In this article we will know more deeply about the Christmas celebration. Why we Celebrate Christmas ? what is the reason & story behind Christmas ?
So, stay tuned . Lets get started
Something all about Christmas day 2018:-)
Merry Christmas it’s the most wonderful time of the year, don’t you think? With so many heartfelt traditions, today’s sweetest moments look slightly different for all of us . No matter the tradition, one thing never changes: The love of family surrounds us and attaches itself to every beautiful moment. Cherish these memories.
So let’s know more about this day which enable us to celebrate the great moments of life.
So,Generally what we know about Christmas is that it is a festival of Christians celebrated on 25 th of December, Also known as X mas day .But did you know the real story behind the scene.
Here we will learn the Meaning of Christmas day:-)
The term Christmas comes from the mass of Christ ,is a recent word as earlier the term Yule is used to denote the Jesus birth and was celebrated on 25 th December.
Origin of Christmas…..
There must be such have thought about these queries in your mind regarding.What country is Christmas originated from? How was it spread?
so let’s sort them out..
Christmas itself began with the birth of a baby in Bethlehem. The baby was Jesus and Christians consider him to be the Son of God.
The first Christians didn’t celebrate Christmas but in the early centuries of the Christian Era, when a special day was chosen to mark various saints, a special day was chosen for the “mass of Christ” or Christmas. This is the origin of the celebration of the birth of Jesus.
Christ-mass was being celebrated in Rome by 350 AD and this is probably the place that the celebration of Christmas originated.
Christmas was founded in Palestine but first celebrated in Italy.
why we celebrate Christmas day on 25 th December:-)
However ,there are many different tradition and theories as to why Christmas is celebrated on December 25.
Although the actual date of Christ birth is unknown till the date as it is no where mentioned in the Bible still we celebrate Christmas symbolically on 25 th of December since the 4 th century.
Christmas day is an annual Christian festival that is celebrated all around the world , commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ known to be the son of god.
A very early christian tradition said that the day when Mary was told that she would have a very special baby ,Jesus was on 25 march and nine months after the 25 th march is 25th December.
Why we say happy christmas and Merry christmas ?
Do you ever stopped to wonder where the phrase “Merry Christmas” comes from? In a world where it’s normal to say “Happy Easter” and “Happy Birthday,” the “merry” in “Merry Christmas” is unique. Isn’t?
As we know that “Happy” is an emotional condition, while “merry” is a behavior.
Furthermore, happy, which came from the word “hap,” meaning luck or chance implies good-fortune.Meanwhile, “merry” implies a more active showing of happiness—which you might think of as merry-making.
The Tradition Of Xmas
The Tradition of Christmas have combined from over half a dozen cultures . All of which combine to give a touch of liveliness and harmony to the season of celebrations. However, no matter which part of the world you are in, the tradition of Christmas blossoms with fun and celebration and carries along with it faith, hope and love.
On Xmas Day, a special meal of Christmas dishes is usually served, for which there are traditional meanings in each country. For instance,
In the United Kingdom, the traditional meal consists of roast turkey or goose, served with roast potatoes and other vegetables, followed by Christmas pudding, a heavy boiled pudding made with dried fruit (traditionally plums) and flour.
Celebrating Christmas Day
Celebrating Christmas has nothing to do with spending a lot of money and having elaborate parties. The biggest celebrations are the most personal ones spent with people whose company we love. A simple thing is watching a beautiful Christmas movie,Or maybe share a home cooked meal with friends in front of the decorated Christmas tree.
Do you know what all the symbols of Christmas are? Bells, stars, evergreen trees, wreaths, angels, holly, and even Santa Claus are a magical part of Christmas because of their symbolism and special meaning.
Symbols of Christmas and significance:-)
The angels proclaimed the news of the Savior’s birth. They sang, “Glory to God ” and proclaimed the good news on that first Christmas night.
Bells ring out to guide lost sheep back to the field.
This Christmas bell signifies that we all are precious in his eyes and He will help us.
The evergreen Christmas tree stays green whole year and reminds us of the everlasting hope and eternality of life. Because of Jesus Christ we can have eternal life.
It also points up to heaven reminding us to look to God in all things.
Giving gifts is meant to be a symbol of love and kindness and remembrance of the gift of eternal life that made possible by the Savior.
The holly plant represents immortality, as well as the crown of thorns worn by our Savior. The red holly berries represent the blood shed by Him for us.
The Christmas wreath is a symbol of the never ending love of God–having no beginning and no ending.
Wreaths are in circles made with greenary which symbolizes eternal life.
St. Nicholas went from home to home giving gifts and celebrating the Savior by showing love as he did.
He wears red, the first color of Christmas. He brings good will and love to all, like the Savior.
The Christmas candle reminds us that Jesus is the light of the world. He is the light we should follow and through Him we will find our way in the darkness of life.
The candy cane is in the shape of a shepherd’s crook used to bring lost lambs back to the field .
The Savior is often thought of as the Good Shepherd, guiding us back to his fold.
The white on the candy cane represents the purity of Jesus, and the red stripes symbolize the blood that he shed for us.
The Christmas star represents the first star of Bethlehem that shone on the night Jesus was born. It also symbolizes the Christ is the light of the world and is a shining hope to all mankind.Some Nations don’t celebrate Christmas.
Christmas is praised diversely everywhere throughout the world, and each nation has their own customary method for celebrating the Christmas season. While Christmas is presently a great occasion celebrated by more than 160 nations, it was customarily a festival of the introduction of Jesus Christ, thus a few nations don’t recognize it.
This is the one where number of inhabitants are dominatingly Muslim, so Christmas is not a worthy occasion. While you won’t be assaulted with an invasion Christmas lights and caroling choirs.
The number of inhabitants in Thailand is Buddhist, keeping this in mind an extensive number of Christians live in the capital of Bangkok, December 25 goes as simply one more day.
The Russian Orthodox church doesn’t observe Christmas until January 7, the date being diverse in light of the fact that the congregation uti lizes the old “Julian” schedule for religious festival days.
Like Morocco, Turkey is also a Muslim nation to the great extent. While there are various Christian people group, at the end of the day, December 25 goes by as simply one more day.
99 percent Muslim, you won’t discover any say of Christmas while in the Maldives. Be that as it may, it’s not an excessively frightful approach to spend the occasions! There exists some nations that don’t observe Christmas:
Vietnam, Somalia, Laos, Cambodia, Kuwait, Uzbekistan, Iraq, China, Congo, Bhutan, Nepal, North Korea, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Mauritania, Tajikistan, Bahrain, Israel, Tunisia and Afghanistan etc..
Some Christmas day movies 2018
Every family has their own traditions for Christmas Day, but there’s often plenty of downtime after you open the presents and catch up with your relatives. Taking a trip to the movie theater is a great way to get out of the house and have some fun, especially when many other places are closed for the holiday.
The various upcoming
Christmas day movies 2018 on Christmas are :
1. Mary Poppins Returns (Dec. 19)
2.Welcome to Marwen (Dec. 21)
3.Bumblebee (Dec. 21)
4.Holmes and Watson (Dec. 21)
5.Aquaman (Dec. 21)
6.Destroyer (Dec. 25)
7.When Calls the Heart (Dec. 25)
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On the down few Evergreen Christmas movies:-
1. Silent Night, Deadly Night.
This was Doing its best to sully everything good about Christmas, this notorious slasher film—which, due to its subject matter, was pulled from American theaters—concerns a psycho who goes on a murder spree while wearing a Santa suit.
2. Die Hard
oh my god , he’s got a machine gun—Bruce Willis’s John McClane, that is, while battling terrorists in John McTiernan’s peerless one-against-many action classic.
3. The Shop Around the Corner
Jimmy Stewart and Margaret Sullavan are employees at a Budapest leathergoods shop who can’t stand each other—even as they’re falling in love as anonymous pen pals—in this memorable romantic comedy set during the holidays.
4 . A Charlie Brown Christmas
Listen. Charlie Brown is an institution, After finding himself in a bout of seasonal depression (relatable), Charlie Brown tries to put together a Christmas play before Linus reminds him what the true meaning of Christmas is.
Will Ferrell is a clownish orphan raised by Santa and his elves in the North Pole who journeys to New York City to locate his biological father–a cynical book publisher played by James Can–
6. The Apartment
A single man (Jack Lemmon) lets his co-workers use his residence for their affairs—but then falls in love with his boss’s mistress (Shirley Macclaine). Billy Wilder’s 1960 comedy won the Academy Award for Best Picture, with good reason: It’s one of American cinema’s all-time greats. And that, in turn, makes it one of the all-time great Christmas movies as well, given that its tale of loneliness and love takes place on and around December 25.
7. The Nightmare Before Christmas
It’s a debate for the ages: is The Nightmare Before Christmas a Halloween movie or a Christmas movie? For the sake of this conversation, we’re going with Christmas. The Tim Burton specialty is a masterful work of visual tricks and treats, in a creepy way that only he can accomplish. As long as he’s as charming at Nightmare is, we’re okay with a skeleton Santa showing up on Christmas.
8. The Muppet Christmas Carol
Jim Henson died during pre-production of this 1992 film, but his spirit lives on in its seamless heart–both of which help make him this musical Dickens adaptation an underrated triumph.
9. Home Alone
In this movie, Macaulay Culkin is forgotten by his family and forced to battle a couple of dimwit thieves (Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern) around Christmas in this enduring children’s adventure from director Chris Columbus and writer John Hughes.
10. It’s a Wonderful Life
Few films define Christmas like Frank Capra’s 1946 fantasy starring Jimmy Stewart as George Bailey, who, on the verge of committing suicide, is visited by an angel who shows him the true importance of his life.
After all of these scanty Christmas day Quotes:-)
Now take a moment to let these warm quotes fill you with the spirit of Christmas
1. “We are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas time.”
2. “He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.”
3. “Christmas is a season for kindling the fire for hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.”
4. “Christmas is a bridge. We need bridges as the river of time flows past. Today’s Christmas should mean creating happy hours for tomorrow and reliving those of yesterday.”
5. “Christmas is a tonic for our souls. It moves us to think of others rather than of ourselves. It directs our thoughts to giving.”
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Facts You Didn’t Know About Christmas:-)
We all love Christmas, but how much do any of us actually know about why Christmas is the way it is? Here are some interesting facts about Christmas trees, Santa Claus, and Rudolph that you (probably) didn’t know.
1. December 25 ,was probably chosen because it coincided with the ancient pagan festival Saturnalia, which celebrated the agricultural god Saturn with gift-giving.
2. These evergreen branches became the foundation of our Christmas tree. Germans are thought to be the first to bring “Christmas trees” into their homes at the holidays and decorate them with cookies and lights.
3. The well-known reason we give presents at Christmas is to symbolize the gifts given to baby Jesus by the three wise men.
4. Christmas was not immediately accepted by the religious. In fact, from 1659 to 1681, it was illegal to celebrate Christmas in Boston. You were fined if you were caught celebrating.
5. Santa Claus comes from St. Nicholas, a Christian bishop living in (what is now) Turkey in the fourth century AD. St. Nicholas had inherited a great deal of wealth and was known for giving it away to help the needy. When sainted, he became the protector of children.
6. After his death, the legend of St. Nicholas spread. St. Nick’s name became Saint-Nicolas in Dutch, or Santa claas for short, Which is only a hop, skip, and jump to Santa Claus.
7. Santa Claus delivering presents comes from Holland’s celebration of St. Nicholas’ feast day on December 6. Children would leave shoes out the night before and, in the morning, would find little gifts that St. Nicholas would leave them.
8. One of the reasons we leave milk and cookies for Santa is because Dutch kids would leave food and drink for St. Nicholas on his feast day.
9. The look of Santa Claus we have today was created at an 1804 meeting of the New York Historical Society.
10. Though Santa Claus has worn blue and white and green in the past, his traditional red suit came from a 1930″s advertisement by Coca Cola.
11. And the image of the Santa Claus flying in a sleigh started in 1819…and was dreamt up by the same author who created the Headless Horseman, Washington Irving.
12. Rudolph almost didn’t have a red nose either: At the time, a red nose was a sign of chronic alcoholism and Montgomery Ward thought he would look like a drunkard.
13. The first batch of eggnog in America was crafted at Captain John Smith’s Jameston settlement in 1607, and the name eggnog comes from the word “grog,” which refers to any drink made with rum.
14. “Silent Night” is the most recorded Christmas song in history, with over 733 different versions copyrighted since 1978.
15. Meanwhile, “White Christmas” is the best-selling song of all time.
16. “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town” actually has a truly depressing back-story: songwriter James “Haven” Gillespie was broke, jobless, and his brother had just died when he was asked to write a Christmas song. He too originally overcome with grief, but eventually found inspiration in his brother’s death and the Christmas memories they had together.
17. Boston church leaders tried to have the song “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” banned in the 1950″s because they thought it “promoted physical intimacy.” Singer Jimmy Boyd had to fly to Boston and explain to them why it wasn’t obscene….