Why Do We Celebrate Christmas on December 25th?
When my children were very young, I missed the Christmas atmosphere from my childhood. The pageantry, the music, the stained glass windows and the golden leaf decorated altar of the Catholic churches and the solemnity and piety of the nuns in the convents when visiting for Pastorelas and Posadas. It all made an imprint in my spiritual being, and I wanted my children to experience it.
And as I have established before talking about “Las Posadas”. While I was working as a librarian of a school district, Christmas was a time for Frosty the Snowmen, Christmas trees, Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, and Santa Claus, but there was no mention of the reason to celebrate Christmas: The birth of Jesus Christ. Even today, if you search for “Christmas” the first results you will get have nothing to do with Jesus Christ.