The only day I am a christian.
I never go to church but I sure as heck celabrate christmas.
December 25, the day Jesus Christ's birth is celebrated. It is most likely not Christ's actual date of birth, but was probably chosen to supplant a pagan Roman holiday of the same date when the Roman Empire under Constantine converted to Christianity. This definition is way too wordy for this site.
Man, this Christmas shindig beats out Sacrificing Some More Goats To Jupiter Day hands down!
A boost in the economy...at the very least
check out the christmas sales
Once a definition for a sacred holiday celebrating the birth of baby Jesus. Now a modern slang term for capitalists raping your wallet while you waste all of your money on people you hate.
Once again Christmas has left my wallet and desire for sex with a woman in an elf suit empty.
Frosty the Snowman
crowds at the mall
maxxing out your credit card
What does all this secular, capitalist crap have to do with the birth of a religous leader in Bethlehem?
Christmas is just another one of those religous holidays who's spiritual meaning and icons have been replaced by the toy companies and retailers. It shows you the extreme sinfull nature of the human heart, to replace anything that has to do with God and spiritual matters.
A debased Christian festive day, an over-commercialized time of quiet desperation, but a time of supposed good-will to our fellow man. 'Cause being kind once a year is better than never at all.
"Can I give money to the Sally-Ann
,Mum" "Yes, dear, after all it's Christmas." "Let's give to the Foodbank, after all, it's Christmas" "Should we invite poor lonely Kevin?" "Sure, it's only once a year."
My favorite holiday and time of year. A holiday created by the early Christian Church to celebrate the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem, around 6-3 B.C. This is the REAL meaning of the holiday and it has NOTHING to do with an old, fat geezer giving gifts to kids. Jesus was NOT born on December 25th, as many people believe. That is just the date that was selected by the early Church to remember his birth. He was actually born sometime in the Spring, to fulfill prophecy.
Christmas is a time people present gifts to each other to commemerate God's gift to humanity--Jesus, God's begotten Son. The Christmas tree represents Christ's sacrifice on the cross. The red colors we see signify his shed blood.
The legend of Santa Clause is almost entirely pegan and has almost NOTHING to do with Jesus. The idea of Santa Clause came from Saint Nicholas in the Middle Ages, who gave gifts to children at Christmas. The idea of flying reindeer guided by one that has a red nose as a light is complete hogwash. And I have no idea how the sleigh came about. Santa Clause is depicted as an old, fat man with a white beard and likes to eat snacks left by children on Christmas Eve. According to urban legend, Santa Clause will not drop by until all all children are asleep.
I have no idea how the idea of stockings and coal came about.
No matter what Christmas means to people, it is the most celebrated holiday of the year.