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December 25 May Be Christmass, but it is NOT Christ’s Birthday

I must make a confession; I have officially entered my least favorite time of the year.  In one 24 hour period I go from enjoying my favorite holiday to dealing with the day I despise the most—black Friday.  Everything I hate about Christmas starts on the day after Thanksgiving and ends around New Years Day.  I know that Almighty God never intended His Son’s so called birthday to be the reason for promoting unbridled covetousness.  At least in the old days, Christmas was a time to share hearts, fellowship and love, instead of elaborate decorations, huge credit card bills and one party after another.  Unfortunately those old days have long ago evaporated.

Any Biblical scholar, who knows anything about dating, knows that it was impossible for Jesus to be born on December 25th.  With even a small amount of honest research, one can easily see that Jesus was born during the feast of Tabernacles which is always in September or October.  Debating the exact date of an event God deliberately kept secret is not the purpose of this post.  If God wanted His Son’s birthday celebrated, He most certainly would have given undeniable evidence as to its date.  He didn’t because it is not the date that is important, but the event.

As far as we know, the only people who knew exactly when and where our Savior was born were some shepherds who were watching over their flocks on the hills outside Bethlehem.  An angel came to these most humble of men and told them the glad tidings of the Messiah’s birth.  Of all the people who could have witnessed the event, God chose some obscure shepherds.  David was an obscure shepherd also, and God chose him to become king of Israel.

The “wise men” didn’t show up the night Jesus was born.  Good grief, they didn’t make it until Jesus was perhaps two years old.  There were no jet airplanes or high speed trains in those days.  It took a long time to get a camel to go thousands of miles.  By the time the “wise men” arrived, Jesus was a young child according to Matthew 2:11.  Of course this truth, along with all the other truths regarding the birth of Jesus, has been hidden behind the curtains of religious tradition.  We most certainly cannot have the wise men showing up two or three years later, for all the nativity scenes would have to be redone.

There is no holiday which has more worthless tradition than Christmass.  December 25th was the most pagan date of the year.  It was chosen as the date of Jesus’ birth to conform to pagan traditions.  Hey, we need to select a date to celebrate mass honoring the birth of Jesus; why not select the one everyone knows already even if is 100% pagan in nature.  Thus December 25 became the date everyone worships as Jesus Birthday.  It is not, never has been and never will be.  Amazingly, there is a possibility that the conception of Jesus might have been on or near December 25, but most certainly not his birth.

Who wants to celebrate Christmass in September?  It is still warm in September.  We can’t have our white Christmass complete with snowmen and one horse open sleighs and Bing Crosby singing in the background.  No, it is not right to have Christmass in September for it must be after Halloween and Thanksgiving.  September is for Labor Day and back to school sales, not Christmas sales.  Oh my, if Christmass was in September, “black Friday” would have to be in August.  Who wants to go Christmass shopping in the middle of summer?

Let’s be honest about this most treasured holiday.  It is a 100% pagan date that should be celebrated by pagans.  If a Christian wants to celebrate the birth of Jesus, then he needs to set aside a day in September or October and remember the significance of our Lord’s birth.  After the shepherds went and saw the baby Jesus with Mary and Joseph, it says in Luke 2:20:

“And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them”.

This would be an appropriate thing to do.  Take a day and glorify and praise God for all the things we have seen and heard concerning Jesus Christ our Savior.  No national holiday, no pageants or special services, no lights or decorations would be needed or allowed; only a special time to pause and remember the significance of our Savior’s birth.

I do not understand why Christians who know the truth about Christmass are so timid to share it.  December 25th is a pagan holiday to be celebrated by pagans who wish to honor their gods.  Why on earth would a Christian want to share fully in this silliness.  Tradition does not make something true.  To the contrary, most traditions fly directly in the face of truth.  Matthew 15 absolutely makes this point crystal clear.

I know this post might ignite a firestorm of controversy. “How dare someone trample on the most sacred of all ‘Christian’ holidays?”  “Christians should celebrate December 25 whether it is Jesus’ birthday or not, because of principle.”  What principle is that, I ask?  Should we as Christians always lower our standards of truth to appease the unbeliever?  Whatever happened to upholding the truth and thus giving the unbeliever something to rise up to?

Will I put a tree and lights and stockings in a few days?  Yes, I probably will.  Not as any kind of religious celebration but because my wife enjoys them.  These decorations bring back fond memories of a long distant age of innocence regarding Christmass.  Her birthday is December 5, and I usually put up the decorations as a birthday present to her.  Some may think this hypocritical, but I think of it as harmless décor.  We do not “celebrate” Christmass, nor do we spend a bunch of money on gifts that are totally ignored and forgotten by New Year’s Day.  We just happen to enjoy a silly tree decorated with silly little ornaments and a few lights.  It helps brighten the darkest time of the year and generate a little warmth when it is so cold.

Let the pagan’s keep Christmass or whatever they want to call it.  December 25th is not a day God ever intended to be celebrated by His people.  As absurd as it sounds, if Christians really do want a day set aside to celebrate the birth of Jesus, then start a movement to establish a date in the fall of the year as “Jesus birth recognition day”.  It would be strictly a “religious” day set aside to honor the introduction of God’s light into this dark world.  No big sales, no trees, no lights, no gift exchanging, no cards sent, no masses and no compromising to the world.  In reality, the very best date would be the date which corresponds with Jewish Feast of Tabernacles each year. 

While those around me run themselves ragged this coming month trying to catch the elusive “Christmass Spirit”; I prefer to spend my time doing what I do just about every other month—trying to be a good and upright believer.  In this wonderful season of maxing out credit cards, eating oneself to heart attacks and running to and fro like mice in a maze; I pray that we, God’s people, choose to only casually participate in this insane holiday.  Please, for your credit card, heart and sanity’s sake; remember that Almighty God does not celebrate December 25th as anything other than just another day in paradise.

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16 Responses to “December 25 May Be Christmass, but it is NOT Christ’s Birthday”


  1. 1 kip
    December 1, 2007 at 12:53 pm

    You’ve got the facts right. But don’t you know Christmas is an American holiday? We are a Christian-Capitalist Society; President Bush will tell you so. Christmas is the perfect observation of serving Mammon and God at the same time.
    Good old Constantine invented Christianity; a combination of religion and politics, MasterCard just improved on a good thing.

  2. 2 Candace
    December 6, 2007 at 3:53 am

    Thank you so very much for an honest & scriptual look at Dec 25th. Too many Christians are trapped in this pagan celebration. Someone has to be a cryer on the wall. The hour is getting late & few are ready. All Agape, Candace

  3. 3 Herbert Vego
    December 18, 2007 at 1:11 pm

    I haven’t read any evidence to prove that December 25 is Jesus Christ’s birthday. Even Christianity is misleading the very people it teaches not to lie for the sake of its survival. So many have come to profit from Christ. There’s already one pastor here in the Philippines who moved out of his sect allegedly because Jesus had appointed him the new Son of God, making Jesus no longer Son but the Father.

  4. 4 charli
    December 22, 2007 at 11:22 am

    I think it would be absolutely great if we could start a movement to get Christians to acknowledge Christ’s rightful “approximate” day of birth….somewhere near the end of September, I think.
    And take back ownership over a day that stores, brand names, and culture have commercialized to death. Just a day of peaceful,reflection of what a glorious and awesome day that was…. the day our Savior, Lord and King entered the world. I don’t understand why churches still go “with the flow” of misleading people. Because not all Christians do know that His b-day was not in December. Although the general idea of recognizing His birth is overall more important, the secular, media crazed world we live in has ambushed a day of Holy celebration as their own. Empowered by people who celebrate the day that aren’t even believers to begin with.

    Well I guess I just needed to vent…sry folks. Keep your spirits high, for it is what is in the heart that God is looking at, your true motives that man cannot always see.
    p.s.: to the author: thank you for standing up for what is right and speaking out where many have remained silent.
    God Bless 🙂

  5. 5 outtahere!
    December 24, 2007 at 11:39 pm

    I think Dec 25th is the birthday of “The Krist” and should be celebrated as such. All of the “god-men saviours” before Jesus was given the title ( Mithras,Tammuz,Dionysis.et all) were all born that day in a cave to a “perpetual virgin” were good shepards etc, etc, etc.) so why should Jesus not be included??

    God does not accidently compare men to sheep…………………….!

  6. March 31, 2008 at 7:12 am

    Thankyou for your insight i myself have recently discovered that christmas,easter ,birthdays are ALL PAGAN holidays.More christians need to be aware and to speak out against the participation of satanic pagan practices.My pastor told me that she knew it was pagan,but it was okay to practise these filthy holidays.these practices are an abomination to god he does not condone worshiop to other gods.Thankyou for posting these things dont take this the wrong way but if you look up jeremiah 10 1-4 you will find that christmas trees may be more harmful than you thought love in christ i pray the posters of this site will share this info with others in christ.

  7. 7 Philip
    December 9, 2008 at 9:04 am

    Really enlightening! Just want to add- Immaculate Conception, if i am not mistaken, is the date when Jesus was conceived by the Virgin Mary, free from sin. This is celebrated on Dec.8th, if so, nine months after this date is September!

    • 8 Neal Hightower
      December 6, 2011 at 1:46 am

      The Catholic celebration of the Immaculate Conception, is the virgin conception of the blessed Virgin Mary, on December 8th, instead of the often mistaken conception of Jesus Christ. Catholics celebrate March 25th, as the Immaculate Conception of Jesus, when in actuality March 25th is revered by the early church fathers right after the death of the Apostles, as the date of Christ’s crucifixion. Christ’s Immaculate Conception according to the information presented by St. Augustine in “Dei Civitas,” would have been late August, early September, if it was a normal human birth, which it was not, rather a virgin birth, so only God knows for sure the exact date of the Immaculate Conception of Jesus Christ.

  8. 9 Johnny B-Good
    December 22, 2009 at 7:23 am

    Right on! This really sheds some excellent light on the subject of why a pagan holiday was chosen and all the confusion that comes with, including black jack, tic-tac, spend your money and please come back, Friday. As another poster pointed out, Christmas is an American holiday that is promoted before we can ever sit down and give thanks, for Thanksgiving. Let’s just cut out Halloween, another pagan day and jump straight into Christmas. There is a reason why we don’t know the exact day of Jesus’ birth and there is a reason why science will never be able to explain…wait, I’m going to use the word, mysteries!

  9. 10 Jerry Rowe
    December 27, 2009 at 10:07 am

    There is no evident date in the Bible that which Jesus was born, but we are still happy to have a Merry Christmas on December 25th annually.

  10. 11 Neal Hightower
    December 6, 2011 at 1:37 am

    St. Augustine stated in “Dei Civitas,’ “The City of God,” that the early church fathers revered May as the month in which Jesus Christ was born. Yes, the Crhistmas season is practiced for the most part as a pagan rite, similar to the Nordic people, with christmas trees, worshipping Saint Nicholas, a pagan practice adopted by the church, all for the giving and receiving of gifts. No genunie christian could indulge in such surfeit eating habits, alcohol consumption, covetousness, greed, lust, lies, deceit, knowing that the majority world population goes to bed hungry nighty, 1 out of 3 are obese, children being sexually molested a common practice, money worshipped as the god of the land, etc. The christian church has morphed into a disgrace for anyone that truely loves the Lord, as it is dishonest, ruled by the charlatan consciousness, alcoholism, gluttony, sexual infidelity, money lovers, adulterers, power mongers. May the grace and love of our Lord Jesus Christ be with the true saints to reject the lie of December 25th as the birth of Christ, and to make it known to the world that he was born in May. Amen!

  11. 12 Ralph Finley
    December 30, 2011 at 4:14 am

    You have presented what a lot of people are starting to note —especially the concern over the emphasis on commercialism and very little on the messiah. However, there are some who do attempt to scholarly argue for a December 25 day. Check out the following by Kenneth Doig: http://doig.net/NTC07.htm followed by NTCO8.htm and NTC09.htm ending with NTC10.htm.
    Enjoy your read.

  12. 13 Amanda Williams
    October 22, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    The date may well be incorrect but what realy matters is that we ALL remember Him,and if Christmas helps people to do this,does the date realy matter? If people spent less time arguing over dates and details,we would all get along much better,was that not the origional plan?

  13. December 13, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    what ever the date may be….?? It’s quiet clear that Jesus was born….it’s not a matter of the right date, time and day…………..the important thing is that we acknowledge Jesus was born in a certain time. He was born in a manger to redeem the entire nations…..

  14. 15 jesusweetheart
    December 26, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    thanks for the share, I honestly didn’t know that Dec 25th wasn’t the day and truth that the wise men visited Jesus when He was 2…. was not expected at all….

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