• Welcome to Talk Jesus

    A true bible based, Jesus centered online community. Join over 13,000 members today

    Register Log In

Do you celebrate Christmas? If so how?

Users who viewed this discussion (Total:0)

Moderator
Staff Member
Greetings brothers and sisters

Do you celebrate Christmas?
And if so how?

Let's have a light hearted discussion sharing in love and peace. :love:

For unto us a child is born, unto us a Son is given: and the government shall be upon His shoulder: and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
Isaiah 9:6
 
Loyal
I mail a few cards :) thats about it, maybe hit the nursing home for a visit. nothing really
 
Loyal
God loves giving gifts unto men, and since we are supposed to be imitators of God as dear children I to like to give gifts to my family, grandkids, or whoever the Lord directs me to.
 
Member
We celebrate by having Christmas gatherings with the church including meals. We have a Christmas Carol Service and share Christmas cards, gifts and presents on Christmas Day, As well as studying Christmas in classes with the church.
 
Loyal
Love Christmas celebrations! With family, up to my elbows in turkey early in the morning, gifts, celebrate at church, then fabulous food, fine wine.

When I'm back in the village I grew up in, there's a massive Christmas swim at midday. Very cold. Great family atmosphere.
 
Member
On 24th December we don't eat anything until dinner. It's because we should think about starving and poor people in this world to experience what they feel.
In the evening we meet at home of the head of the family. First of all we share Christmas wafer when we're exchanging Christmas greetings. The wafer is a symbol of the forgiveness and peace. It is also the symbolic meaning of unity of the family.
The eldest of the family must read passage in the Bible. Next we pray and sing a Christmas song. Then we start to eat 12 different prepared meals. The number of meals symbolizes 12 Apostles. Eating meat on this day is strictly prohibited because of the Lent. Same with alcohol and cake. After the first and main dish we can open gifts of course from Santa Claus. :)
About the midnight hour we go to the Cathedral church for the special Mass of celebration the birth of Jesus. It's quite long.
The next two days we visit our families and friends for dinner but we can eat whatever we want. :)
That's how it is in my family.

This year I decided to have best Christmas ever so I'm going to celebrate a little bit different. :)
 
Loyal
On 24th December we don't eat anything until dinner. It's because we should think about starving and poor people in this world to experience what they feel.
In the evening we meet at home of the head of the family. First of all we share Christmas wafer when we're exchanging Christmas greetings. The wafer is a symbol of the forgiveness and peace. It is also the symbolic meaning of unity of the family.
The eldest of the family must read passage in the Bible. Next we pray and sing a Christmas song. Then we start to eat 12 different prepared meals. The number of meals symbolizes 12 Apostles. Eating meat on this day is strictly prohibited because of the Lent. Same with alcohol and cake. After the first and main dish we can open gifts of course from Santa Claus. :)
About the midnight hour we go to the Cathedral church for the special Mass of celebration the birth of Jesus. It's quite long.
The next two days we visit our families and friends for dinner but we can eat whatever we want. :)
That's how it is in my family.

This year I decided to have best Christmas ever so I'm going to celebrate a little bit different. :)
Sounds great. Is that your own family tradition, or the way Chistmas is celebrated throughout Poland?
 
Member
Sounds great. Is that your own family tradition, or the way Chistmas is celebrated throughout Poland?
That's the way how it looks like in Poland. Some traditions can be a bit different between lands. Here every land / part of the country has own traditions. I'm from the east part between capital city and the border. :)
 
Active
I DO NOT. HOWEVER FOR FAMILIES SAKE WE FEED EVERYBODY AS WE SEEM TO BE THE MOST OUTFITTED TO DO SO. THAT SAID, THE REASON I SAY NO IS THAT IT REALLY HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE BIRTH OF THE LORD! IT WAS AN OLD MITHRAISTIC TRADITION THAT WAS A CELEBRATION OF THE WINTER SOLSTICE (THE REEMERGENCE OF THE SUN, DAYS GETTING LONGER ETC...) THAT LASTED FOR A WEEK BETWEEN THE 21-28 OR SO OF DECEMBER IN ROMAN TIMES AND BEFORE. IT WAS CONSTANTINE IN 329 A.D. OR SHOULD I SAY A.R. (AFTER RESURRECTION) THAT THE ROMAN EMPIRE WAS SUFFERING INTERNAL STRIFE DUE TO RELIGIOUS WAR BETWEEN SO CALLED CHRISTIANS AND THE MITHRAISTS, THIS CAUSED CONSTANTINE (THE ROMAN EMPEROR AT THE TIME) TO MAKE A CHOICE AS TO WHICH RELIGION WOULD BE THE RELIGION OF THE STATE AND HE CHOSE CHRISTIANITY BUT HAD THE CLERGY OF THE DAY INCORPORATE MITHRAISTIC TRADITION INTO CHRISTIANITY (MUDDY IT UP) TO KEEP THE MITHRAISTS HAPPY, AND SINCE NO ONE REALLY KNOWS WHEN JESUS WAS BORN THEY JUST SLAPPED DECEMBER 25TH TO HIS BIRTH DATE. THE MIDDLE OF THE FESTIVAL WEEK.

UPON DEEPER STUDY YOU JUST MIGHT COME TO THE CONCLUSION THAT HE WAS ACTUALLY BORN IN SEPTEMBER DURING THE "FEAST OF TABERNACLES" WHICH MEANS "GOD WITH US". BUT UNLESS THE FATHER SHOWS YOU AND DIRECTS YOUR STEPS YOU WILL NEVER SEE THIS FOR IT IS HIDDEN INDEED AND IF HE WANTED US TO TRULY KNOW THE DATE THEN IT WOULD BE WITNESSED BY AT LEAST TWO WRITERS IN THE SCRIPTURE.

AND LASTLY I HAVE FOUND THAT MOST WHO DO CELEBRATE THE GIFT GIVING AND SUCH THAT ARE OF THE WORLD WOULD RATHER DIE THAN MISS OUT ON THIS OCCASION, BUT CANNOT STAND TO DISCUSS ANYTHING REMOTELY RELATED TO THE SON. AND INDEED ARE FULL OF EVERY EVIL KNOWN TO MAN AS IS EVIDENCED BY THEY'RE CONVERSATION. SEEMS ODD TO ME THAT THOSE WHO COULD CARE LESS FOR JESUS CHRISTS SACRIFICE FOR THEM WOULD BE SO WILLING TO DO THIS ONE THING. MAKES ONE WONDER!
 
Moderator
Staff Member
Thank you @Samson2020 for your reply.

However, as per the original post this was meant to be a light discussion about how people here choose to celebrate Christmas.

Please could you also amend your post so that it is in lower case.
It is very difficult to read in upper case
 
Active
I was merely trying to educate so that those who do celebrate the holiday know what it is they are celebrating and to have an informed decision that may free them from the financial and social burdens that come with that celebration.
 

Similar threads

Top