Thursday Theories – Christmas

What a better time then to write about some theories about Christmas!

I suspect, after this weekend, things will be a little more full on. As such, I want to try and get the heavy topics out of the way, lol

Was Jesus born on December the 25th?

The earliest Christians did not celebrate his birth. Dec. 25 is not the date mentioned in the Bible as the day of Jesus’s birth; the Bible is actually silent on the day or the time of year. 

By most accounts, the birth was first thought — in around 200 A.D. — to have taken place on Jan. 6. Why? It may have been the result of “a calculation based on an assumed date of crucifixion of April 6 coupled with the ancient belief that prophets died on the same day as their conception,” according to By the mid-4th century, the birthday celebration had moved to Dec. 25. Who made the decision? Some accounts say it was the pope; others say it wasn’t.

So, long story short. No one has any record why, they eventually made December 25th Jesus’s birthday.

Who invented Christmas?

Well, this is always up for a debate.

The first recorded incidence of Christmas being celebrated actually dates all the way back to the Roman Empire in 336, during the time of the Roman Emperor Constantine – so technically the Romans invented it, although there’s no specific person who is credited with having done so.

However, the Christmas that we know NOW, was first really celebrated with Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.

The prince sent decorated trees to schools and army barracks around Windsor, but it was likely a visual that made British citizens tree-crazy. An engraving published in 1848 featured the Queen, the Prince, and their children decorating a tree. Given the family-focused culture of the era, it wasn’t long before Christmas trees became a key component of a middle class family’s holiday celebrations.

Unlike today’s royals, Victoria and Albert were very into the tradition.

Of course, we can’t forget the Pagans!

The unexpected origins of popular Christmas traditions – CBS News DECEMBER 25, 2018 / 9:05 AM / CBS NEWS

Why can’t we say “Merry Christmas” anymore?

Oh, that is a total myth. There’s nothing wrong with saying Merry Christmas. There is no “War” on Christmas. As we become a more global and accepting society, we interact with more cultures and societies that don’t celebrate Christmas, and that’s fine. That’s why more people say “Happy Holidays”, as well as, Merry Christmas. Personally I always send a “Happy Holidays” Christmas card to the bigots in my family =D Hahaha … Hey … Don’t judge me =P lol

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3 thoughts on “Thursday Theories – Christmas

  1. The issue with all this is that Christianity mixed with paganism, I was led to believe Jesus was born in October. The early church made Christmas near the winter solstice to appeal to the pagans.
    It’s a mix up lol

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