The History of Christmas Christmas was celebrated all over Europe as early as the 1300s.
In America… The Pilgrims from Europe that came to the United States DID NOT CELEBRATE Christmas because it was a PAGAN HOLIDAY. Christmas was FORBIDDEN in some states
BUT in the 1819 A famous WRITER Washington Irving wrote stories about the celebration of Christmas.
Changing Christmas Irving made Christmas into a celebration about PEACE, FAMILY, LOVE, and BRINGING TOGETHER all groups of people of all different social classes Americans began to celebrate Christmas!
December 25 th is a religious holiday in the Catholic Church
Why December 25 th ? December 25 th is the BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION of Jesus Christ. There is CHURCH or a MASS every Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Nativity Scene http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WROBkjlm0Pw&feature=related
Christmas Carols The Twelve Days of Christmas Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer Frosty The Snowman Jingle Bells The First Noel Oh Holy Night White Christmas Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas And so much more! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3iL9KEKBxM&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJHXrFxhV7I&feature=related
Christmas is a time of… Giving Being with family and Friends Celebrating the birth of Jesus Joy, Happiness, and Peace “What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more”. - Dr. Seuss http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jQy_ppY2bI “God Bless us, everyone”. - A Christmas Carol