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What is the real origin of Christmas?

 

Though December 25 is the day Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, the date itself and several of the customs we've come to associate with Christmas actually evolved from pagan traditions celebrating the winter solstice. "Christmas is really about bringing out your inner pagan," 

How did Christmas become a holiday?

Puritans believed that celebrating the birth of Christ was a sign of decadence and a disgrace to Christianity. ... In 1870, President Grant and Congress declared Christmas, the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, savior of the world, a national holiday.

Amazing Christmas Facts for Children

  1. Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ.

  2. Christmas trees were first used by ancient Egyptians and Romans.

  3. The term 'Xmas' simply means Christmas. 

  4. Santa Claus was known as Sinterklaas in Dutch. 

  5. Santa Claus did not always dress up in red clothes.

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