#christmas
Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ observed on December 25. as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world. A feast central to the Christian liturgical year, it is preceded by the season of Advent or the Nativity Fast and initiates the season of Christmastide, which historically in the West lasts twelve days and culminates on Twelfth Night; in some traditions, Christmastide includes an octave. Christmas Day is a public holiday in many of the world's nations, is celebrated religiously by a majority of Christians, as well as culturally by many non-Christians, and forms an integral part of the holiday season centered around it.
The traditional Christmas narrative, the Nativity of Jesus, delineated in the New Testament says that Jesus was born in Bethlehem, in accordance with messianic prophecies. When Joseph and Mary arrived in the city, the inn had no room and so they were offered a stable where the Christ Child was soon born, with angels proclaiming this news to shepherds who then further disseminated the information.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 solstice on the Roman calendar. Most Christians celebrate on December 25 in the Gregorian calendar, which has been adopted almost universally in the civil calendars used in countries throughout the world. However, some Eastern Christian Churches celebrate Christmas on December 25 of the older Julian calendar, which currently corresponds to a January date in the Gregorian calendar. For Christians, the belief that God came into the world in the form of man to atone for the sins of humanity, rather than the exact birth date, is considered to be the primary purpose in celebrating Christmas.The celebratory customs associated in various countries with Christmas have a mix of pre-Christian, Christian, and secular themes and origins. Popular modern customs of the holiday include gift giving, completing an Advent calendar or Advent wreath, Christmas music and caroling, lighting a Christingle, viewing a Nativity play, an exchange of Christmas cards, church services, a special meal, pulling Christmas crackers and the display of various Christmas decorations, including Christmas trees, Christmas lights, nativity scenes, garlands, wreaths, mistletoe, and holly. In addition, several closely related and often interchangeable figures, known as Santa Claus, Father Christmas, Saint Nicholas, and Christkind, are associated with bringing gifts to children during the Christmas season and have their own body of traditions and lore. Because gift-giving and many other aspects of the Christmas festival involve heightened economic activity, the holiday has become a significant event and a key sales period for retailers and businesses. The economic impact of Christmas has grown steadily over the past few centuries in many regions of the world.

List of Pinterest Christmas images & Christmas pictures

List of all Pinterest Christmas images and pictures. Browse Pinterest Christmas ideas

Cozy Farmhouse Christmas Home Tour at Night - making it in the mountains

Cozy Farmhouse Christmas Home Tour at Night - making it in the mountains

Une playlist de Noël confortable pour vous plonger dans l'esprit des vacances!  #christmas #confortable #esprit #playlist #plonger #vacances

Une playlist de Noël confortable pour vous plonger dans l'esprit des vacances! #christmas #confortable #esprit #playlist #plonger #vacances

CHRISTMAS DECOR IDEAS AND NOSTALGIA - Page 37 - Blogs & Forums

CHRISTMAS DECOR IDEAS AND NOSTALGIA - Page 37 - Blogs & Forums

Sponsored Ads
Ferrero Rocher Chocolate Reindeer Treats

Make some adorable little ferrero rocher chocolate reindeer treats for your friends and family! They are so easy and they will LOVE them! Christmas treat gift idea. Cute reindeer craft art project for kids.

a scandinavian inspired christmas table setting

a scandinavian inspired christmas table setting

DIY Reindeer Christmas Sign | Reindeer Names Sign… #Christmas #Christmastree #christmasdecorationideas #christmasdecor #christmasdecorations

DIY Reindeer Christmas Sign | Reindeer Names Sign… #Christmas #Christmastree #christmasdecorationideas #christmasdecor #christmasdecorations

3 FAÇONS DIY DE DÉCORER VOTRE MAISON AVEC CÔNES ET BRANCHES EN PIN RECOUVERTS DE NEIGE

3 FAÇONS DIY DE DÉCORER VOTRE MAISON AVEC CÔNES ET BRANCHES EN PIN RECOUVERTS DE NEIGE

Brace Yourself: We Found The Most Dreamy Christmas Cabin #theeverygirl

Brace Yourself: We Found The Most Dreamy Christmas Cabin #theeverygirl

Christmas Scented Salt Dough Christmas Ornaments - Rocky Hedge Farm

Christmas Scented Salt Dough Christmas Ornaments - Rocky Hedge Farm

Sponsored Ads
These 11 Christmas Wine Cork Crafts Are DIYs You Don't Wanna Miss! From decor to gift labels, who knew cork screws were so useful?

These 11 Christmas Wine Cork Crafts Are DIYs You Don't Wanna Miss! From decor to gift labels, who knew cork screws were so useful?

Christmas Decor- Christmas Garland above Window- Small Kitchen

Christmas Decor- Christmas Garland above Window- Small Kitchen

Stretch a rubber band around a vase, then stick in candy canes until you can’t see the vase. Fill with red and white roses or carnations.

Stretch a rubber band around a vase, then stick in candy canes until you can’t see the vase. Fill with red and white roses or carnations.

Most Pinteresting Christmas Trees on Pinterest | Christmas Celebrations

Most Pinteresting Christmas Trees on Pinterest | Christmas Celebrations

14 Cute Christmas Eve Box Ideas - Hobbycraft Blog

14 Cute Christmas Eve Box Ideas - Hobbycraft Blog

28 Dazzling Christmas Decoration Ideas so You Can Deck Your Halls

28 Dazzling Christmas Decoration Ideas so You Can Deck Your Halls

DIY Dried Orange Garland.  Make this pretty garland just in time for the holiday seasons.  You will be surprised how many ways you can use these garlands to decorate.  #diyhomedecor #falldecorideas #christmas #christmascrafts

DIY Dried Orange Garland.  Make this pretty garland just in time for the holiday seasons.  You will be surprised how many ways you can use these garlands to decorate.  #diyhomedecor #falldecorideas #christmas #christmascrafts

diy gift boxes, brown paper packages, kraft gift box, diy gift wrapping

diy gift boxes, brown paper packages, kraft gift box, diy gift wrapping

Hello Everyone from Yellow Cape Cod! Was that not such a gorgeous tour! I just LOVE everything about it! All that RED and that cabin! My goodness, I’m moving in!  I’m so happy to back this year to share our 2017 Christmas House! This is our first FULL year in our home and I’m feeling …

Hello Everyone from Yellow Cape Cod! Was that not such a gorgeous tour! I just LOVE everything about it! All that RED and that cabin! My goodness, I’m moving in!  I’m so happy to back this year to share our 2017 Christmas House! This is our first FULL year in our home and I’m feeling …

Avec des rouleaux de papier toilette. 16 idées de calendrier de l'Avent à faire soi même

Avec des rouleaux de papier toilette. 16 idées de calendrier de l'Avent à faire soi même

Love this holiday get-together idea. Plan a movie night in with the girls, and watch all your favorite Christmas movies!

Love this holiday get-together idea. Plan a movie night in with the girls, and watch all your favorite Christmas movies!

DIY marque place comestible de Noël:

DIY marque place comestible de Noël:

Make your home warm and happy and it's time to do last Christmas decorations and fell holiday spirit. As the music stations start switching

Make your home warm and happy and it's time to do last Christmas decorations and fell holiday spirit. As the music stations start switching

December will be here before you know it! As you are preparing your new Christmas traditions this year, I wanted to share with you a little something called the “25 Days of Christmas Activities”. Fun holiday activities for you to enjoy with your entire fa

December will be here before you know it! As you are preparing your new Christmas traditions this year, I wanted to share with you a little something called the “25 Days of Christmas Activities”. Fun holiday activities for you to enjoy with your entire fa

CHRISTMAS NIGHTS TOUR - StoneGable

CHRISTMAS NIGHTS TOUR - StoneGable