Christmas: A Christian “holy day”?
Is Christmas a Biblical Christian “Holy Day”? A significant percentage of the world celebrates Christmas, yet neither know nor care to know anything about Jesus Christ. For those of us who celebrate Christmas and proclaim a connection between Christmas and Jesus Christ, where does this connection come from? Are there any solid Biblical foundations for Christmas?
What might seem strange to many, especially non-Christians, is that these holidays are strewn with images of Santa Claus, the Christmas tree and reindeer. Knowing this to be the case, it seems only natural to ask the following question: What do any of these things have to do with Jesus Christ? It may surprise many Christians and non-Christians alike to learn that Christmas and several others traditions commonly celebrated by Christians are not found in the Bible. Where did they come from?
In addition to looking into the history of Christmas, we will examine some of the typical arguments put forward as to why Christians choose to keep Christmas while dismissing the Biblical Feasts of the LORD. After all, even if we may choose to keep Christmas (and/or Easter) while choosing to define what these various symbols (such as Santa Claus and the Christmas tree) mean to us, we should firstly consider the following: What does the Bible say about how we should worship God? How does HE want to be worshiped?