As members of the Protestant Christian faith, many Baptists celebrate a traditional American Christmas by erecting a Christmas tree, exchanging gifts, attending special Christmas church services, and enjoying special meals and parties with family and friends. They may also attend special Christmas events or observances in their local area and decorate the outside of their homes.Know More
During the holiday season, Christian churches observe the advent. This is the countdown to Christmas. For each of the weeks following Thanksgiving up to Christmas, churches have a special observance. This is sometimes merely the lighting of candles or a special prayer. It may also involve the taking of communion. Churches also put on special Christmas plays or cantatas and erect nativity scenes that depict Jesus's early days in a manger. Some churches also hold special Christmas Eve services or prayer sessions.
As much of Christian culture as Christmas has become, Baptists have not always been fans of Christmas. Prior to the late 19th century, very few Baptists celebrated Christmas. It was not until the 20th century that the practice of celebrating Christmas within the Baptist faith became widespread. There are some Baptists, however, who question the validity of celebrating Christmas due to the widespread commercialization of the holiday.Learn More
Draw a Christmas tree by drawing a triangle for the base, adding the star, adding in the pointed branches in layers, drawing the trunk and sketching in decorations. This only takes a few minutes, and you need a piece of paper, a pencil and a pen.Full Answer >
The Christmas tree is considered the main decoration for the Christmas holidays in France. The French often decorate their Christmas trees with dolls, flowers, candles, fruit, colored Christmas balls, gold or silver garland and gold or silver pine cones.Full Answer >
To make a Christmas tree, cut out various circles from sheets of green paper, fold them to create texture, then glue them onto a 12-inch wood skewer. For larger Christmas trees, use dowel rods instead of skewers, and cut out larger circles from roll paper.Full Answer >
Ways to put lights on a Christmas tree is to go up and down or wrap them around. The former is an effective way to make them easier to remove after the holidays end.Full Answer >