The Origin of Christmas
Christmas Day-December 25-which celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ， the founder of the Christian religion， is the biggest and best-loved holiday in the United States.
According to the Bible， the holy book of Christians， God decided to allow his only son， Jesus Christ， to be born to a human mother and live on earth so that people could understand God better and learn to love God and each other more. "Christmas"- meaning "celebration of Christ "- honors the time when Jesus was born to a young Jewish woman Mary.
Mary was engaged to be married to Joseph， a carpenter， but before they came together， she was found to be with child. Because Joseph， her husband， was a righteous man and did not want to expose her to public disgrace， he had in mind to divorce her quietly. But after he had considered this， an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said， "Do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife， because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son， and you are to give him the name Jesus， because he will save his people from their sins."
Although the exact date of the birth of Jesus nearly 2，000 years ago is not known， the calendar on the supposed date divides all time into B.C. (Before Christ )and A.D. ( a Latin phrase， Anno Domini， "in the year of our Lord.")For the first 300 years， Jesus’ birthday was celebrated on different dates. Finally， in the year 354， church leaders chose December 25 as his birthday.
The Christmas day is the Christianity world greatest holiday.why can decide as December 25 Christmas day? Because December 25 is Jesus's birthday. the westerner take red, green, white tricolor as the Christmas color. What is red is the Christmas flower and the Christmas candle. What green is the Christmas tree. What red and white intersection is Santa Claus, he is the character who the Christmas day moves most receives welcome. In the West, acts Santa Claus is also one kind of custom. the Christmas song mainly has three, one is "Christmas Eve"; One is "Listens, Angel Newspaper Good news"; Third is "Bell Makes a sound Dingdong". the foreign country's Christmas day is equal to China's Spring Festival is equally important.
圣诞节的故事/The Christmas story
One day ,long ago ,a litter baby was born.His name was Jesus.
Jesus was a special baby.Mang people say he was the son of God.
Think that he is born in the sky having a new come into being, and evasive intense star brilliant rays occasionally. Have had three sages to follow person star brilliant rays , have found Jesus. They have brought about the peculiar gift, and have foretold that Jesus grows up may become a great people the day afer tomorrow.
Jesus has become great one teacher after growing up, he has taught people loving God heartily , shown loving care for each other.
Afterwards,Jesus is envied and hated because of meeting with Judaism upper strata, the nail is suffered calamities on the cross , the at last is passed away by evil person.
People hangs with the star in the Christmas tree top for the thing commemorating Jesus , when Christmas Day , people give present each other.
Merry Christmas and happy New Year!
Wishing you peace, joy and happiness through Christmas and the coming year.
May you have the best Christmas ever.
Peace and love for you at Christmas from all your students.
Wishing you and yours a merry christmas this holiday season.
Your entire staff wishes you and yours a most happy christmas.
Hope all your christmas dreams come true!
Wishing you a blessed Christmas and a New Year filled with happy surprises.
Merry Christmas to the world's best parents!
Season's greetings to my dearest parents!
At Christmas and always, may peace and love fill your heart, beauty fill your world,and contentment and joy fill your days.
May the warmest wishes, happy thoughts and friendly greetings come at Christmas and stay with you all the year through.
13.Wishing you all the blessings of a beautiful Christmas season.
14.May its blessings lead into a wonderful year for you and all whom you hold dear.
15.To wish you special joy at the holidays and all year.