Christmas Is A National Holiday

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Christmas Is A National Holiday

Christmas was declared a national holiday by Ulysses S. Grant in 1870.
"It's Jesus' Birthday it has to be a holiday."

Why Do We Celebrate Jesus' Birthday?

God didn't tell us to celebrate Christmas, so why are Christians doing this?

Why do we celebrate a child's birthday? Why do we celebrate a loved one's birthday? Is it not to remember and cherish the significance of the event? What other event throughout all time is more significant than the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ? It marks the arrival of Immanuel, God With Us, the Word Become Flesh, the Savior of the World—his is the most significant birth ever. It is the central event in all of history. Time chronicles backward and forward from this moment. I find myself wanting to ask, how can we fail to remember this day with great joy and reverence? How can we not celebrate Christmas? Why do we so often hesitate to wish people a Merry Christmas and instead wish them a Happy Holiday????  

Remember the reason for the season.


    Today your savior is born in the city of David. He is Christ the Lord.

 

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Debbie Reynolds
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Beth, I know there are many that do not know why we have this holiday or the real meaning of the day. May you have a very Blessed Christmas.

Dec 21, 2013 11:11 PM #1
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Roy Kelley
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I did not know that Grant was the one that declared Christmas to be a national holiday. 

Have a Very Merry Christmas! 

Dec 22, 2013 01:13 AM #2
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Beth, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family!  Our society has made it sometimes challenging to say what we REALLY need to be saying.

Dec 22, 2013 04:37 AM #3
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Michael J. Perry
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U.S.Grant would find himself not being POLITICALLY CORRECT in today's world ! Sad !

Dec 22, 2013 07:55 AM #4
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I was not aware that Grant was the one that made Christmas a National Holiday. It is unfortunate there are those that want to eliminate Christmas, not going to happen.

Make it a great week!

Dec 22, 2013 06:48 PM #5
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Beautiful post, Beth - Maybe Christmas doesn't come in packages, said the Grinch. Maybe it's a little bit more.

Dec 23, 2013 09:14 PM #6
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