Suffice to say; if you’re an avid reader of this blog, you’re likely a big Christmas fan. But can you legitimately call yourself a Christmas expert? Well, that’s an entirely different ball game. There are those who get excited about the big day, and then there are those who obsess over it

So what are the telltale signs of a Xmas expert? Take a look. 


You Know The Differences Between The Gospel Accounts Of The Nativity 

Christmas is all about the birth of the baby Jesus and the story of the Virgin Mary. Interestingly, though, the Bible contains several accounts of the event across the gospels of the apostles. And they each hold slightly different details. Christmas experts know all of these peculiarities inside out and can talk to you about them at length. 


You’ve Taken A Course That Covered The Tradition Of Christmas

Online courses have changed learning forever, and often for the better. Now you can get an education in practically any subject you like, from shopping to pizza. 

And, yes, you guessed it, some courses cover holidays too, including the Christmas break. As these iSpring Learn reviews point out, there are now many ways to educate people through digital channels. You could even use software to build courses yourself and inform others. Now that really would be the mark of an expert!


You Do Your Christmas Shopping In January

Christmas wouldn’t be the same if it weren’t for the gifts. But if you wait until the end of December to buy stuff, you’re in for some sticker shock. Prices tend to rise in the run-up to Christmas Eve as demand spikes. 

After the holidays, however, the vast majority of retailers immediately put on sales. January and February are the quietest months of the year, so lowering prices helps to support demand. 

Christmas experts, therefore, do their shopping in January to take advantage of the low prices and avoid last-minute stress. Then just store presents in the attic until they need them. 


You Track The Calendar With Christmas At The Centre

Christmas experts don’t use months or weeks of the year to keep track of time. Instead, they just have a permanent countdown. May the 20th isn’t the twentieth day of the fifth month of the year – it’s 218 days until Christmas! (218 days, eight hours, and 29 minutes at the time of writing!). 

You Know All The Christmas Carols By Heart

If you’re a Christmas expert, going to a carol service is a walk in the park. You don’t even need a hymn book because you know all the carols by heart – every line and verse. 

And the reason for this? It’s because you secretly listen to all your favorite Christmas tunes all year long  – even in the summer! For you, Christmas isn’t an event in the calendar. It’s a mindset. It’s a way of living your life. The holiday spirit is infectious, and you want to carry it with you for the entire year. 


So, are you a Christmas expert?