10 Reasons Why We Still Celebrate Christmas

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Every year, we celebrate the joyous holiday of Christmas on the 25th December.

For many of us, this holiday is a time spent with family, friends, and loved ones.

Christmas is a time of giving, of receiving, and of spreading cheer.

But what is the true meaning of Christmas? Why do we celebrate this holiday every year?

10 Reasons Why We Need To Celebrate Christmas This Year

Each year, my family and I sit down together and brainstorm all the reasons why we celebrate Christmas.

Here are the top 10 reasons from our list this year.

Christmas ornament of Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus.

1. Jesus Christ was born. 

Christmas is a time for families to come together and celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ on December 25th.

Just as Christians have celebrated the birth of Christ since the very early days of Christianity, today we continue this tradition by spending time with our loved ones, exchanging gifts, and attending church services.

As Christians today, we believe that Jesus is the savior sent to save mankind from sin and bring everlasting life.

By gathering with our loved ones, we remember the ultimate sacrifice that Jesus made for us and give thanks for his teachings of love, forgiveness, and compassion.

But it’s not just about religious observance – Christmas is also a wonderful opportunity to spend quality time with family and make memories.

Family traditions such as decorating your Christmas trees, exchanging gifts, and watching holiday movies help to bring us closer together and strengthen our bond.

So we can cherish this special time of year as we honor the true meaning of Christmas and celebrate with those whom we hold dear.

Christian family celebrating Christmas together.

2. It is a time to remember the religious aspects of Christianity and Jesus Christ’s teachings. 

The Christmas holiday is an opportunity for us to come together and reflect on the true meaning of the season: the birth of Jesus Christ.

And because Christmas Day is such a beautiful time of the year, this season is an opportunity to bring people together in the spirit of love and peace. 

It is also a time to remember the religious aspects of Christianity and Jesus Christ’s teachings, including his death.

Jesus died so we might qualify for eternal life with him and his Father.

We can use this holiday as a reminder to be kind and compassionate to others, to love our neighbor, and to forgive those who have wronged us.

So let us celebrate with gratitude and humility this holiday season, remembering the religious foundation of Christmas and spreading joy in the spirit of Christ’s teachings.

Family baking Christmas cookies together in the same of trees and stars.

3. Christmas traditions which bind families together.

Each family has their own beautiful traditions they participate in every year.

A family might read the Christmas story in Luke 2 on Christmas Eve, put up the Christmas tree after the Thanksgiving holidays, make fruit cakes (that actually tastes good), or bake Christmas cookies together.

These traditions are what make every family unique and special.

Traditions are what bind us together as families and remind us of the precious moments we share with each other.

So this holiday season, take the time to participate in your family’s traditions and create new ones of your own.

Two family members exchanging Christmas gifts.

4. It is a time for exchanging gifts and spreading happiness. Gift-giving dates back to the Three Wise Men who gave gold, frankincense, and myrrh to baby Jesus. 

Christmas is a time to come together and spread joy to those around us.

The origins of gift-giving at this time of year can be traced back to the story of the Three Wise Men presenting gifts to baby Jesus.

However, it’s important to remember that Christmas is about so much more than just material things.

It’s a time for gathering with loved ones, reflecting on the meaning of the holiday, and spreading kindness to others in need.

So while exchanging gifts can be part of the festival celebrations, it’s also important to focus on the true spirit of Christmas and celebrate with love and generosity in our hearts.

Together, we can bring light and joy to the world during this special time of year.

On a side note, this year for Christmas my children will only be getting 4 gifts from us this year. You can learn more about why we are doing this in this YouTube video:

Christmas dinner and table spread with decorations.

5. Christmas is a time of feasting and enjoying special foods that are only prepared during this season. 

At Christmas time, many families come together to celebrate the holiday with delicious feasts and special treats.

But why do we celebrate Christmas in this way?

The tradition of holiday meals and desserts can be traced back to ancient winter solstice celebrations, when people would feast to keep their spirits high during the dark, cold days of winter.

Today, we continue this tradition by coming together with friends and family to enjoy good food and create lasting memories.

So next time you gather around a festive spread of holiday favorites, remember that you are partaking in a tradition that spans centuries.

Moreover, take the opportunity to appreciate the loved ones gathered around the table and give thanks for all that you have.

Husband and wife holding son's hand in front of the Christmas tree.

6. Families often spend more time together during Christmas than any other time of the year. 

The Christmas season brings a special kind of joy to families and loved ones, who often come together during this time to celebrate the holiday.

Some may wonder why we continue to celebrate Christmas year after year, and a big part of the reason is the spirit of togetherness it brings.

Gathering with our families helps us to appreciate each other and strengthen our bonds as individuals within a larger unit.

It also reminds us of what is truly important in life – spending quality time with those we care about.

So as we indulge in traditions old and new, let’s remember the true reason for the season – love and unity with our closest friends and family members.

So invite your children to get on their snowsuits and go make some happy holiday memories together.

Christmas lantern surrounded by pine cones for winter.

7. Winter is a reminder that even in the darkest days there is always hope because spring will come again. 

Our children are often fearful of the dark, and it’s no surprise the house becomes dark in the winter very quick.

The winter solstice marks the shortest day and longest night of the year, a time when darkness prevails and the world can seem bleak.

And yet, even in moments of darkness, there is always hope for a brighter future.

This is the message that is at the heart of the Christmas holiday.

The story of Jesus’ birth offers hope for redemption and new beginnings.

As we gather with loved ones and exchange gifts, we are reminded to hold onto hope even in difficult times.

While celebrating Christmas may have its origins in religious traditions, it is also a universal celebration of hope in the face of difficulty and hardship.

So as we gather around twinkling lights and bright decorations during this winter season, let us remember the Christmas spirit of hope for a brighter tomorrow.

Two children standing in front of the Christmas tree.

8. For children, it is a magical time filled with anticipation for Santa Claus coming to visit them on Christmas Eve. 

For some families children go to bed on Christmas Eve with the hopes of a visit from Santa Claus.

This belief in Santa Claus brings an extra sense of magic and anticipation to Christmas Eve for many kids.

It’s a time when they can dream about what they hope to find under the tree come morning.

And while Santa may be make-believe, the spirit of giving that he represents is very real.

The story of Santa Claus reminds us that it is better to give than to receive, a message that is especially important during this time of year.

So as you tuck your little ones into bed on Christmas Eve, take a moment to reflect on the true meaning of the holiday season and what it means to give from the heart.

A mother with her children wearing Santa Christmas hats and exchanging gifts.

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9. Christians Celebrate Christmas because it’s a celebration of life and love which are two of the most important things in the world. 

In the movie, “It’s A Wonderful Life,” George Bailey learns that the value of his life can be measured by the lives of those he has touched.

This is a powerful message that resonates deeply during the Christmas season, which is one of the reasons why my family and I watch this movie every year.

Christmas is a time to celebrate life and love, two of the most important things in the world.

When we take the time to show our loved ones how much we care, we are filling our lives with happiness and joy.

This is the true meaning of Christmas, and it is a message that we should carry with us throughout the year.

Christmas tree and decor.

10. Christmas can be beautiful even during the most difficult time in your life.

No matter what might be going on in your life, Christmas can be a beautiful time of year to light the world with your kindness.

Even if you are going through a difficult time, the holiday season can offer a sense of hope and peace.

The lights, the decorations, and the spirit of togetherness can remind you that you are not alone.

If you are struggling this holiday season, please know that there are people who care about you and want to help.

Reach out to a friend, family member, or even a community member and let them know that you need some extra support.

Christmas is a time for coming together and supporting one another, so don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it.

Every year, people around the world celebrate Christmas for different reasons.

Whether it is because of religious beliefs, family traditions, or simply because it brings happiness to so many people, Christmas is definitely a holiday worth celebrating!

What are your favorite things about Christmas?

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Merry Christmas!

Reasons why we celebrate Christmas. A family gathered together at Christmas time.

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