December 25, 2012
Is It REALLY Happy Birthday to Jesus Today?
- It would have been too cold outside in December for the shepherds to have been abiding in the fields.
- It's really just the Catholic Church usurping and replacing the pagan feast of Saturnalia.
- The Church just wanted to combat the pagan superstitions associated with the Winter Solstice.
- Etc., etc., etc.
Well, here's a (bit lengthy, but thorough and concise) explanation as to exactly why the Church set the feast day for the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ squarely on December 25th:
So celebrate with confidence and enjoy!