Stuff You Need To Know About Christmas

Stuff You Need To Know About Christmas

Stuff You Need To Know About Christmas

1. Jesus was not born on December 25th

By the 380s, the Church of Rome was attempting to unite the various areas by using December 25th as the universal day of feasting, and eventually was chosen as the day to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. There is nothing wrong with celebrating Jesus’ birth on December 25th,  just make sure you understand this wasn’t his actual day of birth.

2. Christmas is about Jesus.

Although the 25th of December is not actually the correct date of Jesus’ birth, we must still honor and respect it as the day we commemorate his coming into this world. Sure, presents, presents and family are all great additions to the celebration.  But, we must not forget to true reason for the Christmas season.  Make sure to spend time in prayer, thanksgiving, and worship in honor of Christ’s birth and gift to the world.

“For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” -Luke 2:11

3. Candy Canes Have Meaning

The Christmas Candy Cane was made by an Indian candy maker who wanted to create a treat that could help him evangelize. Smart, huh? He incorporated several symbols for the birth, ministry and death of Jesus. He began with a stick of pure white hard candy. The white was to symbolize the Virgin Birth and the sinless nature of Jesus. The hardness of the candy was used to symbolize the Solid Rock, the Foundation of the Church and firmness of the promises of God.

The candy maker made this candy in the form of a “J” to represent the name Jesus, who came as our Savior. The candy cane also represents the staff of the “Good Shepherd” with which he reaches down into the ditches of the world to lift out the lambs who have fallen.

– Jarrid Wilson


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  • SavvyCat June 21, 2014 at 8:12 AM

    Those who had no idea about the candy cane still don’t because Jarrid doesn’t.

  • Phil Hartman January 14, 2014 at 12:47 PM

    Jesus didn’t even exist. Christmas is celebrated in Dec near the winter solstice to usurp the pagan God’s that of the Germanic people that the Christians bloodily conquered.

    • sydney June 20, 2014 at 12:39 AM

      Jesus didn’t exist? OK, you keep telling yourself that phil, lol

  • Louie Danger Bee January 13, 2014 at 10:02 PM

    Christ commanded that we remember his death

  • Roger Carlson January 6, 2014 at 5:37 PM

    Lol. so many ignorant people. for (1): half of you posted the same thing because you really don’t care about the truth, serioisly. (2) thumbs up to Vance. good research. (3) Christmas is not a bible based event. (not jesus day of birth, Santa freekin who? Lots of presents for everyone except the birthday boy?) You slapping your savoir in the face people, wake up. Most will say they do it because it’s tradition. I traditionally don’t slap the man who saved my life for ANY reason.

  • Silver Price December 29, 2013 at 6:29 AM

    The candy maker made the candy in the form of a “J” to represent the precious name of Jesus, who came to earth as our Savior. It could also represent the staff of the “Good Shepherd” with which He reaches down into the ditches of the world to lift out the fallen lambs who, like all sheep, have gone astray.

  • Danny December 27, 2013 at 2:10 AM

    That means Don’t Push It!

  • Danny December 27, 2013 at 2:09 AM

    The True Meaning of Christmas is all about The Birth of Christ, Before any questions are brought up. Christmas is based on the Spirit of Gratitude and Generousity How we Christians do special occasions to the children across the world.

  • Barbara December 26, 2013 at 6:52 PM

    Very interesting with all that I read, about the candy cane and the true meaning of Christmas. Had no ideal that we were mocking our lord and savior Jesus Christ.

  • Vance December 26, 2013 at 10:55 AM

    I find this post from facebook as more “in-depth”, yet as plain and straight as easy to grasp.

    The True Meaning of Christ-Mass
    They tell us that it is the season to be jolly. It is a time of ornaments, red
    and green decorations, silver bells, holly, mistletoe and colored lights. It is
    also a time of department store Santas calling out their universal mantra,
    “Ho ho ho, Merry Christmas.” Nearly all of the realm of so-called
    “Christianity” join in and repeat this same greeting, “Merry Christmas!”
    Although we hear these words constantly as they resonate millions of times
    throughout the land, almost nobody understands what they are really
    saying. It is the purpose of this tract to take the words, “Merry Christmas”
    and examine the true meaning and essence of those words.
    A true Christian would want to examine everything they say, because Jesus
    said in Matthew 12:36-37, “But I say unto you, that every idle word that
    men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgement.
    For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be
    condemned.” We will now set aside all of the customs, glitter and traditions
    of Christmas, which were taken from pagan witchcraft and popularized by
    the Roman Catholic Church, and we will focus on the true meaning of the
    words, “Merry Christmas!”
    The word “Merry” is simple to define. It unquestionably means to be happy,
    joyful and light-hearted. The word “merry” fits into the ambience of
    laughter and frivolity. This word “merry” by itself is innocent and innocuous
    enough, but as we will now see, it becomes heinously blasphemous when used
    with the word “Christmas.”
    Here let it be noted that most people think that the word, “Christmas”
    means “the birth of Christ.” By definition, it means “death of Christ”, and I
    will prove it by using the World Book Encyclopedia, the Catholic Encyclopedia,
    and a book entitled, The Mass In Slow Motion.
    If you are an honest, sincere and discerning Christian, please read on; if
    not, you might as well stop right here. The World Book Encyclopedia defines
    “Christmas” as follows: “The word Christmas comes from “Cristes Maesse”,
    an early English phrase that means “Mass of Christ.” (1) It is interesting to
    note that the word “Mass”, as used by the Roman Catholics, has
    traditionally been rejected by the so-called Protestants, such as Lutherans,
    Baptists, Methodists, Presbyterians, Pentecostals and so on. The word
    “Mass” is strictly a Catholic word and thus, so is “Christ-Mass.”
    It would stand to reason, that since all of these denominations love and
    embrace “Christ-Mass”, that December 25th is the great homecoming day,
    when all of the Protestants become Catholic for a day. It would seem that
    all of the so-called “wayward daughters” of the Romish church return to
    their mother, the scarlet harlot. Thus, all of the so-called Protestant
    churches could sing to the Pope that popular song “I’ll be home for
    As previously stated, the word “Mass” in religious usage means a “death
    sacrifice.” The impact of this fact is horrifying and shocking; for when the
    millions of people are saying, “Merry Christmas”, they are literally saying
    “Merry death of Christ!” Furthermore, when the fat man in the red suit
    laughs boisterously and says, “Ho ho ho, Merry Christmas”, he is mocking
    and laughing at the suffering and bleeding Saviour, who died for our sins.
    He does this while parents place their little children into his waiting arms to
    hear his false promises of gifts that he says he will give them. Consider
    what you are saying when you say “Merry Christmas.”
    What is so amusing about our Saviour’s painful death? What is so funny?
    Why is Santa laughing? Why are you going along with it? Your words do
    count and Satan knows it. Yes, the word “Mass” does mean “death
    sacrifice”, and to cement that fact, we will consider the definition of the
    inventors of the religious application of the word “Mass.” I am looking at
    page 537 of the Catholic Encyclopedia, which says, “In the Christian law,
    the supreme sacrifice is that of the Mass.” It goes on to say, “The supreme
    act of worship consists essentially in an offering of a worthy victim to God,
    the offering made by a proper person, as a priest, the destruction of the
    victim.” (2) Please note carefully the word, “victim” of the Mass. The Latin
    word for victim is “Hostia” from which the word “host” is derived. The Mass,
    by definition of those who coined the word, is a sacrifice involving a victim.
    There is no other meaning for the word “Mass” or “Christ-Mass.” On page
    110 of a book entitled “The Mass In Slow Motion”, we find the following
    words: “It is only with the consecration that the sacrifice of the Mass is
    achieved. I have represented the Mass to you, more than once, as a kind of
    ritual dance.” (3)
    In essence, the Mass is the ceremonial slaying of Jesus Christ over and over
    again, followed by the eating of his flesh and the drinking of his blood. The
    Mass is the death sacrifice, and the “Host” is the victim. This is official
    Roman Catholic doctrine, and “Christmas” is a word that they invented.
    Again, I ask, what is so merry about the pain, bleeding, suffering and death
    of Jesus Christ? Satan has done quite a job of getting millions of so-called
    “Christians” to blaspheme. What a deceiver he is.

    • marish lorica December 27, 2013 at 1:31 AM


    • nansommer March 4, 2014 at 10:30 PM

      Great post you found in FB, and thanks for sharing it.

    • Nick C May 26, 2015 at 11:43 AM

      Not exactly sure what you are trying to convey here other than to attack Catholics, and apparently try to start a fight over Transubstantiation? Anglicans and Lutherans also celebrate “Mass” although with a different concept of Eucharist. Are you telling us not celebrate the Birth of Christ as a holiday only because it contains a contraction of the word “Mass” and one which you ascribe only to the “Mass” as defined in Catholic doctrine? That seems to be semantic games only. Do you celebrate at all?

      Additionally, a brief internet search (including most online versions of the “Catholic Encylopaedia” ) do not contain any such language you quote above, except an exact rendition of your language above in many anti-Catholic websites.

  • arendmaatkamp December 25, 2013 at 3:21 PM

    that candy is still poison though ^_^ :-P
    We should develop ratpoison to evangelize with.. “Get rid of your rats like Jesus gets rid of your sins” :P

  • michel December 25, 2013 at 2:47 PM
    forget about the dutch subtitles,its to understand how the enemy works!

  • Martin Pius December 24, 2013 at 9:26 PM

    All needed is clean heart ..filled with joy,hope,and faith for the Grace of the Lord..Merry Christmas everyone

  • Alphonso V. Ramsey December 23, 2013 at 2:26 PM

    The candy maker made the candy in the form of a “J” to represent the precious name of Jesus, who came to earth as our Savior. It could also represent the staff of the Good Shepherd with which He reaches down into the ditches of the world to lift out the fallen lambs who like all sheep have gone astray. Thinking that the candy was somewhat plain, the candy maker stained it with red stripes. He used three small stripes for the blood shed by Christ on the cross. So that we could have the promise of eternal life.

  • shiela December 23, 2013 at 2:37 AM

    Hi jarrid i really like ur religious stuff and inspiring notes.. Hope to meet u in person! always take care, im shiela from philippines :-)

  • RJ Clark December 22, 2013 at 8:29 PM

    If I remember right, not only does the red symbolize the shed blood, but the white represent’s Christ’s purity :) Merry Christmas!

    • RJ Clark December 22, 2013 at 8:30 PM


    • RJ Clark December 22, 2013 at 8:32 PM

      Oh wow I’m smart…I completely missed where he wrote that in the article…oops…

  • alyssa December 22, 2013 at 2:13 AM

    And the red stripe represents the blood that Jesus shed for us

  • Bridget Appiah December 21, 2013 at 8:49 PM

    I had know idea about the candy canes. Thank you for the message. I had got consumed in gift giving and being upset about my grades and this woke me up. Thank you Pastor Wilson!

  • Kailie December 21, 2013 at 8:41 PM

    Isn’t the red on candy canes also suppose to represent the blood that he shed for us?

  • Heather December 21, 2013 at 7:05 PM

    I also heard the other day, the 3 small lines on a candy cane represents, the Father, the Son & the Holy Spirit. Neat stuff! Merry Christmas!

  • juana December 21, 2013 at 6:46 PM

    very neat. didnt knw all that

  • Donna Shepherd December 21, 2013 at 6:45 PM

    Jesus was born in April, is this right? Merry Christmas

    • Codie December 23, 2013 at 9:09 PM

      He was born in the Fall…During Sukkot…the Feast of Tabernacles

    • Danny December 27, 2013 at 2:06 AM

      No, he isn’t

  • Travis Brown December 21, 2013 at 6:44 PM

    this is awsom

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