Christmas Essays

  • The Celebrations Of Christmas In Christmas

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    in the world and almost every single one of them celebrates Christmas differently. Christmas in Mexico (Navidad) is a million times different than the Christmas that we know and celebrate in the U.S. In Mexico there are lots of events that happen before January 6th, which is Epiphany day (The day of the Three Wise Men) also known as “El Dia de los Reyes”. I am will be explaining every all of the events that take place during Christmas (Navidad) all the way up to January 6th. When do the celebrations

  • Christmas

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    A few days before Christmas, Oxford street is swarming with last minute shoppers, laden with parcels and bags. Christmas is the highlight for many people, especially little childen, from as tall as your ankle to as tall as your knee. Small todlers were moaning and disappearing into the clothes racks like magicians disappearing in a puff of smoke entertaining the gullible audiences. Families and friends gradually emerge from clogged buses and congested trains, tired, exhausted and hungry

  • Christmas in America

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    Christmas is both a sacred religious holiday and a worldwide cultural and commercial phenomenon. For nearly two millennia Christmas has been observed by traditions and practices that are both religious and secular in nature. Popular customs include the decorating of the Christmas tree, exchanging gifts, attending church, and spending time with your friends and family and, of course, waiting for Santa Claus to arrive (History.Com/Christmas). In the early 17th century religious reform had swept over

  • Analysis Of Christmas

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    Little Johnny had a hard time waiting for Christmas to come. On Christmas Eve, he wrote Santa a letter before going to bed. He said: Dear Santa Claus, thank you for coming to my house to bring me Christmas gifts. When you come to my house, I hope my dog does not bark at you. There will be milk and cookies for you on the dining table. But if you are still hungry, you can use our cell phone and order pizza to go. P.S. I need to borrow your cell phone tonight/today to order Chinese take out after

  • Christmas History

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    Christmas History The word Christmas comes from the old English "Cristes maesse" meaning Christ's Mass. The Holiday celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. The actual birthday of Jesus is not known; therefore, the early Church Fathers in the 4th century fixed the day around the old Roman Saturnalia festival (17 - 21 December), a traditional pagan festivity. The first mention of the birthday of Jesus is from the year 354 AD. Gradually all Christian churches, except Armenians who celebrate Christmas

  • Christmas And Religion

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    celebration of the Eucharist tradition. Finally, the whole word, ‘Christmas’ comes from the Mass of Christ. In addition, X-Mas is a common abbreviation of the word ‘Christmas’, since ‘X’ in ‘X-Mas” means Christ. People around the world speak or greet each other on or before the Christmas like “Merry Christmas!”. This is the traditional greeting at Christmas and also commonly used in Christmas Card. As I previously stated, the definition of Christmas is birth of Jesus Christ. Although it is celebrated Jesus

  • The Benefits Of Christmas

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    their plastic Christmas trees and blow-up Frosty the Snowmans since Halloween. Yes, Christmas is almost here, and along with it doorbuster sales, long lines, late nights spent shopping online, and a last-minute sprint to the local Target. Over the years, this consumerism has come to define Christmas, and the once sentimental holiday has become dependent on the quality of gifts rather than the time spent with loved ones. Back in the day, at least as it has been explained to me, Christmas consisted of

  • Christmas: A Christmas Tree

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    Christmas is a wonderful time of year filled with decorations, cookies, Christmas lights and a huge Christmas tree. As I was growing up the Christmas tree was the biggest thing to have in our family. It was the very first thing we would beg to be put up so we could decorate it however we wanted it. We had a nine foot tall Christmas tree that would sit right as you walked in to our living room. My brothers and I was always so excited to have it brought up the steps and set up to where we could decorate

  • Christmas In The Lottery

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    them abundantly crops. People in this village seem to concede to this tradition without flout. Just as in Christmas, Jesus Christ, who is a scapegoat, volunteer himself to the sacrifice for everyone’s sin. People celebrate this tradition remembering his birth every year and believing that Christ has protected them from any adversary. Therefore, the similarity between “The Lottery” and Christmas is people do not want to stop celebrating the tradition. However, the confliction is one person gets selected

  • Ruining Christmas

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    Once upon a time, down in the South Pole, on the Eve of Christmas Eve, evil penguins were hard at work. This was not the work that meant getting presents together for Christmas, no this was the type of work that would ruin Christmas. These penguins are trying to ambush the North Pole! Pecky, Chubbers, and Tumtum are the head penguins in charge. They are adding magic itching powder to the hay that Santa’s reindeer will sleep in tonight. The hay is sent to penguins that will bale it and tie it. A huge

  • The Christmas Tree

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    According to William Muir Auld’s book Christmas Traditions, the Christmas tree found its way into the hearts and homes of Christian people with their thoughts and sentiment. Auld writes, “On the night in which Christ was born, all the trees in the forest, despite snow and ice, bloomed and bore fruit” (Auld 138). This story was first told by a geographer of the tenth century named Georg Jacob. This story was as highly believed as the birth of Christ. Christmas trees can be dated back through writing

  • The Day After Christmas: A Christmas Day After Christmas

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    Christmas comes around once each year but there is a lot to do before Christmas Day. Christmas Day is December 25th and usually people start counting down the days till Christmas starting on December 1st. Of course, my family is different. We start counting down the days till Christmas right after Thanksgiving Day. Christmas is by far my favorite holiday for various reasons, one being that I love decorating our Christmas tree. Another thing I love to do is make Christmas goodies with my family. Lastly

  • Christmas Misconceptions

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    to set us free from sin and give us life. Gus, Jesus died for you and me. Believe me, it’s not a fairy tale man. Christmas is not about the stuff. I know sometimes the message gets lost when everyone is so focused on putting up the Christmas tree and buying presents, but the real meaning of Christmas is about the birth of Jesus Christ. We should be excited everyday, not just on Christmas, because Jesus is the most awesome gift to all of us. Trust me, it is not about the beautiful decorations or the

  • A Christmas Carol

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    holiday of Christmas today is far from what it was in it’s former being. Many aspects led to the change in Christmas, however Charles Dickens, a Victorian era author was arguably the most influential in the change. There was a time when christmas was not much more important than your average holiday. Without the work of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, Regency Christmas would not have changed to be the way it is today. As we examine the Regency Christmas, the Christmas events in A Christmas Carol

  • The Importance Of Christmas

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    Christmas Christmas is a Christian holiday that takes place on December 25 each year. Christmas is supposed to be a celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, but is that just what American’s celebrate? “Ironically, at most Christmas parties the person whose birthday we 're supposed to be celebrating is completely ignored. He 's never even mentioned. Although Jesus is the reason for the season, he 's often overlooked or merely mentioned along with Rudolph, Frosty the Snowman, Santa Claus, the Grinch

  • Christmas Reflection

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    Christmas is a time for family, reflection, enjoyment and, for our family, a celebration of the birth of our Savior.  On December 24, I, my husband, and our four children traditionally arrive mid-morning at the home of my in-laws to celebrate Christmas with them.  The format of the visit rarely changes from year to year, and there is comfort in the consistency and expectation in the well-loved traditions experienced in their home.  My parents-in-law are wonderful, Godly people who celebrate both

  • Christmas And Religion

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    The word Christmas has Christ in it, so there must be some connection with Jesus Christ and if there is, we should be able to read of it in one of the four gospels. However, upon careful examination, we find neither this holiday nor its observance mentioned in the entire Bible. The church in the first century did not celebrate the birth of Christ. The tradition of celebrating December 25th as Christ’s birthday came to the Romans from Persia. Mithra, the Persian god of light and sacred

  • Spanish Christmas

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    Spanish Christmas Christmas festivities begin with Las Posadas, nine consecutive days of candelight processions and lively parties starting December 16. Throughout Mexico kids get together each afternoon to reenact the holy family's journey for a place to stay in Bethlehem. The procession is headed by a small Virgen María, often perched on a live burro, led by a equally tiny San José. They are followed by other children protraying angels, the Santos Reyes, and a host of pastores y pastoras

  • Merry Christmas

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    Christmas break had just started and a chilly gust of air blew right through me as I walked up to my front door, still in shock from the night’s trauma. Dave called me as I was driving home from my boyfriend, Mike’s house and said that he needed to talk to me about Julie, my best friend and his girlfriend. Because we were also good friends, I, of course, agreed. He was driving home from a basketball camp and said he would call again when he was on his way over. I thought nothing of it because

  • Christmas: Christmas And My Family

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    almost Christmas time already. I could not be more ecstatic! Christmas is the best holiday for me and my family. My husband has three children Christian, Ethan, and Kayla. All three of the children live with us, as the biological mother is not involved. I raise them just like they are my own. Christian is the oldest child, and Kayla is the youngest child in the family. Christmas has always been a huge deal in my family, with the tree, the lights, and the music. We enjoy listening to Christmas music