The Historical Background of Christmas:
Christmas is believed by most to be the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. The majority of so-called Christian religions accept Christmas as an essential part of their traditions, and few ever question when or how the whole observance actually started. The annual customs of gift-giving, festivity, lights and decorated trees are supposedly in honor of the nativity of the Son of God, but a look at historical information, coupled with Biblical facts, proves otherwise. Although it is considered to be religious in origin, this holiday is deeply rooted in ancient pagan rituals and is not supported by the teachings of the Bible.