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The purpose of Christmas for Christians is to celebrate the birth of Jesus. For others, it is a public holiday to celebrate with family and friends and to give and receive gifts.

Christmas - Wikipedia

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Christmas or Christmas Day is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, ... However, some Eastern Christian Churches celebrate Christmas on ..... For then we scarcely did it know, ...

Why Christmas Celebrated on the 25th December? -- Christmas ...

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Why we traditionally celebrate Christmas Day on 25th December and when other people celebrate Christmas around the world.

"Why We Celebrate Christmas" - Devotion for 12/18/2016 - Harvest ...

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Dec 18, 2016 ... It really is an amazing thing, to think about the mystery of the Incarnation—that mysterious moment when God became a man.

Why do we celebrate Christmas on December 25? - Grace to You

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December 25 is the traditional anniversary of the birth of Christ, but most scholars are unsure about the true date for Christ's birth. The decision to celebrate ...

What We Celebrate at Christmas - Ligonier Ministries

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Dec 21, 2016 ... R.C. Sproul reminds us that what we really celebrate at Christmas is the incarnation of God Himself.

Why do we celebrate Christmas? - Got Questions?

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We celebrate Christmas because, as the angel said, the birth of Jesus Christ is “ good news.” Good news is meant to be celebrated. In fact, the angel said the ...

Why do we actually celebrate Christmas? | Käthe Wohlfahrt

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The birth of Christ is celebrated by 2 billion Christians all over the world on 25th ... However, we must not forget that Christmas is not the most important festival in  ...

How December 25 Became Christmas - Biblical Archaeology Society

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Dec 2, 2016 ... As far as we can tell, Christmas was not celebrated at all at this point. ... So, almost 300 years after Jesus was born, we finally find people ...

Why Do We Have Christmas Trees? | Christian History

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The plays celebrating the Nativity were linked to the story of creation—in part ... trees and gifts the center of our own Christmas practice, we would do well to ...