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Readers Respond: Do You Celebrate Christmas?

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Secular humanists are not the only ones fighting in the "War on Christmas." Many Christians believe Christmas should not be celebrated or observed. Every year during the holidays, I hear from numerous believers who say that God never intended for Christians to commemorate Christ's birth. Others say that birthday celebrations are of pagan origins and, therefore, Christians should have nothing to do with Christmas celebrations. What do you say? Do you celebrate the birth of Jesus at Christmas? If so, we'd love to hear from you. If not, please tell us why.

Yea, hath God said:

Jeremiah 10; "Learn not the way of the heathen for their customs are vain." Simple enough.
—agrainofwheat2

Christmas is a choice

Why do we just say Christmas is man-made; though it is actually, but lets look at the essence. And I don't think there was any day mentioned in the bible to be celebrated for a particular event. Moreso we mark easter in March/April, but no place as well pointed to that period in the bible. The main thing is the essence of anything you do (so far your focus is Christ). You can choose not to celebrate easter when others are doing it, the main thing is to accept that Christ died for you. Though nobody can say Jesus was born on this day or that but what i know is that the birth of Jesus is being celebrated on the day. Summarily, the Lord owns all days and as the saints can celebrate any event on any day so also evil people can
—Guest Niyi

Yes

This is the day the all whole Christians all over the world agreed to celebrate the birth of Christ, also is the way we normal remember our love's one, to share the love of Christ to them. Also Christmas gives us opportunity to reach out to the less privileges in our secret, to show them the love of Christ birth.
—Guest Obehi Kingpin Idugbowa

Yes, I celebrate and will continue to

While the 25th may not be the exact date of Christ's birth, I think it fully appropriate that we celebrate in some fashion. This was a miracle that the world needs to remind itself of. However, I have heard more people complain this year than ever about how hard Christmas was this year due to being celebrated in the middle of the week. Here's a RADICAL IDEA Hold on or SIT DOWN - since the 25th was an arbitrarily chosen date, why not align Christmas with Thanksgiving? Make Christmas the first Friday 4 weeks after Thanksgiving. This would still allow people to celebrate, give them more time to arrange family celebrations and standardize holiday time off for employees. Anything to make Christmas easier so that we can remember the real reason we celebrate would be a good thing.
—Guest Jack

no i don't celebrate christmas

Jesus the savior and his father are the supremest on the world, now what actually shows that Christ was born on 25th December as many claim, i have been reading always about your post but i have recognized that, you have never quoted a single Bible passage that recognized the Christmas celebration. i can tell you Biblical that there is no bible passage from Genesis to revelation that indicate the world Christmas. let me show you what Christ want us to remember him with, Luke 22:19,Corinthians 11:23 downwards they all talks about communion. this is what what Christ gave it to us Christians in remembrance of him but not Christmas. Ecclesiastics 7:7 says the end of things is better that its begin. Galatians 4:8-11. now if Christ want us to remember him with Christmas, then how do one celebrate Christmas in the bible, because Christ shows us the way to observe the communion. so if Christ want us to remember him with Christmas, he would have show us the way to observe it in the christian manual (the bible). thank you.
—Guest riche

no i don't celebrate christmas

Jesus the savior and his father are the supremest on the world, now what actually shows that Christ was born on 25th December as many claim, i have been reading always about your post but i have recognized that, you have never quoted a single Bible passage that recognized the Christmas celebration. i can tell you Biblical that there is no bible passage from Genesis to revelation that indicate the world Christmas. let me show you what Christ want us to remember him with, Luke 22:191,Corinthians 11:23 downwards they all talks about communion. this is what what Christ gave it to us Christians in remembrance of him but not Christmas. Ecclesiastics 7:7 says the end of this is better that its begin. Galatians 4:8-11. now if Christ want us to remember him with Christmas, then how do one celebrate Christmas in the bible, because Christ shows us the way to observe the communion. so if Christ want us to remember his with Christmas, he would have show us the way to observe it in the christian manual (the bible). thank you.
—Guest riche

No, we don't celebrate Christmas

There are so many reasons why we don't celebrate Christmas just to name a few: 1. Christmas was set up as a day to mix Christianity with Paganism. 2. Jesus was not born in winter at all as weather indicates in Luke 2:8 3. The very rituals of Christmas are forbidden in the bible.
—Guest MusingsofaChristianWoman

Why I do not keep Christmas

God says not have any fellowship with darkness. Christmas from it's very core is a lie. It is not the day that Jesus was born. The sheperds where out in the fields with the sheep. That should tell us something of the time of year it was. The romans would not have chose the winter as a time for everyone to travel to there city of birth to pay there taxes. Plus there is nothing in the Bible that tells us the exact day of his birth. But we do know that this time of year was the time that various pagan dieties are celebrated. saturnalia was one festival that commemorated the birth of a deity. Other cultures celebrated around the 25th of December because days started getting longer after that time of year. The yule log, the Christmas tree, even some of the songs that are sung have pagan origins. The early church began adapting the practices of the pagans to draw them into the church. It may seem trivial but I wonder what God would say?
—mjobey

condemn not

That u dont knw d actual date is not an issue and it doesnt defile u. Did jesus say keep sundays holy, knwing that it is d first day of d week. God said repeatedly, keep d sabat holy i.e saturday, he did not say replace d resting day with d resurectn day. Also Jesus only said we shud take d holy comunion in remembranc of his death, he never told us to celebrate his resurection, but u accepted it. Did Bible tell us d datewhen Jesus died and resrectd, but u accept it. Christmas celebratn does not exist before christ was born, there may be other celebratns on that date which is idolatory, but it was never calld xmass. So christmas was only fixed on d same date but not the same celebration. Nobody will go to hell bc he merely celebrated xmass. That u see or believe that something is bad doesnt make it bad if it is not. So dont judge bc God is not a man. If u r not convincd, no problem but dont condemn others. We are not worshipn idol in Xmass, jst believe it or leave it,
—Guest phill

I do but feel increasingly uneasy

Firstly thank you for this wonderful wee forum...great to chat about our Saviour and Lord. The older I have become the more "cynical" I have become about the practices of "churches". I love Christmas, the buzz, the excitement of little ones and even the celebrations within our church BUT is hat really important. I love football matches too and musical concerts but just because I love them or even just because the majority love something doesn't make it right. There is no mention of Christmas in any scriptural text..nor is there any mention of Birthday celebrations and even the word Christmas surely has its roots in pagan ( satanic) worship. I can't help thinking that Satan must be delighted that yet again his evil influence has prevailed and that in some sort of defeatist way the so called "church" in the form of Constantine and his cronies have had to assimilate the worldly practices into the real Church, in doing so corrupting that which is pure.....Always Satan's best form of attac
—Guest Mark Kennedy

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Now, if Christmas is a way of Worshipn God in holiness, i bet u no wud celebrt it. There is an Evil spirit dt manifests in d name of christmas...chrstmas season shud b a season of true worship,since it is God we are ascribin d glory to,rather it has bcum d season of Immorality,murder,stealing,kidnaping..etc. Tel me,is d holy spirit involved in al dos mess? God is not pleased wif dis celebration..cus,he has notin to do wif it.
—Guest Patrick

Christmas celebratn is Satanism(Pagani)

Christmas celebration came from when Roman Emporer Aurelian dedicated a temple to Sol/Solis Invictus, I stand to be corrected, when there was a rebirth of the sun..beloved Jesus told his disciples to remember his death so I think remembering his birth is not bad but not on de so called 25th December. Christ Jesus was born at a time where the shephereds left their sheeps on the hills which they will not do in winter season like 25th December. May God help us
—Guest Boakye Philip....Ghana

Christmas Beginnings

I love Yashua more than life itself but early "jews" didn't celebrate birthdays so neither did Christ or his disciples. If you correctly did your research instead of guessing Christmas has it origins in a pagan religion, Winter Solstice, and the reverence of 3 Greek gods. The catholic church finally made the decision to merge the holidays. TRADITION OF MEN the bible warns of this of those who hold on to traditions of men but not those of Yah.
—Guest Alyssa

Here's why...

Humans are so stuck on picking a day to remember every thing we think is significant: President's Day, Martin Luther King Jr.'s B-day, Earth Day, etc...and while that sentiment is genuine in establishing 'a day to remember' whatever we wish, He deserves so much more than this. The reasoning behind my argument is that we will gravitate to live 363 days out of the year (Easter) without Him in mind, and feel good about ourselves because we did those two days. And if you think I'm wrong, look at the condition of our "Christian Nation" and compare it to the image of Christ. Looks more like Babylon than anything else. The goal of a true Christian is to be like Christ...all day, EVERY day.
—Guest Zejediahs

CHRISTMAS IS MAN MADE

CHRISTMAS AND ITS CELEBRATION IS NOT BIBLICAL,THE APOSTLES NEVER ACCEPTED NOR PRACTICED IT. IT HAS PAGAN ORIGIN .EVERY CHILD OF GOD SHOULD REMEMBER THE BIRTH OF JESUS EVERYDAY AND NOT ON 25TH DECEMBER.CHRISTMAS IS ALL ABOUT RELIGION NOT TRUE CHRISTIANITY SO WHY CELEBRATING IT.DOES EVERY CHRISTIAN BELIEVE IN MASS AND WHAT IS MASS.PLEASE DO NOT LET CELEBRATION LEAD US TO HELL ACCEPT JESUS AS LORD AND SAVIOR AND LIVE A PURE CLEAN AND HOLY LIFE AND WIN SOULS FOR JESUS THAT IS TRUE AND WHAT GOD DEMANDS FROM US AND NOT CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS WITHOUT CHRIST
—Guest DAMIAN

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