They are everywhere! They start showing up at the big box stores as early as July. The Christmas trees, the decorations, the music, and the celebrations have overshadowed Thanksgiving, even encroaching upon the day itself with ‘early’ Black Friday blowout specials. People fill up on Thanksgiving dinner and then head out to stores to start shopping for the biggest season of the year. Some even camp out at the front door of big box stores to be first in line to get the best deals. What is all this focus on Christmas?
If you have ever wondered what the origins of many of our Christmas traditions are all about you will enjoy this article. Yes it’s true that there are many pagan festivals and traditions that coincide with much of the pomp of Christmastide, but you may be surprised to know how many of our traditions are ultimately Christ centered….at least at their beginnings. The commercialized holiday that Christmas has become is a far cry from it’s early days, but it’s never too late to revive an old classic!
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Christian History - Christmas Traditions