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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

A D-Xirable Holiday Season! Christmas!

In continuation to my previous blog entry, the next holiday is Christmas.

What's Christmas and why is it celebrated?

Christmas or the "Mass Of Christ" is the anniversary of the birth of Jesus of Nazareth (Jesus Christ), a spiritual leader whose teachings form the basis of the Christian religion. It's celebrated on December 25th. Popular customs include exchanging gifts, decorating Christmas trees, attending church, sharing meals with family and friends and, of course, waiting for "Santa Claus" to arrive.

The Christmas Miracle

According to popular tradition, the birth of Jesus Christ took place in a stable, surrounded by farm animals. A manger is mentioned in Luke 2:7, where it states Mary "wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn". Early iconographic representations of the nativity placed the animals and manger within a cave (located under the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem), not a stable.
Shepherds from the fields surrounding Bethlehem were told of the birth by an angel, and were the first to see the child. Three kings or wise men (named Melchior, Caspar, and Balthazar) visited the infant Jesus in the manger who brought gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh to the young child Jesus. The visitors were following a mysterious star, commonly known as the Star of Bethlehem, believing it to announce the birth of a king of the Jews.

An image of the Christmas Miracle

An image of the Christmas Miracle

A Christmas Dinner

Christmas cookies for "Santa"

A Christmas Tree with presents or gifts around it


A Very Merry Christmas to everyone that celebrates it! :)

Love always,
LaTasha B.
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2 comments:

  1. Have a great Christmas sweetie!!!
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    1. Awww... Aurelia!!! Thank you so much!!! I hope you have a very Merry Christmas honey!!! :)
      Love always,
      LaTasha B.
      x0x0x0x

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