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The Mystery Of The Pagan Origin Of Christmas: Jesus Was Not Born On December 25th But A Whole Bunch Of Pagan Gods Were

The Pagan Origins Of Christmas December 25thWhy is Christmas celebrated on December 25th?  Most people assume that it has always been a Christian holiday and that it is a celebration of the birth of Jesus.  But it turns out that Jesus was not born on December 25th.  However, a whole bunch of pagan gods were born on that day.  In fact, pagans celebrated a festival involving a heroic supernatural figure that visits an evergreen tree and leaves gifts on December 25th long before Jesus was ever born.  From its early Babylonian roots, the celebration of the birth or "rebirth" of the sun god on December 25th came to be celebrated under various names all over the ancient world.  You see, the winter solstice occurs a few days before December 25th each year. The winter solstice is the day of the year when daylight is the shortest. In ancient times, December 25th was the day each year when the day started to become noticeably longer.  Thus it was fitting for the early pagans to designate December 25th as the date of the birth or the "rebirth" of the sun.

The truth is that thousands of years before there was a "Santa Claus", there was another supernatural figure who would supposedly visit a tree and leave gifts every December 25th.

His name was Nimrod.

The celebration of December 25th goes all the way back to ancient Babylon.

According to ancient Babylonian tradition, Semiramis (who eventually became known as the goddess Astarte/Asherah/Ashtoreth/Isis/Ishtar/Easter in other pagan religions) claimed that after the untimely death of her son/husband Nimrod (yes she was married to her own son), a full grown evergreen tree sprang up overnight from a dead tree stump. Semiramis claimed that Nimrod would visit that evergreen tree and leave gifts each year on the anniversary of his birth, which just happened to be on December 25th.

This is the true origin of the Christmas tree.

On Bibletools.org, Mike Ford describes this ancient pagan tradition about Nimrod this way....

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After Nimrod's death (c. 2167 BC), Semiramis promoted the belief that he was a god. She claimed that she saw a full-grown evergreen tree spring out of the roots of a dead tree stump, symbolizing the springing forth of new life for Nimrod. On the anniversary of his birth, she said, Nimrod would visit the evergreen tree and leave gifts under it.

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On that same site, John Plunkett described the ancient pagan myth regarding December 25th in this manner....

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From many ancient writings, considerable is learned of this man, who started the great organized worldly apostasy from God that has dominated this world until now. Nimrod was so evil, it is said he married his own mother, whose name was Semiramis. After Nimrod's untimely death, his so-called mother-wife, Semiramis, propagated the evil doctrine of the survival of Nimrod as a spirit being. She claimed a full-grown evergreen tree sprang overnight from a dead tree stump, which symbolized the springing forth unto new life of the dead Nimrod. On each anniversary of his birth, she claimed, Nimrod would visit the evergreen tree and leave gifts upon it. December 25th was the birthday of Nimrod. This is the real origin of the Christmas tree.

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From this original fable peddled by Semiramis (the "Queen of Heaven") came the tradition for pagans to go out to the holy "groves" and leave gifts for Nimrod (who later came to be worshipped as "Baal") at an evergreen tree.

Does that sound like a "Christian" holiday to you?

In fact, in his classic work "The Two Babylons", Alexander Hislop describes the Babylonian origins of Christmas on page 93....

"Long before the fourth century, and long before the Christian era itself, a festival was celebrated among the heathen, at that precise time of the year, in honor of the birth of the son of the Babylonian queen of heaven. It may fairly be presumed that, in order to conciliate the heathen, and to swell the number of the nominal adherents of Christianity, the Roman Church, giving it only the name of Christ adopted the same festival. This tendency on the part of Christians to meet Paganism halfway was very early developed; and we find Tertullian, even in his day, about the year 230, bitterly lamenting the inconsistency of the disciples of Christ in this respect, and contrasting it with the strict fidelity of the Pagans to their own superstition."

In fact, the name "Yule" is the Babylonian word for "infant" or "little child" as Hislop describes on pages 93 and 94 of his book....

"That Christmas was originally a Pagan festival is beyond all doubt. The time of the year, and the ceremonies, with which it is still celebrated, prove its origin. In Egypt, the son of Isis, the Egyptian title for the queen of heaven, was born at this very time, 'about the time of the winter solstice.' The very name by which Christmas is popularly known among us -- Yule-day -- proves at once its pagan and Babylonian origin. 'Yule' is the Chaldee name for an 'infant' or 'little child'; and as the 25th of December was called by our Pagan Anglo-Saxon ancestors, 'Yule-day,' or the 'Child's-day,' and the night that preceded it, 'Mother-night,' long before they came in contact with Christianity, that sufficiently proves its real character. Far and wide, in the realms of Paganism, was this birthday observed."

So when you offer "yuletide" greetings, you are actually acknowledging Nimrod's birthday.

The truth is that the pagan holiday of "Yule" has been celebrated by the pagans of northern Europe from late December through early January for centuries and centuries. Yule logs were traditionally lit throughout northern Europe to honor the pagan god Thor. The festival would continue until the Yule log burned out - which could take up to twelve days. This is where we get the so-called "12 days of Christmas".

In fact, Wiccans, neo-pagans and even many witches still celebrate Yule to this day. Many of them think it is incredibly funny when Christians use the pagan word Yule. Yule is one of the most important holidays for them.  The following excerpt was taken from a website on witchcraft:

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Birthday of the Twins:

Kemetic (ancient Egyptian) holy day. Birthday of the Twins, Heru Sa Aset and Bast, children of Aset [Isis]. Origin of Yule and Christmas. On Winter Solstice Asar [Osiris] dies. Aset [Isis] with the magick help of Nebt Het [Nephthys] creates a Djed Pillar [artificial penis] for Her husband and impregnates Herself. For three full days (December 22-24) Asar lies dead and the Twins grow in Aset’s belly. On this day (December 25th) the Twins are born, the reincarnation or resurrection of Their Father. The green tree is a symbol of the green-skinned Asar, God of fertility and vegetation. The colored lights are symbols of Aset, Goddess of magick and divine light. Red, green, and white are the traditional candle colors of Bast (this was Her birthday alone for several thousand years of early Kemetic history), later being adapted to red for Aset (the color of the Mother’s menstrual flow), green for Asar (the color of vegetation), and white for the Twins (the color of pure light).

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So where did Christmas come from?

Well, the truth is that the word "Christmas" is not actually found anywhere in the entire Bible.

In fact, the word "Christmas" was not even invented until about a thousand years after Jesus left this earth.

The Catholic Encyclopedia even admits this....

"The word for Christmas in late Old English is Cristes Maesse, the Mass of Christ, first found in 1038."

But Jesus was not even born on December 25th.

The reality is that it would have simply been far too cold for shepherds to be out with their sheep at night in Israel on December 25th.

The vast majority of Christian scholars now acknowledge this.

So when was Jesus actually born?

Based on the information we have in the Scriptures, it appears that it is most likely that Jesus was born in the fall.  In particular, it seems most likely that Jesus was actually born during the Feast of Tabernacles as the video posted below demonstrates....

So how did December 25th come to be celebrated by Christians?

Well, by the time the Roman Empire legalized Christianity in the 4th century, most of the other religions in the empire were celebrating the birth of their gods on December 25th.

Leading up to December 25th in ancient Rome, a festival known as Saturnalia was one of the biggest celebrations of the year.  Saturnalia was a festival during which the Romans commemorated the dedication of the temple of their god Saturn. This holiday began on the 17th of December and it would last for an entire week until the 23rd of December.

Saturnalia was typically characterized by gift-giving, feasting, singing and lots and lots of debauchery.  The priests of Saturn would carry wreaths of evergreen boughs in procession throughout the pagan Roman temples.

Later on, the Romans also started holding a festival on December 25th called Dies Natalis Solis Invicti, which means "the birthday of the unconquered sun."  Basically it was a way for the empire to consolidate all of the December 25th "sun god" birthdays throughout the empire into one holiday.

In the year 350 A.D., Pope Julius I declared that the birth of Jesus would be celebrated on December 25th from then on. There appears to be little doubt that Pope Julius was trying to make it as painless as possible for pagan Romans to convert to Catholicism.

However, the new holiday did not really take off with Christians at first.  The widespread celebration of December 25th by Christians did not really get going until 378.  It was apparently then dropped in 381 and then resurrected in 400.

But the truth is that December 25th was celebrated as the birthday of scores of pagan gods long before it was ever associated with Jesus.

As we discussed earlier, the celebration of December 25th goes all the way back to Nimrod (who eventually came to be worshipped as Baal).

Baal worship spread throughout the known world and provided the basis for all other pagan religions.  The following are just some of the pagan gods that had "birthdays" on December 25th....

Mithras

Horus

Attis

Dionysus the son of Zeus

Tammuz

Hercules

Perseus

Helios

Bacchus

Apollo

Jupiter

Sol Invictus - (The "Unconquered Sun")

When the Roman Catholics decided to make December 25th a "Christian holiday" in the fourth century, they simply adopted a long standing pagan holiday and kept most of the same pagan traditions.

For example, the ancient Babylonian "Christmas tree" became known as a symbol of fertility throughout the ancient world.  The pole, balls, and tinsel (phallus, testes, semen) represented various aspects of male fertility, while wreaths were always fashioned in a circle to represent female fertility.

In "The Two Babylons", Hislop describes some of the ancient traditions surrounding the Christmas tree on page 97....

"The Christmas tree, now so common among us, was equally common in Pagan Rome and Pagan Egypt. In Egypt that tree was the palm-tree; in Rome it was the fir; the palm tree denoting the Pagan messiah, as Baal-Tamar, the fir referring to him as Baal-Berith. The mother of Adonis, the sun-god and great mediatorial divinity, was mystically said to have been changed into a tree, and when in that state to have brought forth her divine son. If the mother was a tree, the son must have been recognized as the 'Man the branch.' And this entirely accounts for the putting of the Yule Log into the fire on Christmas Eve, and the appearance of the Christmas tree the next morning."

That sure puts a different spin on Christmas traditions, now doesn't it?

Most Christians don't even realize that God warned us about such things in the Bible.

In Jeremiah 10:1-4, God warns us against putting up these decorated trees like the pagans were doing....

Hear what the LORD says to you, O house of Israel. This is what the LORD says: "Do not learn the ways of the nations or be terrified by signs in the sky, though the nations are terrified by them. For the customs of the peoples are worthless; they cut a tree out of the forest, and a craftsman shapes it with his chisel. They adorn it with silver and gold; they fasten it with hammer and nails so it will not totter."

The Puritans understood this.  It comes as a surprise to most Americans to learn that the Puritans once banned Christmas trees in many areas of the United States because they were considered so pagan.

According to ancient Babylonian tradition, the springtime fertility festival of Ishtar (Easter) was a time when the "Queen of Heaven" was believed to become impregnated.  Nine months later the sun god would be "born" or "reborn".

To the ancient Babylonians, these holiday trees came to be worshipped as the "Queen of Heaven", and gifts were brought to the "groves" of trees that had been grown in her honor and placed beneath them as offerings.

The Babylonians also used wreaths to represent the nativity of the sun, since they were objects that depicted the "womb" of the Earth mother.

Early Christians completely rejected these traditions.  In the 3rd century, Tertullian wrote the following about these pagan celebrations....

"On your day of gladness, we [Christians] neither cover our doorposts with wreaths, nor intrude upon the day with lamps.  At the call of public festivity, you consider it a proper thing to decorate your house like some new brothel.  We are accused of a lower sacrilege because
we do not celebrate along with you the holidays ..."

The truth is that the celebration of December 25th and most of the accompanying traditions have always been pagan.

But many Christians will protest and say that it is okay for them to celebrate December 25th because to them it is all about Jesus.

That was the same excuse that Aaron used when he and most of the rest of the people of Israel worshipped the golden calf while Moses was up on the mountain getting the Law of God.  Aaron actually said that the worship of the golden calf was being done to the Lord as we read in  Exodus 32:5....

When Aaron saw this, he built an altar in front of the calf and announced, "Tomorrow there will be a festival to the LORD."

But we know how that turned out.

God was not pleased.

At all.

In fact, He was furious.

In the same way, God is not pleased when we celebrate pagan holidays and keep traditions that have been pagan for thousands of years.

For even more on the pagan origins of Christmas, check out the following YouTube video....

About the author: Michael T. Snyder is a former attorney who now publishes Mysteries Of The World.  His new thriller entitled “The Beginning Of The End” is now available on Amazon.com.

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  • http://shundaj40@yahoo.com Rhue

    the truth is the truth and cannot be watered down or changed. not all will make it into the kingdom only those with a pure heart and clean hands. after reading this can your heart be pure and hands clean if you practice ungodly things?

  • WBinKC

    If we were to choose different days on which to celebrate Advent there would most likely be other pagan holidays that coincided. If we chose other symbols or decorations there would also be pagan traditions that used them also. Symbols and dates are somewhat limited and coincidence is inevitable. Take the swastika for example…before the Nazis adopted it as the symbol of their murderous regime, it was common in the art and symbols of native america. Does this mean that we can’t associate it with the Nazis? Certainly not. What really matters is what the symbol and date means to you. It’s the heart that God looks at–not the external symbols. It’s not the actual date that matters (remember that the date for easter varies based on lunar cycles). It is the event that you celebrate and who or what you honor on those dates.

    So relax and enjoy looking at at Christmas tree as a symbol of the Christ who died and rose again–the acacia that shelters all who draw near. See those gifts under the tree as reminders of the undeserved gift of salvation, of love that gave its life for us, of purity that picked up our filth and carried it away. Remember the God who step into our world and lives among us.

    Merry Christmas!
    WB

  • Ruby

    Let’s listen to what Paul says about the matter:

    Col 2:16-23 Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day. These are a shadow of the thins that were to come; the reality, however, is found in Christ. Do not let anyone who delights in false humility and the worship of angels disqualify you for the prize. Such a person goes into great detail about what he has seen, and his unspiritual mind puffs him up with idle notions. He has lost connection with the Head, from whom the whole body, supported and held together by its ligaments and sinews, grows as God causes it to grow.
    Since you died with Christ to the basic principles of this world, why, as though you still belonged to it, do you submit to its rules: “Do not handle! Do not taste! Do not touch!”These are all destined to perish with use, because they are based on human commands and teachings. Such regulations indeed have an appearance of wisdom, with their self-imposed worship, their false humility and their harsh treatment of the body, but they lack any value in restraining sensual indulgence.

    Mary is right, He knows our hearts. So therefore let God be judge.

  • saganhill

    Sense there is no god, all this conjecture is a waste of time. People have been worshipping gods or a god because either they are afraid, does not understand, or another human wants to subjugate his peers based on his interpretation of a god or gods. This goes back before the birth of Christ and after.
    The only thing we as humans can do is research why and research the origins of god myths.
    This will make our common human history available to everyone and hopefully stop the untrue stories that get spread around about gods or god that never existed.

  • Anonymous

    Yay for the strange wreaths, tree, presents, “Christmas” name, ornaments (which I will never look at the same way again), a burning ceremonial log, and the fact that we don’t know when Jesus was born.

    I could do a celebration on July 17th and decorate the house with fish and hay. And I could even call it Barnfubhunzulala.
    The day would be focused on when Jesus was born, how He grew up, and how He saved us. It shouldn’t be focused on an artificial (or real) tree that stays in your house for a week or on a circlet of branches that you hang on your door.

    Whether you call it Barnfubhunzulala, Lulakiniya, Christmas, or any other strange name, the meaning will still be the same.

    (You don’t even need to designate a [holi]day for such a ceremony; time was made for us by God and we use it to organize things so we remember them)

  • Adrienne

    I love watching people argue over the meaning of the nonsense in the bible. You guys that think there’s some dude in the sky taking care of us are just ADORABLE!!!! :)

  • http://none Munene

    This research on the origin of christmas is not only astonishing, it is great work.This is the truth of the matter however much some try to justify it that it doesnt matter to Jehovah God.Giving praise and glory to lifeless pagan gods not only earns Jehovah’s wrath like it earned the ancient Israelites, but it also makes us God’s enemies.As Jesus taught, we should worship Jehovah in spirit and truth.

  • Atheo

    It was pretty cool to learn about all this stuff, i still haven’t read all of it but it seems very enlightening. Also when i came to the bottom and looked at all the comments i was disgusted to see all these stupid Christians sqobling about how wrong all of this was and how not to listen to it and just warship “the one and only god” lolz i mean do these people really think that some old Geezer in the sky is watching over them???

  • Ruby

    According to wikipedia Hislop’s book “The Two Babylons” is speculation at best. Semiramis lived centuries after Nimrod. He ties a bunch of stuff together that sound fascinating but are more fantasy. It’s interesting how much precise information the writer has that is over 4000 years before old, but doesn’t know Jesus’ birthday.
    If you google the origin of Christmas you will find people of the Muslim and Jewish faith using the same Hislop information. I found that interesting. Mr. Hislop was a protestant minister trying to connect the Catholic church to “Babylon”. Now you have Jehovah’s Witnesses using to same info and saying “Christendom” is “Babylon the Harlot”. As far as I know wasn’t everybody pagan but the Jewish people at the time. So anything can be considered pagan if it predates Christ.

  • http://google glo

    isn’t this what Christ came to do, over come evil and bring truth, I think it is awesome that Christ over rides these pagan ideals,if this is at all true,Jer. 10 if you read the whole chapter is talking about statues, no where in the bible does it talk about nomid and after his death what took place,is it not funny how one is spending so much time studing into this evil man? We have to be so carefull what we read and believe outside the bible,there have been many wolfs in sheeps clothing trying to discount what
    Jesus came to do

  • Dave

    You wrote this article like it is new news!

    Guess you need to educate you American audience…

  • http://wowoyeye.com Rex Sum

    I think there are a lot of things we do today that we call Christian traditions that are inaccurate, especially if we base it on the Bible. On the other hand, there a lot of things in the Bible that we no longer practise today, like the burning of animals as sacrifice or not eating pork because it it unclean, etc.

  • http://wowoyeye.net Rex Sum

    If God came down to earth and saw all of these things that we do, what would he have said and done? Christmas was just created for commercial purposes anyway. Isn’t that ironic?

  • khaliah

    You can beat this in the head of people. They still won’t believe it. The Bible never even states when Easter or Christmas occurred. Why did they just put it in April and December? Pagan traditions. I have found many contradictions in the Bible. I’m not saying that the Word of God isn’t true. But I AM saying that man has altered the Bible to suit his fancy and to bring people to his ways.

    Christmas is all commercial anyway and the very ones that are pushing it like that are Christian.

  • Sammy Pinto – from Algeria

    I guess I had spent time reading the article & all the remarks. My conclusion is; Do all the things which you believe it is right… even when it becomes wrong… even the devil can’t blame you because when you did it, you believe it was the right thing to do. The problem is, if you already knew that it was wrong to do but still you insist you have to do it because everybody seems to be doing it… that’s the problem. The devil will rejoice & the good angles including God will become sad (Figuratively stated) . By the way, I do believe that there’s an angel & One Almighty God. But of course there is the devil. Peace be with you.

  • Michail Angelo

    Read the article and makes me wonder & imagine… CHRISTMAS is running like a bullet train with great momentum. Even all people will believe that December 25 is not the birthday of Jesus, they will just watch as it unfolds every year. It is also like a virus that the people in great majority is or are now infected & they can’t do anything about it, they just have to live with it like they are infected with HIV virus. Meaning there is no more cure. Therefore CHRISTMAS will be here forever until human race is existing.

  • http://unexplainedmysteriesoftheworld.com sammy

    Its pretty clear that almost every “Holiday” Is false we shouldnt be celebrating them!! Its as simple as read the bible!! & follow it! These things do matter to god. Its up to YOU if u want to live forever or die. I do not believe in hell. If god is a god of love why would he send us to hell. Its nonsence!! Change your ways & you will be on gods side. remain the same & keep making satan happy.

  • Kris

    So I think that many people who call them selves christians don’t know the meaning at all. Christain means to be christ like! Get it????

  • Kris

    @sammy I agree. The bible expalins it all.
    If people don’t bend it to support their warped mind then we can all avoid pagan religeons

  • http://none abe the babe

    You might be interested to know that there are several words connected with cristmas and other pagan ideas found in christian mythology that when translated in Hebrew and sometimes mixed with other languages have very unsavoty connotations. Examples chri= pollution sam poison mas-death noel-no G-d santa-same letters as satan cross spelled with the same consonents in Hebrew as koras the biblical penalty for idol worship which means eternal death and being cut off from G-D. Paul=hebrew word for fall. Mary -rebellion as in SAMUEL 1:22 for the sin of witch craft is rebellion.(mary]maria=to rebel against G-d mass=death tannen-viper baum-is in them. The HEBREW LANGUAGE IS THE ONLY LANGUAGE SPOKEN BY G-d and the angels. It is Hebrew that reveals G-DS truths

  • WakingTheLifeInside

    Just makes me question the true intent of the bible.

  • Octavious

    What happened was when Christians converted a certain Pagan culture,most of their gods were born on December 25.The leaders of this culture said they would all become Christians if they celebrated Christ’s birth on that date.

  • Admin

    The Bible says nothing at all about December 25th.

    The Bible is true. It is the man-made stories that are to fault.

    Michael

  • TabiWitch

    all new religions call the prior ones “man-made stories.” What will the religion after christianity call this one? There is always truth behind the “myth” and it is sad to see so many close-minded people who cannot see how thier ancestors changed things according to thier will, not a god’s. Christmas was invented in 350 BC by Pope Julius 1 to bring pagans into the “fold” easily rather than have them slaughtered, which was the prevailing belief. Take responsibility for your own acts, quit blaming or crediting them on the newest god to enter the scene. And check your history; you’ll be amazed and horrified to find how much is twisted so certain people can have thier beliefs thier way. This Country was founded on freedom to worship how you choose; would you worship the way the Puritans did, with the banning of pumpkin pie and evergreen trees because they are sinful? Worship your way and let us Pagans or unbelievers of any god/dess have our beliefs too. It will not kill you to do this and we will not go to a place we do not believe in.

  • maria

    It is so sad how suttle the enemy is to let us believe that we are now and not then. Unfortunately when we are in trouble or praying we confess how God is the same yesterday, today and forever – God never changes. His word stands firm, you cannot add or take away the written word – rev 22:18 However when it comes to man’s tradition we try to suggest to God how we think or feel. There is nowhere in the bible where we’ve been instrusted to celebrate the Lord’s birthday. The Lord Jesus was on earth for at least 33 yrs when did we heard Him celebrating His birth? Practice what the bible says not what man institute. The bible is the word of God and this God is true just us 1 john 5:20 says that Christ has come to give us understanding to know Him who is true and we are in Him who is true. Jeremia 10: 1 God specifically says ‘do not follow the way of the nations’ and we think we can dilute it and make it platable for God. My fellowship is God has given us our choice in Genesis to choose either the tree of knowlege of good and evil and the tree of life. The latter gives life but the first kills. Please get into the bible with your spirit and pray that the Lord God will grant you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the full knowledge of Him. Peter in Acts says it is better to listen to God more than man. The choice is yours. God bless!

  • Janet

    SUNDAY is also pagan – the whole world (almost) is celebrating it every week.

  • James

    I read the article and I agree with it, I have done my own research into this and other so-called “Christian” holidays and found that most of them were either moved to or invented on Pagan Sabbats (holidays).

    To all those people that are saying things like “satanic” or “evil” or “demonic” in regards to Paganism and Pagan Sabbats, as a Pagan I take great offence to those comments, do some research into it before you go spouting this nonsense, true Pagans DO NOT believe in nor do we worship Satan, Satan is a Christian concept, we DO NOT give offerings or praise to demons either, also I have read comments that vaguely hint at Pagans doing horrible things on our Sabbats, these comments lead me to believe that people still think we sacrifice animals or children or something along those lines, we DO NOT sacrifice anything, our number one rule states “As you harm none, do what you will” meaning do not purposely do anything that will harm someone else, the ideas about Pagans worshiping Satan and sacrificing living beings are purely myths that are spread by people that don’t know or understand about Paganism, nor do they want to, they want people to blindly follow what they say is right so they make up these things to get people angry and hating Pagans.

    Also to the people that are saying they are right to celebrate Yule (“Christmas”) on Dec. 25 simply because they are doing it in the name of Christ, you are just fooling yourselves, do you honestly think your God is happy with you celebrating Jesus birthday on a Pagan Sabbat when his birthday isn’t even on or near that day, you should follow you own religious teachings and not celebrate a Pagan Sabbat using Christs name, that is disrespectful not only to Jesus, but to Christianity and yourselves as well.

    With all that said, I would like to say that I don’t hate Christians, or Christianity, Paganism is about tolerance and acceptance of others, I do however have a problem with anyone of any religion or faith, including Pagans, that uses their religious teachings or their position as priest, preacher etc. as a way to spread hate, it’s just wrong.

  • Adjei Acheampong

    If God accepted us while we were yet siners.while we were pagans and idole worshipers and transformed us by the blood of his son Jesus,then He can change pagan traditions to his glory.

  • matt

    you guys are stupid this is not true because Jesus Christ was real and if u read the bible there was nothing to do with not having a tree in your house

  • Concerned

    Well, the “little horn” of Daniel 7 has really introduced Christ in the pagan festivals celebrated. Paul in the NT speaks of another Jesus or Christ which means that there is a true from a counterfeit. The Christ in Christmas is counterfeit.

  • Concerned

    Matt, this might throw some light. The Bible indeed is true.The Druids convened their ceremonies under the oak trees. The significance of these trees has its roots also in the Christmas tree. refer Jer 10: 2-5 ” Thus says the Lord, learn not the way of the heathen, for the customs of the people are vain, for one cuts a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workmen. with the axe, they deck it with silver and with gold, they fasten it with nails…..”

  • Leslie

    I like to think of this as a huge load of holiday pressure off of us all. No more feeling pressure to get a tree, have a perfectly decorated home, spend crazy money on gifts, sign a million cards, throw parties or attend a bunch of parties. All of these things are fun and a great way to express our love for God and each other, but what a relief that we don’t really need to do these things during this time of year in the name of this “holiday”.

  • Kay

    Adjei Acheampong, I am sorry, but your comment is stupid. Do you actually believe God is going to take a pagan holiday and make it holy? You can pour a gallon of sugar on poison but it is still poison…just a bit sweeter going down. In order to take something evil and make it good, you must get rid of the evil. Adding the name “Christ” to a pagan celebration does not make it holy. What you and many others want to do is to baptize paganism and you simply cannot do it. If you so desire to celebrate something and honor Christ in doing so, celebrate the holy days of the Bible instead of the unholy days of paganism.

  • Scientific Louisville

    Was the Christ born on Dec 25?Well Jehovah is the God of absolute truth,never to be associated with lies and sophistry.This feast was never celebrated by Christ nor his disciples cuz it has no scriptural basis.Pls,”don’t go beyond what is written and nothing beyond what is written is true of us”,hence Xmas is satanic and devilish-1Cor4:6.If the Holy Spirit of JEHOVAH dwells in you,then believe his words.

  • Let Me Settle This

    Let me settle an argument here.
    Christians have absolutely no evidence to support their weak argument that ‘Christmas’ (correctly named Yule or the Winter Solstice) has anything to do with religion.

    In fact, Christmas, as it is now known thanks to brainwashing techniques such as religious views in secular schools, was traditionally about having a party in the winter to give everyone something to look forward to.

    The evidence there is for when Jesus was born – none of which says he was the son of god or whatever you call him – point to him being born sometime around September. Not December 25th. Surely if he was actually the Messiah, he wouldn’t want you to celebrate his birthday months too late? It’s quite pathetic.

    After all, what EVIDENCE do you have that any of it exists?

    “I believe that” or “I have faith that” are not and never will be evidence.

    The Bible? It is a book. A story. No more factual than a fairytale. Therefore, it is not evidence either.

    Your faith? Not evidence. Beliefs? Not evidence.

    Humans are born to question everything, and rightly so. It is our ability to question things that make us so clever that we can be at the top of the food chain.
    So why shouldn’t we question religion? Christians and every other religious group have no evidence whatsoever that any of their beliefs are true.

    Pardon me for not believing in your imaginary sky pixie, but I can’t put my trust in something which is not factual. Show me the evidence, then talk to me and tell me to believe.
    No evidence = no argument.

    The case is closed. No replys to this comment, and no further comments about it.

    I rest my case with this: present the evidence. Oh wait, you can’t!

  • asmon muchipisi sithole

    good news,i wish everyone could read these facts,well explained and in brief.God be praised for He cant leave His loved children purishing in darkness.

  • Curious

    This is fascinating stuff. I have been pondering these types of thoughts for a couple of years and it’s nice to hear some evidence of my suspicions. It’s also nice to hear so many others think and feel the same way. As a Christian myself I am curious as to which churches support the avoidance of the Christmas cellobration?

  • E. Ekimi

    Oh how the truth can cut like a two-edge sword.
    Now we need to start thinking about Idolatry which is also associated with Christmas, but entails so much more in our Christian religion.

    I learned that Christianity now surpasses Buddhism and Hinduism in idolatry(which WERE greatest idolaters of all world religions), but now Christianity is Number 1. So much for the Protestant Reformation.

    Let’s get rid of all those false images of Jesus with long hair and beards and even if we knew what Jesus looked like, we are still prohibited from making ANY image or likeness of Him. Of course, this is only one area of idolatry, but at least it’s a good start.

  • Nis

    I like to think that i have an open mind when it comes to religion but let me just say this. not once have I ever encountered anyone or anything pagan that has said “you know, everyone else is wrong. This religion is the only true one. If you doubt this at all you are a sinner.” christianity on the other hand has tried to shove this down my throat more times than I can count. This actually greatly puts me off because I don’t believe I would want to worship a God who says I must not dabble in other religions to find my own way, eventually, to christianity. Whatever happened to free will.
    Though I say this; everybody is welcome to believe what they believe. I think that it doesn’t matter the traditions behind the day. what matters is why you are celebrating it. For ancient gods, for christ just for an excuse to see family and exchange gifts, as long as you do so with a pure and kind heart, it doesn’t really matter. Merry Chrismas to you all! Enjoy your day for whatever it means to you!

  • Rod

    I have never followed the pagan celebrations of christmas as I beieve that to do so dishonors who Jesus is and brings reproach to his heavenly father.
    How would we react if that was done to us. Not only that depicting Jesus as a baby each year when now he is a glorified personage sitting at his fathers right hand, and he is ruling as a king not a day old baby.
    It also takes away the true meaning of his coming as a man. No the truth has to be told.
    the problem tradition is hard to get past.
    Yes his heavenly father Yehovah or as many bibles now day pronounce his name Jehovah.
    Thankyou
    Rod

  • atonga

    it is good to read and know….. most of this things are done ignorantly….one day we will wake up and realize that we were fooled in everything,
    sometimes I ask myself why cant God just throw a scroll down form above like the ancient days so that we be saved from these CATHOLIC foolishness. and why is it all the time that you read this you find that the catholic changed it and you people still go there? its all bullshit……….

  • Revenai

    And then there’s Easter …. the celebration of the Saxon Fertility Goddess Eostre; and the Harvest Home which mimics the Festival of Mabon; and let’s not forget All Hallows Eve (halloween) which tried so hard to replace the Celtic Samhain …… Gee Whiz, these pagans make a right mess of the Christian Festivals!!

  • Brandon

    Dave: Your comment was “You wrote this article like it is new news!

    Guess you need to educate you American audience…”

    Well, if it was written 20 years ago, it’ may be harder to believe seeing as new information, evidence or connections are being made all the time. It’s not like the author was telling about this new exciting thing called “gravity.” It’s a statement made with the more current facts and findings. I am sure that if this article was written in let’s say 1974, there may have been a heck of a lot less information out there and therefore be missing a lot of what we know today. Facts change, to which books and reports are re-written.

  • David

    Besides the fact the Bible doesnt teach to celebrate the birth of Yeshua, if you are going to do it, should you not do it when he was born? Scripture teaches he was not born in December, but in September.

  • Michael

    It amazes me to some degree that there are many professing Christians who, despite the revelations of the true origins of Christmas and its associated traditional practices, continue to join in the festivities. Since learning these truths, I have decided to place my energies in honoring the “Holy Days” God instituted in His written word. I am not against holidays directly, but I oppose many of the activities that have their roots in pagan practices. Jesus Christ has freed me from the bondage of assimilation by association. I choose to remain free and resist the temptations to do as the heathen do during this time of the year. I plan to incorporate in my own home a special celebration to honor the birth of my Savior Jesus Christ on or near His true birthday in the 7th month of the Jewish Calendar (Tisri-October). If I am truly grafted into the family of “Israel,” then I must consider joining in the celebration of the Feast of Tabernacles. As for December 25th, I shall celebrate the Feast of Dedication.

  • charles rogers

    It was never clear to me until I checked this and other websites out but now I believe that God has sent us a very important sign called child sexual exploitation and this information to let the ones to seek the truth to form right judgment. I have written laws in Georgia against child molestation to show my fellow man the signs of the times. Now I am having to debate whether or not to burn the Christmas tree and gifts or just leave the pagan wife and bisexual step daughter in search of a spiritual soal mate to build a relationship with God and ignore all of the Catholic holidays with hopes of having a family in balance with Gods true teachings. Who needs to spoil children with gifts when they can be rewarded gifts for doing their chores and good deeds. Trees and lights are also a waist of good money that could provide needed items for the widows and orphans instead of self indulgence. Hey Vatican City are there anymore indulgences for sale?

  • Prescott

    Light has no sharing with darkness. In 612 B.C.E., the Judeans introduced pagan worship of the sun into the temple in Jerusalem. Jerusalem experienced God’s judgment—it met destruction at the hands of the Babylonians. Certainly, then, the celebration of these so-called holidays has no share with worship of spirit and truth-the worship of our one and only true God, Jehovah.

  • Mystery

    So what, that is common knowledge even among christians. It would be nice if you had the actual date of this event. Since no one knows what day Jesus Christ was actually born, Dec 25th is as good as any (He also didnt com 4d saints & spotles bt to win d souls of sinners). B4 any date, anyone, or d world was d word which became flesh durin His birth. No matter how we call d God we believe in – Jesus, Buddha, Allah, Elohim, Chukwu, Obatala, Al-malik, Tia zhu, Gitche manitou… there is one common thing to all of us: our need to believe in an Almighty force beyond human comprehension. Everything else is about faith and the freedom of choice…

  • Maxine H

    To “Let Me Settle This”

    If you are waiting for someone to prove the reality of God to you, you will probably not realize it until it is too late and you find yourself on the other side of death’s door wishing someone, somehow, had gotten through to you. The onus is not on anyone to prove it to you; if you don’t want to believe it and then find out the hard way you were wrong, go ahead.

    However, if you really DO want to know if God is real, it’s simple. Just ask. If you are truly committed to learning the truth, you will get an answer. Get alone some night or day, outside or inside, get on your knees or stand up straight, but ask with a genuine attitude of really needing to know – “God, are you there? Please find some way to communicate with me that I can understand for sure it is you, and not just someone trying to convince me. Don’t let me find out the hard way after it’s too late to live a full life in your love. Please find a way to let me know now, you are real, and help me to live the life you planned for me to live.”

    After all, even the best scientists don’t start out with conclusions; they start out with questions. And don’t let arrogance get in the way. Why go to hell trying to prove you are right when in fact you are not?

    Maxine

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  • Jason

    Yes. It may be true that Christmas has pagan origins. However, it is not wrong for a Christian to celebrate the birth of Jesus or any part of His life on any given day. A Christian will not be condemned for celebrating this holiday as long as they celebrate and honor this day for the Lord only and recognize the difference between the deeds of a nonbeliever and a Christian. Now, personally, I would not recommend Christians to put up a Christmas tree, but I wouldn’t condemn them for doing so either. As long as they are not worshiping this tree or pagan gods they are fine. Decorating is not a sin. I mean, if you found out square houses were pagan in origin, would you stop living in your home then? In fact, I encourage Christians to tell people about Jesus on Christmas. Many people have accepted Christ on Christmas day thru true bible believing churches. So encourage all people to use Christmas as a way of talking with your family members about Christ. I encourage Christians to bring their friends to church to learn more about Christ during the holiday Season. Get them saved people. That is goal! Then later, tell them the truth about why everyone else celebrates the Lord’s birth on the 25th (despite it not being his actual time of being physically born thru a child). In other words, the day does not matter of when you celebrate the Lord. In fact, if you were to check a Pagan Calendar, just about every day within a month is a special pagan event. In fact, even Joseph told his brothers that he forgave them because what they intended for evil, God intended to use it for good. So there is nothing wrong with Christians celebrating the Holidays in a way that is not rooted in pagan origins. No one says that a Christian has to put up a tree. Giving is what the season is all about. And the Lord wants us to be generous with those that we care about. Generosity with all people is a natural way of being for a Christian. Christmas is just a special reminder of letting those you care about that you thought enough about them to get them something from your heart to their heart.

  • LP

    Festivals and dates in which Christians celebrate are important, because it resembles who is our Savior, Creator, Master, Teacher and Guider. Dates are also symbolic because it serves to remind us about our identity in Christ. No matter how many debates we have, GOD does not want any misleading practices or associations with pagan practices, especially those institutionalized by men.

    If dates are not important why then witches and wizards do not celebrate Christ’s resurrection on the same day we celebrate? And they they can not, because we don’t honor the same LORD.

    Therefore if 25th December is a pagan festival rather than Christian date of our saviors birth , then we should not even bother to celebrate because its not a fundamental truth for salvation. We have 365 days per year to give to the needy, show our love and practice benevolence. In fact not of those good deeds will save us, unless GOD is gracious to us.

    Catholic Church has its roots in Roman paganism, in fact most rituals in the Roman Catholic Church are pagan. From the the worship of the saints (idols), prayers to the death, sacraments, the holy Sabbath rest to Sunday rest etc. So what do you expect?

    Compare Aron and Moses? same tribe, same culture, but different believe. Moses believed that love and obedience were imperative for his success.

    As our LORD said “Be careful with the doctrine of the Pharisees” (any other doctrine that opposes JESUS doctrine)

    If you are a Roman Catholic, pagan, atheist, wizard etc. know that the LOVE of GOD – YAHWEH is sufficient to save you from hell.

    GOD loves the sinner because he is LOVE
    Lets then repent and reconsider the words of our LORD “Salvation is not far”

    With love
    LP

  • http://firefox lance (bahamas)

    The day isnt paganistic, the date is, along with the tree and its traditions. True believers can probably make christmas what it should be, however, consider this. It is no sin to drink alcohol amongst believers in moderation and minimally, but a wanna-be believer might be confused and turned off to see a pastor’s home equipped with a stocked bar. it casts doubt to the weak and upcoming christians,and anything that casts doubt, should be thrown out…. Still its amazing how 7 billion people, thousands of miles apart can be so different and yet so alike. it’s good when 2 or 3 can meet together for his glory. Ahh! his glory, our only purpose here. different opinions, yet all combined, be it to agree; to correct; to teach; to inform; to cast doubt….w/e the intent, doesn’t matter, he gets glorified. He is Lord of lords. God of gods, alpha and omega. he designed this plot. We may not understand why he allows disagreement amongst ourselves, but lets know this, he reigns supreme ultimately.

  • king tut

    Horus like Nimrod was also married to his mother. Egypt comes before Babylon.

  • Asclepios

    Christianity is a myth like all the rest. Welcome to the club.

  • http://www.goheathen.org TxHeathen

    Those that have indicated they think Christians should not participate in the pagan traditions of “Christmas” have a good point, I think.

    As a Heathen, it always delights my heart during the Yule Season (we call it Yule) to see so many people honoring the gods by tradition and practice. I’m saddened that they mostly don’t understand where the “Christmas” traditions came from, but still, I think that our gods must appreciate so much honor done to them in the season anyway. I know that to the “pagan” gods (I prefer the term Heathen) the important thing was following the traditions, there was not as much emphasis on what was in your heart while doing so. Our ancestors that wrote about their Heathen values have made it clear that actions matter more than thoughts or intentions. So, I think the actions of the vast majority of people do show honor to their ancestors gods, even if that was not their intention. I would think that if you are Christian you would not want to be honoring other gods, certainly not once you understood that you were doing so by following the Yule traditions. Decorating the trees, gift-giving, honoring “Santa Claus” even out of commercialism or fun. Just about everything people associate with “Christmas” is from a Heathen or Pagan religion. In my household, we light the Yule Log, from ashes left over from the previous Yule. We make Wassail and sing songs, and leave out gifts of honey and milk for the spirits of the woods and for Red Thor when he comes on the 6th day of Yule (December 25th).

    Since I’m not a Christian, I don’t participate in Ash Wednesday (for example); and while on one level I appreciate most people in the country practicing all of our Yule Traditions, I would think that unless you ARE Heathen or Pagan, you might not want to keep honoring our gods every year on “Christmas”!

  • REICH

    To my humble opinion, this is what I think happened: After the death of Jesus, the apostles, particularly Paul, tirelessly pushed for the propagation of the teachings and lessons in the life of Jesus Christ, which we can safely call true Christianity. But, Paul experienced hardships and persecutions, well, because the pagan religions and beliefs of ancient Rome, Greece, and other ancient nations are already well established, practiced, and defended. In order to get inside the mainstreams of life in the ancient world, Paul has to surrender some of the basic faiths, unfortunately some of the basic truths, some of the lessons learned from the life of Jesus, in favor of the already deep-rooted pagan beliefs. Thus, probably all Christian practices today will run parallel to a pagan root. This is what I think.

  • http://www.theuniversnews.com The Univers News

    I agreed …

  • poser, the

    The original Christian Church and it’s adherents in the first century b.c.e. observed the birth of Christ and held celebrations in late December to coincide with the Roman holiday Saturnalia so that early Christians, being fervently sought out and persecuted by Roman authorities, could celebrate their beliefs in privacy and security without attracting suspicion from non-believing neighbors who might sell them out to their Roman authorities. Many Christmas traditions come from those practiced by Roman during Saturnalia. There, That’s why Christmas is celebrated in late December. Short, concise, and the truth without a long drawn out article full of hot air.

  • http://www.buybooksontheweb.com/product.aspx?ISBN=0-7414-5406-8 Dan Mason (Author)

    Christmas has been with us for a very long time, but NOT as long as some think. Many mistakenly believe that the Christian churches have been celebrating Christmas since the church started on the Day of Pentecost. The truth is, for the first 400 – 500 years of Christianity there is no mention made of a celebration centering around the “birth” of Jesus. The early church DID NOT observe what we know today as Christmas. It wasn’t until well into the 4th century that some (NOT ALL) professing Christians started observing Christmas in one form or another. Over the years Christmas was polished over and over to become one of the brightest stones in Christian “theology”.

    The Christmas of today is not the Christmas of 40 or 50 years ago. It has gone from a simplereminder of the Birth of Christ, and the exchange of simple gifts, into a highly commercialized and mainly secular holiday.

    Still, most of those who celebrate Christmas are unaware of the fact that many of the things which have come to be associated with Christmas have been around for a very long time – longer than Christmas itself; and dating back much further than the birth of Jesus. Rather than being “Christian” these “things” are absolutely pagan. With the passing years many “pagan customs” such as the use of holly, mistle-toe, yule logs, wassail bowls, hanging stockings and the ever-popular Christmas tree and Santa Claus, were incorporated into the Christmas celebration. All Encyclopedias confirm that the roots of Christmas is basically “Pagan”, even to its December 25th. date. When one takes a SERIOUS and HONEST look at Christmas, one discovers that Christmas is anything but Christian.

    It wasn’t until the early 17th century that the Christmas Tree was added to the Christmas tradition. It started in Strasbourg, France, spread from there to Germany, and then into northern Europe. In 1841 Albert, Prince Consort of Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, introduced the Christmas Tree custom to Great Britain. From there, it was brought by emigrants to Canada and the United States. British settlers in the New World adopted Santa Claus from the Dutch tradition of Saint Nicholas Day. When we consider all these things we need to ask: “WHERE is our Lord Jesus Christ in all of this?”

    Christmas and many other Pagan holidays were added to the “professing Christian church” when the church went into the prophesied (Revelation Chapter 2 and 3) spiritual darkness. Holy Spirit leadership was usurped by the leadership of man and many anti-Christian doctrines and traditions were brought into the church. It lost the spiritual revelation of the New Covenant of God’s Grace and took the people into forms of godliness and idolatry.

    Like some of the backslidden leaders of Israel in the Old Testament had done, the leaders of the Church brought in idols and festivals out of their own hearts to satisfy the people and appease their pagan neighbors, hoping to entice them into the church. They now turned to paganism instead of the Word of God for their inspiration! It’s a paradox that that period of history when the organized church held undisputed sway over all Europe, has become known to historians with unbelievable irony as the dark ages. It was especially dark in the spiritual realm, showing that the “false church, and not the “true” church was in control.

    But since the days of Martin Luther God has been “restoring” Truth back to the true church of the first born (Hebrews 12:23) – bringing in more and more Scriptural Light to expose the anti-Christian doctrines and traditions which were added to the Word by man. The “crowning” ministry of restoration was that of Malachi 4:5-6, revealing the Son of Man, the Mystery of the Seven Seals of the Book of Revelation and exposing the sin of denominationalism.

    Of course, the vast majority of professing Christians absolutely reject this “Evening Time Light” (Zechariah 14:6-7) which exposes the errors and sin of the church world. According toRevelation 3:14-22 Jesus Christ Himself is put out of the organized church. In verse 21 we find Christ on the “outside”, knocking, calling to the “individual” in the church (but NOT to the church). Therefore, Jesus Christ is neither in the Church or in Christmas.

    Even though the New Testament contains absolutely no reference to distinctive Christian festivals or celebrations (other than offering the Bread and Wine (communion – 2nd Corinthians 11:23-34) and the foot-washing ordinance (John 13:1-17), let’s take a few moments to see if we can find anything “Christian” in Christmas. Starting with the date we discover that December 25 has nothing whatsoever to do with the birth of Jesus. Being the “Lamb of God” Jesus would have been born at a time when “lambs” in the natural are born – in the spring time. Therefore, where did the December 25th. date originate?

    According to Hyslop’s “Two Babylons”, December 25 was the date of the birth of Tammuz, the illegitimate son of Semiramis, the widow of Nimrod. And Nimrod was the founder of Babylon and false religion. Nimrod was known as “The Sun-God” and his supposed son was the “son of the Sun-God”. Here in Babylon the worship of “mother and child” (Semiramis and Tammuz) was started. Bringing this over into Christianity the spiritually blind church leaders adopted the worship of “mother and child” (Mary and Jesus), disguised it with Christian names but it’s still a heathen practice. The leaders also adopted the date of the birth of the Son of the Sun-God, as the date for the birth of Jesus, the Son of God. In reality, December 25th represents the highest form of paganism and idolatry.

    From different pagan and heathen roots other things were made a part of the Christmas celebration to make it appear religious, while entertaining the people. Most of what the secular and religious world does to celebrate Christmas has NOTHING whatsoever to do with the birth of the Saviour of the World. HE is brushed aside in favor of Santa Claus, the worship of Christmas Trees, gifts, feasting, merry-making and drinking. In Puritan England, under Oliver Cromwell, Parliament passed a law, forbidding the observance of Christmas. But, under King Charles II it was revived again.

    The “one” person who is magnified, honored, exalted and looked for, at Christmas time is NOT Jesus Christ, but rather it is an old man called “Santa Claus”. Some may go to church once at Christmas time or sing a few carols to put a religious coating on their celebrations, butthe most honored one is Santa Claus and Santa’s “shrine” which is the Christmas tree. More bow at Santa’s shrine then they do at the footstool of Jesus. They are more interested in the gifts around Santa’s shrine than they are in the “the gift” of eternal life found at the shrine of our Lord Jesus Christ. In this Age children, young people and even many adults know more about Santa Claus than they do about Jesus Christ. They are more excited about Santa’s coming than about the Coming of Jesus.

    There was a time when church leaders would allow Santa Claus and Christmas Trees only in the home but NEVER in the church. But now they bring Santa Claus and Christmas Trees right into the church. Because of it’s pagan and heathen roots it’s an abomination in the sight of God and a stench in his nostrils. But, still, the people turn a blind eye and a deaf ear to the Truth. One Christmas season I was listening to a radio announcer on a Christian radio station, sharing with his radio audience the history of Christmas and the different icons associated with it; at the end of his short chat he remarked, “My, it makes you wonder, whether or not we as Christians should be observing these things.”

    Whether or not the people want to acknowledge it, the truth remains, that Santa Claus is the God of Christmas and the Christmas Tree is his shrine around which the people gather. If the people really want to remember the birth of Jesus, why don’t they set up a “manger scene” in their home; and place their gifts there. And instead of singing “O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree”, sing “He’s Is Lord! He is Lord!” At least, that would be more Christian-like. The Bible tells us that our God is a jealous God; He shares His glory with none, NOT EVEN Santa Claus.

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