Christians celebrate Christmas following a declaration by Emperor Justinian of Rome in 324 A.D., which recognized Dec. 25 as a state holiday. This declaration came after Christianity had taken over as the state religion ... More » World View Religion Christianity

Christians celebrate Christmas to rejoice over the birth of Jesus Christ, who is believed to be the son of God. Others celebrate Christmas as a season of love, family and joy as well as a day of giving and receiving gift... More »

A primary reason people celebrate Christmas is to honor the birth of Jesus Christ, the savior in the Christian religion. Some people celebrate Christmas as a traditional family holiday, even though they may not believe s... More » Holidays & Celebrations Holidays Christmas

Christmas began as a celebration of the nativity story of Jesus in Rome in 354. It had been celebrated even earlier by Christians in the East, but they incorporated it into their Epiphany celebration on Jan. 6, which foc... More »

Christians celebrate the religious holiday of Christmas in many ways, including Nativity plays, special church services, singing Christmas carols and exchanging gifts. Families often have many personal traditions since t... More »

Catholics celebrate Christmas by attending mass on the holy days of obligation on Christmas day (December 25th) and on Mother Mary's feast day (January 1st), as well as celebrating with Advent candles, nativity scenes an... More »

Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or Mormons, do celebrate Christmas to commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ. Mormons believe in the Christmas story as described in the gospels of the Bible. Th... More »