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.