The Duggars have shared a video giving viewers a glimpse of what a Duggar family Christmas is like, but one Christmas item that may seem missing is an extravagant Christmas tree – the type of tree you might expect in a household full of children. In fact, there is no Christmas tree in the Duggar home this year at all. Michelle Duggar explains, “We celebrate Jesus’s birthday. We really try to focus on the real meaning of Christmas.”
But what does Christmas mean for the Duggars? Michelle and Jim Bob’s eldest son explains to People that “Christmas for the Duggar family is all about sharing with others the blessings and good fortune they’ve received over the year.”
Once you understand that, for the Duggars, Christmas really is all about Jesus, the “Happy Birthday, Jesus” banners make a lot more sense. The Duggars also focus on the reading of Scriptures, as well as creating a wealth of “precious memories together as a family.” And like many families, Christmas is something the Duggars look forward to all December long.
Josh Duggar, eldest of the enormous brood of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar of TLC’s 19 Kids and Counting, takes viewers on a tour of the cheerful, Christian-based chaos that is a Duggar Family Christmas in the video posted below. The video shows that the Duggars celebrate Christmas like many other families in other ways — except their Christmas dinner is an actual buffet line, and they have a restaurant-grade dishwashing system to help clean up the after-dinner mess.
Each Duggar has a role to play in the holiday. 24-year-old Jana and 21-year-old Jinger are found in the Duggar mail room, sending cards out worldwide. Joy-Anna, aged 17, is on “gift basket duty.” With such a large family, each Duggar is expected to fulfill their role to the best of their abilities in order to ensure that Christmas goes smoothly — well, as smoothly as a Christmas with 19 kids, and now three grandchildren, can go. And yes, the Duggar boys help out as well. Jeremiah, aged 15, may sneak cookies while he is in the kitchen, but he helps out while brothers Jedadidah, also 15, and Jason, aged 14, wash the mountain of dishes.
Despite rumors of a growing feud between sisters Jill and Jessa, which you can read about here, it seems as though this year, like every year, the Duggar family will pull together for celebration during the Christmas season.
This isn’t the first holiday video narrated by Josh Duggar, either. Just last month, he posted a rather strange Thanksgiving Day message that had many wondering about his political aspirations. You can find out more about that here.
Watch the video below for the full tour of a Duggar Family Christmas, including a rendition of “Joy to the World” by the whole family — as well as an update on Jill’s baby bump!
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