Every year on December 25th, over 2 billion people around the world celebrate Christmas Day. Traditionally, Christmas is a celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. Nonreligious people and those of different faiths celebrate the day as a cultural event.
Although the month and date of Jesus’ birth are unknown, the church in the early fourth century fixed the date as December 25. This corresponds to the date of the winter solstice on the Roman calendar
Today, Christmas is a public holiday in most countries. Only about a dozen countries do not recognize Christmas as a public holiday. Christmas traditions vary around the world and have evolved over time.
Enjoy the most wonderful time of the year with these sweet sayings.
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“Christmas is the day that holds all time together.” Alexander Smith
“I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.” Charles Dickens
“May you never be too grown up to search the skies on Christmas Eve.” Anonymous
“Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality.” Washington Irving
“Christmas will always be as long as we stand heart to heart and hand in hand.” Dr. Seuss
“He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.” Roy L. Smith
“Christmas is a time when everybody wants his past forgotten and his present remembered.” Phyllis Diller
“I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month.” Harlan Miller
“Nothing ever seems too bad, too hard, or too sad when you’ve got a Christmas tree in the living room.” Nora Roberts
“The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.” Burton Hills
“Christmas is most truly Christmas when we celebrate it by giving the light of love to those who need it most.” Ruth Carter Stapleton
“Some Christmas tree ornaments do more than glitter and glow, they represent a gift of love given a long time ago.” Tom Baker
“Christmas is a day of meaning and traditions, a special day spent in the warm circle of family and friends.” Margaret Thatcher
“Freshly cut Christmas trees smelling of stars and snow and pine resin—inhale deeply and fill your soul with wintry night.” John J. Geddes
“One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas Day. Don’t clean it up too quickly.” Andy Rooney
“Santa Claus is anyone who loves another and seeks to make them happy; who gives himself by thought or word or deed in every gift that he bestows.” Edwin Osgood Grover
“God never gives someone a gift they are not capable of receiving. If He gives us the gift of Christmas, it is because we all have the ability to understand and receive it.” Pope Francis
“Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.” Calvin Coolidge
“Christmas Eve was a night of song that wrapped itself about you like a shawl. But it warmed more than your body. It warmed your heart…filled it, too, with melody that would last forever.”
Bess Streeter Aldrich
“Want to keep Christ in Christmas? Feed the hungry, clothe the naked, forgive the guilty, welcome the unwanted, care for the ill, love your enemies, and do unto others as you would have done unto you.” Steve Maraboli