Posted by: Nito | December 23, 2016

Would you like to celebrate Christmas without all the commercial mishmash?

If we refer to the Bible (as shown here), it’s clear that Jesus wasn’t born on the 25th December or even on the 7th January (as celebrated by the Eastern Orthodox Church), but sometime in September or early  October.

As explained in this article, what is celebrated in December are various pagan customs and festivals, which the 4th century church tried to eradicate by declaring the birth of Jesus to fall on the same date.

However, even though the original pagan meaning to the season is lost, many of the traditions have survived and are masquerading as Christmas trappings of today.

On top of that add the commercialisation of the season, where Santa Claus gets all the attention, while baby Jesus is not even mentioned, or in some places banned, where the words Christmas, Jesus’ birthday, Merry Christmas are unwelcome to say the least.

So, what do you think about this idea, that Christians from all around the world should come together and agree that Christmas is not celebrated in December or January, but say in September or whatever the consensus date is?

Let the Santa have his “holiday season” and distribute presents to those who want to celebrate his day, while Christians celebrate the birth of the Saviour on the more Biblically appropriate day, without the pomp and commercial mishmash.

What do you think?


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