A Social Media Christmas?


What if the birth of Jesus had been witnessed on social media?

What would people have posted on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok and elsewhere?

Perhaps a picture like the one above with the hashtag #HolyMotherofGod!

How about #miracle or #Hehascome

Maybe #smellyanimals or #furrybeasts

Or #threehandsomewisemen, #aretheysingle

There might have been video of a baby crying or donkeys braying.

Images of things that we probably should never see.

Or Joseph telling the guy with the cell phone, “Hey! Give my wife some space!”

There would be posts for days discussing the bright star, the birth of a King, the uses of frankincense and myrrh, who is Mary and Joseph really, whether or not the baby is a Savior, will the world become a better place, is the baby Jesus more powerful than baby Yoda, and who cleaned up the mess at the stable after all was said and done.

Perhaps social media would have made the event far different than what it was intended to be – more of a loud circus and less of a peaceful, blessed event.

Thankfully, smart phones and tablets were thousands of years from existence. In today’s world, at Christmas we share images of family and friends, colorful trees, holiday lights, batches of delicious cookies, funny memes and our favorite carols. We argue far too much and loud on social media about a variety of issues, but somehow the spirit of Christmas subdues that for a few weeks, for many of us. Instead, we focus on the goodness that the season can bring or we help those who are having a tough time with life in general.

So, although there was no hashtag of #cutekid during Jesus’ birth, we can still celebrate that special moment from 2,020 years ago, by having a safe and happy holiday season, enjoying time with close family and furry animals, and staying off social media for a few hours of peace.


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22 responses to A Social Media Christmas?

  1. Dan Antion says:

    It’s fun to think about this. I’m sure there was the previous version of social media, gossip. I like your hashtags.

    I hope you’re ready for the quiet Christmas.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      A quiet Christmas it shall be, Dan. I’m not sure how news traveled back then, other than word of mouth, but obviously it was enough. Have a nice holiday with family and the furry kids!

  2. Quiet Christmas for two here, and since I’ve pretty much limited myself these days to Instagram, I’ll just enjoy photos and no commentary which works for me. 🙂 Merry Christmas to you and your furry friends. Stay well.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      You are smart in limiting your time on social media. As we all know, it can be both a blessing and a curse. Have a wonderful holiday, Judy!

  3. J-Dub says:

    One has to wonder. I sort of wish for the days before social media but then I couldn’t see posts this that make me think. So … maybe moderation if best.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Yes, moderation is probably key in enjoying social media platforms, as long as we stay away from too much negative.

  4. dweezer19 says:

    I love your suppositions here Mary. And very accurate I have to say. May the true peace of the season be withyou and yours on this holiday. 🤗

  5. lois says:

    Two humans, five cats….what could be better. Merry Christmas to you and Gibbs, Mary. 🎄

    • bikerchick57 says:

      There’s not too much that beats humans and cats, Lois. Happy Christmas to you and your furry menagerie!

  6. I suppose someone would have been tweeting that it was “fake news.” 😉

    I hope you had a beautiful Christmas, Mary J — and continue to celebrate throughout the weekend. Hugs on the wing.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Lol, true! I had a quiet and relaxing Christmas, Teagan. Today, it’s laundry and card-making day…being somewhat productive! Happiest of new years to you, in what holds a lot more promise than 2020.

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