 2015 at 12:26 pm

    Thank you for this article. This Christmas my hope had faded. My poor Pastor keeps me in prayer and encourages me that God is with me even in the darkest of depression. There is always light no matter what. The footwork is sometimes two steps forward and one back but, we are one step further than before. Keep writing! Awesome read and reminder.

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  • September 24, 2018 at 6:55 am

    I know of quite a few people throughout my life so far that will say to anyone that Christmas is the most depressing time of their lives and often, they even felt like ending it during that time. Myself, I lost my mother after she went into the hospital Christmas Eve and died shortly thereafter. Many have lost loved ones during that time or have had horrible experiences as a child that are etched into the depths of who they have come to be and those haunting memories make it difficult to be joyful when the season approaches. The inner person needs help to overcome their depression which is more than just feeling bad. It is something that is a part of that person because as long as their traumatic experience never finds resolve, neither will their anxiety or depression. The Lord was my strength to overcome at long last when my career in drugs and alcohol nearly killed me, it was then that I sought His face and He guided me to sobriety which I have now had for 16 years. Praise God. The only way to get to that core antagonizer however, is by serious professional counseling that not only addresses the physical, emotional and mental aspect of a person but the spiritual aspect as well. Otherwise there will be more of the same recklessness in that person’s life and depression/anxiety will continue to thrive not only at Christmas time but all year ’round.

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