History Origin of Christmas and Xmas Tree

History Origin of Christmas and Xmas Tree

There are many history related to the most awaited yearly celebration of Merry Christmas. Along with celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, we always get astonished by different stories behind this Christmas.

Christmas Information

Also Called Noel
Observed By Christians
Many non-Christians
Type Christian, cultural
Significance Traditional birthday of Jesus
Date December 25 (alternatively, January 6, 7 or 19)
Observances Church services, gift giving, family and other social gatherings, symbolic decorating
Related to Christmastide, Christmas Eve, Advent, Annunciation, Epiphany, Baptism of the Lord, Yule

12 Days of Christmas

"The Twelve Days of Christmas" was written in England to imbibe the teachings of faith and worship among the young Catholics. It was written during the time when preaching or worshipping Christianity was a punishable offence.

The twelve days of Christmas in the song that describes the twelve days between the birth of Christ and the coming of Epiphany (January 6th).

Christmas History For The Kids

The Christmas is the most awaited festival for the kids. Kids all over the world eagerly wait for the festival.

The History of Christmas is linked with the story of the birth of Jesus Christ, who is worshipped as the Son of God by Christians worldwide. He was born to Mother Mary. Christmas is incomplete without the following things-

  • Santa Claus
  • Christmas Trees
  • Christmas Bells

White Christmas History

The white Christmas has its origin in the early 1940. It is a beautiful and mesmerising song composed by Irving Berlin, a Jewish Immigrant. He stayed up all night to compose this white Christmas song.

This song was included in a 1942 movie "Holiday Inn" starring Bing Crosby and Fred Berlin. The song bagged the Academy Award for the best song. Later the verse was dropped but the chorus was still retained.

German Christmas History

The Germans celebrate Christmas on December 24.The Christmas in Germany dates back to the era when St Boniface journeyed from England to Germany. In Germany he came across a group of pagans who were worshiping an oak tree. St Boniface couldn't bear the sight of them worshipping an oak tree. He got furious and chopped the tree into pieces. This marked the death of Paganism and Birth of Christianity.

Some of the Major Events Related to German Christmas Are As Follows

    1. The first major event is Advent. It portrays the commencement of the festival.
    2. The next event which is eagerly awaited by the children is St Nicholas Day that falls on the 6th of December.
    3. The third is Christmas Eve which is a time when the preparations for the grand finale begins.

The Mexican Christmas History

The Mexican Christmas originated in the 17th century when a Spanish Missionary Fray Pedro de Gante pioneered Christmas in the continent. Since then the festival is celebrated with great passion. Some of the major aspects of Mexican Christmas celebrations include-

    1) The Mexican Christmas History is initiated with Las Posadas. It is a nine consecutive days of candlelight processions and lively parties starting December 16.
    2) Another event of importance is Las Pastoreals. It is a traditional theatrical performance of the Biblical stories.

Christmas History Pagan

The Pagan Christmas history unfolds the clear foundation on which the modern day Christmas celebrations are based. In ancient Babylon, December 25th was celebrated as Yule Day or Holy Child Day. This day marked the birth of the saviour who was born to help the people so that they can come out from misery and darkness.