CHRISTMAS!

IT'S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR! By: Edna Ahmed

What is Christmas All About?

What is Christmas?

Christmas, which marks the birth of Jesus, is celebrated in Western Christianity on December 25th and in January by Eastern Orthodox Christians. Although Christmas is one of the last Major Holiday to be accepted, it has become the best known of all Christian Celebrations. The season is kept by giving and receiving gifts and by participating in family gatherings, special worship services and feasts.

Some People put up Lights on their House and Decorate the inside of their Homes!

What is Christmas' Significance?

Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ.

The basic message of Christmas is the announcement that God, the almighty creator of the universe, has come into the world in the human form of a person whose birth name is Jesus. The birth of Christ was the news of God’s incarnation in human flesh.

Activities and Christmas Traditions:

Music and Carols:

The earliest of Christmas themed hymns began in 4th century Rome. The songs we know specifically as carol's were originally communal folk songs sung during celebrations such as "harvest tide" as well as Christmas. It was only later that carols began to be sung in church. Traditionally, carols have often been based on medival chord patterns, and it is this that gives them their uniquely characteristic musical sound.

who is santa claus?

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Santa Claus:

Santa Claus, also known as Saint Nicholas, Father Christmas, Kris Kringle and simply "Santa", is a mythical figure with legendary, historical and folkloric origins who, in many Western cultures, is said to bring gifts to the homes of the good children on 24 December, the night before Christmas Day. Pre-modern representations of the gift-giver from Church, notably St Nicholas (known in Dutch as Sinterklaas), merged with the English character Father Christmas to create the character known the rest of the English-speaking world as Santa Claus.

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