1–Christmas Facts: the “X” comes from the Greek letter Chi, which is the first letter of the Greek word Χριστός, translated as “Christ”.
There is a common misconception that the word Xmas stems from a secular attempt to remove the religious tradition from Christmas by taking the “Christ” out of “Christmas”
2–Christmas Fact #2 please don’t get mad just in fun no legalism here. 🙂 There is no mention in scripture about 3 wise men there could have been 300 and when they finally found Jesus he was a toddler around 2 years old so much for the traditional nativity scene.
3–Christmas Fact #3 December 25th would not be Jesus real birthday more like around the 29th of Sept. The Shepherds still kept their flock by night and it was during the time of taxation. Don’t get mad no legalism here. : )
4–Christmas Fact #4 There were actually 12 days originally called the feast of Saturnalia (worship of the sun god) then it was changed by Constantine the Roman emperor in his attempt to make everything christian into the Mass of Christ the birthday of Jesus. don’t get mad now just a bit of history:)
5–Christmas Fact #5 Make the most of this season enjoy it give to those in need, be sensitive to the hurting, let others know about the unconditional incredible love of Jesus, and may all make room for Him as our King of Kings and Lord of Lords peace for all men.
6–Christmas Fact #6 Mary was in her mid-teens a virgin meaning she never had sex then she conceived of the Holy Spirit so she supplied the egg, but the seed came from God, that is why Jesus blood is pure and holy it was God’s blood.
7–Christmas fact #7 The first ones to hear the Angels sing and know that a change had come was the shepherds keeping their flock in the night..think about that a little a real shepherd always sees him first.
8–Christmas Fact # 8 No one should be manipulated or have stress put on them to perform financially or otherwise because of this season, a market driven society will always use whatever to make a sell this season is their biggest time of year, so be transparent if you can’t you can’t.
9–Christmas Fact #9 When John the baptist was born God named him not after Zachariah “God remembers” or Elizabeth “God is my oath” but John meaning God is gracious, saying God’s grace not logic is what prepares the way for the coming of the Christ.
10–Christmas fact #10 In reality Jesus was never in Christmas so we can’t keep him in it, but he is in you, He is in love, in giving, in family, in joy and in the smiles of little children and with those who are broken and lonely He is everything we really want Christmas to be and why so many love this season.
Scott Stimson Sr.