Christmas Day

Christma Day is the traditional holiday comes on December 25th of every year. Christmas Day has celebrated the birth of Jesus Christ who is the Son of God according to the belief of Christians. It is a famous day where the children will receive the gift from friends, family, Santa Claus or Father Christmas. Christmas cards will also be sent in before Christmas Day. The word Christmas is derived from the old English “Cristes maesse”. The day of December 25th was chosen to offset the  Pagan celebrations of Saturnalia and Natalis Invicti.

History of Christmas Day

A 4th-century archbishop refers to celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ is in a homily by John Chrysostom. Christmas is a new kind of celebration in Church holy days. The old church holy days are Passover, Lent and Easter. When Christianity is spread into Northern and Western Europe, Christmas ha bought many changes associated with Winter Solstice. Decorating the house with Christmas trees, holly and mistletoe and a bearded man delivering gifts were the highlight of these celebrations.

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Christmas Day is a solemn observance of the birth of Jesus Christ in Medieval times. The term “Cristes Maesse” is first used in a book 0n 1038 in Saxon, England. The celebrations of Caroling, giving the Gifts and Nativity scenes on Christmas Day becomes more regular from Renaissance Period. On that period, Royalty and nobility are a considerable influence. The Renaissance period covers the time of 1300-1700 and the period was filled with inspiration, invention and art. They all shaped Christmas and practices of Christians.

“Christmas is a spirit of giving without a thought of getting. It is happiness because we joy in others. It forgets self and finding time for other peoples. It is a discarding of meaningless and stressing the real values.”- Thomas S Monson

Around Late 1800’s, communication and transportation were changed rapidly and at that time the peoples were separated by far distance and their traditions were also diverse. The celebrations in Georgia will not be heard in Newyork. When the Telegraphs and railroads were introduced, they made the passage for people to brought Christmas with nostalgic feelings under one significant day. A German immigrant and printer named Louis Prang, were the first man to introduce Christmas Card in 1875 by Trade. The tradition of a personal visit and writing Christmas letters was gradually changed by sending Christmas Cards before Christmas.

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As the population gets increased year by year, The personal gift giving and charitable has gradually increased. Puritans didn’t celebrate Christmas Day due to the background of Pagan. The Christmas Day is illegal in Massachusetts for 22 years ranging from 1659 to 1681. The Christmas has not become a federal holiday until 100 years after founding the United States of America.

How to celebrate Christmas

Celebrating Christmas is very simple and quite easy to remember. In the morning See what Santa has delivered for you and then gather full family and friends. Decorate the house with Christmas trees and present some gifts to your friends and relatives. And then you have a meal together. You can use #ChristmasDay to post on social media.

Christmas Day Quotes

  1. “Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.” – Hamilton Wright Mabie
  2. “Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts.” – Janice Maeditere
  3. “I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirits in jars and open a jar of it every month.” – Harlan Miller
  4. “Christmas is the season of joy, of holiday greetings, exchanged, of gift-giving, and of families united.” – Norman Vincent Peale
  5. “Christmas is most truly Christmas when celebrate it by giving the light of love to those who need that most.” –  Ruth Carter Stapleton
  6. “Good news from heaven the angels bring, Glad tidings to the earth they sing, To us this day a child is given, To crown us with the joy of the sky.”- Martin Luther
  7. “Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas.” – Peg Bracken
  8. “Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold; everything is softer and more beautiful.” – Norman Vincent Peale
  9. “It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air.” – W.T. Ellis
  10. “Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas.” – Peg Bracken

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