Although it is not known why December 25 became a date of celebration, there are several factors that may have influenced the choice.
December 25 was the date the Romans marked as the winter solstice, Other scholars disagree with this claim and state that the Roman Emperor Aurelian placed a pagan celebration on December 25 in order to compete with the growing rate of the Christian Church, which had already been celebrating Christmas on that date.
In the Council of Tours of 567, the Church, with its desire to be universal, "declared the twelve days between Christmas and Epiphany to be one unified festal cycle", thus giving significance to both the Western and Eastern dates of Christmas.
Moreover, 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.
In several countries, celebrating Christmas Eve on December 24 has the main focus rather than December 25, with gift-giving and sharing a traditional meal with the family.
Although the month and date of Jesus' birth are unknown, by the early-to-mid fourth century the Western Christian Church had placed Christmas on December 25, Today, 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.
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On December 25, Christians around the world will gather to celebrate Jesus’ birth.
Joyful carols, special liturgies, brightly wrapped gifts, festive foods—these all characterize the feast today, at least in the northern hemisphere. How did December 25 come to be associated with Jesus’ birthday?
Known as 'New Years' ornaments, we have blown glass, spun cotton, and Dresden paper.
Shapes run the gamut from simple blown glass shapes and spheres, colorful glass bead chains, complex glass bead boats, planes, rockets and sputniks, shimmering blown glass or spun cotton fruits and vegetables, flowers and pine cones, and all manner of clip-on whimsical fairy tale characters and elegant snow queens.