Monday, December 8, 2008

History of Christmas

Good video on the history of Christmas is here.
Other Xmas facts
  • Only last year did I discover that Christ was not born on December 25. It is unknown when He was actually born but we celebrate it on the 25th of December to overshadow a pagan festival.
  • Happy Holidays came from Happy Holy Days.
  • The wise men did not come to see Jesus until he was a toddler or older.
  • Xmas is derived from the Greek alphabet which means Christ.
  • Christmas didn't become popular until the 19th century. Celebrations and caroling were outlawed and called the Blue Laws. It was expected to be a solemn day.

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