Christmas Day – which is an Octave, an eight-day celebration, from 25 December through the 1st of January, is the celebration of the birth of Our Blessed Saviour into the world to save us.
The season of Christmas lasts an entire 12 days from 25 December until the Epiphany on 6 January, when we celebrate Christ’s manifestation to all people in His Birth with the Wise Man acknowledging Him, His Baptism in the Jordan River, and His manifestation of His first miracle at the wedding of Cana.
Important facts about Christmas
Christmas is the Good News that our God has come to earth to save us all from our sins. The only thing we need to do is to repent and follow Him, receiving His saving grace in His Sacraments which He instituted for our salvation, and performing the good deeds which He has prepared for us to walk in.
Christmas is one of those auspicious festivals that bring about the joy and merriment of the winter season. It is believed by many that Jesus Christ was born on this day and hence the name of the festival. Churches are adorned with glory on the day of Christmas and feasts are arranged on Christmas Eve.
Christmas is truly one of the most popular and majorly celebrated festivals all over the world with people from both Christian and non-Christian communities taking part in the celebrations. Though Christmas is primarily observed to commemorate the birth of Jesus, it is widely celebrated for a number of additional reasons. A few of those reasons include homecoming, family get-togethers, feasts and exchange of gifts.
Myths about Christmas
Christmas has gained immense popularity as a major festival because it is the sole celebration of the winter holiday season, thus, bestowing people a reason to get out of their home and enjoy the chill of December.
One of the most popular myths associated with Christmas is about a big fat man named Santa Clause dressed in red and white robes who rides a sleigh run by reindeers bringing gifts for children at midnight of Christmas Eve.
Christmas 2019 WhatsApp & FB Status
Mail your packages early so the post office can lose them in time for Christmas. – Johnny Carson
Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful. – Norman Vincent Peale
That’s the true spirit of Christmas; people being helped by people other than me. – Jerry Seinfeld
There’s something about a Christmas sweater that will always make me laugh. – Kristen Wiig
Christmas Messages / SMS
- May the Christmas season fill your home with joy, your heart with love and your life with laughter. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and we look forward to seeing you in 2020.
- Warmest thoughts and best wishes for a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year. May peace, love, and prosperity follow you always.
- Now that the kids are out of the house, you can rest easy for Christmas! Wishing you a relaxing and stress-free holiday.
- Hooray, it’s the holidays! I hope you have a great Christmas, and I can’t wait to celebrate the New Year with you!
I always feel like a kid again when Christmas comes around. You know what that means… Let’s get up to some holiday mischief!